Crossroads of Twilight

Crossroads of Twilight

Book - 2003
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McMillan Palgrave
In the tenth book of The Wheel of Time from the New York Times #1 bestselling author Robert Jordan, the world and the characters stand at a crossroads, and the world approaches twilight, when the power of the Shadow grows stronger.

Fleeing from Ebou Dar with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons, whom he is fated to marry, Mat Cauthon learns that he can neither keep her nor let her go, not in safety for either of them, for both the Shadow and the might of the Seanchan Empire are in deadly pursuit.

Perrin Aybara seeks to free his wife, Faile, a captive of the Shaido, but his only hope may be an alliance with the enemy. Can he remain true to his friend Rand and to himself? For his love of Faile, Perrin is willing to sell his soul.

At Tar Valon, Egwene al'Vere, the young Amyrlin of the rebel Aes Sedai, lays siege to the heart of Aes Sedai power, but she must win quickly, with as little bloodshed as possible, for unless the Aes Sedai are reunited, only the male Asha'man will remain to defend the world against the Dark One, and nothing can hold the Asha'man themselves back from total power except the Aes Sedai and a unified White Tower.

In Andor, Elayne Trakland fights for the Lion Throne that is hers by right, but enemies and Darkfriends surround her, plotting her destruction. If she fails, Andor may fall to the Shadow, and the Dragon Reborn with it.

Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn himself, has cleansed the Dark One's taint from the male half of the True Source, and everything has changed. Yet nothing has, for only men who can channel believe that saidin is clean again, and a man who can channel is still hated and feared-even one prophesied to save the world. Now, Rand must gamble again, with himself at stake, and he cannot be sure which of his allies are really enemies.


Publisher: New York : Tor, c2003
ISBN: 9780765305923
0765305925
9780312864590
0312864590
Branch Call Number: FIC Jorda
Characteristics: 700 p. : maps (some col.)

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salgeogal
Aug 30, 2016

Haven't read this one. Read most of the series and love big thick reads, but gave up. Too much repetition. Read somewhere his wife was his editor and if it's true, it shows. Don't remember the characters name, but she was always pulling at her braid. Good detail every once in a while, but it came up every time she was in a scene. Ok, we get it - she pulls her braid when she's upset! Don't have to tell us every other page!

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lhumeniuk
Apr 21, 2015

Was disappointed in this book in the series. I love the series but the author uses ridiculous names for character's and he never solves the main 3 male characters problems in this book. I think if you skip this book in the series, you'd not miss much.

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mrstick
Sep 04, 2014

Very slow book with a lot of useless descriptives that dont add anything. A bit of a bore!

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jibb
Jul 23, 2012

Not the high point of the series. Although the plot began to drag over the past few books, Crossroads of Twilight brings the plot to an almost complete halt. Eight-hundred pages of checking in with each character, seeing that nothing has happened, but that everyone's getting ready. Without any progress in the plot to distract, Robert Jordan's writing tics (over-elaborate descriptions of food and dress; repetition of the same sniffing, shawl twitching, braid-tugging, etc. gestures; all the male characters complaining about how bizarre women are and vice versa) really start to grate. Fortunately, the plot finally picks up again in the next book, giving you something to look forward to.

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robleicht
Mar 03, 2010

Easily the worst book of the series. Nothing happens!

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