A Memory of Light Kindle Edition 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 could not have asked for more from the conclusion to Wheel of Time. I've been very disappointed before reading a series that starts well but bogs down and then just fizzles to an end as the books go on, this is not the case with the conclusion Sanderson writes. In this final book, Sanderson wraps-up all the loose ends that were created in earlier books. The book moves-along well, but it doesn't feel rushed in wanting to get to the end. He created a nice balance of character risk, he didn't kill characters just to show he could, but he does create a sense that nothing is certain. Any characters who die, however, do so in a way that is significant. The thing I liked most about this book is that I feel like the protagonists really "earned" any victories, in that they actually had to work and plan hard to get them. I get somewhat annoyed when the antagonists of a book seem to have planned must better than the protagonists, but the good guys win because of chance and blind luck only, and the idea that the good guys always win. (I was a bit annoyed by Sanderson's "Warbreaker" because I felt it was flawed this way). It's almost disappointing to finish WoT, because I've really started to enjoy it again with the last 3 books, but all good things must end. For anyone who liked WoT, I'd highly recommend "The Stormlight Archive" series Sanderson has started writing. It has a very similar epic feel to the best of WoT.
I honestly don't feel that I should write a longwinded review about this. Let's be fair: If you've hung on until now we can all say that you like The Wheel of Time to the point of reading around ten thousand pages. I'll just say this.. For me, someone who has enjoyed Jordans books immensely, this was as good an ending as it was ever going to get. I mean Holy Hell I am very satisfied with this… I have questions, of course but they only make me want to know more about what happens after the story finished. I really have no complaints other than 'I want more!', and for me that's the sign that what I've just read is so ridiculously good. Like Goodkinds Sword of Truth and Gemmells Troy this is now a series that I would gladly push on people. I'd say: "I know it's a lot of reading, but trust me.. the ending makes it all worth it.'.
So happy that I have this story in my head now. So Sad that it's over. And I am still, and always will be, amazed by the ridiculous size of the world Jordan created and Sanderson helped finishâ€Ś I saw somewhere that Jordan was described as Tokiens heir. But to me this puts Jordan and Tolkien on equal footing (and I like jordans style better). A shame he's gone, but damn what a legacy to leave behindâ€Ś
It is finally over. I don't know how many of the stars are just because the end is finally here, and how many are for the book itself. If you are reading this book, then I am sure you have slogged your way through all of the ups and downs throughout the rest of the series. If you haven't, then put down your computer and go grab The Eye of the World. Now that the rest of the series is out, I feel like I can recommend this series, and even say that it is a must read. Now, what about this book. This one was a conclusion, obviously, but Sanderson and Jordan take full use of that. It means that all bets are off, and no character is safe. Of course that also means that no character is gone either. The whole book I could feel the last battle. I got the sense of desperation, and that the rest of the series was actually needed to get to this point. There are still a few places where I feel a little more might have been needed, or that the end to a plot line was a little abrupt, but it was time to finish this monster. I tip my hat to Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan for making such an epic series.
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