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  1. Petrik Petrik says:

    I give up Here s where I say goodbye to The Wheel of Time The Shadow Rising is the fourth book in The Wheel of Time series, it s been claimed by many fans of the series that installment is one of the better books some even said it s THE best written by Robert Jordan before Brandon Sanderson takes over I personally found this book to be the worst in the series so far.Just like the extremely repetitive nature of the series, the only way I can explain why I found myself incredibly disappointed is I give up Here s where I say goodbye to The Wheel of Time The Shadow Rising is the fourth book in The Wheel of Time series, it s been claimed by many fans of the series that installment is one of the better books some even said it s THE best written by Robert Jordan before Brandon Sanderson takes over I personally found this book to be the worst in the series so far.Just like the extremely repetitive nature of the series, the only way I can explain why I found myself incredibly disappointed is, again, by repeating the cons that I ve mentioned in my review of the previous three books What I mean by this is that the story starts awesome, became extremely boring, and then a great conclusion again Seriously, I read through the first 25% in a day, then it took me six days with skimming Perrin s story to finish the remaining content I won t lie that a ridiculous amount of determination was self forced on me in order for me to able to finish this.A huge factor of why this series doesn t work for me is that to me, it contained some of the most infuriating and annoying set of characters I ve ever read in my entire life at this moment if a bird comes over and peck them to death I ll at least laugh and enjoy itTheI read Jordan s prose, theI realize just how easy the writing serves to push me out of my immersion For a few days, there were moments where I literally stared at the blue sky and look at the cloud moves slowly for 15 minutes it wasexciting than reading this If this IS the best work, I can t even imagine reading through the infamous book 7 10.Honestly, I have not much else to say From what I ve read so far, there s nothing in this series except the fact that Sanderson finished the last three books that makes me want to continue reading it I know my reading preference, and I know I CAN push myself if I want to, but I have zero doubt that it will put me into a reading slump I m very close to one now because of this installment or at least makes me hate reading fantasy for a while Sanderson, one of my favorite authors of all time, finishing the series brilliantly isn t enough of a reason for me to risk that I m truly glad that a lot of people loved The Wheel of Time It s also a series that has sparked a lot of incredible modern fantasy work and I won t deny that achievement However, I seriously believe that this is a series that would ve worked so much better if I were at least a decade younger and haven t read through in my opinion tons of other superior fantasy work For me, this series sounds better when someone else described what they loved about it rather than the reading experience itself that s not a good thing at all.Trust me when I say that I m genuinely saddened that I can t love this series I own two first edition hardcover of A Memory of Light, and I WANT to read and love through the series but I simply can t The Shadow Rising will be where I stop reading The Wheel of Time I don t know whether I ll ever return to this series, maybe when there are nointeresting books in my TBR But for now, this is it The wheel weaves as the wheel wills, and it s telling the man who calls himself Petrik to go Marie Kondo on this series now In her words, this doesn t spark any joy for me Goodbye The Wheel of Time, other worldssuitable for me awaits me.You can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions


