A Memory of Light

A Memory of LightA Memory of Light

Wheel of Time #14

Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I felt like I was deluged by a tidal wave.

Then came the ending. It kind of made me feel “vanilla”.

Sanderson did an excellent job of wrapping this up. I was in awe.

I look forward to re-reading the whole series in 5-8 years.

Edit:

I realized this morning that my words were on the light side. Considering that I’ve been reading WoT since ’95 or ’96, and have experienced the travail of my soul [When I heard that Jordan had died, I practically swore vengeance upon his barely cold corpse “how could he do this to me!?”] and then was raised to the clouds when I heard Sanderson [probably my favorite fantasy author now] was going to complete the series.

I have run the whole gamut of emotions with this series. Excitement, boredom [tugging of hair anyone?], rage and despair, hope and finally, satisfaction.

How does one encapsulate 17’ish years in a couple of paragraphs? I’ve gone from a highschool teenager to a married 30something security guard. So I don’t write a review worthy of the NY Times, I write this little ditty to remind me that all things can be gotten through, that they end and that they can be good and bad.

This series will be something that sticks with me for the rest of my life. Nice to have something like that.

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Towers of Midnight

Towers of MidnightTowers of Midnight

Wheel of Time #13

Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I am satisfied with how Sanderson is writing and how he is handling these last 3 Wheel of Time books.

Eye of the World

Eye of the World

Wheel of Time #1

Robert Jordan

Fantasy

5 Stars

 

A re-read in preparation for the final novel in the beginning of next year.

Incredible. The scene in the beginning where Rand sees the dark horseman and everything is winter dead and the atmosphere is dreadful, it really got me. It was good writing. The story was cool and there was so much that I just didn’t remember. There were times that I didn’t like characters, but I know more of that is coming, so I tried to let it go. But it is really hard to not want to kill Matt for being a complete asshole in the middle of Shadar Logoth.

Definitely going to go slow with this series, one every couple of weeks, no back to back readings, so as not to burn out. And I really like the new TOR covers as well 🙂

 

Eye of the World 2000 “Review”