★★★☆☆ 3 / 5
Gave up halfway on it near the middle, because it’s a real painful slog. Ended up finishing it two years later, and am actually glad I did. I am even thinking about reading the second volume.
It’s classic 80’s pulp fantasy, for sure. But the world-building is strong, and the prose is better than most fantasy novels of this type, which makes it more worthy of attention in my opinion.
- Author: Robert Jordan
- Publisher: Tor Books
- ISBN: 9780812511819