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

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

by Robert Jordan

Tom Doherty Associates | November 12, 2013 | Trade Paperback

The Path of Daggers: Book Eight of 'The Wheel of Time' is rated 3.0571 out of 5 by 35.

The Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan’s internationally bestselling fantasy series, has captured the imaginations of millions of readers worldwide. Now book number eight in the series, The Path of Daggers, will be available in trade paperback for the first time. This new edition will feature cover art from award-winning artist Julie Bell. This stunning cover art debuted on the e-book and will now grace bookstores on this handsome new edition.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 pages, 9.19 × 6.7 × 1.01 in

Published: November 12, 2013

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765336472

ISBN - 13: 9780765336477

Found in: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from If you're still reading, you're either fan or fool I don't know if there's really any point to reviewing the later installments of the Wheel of Time series. By the time you've reached this book, you've either made your peace with Jordan's writing style, or you're an idiot for thinking he'll change it. I've made my peace with it, by listening to the series on audiobook rather than reading it. To each their own, but its made all the difference in the world for me. I listen to the story daily on my commute or while shoveling the walk, and it's a bit like watching a TV series, which is what I liken WOT to anyhow. Each book is like a season, and I found myself captivated by most of the episodes in this 'season' in the epic series. I missed Mat, but I think keeping his fate a secret heightened suspense. The pacing was excellent - a good mix of action pieces and character development. You can really tell when Jordan's reached an action moment. The detailed descriptions disappear and events unfold rapidly. A worthy addition to the series.
Date published: 2007-12-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from a pathetic follow up Much like its predecessor, book 8 fails to live up to the standards of the rest of the Wheel of Time series. It's shorter, dry and relatively unimaginative. Like book seven, the characters and some sparse interesting plot event keep things moving. If the book had been any longer it might not have been enough to get through it.
Date published: 2006-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great Book Once again, Robert Jordan has written a wonderful book. With new ideas, problems, and adventures for Rand and his companions, Jordan has created what i can call a master peice. A great addition to the Wheel of Time series, i think i share other Whell of Time fans enthuasiasm when i say this is a must read. Keep up the good work, Robert Jordan
Date published: 2003-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!! Amazing,Brilliant,wonderful,Outstanding,Master piece! Can't stop naming them!This is the greatest book by Robert Jordan, disscription flowing, The plot's great what can reander want more? DON"T MISS THIS BOOK!!!
Date published: 2001-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ~GIFTED AUTHOR~ Robert Jordan is a gifted writer he knows his words well and he knows his characters as he knows himself. Many people agree that this wasn't the greatest book and it was totally boring, but in my point of view I think that this book is Roberts masterpice fullof wonderful disscription imagination with new characters, simply iresistable!!!
Date published: 2001-03-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Make the bad man stop! Yes the first books were entertaining...now the latest ones are just plain boring. There is about 500 pages of information that we have read about before and even some info that contradicts itself. Mr Jordan, I really don't need to know about what every character had for breakfast, lunch, dinner and if I hear the word "shift" one more time I will be convinced that Jordan has a fetish for women's undergarments. Please end this series...it is too long...maybe have Rand wake up and realize that the whole thing was a dream. Ten books already ! We should be onto the adventures of the starting character's children by now.
Date published: 2001-01-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from End it! This book and the one previous have pretty much killed the series for me. Mr. Jordan could take a lesson from David Eddings whose series are only three and five books long (and not all that thick at that) I agree that Jordan is dragging this thing out and I for one am starting to lose interest in the characters or their plights. I am also having a hard time keeping up with the plethora of subplots, some of which are ignored for several books before being reintroduced. I'm thinking I might end the series with the next book if it doesn't seem like it's coming to an end. The original plan was for him to only write 8 books, it seems it will be long past that.
Date published: 2001-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Path Of Daggers I have been an avid fan of the series since it came out. I find moments of humor interspersed with alot of action and suspense. Book 8 has closed a couple of doors and opened many more. Leaving us to wonder WHAT NEXT!!!!
Date published: 2000-10-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Greatly Lacking Jordan's latest installment, in comparison to his other works, was quite lacking. It fails wholly to mention Mat, whom we last hear of at the end of Book 7. Book 8 has very little plot, and it's my estimation that the entire text could easily be summated in a dozen chapters. The only consolation I get from reading it is that Book 9 by comparison is going to be a whopper of a read.
Date published: 2000-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Great HIT! Though a lot of people have their own opinions on all sorts of books they read, and each person is intitled to their opinion. I believe the eigth books capivates me to continuing on in the series, it left me hanging their wanting to know what happens as it reached it's climax, as well it leaves everyone in mystery about what will happen next for all the characters. The eigth is one of the best in the series and i hope Jordan keeps up the good work and not let anything stop him from doing what he loves. Jordan has created his own world and has brought it to life, great job!
Date published: 2000-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Path of Daggers Boring ! I used to be a huge fan of Jordan's series. Not anymore ! This is just a very feeble attempt at selling more books. Hope the series ends soon, I can't take anymore of this. Will definately borrow the next one, not purchase.
