The Shadow Rising

The Shadow Rising The Seals Of Shayol Ghul Are Weak Now, And The Dark One Reaches Out The Shadow Is Rising To Cover Humankind.In Tar Valon, Min Sees Portents Of Hideous Doom Will The White Tower Itself Be Broken In The Two Rivers, The Whitecloaks Ride In Pursuit Of A Man With Golden Eyes, And In Pursuit Of The Dragon Reborn.In Cantorin, Among The Sea Folk, High Lady Suroth Plans The Return Of The Seanchan Armies To The Mainland.In The Stone Of Tear, The Lord Dragon Considers His Next Move It Will Be Something No One Expects, Not The Black Ajah, Not Tairen Nobles, Not Aes Sedai, Not Egwene Or Elayne Or Nynaeve.Against The Shadow Rising Stands The Dragon Reborn..At The Publisher S Request, This Title Is Being Sold Without Digital Rights Management Software DRM Applied. I give up Here s where I say goodbye to The Wheel of Time The Shadow Rising is the fourth book in The Wheel of Time series, it s been claimed by many fans of the series that installment is one of the better books some even said it s THE best written by Robert Jordan before Brandon Sanderson takes over I personally found this book to be the worst in the series so far.Just like the extremely repetitive nature of the series, the only way I can explain why I found myself incredibly disappointed is, again, by repeating the cons that I ve mentioned in my review of the previous three books What I mean by this is that the story starts awesome, became extremely boring, and then a great conclusion again Seriously, I read through the first 25% in a day, then it took me six days with skimming Perrin s story to finish the remaining content I won t lie that a ridiculous amount of determination was self forced on me in order for me to able to finish this.A huge factor of why this series doesn t work for me is that to me, it contained some of the most infuriating and annoying set of characters I ve ever read in my entire life at this moment if a bird comes over and peck them to death I ll at least laugh and
Fantastic The best thing about reading this series is the constant reminder of how long it is As I read this I frequently looked up at my Wheel of Time shelf, at the nine books I have yet to read in the series, which serve as a reminder that I ve barely scratched the surface of this totally epic fantasy world I have so much left to see And this really did get epic this time round Rand decided to go and visit the vast Aiel waste and through the process discovered much about himself I ve criticised his character quite harshly in past reviews, but it s good to see that he s finally getting his shit together He has grown up and discovered that destiny cannot, in fact, be avoided, so he grits his teeth and gets with the pattern He knows what he must do he knows that he must defeat the darkness and fulfil the prophecy to bind his true people to him the people of the dragon I surrender to it, and by surrendering, I control it As always, this isn t just Rand s story This does have the pretty standard fantasy trope of the light verses the dark, but the world is much complex than that It is full of factions that attempt to do good, namely The White Cloaks, though they are completely misguided and tend to do very stupid things They are noble hearted men, for the most part, and they remain true to their cause but they cannot identify evil The
If you plan for the worst, all surprises are pleasant fourth book in WoT and I learned few things from last three book, 1 pack your bags to embark on a journey as one set of the character or the other is always on the move, and we hit the jackpot here with everyone on a journey of their own, 2 close your eyes if you don t want them in your brain because the girls would make you eye roll in every time you meet them, 3 be ready for the dragging middle chapters And if you somehow still end up liking the characters, world, and magic like me , then you would be rewarded in end.This book mainly has three plot lines Rand Mat going into Aiel Waste, Nynaeve Elyane going to Tanchico to find Black Ajah, Perrin Faile going back to Two Rivers to save from the Whitecloaks While all the three plot lines were great, I loved Perrin s the best He really came out of Rand s shadow and hold his own against Whitecloaks and Trollorcs He was simply superb in his leadership and how he dealt with the whole situation Rand s journey was marvelous too, though it took almost whole book to see him in action but the build up to that final scene was amazing He also got to know about his past, parentage, and got himself a bodyguard Yup, it was funny to see his bodyguard shadowing his every move and in the end, few words for my favorite lady from the book, Nynaeve She can drive me mad with her antics, and be stubborn like a mule at times but she has a heart of gold a
Reviewed by Rabid Reads4.5 starsNOTICE 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.I d forgotten how much happens in this book Holy WOW.This is the first but not the last book that begins with a several seemingly non related POVs, and as impatient as I always am to get to the good stuff, I always appreciate these early updates reminders of what s going on with maybe less important subplots that maybe aren t a main focus of the installment at hand.B c really even though you re just starting 4, SO MUCH has already transpired Sometimes it s hard to keep track.SO Min whispers , in disguise, returns to the White Tower, and everywhere she looks, she sees future violence and death But when or why No clue.Which, Siuan, of course, uses as an excuse to keep her in the Tower Not that she needs an excuse b c Amyrlin She also decides that it would be best for Min to remain disguised b c sneak
