My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve given this book 5 stars and placed it on my favorites list. Which is a rather high honor few books that I’ve read receive. I wasn’t planning on doing that until I began to examine my reaction to this book to write this review. It’s not that I was completely stunned by the plot as I was able to accurately predict several of the twists and turns in the plot. I decided to do that because of my reaction to having to stop reading in the middle of the final battle to, you know, go to work. I felt like I was abandoning my friends in the hour of their greatest need and that this real world was the fantasy and Robert Jordan’s the reality. That’s how all absorbing this is: it feels real and I don’t want to leave it! However, my summer book club is starting in a few weeks, so I’ll leave the Lace Age for a while for other things. But I certainly will be back to travel along side Rand, watch over the Two Rivers with Perrin, be completely lost and confused with Matt and enjoy all the other plot lines that are going on here.