Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time, #10) by Robert JordanIn the tenth book of The Wheel of Time from the New York Times #1 bestselling author Robert Jordan, the world and the characters stand at a crossroads, and the world approaches twilight, when the power of the Shadow grows stronger.
Fleeing from Ebou Dar with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons, whom he is fated to marry, Mat Cauthon learns that he can neither keep her nor let her go, not in safety for either of them, for both the Shadow and the might of the Seanchan Empire are in deadly pursuit.
Perrin Aybara seeks to free his wife, Faile, a captive of the Shaido, but his only hope may be an alliance with the enemy. Can he remain true to his friend Rand and to himself? For his love of Faile, Perrin is willing to sell his soul.
At Tar Valon, Egwene alVere, the young Amyrlin of the rebel Aes Sedai, lays siege to the heart of Aes Sedai power, but she must win quickly, with as little bloodshed as possible, for unless the Aes Sedai are reunited, only the male Ashaman will remain to defend the world against the Dark One, and nothing can hold the Ashaman themselves back from total power except the Aes Sedai and a unified White Tower.
In Andor, Elayne Trakland fights for the Lion Throne that is hers by right, but enemies and Darkfriends surround her, plotting her destruction. If she fails, Andor may fall to the Shadow, and the Dragon Reborn with it.
Rand alThor, the Dragon Reborn himself, has cleansed the Dark Ones taint from the male half of the True Source, and everything has changed. Yet nothing has, for only men who can channel believe that saidin is clean again, and a man who can channel is still hated and feared-even one prophesied to save the world. Now, Rand must gamble again, with himself at stake, and he cannot be sure which of his allies are really enemies.
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It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! Help me do so From everything I've heard, Crossroads of Twilight is the worst book in the series- nothing major happens, boring sideplots focused upon worthless characters abound, etc. I desperately want to continue reading this series but I can't even get through the prologue without literally falling asleep. That said, I don't want to spoil any possible good parts for myself by reading a plot summary before I move on- so my question s are: 1. If I do 'skip' it, are there certain chapters worth reading? Good battles, the rare moment of decent character development?
Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan. Crossroads of Twilight was maddening. I read it years ago and ended up giving up on The Wheel of Time after this book. In Crossroads of Twilight , expect more politicking, planning, negotiating, committee discussions, bathing, dressing, shopping, and description of tapestries and seating arrangements than action. There were very few significant occurrences — mostly the characters just talked to themselves and others.
Forgot your password? Or sign in with one of these services. This is why the internet is so great. After I get over my own frustration, I can relive someone else's after almost a decade!!!! And for the record, I'm with you on this one. I liked the three you mentioned well enough and then thought there was nothing of redeeming value in CoT.
Jordan truly lost himself with this book. He lost sight of the point of reading. For enjoyment. You could skip this book entirely and miss almost nothing of events in the world. I have very definitely never read this book before. I was interested in re-reading the previous ones, because I love many aspects of the story, but this is the first one that was going to feel new. Brandon Sanderson defended book 10 in a blog post he wrote.