A Memory of Light Online eBook 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 This was a satisfying ending to an epic story. I have been reading the Wheel of Time series for almost two decades and although some of these books were better than others, I thought that overall it was one of the best fantasy stories I have read. When Robert Jordan passed away I felt such a loss. Mr. Sanderson did us all a big favor when he took on series. Can you imagine if we were left hanging after investing so much time? That, alone, makes this a worthwhile read. Objectively, Mr. Sanderson has done a wonderful job, filling in the outline given to him by Mr. Jordan with a seamless writing style. This last book is basically one long battle scene after another and he writes those fighting scenes very, very well. All of the main character arcs finally come together as the plot is skillfully woven to its conclusion. Without giving away any spoilers, I was happy with the ending and would highly recommend this book. It is definitely worth the ride for anyone who has already come this far.
Arguably one of the best books I have read. A phenomenal end to the series. I would probably say that this book was close to, if not the best of the 15 books written. This book brings a complex and plot riddled series to a satisfying conclusion, and quite honestly, going into the book I wasn't sure that it was going to be done. But whether or not it was Sanderson's ability to integrate and simplify, or Jordan's plan from the beginning, this book gets it done. I came away from this series, that has taken so much of my time and life satisfied, which is saying something. That being said, I wouldn't necessarily recommend this series for everyone. If you've read all the books up to this point you would be an absolute idiot not to finish it off, particularly with the kind of conclusion that this book gives. But if you are reading this review trying to decide whether or not to read the series I would say . . . maybe. It's a great series, but especially in the middle, it's very long winded. Any series that contains more than 14x the pages of Lord of the Rings trilogy, is a series you should carefully consider before beginning. If you have a lot of time on your hands, and enjoy a good fantasy read I would say
absolutely. But for the light of spirit and weak of mind . . . mayhaps not.
Brandon Sanderson had a very difficult challenge: to take the wonderfully creative world that Robert Jordan had created, and to put it back on track after Robert Jordan had lost control of the direction and plot. The last few books by Jordan had been almost painful, and they made it clear that the series would never finish. Sanderson wrote the last three books, starting with The Gathering Storm and continuing with Towers of Midnight he was doing a good job of returning to a plausible narrative. With this last book he pulled it off masterfully. I read it in a week and was riveted, and felt that he pulled it all in and developed a fantastic conclusion. I also felt that the hundreds of characters developed by Jordan played their parts. The majority of the book is dedicated to the last battle, which is plausibly described, both from military and fantasy points of view. With this final book in place I strongly recommend reading the series, and being patient through the difficult parts (books 6-11), knowing that Sanderson gives you a wonderful conclusion.
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