“A man who trusts everyone is a fool and a man who trusts no one is a fool. We are all fools if we live long enough.” ― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart
“You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong. Perhaps even the most important part. A portion of wisdom lies in knowing that. A portion of courage lies in going on anyway.” ― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart
“Your body is only clothing. Your flesh will wither, but you are your heart and mind, and they do not change except to grow stronger.” ― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart
“Great captains earned their reputation not just for laying brilliant plans, but for still being able to find victory after those plans began to fall apart.” ― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart
“There was nothing a woman would not tell you if you kissed her enough.” ― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart
“It was a simple truth; the Creator made women so men would not find life too easy.” ― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart
“Women lied to get a man into bed, and they lied worse once they had him there.” ― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart
“Light, women would believe anything about a man so long as it was bad. And the worse it was, the more they had to talk about it.” ― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart
“Stories have power. Gleemen’s tales, and bards’ epics, and rumors in the street alike. They stir passions, and change the way men see the world.” ― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart
Title: Winter’s Heart Author: Robert Jordan Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2.5 / 5)
Rand is on the run with Min, and in Cairhein, Cadsuane is trying to figure out where he is headed. Rand’s destination is, in fact, one she has never considered.
Mazrim Taim, leader of the Black Tower, is revealed to be a liar. But what is he up to?
Faile, with the Aiel Maidens, Bain and Chiad, and her companions, Queen Alliandre and Morgase, is prisoner of Savanna’s sept.
Perrin is desperately searching for Faile. With Elyas Machera, Berelain, the Prophet and a very mixed “army” of disparate forces, he is moving through country rife with bandits and roving Seanchan. The Forsaken are ever more present, and united, and the man called Slayer stalks Tel’aran’rhiod and the wolfdream.
In Ebou Dar, the Seanchan princess known as Daughter of the Nine Moons arrives–and Mat, who had been recuperating in the Tarasin Palace, is introduced to her. Will the marriage that has been foretold come about?
There are neither beginnings or endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it is a beginning….
Synopsis found on Gooreads
Hello my dead readers. With production on hiatus for now, we are all craving some Wheel of Time content. I know you’re all excited about the upcoming TV show in the works, so I am hopefully going to have most of the series read and reviewed by the time it comes out.
There were good things and bad things about Winter’s Heart, and I’m sure a lot of you felt the same.
One thing about The Wheel of Time books is that they happen over a very short period of time. There’s often a “time jump” in each book, whether it’s a straight jump a few weeks later, or a few weeks go by in a matter of paragraphs.
I think this is both beneficial and a detriment to the story at times.
It’s good, because we are really getting the whole story. We are on an adventure with our beloved characters from the start right to the end, with everything in between.
This can also be bad, because if we follow the story in such a tight timeline, we might miss out on people…Perrin and Mat for example.
They each have a book so far that they are not in. They both are recovering from injuries, so they are left out of a book.
In Winter’s Heart, we get a bit of Perrin, as he is trying to find Faile and his allies that were captured by the Aiel. His part is sort of boring, because all he does is worry and get angry at people. His minimal moments of interest go too quickly, and then halfway through the book he is gone. We don’t see him again for the rest of the book, and it’s disappointing.
This book did help me fall in love with Rand again. I liked him at the beginning of the series, but I quickly lost interest because his chapters became so bland and boring.
He has slowly worked his way back into being a likable character, and I think Winter’s Heart finally solidified that for me.
Perrin has been a bit disappointing lately, even though he is my favourite character.
Mat is amazing as always, and we get to see him in a pretty interesting situation. It definitely develops his character more, and I think his future events will be a great adventure for him, and it’s probably the part of the story I am most excited for.
Though there was nothing too memorable for the most part in this book, I wasn’t overly disappointed with Egwene, Elayne, Min, Aviendha or Nynaeve.
Obviously there is the big moment at the end of the book, where Nynaeve solidifies her role as my favourite woman in the series.
Egwene’s story has been building up for a while, so I hope it comes to a climax soon. Elayne has a few interesting moments, but her story gets a bit boring now.
I’ve always sort of been disappointed with Min’s story. She’s sort of just a loyal dog to Rand, despite having a lot of interesting possibilities for her story. Aviendha has become too wrapped up with Elayne, so she’s gotten a bit bland too.
As we come closer to the end of the story, there are a lot of story lines that are building up. I can think of a few dozen just off the top of my head. Many overlap and intertwine, but with only five books left, things are getting really interesting!
Based off of other people’s opinions, “the slump” that is infamous for the Wheel of Time series should be over now, so I’m expecting a lot out of the next two books before the final three-book ending!
What did you think of Winter’s Heart? Did your favourite character get a story that they are worthy of? Let’s talk about it in the comments, or send me a message on social media. Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Alanna is an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah who has a significant, and sometimes controversial, role in the story. Interestingly, in the books, Alanna has two warders, Ihvon and Owein. Of those warders, Owein has the lesser role and is only mentioned a few time before dying. It seems he’s been replaced by a character named Maksim. It’s unknown if these are intended to be the same character, or if Maksim is a replacement for Owein with the intention of having a larger role.
If you’ve been ignoring my blog for the past few months, then you might not know what this is. If you’ve been keeping tabs on my blog at least somewhat you should know that the first Wednesday of each month, the upcoming Wheel of Time show releases some news on its Twitter account.
This week we’ve already received several casting announcements, and I am beyond excited!
For the role of Logain, we have a new cast member: Alvaro Morte, a Spanish actor that recently gained worldwide recognition playing the role of Sergio “El Profesor” Marquina in the Spanish heist series Money Heist.
Loial, son of Arent, son of Halan
In the role of everyone’s favourite Ogier, we have Hammed Animashaun, an actor, known for National Theatre Live: The Threepenny Opera (2016), Black Mirror (2011) and Affected (2011).
A man, a myth, a legend, and a fan favourite. Alexandre Willaume has been cast as Thom Merrilin.
Alexandre is an actor who portrayed Kjartan in a lead role on BBC’s The Last Kingdom.
Misunderstood, or a villain? Coming in for the role of Padan Fain, we have Johann Myers, an actor and director, known for The Medallion (2003), State of Play (2003) and The Bank Job (2008).
Personally, I am excited for all of these casting announcements. I can imagine each of these actors filling their roles perfectly.
What do you think of the casting announcement? Let’s talk about it in the comments.