Why I'm Stuck on Book 5 of The Wheel of Time Series - The Fantasy Review

Why I’m Stuck on Book 5 of The Wheel of Time Series

If you have seen any of my reviews for books 1-4 of Robert Jordan’s series, you will know that I have loved most of them and enjoyed the others. (I will leave links below of the reviews).

This book, however, is slow. Even by Wheel of Time standards! That is not to say that it is not good – the writing is lovely (like your Grandad telling you a story), and the characters and world are as vivid as ever.

I have an issue with the repetition.

Everything is being repeated, over and over and over and over (you get the idea). I would be happy is Rand went mad and killed Mat right now – just to watch something happen!

That being said, this could be a curse on the books for being too good… I mean, I am so excited for what is going to happen, perhaps I am just struggling with patience? Is my struggling with a group of characters moving very slowly in this one place not much is happening a symptom of impatience? I don’t really think so, but I would like someone to tell me if it gets better! (I am 34% into The Fires of Heaven for anyone who has read the series).

If anyone else has struggled with this book, please let me know! If you powered through, or have read further than me (or all the books), please let me know why I should keep reading! I really loved the first few books and would like to continue, but the same can be said for lots of other series I am reading instead of WoT right now.

Links to Reviews:

The Eye of the World: Book Review

The Great Hunt: Book Review

The Dragon Reborn: Book Review

The Shadow Rising: Book Review

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