I finished it a few days back, fantastic book, easily one of the best in the series. Spoiler Perrin forging Mah'Alleinir (*cough* Mjolnir *cough*) with Neald & Co was incredible. As was Rand wiping out tens of thousands of shadowspwn by himself. Everything I've heard about Goodkind & SoT makes it sound like he's a total hack. Can't say I'm any bit interested in finding out for myself.