By the end of this book: Moiraine and Lanfear are dead; Siuan is stilled and deposed after a battle in the White Tower; Mat comes into himself as a military general mostly due to long dead men’s memories; Nyneave and Elayne are constantly in and out of various dangers as they attempt to locate the rebel Aes Sedai and then trap Moghedein; Rand kills Rahvin with balefire and thereby reversing the deaths of Mat, Aviendah and Asmodean. Woah. That’s a lot going on. The book is definitely reading like a series now, in that Jordan doesn’t feel like there has to be build up to high point and then *boom* action. No, there are bursts of action throughout the book. Which is ok, and definitely drives you to just keep going in reading through the series as there’s never really a conclusion in the book. However, that’s kind of annoying, because I want to keep reading the series, but I also have other things I want to read.