  2. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    Fantastic


  3. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    The best thing about reading this series is the constant reminder of how long it is As I read this I frequently looked up at my Wheel of Time shelf, at the nine books I have yet to read in the series, which serve as a reminder that I ve barely scratched the surface of this totally epic fantasy world I have so much left to see And this really did get epic this time round Rand decided to go and visit the vast Aiel waste and through the process discovered much about himself I ve criticised his The best thing about reading this series is the constant reminder of how long it is As I read this I frequently looked up at my Wheel of Time shelf, at the nine books I have yet to read in the series, which serve as a reminder that I ve barely scratched the surface of this totally epic fantasy world I have so much left to see And this really did get epic this time round Rand decided to go and visit the vast Aiel waste and through the process discovered much about himself I ve criticised his character quite harshly in past reviews, but it s good to see that he s finally getting his shit together He has grown up and discovered that destiny cannot, in fact, be avoided, so he grits his teeth and gets with the pattern He knows what he must do he knows that he must defeat the darkness and fulfil the prophecy to bind his true people to him the people of the dragonI surrender to it, and by surrendering, I control it As always, this isn t just Rand s story This does have the pretty standard fantasy trope of the light verses the dark, but the world is muchcomplex than that It is full of factions that attempt to do good, namely The White Cloaks, though they are completely misguided and tend to do very stupid things They are noble hearted men, for the most part, and they remain true to their cause but they cannot identify evil These fools deserve pitythan anything The same is true for the Aes Sedai they attempt a controlling approach, and whist their cations are benevolent, they do lean towards tyranny Sometimes they need to guide mankind, give him a gentle push, rather than try to control him directly The Mighty Wolf and the Absent Raven So the world is rather complex, and one character that has remained absolutely true so far, to himself, and his friends, is Perrin This book was his first taste of real heroism He has gone past denying what he is capable of and just accepts the label men assign to him To the people of the Two Rivers he is a hero and to his friends he is also a hero He is a character I look forward to seeing him stand beside Rand in the Last Battle He is very loyal, though a little flat I don t think he can develop muchMat is much better rounded and less constant.And unfortunately this wasn t Mat s finest hour There is little of him in this book He follows Rand, and he gets a new weapon, though the significance of it is yet to be explained He felt rather absent for most of the plot, but I suppose that s what comes with being the travelling companion of the protagonist for a large part of the book I hope in the next book to see a littleof him, a shift away from Perrin is in order I think to keep things a little evener I miss his roguish adventures The future looks bright The plot has progressed a great deal I love the friendship between the three girls they have a mutual respect and fondness for each other Their relationships are much stronger than the three boys Their individual character arcs are also very storng These girls rely on each other rather than striving out on thier own Nynervea is becoming my favourite of the three Egwner s dreams are growing in potency, and Elayne, the daughter hier, feels much less like a spare wheel this time round This was another strong instalment I m looking forward to finishing the series one day, though after 1007 pages I m going to wait another year until I pick this up again Here s how I ve found the series so far The Wheel of Time1 Eye of the World An unoriginal five stars2 The Great Hunt A reluctant three stars3 The Dragon Reborn A well developed four stars4 The Shadow Rising A strong four stars5 The Fires of Heaven A slow two starsThe Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist The wind was not the beginning There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time But it was a beginning _________________________________You can connect with me on social media via My Linktree.__________________________________


  4. Em Lost In Books Em Lost In Books says:

    If you plan for the worst, all surprises are pleasantfourth book in WoT and I learned few things from last three book, 1 pack your bags to embark on a journey as one set of the character or the other is always on the move, and we hit the jackpot here with everyone on a journey of their own, 2 close your eyes if you don t want them in your brain because the girls would make you eye roll in every time you meet them, 3 be ready for the dragging middle chapters And if you somehow still enIf you plan for the worst, all surprises are pleasantfourth book in WoT and I learned few things from last three book, 1 pack your bags to embark on a journey as one set of the character or the other is always on the move, and we hit the jackpot here with everyone on a journey of their own, 2 close your eyes if you don t want them in your brain because the girls would make you eye roll in every time you meet them, 3 be ready for the dragging middle chapters And if you somehow still end up liking the characters, world, and magic like me , then you would be rewarded in end.This book mainly has three plot lines Rand Mat going into Aiel Waste, Nynaeve Elyane going to Tanchico to find Black Ajah, Perrin Faile going back to Two Rivers to save from the Whitecloaks While all the three plot lines were great, I loved Perrin s the best He really came out of Rand s shadow and hold his own against Whitecloaks and Trollorcs He was simply superb in his leadership and how he dealt with the whole situation Rand s journey was marvelous too, though it took almost whole book to see him in action but the build up to that final scene was amazing He also got to know about his past, parentage, and got himself a bodyguard Yup, it was funny to see his bodyguard shadowing his every move and in the end, few words for my favorite lady from the book, Nynaeve She can drive me mad with her antics, and be stubborn like a mule at times but she has a heart of gold and always delivers when it matters the most That s what she did here Almost a novice and still she held her own against an old power You are simply amazing, girl So if you have patience and don t feel too bad for slow burns, this series is definitely for you


  5. Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more says:

