Knife of Dreams

Knife of Dreams The Wheel of Time turns and Robert Jordan gives us the eleventh volume of his extraordinary masterwork of fantasy The dead are walking men die impossible deaths and it seems as though reality itsel

The Wheel of Time turns, and Robert Jordan gives us the eleventh volume of his extraordinary masterwork of fantasy 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 onlyThe Wheel of Time turns, and Robert Jordan gives us the eleventh volume of his extraordinary masterwork of fantasy 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 But Rand dares not fight until he possesses all the surviving seals on the Dark One s prison and has dealt with the Seanchan, who threaten to overrun all nations this side of the Aryth Ocean and increasingly seem too entrenched to be fought off But his attempt to make a truce with the Seanchan is shadowed by treachery that may cost him everything Whatever the price, though, he must have that truce And he faces other dangers There are those among the Forsaken who will go to any length to see him dead and the Black Ajah is at his side Unbeknownst to Rand, Perrin has made his own truce with the Seanchan It is a deal made with the Dark One, in his eyes, but he will do whatever is needed to rescue his wife, Faile, and destroy the Shaido who captured her Among the Shaido, Faile works to free herself while hiding a secret that might give her her freedom or cause her destruction And at a town called Malden, the Two Rivers longbow will be matched against Shaido spears Fleeing Ebou Dar through Seanchan controlled Altara with the kidnapped Daugh

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  1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series He also wrote under the names Reagan O Neal and Jackson O Reilly.Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina He served two tours in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970 with the United States Army as a helicopter gunner He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with V and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm After returning from Vietnam he attended The Citadel where he received an undergraduate degree in physics After graduating he was employed by the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer He began writing in 1977 He was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting He described himself as a High Church Episcopalian and received communion than once a week He lived with his wife Harriet McDougal, who works as a book editor currently with Tor Books she was also Jordan s editor in a house built in 1797 Responding to queries on the similarity of some of the concepts in his Wheel of Time books with Freemasonry concepts, Jordan admitted that he was a Freemason However, like his father and grandfather, he preferred not to advertise, possibly because of the negative propaganda against Freemasonry In his own words, no man in this country should feel in danger because of his beliefs On March 23, 2006, Jordan disclosed in a statement that he had been diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis, and that with treatment, his median life expectancy was four years, though he said he intended to beat the statistics He later posted on his Dragonmount blog to encourage his fans not to worry about him and that he intended to have a long and fully creative life.He began chemotherapy treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in early April 2006 Jordan was enrolled in a study using the drug Revlimid just approved for multiple myeloma but not yet tested on primary amyloidosis.Jordan died at approximately 2 45 p.m EDT on September 16, 2007, and a funeral service was held for him on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Jordan was cremated and his ashes buried in the churchyard of St James Church in Goose Creek, outside Charleston.

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  1. FREAKING FINALLY StarsAfter 3 books that went basically nowhere with miniscule plot development FINALLY and I mean FINALLY the story took off and things HAPPENEDIt s like Jordan had a check list of things to tick off and he just went down the list Perrin looking for Faile and getting his woman back Egwene actually doing something useful Sure she had to get captured and put in the white tower to do it but finally her story arc is way interesting Nynaeve and Lan finally getting a little relations [...]

  2. And so I ve completed my last Robert Jordan book in a while And a great one it was I didn t quite feel that it was on the level of the early great ones like The Eye of the World, The Shadow Rising and Lord of Chaos, but it definitely takes the pace up after three almost disappointingly mediocre books.In Knife of Dreams, interesting things start happening again, and we start moving towards a conclusion I m in doubt whether that s actually a positive thing, seeing as that means this all has to end [...]

  3. Robert Jordan s last entry in his epic Wheel of Time series was one of the best books in the whole series It had none of the pacing issues that have troubled the previous three to four instalments The result was we got a WoT book with all the normal good stuff plus a ton of major plot advancements Right from the prologue this was a fun and engaging read So what happened Spoilers ahead Rand He was fairly low key in this one but still managed to come to a few interesting decisions and had another [...]

  4. This book feels like a roller coaster ride after the last book The action began right in the first pages of prolog Galad and Whitecloaks subplot Things moves much closer to the Last Battle three of the most annoying subplots which dragged on and on during the last three books were finally resolved Perrin, Elayne, and Mat Below are my thoughts about the major characters of the series and their development.Rand shows up fairly briefly one of the prophesies about him is finally fulfilled I am talki [...]

  5. Buddy read with the Dragon Sworn over at BBBWhat a ride CoT was one of the slower books if not the slowest one of the series so I was a bit accustomed to the boredom of political maneuvering and the characters just mull around doing nothing So when this one started with a bang the prologue was simply amazing view spoiler Galad, you made my day with that display of fighting prowess hide spoiler I got so hyped that I could barely sleep Following the prologue things slowed a bit but not by much KoD [...]

