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Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan

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Submitted by Anonymous 
(Apr 04, 2003)

Having waited for so long for the latest in the WoT series to come out, I must say I was a little disappointed. Although I enjoyed reading it, I felt that not much happened to advance the story. It was about 3/4 of the way through the book before Rand came into the story. The writing was very good as usual but the story seems no closer to completion and not enough questions from the previous book were answered.

Submitted by Dominus 
(Apr 04, 2003)

Reread the whole series, then read this one, and, having high hopes, was even more disappointed. I would have to say that this book by far is the worst one of the WoT, going nowhere. Useless conversations and character thoughts abound, with no point and no relief making this whole book a waste. If you want to see more character depth, you should read these, but otherwise, you could skip this entire book other than the last few pages and be entirely able to understand what is going on in book 11. Pitiful.

Submitted by Ralph 
(Apr 04, 2003)

I've never read a book before where nothing happens. This book is a total zero. The earlier books of the series were fast paced, well written, and full of action. As the series progressed the time between books lengthened and the pace slowed. This last book goes nowhere. Jorden obviously intends to have a 50 book series. At the present pace he will have to live untill he is 150 years old to finish it. I'll never live long enough to see the end of the story so I guess I'll give up. Too bad, Jordan had a winner going until he got greedy.

Submitted by Joshua 
(Apr 04, 2003)

I recently picked up this book and have to agree with all other reviews - not worth buying. The only part of the storyline that advances in the slightest is following Matt - but this covers only about 10 pages of worthwhile material in a book that is over 600 pages long.

Almost every chapter could have been condensed to a single page (or less) and have been contained within the same chapter - as almost the entire book was revolved around everyone's reaction to what happened at the end of book nine.

Not to mention that the ones that you would fully expect to have a response to the said event - do not even give a hint that anything happened.

I certainly hope that book 11 is much much much better, otherwise I know that by time book 12 comes out I won't even remember that I had wanted to finish reading this series.

Submitted by Anonymous 
(Apr 04, 2003)

I am disgusted at my addiction to this series which is rapidly decending into garbage. I have been reading this series since I was twelve and have defended the length of Jordans writing when it seemed inexcusible. Now I have finally lost hope. The tempting offer of the first chapter led me to believe something about the tale of Tuon and Mat would unfold in the thick pages of this latest (pricey) volume.
However like all the rest of the storylines the book wasted many pages ( and trees) on nothing, rather a boring and obvious review of the lesser characters reaction to the events of the previous book. That was terrible. I did not wait a year to read how surprised people were at the use of such a vast amount of power ( R&N cleansing the source)of to find out that Mat's hip hurt!! I feel totally let down and am horrified that no doubt in two years when Jordan release his next offering I will feel that same glimmer of hope that this time it might actually be brilliant. Heres to hope!!

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