rating: 5 of 5 stars
It had been a while since I read this one from cover to cover, and in my memory, it was never one of the Wheel of Time books to stand out in my mind, so I’d given it three stars. After reading it, I was surprised at how many of my favorite parts of the series it contained. I love the Lanfear pieces introduced here, and the climax is one I’ve always enjoyed. Better yet, there are so many pieces of the puzzle only hinted at here which become of great significance much later on in the series–Jordan was very skilled at tying many plots into an intricate weave, something that is far from easy to do. TGH builds on the foundation of TEOTW and broadens it. I enjoyed all of it, and have corrected my too-low-rating of earlier.