A Memory of Light

A Memory of Light

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The majestic, long-awaited conclusion to the finest American fantasy series
Since 1990, when Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Timer 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.  
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2013, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765325952
Branch Call Number: FAN JOR
Characteristics: 909 p. : maps (some col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Sanderson, Brandon

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seeker472
Feb 15, 2017

A great finish to a great series. Sanderson does justice to Jordan's creations. I was entetained
from the first book to the last.

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BoogeymanJack
Jun 28, 2016

I haven't read this book in a year or two but I remember the ending well enough that it gives me enough amusement to grin for no other reason. A fitting end to this long running tale.

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macmap68
Dec 30, 2015

A long series, but very original and creative. I thought the second volume was a masterpiece.

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lhumeniuk
May 14, 2015

I thought this last book took too much time describing the battle and not enough time talking about the characters. It really picks up the pace but only when it has the last 100 pages left. I loved the series but I found it moved too slow most of the time. It never explains exactly what Rand does at the end; like he somehow discovers a new type of magic.
I really liked the new character Androl but he just brought him into this last book. I never liked the character Logain; never learned to like him even in the end. Wish there could be more books but that's not going to happen; left feeling sad when the book ended. Guess I didn't like how it ended.
I hated the part where Rand abandon's his children. That's the way I see it. Elaine won't be able to just follow him since she's a Queen.
I was hoping that the author would of made Tuon channel accidently. I thought that would of been a good story line but he hinted at it and did nothing with that. Too many loose ends. Maybe this was because R.J. passed away and Sanderson had to make due with what R.J. outlined.

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pepsidog72
May 04, 2015

It could almost have been written by Robert Jordan. Sanderson did an excellent job. In fact, his completion of the Wheel of time Series was so well written it prompted me to read work completely his own.

BookReviewer2015 Jan 08, 2015

The awesome and epic conclusion to Jordan's Wheel of Time series!

If you enjoy apocalyptic fantasy battles you will enjoy this book!

"Let the dragon ride again on the winds of time!"

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Seankoppenhafer
Sep 05, 2013

It was a fair ending to the series. The battle with the Dark One is fairly boring and most of the book revolves around the other forces of the Light fighting the Shadow. I wish the epilouge would have been more informative because there are still quite a few loose ends at the end of the book.

R.J. is one of the greatest alongside Tolkien, Terry Goodkind, Terry Pratchett, Terry Brooks and THAT'S IT.
Sorry to say this but Brandon Sanderson is amateur at best and his skill as a writer is clearly lacking when compared to the late R.J. It's like two different authors, their writing styles are so apart and on such a different level, would have been better if I just stopped reading them IMHO.
Couldn't they have found someone a tad bit better??

Amandaans Jul 02, 2013

WHAT ABOUT THE SONG!!! It's introduced in the very first book, but it's never resolved, and what about the blood feud between the aiel and the seanchan? What about the nims? There are so many loose ends. It's like Perrin and Mat each need a seperate book about each other to finish the series. Still, the last battle was epic. I'm so glad Robert Jordan wrote out a significant portion of Mat for this book so Sanderson couldn't ruin him any further. God, books 12 and 13 were awful

joshualehnerz Apr 25, 2013

great series

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zerasaw Jul 05, 2013

Sexual Content: Sexual inuendos, but as in all of the Wheel of Time books, may be passed over.

zerasaw Jul 05, 2013

Violence: Very violent, much maiming.

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