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5.0 von 5 Sternen A long but good read
The sixth book of WOT series is one of the best in the series. Although it somewhat bores readers with repeats that is not necessary, but if you've read tireless bambling about nothing (half the book is about things readers already know) in Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series before this then you'll learn to appreciate Jordan trying to be as short as possible while...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Chaos starts to rule!
Lord of Chaos (LOC) is Volume 6 of the saga and in many ways the last sputtering of brilliance in the saga. There are good points, sure. The Dark Lord is heard from at last, we see more interaction between the Forsaken, which outlines their characters better than descriptions, the terrible battle at Dumai's Wells is well painted. But now Jordan is clearly stretching...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Chaos starts to rule!, 8. April 2000
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Lord of Chaos (LOC) is Volume 6 of the saga and in many ways the last sputtering of brilliance in the saga. There are good points, sure. The Dark Lord is heard from at last, we see more interaction between the Forsaken, which outlines their characters better than descriptions, the terrible battle at Dumai's Wells is well painted. But now Jordan is clearly stretching out each episode to the point where it becomes painful. TOR Books seems to have been too overawed by Jordan for whoever was edited the book obviously did little or nothing. The phrases get repetitive enough to madden the reader. Every woman for instance "folds her arms beneath her breasts". Sorilea thinks every woman whom she likes has "hips mean for babies". What happened to the famous imagination? Wake up editor and smell the coffee. Jordan also introduces fresh complications in an already complex saga by reincarnating two Forsaken, evidently Aginor and Balthamel, for what purpose, nobody knows. But the biggest disappointment is Jordan's treatment of female characters. I thought that here at last is a true adventure of equals with both men and women playing starring roles. But the women spend most of their time arguing like cats and then get stuck with inconsequential parts. The weather may be a problem; Jordan never quite explains why; and it seems the quest for the Bowl of the Winds (so conveniently and unconvincingly seen in a dream! please!) seems more a device to get them out of the way. Jordan also appears to believe in a real war of the sexes. All the women are arrogant, consider men a bunch of idiots, ("need their ears boxed daily on general principle") and behave in the most juvenile manner imaginable. Rather than have such caricatures of female characters, I would rather have a male-only book. And Jordan's contempt for his readers as seen in his glossary is profound. The glossary if anything, is smaller than his earlier books! Why have those wretched incomplete pages at all? As for a decent map of the world, forget it. Down to 3 stars this time I am afraid.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Here's the deal..., 3. Dezember 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time) (Taschenbuch)
These are not great books. The Wheel of Time is not art or literature. What it is is a great adventure. If you like magic, battles, loads of detail, etc. you will enjoy this series.
I don't love The Wheel of Time or hate it, but I have invested a lot of time into it so far, and I am going to continue reading it until it is over.
Please stop comparing Jordan to Tolkein. Its not even close. Tolkein had a story with a beginning and end in mind. Robert Jordan just keeps adding layer upon layer onto this series to keep the franchise going.
Be honest. Has this series ever won a major Fiction award? Do critics ever include these books in best of lists?
These books are the male equivalent of Romance novels. Trashy fun.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen After 900 MORE PAGES, 26. März 2000
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After 900 MORE PAGES of text, I found that the characters I was at least vaguely interested in during the first and second installments of this rediculously long series are simply annoying. Rand: With a name that sounds suspiciously like Randall, he is the stereotypical uninteresting hero blessed with enormous power. The only reason I was ever interested in this character was that he was supposed to go insane, and what's more intriguing than a character skirting madness? Well, that was brought up in book two. This is book six, and although Lews Therin's nut-job voice is ringing in his head, Rand himself seems quite sane. He has no decent sense of humor, no personality, no beliefs, no nothing. He does have a half-realized love for min and about every other female character that comes his way, but that falls through the roof just like every other sub-plot that's been dropped in this story. Every female character is boring except for Nynaeve, whose strange love for Lan was also dropped as a sub-plot along the way. Plus, although she does have a personality, she is so completely unlikable that I visibly cringe every time dialogue is given to her. She's just going to complain or make some kind of sexist comment. The only intelligent or witty character, Thom Merrilin, is no longer intelligent or witty, and his delightful play at being a paltry magician that was so cool in the first book has evaporated. He's now under Nynaeve's domineering thumb. The Aes Sedai are about as entertaining as a root canal, and when they're not busy talking about how they hate all men, they're insulting their fellow "sisters", incubating plots that will most likely never hatch, or "bending" the truth-but never outright lying-to achieve thier ends. Which brings me to the most annoying thing about not only this story, but about the whole series: The battle of the sexes. This whole gender war angle was slightly amusing at first, but I couldn't help but be constantly offended by the fact that the men always lost every argument or conflict to a herd of dim-witted female characters. But then again, what competition can there be with male characters as stupid and sometimes juvenile as they are in this book? So what saved this book from from getting one star? The battle at Dumai Wells. Action! Excitement! Something actually happened!This single action scene was a ray of sunshine in an otherwise confusing quagmire of forgotten sub-plots and one-sided characters. I stopped reading the series with this book, because I decided to go read books where plot lines reached conclusions. So if you just can't wait for the final battle between Rand and the dark one, too bad, because you WILL wait . . . F O R E V E R!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A long but good read, 30. August 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time) (Taschenbuch)
The sixth book of WOT series is one of the best in the series. Although it somewhat bores readers with repeats that is not necessary, but if you've read tireless bambling about nothing (half the book is about things readers already know) in Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series before this then you'll learn to appreciate Jordan trying to be as short as possible while informing new comers who's skipped through several books in the series. I don't see how that's possible considering how complicated the series is however. And the battle of sexes in the book was refreshing at the beginning but now it's a little tiring. Also Jordan is trying to carry too many plots at once within the series and sometimes it's too confusing for readers and it's probably confusing Jordan himself since some of the plots mentioned at the beginning gets forgotten long into the series. And so many changes of viewpoints is frustrating as well.

