Thankfully this book is much (!) better than the horrible Crossroads. Something actually happens in this book and it is evident that the end of the series is near, as the last battle is mentioned quite often. All main storylines are part of the book - some more than others - and all of them are quite nicely written and are advanced a lot (some are actually wrapped up). I was a bit disappointed by the lack of spotlight on one of my favourite characters, but it's impossible to please everyone.
As for Jordans writing style, it's the same as always. This also means that what I hated before is still there and what I loved before is still there. There's no reason to mention any of them, as you probably all know what you like and dislike about his style. There isn't that much braid-tugging, though, and I'm thankful for that!
After having finished the book, I can see the series wrapping up in two more books, which I think will be best for everyone.
Having praised the book, I must also stress that, while good, it's nowhere near as good as the earlier books. Jordan lost me somewhere around book 7 og 8 and I must admit that he has introduced so many boring characters and unnecessary storylines that I have a hard time imagining anything but the last book ever being as good as the first 4-5.