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Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time, #6) Took you long enough to stop your main characters from sucking, RJ Truthfully this was 3.5 stars, but I gave 3 stars to all the other books and somehow am still reading them , so I gave this one the benefit of the doubt and 4 stars.But this book was over 900 pages A few things RJ could have stopped repeating The men women dynamic How much the maidens think Rand is either their son, or brother How much Warders look like wolves How much Aiel look like wolves How complex names of actual w Took you long enough to stop your main characters from sucking, RJ Truthfully this was 3.5 stars, but I gave 3 stars to all the other books and somehow am still reading them , so I gave this one the benefit of the doubt and 4 stars.But this book was over 900 pages A few things RJ could have stopped repeating The men women dynamic How much the maidens think Rand is either their son, or brother How much Warders look like wolves How much Aiel look like wolves How complex names of actual wolves are Descriptions of Rand s coat How much Mat hates Aes Sedai How good Mat s luck is How much Mat Rand Perrin each think the other 2 are total pimps How annoying Perrin s wife is How much Aviendha wants to bang Rand, but also doesn t Much Guide How to Female in Wheel of Time Learn something new Assume you then know everything and make sure everyone who also knows how to do it is aware that you knowEstablish dominance by making something up and insisting on it When first seeing another female be sure to judge her neckline first, followed by face, clothing and finally where she comes from If a woman flirts with your man, get angry at him for being present while that occurred If your man attempts to keep you safe or giv Guide How to Female in Wheel of Time Learn something new Assume you then know everything and make sure everyone who also knows how to do it is aware that you knowEstablish dominance by making something up and insisting on it When first seeing another female be sure to judge her neckline first, followed by face, clothing and finally where she comes from If a woman flirts with your man, get angry at him for being present while that occurred If your man attempts to keep you safe or gives you advice, go galavanting head first into trouble regardless When the man comes to rescue him, chew him out for thinking you needed rescuing in the first place and or not being there to save you in the first place Find fault with anything a man says They are wool headed and clearly can t form a coherent thought, so ensure they know it If you cannot speak to him at that time sniff loudly so he is still aware of how idiotic he is Use violence often to show that violence will not be tolerated When in close quarters with a friend for long periods of time make snide comments to let her know how much you care Berate the man you like until he realizes he is in love with you Worryabout what your companions are wearing than about the dark lord escaping If you are with another woman let your disdain be obvious if there are no men present If men are present, be sure to take her side and team up against the men.Seriously though, while I can t stand the women in this series, I still keep picking these up I was a little disappointed in this one in that in 1000 pages very little happened that wasn t the above, and it ended on a cliffhanger.Aggravating In This Sequel To The Phenomenal New York Times Bestseller The Fires Of Heaven, We Plunge Again Into Robert Jordan S Extraordinarily Rich, Totally Unforgettable World On The Slopes Of Shayol Ghul, The Myrddraal Swords Are Forged, And The Sky Is Not The Sky Of This World In Salidar The White Tower In Exile Prepares An Embassy To Caemlyn, Where Rand Al Thor, The Dragon Reborn, Holds The Throne And Where An Unexpected Visitor May Change The World In Emond S Field, Perrin Goldeneyes, Lord Of The Two Rivers, Feels The Pull Of Ta Veren To Ta Veren And Prepares To March Morgase Of Caemlyn Finds A Most Unexpected, And Quite Unwelcome, Ally And South Lies Illian, Where Sammael Holds Sway I ve completed Book 6 of the epic Wheel of Time buddy read with my amazing friend Branwen While the awesome parts of this book made it all worth reading particularly that exciting battle at the end I must confess this was my least favorite novel in the series so far Still, the Wheel of Time books just get better from here on outright RightUmmwhy did all the Wheel of Time fans start snickering at me just now FULL REVIEW TO COMEWheel of Time ranking photo from favorite novel to le I ve completed Book 6 of the epic Wheel of Time buddy read with my amazing friend Branwen While the awesome parts of this book made it all worth reading particularly that exciting battle at the end I must confess this was my least favorite novel in the series so far Still, the Wheel of Time books just get better from here on outright