  6. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Knife of Dreams is another huge installment 1.3 days worth of audio which suffers the same faults as the last several WOT novels But, if you ve made it this far, perhaps that won t bug you.I have to say that Robert Jordan can surely set a scene indeed, each chapter begins with a very detailed description of the setting, including such minutia as the style and oiliness of men s beards, the height of ladies boots, every knickknack on every plinth, every bit [...]


  8. 4.5 StarsWheel of Time in all its glory and Robert Jordan back to his best Action packed and full of excitement, this book starts tying up all the plot lines that have been meandering throughout the last few books Highlights include Spoilers view spoiler Galad s opening fight scene Perrin gets Faile back AT LAST Now if only he would master the Wolf Dream.Rand vs Forsaken Egwene fighting back against everything that is wrong with the White Tower As a PRISONER Will the REAL Amyrlin Seat please sta [...]

  9. Knife of Dreams, the elenth book in the colossal fantasy series the Wheel of Time, has been viewed as something of a return for Robert Jordan After near unanimous agreement on the terrible quality of books 8 10 and particularly book 10, Crossroads of Twilight, an 800 page novel where literally nothing happens , fans and some critics have regarded this as a return to form Are they right Is Knife of Dreams really as good as such earlier volumes as The Dragon Reborn and Lord of Chaos Has it redeeme [...]

  10. First of all, I d like to clear up the misconception that the series is meant to be read all at once and even the terrible books are decent if you re not waiting a couple years for each one I started reading the Wheel of Time in 2003, and for the first six books I ran out to get the sequel as soon as I finished the one before it Well, then the books started to slow down, and I lost interest finally, I realized I could skip 9 10 entirely, read online summaries, and continue to Knife of Dreams Whi [...]

  11. Finally a book comes along that has restored my faith in the Wheel of Time series The first four books were absolutely brilliant but I think anyone will agree that the series went a bit haywire after that, Robert Jordan kept introducing and points of view and random plot threads that just never seemed to go anywhere The stories went from being 1000 pages of pretty much non stop awesomeness to being 600 pages of boring description with about 200 pages of actual plot development and I d consider [...]

  12. Executive Summary Slow in places, but nothing like the last few books This book felt like a return to form for Mr Jordan Sadly it was his last.Audiobook Another fantastic job from Michael Kramer and Kate Reading They really make this world come alive and have always made the slower parts of the series pass by much easier.Full ReviewI remember really enjoying this book on my first read I enjoyed it just as much on my second By this point in the series Mat was by far my favorite character This boo [...]

  13. Knife of Dreams is one of my favourite books in The Wheel of Time series I happen to think that it is one of the stronger books in the series, though no doubt readers who have had to trudge through three slow, plodding novels in a row would think otherwise Indeed I would suggest that it is only the positioning of this novel which prevents it from being accepted as, if not the best work by Robert Jordan, then the second best I find it poetic that Robert Jordan saved his best for his last complete [...]

  14. Over 30 hours of audiobook entertainment I must admit to a feeling of relief to have finally reached the end although I did enjoy most of it There were parts that were really slow but there were also some really good parts especially when they featured Rand or Matt This seems to be the norm with these books though For some reason despite their frequent lack of action and repetitive qualities they have something which drags the reader in and makes them want to carry on and on and on I will contin [...]

  15. So this is the final instalment in the Wheel of Time series which was actually written by Jordan himself before he died I had heard before going into this one that it s the beginning of Jordan bringing all the threads back together in order to compose the final instalment A Memory of Light after this one which would have made a 12 book series but in actuality when Sanderson took over after this it ended up that he and Jordan s wife agreed splitting the final book into 3 books would be for the be [...]

  16. I might write a review at some point, but for now I will just say Knife of Dreams was a vast improvement over the previous books, especially Crossroads of Twilight Improvement in terms of plot, if not characters view spoiler I came to hate Perrin and Faile with a passion hide spoiler

  17. Knife of DreamsBook 11 of the Wheel of TimeBy Robert JordanA Wheel of Time Retrospective by Eric Allen.Though it wasn t really made public knowledge until a bit later, by this point in the series Robert Jordan s health was failing him, and this was the final book that he was able to complete before his death With the series dragging plotlines that it did not need on to ridiculous length, subplots bogging down all forward momentum, and most of the fast paced action from the first five books utter [...]

  18. U ovoj knjizi sve ene frk u Ja znam da ene cok u, uzdi u, kolutaju o ima, ali nikada ih nisam ula da frk u Frk u ma ke i psi kada im ne to nadra i nos Tako e, izgleda da u celom D ordanovom svetu ne postoji ena kojoj se ne mo e pripisati barem neki stepen histeri nog pona anja Osim Egvene Ta je mrtva ladna Sve ostale se ne to inate E, to je prava re Sve su bolesno tvrdoglave, sve se inate, sve se prave pametne Ponekad se zapitam da li je D ordan iveo zatvoren u sobi bez prozora i nikada nije sre [...]

