My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I put this in line with book #3 of the Eragon series, Brisingr, I think it’s called; not much actually happens, but there’s a lot of political maneuvering. This book I’m sure is setting things up so the plot will roll down hill like an avalanche soon. I won’t say it was boring though. I’ve invested in the characters, so watching their maneuvering themselves into positions they will need to succeed in future endeavors was very satisfying. Rand does complete 1 task, which is very important, and the only thing that gets done in the whole 780 pages. I won’t spoil what that is though. My husband recommended I read this one and the next one in the series via audiobook, because the plot doesn’t really advance in either. I think he’s spot on that recommendation.