Lord of Chaos (The Wheel of Time, Book 6)

Wheel of Time Book 6 Wheel of Time (6)

mass market paperback, 1024 pages

English language

Published Nov. 15, 1995 by Tor Fantasy.

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4 stars (4 reviews)

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.

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, …

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Review from a long time fan (spoilers for previous books, none for this one)

5 stars

This is, without a doubt, the best book in the series.

Yes, this book is long. But at this point, you're clearly committed to reading a 14 book series- the length isn't relevant. You either like Jordan's style by now, or you don't. This is, to me, the point of no return- either you're committing to the rest by reading this, or you're not.

The story in this is incredibly good. It's got a slower, more measured pace than the other books. In the other books, the action was driven by the characters going places and doing things there. In this book, the action is driven by political scheming and interactions between characters. It's a big shift, but Jordan really pulls it off- it was a necessary shift to happen- book 5 wrapped up most of the major plotlines from the first 5 books, and now was the time to …

Review of 'Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time, #6)' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

I'm now firmly in territory where I fell out of love with the series and stopped reading in the 90s. This was the last full book I read at the time. It's still full of sexist nonsense and not a single genuine relationship anywhere in sight. And yet I still want to know what's going to happen to Rand. I'm pretty much only invested in him and dislike all other characters. Perrin and Faile are still the worst, what a toxic relationship.

I will continue on, soon.

Review of 'Lord of chaos' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I can only imagine that it might be annoying that I rate all of the books in this series thus far as 5 stars. All I can say is that this is one of those rare series where I don't perceive of the individual books as separate pieces of media, but rather as parts of a whole.

EDIT: After yet another reread, I've decided that this is perhaps the best of the first six books. So many cinematic moments!


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