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Book Thoughts: Knife of Dreams (Robert Jordan)

Jordan, Robert - The Wheel of Time 11 Knife of Dreams

★★★★★☆☆

Title: Knife of Dreams (The Wheel of Time #11)
Author: Robert Jordan
Genre: Fiction/Fantasy   Pages: 793
First published: 2005
Edition: Paperback, published by Orbit in 2006

The dead are walking, men die impossible deaths, and it seems as though reality itself has become unstable: All are signs of the imminence of Tarmon Gai’don, the Last Battle, when Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, must confront the Dark One as humanity’s only hope.

The Wheel of Time truly is the epicest (not a word I know) of all epic fantasy. It moves slow and deliberate setting up a world so expansive and detailed it feels incredibly real.

In Knife of Dreams the story takes a definite step forward, despite the fact the story moves along at snail’s pace. We spent time with all of our own main characters, some more than others, but it is mainly Mat that we see  move into position. This book definitely feels like the story is starting to reach its conclusion as the underlying tension builds.

It is incredibly hard to talk about these books individually, but as a whole this series is truly astounding in its detail and world building.

I am looking forward to re-reading the next one in a couple of months’ time.

5 out of 7 stars

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