The Wheel of Time: A Memory of Light
By Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
Published on 1/8/13
Published by Tor Books
Published by Tor Books
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) and Towers 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.
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass.
What was, what will be, and what is,
may yet fall under the Shadow.
Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.
Oh my goodness SO GOOD!!!!! So good. So. Good.
I waited for some time to even start this book, wanting to give myself over to it with abandon. It took me a few weeks to read it, and I enjoyed every single bit.
I got started on the Wheel of Time several years ago on the recommendation of a friend. If you like Game of Thrones, if you like House of Cards, if you are a fan of epic stories with a whole world of characters and interweaving plot lines, this is for you.
A Memory of Light is the 14th and final book in the series. Some books were better than the others, but I have found the last 3 in the series to be awesomely climactic. With so much of a build to "The Last Battle", I was concerned that the ending might be disappointing.
I really cannot divulge a lot of information, but someone I know but it this way: "It was not the ending, but an ending." I fully agree, and I think Sanderson did a wonderful job of taking the work that Jordan began and knitting it together into a final culminating story. It was appropriate. It was satisfying. It left you aching for more, but mostly because you just enjoyed the story and you have fallen in love with the characters, not because the end was lacking.
I strongly encourage you to get started on this series, just make sure you have the time on your hands to do it. If not, you will start ditching other daily activities (showering, sleeping, etc.) to read - it is that engaging, and it routinely gave me chills.
Five thousand thumbs up for me on this cycle.