    Reviewed by Rabid Reads4.5 starsNOTICE this reread is in preparation for finally biting the bullet and reading book 14 That means I HAVE NOT read book 14 yet Please be mindful of this in the comments, both for me and for others who may or may not have progressed past this point in the series Thank you.I d forgotten how much happens in this bookHoly WOW.This is the first but not the last book that begins with a several seemingly non related POVs, and as impatient as I always am to Reviewed by Rabid Reads4.5 starsNOTICE this reread is in preparation for finally biting the bullet and reading book 14 That means I HAVE NOT read book 14 yet Please be mindful of this in the comments, both for me and for others who may or may not have progressed past this point in the series Thank you.I d forgotten how much happens in this bookHoly WOW.This is the first but not the last book that begins with a several seemingly non related POVs, and as impatient as I always am to get to the good stuff, I always appreciate these early updates reminders of what s going on with maybe less important subplots that maybe aren t a main focus of the installment at hand.B c reallyeven though you re just starting 4, SO MUCH has already transpiredSometimes it s hard to keep track.SO Min whispers , in disguise, returns to the White Tower, and everywhere she looks, she sees future violence and death But when or why No clue.Which, Siuan, of course, uses as an excuse to keep her in the Tower Not that she needs an excuse b c Amyrlin She also decides that it would be best for Min to remain disguised b c sneaky Aes Sedai , so poor Min, who prefers to keep her hair short and dress in men s clothing, is forced to play a silly, simpering young miss while keeping her eyes peeled for anything that might be useful.Meanwhile, somewhere not on the main landmass, the Seanchan are regrouping, but the High Lady Suroth is distracted by the new information she has in regards to sul dam and damaneWhat s an enslaving empire to do when it finds a flaw in its plan for world domination whispers Suppress the new information and ignore it, of course.And last but not least, a fatal character flaw is revealed in a certain usurping Aes Sedai I won t be able to say for certain until much further into my reread, but I m pretty sure I could directly connect every, single crack in her foundation to this singular flawunsuccessfully attempts to suppresses rage OHMYGAWD, I HATE her After all of that is out of the way, one of the coolest and creepiest things that happens in the whole series goes downAs the seals holding the Dark One s prison weaken, she said after a time, it may be inevitable that amiasmawill escape even while he is still held Like bubbles rising from the things rotting on the bottom of a pond But these bubbles will drift through the Pattern until they attach to a thread and burst Bubbles of Evil So frickin cool Other ridiculously awesome things I can only vaguely reference 1 Snakes and Foxes.Everything about this rocks my socks off The idea of wholly alien worlds touching our own, a child s game for remembrance in dealing with the inhabitants of those worlds, Slayer disappearing into an entrance to one of those worlds view spoiler when we know that Slayer is some weird Luc Isam mashup person, AND that Cyndine is some alternate, depleted version of Lanfearhide spoiler GAH I can barely handle all the awesome.2 Rhuidean.Both that it exists and that it s full ofwhat it s full of Butimportantly, what Rand learns about the Aiel there AND how he learns it experiencing defining moments to a culture s history by reliving them through your ancestorsAre you getting what I m saying about ALL THE AWESOME 3 Perrin and Faile I love them Yes, Faile s Saldean ness can get tiresome, but I love that they love each other so much that it doesn t even matter Ask me again when I m in the middle of the two birds for two shoulders traveling companions shenanigans and maybe you ll get a different answer, but right nowLOVE them.4 Thatbadthingthathappens in Tar Valon.Okay, so this one isn t ridiculously anything except a big ol mess, but it s kind of a big deal, and warrants mentioning.Poor GawynAnd those are most of the highlights Fair warning this installment will shatter your heart More than once.But it will also slowly reassemble it.This is a series for readers who want to FEEL something You only think you ve experienced characters vividly in other books THESE charactersthey are real This world is real Its struggle is real And YOUYou become part of it My other reviews for this series The Eye of the World Wheel of Time, 1 by Robert Jordan The Great Hunt Wheel of Time, 2 by Robert Jordan The Dragon Reborn Wheel of Time, 3 by Robert Jordan The Fires of Heaven Wheel of Time, 5 by Robert Jordan Lord of Chaos Wheel of Time, 6 by Robert Jordan A Crown of Swords Wheel of Time, 7 by Robert Jordan The Path of Daggers Wheel of Time, 8 by Robert Jordan Winter s Heart Wheel of Time, 9 by Robert Jordan Crossroads of Twilight Wheel of Time, 10 by Robert Jordan New Spring Wheel of Time, 0 by Robert Jordan Highlights view spoiler 1 Rhuidean.2 Mat through second ter angrealIf I had my way, I would want those holes filled, I want a way to be free of Aes Sedai and the Power, and I want to be away from you and back to RhuideanBefore Rhuidean his memory had been full of holes Casting back in his mind then, he would be able to remember walking up to a door in the morning and leaving in the evening, but nothing between Now there was something in between, filling all those holes Waking dreams, or something very like It was as if he could remember dances and battles and streets and