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Crossroads of Twilight: Book Ten of 'The Wheel of Time' (edició 2010)
de Robert Jordan (Autor)
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Mat Cauthon huye con la hija de las Nueve Lunas mientras la Sombra y el imperio seanchan emprenden una persecución implacable. Por su parte, las Aes Sedai sienten un inmenso flujo de Poder en un lejano paraje del oeste y temen que sea obra de los Renegados o incluso de la propia Sombra.
La heredera del Trono de Andor, rodeada de enemigos y de amigos siniestros que planean su destrucción, puede caer en manos de la Sombra y arrastrar consigo al Dragón Renacido, y Egwene al’Vere pone sitio al centro de poder Aes Sedai, pero ha de vencer con rapidez para evitar que los Asha’man sean los únicos capaces de defender el mundo del Oscuro.
Tras limpiar la mitad masculina de la Fuente Verdadera, Rand al’Thor se ve obligado a correr grandes riesgos sin saber con certeza quiénes son sus aliados y quiénes son sus enemigos.
Without a doubt, the weakest book in the series thus far. Endless accounts of bickering and tedious negotiations seemed to account for most of the word count with almost nothing resolved by the end of six hundred pages of tedium. Thankfully, most readers claim that the rest of the series really picks up from here; otherwise I would be tempted to quit.
This book is widely considered to be the worst in the series, and with good reason. The amount of good material isn’t even a fourth of this nearly 700-page tome. As in previous books, the prose is occasionally so sloppy that that it doesn’t make sense even after multiple reads.
Chapter 7, in which a group of people examine some darkhound tracks, may be the worst chapter in the whole series. It is pages of people silently exchanging facial expressions and repositioning their horses for vague political reasons. Jordan takes his dawdling to its most ludicrous and dysfunctional extreme here.
I did quite enjoy the awkward meeting with the teenage Caemlyn High Seats in Chapter 12 and the siege camp shenanigans in Chapter 15. I even think these chapters approach the level of George R.R. Martin’s work. I also liked the creepy tour of So Habor and the various reactions to the big event that ended book 9.
But book 10 is dominated by hordes of indistinct characters saying and thinking uninteresting things. At least the rest of the series is supposed to be much better.
So while I generally find dresses and their smoothing to be nearly as interesting as detailed discussion of internal politics for various organizations, this book had a bit much of them. But I was still generally entertained and look forward to it getting better from here.
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The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. 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. TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC's "Agents of SHIELD," the Netflix series "Hemlock Grove," and the NBC series "Chuck." Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar's Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan's widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." --Variety The Wheel of Time® New Spring: The Novel #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 By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons The Wheel of Time Companion By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)813.54 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 20th Century 1945-1999
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Anyway, I anticipate that we'll get back on track with the next book, so I'm looking forward to it. ( )