RightUmmwhy did all the Wheel of Time fans start snickering at me just now FULL REVIEW TO COMEWheel of Time ranking photo from favorite novel to least favorite Wow, that s a lot of pages read photo Just think, Branwenonly about 7,000pages to go in the series A new month a new Wheel of Time book with the fantasy fanatics of Buddies Books and Baubles This book is both engaging and infuriating If I were to write 30 words or less that sum up my feelings about the series so far they would go something like thisNever have I read a series that I like so much based mostly on worldbuilding, plot and cultures while disliking or struggling with most of the charactersThe continuing fight against The Dark One or Lord of Chaos and his chosen is really wel A new month a new Wheel of Time book with the fantasy fanatics of Buddies Books and Baubles This book is both engaging and infuriating If I were to write 30 words or less that sum up my feelings about the series so far they would go something like thisNever have I read a series that I like so much based mostly on worldbuilding, plot and cultures while disliking or struggling with most of the charactersThe continuing fight against The Dark One or Lord of Chaos and his chosen is really well done I love all the details of the different cultures and the histories of how they were shaped that way I think some of the reveals that are doled out here and there are masterfully in how they are planned and played out The surprises that come in ever book again and again surprise me like they are supposed to and yet I can see the hints along the way Overall the story and world building are great and yet the characters infuriate me 73.89% of the time.Let s just hit on the female characters first There were a few that started off really good in the first few books and I thought they had a ton of potential but in this book I only like Min, Avienda and the Maidens the rest of the women spend their time hiding, making ridiculous statements, infighting and a plethora of other eyerolling actions that just make me cringe Nynaeve who I adored in the first few books spent the majority of this one either pulling her braid, avoiding facing ANYTHING or just saying ridiculous things sadface I loved her and now she is just a shadow of what she could have been The same goes for Elayne, Egwene and Faile for that matter.Rand has the worst friends ever I think the only people truly on his side all the time are the Maidens I get that they don t understand and are not sure how to deal with a man who can channel but Perrin and Mat were his best friends growing up and knew him before he was The Dragon Reborn You would at least think that they would throw a little trust his way As is it almost seems like each is ready to bolt the first chance they get and neither seems to have much trust for him Poor Rand he is really mostly alone.But let s get to my favorite moments in this oneLoial finding out his mother and Erith are searching for him Since he needs a wife to take him into hand and get him settled Perrin finally meeting his in laws and finding they are just as hard and manipulative as his wife can be They were funny though and it might have been my favorite happier moment this book Min getting her shot at Rand It is about time and I love the way she has decided to go about it Avienda and Elayne meeting up again after the Avienda spent some time with Rand.Man you would think that guy was Casanova instead of a woolhead that has no clue what to do with women The big battle at the end and why Perrin had to take the fight to them It was intense the the buildup was supurb Egwene getting pulled into a very handsome mans dreams about her and cough getting her groove on coughHonestly it is a good thing that the story is really good or else the stubbornness and obstinacy of characters would really deter from everything else There is some set up for some things to go either really right doubtfully or horribly wronglikely in the next book and I m really looking forward to that.I was a little sad that we didn t get to see Lan in this book except for a moment The Warder was one of the characters that I really loved in the beginning but he is getting less and less page time and I almost forgot about him completely except Nynaeve is also wondering what has become of him All and all these while long are pretty entertaining stories and I have really enjoyed taking on one book a month of this fantasy series Reviewed by Rabid ReadsNOTICE this reread is in preparation for finally biting the bullet and reading book 14 That means I HAVE NOT read book 14 yet Please be mindful of this in the comments, both for me and for others who may or may not have progressed past this point in the series Thank you.SOI m not gonna sugar coat it, shit goes DOWN in this book.There s the Morgase situation, which is one unfortunate event after another.We ve watched the Pattern rearrange itself for Rand, Mat, a Reviewed by Rabid