February 21, 2011 by Chris French
I really don’t know how to describe this book. It’s book 13 out of a series that I’ve been reading since around 7th grade. Every time the new book comes out in The Wheel of Time series I feel some trepidation about buying it because I know that as soon as I start reading it I won’t be able to put it down and everything else in my life will suffer. Sound crazy! Pick up Eye of the World and start reading this awesome series.
In Towers of Midnight everything has come full circle. The characters are having to deal with issues that have been hounding them throughout the series. Rand thought that to be the Dragon Reborn, savior of his world, he would have to become a rock. Emotionless. In Towers he finally realizes that he’s just a man and that feelings are okay, even good. This change is good for me too, because his depressive mood was getting on my nerves! Perrin has to face the Whitecloaks and deal with having killed two of their number a few years earlier. He also has to face the fact that the wolf inside of him is part of him, a part that he needs and likes. Mat has to face the Snakes and Foxes again in an attempt to save Moraine, the Aes Sedai that brought the three boys out of Edmond’s Field two years earlier.
All the loose ends being tied up is appropriate because the last book (supposed to be released in early 2012…I honestly can’t wait and would hold my breath if I thought it would help), deals with The Last Battle. Pretty definitive, right? You don’t have to be a fan to know that this battle will mark the end, which will probably be heart breaking for me. I’ll just have to settle with rereading all 14 books over again after that I guess.