Review of 'Winter's Heart'

Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan
9th book in the 'Wheel of Time' series

winters_heart.jpg The 9th instalment in the epic that is the Wheel of Time and Jordan continues weaving his magic. Rand is determined to remove the taint in saidin but along the way he has to deal with what Elayne, Min and Aviendha. Of course, Elayne has her own problems in Andor with her claim to the throne still unresolved. Mat has problems of his own owing to the distractions of his lover in Ebou Dar…never mind the three women expecting him to get them out of the city…now held by the Seanchan. Perrin? He is distracted by his wife's kidnapping and is off to get her back. The details are thick and the story complex as the tale continues to unfold. I am finding the series more and more difficult to follow with the ever-increasing number of characters and sub-plots unfolding in every page. It is worthwhile for fans (and readers) of the series to read, of course, but newcomers should definitely start at book one first. A worthy successor, if not getting a bit TOO complex, to the epic that is the Wheel of Time.

Rating: “Really good but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2004-10-03

Genre: Fantasy

Publication Date: 2000

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