ReadsNOTICE this reread is in preparation for finally biting the bullet and reading book 14 That means I HAVE NOT read book 14 yet Please be mindful of this in the comments, both for me and for others who may or may not have progressed past this point in the series Thank you.SOI m not gonna sugar coat it, shit goes DOWN in this book.There s the Morgase situation, which is one unfortunate event after another.We ve watched the Pattern rearrange itself for Rand, Mat, and Perrin To their benefit This almost seems like the opposite And FYI, if you don t already know, I have NOT read WoT 14 yet that s the purpose behind this reread , so if there is a reason, and you know it, you had better keep it to yourself brandishes fists Misinformation, coincidence, pessimism, logic, you name it, and somehow it s a contributing factor to the mess that is Morgase on the run.Also, you can t throw a rock without hitting a Forsaken This is the installment where you learn what Bal azamon meant when he went on and on about having power over the dead.I m torn between just accepting how realistically petty and squabbling these Big Bads are amongst themselves, and beingdisgusted You want reasons for why these powerful weilders of the One Power joined the Dark Side Nine times out of ten it boils down to jealousy If not jealousy, then resentment over some perceived slight The notable exception is a Mad Scientist type who was forbidden from continuing his bizarre genetic engineering experiments, but even that could be attributed back to resentment for not adequately appreciating his genius So yeah, there s a surplus of scheming and machinations happening.And that is not limited to the Forsaken, no, it is NOT The Aes Sedai on both sides are behaving abominably Salidar Aes Sedai the Little Tower decides the best way to legitimize their claim is raise their own Amyrlin And that s a good idea It makes sense BUT Even with the Tower broken and Tarmon Gai don on the horizon, they can t lay their own goals and ambitions down long enough to come to an agreement, so what do they do view spoiler Twist Tower law into raising an Accepted that ALL factions believe they can manipulate to their own ends hide spoiler Despicable Tower Aes Sedai a delegation of Sisters including Reds arrives in Cairhien under the guise of honoring the Dragon Reborn and negotiating some kind of mutually beneficial arrangement that ultimately hinges on Rand s agreement to go and presumably stay in Tar Valon BUT The second they arrive they begin preparations for his refusal, in which case the new plan is to view spoiler transfer delegation leadership to a Red whose sole purpose is to find men who can channel and destroy that ability , forcibly abduct Rand, beat him into submission on the way to Aes Sedai HQ, and bring someone he cares about along as well, for motivation purposes hide spoiler SERIOUSLY.Oh, and Alanna currently unaffiliated with either group of Aes Sedai takes it upon herself to view spoiler bond Rand as her Warder And just in case you didn t pick up on it, takes it upon herself means SHE DID NOT ASK hide spoiler And while we re on the subject of Aes Sedai, poor judgement, and superiority complexes, let s talk about their hierarchy.What s it based on Age Experience Education NOPE It s based on STRENGTH in the Power As in the arbitrary amount of the True Source a woman can safely handle True story.As Egwene observes Sorilea would have been put out of the Tower without ever being tested for Accepted.And Sorilea is by all accounts the most respected Wise One in the Aiel nation SO It s no surprise that after their dealings with the Salidar Aes Sedai who are by far the lesser of evils , any intimidation they originally felt has been replaced by scorn.Just as concerning is the Black Tower, run by Mazrim TaimAll I m going to say about him is that if you re suspiciousyou should go with that.As disheartening as ALL of that sounds, it s not all bad.There s Olver, the nine year old Cairhien orphan adopted by the Band His story is heart breaking, but he is resilient And with an army of indulgent uncles he s infinitely better off then he was among the refugees Sulin in livery is also pretty great snickers As is Davram Bashere, and Loial s reaction to learning that his mother has as he s always feared come after him with a bride in tow.So yeah, good stuff to help break up all the awfulness, but overall, this is not a happy installment Be prepared to watch Rand slip further and further behind his wall of stone How will the Wise Ones teach him to bend like a willow so he does not shatter I do not know But I m going to find out.My other reviews for this series The Eye of the World Wheel of Time, 1 by Robert Jordan The Great Hunt Wheel of Time, 2 by Robert Jordan The Dragon Reborn Wheel of Time, 3 by Robert Jordan The Shadow Rising Wheel of Time, 4 by Robert Jordan The Fires of Heaven Wheel of Time, 5 by Robert Jordan A Crown of Swords Wheel of Time, 7 by Robert Jordan