Book Review: Lord of Chaos (The Wheel of Time #6) by Robert Jordan

My review today is for Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan

I find it hard to review these booksHow do you review books that are Fantasy classics? These are books that everybody already knows are good. I find it difficult to express how great these books are. I mean besides Lord of the Rings this has to be considered the best classic Epic Fantasy right? Well I guess I will just take it book by book and see what happens. This is yet another great book in this series. What a wonderful story. Awesome characters. The worldbuilding is just fantastic. Robert Jordan deserves his reputation as the outstanding author he was. This series deserves it’s place near the top of all epic fantasy. The adventures of Rand, Perrin, and Mat are truly epic. Classic fantasy at it’s best. You have reluctant heroes, Dark powers, magic, diverse people, and great battles.

Well where do I begin with this book…..how about the end! Wow what a great ending in this book. I don’t want to spoil anything for anybody, but wow what a build up and a conclusion! I was very pleased that there seemed to be more of Rand, Mat, and especially Perrin who seemed to be missing for two books now. If not it sure felt that way. We had many great chapters from my favorite Two Rivers hero’s. Yes there were many Aes Sedai chapters as usual but they are getting more tolerable. I found the overall theme in this book to be the many characters struggle to figure out what they are expected to be. It seems as though everyone is being pushed in opposite directions from what is expected.

Overall this is another great installment in this series. With the great build up and fantastic conclusion this is one of my favorite books in this series so far.

The only regret I have with this book, and the series is that I did not read it sooner! I can see now that I am going to be obsessed with this series. I finally know what all the hype was about from all the WoT fans out there. Now I am one of you. I wanted to read the whole series this year (As you can see I am behind). Well I will keep at it. On to A Crown of Swords.

As you know if you have read my reviews before I am not about long reviews with synopsis and spoilers. I just give my opinion on my experience with this book and you can take it from there. Now on to the next book.

4/5 STARS

This book is out NOW! So go grab a copy!

Make sure you check out all the Wheel of Time books from Tor Books.

Keep an eye out for more Wheel of Time reviews coming soon.

And you can check out all of my WoT reviews here: Book Review Index

 

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About the book:

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Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan

  • Series: Wheel of Time (Book 6)
  • Paperback: 944 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (December 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765334658
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765334657

In this sequel to the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Fires of Heaven, we plunge again into Robert Jordan’s extraordinarily rich, totally unforgettable world:

On the slopes of Shayol Ghul, the Myrddraal swords are forged, and the sky is not the sky of this world;

In Salidar the White Tower in exile prepares an embassy to Caemlyn, where Rand Al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, holds the throne–and where an unexpected visitor may change the world….

In Emond’s Field, Perrin Goldeneyes, Lord of the Two Rivers, feels the pull of ta’veren to ta’veren and prepares to march….

Morgase of Caemlyn finds a most unexpected, and quite unwelcome, ally….And south lies Illian, where Sammael holds sway….

The Wheel of Time®, Robert Jordan’s internationally bestselling fantasy series, has captured the imaginations of millions of readers worldwide. Now Lord of Chaos will be available in trade paperback for the first time. This new edition will feature cover art from award-winning artist Greg Manchess. This stunning cover art debuted on the e-book and will now grace bookstores for the first time on this handsome new edition.

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About the author:

Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam (from 1968 to 1970) with the United States Army as a helicopter gunner. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with “V” and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. After returning from Vietnam he attended The Citadel where he received an undergraduate degree in physics. After graduating he was employed by the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer. He began writing in 1977. He was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.

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