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Book Thoughts: Crossroads of Twilight (Robert Jordan)

Jordan, Robert - The Wheel of Time 10 Crossroads of Twilight

★★★★☆☆☆

Title: Crossroads of Twilight (The Wheel of Time #10)
Author: Robert Jordan
Genre: Fiction / Fantasy     Pages: 797
First published: 2003
Edition: Mass Market Paperback, published by Orbit in 2003

The characters stand at a crossroads, and the world approaches twilight, when the power of the Shadow grows stronger.

If there is one thing to say about this tenth book in The Wheel of Time series is that it is incredibly long-winded. Not a massive amount happens. Possibly as a first-time read this one may be more interesting than a re-read.

Sometimes I find the random interactions between people quite interesting and at other times I found myself doing a series of eyerolls combined with a slight yawn. Jordan’s writing of female characters or relationships is not getting any better with this book, and at times it is almost comical.

Yet, I cannot dislike the book or not enjoy reading it. This world is so fleshed out, so expansive, but so well executed that you can pretty much live in it and I love that. I still really care about all five of our main characters (Rand, Perrin, Mat, Nynaeve and Egewene), even if some of the others annoy me.

I just wish he would get to the point! There just a tad too much pointless waffle. I know that the last four books in the series ( the last three completed by Brandon Sanderson) are a step up from this one and I am looking forward to re-reading those in the upcoming months.

I am anxiously keeping an eye out for news on the upcoming TV series as well, which is apparently tentatively taking shape.

4 out of 7 stars

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