The Path of Daggers Wheel of Time, 8 by Robert Jordan Winter s Heart Wheel of Time, 9 by Robert Jordan Crossroads of Twilight Wheel of Time, 10 by Robert Jordan New Spring Wheel of Time, 0 by Robert Jordan To review this book, I have to start by telling a little story about my history with this series, andspecifically with this book.It was in the great year of ought 7 2007 when I was first reading Lord of Chaos, the sixth book of The Wheel of Time It was also the same year that Harry Potter was finishing up and sadly when the author himself, Robert Jordan, died of a rare disease I decided, not only did I want to make sure there was an ending sorry, I know that was insensitive of me , bu To review this book, I have to start by telling a little story about my history with this series, andspecifically with this book.It was in the great year of ought 7 2007 when I was first reading Lord of Chaos, the sixth book of The Wheel of Time It was also the same year that Harry Potter was finishing up and sadly when the author himself, Robert Jordan, died of a rare disease I decided, not only did I want to make sure there was an ending sorry, I know that was insensitive of me , but I was really excited to catch up and finish the Harry Potter Series.So, 4 years ago or so since it s early 2012 I stopped reading Lord of Chaos just about 260 pages in For me, for the last 4 years, Nynaeve, Elayne, and Moghedien were in Salidar for that entire time Rand was still waiting for Elayne to come back and reclaim the Lion Throne in Caemlyn Mat hanging with the Red Hand Band they re touring in a town near you and Perrin in the Two Rivers which still felt like he was there forever when I picked up again And I can t really say things change all that much by the end of Lord of Chaos either, but I ll get to that in the spoiler below.When I picked it up again last year, it was great to be back I didn t realize how much I missed this series I started by rereading well, listening on audio books 1 5 and then jumping into this book this year.I have to say, Lord of Chaos is where you can really see the slow down take place I love this series as much as the next guy, but there s a definite slow down that happens, especially when you have a 70 page prologue.Some spoiler ish things I d like to talk about follow, so you may want to have read the book first Just a warning.I ll start with the ending As epic as it is with the battle of Dumai s Wells, with the Aiel meeting Aiel meeting Aes Sedai meeting with Aes Sedai meeting with Mayeners meeting with asha man meeting with..okay I ll stop there Okay, awesome battle, I loved it, but it was extremely short It was really only the last 30 pages or so But the main part is that it really didn t do a whole lot to move the story forward like I thought the ending of the book would do No Forsaken is killed like in all the others up to this point Okay, it shows the power and threat that is the Asha man as well as the Shaido who ve been pretty worthless for a while now Otherwise, it just resolves problems that were just introduced in this book and then addsAm I gonna have to make another Lost comparison Next, what s the deal with the bowl that controls weather that s not yet found I figured the way to solve the problem with the rising heat being due to the Dark One s influence was tommmmdefeat the Dark One We don t need another random track to go down.End Spoiler DiscussionSo, if you read the spoiler, I really did enjoy this installment in The Wheel of Time, promise If you didn t read the spoiler, I really did enjoy this installment in The Wheel of Time Not my favorite in the series, but I really enjoyed all the intricacies and additions to the incredible world Jordan created.4.5 5 StarsPs This is a cool video of the making of the new ebook cover I don t recommend watching it until you ve read the book though It combines the artwork with passages from the audiobook read by Michael Kramer including some of the very last lines of the book 5 A buddy read with my Fantasy Addicts at BBB May the Wheel weave as the Wheel wills Amazing More than amazing Have I covered it all Yes, I have I have run out of superlatives for this series and I do not care The pacing of the story is very deceptively slow, but it builds on itself, fiber by fiber, and by the end of each book you find yourself holding your breath, barely able to take in air, because it is an energy outward transmutation of a million plot lines coming tog 5 A buddy read with my Fantasy Addicts at BBB May the Wheel weave as the Wheel wills Amazing More than amazing Have I covered it all Yes, I have I have run out of superlatives for this series and I do not care The pacing of the story is very deceptively slow, but it builds on itself, fiber by fiber, and by the end of each book you find yourself holding your breath, barely able to take in air, because it is an energy outward transmutation of a million plot lines coming together and creating an explosion