- Series: Wheel of Time (Book 6)
- Mass Market Paperback: 1011 pages
- Publisher: Tor Fantasy; Reissue edition (November 15, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812513754
- ISBN-13: 978-0812513752
- Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.6 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2,199 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lord of Chaos (The Wheel of Time, Book 6) Mass Market Paperback – November 15, 1995
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“The Wheel of Time [is] rapidly becoming the definitive American fantasy saga....A fantasy tale seldom equalled and still more seldom surpassed in English.” ―The Chicago Sun-Times
About the Author
Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are 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. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting.
Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time®, one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad.
Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.
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Reading Lord of Chaos was so enjoyable that I had to get the audio book for my hour-long drive to and from work. I always wanted more; what shenanigans is Mat up to? When will Perrin show off his wolf prowess again? Rand, Egwene, Min, Elayne, Nynaeve, Aviendha, literally every character you could think of gets their share, and I love it! What I love most was the ending... a surprising twist that really gets your blood boiling, some suspenseful buildup, and a dramatic closing that leaves you feeling so satisfied that you want to scream “YES!”
And I still have 8 more books to look forward to. Oh I can hardly contain my excitement!
The story os progressing slowly and this book felt like a distraction. The Seanchan are back and they're a force to deal with for sure... It was good that the Bowl of the Winds arc seems to have ended (finally!). The battle between Seanchan and Elayne/BitTorrent/Aviendha was cool. She had a closing chapter that started slow but ended with a huge plot setup.
Perrin's arc had it's good parts and saw some character development... It also brought unexpected encounters which seems to reduce the number of secondary parties being followed and brought back interesting characters... Which is a good thing... But these were slow chapters without much action. Though a good setup was put in place for book 9.
No Mat chapters was a disappointment.
Egwene's chapters were probably the slowest... Too little happened here. Some small revelations about Halima were good. She's trying to be a great Amyrlin, but a bit more insight into her plans wouldn't have hurt. Can't wait to see the actual Aes Sedai war develop.
Rand's chapters... This is Rand's worst performance so far except for book 6. There doesn't seem to be anything left of the Two Rivers farmboy only an arrogant king. He keeps making mistakes and this time it had a big toll in terms of lives. Callandor's lore was revealed that could change how the story progresses... But his closing chapter was... A bit underwhelming in the end.... Sad, 'cuz it could had been SO much more.
I'm immediately going into book 9... But it feels like at this point Jordan was stretching it out.
That is still my plan, and the attitude with which I am reviewing this book.
There are moments in this story that reveal the author's skill. The characters are well developed and the world is amazingly intricate. I cannot imagine the number of hours that must have been poured into developing each city, country and culture in this book. It's almost too much. The details can be overwhelming at times. Granted, I am returning to the series after a hiatus, but even had I not been absent, the amount of detail is a bit much at times. I counted a three page long knitting scene.
That being said, when the plot finally moves, it really moves. It is those moments where things finally start to come together that convince me I definitely do need to finish this series. Their rarity is the reason I will need a break between books, however.