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Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan

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Submitted by Anonymous 
(Apr 04, 2003)

This was a reasonably good novel. It wasn't the best in the series, but it was far from the worst. I felt there was a great deal of character developement, particularly with the character of Perrin. This book seems to be a bit more harsh in lessons and introduces some interesting plot elements. All in all, Jordan put out a quality novel, nothing spectacular, but it still outshines many books in the genre.

Submitted by Dan Goss 
(Apr 04, 2003)

If you are looking for a really great book, a book powerfully written, full of meat like a hearty beef stew, one that quenches your hunger and leaves you satisfied until the book comes out...then this is the wrong book for you. Read Terry Goodkind instead.
This is probably Jordan's most pathetic book to date. I highly suggest waiting for it to come out in paperback or even USED paperback. Better yet, check it out at the library for free because it isn't worth the money.
I have never written a negative review and I am not enjoying this, but it gives me some satisfaction from my frustrated dissatisfaction.
Readers have waited for two years for this book because they love the story and the author's ability to weave it into adventure, excitement and smooth satisfaction. In this 665 page book (short for Jordan) the story line progresses a mere handful of days. The first 500 pages are literally filled with abundant and extremely scrupulous details of scenes, settings and character descriptions to the point of leaving nothing to the reader's imagination. Full of filler to make a fat book!
By the time I hit page 500 or so the story line became very solid all of a sudden. Until this point there is very little character interaction or dialogue. The last 165 pages were really great! Then it ended. No resolution to anything. All ends were left open. A poor way to end any book.
This series desperately needs closure. I love the story. I've read all of the ten books so far and will probably continue to in the hopes that Jordan can breathe new life into the story and revive it. Or end it.
What the readers needed was a hearty haunch of beef. What we got was a dry bone to pick. VERY DISAPPOINTING!

Submitted by Gary Smith 
(Apr 04, 2003)

700 pages of nothing... Why? After my first read through, I identified three, maybe four, developments in the plot. What was the rest? A LOT of filler. Not one of the running story lines made any progress that was satisfying or stimulating. It is as if Jordan rewrote book 9. I can't even give any spoilers. There aren't any. If you are a fan, then, yeah, you gotta buy it. What else are you going to do? But don't be surprised if you are as disappointed as I was.

Submitted by Anonymous 
(Apr 04, 2003)

I have enjoyed most of this series except for the very bad 8th book. This one is better than that one, but not by much. I found myself skipping pages and wishing that I was done with the book. I have no idea how R. Jordan will be able to finish the series in two more books without ending the series with many loose ends.

The Aiel are even boring now, particularly the Shaido.

This book is not worth reading or buying. I would just wait for book 11. Absolutely nothing happened in this book. I believe only a couple days lapsed in Robert Jordan time.

Submitted by Y Barge 
(Apr 04, 2003)

I was very disappointed with this book. I waited over a year and nothing happened to push the story line along. Was cutting someones hand Perrins way of leaning to the dark side (selling his soul) to save Faile like the prologue suggested? How is the rest of the Black Tower reacting to being clean? Nothing is resolved in this book and it left me feeling cheated. Nynaeve doesn't seem tired after disolving Shadar Logoth but Rand is, after channeling for hours. Why don't the group talk to Nynaeve anymore? what is her reaction to what she did? None is noted, she just has eyes for Lan. I had to reread book nine to make head or tails of the characters again. I wish Mr. Jordon wold wrap this series up. Will Perrin find Faile in an compromising postion? What purpose would that be? Matt will marry! OK. Elayne babies will be stolen, maybe, but what does that add to the battle? Egwene just seems stupid. Why follow rules of the White Tower when you are not. Make up new rules to serve your purpose, get some results, and get back into the White Tower. I thought it would be resolved in this book. They are just standing in mud. I started reading this series about 6 years ago and have been a loyal fan. This last book was a slap in the face. Robert Jordon should not disrepect his fans this way. I hope it doesn't take another year and half to write the next book. I am getting older and losing interest. Mr. Jordon will lose much of his loyal audience by drawing it out much longer.

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