Each book of this series gets better. There are so many things I loved about this book. It's great to have a book that can shock me. I tend to see things coming from a mile away. I still love Nynaeve! Every book she just gets more bass a** in it! So far reading from Rands point of view isn't very interesting but I'm guessing he'll get better everyone else seems to be getting better. Definitely a favorite series for me!