A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson

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January 16, 2013 by Chris French

20130116-170301.jpgThe dream has been realized! I’ve been reading The Wheel of Time series since 6th grade waiting to see how it would end. With each book I closeted off myself and soaked in the book. I flew through all of them. Jordan is an EXCELLENT writer and in my opinion has surpassed Tolkien as the king of fiction.

I don’t feel as lost as I thought I would after coming to the end. Usually after I finish the newest book I live in a gray world for a few days trying to acclimate myself to real life again. A Memory of Light wrapped up my beloved series so well that I’m not lost. Lovely!

I won’t spoil the ending for you here. In fact it’s my intent to not give you many details about how the story played out, although when I saw A Memory of Light calling my name from the book aisle at Wal-Mart I immediately

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turned to the last pages and read how it ended. Weird? My wife agrees, but I couldn’t stand waiting 800 pages not knowing who “woke from the dream”. So if you’re weird like me and don’t mind knowing some of the details of the story, or you’ve already read the book, you can read this post  where I spoil the ending and everything in between. There were some surprises and I want to talk about them. I’ll also post some more pics from the books. When certain people died I didn’t feel like I thought I would and I’m wondering if it’s just me or if you felt similar. Which cover is your favorite? I really like the one with Rand, Mat and Perrin standing in front of their banners though I’m not sure who the gay stripper is next to Perrin.20130116-170248.jpg

On to the shortest review you’ve ever seen so I don’t spoil anything, like Padan Fain would! A Memory of Light is like one of those movies that are so action packed you leave the theatre and your body hurts because you’ve been tense for the last 2 hours. Action scenes stumble over one another and you have a hard time finding a stopping point. I would tell myself that I would stop reading after I made sure a character was out of trouble then I’d read the first sentence in the next section and someone else would be in the Trolloc’s cookpot. Oops! Did I just imply that a beloved character ends up as a Trolloc snack? You’ll have to read to find out! I’m really glad they decided to split up the last book into 3. Towers of Midnight set this one up like Pippen hitting Jordan on the baseline for the alley-oop. It was beautiful and left you wondering when you’d see something like that again. This series has been awesome! Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to start with Light of the World and read all 14 again!

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