3.5 starsORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.In The Shadow Rising, things start to slow down In fact, it often feel like the reading of the story must take longer than it took for the events to actually occur.Part of the problem is that Mr Jordan tells us nearly everything except when the characters make a bowel movement Also, he regularly launches into pre set spiels in which he re describes something or someone who we ve encountered numerous times before or re explains something we ve been told dozens of times e.g., Loial sounds like a bumblebee, Perrin likes to think things through, wet bowstrings are bad, trollocs eat anything as long as it s meat, Aes Sedai never lie but Every time a Tinker shows up, you may as well skip the next two paragraphs because they invariably describe first the eye jarring wagons and then the even gaudier clothes The format is nearly the same each time This is especially noticeable when reading the novels one after the other, of course.A similar problem is that although Mr Jordan s world is large, diverse, and interesting, there is not much realistic diversity within a culture or group Every Aes Sedai of the red a
The Shadow shall rise across the world, and darken every land, even to the smallest corner, and there shall be neither Light nor safety And he who shall be born of the Dawn, born of the Maiden, according to Prophecy, he shall stretch forth his hands to catch the Shadow, and the world shall scream in the pain of salvation All Glory be to the Creator, and to the Light, and to he who shall be born again May the Light save us from him.The People of the Dragon hold the Stone of Tear, and mighty Callandor lies in the hands of the Dragon Reborn The prophecies are being fulfilled one by one But in the tombs of Shayol Ghul, the seals are being broken The Black Ajah grows stronger by each passing day And the Forsaken return to the world of men, heralding the coming of the Dark One And a group of ordinary men and women from the village of Emond s Field are left to combat the Shadow Rising The Shadow Rising is in many ways the best book in The Wheel of Time series so far But unfortunately there are a few negative parts too For the first three hundred pages or so, our heroes do not take a single step away from Tear, though some of them try The storyline is put completely on hold as Rand and his companions take a break in the Stone, which is rather unfortunate in a fantasy series that s already this long Still, the politics of Tear and the mysteries of its gre
Before I start my review, there is something I really need to get off my chest GAWYN TRAKAND IS A COMPLETE IDIOT WHO HAS A DUBIOUS DISTINCTION OF BEING THE MOST IDIOTIC GOOD GUY IN THE HISTORY OF FANTASY, OR LITERATURE IN GENERAL Sorry, I had to do it now back to the review.It is hard to say anything about the fourth book in a series without giving huge spoilers I will just give my thoughts about the major characters, their development, and plot lines Mat slowly becomes the most interesting character in the series and will stay that way until the last book written by Jordan The events in this book shaped his further development and personality.Perrin has the most tragic and heroic plot line in the book His love to Faile is full of touching moments I am also very sorry to say that this is the last book where he is not boring
5 A push to catch up with the BBB read of the full series by August WOW What an amazing book Everything that happens here could fill ten regular books and make all of them burst with content Once again, only superlatives come to me when writing about this series and objective review is impossible Thus, I am only going to note that Rand is making strides toward establishing himself as The Dragon Reborn and havoc follows wherever any of our three Tav eren step foot The five kids from The Two Rivers are all learning and slowly but surely are establishing their influence on the web which The Wheel of Time weaves There were battles and evil everything trying to corrupt the Light, and our heroes are doing the best they can, still stumbling and fumbling but determined as ever I have no words to express how much I wish everyone would give this enormous, but very reada
The Shadow Rising did everything right when it comes to continuing a series by continuing to flush out the characters and their relationships in addition to moving the plot forward There was a well done balance between character and plot development which moved the overall story arc along in a way that remained engaging and exciting for the reader Even with all this action the question whether The Shadow Rising is too long remains I don t really think so, or not by much anyway Jordan manages to weave the four main story lines into a good novel as far as I am concerned Although not as fast paced as the earlier book he makes good progress in each of them Jordan has shown himself quite capable of handling the four main story lines in this book The beginning of the novel is a bit slow, Rand hesitates too long But then, that was Jordan s point This book is a change in direction for Jordan If you do not

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  • 955 pages
  • The Shadow Rising
  • Robert Jordan
  • English
  • 15 May 2019
  • 9781429960199