And you would think there is nothing left to write about after this, but the series is barely getting to its middle I am in Awe of Robert Jordan How he weaves all those settings, cultures, characters, plot lines, and creates a world so real it is palpable, I can not even imagine Little details, which seem negligible, characters you might have noticed mentioned in the first book showing up now or at times you least expect it, every pebble on the path to every following book is there with a purpose and you truly get the schizophrenic sense that you live in the Real World at the same time as you live in the world created by Robert Jordan And despite the feeling of a split, you enjoy every moment of it and want , and , andNow, don t get me wrong, Robert Jordan s world is not perfect, nor are the people and other creatures inhabiting it We still follow mostly our five youths of The Two Rivers with the added from the first book constant companions, and they realy need to go to school on How to communicate with the people I am closest to , because they ALL SUCK AT COMMUNICATION If they only stopped feeling sorry for themselves and start lookingon the big picture, things would be movie perfect But, as most of us, they get stuck on the chicks or dudes they like like, who is jealous of whom, power struggles, showing or not showing favors, love, guilt, shame, and fear They feel real, flesh and blood, and are lovable, hated, or as annoying as anyone in our everyday life The annoying thing does prevail at times, but it does give character to the books As always, I will not get into the plots of the books, since it is both impossible and it would be so muchfun to find it on your own I will say that it starts slow and ends with a sprint I can not wait to see what happens in the next one, which I am about to start ASAP.I wish you all Happy Reading and may reading expend your world and help you fly The lions sing and the hills take flight The moon by day, and the sun by night Blind woman, deaf man, jackdaw fool Let the Lord of Chaos rule There is no going back The Wheel of Time is now officially one of my favourite series of all time At times while reading I got this weird, amazing feeling that only two other works of fantasy have given me before There was something this sixth book had that took me over the edge and far down the other side Orspecifically, something this bookThe lions sing and the hills take flight The moon by day, and the sun by night Blind woman, deaf man, jackdaw fool Let the Lord of Chaos rule There is no going back The Wheel of Time is now officially one of my favourite series of all time At times while reading I got this weird, amazing feeling that only two other works of fantasy have given me before There was something this sixth book had that took me over the edge and far down the other side Orspecifically, something this book did not have.This series has in my eyes had two huge problems barring it from a place among the very best fantasy epics out there First, that the plot development is so slow it sometimes feels like watching the grass grow Second, that the protagonists are the most frustrating, stupid, stubborn, arrogant idiots you ll ever find in any series And thanks be to some miracle, that second issue seems to have evaporated into thin air While reading this book I found myself loving Mat and Egwene, feeling positively indifferent towards most of the others, and actually starting to like even Rand himself.And when you have an absodamnlutely amazing series and take away its single biggest problem, you re left with well, an absodamnlutely amazing series Slow plot development or no, without the horrible characters that sometimes made me want to throw these books in the closest wall, I am truly able to appreciate the epic work of a man whom I would now describe as the best fantasy writer and world builder since Tolkien himself.This was not the best Wheel of Time book so far, but it deserves all the stars simply for turning me into an adoring fan And sure tons of political intrigue, Forsaken point of view chapters, a Whitecloak actually being bloody awesome, and a return to the eerily wonderful Shadar Logoth it all did help.Damn, I love this Wheel of Time reviews 1 The Eye of the World 2 The Great Hunt 3 The Dragon Reborn 4 The Shadow Rising 5 The Fires of Heaven 6 Lord of Chaos 7 A Crown of Swords 8 The Path of Daggers 9 Winter s Heart 10 Crossroads of Twilight 11 Knife of Dreams 12 The Gathering Storm 13 Towers of Midnight 14 A Memory of Light ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.I could almost copy and paste my review for Fires of Heaven right here and it would be mostly suitable because Lord of Chaos isof the same This is another metropolitan city phonebook sized novel with a potentially interesting story that is bogged down by its excruciatingly slow pace, regular insertions of backstory, constant descriptions of the garb of every major and minor character