Mere words simply do not do justice to the sheer brilliance of this series!
In this installment, the author finally brings to a close all other major subplots, and focuses instead on the Last Battle: everything that happens is a buildup to the final confrontation between the Shadow and its minions and the Dragon Reborn and his allies.
The characters are much more enjoyable. The writing is extremely quick. There's a lot of action.
Mere words simply do not do justice to the sheer brilliance of this series. I'll instead save up words for the review of AMoL, the last book in the series.