cities, none of which he had ever really seen, none of which he was sure had ever existed, like a hundred pieces of memory from a hundred different men.3 History of the AielThey I said they Very well I am not Jenn any She hefted the shortened spear This is my husband now Mother Lewin said, and flinched when she looked back at him with cold eyes Mother, please Who are you that addresses me so Hide your face from me, stranger I had a son, once, with a face like that I do not wish to see it on a killer We have run so far, so long, an Ogier back in the huddle said, and another added in a mournful rumble, The land has changed so much I think we must find a steddingsoon or die, the first Ogier woman said I feel alongingin my bones We must find a steddingWe must Keep the Covenant, Jonai If the Da shain lose everything else, see they keep the Way of the Leaf Promise me Of course, Aes Sedai, he said, shocked The Covenant was the Aiel, and the Aiel were the Covenant to abandon the Way would be to abandon what they were Coumin was an aberration He had been strange since he was a boy, it was said, hardly Aiel at all, though no one knew why It was then that he saw the soldier, only a few steps away, watching them He had left his shocklance and fancloth battle cape somewhere, but he still wore his helmet, like some monstrous insect s head, its mandibles hiding his face though his black shockvisor was raised And today she Mierin and Beidomon would tap it for the first time the last time men and women would work together wielding a different Power Today.Who is that 4 Birgitte.5 NOT a highlight But still important Her husband stared at his hands on the table Perrin, your family is gonewails 6 BUTPerrin Faile is He took a long breath If he told her he did not want her to come, Bain and Chiad almost certainly would not, either They were still making a point of being with her, not him Maybe Faile was, too Perhaps he and Gaul could do it alone, but he could not see how to make her stay if she did not want to Faile being Faile, she would just as likely sneak after them You will stay close to me, he said firmly I want to rescue prisoners, not leave another behind Laughing, she dropped down beside him, snuggling her shoulder under his arm Staying close to you sounds a fine idea She flipped the crown of red flowers onto his head, and Bain chuckled He rolled his eyes up he could just see the edge of the thing hanging over his forehead He must look a fool He left it there, though.7 Rand learning about his birth parentsAn Aes Sedai called Gitara Moroso, who had the Foretelling, had told her that disaster would befall her land and her people, perhaps the world, unless she went to dwell among the Maidens of the Spear, telling no one of her going She must become a Maiden, and she could not return to her own land until the Maidens had gone to Tar Valon 8Faile, who is your father Her back went very stiff After a moment she turned with the mug in both hands and an unreadable look in her tilted eyes Another minute passed before she said, My father is Davram of House Bashere, Lord of Bashere, Tyr and Sidona, Guardian of the Blightborder, Defender of the Heartland, Marshal General to Queen Tenobia of Saldaea And her uncle 9 Siuan STILLED and DEPOSED Elaida new Amyrlin.10 Perrin and Faile get MARRIED.11 Trollocs in the Two RiversISAM The guttural roar rose like thunder, and Trollocs appeared, each half again as tall as a man and twice as wide, trotting into the fields to halt beyond bowshot, a hulking, blackmailed mass, deep and stretching the length of the village Thousands of them packed together, huge faces distorted by beaks and snouts, heads with horns or feathered crests, spikes at elbows and shoulders, scythe curved swords and spiked axes, hooked spears and barbed tridents, a seemingly endless sea of cruel weapons Behind them, Myrddraal galloped up and down on midnight horses, raven black cloaks hanging undisturbed as they whirled their mounts ISAM Interesting, Verin murmured.12 The Car a carn. hide spoiler Forsaken view spoiler 1I am Keille Shaogiview spoiler LANFEAR hide spoiler 2I am Jasin Natael A gleemanview spoiler ASMODEAN hide spoiler 3 Finally Domon roused himself It do be going to happen again Falme all over Maybe it do be time for me to pack up and go If I do take the ships I have back to Illian, I will be a wealthy man there, too I doubt you d find Illian congenial, Nynaeve told him in a firm voice I understand that Sammael rules there now4 Moghedien s hanging out in Tarabon.5I am Birgitte, the woman said, leaning on her bow At least, that is the name you would know And the lesson might have been yours, here as surely as in the Three fold Land I remember the lives I have lived as if they were books well read, the longer gone dimmer than the nearer, but I remember well when I fought at Lews Therin s side I will never forget Moghedien s face, anythan I will forget the face of Asmodean, the man you almost disturbed at Rhuidean 6Or perhaps I shall give you to Rahvin He always repays favors He does have a pretty little queen to amuse him now, but pretty women were always Rahvin s weaknesshide spoiler Foresight view spoiler 1What fate The three were on their feet atop the pedestals, and he could not tell which shrieked which answer To marry the Daughter of the Nine Moons To die and live again, and live oncea part of what was To give up half the light of the world to save the world Together they howled like steam escaping under pressure Go to Rhuidean, son of battles Go to Rhuidean, trickster Go, gambler Go 2 Logain had proclaimed himself the Dragon Reborn, had been captured and gentled Whatever glory he might have had