Throwback Thursday: A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan


I've picked the oldest book that've read recently. Its not super old, but its over 20 years old. That's old enough.

Title: A Crown of Swords

By: Robert Jordan

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Pages: 880

Release Date: November 15th, 1997

Publisher: Tor Books

Rating: ★★☆☆☆


Summary from Goodreads:

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

Elayne, Aviendha, and Mat come ever closer to the bowl ter'angreal that may reverse the world's endless heat wave and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather all manner of women who can channel--Sea Folk, Windfinders, Wise Ones, and some surprising others. And above all, Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael, in the shadows of Shadar Logoth, where the blood-hungry mist, Mashadar, waits for prey.


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I really hated this one. It felt like the characters were stagnant and didn't do much. The only interesting point was when Nynaeve and Lan found each other again. That was nearly the end of the 800 page book. The story did a lot of sitting around the fire complaining or wondering what other people where doing. There was little battle and the sexual tension between Rand and all his wayward women was almost non existent. Matt was still Matt, but there wasn't much of him and Perrin finally stood up to his scary as all get out wife.

I'm going to chalk this one up as an informational read and hope the next book can pick up the pace.

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