  19. Knife of Dreams is the eleventh book in The Wheel of Time This book made significant progress on a few of the storylines In fact, a couple of the ongoing storylines seem to have reached a conclusion, which I was happy to see I was even happier about the brief but significant continuation of one particular storyline of interest to me, and I enjoyed all the other ongoing storylines I have comments hidden within the spoiler tags below view spoiler It s about time we finally got confirmation that M [...]

  20. Ovaj deo Tocka Vremena je svakako, na moju veliku srecu nakon poduzeg niza onih ne tako dobrih, blizi petoj nego trecoj zvezdici na skali za ocenjivanje Ovo je jedna od najboljih knjiga u serijalu do sada Na neke bitne stvari je stavljena tacka i napravljen je prostor da se napokon krene ka onome sto se zove Tarmon Gai don.

  21. Once again, Mat s story is the most fun to read Tuon, Mat s Seanchan fiance, simply will not believe her Toy is a respected general fighting wars for his best friend, Rand al Thor, the Dragon Reborn However, she is learning, finally, in this book, that he is not JUST a fascinating young gambler and a pretty to queens Rand, on the other hand, is all sorrow and serious business No wonder when he bears the heaviest burdens and the largest griefs Every eye is on every move he makes, and everyone wit [...]

  22. OK, I will start the review, like always, with the Mathrim bloody Cauthon DI understand that you will certainly think that I talk gibberish, cause that guy is not the main character it is Rand, the Dragon Reborn himself, the guy who can channelBut my choice will always be Mat Cause he makes me laugh every bloody time DHere are my tops of the book where he is finally caught in the women net.Mat is great general Uncase the banner, Macoll This time, we ll let them know who s killing them Mat Cautho [...]

  23. I just realized I never wrote a review on this one In fact, I haven t written a review in a while, so there s all this artistic energy pent up in my nethers This is another installment in the series where nothing really happens, but the nothing is ever so slightly interesting than nothing in the previous books.Most of the action revolves around Aes Sedai talking over coffee, plotting, counter plotting, and such There some warfare for those who like epic battles with banners flying and such, but [...]

  24. When the Wolf King carries the hammer, thus are the final days known When the fox marries the raven, and the trumpets of battle are blown Com imensa tristeza finalizo o ltimo livro escrito pelo Jordan.Ao contr rio do livro anterior, este livro deu uma retomada no ritmo usual da trama A hist ria andou.Finalmente o arco do Perrin foi finalizado Eu j n o aguentava mais essa persegui o para resgatar a Faile, Luz Tamb m curti o fim desse arco do Mat com a Tuon Gosto cada vez mais do personagem O livr [...]

  25. Son d rt kitaptaki olumsuzluklar n tam tersi olmu bu kitapta Gayet ak c yd ve kendini g zel okuttu Adam bayan betimlemeler h l vard ama olsun Herhalde rahmetliye lece i malum olmu Neredeyse 10 kitapta okudu um t m olaylar bir yerlere ba lanm A k as B.Sanderson a tamamlayacak pek bir ey kalmam B yle bir aheser yaratt n i in te ekk r ederim Bay Jordan, umar m daha g zel bir yerdesindir

  26. So this was originally meant to be the penultimate book, eh This was a refreshingly fast paced read after the much slower last few installments Well, it s SANDERSON TIEM

  27. 3.5 StarsThis installment in the Wheel of Time series kept a steady pace, and for the most part was a lot of fun The ending, as usual, was very interesting and left a lot open for the next book Perrin is the thing that disappoints me most in this series He started out as my favorite character in book one but I have not been thrilled with his character progression throughout the series He and Faile have a relationship that I can t seem to get behind Mat is probably the character I have grown to a [...]

  28. E mais um livro terminado Esse teve bastante a o e cap tulos acabando de maneira emocionante, principalmente na metade do livro Deu uma esfriada depois, mas as coisas continuaram acontecendo a todo momento e o livro acabou em pontos bem cruciais.Tem uma coisa que eu estava querendo muito que tivesse acontecido nesse livro, principalmente porque o ltimo escrito pelo Jordan, mas acabou que nem rolou Acho que ainda falta um bom tempo para acontecer.P.S Depois da consolida o de um certo casal nesse [...]

  29. This book is bittersweet Sweetly filled with many glorious details and action that were very lacking from the previous few books, but bitterly it is the last that Jordan ever wrote himself At least he ended his last full part on a high, though.A lot of the prophecies are starting to tie up here, with the Shadow being knocked back in surprising degree For all of the Shadow s small gains, they keep having some rather major losses Perhaps their greed keeps getting the better of them, their in fight [...]

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