as a false Dragon was far behind him now All that remained for him was the despair of the gentled, like a man who had been robbed of sight and hearing and taste, wanting to die, waiting for the death that inevitably came to such men in a few years He glanced at her, perhaps not seeing her his eyes looked hopelessly inward So why had he worn a halo that shouted of glory and power to come 3 WOLF DREAM As he scanned for the birds, a patch of sky darkened, became a window to somewhere else Egwene stood among a crowd of women, fear in her eyes slowly the women knelt around her Nynaeve was one of them, and he believed he saw Elayne s red gold hair That window faded and was replaced Mat stood naked and bound, snarling an odd spear with a black shaft had been thrust across his back behind his elbows, and a silver medallion, a foxhead, hung on his chest Mat vanished, and it was Rand Perrin thought it was Rand He wore rags and a rough cloak, and a bandage covered his eyes The third window disappeared the sky was only sky, empty except for the clouds. hide spoiler Insight view spoiler 1 She remembered the girl now A daydreamer with moderate ability who would never be of any real power It was doubtful she knew anythingthan Elaida had already seen and heard or remembered muchthan Gawyn s smile, for that matter A fool Elaida flicked a dismissive hand The girl dropped a curtsy so deep her face almost touched the floor tiles, then fled at a dead run Elaida did not see her go The Red sister had turned away, already forgetting the novice.2 Suroth s eyes flickered uneasily to the two sul damShe no longer trusted any sul dam , and yet she had no choice but to trust them No one else could control the damane , and without the damane The very concept was unthinkable The power of Seanchan, the very power of the Crystal Throne, was built on controlled damane.3Thomdril Merrilin Called the Gray Fox, once, by some who knew him, or knew of him Courtbard at the Royal Palace of Andor in Caemlyn Morgase s lover for a time, after Taringail died Fortunate for Morgase, Taringail s death I do not suppose she ever learned he meant her to die and himself to be Andor s first king But we were speaking of Thom Merrilin, a man who, it was said, could play the Game of Houses in his sleep It is a shame that such a man calls himself a simple gleeman But such arrogance to keep the same name 4 It was a surprise that the two were sisters Elayne could see the resemblance, but Jorin looked much younger She wished the Windfinder were the one they had to deal with both women had the same reserve, but something about the Windfinder reminded her of Aviendha It was absurd, of course.5To enter the dream too completely, though, is to lose touch with the flesh there is no way back, and the flesh dies It is said that once there were those who could enter the dream in the flesh, and no longer be in this world at all This was an evil thing, for they did evil it must never be attempted, even if you believe it possible for you, for each time you will lose some part of what makes you human I still don t know what this means6A dangerous place, archer The Tower of Ghenjei is a bad place for humankind Perrin whirled, half raising his bow before he saw the woman standing a few paces away, her golden hair in a thick braid to her waist, almost the way women wore it in the Two Rivers, butintricately woven Her clothes were oddly cut, a short white coat and voluminous trousers of some thin pale yellow material gathered at the ankles above short boots Her dark cloak seemed to hide something that glinted silver at her side The Tower of Ghenjei What is it The tower It is a doorway, archer, to the realms of the Aelfinn and the Eelfinn She said the names as if he should recognize them When he looked at her blankly, she said, Did you ever play the game called Snakes and Foxes All children do At least, they do in the Two Rivers But they give it up when they get old enough to realize there s no way to win Except to break the rules, she said Courage to strengthen, fire to blind, music to daze, iron to bind That s a line from the game I don t understand What does it have to do with this tower Those are the ways to win against the snakes and the foxes The game is a remembrance of old dealings It does not matter so long as you stay away from the Aelfinn and the Eelfinn They are not evil the way the Shadow is evil, yet they are so different from humankind they might as well be They are not to be trusted, archer Stay clear of the Tower of Ghenjei Avoid the World of Dreams, if you can Dark things walk 7 Smiling with silent amusement, he removed his coat, unlaced his shirt and stripped it off On either shoulder was the tattoo of raven and tower Most Seekers for Truth bore the ravens as well as the tower, but not even someone who dared steal a Seeker s plaque would have himself marked so To wear the ravens was to be the property of the Imperial family.8 Luc stood idly flipping the reins of a tall black stallion, the very pose of indolent, red coated arrogance, cold blue eyes ignoring the men around him The man s smell stood out among the others, cold and separate, too, almost as if he had nothing in common with the men around him, not even humanity Perrin, the man s an arrogant fool in some ways I hear he s hinted at a claim to one of the Borderland thrones hide spoiler Musings view spoiler 1 Mat shivered Trollocs to the rescue What had Rand gotten him into nowview spoiler Rand assumed Lanfear was responsible for the Trolloc Mrydraal intervention in the Stone, and she claimed she wasBUT according to her own thoughts in WoT 6, Semirhage sent themo.O hide spoiler hide spoiler


