Summary

For millions of fans around the globe, the wait is over. Sequel to the international blockbuster best seller A Crown of Swords, this epic volume continues one of history's greatest fictional journeys and the most extraordinary work of American fantasy ever published-- The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and worldwide best-selling series The Wheel of Time. The phenomenal tale that is mesmerizing a generation of readers now continues. The Seanchan invasion force is in possession of Ebou Dar. Nynaeve, Elayne, and Aviendha head for Caemlyn and Elayne's rightful throne, but on the way they discover an enemy much worse than the Seanchan.
In Illian, Rand vows to throw the Seanchan back as he did once before. But signs of madness are appearing among the Asha'man.
In Ghealdan, Perrin faces the intrigues of Whitecloaks, Seanchan invaders, the scattered Shaido Aiel, and the Prophet himself. Perrin's beloved wife, Faile, may pay with her life, and Perrin himself may have to destroy his soul to save her.
Meanwhile, the rebel Aes Sedai under their young Amyrlin, Egwene al'Vere, face an army that intends to keep them away from the White Tower. But Egwene is determined to unseat the usurper Elaida and reunite the Aes Sedai. She does not yet understand the price that others - and she herself - will pay.
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©1998 The Bandersnatch Group, Inc. (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
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3 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie on 23-08-15

tiresome

I haven't been driven to write a review of the series before this book, having read all of them up to book 12 years ago my memories of them were good, but oh...this one was just hard work. I am sick of the 'bulging' eyes, and worst of all, 'gaping' expressions. I have committed to listening to all the books, mainly because it's a good tale, and I like the central characters, but there's another reason...this was Robert Jordan's life work and I was so upset that he died before it was completed, I found that poignant, however, were he still alive and writing, I would be sending him a Thesaurus, and an editor to cut out all the stuff that isn't gripping. So glad I've finished this book.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Texnik on 17-09-17

Not as bad as expected

If you're reading this, it's probably too late to stop now. The book is distinctly "above average" compared to books 1-7. Very important things happen here, with very little stupidity, relatively speaking. If I didn't know better, I might suspect that Robert Jordan decided to embrace character development.

What he also embraced are way more words than the story deserves, as usual.

There are few action scenes though and the ending is not as impressive as the previous ones. It snuck up on me. When I heard "the last chapter", I had to pause and check if it was a metaphor.


TL;DR:
Book 8 is better than people say, but as usual, half of it is still boring. You will read it anyway. You've come too far to give up now.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 02-03-13

Another stellar read!!!

What did you love best about Path of Daggers?

If you have read the whole series to this point, the depth of the character development is paying off in spades!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Master (or Lord) Matt Cauthen has grown into this exciting and legendary warrior/leader/horn blower!

Have you listened to any of Michael Kramer and Kate Reading ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes, and this is another GREAT performance

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

this is a dumb question

Any additional comments?

keep reading this WOT series... it just keeps getting better!

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Helene on 30-08-15

Beyond magical!

Magical! And I love the readers! They make it alive when they read! They rule!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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