Book Review of A Crown of Swords.
While Rand doesn’t appear much in the book, it is those parts which I find most interesting. Certainly, those bits had me revising some of the guesses I made on the future direction of the story and the role of a number of the characters.
On the other hand, Elayne and Nynaeve seem to spend a great deal of time either condemning everyone else as fools or deciding what everyone else should be doing. So much so, that I don’t find myself missing out on the story at all despite skimming through those parts. The only thing of interest here is that which concerns Mat. I certainly had myself a good laugh at his horror and embarrassment to discover the tables turned when he becomes the object of a queen’s attentions.
A Crown of Swords has the funniest bits in the Wheel of Time, even if I find the focus on the female protagonists annoying.
My conclusions :
- Would I re-read the book ? Definitely.
- Would I want to read the next book in the series ? Yes.
- Would I want to own my personal copy if I didn’t already own it ? Yes.
- Who would I recommend this too? All fantasy readers.
- For those looking to read the book, would I recommend buying or borrowing the book? Buy it. The series is a keeper.