  6. Kat Hooper Kat Hooper says:

    3.5 starsORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.In The Shadow Rising, things start to slow down In fact, it often feel like the reading of the story must take longer than it took for the events to actually occur.Part of the problem is that Mr Jordan tells us nearly everything except when the characters make a bowel movement Also, he regularly launches into pre set spiels in which he re describes something or someone who we ve encountered numerous times before or re explains something we ve be 3.5 starsORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.In The Shadow Rising, things start to slow down In fact, it often feel like the reading of the story must take longer than it took for the events to actually occur.Part of the problem is that Mr Jordan tells us nearly everything except when the characters make a bowel movement Also, he regularly launches into pre set spiels in which he re describes something or someone who we ve encountered numerous times before or re explains something we ve been told dozens of times e.g., Loial sounds like a bumblebee, Perrin likes to think things through, wet bowstrings are bad, trollocs eat anything as long as it s meat, Aes Sedai never lie but Every time a Tinker shows up, you may as well skip the next two paragraphs because they invariably describe first the eye jarring wagons and then the even gaudier clothes The format is nearly the same each time This is especially noticeable when reading the novels one after the other, of course.A similar problem is that although Mr Jordan s world is large, diverse, and interesting, there is not much realistic diversity within a culture or group Every Aes Sedai of the red ajah hates men, all the greens love men, the whites are arrogant without exception, the browns love books and don t notice the ink on their noses All Domani women are seductive, and people from Tear use fishing metaphors It gets to the point of ridiculousness when, even though they ve nearly been destroyed by enemies, Tinkers are still cringing at the swords of the people protecting them And the Aiel, who use spears and knives and are the fiercest fighters on the planet look disapprovingly at another culture s choice of weapon the sword and transportation the horse Oh, come on get over it.Another device that s getting annoying is the technique of giving the reader and other characters information by having a character say something out loud that they didn t realize they d said Or stop in the middle of a sentence that they realize they shouldn t be saying Or stupidly have an important and potentially damning conversation in front of someone who they just met.In addition, some of the writing is overdone We occasionally hear of measureless steps, heartbeats that take centuries, moments that last forever, infinite slowness, bottomless drops, razor edges of something or other.Okay, that s a lot of complaining, but that s what happens when you read these books contiguously You start to notice this stuff and it grates on the nerves But, even so, the slowly advancing plot is still unpredictable and compelling and the characters are mostly enjoyable The best parts of The Shadow Rising actually focus on the secondary characters of Siuan Sanche and Egeanin I truly enjoyed their stories and look forward to hearing what happens to them.So, even with all my gripes, The Shadow Rising is still keeping me entertained ReadRobert Jordan book reviews at Fantasy literature