As he has shown throughout the series, I feel that his climax is a bit rushed in all the books. It goes on and on about certain things then doesn't leave enough space for the climax and ending to be as effective as possible. He should cut down on descriptions that don't give the reader anything but more words to read and give more to the climax and the ending, which is some of most important parts of a fiction.

And it's about time Padan Fain gets killed or something, I am sick and tired of his obsession with Rand al'Thor. Let them end it somehow. I would find a great pleasure in learning it ended in book seven or eight. (I felt some satisfaction at seeing Pedron Niall get killed at the beginning of book seven though.) And nine books in a series is about enough.

Overall, it's not as great as some people make it out to be but it's still a good read and it deserves a four-star.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen This Book Continues the Chaos, 31. Januar 2000
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This book nearly did me in. The petty torments the characters shove at each other is unbelievable. Matt being tormented by the Aes Sedai about his magic immunity is but one of many many examples. Everyone has their own agenda and won't veer away from it to help one of their "friends" or "allies" even if it means the end of the world. So Rand is the Dragon Reborn and yet the Aes Sedai insist on controlling him rather than working with him. Their arrogance is frustrating and hardly credible, even those who are from Emond's Field and supposedly his friends. Just why does Rand "love" Elayne and Avienda anyway? I can understand Min, but not the other two. At what point do the characters in these books, most especially the Aes Sedai, finally HELP rather than hinder the war against the Dark One. I've had no problem putting the book down to read other things; even knowing I may loose the story line. I loose the plot anyway after 6,000 or so pages, with no synopsis or good glossary.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Misogynistic to a fault!, 28. Juli 1999
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The author must hate women. All of his female characters are ambitious, arrogant, self absorbed, petulant, demanding, ungrateful, manipulative, and chauvinistic toward men.
I would have long ago taken any one of his female characters across my knee and given a good spaking if I were any of the male characters because they act just like immature children. I certainly would not cow to them the way the men do, or stand for being bullied, criticized and belittled. I wouldn't fight back, I'd simply treat them as the obstacles they so often are and ignore them as if they weren't there and do whatever the hell I want to do anyway.
These women do not add to or enhance or even support anyone in what must be accomplished. More often than not they are a hinderance, confusing and complicating issues that would have been long resolved had it not been for their meddling.
As a woman, I am deeply offended by the portrayal of women in these books!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Amazing, 1. August 2000
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This is most definately the most amazing series I have ever read. Robert Jordan is an wonderful fantasy writer and i intend to keep through all of them until he decides to finish the series. People commented negitively on the way he uses a good vocabulary and large descriptions of the little things, but the simple truth is, its the little things that make the mental picture. I must say keeping up with all of the names is sometimes tough, but its interesting the way he makes up all the original names.
If you liked books like the lord of the rings and when you were younger the chronicles of Narnia, then this series is for you.
I did have some frustration when Perrin didnt come into the 5th book seeing hes my favorite character, but it made me all the more happy at his return in the 6th.
Overall, this book is a definate must read for fantasy fans
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Interesting pet peeves, 4. Juli 2000
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Lord of Chaos was an excellent continuation to the WOT series--exciting and entertaining--but if I have to read someone described as "plump" one more time, I might throw the book out of the window. It made me laugh to read other reviews in which people pointed out the things that I had noticed: his fixation with the word 'breasts', how horribly rude Nynaeve is without any reedeming qualities to her, and the strange relationship between men and women in Jordan's books. I'll keep on reading, of course. It's a nice way to pass the time.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Kräuter rauchen und Punsch trinken in Caemlyn und Salidar, 2. Juni 2013
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In Caemlyn plant Rand sein weiteres Vorgehen. Nach dem Tod von Moiraine ist seine wichtigste Beraterin weggefallen. Ihre letzte Nachricht an ihn: "Traue keiner Aes Sedai!". Hinzu kommt, dass er nun, nach dem Verschwinden von Morgase, der Herrscher von Andor ist. Doch im Hintergrund wird schon gegen ihn intrigriert. Kann er den Thron bis zur Rückkehr von Elayne halten?
Mat hingegen wurde von Rand befohlen, seine Armee an die Grenzen Illians zu führen, um den Forsaken Sammael einzuschüchtern.
Perrin, in Begleitung von Loial, mit dem er zuletzt seine Heimat Emond's Field beschützt hat, verspürt plötzlich den Drang, zu Rand zurückzukehren.

