Home Literature Stories Movies Games Comics Blogs News Discussion Forum Art Gallery
  Science Fiction and Fantasy News
Esslemont's Stonewielder Prologue and Cover (07-26)
Deals and Deliveries (9!!!) (09-12)
Iron Man: Femmes Fatales by Robert Greenberger (09-12)
Indiana Jones and the Army of the Dead by Steve Pe (09-12)

Official sffworld Reviews
Big Time, The by Fritz Leiber (05-29 - Book)
Rogue Clone by Steven L. Kent (05-25 - Book)
The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig (05-21 - Book)
The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith (05-17 - Book)


Author

Site Index

Book Reviews and Comments    Bookmark and Share

Page 2 of 11

Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan



(159 ratings)

Submit Review / Comment

More reviews by author
A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

Submitted by Bryan Larsen 
(May 11, 2005)

I started the Wheel of Time series ages ago. After reading the first book I was in awe of the grandeur of this tale. So much happened! In the first book alone! Naturally, I started my Wheel of Time collection then and there. After reading the boring, waste of time and effort that is Crossroads of Twilight I've realized what a waste this series has become. So much time passes between books that any character beyond the main dozen or so have gotten lost in this vast story. The characters I've been truly interested in are spoken of around once every 400 pages or so. This book more than any of the others has been a wasted effort by Robert Jordan. I assume at this point he must be laughing all the way to the bank. Mr. Jordan, take the hint from your readers: end the series! I haven't spoken with a single person who found Crossroads of Twilight even slightly interesting. Honestly, I've held on to my hope that the books will pick up again with each new novel, but, with the exception of Winter's Heart, it hasn't happened. At least give us an idea of how many books there will be. I, for one, have given up on the series. I don't intend to pick up another Robert Jordan novel until the series finale is published. Even then, I'm not sure I'll be able to work my way through another Crossroads of Twilight, so please, I beg of you, give your faithful readers some hope that an end is in sight!


Submitted by MC Spearing 
(Apr 19, 2005)

I gaze thoughtfully at the hefty volume of Jordan's Crossroads of Twilight before me. It calls to me, "Michael, heave forth thy review!" What can I do but comply? The bulky, broad tome squats in my livingroom with Berber carpeting ponderously froglike on the lightly scarred cherry end table that we bought for $14.75 at an afternoon yard sale on North Bishop Street in Bellefonte six years ago on August 9th. It was muggy and hot that day, and rain was in the forecast. Winds were from the southeast. This book, tenth in the redoubtable collection thus far, wears a fanciful clay-based cover with lavender letters emblazoned high across its glossy embossed surface. Although the grass depicted in the cover art is off green (sort of like split pea soup), there are at least six oak-looking trees standing sturdily shoulder to shoulder in the background, and this is interesting because there are six horsies there, too! Think of that, will you? The folk on the horses on the cover on the grass in front of the trees deck out nattily in frilly shirts or tunics, or bodices, some with lace, some with out lace, some fastened high and some -- you guessed it -- fastened low. There are white bone buttons and brown stone buttons and buttons made of wood. There are pants, leggings, pantaloons, boots, shoes, pumps, flats, caps, hats, gloves, belts and buckles galore, not to mention rings, bracelets, nose and tongue-bobs. Leather abounds, but -- oh ho! -- there are brocades and silks in purplish colors as well as in bluish hues. Well, there it is. I left out the travelogue stuff, but, hey, the important and most exciting things of this string of novels long ago swallowed up in the quicksand of endlessly over-description and wallowing, circular, plodding, meandering plots are all here. PS -- Don't even buy the paperback.


Submitted by Jack 
(Mar 10, 2005)

This book starts well enough as Jordan introduces some interesting new characters but he´s just repeating his infuriating trick of starting a new plotline in the prologue and not returning to it later in the book. He did this as well in Path of Daggers. I remember reading that one in 1998. It´s now 2005 and we´ve seen next to nothing of the borderland army since. Hardly surprising though when you consider Mat arrived in Ebou Dar in 1994 and didn't leave until 2002. When you consider the super fast pace of the first five books, you wonder how did it come to this. Not much happens in Crossroads. The most interesting chapter is Gathering Darkness. The rest is just the usual rubbish about women having baths and deciding what they´re going to wear.


Submitted by bustereq 
(Jun 20, 2004)

I thought Wheel of time was a great series. As I kept reading the series I realized that Jordan hooked us all in, with a good book or two and is now milking this for all it is worth.

I can hear his editor saying "They're all best sellers. Can you stretch please this trilogy over 20 volumes, we'll all get rich. You don't even need to expand on the story line, just fill in the gaps with worthless filler".

My advice to anyone who hasn't purchased this book/series yet - don't bother. I've become so bored with this series that I' m putting it aside, I don' t even care how it ends any more.


Submitted by 08atisde@gaggle.net 
(Jun 20, 2004)

Out of the whole Wheel of Time series, I think this was the worst book. It didn't flow and NOTHING happened except for Egwene's dumb mistake in the last three pages. Mat and Tuon didn't get together, Perrin didn't rescue Faile, Elayne didn't become Queen, Rand didn't do anything...etc. The only thing that made me give it at least a 2 is the reactions everybody had about the Cleansing, that was good the way it all linked together. Seriously, the next book better be really good if only to make up for this one.


Next Page

Page - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11





Sponsor ads

 

Latest

The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize!
05-31 - News
Stephen King's Joyland UK Promotion
05-30 - News
UK Publisher of Stephen King’s New Novel Unusual Promotion
05-30 - News
Big Time, The by Fritz Leiber
05-29 - Book Review
Rogue Clone by Steven L. Kent
05-25 - Book Review
The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig
05-21 - Book Review
The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith
05-17 - Book Review

05-10 - News
The Tyrant's Law by Daniel Abraham
05-04 - Book Review
Galaxy's Edge 1 by Mike Resnick
04-28 - Book Review
Poison by Sarah Pinborough
04-21 - Book Review
Bullington, Beukes and Bacigalupi event
04-19 - News
The City by Stella Gemmell
04-17 - Book Review
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
04-15 - Book Review
Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell
04-09 - Book Review
Frank Hampson: Tomorrow Revisited by Alastair Crompton
04-07 - Book Review
The Forever Knight by John Marco
04-01 - Book Review
Book of Sith - Secrets from the Dark Side by Daniel Wallace
03-31 - Book Review
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
03-25 - Book Review
Fade to Black by Francis Knight
03-13 - Book Review
The Clone Republic by Steven L. Kent
03-12 - Book Review
The Burn Zone by James K. Decker
03-06 - Book Review
A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz
03-04 - Book Review
Blood's Pride by Evie Manieri
02-28 - Book Review
Excerpt: River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay
02-27 - Article
Tales of Majipoor by Robert Silverberg
02-24 - Book Review
American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett
02-20 - Book Review
Evie Manieri Guest Post
02-19 - Article
The Grim Company by Luke Scull
02-17 - Book Review
Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein
02-11 - Book Review

New Forum Posts




About - Advertising - Contact us - RSS - For Authors & Publishers - Contribute / Submit - Privacy Policy - Community Login
Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use. The contents of this webpage are copyright © 1997-2011 sffworld.com. All Rights Reserved.