  7. Markus Markus says:

    The Shadow shall rise across the world, and darken every land, even to the smallest corner, and there shall be neither Light nor safety And he who shall be born of the Dawn, born of the Maiden, according to Prophecy, he shall stretch forth his hands to catch the Shadow, and the world shall scream in the pain of salvation All Glory be to the Creator, and to the Light, and to he who shall be born again May the Light save us from him.The People of the Dragon hold the Stone of Tear, and mighty CThe Shadow shall rise across the world, and darken every land, even to the smallest corner, and there shall be neither Light nor safety And he who shall be born of the Dawn, born of the Maiden, according to Prophecy, he shall stretch forth his hands to catch the Shadow, and the world shall scream in the pain of salvation All Glory be to the Creator, and to the Light, and to he who shall be born again May the Light save us from him.The People of the Dragon hold the Stone of Tear, and mighty Callandor lies in the hands of the Dragon Reborn The prophecies are being fulfilled one by one But in the tombs of Shayol Ghul, the seals are being broken The Black Ajah grows stronger by each passing day And the Forsaken return to the world of men, heralding the coming of the Dark One And a group of ordinary men and women from the village of Emond s Field are left to combat the Shadow Rising The Shadow Rising is in many ways the best book in The Wheel of Time series so far But unfortunately there are a few negative parts too For the first three hundred pages or so, our heroes do not take a single step away from Tear, though some of them try The storyline is put completely on hold as Rand and his companions take a break in the Stone, which is rather unfortunate in a fantasy series that s already this long Still, the politics of Tear and the mysteries of its great fortress are interesting enough to keep the reader entranced even through the dreary chapters.My main issues with this book lie with certain characters The first of those is Faile, Perrin s exotic love interest As a knife wielding rogue who ran away from her family to become a Hunter of the Horn of Valere, Faile could have been no, should have been a very interesting character However, that is not the case, as she spends the entirety of the book acting like a spoiled child whose stubbornness makes Rand seem rather normal in comparison The second character is Aviendha, a Maiden of the Spear whose only purpose in this book is to yell at Rand and whine about him supposedly having mistreated Elayne And the third is Dain Bornhald, a Whitecloak captain who has decided to blame Perrin for his father s death and devotes his life to see him hang as a Darkfriend Perrin s innocence is completely irrelevant to Bornhald s hatred.On the positive side, the book is almost flawless otherwise It has some of the best scenes in the series so far in Rhuidean, the holy place of the Aiel, and in the White Tower Characters like Rand, Nynaeve, Perrin and Egwene, who frustrated me immensely in book two and three, seem to have grown up a little We also get to seeof the Forsaken reveal themselves, learnabout the history of the Aiel and visit new places It is difficult to say anyabout the book without revealing details about the plot, so I ll leave you to figure the rest out for yourselves But in the end, I would say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and that it was probably my favourite Wheel of Time book so far Wheel of Time reviews 1 The Eye of the World 2 The Great Hunt 3 The Dragon Reborn 4 The Shadow Rising 5 The Fires of Heaven 6 Lord of Chaos 7 A Crown of Swords 8 The Path of Daggers 9 Winter s Heart 10 Crossroads of Twilight 11 Knife of Dreams 12 The Gathering Storm 13 Towers of Midnight 14 A Memory of Light


