01 May 2005

Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan

Fiction. Unabridged Audiobook from Audio Renaissance. Recorded in 2003. Purchased at Audible.com

This is the 10th book in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. At 25 plus hours of listening the story really doesn't go very far - not that it is really any different than the first nine books. I read the first one in this series before we moved from California, maybe eight years ago. I didn't really know what I was getting myself into - I don't think this story is ever going to come to a conclusion. I will have to say that listening to it was much better than reading it. I barely slogged through book nine, and the audiobook while slow paced was no where near as painful a "read".

Publisher's summary:
The Wheel of Time™ turns and Ages come and pass.

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, as the power of the Shadow grows stronger.

Fleeing from Ebou Dar with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons, 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, 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 Trakand fights for the Lion Throne 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.

To buy from amazon.co.uk, click here: Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time Series)
from amazon.com, click here: Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time, Book 10)

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