February 12, 2012

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted at The Story Siren. In My Mailbox
Anyone can participate. IMM is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.


Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan

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 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.


  1. I used to read these. I read up through....um.....gosh, I can't remember, but it might have been the 9th or tenth book. I used to get each new book as soon as it came out, but the last few took so long to come out, and I remember one came out in hardback. Now it's been so long that I don't know if I'll remember all the characters, or subplots that were being worked. And the thought of playing catch up with these books that average 900 pages. Wow.

    I'm tempted though - because even though each book seemed to push the plot along at a snails pace, even with each book at 900 or more pages - the writing was pretty good. I especially enjoyed the women warriors - forget the names, but the ones who fought very hard and at the same time covered their heads and faces.....it's a vague memory but I remember enjoying this part very much.

    I'm so tempted... :)

    1. You're thinking of the Aiel, in particular the Maidens of the Spear :-)

      Yup, I know how you feel ... I'd been putting of re-reading the series for some time because of the length of the books but with the last book coming out soon, I though it was time. There were so many things I'd forgotten. And no matter how much I enjoy the series, it's not an experience I intend to repeat for a few years at least. LOL.


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