The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time #4)

Hey guys!
I’m ever so slowly making my way through the Wheel of Time series (sooo many books and soooo many pages!). I’ve finally finished novel #4, so only another 10 to go!

The Plot:

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…..

The Rating:

Another day another Wheel of Time review. And another comparison my brain made that nobody asked for. But we’ll get to that in a second. Beforehand, let’s talk about the book in general.

We’ve reached a point where several characters branched off into their own pretty significant storylines. This has been the case before, but I feel like now the separate bits of the story have become bigger than ever. For example, what Nyneave and Elayne are up to could easily be a book series of its own, it certainly provides enough material. This also means that you’ll have to keep a lot of different stuff straight in your head. I mean, I did expect that considering how freaking long the series is but not getting confused and remembering all the characters does involve some admin in my brain. In fact, there is so much going on that sometimes I completely forget about certain characters or storylines until the book circles back to them. Oopsie.

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