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A Crown of Swords (The Wheel of Time, Book 7) (original 1996; edition 1996)

by Robert Jordan

Series: Wheel of Time (7)

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A fantasy tale in a world where only women are allowed to practice magic. What's more, they will fight to preserve this feminine monopoly. When shepherd Rand al'Thor discovers he has the gift of magic, he is in for trouble. By the author of Lord of Chaos.
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Title:A Crown of Swords (The Wheel of Time, Book 7)
Authors:Robert Jordan
Info:Tor Books (1996), Edition: 1st ed, Hardcover, 720 pages
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I for one very much enjoyed this installment of the Wheel of Time. I have come to appreciate the characters and the varied going's on in the world that Robert Jordan has created. Other readers seem to be critical of the slow pace of the story-line at this point in the series but I think that if you approach the series with the right mindset, it's really enjoyable. I am very excited to arrive at the end of the series and have many of my questions answered but like most things in life, it's more about the journey than the destination. As someone who reads quickly and typically devours a book, I need a long story that I can sink myself into for an extended period of time and this series has done just that. I'm trying to average a book a month. Spacing the books out that way with some fluff interspersed helps alleviate some of the fatigue that may come from the slower pace if one were to attempt the whole series at once. So, if you like a good story, just sit back, be patient, and enjoy the ride.

Ratings: 4.5 stars ( )
  ShreyasDeshpande | Oct 24, 2020 |
The start from before the end...
Savanna makes no sense at all; Unlike other Wise Ones, she makes no sense. She has motives but very unlikely ones. Hopefully, this clears up by later books.
Too long scene setups: Faile/Perrin.
Tel'aran'rhiod!! Please stop explaining it already.
Alas, why not all like the renegades camp. Quick, eventful and to the point. ( )
  sami7 | Aug 3, 2020 |
And Mat steals the show again...

New (so far minor) characters show there's still room for growth in this universe.

Mat's chapters remain the most fun throughout the book... And not only because of Tylin.

Overall the narrative is slow. Dragged at times. There are entire chapters that do feel like simple fillers as they add almost nothing to the narrative.

Rand's best moments do come at the end but there is a feeling of regression at some points and the finale doesn't feel convincing.

Saving graces:
Moghedien's new master
The Kin
Cadsuane
The gholam fight
The return ( )
  Miguel.Arvelo | Jun 9, 2020 |
Sammael morto ( )
  SamanthaRaciti | Feb 25, 2020 |
Continuing my Very Last Re-Read Ever. (Well, re-listen.) ( )
  CiaraCat | Jan 9, 2020 |
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Kramer, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mitchell, EllisaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, Matthew C.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Reading, KateNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Russo, CarolCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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There can be no health in us, nor any good thing grow, for the land is one with the Dragon Reborn, and he one with the land. Soul of fire, heart of stone, in pride he conquers, forcing the proud to yield. He calls upon the mountains to kneel, and the seas to give way, and the very skies to bow. Pray that the heart of stone remembers tears, and the soul of fire, love.

- From a much-disputed translation of 'The Prophesies of the Dragon' by the poet Kyera Termendal, of Shiota, believed to have been published between FY 700 and FY 800.
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To Harriet, who deserves the credit once again.
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From the tall arched window, close onto eighty spans above the ground, not far below the top of the White Tower, Elaida could see for miles beyond Tar Valon, to the rolling plains and forests that bordered the broad River Erinin, running down from north and west before it divided around the white walls of the great island city.
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A fantasy tale in a world where only women are allowed to practice magic. What's more, they will fight to preserve this feminine monopoly. When shepherd Rand al'Thor discovers he has the gift of magic, he is in for trouble. By the author of Lord of Chaos.

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Rand al'Thor, il Drago Rinato, si prepara ad attaccare il Reietto Sammael in Illian, e al tempo stesso si adopera per reprimere la ribellione portata avanti dai nobili di Cairhien. Con l’aiuto di Asha’man, Rand dovrà affrontare in un terribile duello Sammael a Shadar Logoth per conquistare la corona di Illian, un tempo nota con il nome di Corona d’Alloro e ora chiamata Corona di Spade.
Egwnene al’Vere e Siuan Sanche tentano di mettersi alla guida delle Aes Sedai ribelli a Saidar e contrastare il gruppo comandato da Elaida nella Torre Bianca di Tar Valon. Intanto, nella città di Ebou Dar, Elayne Trakand, Nynaeve al’Meara e Mat Cauthon sono ancora in cerca del ter’angreal, il solo mezzo con il quale sarebbe possibile bloccare l’innaturale clima torrido che il Tenebroso ha gettato sul mondo. Il Popolo del Mare sarà loro alleato nella ricerca e nello scontro con un Gholam.
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What's happening here? / Some kind of plot or intrigue / I'll go back to sleep (davidwil)

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