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Default Wheel of Time Literary Critique

I listened to it first of all, and couldn't get over how bad the reading was. It had this bizarre sing-songy quality to it as if the reader was a ham actor performing Shakespeare in iambic pentameter. It was very off-putting. For that reason I didn't really notice the flaws in the dialogue, but transcribing it later it did feel very much like RJ's writing... just not RJ's best writing, sadly.
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Master of the lightnings, rider on the storm,
wearer of a crown of swords, spinner out of fate.
Who thinks he turns the Wheel of Time,
may learn the truth too late.

Light is held before the maw of the infinite void, and all that he is can be seized.

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