A Memory of Light eReader by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
Click Here to Download the Book Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, readers have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over forty million copies in over thirty languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. With The Gathering Storm (Book 12) andTowers of Midnight (Book 13) behind him, both of which were # 1 New York Times hardcover bestsellers, Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left behind. Edited by Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan’s legions of readers.
Reviews I started reading the Wheel of Time series quite by accident. When I was living in Japan there was a shortage of good reading material. I asked a friend of mine to borrow a book she had and when I went to pick it up she said she could not find it and gave me "The Wheel of Time" instead. That was 10+ years, 14 books, 11,916pages and 4 million words ago. When Robert Jordan passed away before finishing the series I was dismayed. However, Brandon Sanderson has done a fantastic job completing the series. "A Memory of Light" was a great wrap up to the series. I need to re-read it at a more leisurely pace so I can pick up some of the nuances I'm sure I missed in my mad-dash to finish it. It's hard to believe that the entire series covers only a few years in time. The character development is some of the best I've seen. Dare I say even better than Stephen King's epic "Dark Tower" series? If you are a fan of fantasy I highly recommend this series. Start at the beginning and plan to spend a few years chewing your way through.
Anything mentioned about this book should always contain appreciation for Brandon Sanderson. Without him the series would not have been completed in such great fashion. Robert Jordan's wife, who edited all of the books, made the perfect choice in writers. 22 years in the waiting, the darkness has finally been confronted and final battle ended. Read the book if you want to know who wins. I was 25 when I started to read the series and the fourth book had already been written. I have been hooked ever since. All of the books were fantastic to me. This book was the best of all the others. Robert and then Brandon created such a complex world of good and evil that I cannot comprehend how they always kept up with all the various people and creatures. The final book brought all of the old plots and side interests to an end, and Brandon also completed the huge problem of incorporating the plots into an over conclusion of the book. He managed this with ease.
I have read every book and knew every plot twist. I came into the book without expectations about the ending and it served me well. Brandon came up with conclusions I had not anticipated, which made the reading very enjoyable. Some of the characters died and some survived but each one was a surprise. The entire book was about the last battle. Brandon did a fantastic job relaying the emotions of the book. More than once I almost gave up on the light and feared that the darkness would win. When the light would stand out I would rejoice in the event only to be dashed when the darkness answered. I laughed at jokes in one sentence and cried the next. It was the most emotionally draining book I have ever read and I loved every minute of it. I have since finished it a second time and still have the same feelings. I have been reading other peoples reviews and found that it is easy to see which sub plot each person liked best. Brandon spent a lot of time on some plots and not so much on others and that is why you the reader should come without expectations. The other negative that I have read about was the ending. I think it ended well and at the right time. The book was left open for someone else to write further books about the adventures of these wonderful people from Krynn. I truely hope the pattern is not done with the boys from Emonds Field
Less Androl. Less Pevara. Less modern references and verbal vocab and mannerisms, especially with those two. Less bludgeoning us with reminders (he had three magic rings...) That said, it was a great end and I'm glad to feel like my old friend spoke mostly again to finish the last ten or so pages. Great series, despite my complaints. Kudos to Sanderson for finishing it as well as he did. Mat's true, joking, mischievous self died when KoD ended, but I suppose Perrin's resurrection balanced it? Just reading Jordan's words towards the end made it worthwhile. I sometimes wonder at the reasons Brandon sounds so hamfisted when he writes about things so normal as joking and drinking with friends, as well as deep human experiences. Part of it could be because I'm only reading his writing of someone else's story, but I'm always tempted to pick on him being a younger writer, in age and amount of written works. I don't like to pretend I know him and I certainly don't want to pick on religion, but how do I say that Mat isn't someone I could see a teetotaler writing (if Brandon's brand of Mormonism forbids booze and carousing). I can't say he didn't do some things really well, but I can't fully agree with them all. I have to tip my cap to him for making it through the last three books. For all my hot air, I couldn't have done it in so little time and so well in some cases. That's the blessing and the curse of such a high pressure series though. Well done and I miss my friends in Randland and, most importantly, my friend, Robert Jordan.
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