Derweil halten sich Nynaeve, Elayne und Egwene - mitsamt Siuan und Leane - in Salidar auf, wo die abtrünnigen Aes Sedai stationiert sind. Sie schicken, wie auch Elaida vom White Tower, Abgesandte nach Caemlyn, um Rand auf ihre Seite zu ziehen. Diese Abgesandten werden von Min begleitet. Außerdem planen die Aes Sedai in Salidar die Ernennung eines eigenen Amyrlin Seat. In Tel'aran'rhiod finden die drei Accepted heraus, dass in Ebou Dar ein wichtiger Ter'angreal versteckt ist, den sie unbedingt in Besitz bringen sollten. Aber ist es ihnen, umgeben von Aes Sedai, überhaupt gestattet, auf eigene Faust loszuziehen?

Im nunmehr sechsten Teil dieser Mammutreihe machen sich immer wieder Längen bemerkbar, die den Lesefluss nachhaltig trüben. Nach dem sehr ereignisreichen 5. Band (vorallem das letzte Drittel) wird die Handlung wieder spürbar ausgebremst.
Dabei haben die Ausgangssituation und die Entwicklungen innerhalb des Buches einiges versprochen:

- Andor, dass auf die Rückkehr seiner Königin wartet
- Eine interessante Papst - Gegenpapst Situation rund um den Amyrlin Seat
- Ein geheimnisvolles Artefakt, genannt Ter'angreal, dass in Ebou Dar wartet
- Sammael und sein Reich Illian, dass zum Krieg gerüstet ist
- Der Aiel Clan der Shaido, der noch immer eine Bedrohung darstellt
- Drohende Rebellionen innerhalb des Reiches des wiedergeborenen Drachen
- Loials Mutter und deren Forderung, ihren Sohn zu verheiraten

...und einiges mehr

Statt diese Entwicklungen und Ausgangssituationen aufzugreifen, vergeht leider sehr viel Zeit damit, das Vorgehen zu planen. Der Autor verliert sich zudem oftmals in Redewendungen und Wiederholungen, die man in den letzten Büchern schon zu Genüge gelesen hat. Bei all dem Tabak den die Personen rauchen und den Punsch den sie trinken, und das im Angesicht der letzten Schlacht, will der Leser ihnen am Liebsten zuschreien: "Jetzt setzt euch endlich in Bewegung!".

Die Protagonisten entwickeln sich, wie bisher in jedem Band, spürbar weiter. Manche Personen, wie Nynaeve und Elayne, bekommen neue Fertigkeiten, andere neue Gegenstände oder Stellen, durch die sie mehr Macht und Einfluss haben.

Als Fazit sei gesagt, dass dieser Band zäher zu lesen ist, als der Vorgänger. Mich hat nach etwa 2/3 die Motivation verlassen, weswegen ich eine längere Pause eingelegt habe. Leider wird auch der Schluss, bis auf die letzten Kapitel, nicht besser. Es scheint so, als hätte sich Robert Jordan das ganze Pulver für dieses Buch bis zum Ende aufgespart. Weil hier zudem einige Handlungsstränge, die das ganze Buch über verfolgt werden, nicht abgeschlossen werden, fühlt es sich wie ein Übergangsbuch an, dass den Leser lediglich auf den nächsten Band vorbereiten soll.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Arbitrary plot machinations destroy story integrity., 16. November 1999
Why does Faile suddenly become jealous of Perrin?
Why does Rand suddenly decide that two Aeil bodygaurds are enough?
Why is Matt suddenly on his way to Ebou Dar, after endless meandering on the way to Illian?
That last is a good example of the poor plotting that is destroying this once fine series. Matt is plagued with the memories of a hundred past lives as a general. He is a military genius. Will this pay fruition? No. Instead, he gets to be a member of the small party of dumb characters looking for a bowl. How many pages did we have to read to set up his arrival to face Sammael in Illian, before we are suddenly jerked with Matt to Ebou Dar?
Rand removes his bodygaurds so that the Aes Sedai from Tar Valon can easily kidnapp him without being immediately noticed. Faile becomes jealous of Perrin to enable a faux drama between the two in later books. These are not plotted changes, they are blunt and shocking intrusions onto a storyline that was once coherent.
I do not mind the length of these books, or the braid pulling and the clothes fetishism of the author. I do mind the endless scheming by women, as if nobody has ever conceived of a simple marriage of trust.
None of these people in this book are in the end worth attention. Why care of Rand wins? Rand is a weenie. Why care if Lan gets his girl -- she is a termagant and they have no decent chance of a relationship.
If you write long enough you expose your true self as a person to the reader. It has taken thousands of papges, but RObert Jordan is exposed as a boring little man who has no idea what a real relationship is, and who writes stories that clog one's throat with the dry dust of his aimless and rambling mind. Put the book down and go to bed!
AN EDITOR! AN EDITOR! THESE BOOKS NEED AN EDITOR? THEY NEED A STINKINBG ROOM FULL OF EDITORS!
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