As I said in another review, this is my favourite book in the series. There's alot of travelling here and there, viewpoints changing etc but stick with it - it's worth it. Perrin is back! after being absent in the previous book, Rands changing, Lews Therin is stiring, The Aes Sedai are scheming, and the forsaken are up to something. The writing is again as fantastic as in previous books, with everything being fully described, down to the gilding on a vase in a random corridor. Some people may be put off by all the description but Robert Jordans made a world and he wants people to see it how he sees it. If you've enjoyed the previous books then definately read this one as you're in for another treat. If at any time you feel like putting it down and moving on to something else, read it to the end and you'll be rewarded. "Asha'man, kill!"