Sunday, March 17, 2013
Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan
I'm honestly not sure how I made it through this book and retained my sanity.
I'd become used to the Wheel of Time books not exactly moving things along, but over 600 pages and no story development. Actually a I tell a lie, in about the last 3 pages, 2 things happen with do hint at story development.
I honestly didn't think it was possible to write something as long as Crossroads of Twilight and not move your story, which has already gone for 1,000's of pages over 9 books, at all.
How this book did not kill the entire series stone dead, I do not know. It is a testament to the fans that they stuck with the series through the complete and utter twaddle that composes Crossroads of Twilight. I think Elayne spent an entire chapter whinging about tea. In fact there seemed to be a strange preoccupation with various beverages throughout the book as a whole. It replaced the spanking obsession of a few books earlier.
I'm totally gob smacked. I can't say anything else. Jordan could have written blah blah blah for most of this books length and it would have made just as much sense.
Apparently from what I've heard that Robert Jordan gets his mojo back in Knife of Dreams. I hope so, because Crossroads of Twilight is one of the worst, most pointless, unnecessary books I have ever had the displeasure to trudge through.