Crossroads of Twilight: Book Ten of the Wheel of Time

Sometimes, the worst things happen to the best people Crossroads of Twilight continues Robert Jordan’s sprawling epic but this time, it does so parallel to the previous book rather than immediately following it. So while we know Rand has done some spring cleaning, nobody else does yet. This book follows the ancillary characters more than the big man, though. Perrin and Mat get a lot of face time, but the queen of this book is Egwene and her struggles with the rebel Hall and the seige of Tar Valon. And that siege is going as well as can be expected.

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Winter’s Heart: Book Nine of the Wheel of Time

See what happens when you mess with the weather? Winter’s Heart, the ninth book in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time saga, is closely paired with the tenth book, Crossroads of Twilight. This caused some confusion when they were originally released, because readers were unaware that some of the things that happened in the later book happened simultaneously with things in Winter’s Heart. That’s okay, it’s straightened out and now Heart is firmly planted in the saga where it belongs. That said, this book has both very little happening and the single biggest thing to happen in the world since the

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Octopath Traveler

What’s better than one story? Eight, apparently. Octopath Traveler is a new retro-style JRPG from Square-Enix for the Nintendo Switch. Turn-based and SNES-esque graphics hearken back to a golden era for the JRPG and Octopath Traveler hits enough of the right notes to be a solid addition to one of the kings of the genre. The major flaw for Octopath is that, contrary to most JRPGs, it’s story can be viewed as unfulfilling. Not that it’s bad, just… cliché. Which, considering there are eight different characters with their own stories, is saying something. That’s right, Octopath Traveler has eight playable

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The Path of Daggers: Book Eight of the Wheel of Time

All Hail the Queens The Path of Daggers, Robert Jordan’s eighth book in the Wheel of Time saga, sees the world march ever closer to Tarmon Gai’don and the Seanchan resurgent across the southern lands. This is a book demonstrating both kinds of power, that of the sword and words. This book has a lot of the women taking a more prominent role, although Rand certainly has his moments. Elaine and Nynaeve fix the weather, then Travel to Andor to have Elaine start her claim to the throne her mother vacated due to Rahvin. Egwene continues to manipulate her version

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