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Review: Lord of Chaos

Book 6 in the series

Rating: 3 out of 5.


On the slopes of Shayol Ghul, the Myrddraal swords are forged, and the sky is not the sky of this world…

In Salidar the White Tower in exile prepares an embassy to Caemlyn, where Rand Al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, holds the throne — and where an unexpected visitor may change the world…

In Emond’s Field, Perrin Goldeneyes, Lord of the Two Rivers, feels the pull of ta’veren to ta’veren and prepares to march…

Morgase of Caemlyn finds a most unexpected, and quite unwelcome, ally…

And south lies Illian, where Sammael holds sway… – Goodreads


Reading this book felt like watching someone put a chess game together for 40 hours – not playing a chess game, but just setting it up. For the first 500 pages, I kept having to remind myself of what actually happened that was important, and kept coming up with a pretty small list of events. The second half picks up in pace a touch, but still there is no getting around the fact that this book is 800+ pages of set up and the meat of the story can be condescend down into a handful of paragraphs.

Between the achingly slow pace, juvenile relationship drama, and the non-stop comments about how much the other gender sucks, I fully understand why many people stop at this book in the series.