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The Path of Daggers - Robert Jordan
The Path of Daggers
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The Barnes & Noble Review Jordan Delivers! For volume eight of his enduring Wheel of Time saga, Robert Jordan brings us The Path of Daggers, a distinguished new addition in what is certainly one of the most involving, complicated, and adored series in the annals of high fantasy fiction. Jordan... show more
The Barnes & Noble Review Jordan Delivers! For volume eight of his enduring Wheel of Time saga, Robert Jordan brings us The Path of Daggers, a distinguished new addition in what is certainly one of the most involving, complicated, and adored series in the annals of high fantasy fiction. Jordan is highly proficient at weaving an elaborate plot full of convoluted affairs and escapades, with underpinnings of conspiracies and political or magical machinations. Also involved, as always, are the Aes Sedai, women capable of using the One Power, which spins the Wheel of Time and propels the universe. For those new to the series, a bit of background: Originally sealed away at the creation of the world, the Dark One has once again begun to touch the lives of humanity. The Aes Sedai, divided into seven houses of color, rule Tar Valon from their White Tower and live in fear of men who can channel the Power. These men, who are doomed to madness, are hunted down by the Aes Sedai and "gentled," which cuts them off from the Power so that they soon die. But prophecies of the Dragon Reborn — the one male capable of channeling the Power in order to face the Dark One — have begun to be fulfilled. At once hated and feared, and yet needed in the battle between good and evil, the Dragon Reborn is an outcast among mankind. This tremendous tale follows the same five people who — in the series' first installment, THE EYE OF THE WORLD — left their village as teenagers to find their purpose in life and take their positions in the epic struggles. Throughout these grand adventures, allthemany characters and threads of history have become even more intertwined. When the leaders of four nations join together in a secret blood oath to hunt down and destroy Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, they know the consequences of their actions — whether they succeed or fail
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780312857691 (0312857691)
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Pages no: 604
Edition language: English
Series: Wheel of Time (#8)
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Ecletic Reader
Ecletic Reader rated it
4.0 The Path of Daggers
I'm conflicted about this book. I am truly enjoying the series and this is a solid entry that does provide significant character development, especially for Rand and Egwene. I've certainly started to like Egwene much more than I have leading up to this point. That being said, there is almost know ac...
Wandering through fiction
Wandering through fiction rated it
3.0 The Path of Daggers
All got rather rushed at the end. Missed seeing Mat in this one. Not sure how it's all going to untangle.
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it
0.5 The path of misogynistic writing continues
I was not amused by how this book ended, with a rape scene. The description of Faile's capture is as close to a graphic rape scene as Jordan who cannot make his characters to say the word "sex" is capable of writing. Or was, by this point. I'm not done with the series yet, dammit. She fights a man...
A World of Reviews
A World of Reviews rated it
3.0 The Path Of Daggers: WHEEL OF TIME Vol 8 (The Wheel of Time)
This has been on my to-read list for a long time, and I’ve mainly been putting it off because of its length (although it’s actually one of the shorter books in the series). I read the seventh book in April, so my memory of those events wasn’t great, but I soon really got into the story told in this ...
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it
There are no beginnings or endings to the Wheel of Time series but there is plenty of room for re-reading. However, unfortunately - at least for myself - this is the point in the series where everything started to become slow. I don't find that it became any less enjoyable, but nothing really happen...
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