Date published: 2000-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not up to par This book was okay, but definetly not up to par with the rest of the series. The ending I found VERY poorly written. You can't do a cliff-hanger on every plot line when you are running dozens of concurrent lines at the same time. It really makes the ending choppy.
Date published: 2000-08-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Jordan's done Better... Up till this book, I had awaited each novel with drooling anticipation. Alas, the eigth was not worth the wait. I don't necessarily think I want 'closure' in the series, but it was unnecessary for Jordan to so obviously open up a 1000 new (and uninteresting) plots just to keep his series going. Book 8a didn't do it for me. Hope 8b (winter's heart) is better.
Date published: 2000-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keep it coming! I first started the Wheel of Time series a month ago. I read each book, one after the other, and became addicted. Each book is interesting and captivating. The eighth book also reaches this standard. I can't wait for the next one. I hope this series lasts for quite a few more books, what will we do when it stops?
Date published: 2000-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Path of Daggers To anyone intrested in reading something that comes alive as you read look no more. Robert Jordan has mastered the skill of writing. The path of daggers (book eight of "The Wheel of Time)kept me on the edge for two short days.To read this book means one must prepare ahead fore once you start you cant put it down.This is the type of book you've always heard about.It does take you to another place,and time.Let your imagination take you and The path of daggers leaves you wanting more.
Date published: 2000-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I need More! A little short for my liking. I was happy with this book, and the autograph from Robert Jordan at a book signing, but it left off too early or didn't get to enough. It felt as if Jordan was pressured and decided to give us a filler until the next novel. He gives us enough to keep interested and piece together more info. We get battles and passion. I get a little frustrated yelling at characters in my book as I'm reading. I wish sometimes that the characters weren't left in the dark and items would be pieced together quicker. But then we wouldn't need another great book to read. Would we?
Date published: 2000-08-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from oh my gosh can you say retarded?! this book had little plot line and many added characters. how can a series that is already eight books long hope to have an end in sight when each of the five hundred characters that join the scene each have their own sub-plot? it is time for robert jordan to throw us a bone and liven things up. who cares about rand's inner woppet? let's get to the goods, eh?!
Date published: 2000-06-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not up to Par With the way this adventure first started I thought that I wanted it to go on forever. I waited each time for the next installment anxiously, but with this book the time has come. Let's wrap it up, to continue pass one more book to wrap it up would be like kicking a dead horse.
Date published: 2000-05-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dissapointing I was very dissapointed with this book. I was expecting an interesting novel with a lot of action and important events. Sadly, nothing happened in this book. With all the other 7 books being so intruiging, I though Robert Jordan did a second-rate job on this one. It seems like he is just writing to keep the series going. I could barely force myself to finish reading it. Hopefully, his next book will make up for the poor job he did on The Path of Daggers.
Date published: 2000-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oliver is wrong! I think it is good how the series goes on for so long. It gives you lot's to think about and keeps you waiting for more as. As long as he keeps it interesting it keep on being one of the best sellers every time it comes out.
Date published: 2000-04-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Path of Disappointment My god, when is Jordan going to finish this series? This latest installment of the Wheel of Time series was a tedious read and an exercise in itself just to complete. Talking about beating a dead horse! Jordan, we need closure!
Date published: 2000-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They Just Keep Getting Better Ever since I started the series I expected to be disappointed. How could a story go on for eight books??? But suprise, suprise I've lasted till the end. The story has it's usual suprises and when you finish all you can think of is "I can't wait till book nine!"
Date published: 2000-01-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Why should I read on? I really enjoyed the first 6 books, was somewhat disappointed by book 7, and bored to tears by this book. It took me almost 3 months to read this book. I literally had to force myself to sit down with it. I just couldn't seem to care enough about the characters this time out. This is a real shame! I see so much potential when I look at the first 3-4 books, but draging on like this .... Many of the characters are starting to get 'annoying', and the details of their every emotion and gesture is getting old. We know who these poeople are by now (7 books of these details... I should hope so). Get on with telling the story Mr. Jordan. That's what your fans want. Take another 2-3 books if you need to, but TELL THE STORY! Don't give us useless filler material like book 8. I'm just glad I borrowed a friend's copy before buying. This will be the only book I will NOT have in my collection.
Date published: 1999-12-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is how it is... It's only a 3 out of 5 when comparing it to the first seven books. I think if this were any other series it would not be graded so stiffly. The purpose of book 8 was not a money thing, and that is insulting. I think if you read the series a few times you would see that the pattern is greater than we think. In order for the final battle to occur there are still events in the pattern that must be decided. Let's not judge to harshly because we are all jonesing for more. The Horn, the Lands North of the Waste, the True Power...this series could be long from done, and I'm not complaining. Just hurry up!
Date published: 1999-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Path Of Daggars This book wasnt as good as the last seven, but im looking forward to the next book in this STUPENDOUS series. Book Reviewer Isaac DeRoche
Date published: 1999-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from When the paperback version? Seems to be a path of royalties more than a way to end the series. The Hardcover version is selling so well(?) that the less expensive paperback is taking much too long to get on the market.