garb which keeps getting smoothed, straightened, or otherwise adj ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.I could almost copy and paste my review for Fires of Heaven right here and it would be mostly suitable because Lord of Chaos isof the same This is another metropolitan city phonebook sized novel with a potentially interesting story that is bogged down by its excruciatingly slow pace, regular insertions of backstory, constant descriptions of the garb of every major and minor character garb which keeps getting smoothed, straightened, or otherwise adjusted , and too many mentions of expanses of bosoms, spankings, sitting on knees, sniffing, snorting, and braid yanking I swear, if I have to read good stout Two Rivers woolens onetime In Lord of Chaos some of the most interesting WOT characters are absent e.g., Egeanin and Lan , some of the formerly interesting characters have become almost intolerable e.g., Siuan and Aviendha , and some who should have grown up by now just won t Nynaeve and Faile At least we get to visit a new city Ebou Dar in which everyone looks and acts the same and all the women are looking for fights with knives.The only really entertaining parts of Lord of Chaos were Lews Therin s mumblings in Rand s head I thought this was clever and amusing Where are all the dead Lews Therin whispered Why will they not be silent Rand chuckled grimly Surely that had to be a joke.There is a climax at the end of the book that truly changes the course of the story and I hope will serve to pick up the pace in the next novel , but it took entirely too long to get there and involved a sudden change in some of the characters normal behavior Rand s got a horde of Aiel maidens and wise ones around him everywhere he goes and then they suddenly decide to take a coffee break when a group of Aes Sedai come to visit Huh Well, I was puzzled, but at least there was finally some action, even if the events around it seemed contrived.Robert Jordan is a smooth writer who s got an interesting story to tell thus, three stars , but he dilutes its power by drawing it out This book s plot should have been combined with the previous two books plots and then 75% of the words should have been removed There was so much repetition that we probably wouldn t have missed anything Then, instead of three slow and repetitive novels, we d have one great novel ReadRobert Jordan book reviews at Fantasy literature


About the Author: Robert Jordan

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series He also wrote under the names Reagan O Neal and Jackson O Reilly.Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina He served two tours in Vietnam from 1968 to Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series He also wrote under the names Reagan O Neal and Jackson O Reilly.Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina He served two tours in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970 with the United States Army as a helicopter gunner He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with V and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm After returning from Vietnam he attended The Citadel where he received an undergraduate degree in physics After graduating he was employed by the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer He began writing in 1977 He was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting He described himself as a High Church Episcopalian and received communionthan once a week He lived with his wife Harriet McDougal, who works as a book editor currently with Tor Books she was also Jordan s editor in a house built in 1797 Responding to queries on the similarity of some of the concepts in his Wheel of Time books with Freemasonry concepts, Jordan admitted that he was a Freemason However, like his father and grandfather, he preferred not to advertise, possibly because of the negative propaganda against Freemasonry In his own words, no man in this country should feel in danger because of his beliefs On March 23, 2006, Jordan disclosed in a statement that he had been diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis, and that with treatment, his median life expectancy was four years, though he said he intended to beat the statistics He later posted on his Dragonmount blog to encourage his fans not to worry about him and that he intended to have a long and fully creative life.He began chemotherapy treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in early April 2006 Jordan was enrolled in a study using the drug Revlimid just approved for multiple myeloma but not yet tested on primary amyloidosis.Jordan died at approximately 2 45 p.m EDT on September 16, 2007, and a funeral service was held for him on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Jordan was cremated and his ashes buried in the churchyard of St James Church in Goose Creek, outside Charleston


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