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Book Review: Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan

In preparation for Robert Jordan’s new book Knife of Dreams the eleventh book in The Wheel of Time, I have been reading books 8-10. I had left off with book 7 because I was kind of over the whole series. (I read them all on Christmas break during college.) Returning to them has been kind of fun and a nice break. Of course, the fact that I was sick in bed the last two days gave me plenty of time to read. Although Jordan steals a lot of his material from various places (Do names like Artur Hawking, or Luthair Peandrag ring any bells) he still tries to write a series that is all his own. Although his wrting can at times be overly descriptive and slow moving, those parts make the faster paced portions cause my breathing to come even more shallowly. I can’t wait to find out what happens to Rand, Egwene, Mat and Perrin each in troubles of their own that will coalesce into a fainale that I’m sure will be as surprising as it is heart-wrenching. If you haven’t read it, make sure you begin with Eye of the World. Also, be sure to take it in fits and starts so as not to be overwhelmed.