Date published: 1999-09-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Enough is enough I never thought I would get tired of the Wheel of Time series. In fact I even feel a little guilty about it. I guess I am not the loyal reader that I used to be. I think the series should have only consisted of seven books. Seven seals on the dark lords lair, seven books! I do not understand way Robert Jordan has decided to drag out this series. I for one will probably not read the next one.
Date published: 1999-09-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Great Book But .... I really liked this book and all the others also BUT .... come on Mr. Jordan enough is enough. I like a continuing story as much as the next reader but 8 books and no end in sight! Man even Steven King is not that long winded.
Date published: 1999-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Love it BUT !!!! OK, I loved the book especially the ending. I'm dying to find out what's going to happen to Faile. BUT.. they took too long to introduce this in the story.. I guess Robert wanted to delve into all of the characters (or most of them) but throwing in Perrin and Faile in the end was quite upsetting.. I hoped he would have ended the book telling us where Rand ended up or maybe some of the Senchan or the Dark One's plan..I was NOT hoping to get involved with Perrin & Faile just for it not to continue.. I also missed Mat from this one.. I hope Mat is more of a focus in the following book..All in all though like the rest of this series...... I COULD NOT PUT THE BOOK DOWN..Enjoy!!
Date published: 1999-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Path of Daggers After waiting over a year for this book, I am a little disappointed by it. Although it is as well written and entertaining as the rest of the series, it seemed more like a plot-filler linking one story to the next. There were no pivotal plot points or unexpected revelations, and some of the characters were ignored all together - entirely missing from the book! Perhaps the most aggravating thing is that it is obvious there will be several more books in this series, which means several more years of waiting.
Date published: 1999-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Path of Daggers Jordan is never going to finish this series. The sooner we as readers accept this, the happier we'll be. The only way the readers will ever learn about The Last Battle is if Jordan's children write the rest of the series, based on notes he's written on napkins and pieces of scrap paper, after he's dead. I came to this conclusion when halfway through the novel I realized there still hadn't been a chapter dealing with either Rand or Mat. He has too many characters, too many sub-plots and too much rehashing of stuff we already know! The result is that just as the book is getting interesting, it ends, and now I have to wait another three or four years for the next novel, and for the insanity to start all over again.
Date published: 1999-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better Than The Last One Well, I gotta say that this book is an improvement over "A Crown of Swords". The plot moves a little closer to the end, but not that much closer. Some intresting things happen with the Forsaken and with Egwene being the Amyrlin Seat. Also, let's not forget about Rand having a show down with the Seanchan. But, like the rest of you who've read the series, I can't wait to see how it all ends. With Mr. Jordan building up the plot like this, it's going to be BIG.
Date published: 1999-04-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from When does it end!!?? I have Loved the series thus far, but this one was a true dissapointment. I smell a money game. At this rate, there will never be an end to the series. I really hope the next book is an improvement
Date published: 1999-03-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Path of Royalties So far I've loved the Eye Of The World series. But this is starting to get rediculous! This last installment has really dissapointed me. While there is a great deal of plot development, it's very dry, the whole novel reads like an introduction. I just kept waiting for it to start something. I'm starting to think that Jordon is trying to drag the series out. Had Jordon left out all the pages about Rand's distrust, and Egwene's distrust, and Perrin's distrust (ad nauseum/nausea) this book could have been 100 pages and a fine intro to a real book. Over all, very repetative and boring. I had to force myself to read it at times, and I only did so because the rest of the series was excellent.
Date published: 1998-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More, I need more... The Path of Daggers is a good read. It continues to add to the mysteries, the excitement and suspense of the war with the Dark Oone. The Seachan are back, Egwene is becoming the Amrylin in truth as well as name, and Rand is beginning to move more aggressively. Elayne finally returns to Camelyn. The characters, even after 5000 or so pages, remain engaging. And this book is better than the Crown of Swords. But if you are a big fan of Matt's you will be disappointed. The book is mainly about the girls, with some Rand and a little Perrin. Matt is not dealt with at all. The problem is of course with the series itself. One, the books aren't coming out fast enough. I reread them all this summer (it only took me about 6 weeks) and the characters and the story have become dear to me. I need more. I need to find out what happens to all these people. And two, I will probably be dead of old age before the series starts to wrap itself up. Maybe Mr. Jordan should think about contracting bits of the storyline out to other authors while maintaining editorial and creative control.
Date published: 1998-11-09

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

by Robert Jordan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 pages, 9.19 × 6.7 × 1.01 in

Published: November 12, 2013

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765336472

ISBN - 13: 9780765336477

From the Publisher

The Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan’s internationally bestselling fantasy series, has captured the imaginations of millions of readers worldwide. Now book number eight in the series, The Path of Daggers, will be available in trade paperback for the first time. This new edition will feature cover art from award-winning artist Julie Bell. This stunning cover art debuted on the e-book and will now grace bookstores on this handsome new edition.

About the Author

ROBERT JORDAN (October 17, 1948–September 16, 2007), a native of Charleston, South Carolina, was the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time®, with millions of books in print.

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