The Path of Daggers - Wheel of Time 8 Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Path of Daggers - Wheel of Time 8

The Dragon Reborn has to get strong enough in his power to fight the Dark One and save mankind.
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Jordan basically continues the plotlines of the earlier books. The Bowl of the Winds is finally used, the army manages to get to Tar Valon, Forsaken start popping up like maggots (including some new ones) and war seems to be a-comin'
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Chapter Analysis of The Path of Daggers - Wheel of Time 8

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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   ruler    -   great warrior    -   guardian of justice Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   preventing an ecological disaster Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   destined love (dream or prediction) Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   spying/espionage in enemy territorry    -   finding a killer (criminal)    -   unraveling a conspiracy    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical artifact    -   magical weapon Mental/magical powers focus    -   Yes Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   coping with mental/magical powers Kind of alteration:    -   exotic/alien torture for major character Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one culture tries to impose its culture on another group

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   is very quick


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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