Robert Jordan has brought literary realism to a totally new level. A pity the author had to die when he did. His writing is simply unique!
Despite its brilliance, it would be totally unfair to judge other epic fantasy series using WoT as a yardstick. Here, I’d simply say, “other series have done well, but WoT surpasses them all”
Meanwhile, Aes Sedai plotting thickens, serving as a perfect backdrop to the eventual facing off of The Dragon Reborn Rand al’Thor and the Forsaken Sammael.
The quick pacing allows a lot of action to be crammed between pages, and Brandon Sanderson has duly obliged.
Even the most optimistic fan of the shows knows deep down that the books cannot be excellently replicated by live-action.
The Dragon has been reborn, but the Shadow is equally growing in power. Nynaeve and Elayne go to Tanchico to hunt for Black Sisters, with Nynaeve encountering and dueling one of the Forsaken, Moghedien, in the process. Perrin Aybara has to grow into his new identity as Wolfbrother