  8. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    Before I start my review, there is something I really need to get off my chest GAWYN TRAKAND IS A COMPLETE IDIOT WHO HAS A DUBIOUS DISTINCTION OF BEING THE MOST IDIOTIC GOOD GUY IN THE HISTORY OF FANTASY, OR LITERATURE IN GENERAL Sorry, I had to do it now back to the review.It is hard to say anything about the fourth book in a series without giving huge spoilers I will just give my thoughts about the major characters, their development, and plot lines Mat slowly becomes the most interesting Before I start my review, there is something I really need to get off my chest GAWYN TRAKAND IS A COMPLETE IDIOT WHO HAS A DUBIOUS DISTINCTION OF BEING THE MOST IDIOTIC GOOD GUY IN THE HISTORY OF FANTASY, OR LITERATURE IN GENERAL Sorry, I had to do it now back to the review.It is hard to say anything about the fourth book in a series without giving huge spoilers I will just give my thoughts about the major characters, their development, and plot lines Mat slowly becomes the most interesting character in the series and will stay that way until the last book written by Jordan The events in this book shaped his further development and personality.Perrin has the most tragic and heroic plot line in the book His love to Faile is full of touching moments I am also very sorry to say that this is the last book where he is not boring and Faile is not extremely annoying Nynaeve while being Nynaeve, still has her moment of glory in the book which made me feel a lot of respect for her she alone went view spoiler head to head with one of the Forsaken Moghedein and lived to tell the tale hide spoiler a very impressive feat Rand s development is interesting, but somewhat overshadowed by the other characters I really need to mention that the history of Aiel which he sees in flashbacks going back in time is one of the most powerful moments of the series, if not the most powerful Speaking of Aiel, their culture is unique and fascinating this book gives a lot of insight into it It is very interesting to see fearsome present day desert warriors knowing their humble beginning Onenote I already mentioned that the White Tower while supposedly the safest place in the land what can go wrong in the middle of a large number of magic users who can do no evil , is actuallydangerous than the Blight the stronghold of the Big Bad Guy This novel clearly shows it The book is one of the best examples of classic fantasy, and deservedly so The only reason I would lower the rating was the character of Gawyn whom I already mentioned, but he alone cannot spoil an otherwise excellent installment of the series


  9. Dana Ilie Dana Ilie says:

    The Shadow Rising did everything right when it comes to continuing a series by continuing to flush out the characters and their relationships in addition to moving the plot forward There was a well done balance between character and plot development which moved the overall story arc along in a way that remained engaging and exciting for the reader Even with all this action the question whether The Shadow Rising is too long remains I don t really think so, or not by much anyway Jordan manages The Shadow Rising did everything right when it comes to continuing a series by continuing to flush out the characters and their relationships in addition to moving the plot forward There was a well done balance between character and plot development which moved the overall story arc along in a way that remained engaging and exciting for the reader Even with all this action the question whether The Shadow Rising is too long remains I don t really think so, or not by much anyway Jordan manages to weave the four main story lines into a good novel as far as I am concerned Although not as fast paced as the earlier book he makes good progress in each of them Jordan has shown himself quite capable of handling the four main story lines in this book The beginning of the novel is a bit slow, Rand hesitates too long But then, that was Jordan s point This book is a change in direction for Jordan If you do not like where he is taking it, there really is no point in continuing with the series, if anything, the story becomes evensprawling than it already is Still, I think this book shows Jordan is capable ofthan he has shown us in the previous entries in the series Maybe the series, and Jordan s world building in particular, is becoming too ambitious If it is, it doesn t show in The Shadow Risings All things considered, it is a very satisfying read for people who enjoy epic and yes, that implies it is long fantasy


  10. Choko Choko says:

    5 A push to catch up with the BB B read of the full series by August WOW What an amazing book Everything that happens here could fill ten regular books and make all of them burst with content Once again, only superlatives come to me when writing about this series and objective review is impossible Thus, I am only going to note that Rand is making strides toward establishing himself as The Dragon Reborn and havoc follows wherever any of our three Tav eren step foot The five ki 5 A push to catch up with the BBB read of the full series by August WOW What an amazing book Everything that happens here could fill ten regular books and make all of them burst with content Once again, only superlatives come to me when writing about this series and objective review is impossible Thus, I am only going to note that Rand is making strides toward establishing himself as The Dragon Reborn and havoc follows wherever any of our three Tav eren step foot The five kids from The Two Rivers are all learning and slowly but surely are establishing their influence on the web which The Wheel of Time weaves There were battles and evil everything trying to corrupt the Light, and our heroes are doing the best they can, still stumbling and fumbling but determined as ever I have no words to express how much I wish everyone would give this enormous, but very readable work of Epic Fantasy a chance it isthan worth it Happy reading to all and may you always expand your mind with books of the fantastic


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