Crossroads of Twilight (WoT Book 10)

Rahl Windsong

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I recently found Crossroads of Twilight in hardcover and at a good sale price so I bought it. I am only about 50 pages into it but I am finding it to be more work then enjoyment. Too much rehashing, just get on with the story please. Why make the reader work to read the story, I don't get that at all.

I find this sort of like some of the Massive Multiplayer Online Game developers theory that a player should have to work to succeed and very often the work is boring. Instead make the work fun and then everything is good, even the part leading up to the payoff. It almost seems like Jordan himself does not know he is doing this with this story. A twelve book story may be too long even for an author of his obvious talents. I won't put the book down, nor will I stop reading this series before I reach the end, but getting there could be more enjoyable then it is proving to be.

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Rahl you will find the whole book like this ...... sorry to disappoint. All it basically did was further continue other plots without providing any type of resolution (or action). Hopefully the next book will be better.
 

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Its hard to believe how poor this book actually is. I thought Winter's Heart was poor with the only significant thing being, Rand cleaning the floor err..male half of the One Power. However comparing this to GRRM's ASoIaF is not really fair to Mr. Martin, at least ASoIaF is still a good story. I would rather Jordan took 4 or 5 years per book then to turn out this trash. The chapters with Elayne are so boring I just started to skip them entirely. Not only that I have found many mistakes in this book, poor writing, poor editing, no emotion in the story what so ever. The best chapters are the ones with Perrin but even that part of the story is now seeming to drag on for no good reason. Either kill Faile of have her rescued! Please!

This is very sad and if he does not redeem himself with the last two books I doubt I would want to read a new series by this author. At the very least I would wait for several reviews before I did. And how on earth this could have "New York Times Best Seller" on the cover is beyond me. Did it get there from the good books in the series? I suppose it did.

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Rahl Windsong said:
And how on earth this could have "New York Times Best Seller" on the cover is beyond me. Rahl

Curiosity kills the reader... sigh. I've found that Jordan is like a long, slow train-wreck. It's hard to tear your eyes away, especially when you're hoping for some redeeming quality at the end of it all.

I started getting really annoyed with the whole Perrin-Faile storyline. At first I thought Perrin was great, but the more Faile took over I realized that I couldn't stand her, and his obsession with her was making him a lunatic.

Now Mat is pretty much the only character I can stomach.:(
 

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yeah, Mat's cool

it'd be better if he went schizo 'cos of all the voices/past lives he's experiencing, though.

I want to see him go up against Rand in a fight - two ta'varen (sp?) mano a mano :)
 

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Lol Rahl, I tried to warn ya. But the way I look at it the book must hold some use to the end of the series. And since it is a series I plan to finish I was glad I actually finished the thing. But I doubt that I've ever read a more pointless book. That isn't to say I've never read another bad fantasy book, because I have. But at least in them there was some plot or some storyline that reached a conclusion of sorts.
 

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Yes I agree I keep reading and hoping something will happen to make it worthy of the previous books in this series. So far the only thing that has interested me is when Rand asked Logain to make a truce with the Senchan. I want to see how this will be done I do not believe they want peace with anyone unless they were to do so by conquering them.

I suppose I really should also take back my comment about it being trash, the writing is really quite good just the subject is a bit boring and thats kind of sad considering what a great epic story this is.

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Crossroads of Twlight,for the first 300pgs nothing of substance happened,we got about a dozen pages about two people having a bath!!time for Jordan to tighten things up.
 

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I don't think many think the book is "bad", but the suspense created is almost physiclly painful, the book, for some,gives too much information and not enough. I loved it, and it basically guarantees that you buy the next one
 

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I don't believe that the book nor the series is bad. But I am beginning to understand why a lot of authors do not become popular until they are dead. Had we been alive during the time of Tolkien writing his books, our reactions may have been similar. We have had the obvious advantage of being able to read all of the works on our schedule instead of having to wait on the author to finish them. I do not disagree that some of the books in this series have been a chore to read, but I am still willing to give plot a chance.
 

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I thought that Crossroads of Twilight was the worst fantasy book I've ever read. I seem to be in the minority here though, but my problem was that nothing happened. A perfect synopsis from the book a minute site:
"Rand BROODS and DREAMS about his THREE WOMEN.)


Minor Characters
There is a large use of the One Power over there. (repeat indefinitely)
Perrin
I was going to save my wife, but that will have to wait for the next book.​
Egwene
I was going to attack Tar Valon, but I won't finish it until the next book.​
Mat
I might flirt with Tuon in the next book.​



THE END"
 

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lol Byers...


I actually agree that very little happened. I don't think it's the worst I've ever listened to.... but I wish I could identify what is different in the world now, than before.
 

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I've got this book but yet to read it, holding off 'till series end before completing the final books....:(
 

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I've read this book (and the rest) so I tend to agree that RJ just doesn't go through with the big events that he continues hyping. This can be very dangerous because he might have outdone himself by making Tarmon Gai'don seem like a battle we cannot comprehend. He needs to follow through with his stories, it just kills me when he tries to slow the pace and then rushes into finale situations near the last pages. That is his only fault, he doesn't know what consistent speed is. Besides that, Crossroads of Twilight is a fairly good book...maybe because Winter's Heart kept me on the edge.
 

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the series are good.......i have read thru them twice already.
waitin for the next 1 to come out this month...hope to lay my hands on it soon........:rolleyes:
but i agree with brys..........10 was BAD!!!!!
considering the way things are hapening in jordans univers....i find it hard to imagine how he can finish it off in just 2 novels....
chaos has invaded this dimension quite completely.....i hope the thing dsnt fizz out in the end
cuz i dont see rand getting any more stronger.....perrin and mat are busy with their significant others...and the number of bad guys just keep increasing
even if Moirain is gonna make a comebak.....i dont see how worlds gonna be saved this time:confused:

surprise me jordan!!
 

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