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2013-01-07 11:38 PM

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Is anyone else super excited about the final book of The Wheel of Time being released tomorrow? I got it a day early and I'm already 200 pages in. It's awesome. A Memory of Light is great so far. I'm such a nerd. It only took 23 years, but it's finally complete.


2013-01-08 3:39 AM
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Peter Jordan (James O Rigney) was a fellow Citadel alum. I really should pick up this series after I get through Song of Ice and Fire.

It's interesting that Jordan is the most successful author to graduate from The Citadel considering another notable alum, Pat Conroy.
2013-01-08 6:34 AM
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I can't wait.  Ordered mine through Amazon a few weeks ago, hoping it shows up today.  Read the first 4 books in a week over Christmas break during my freshman year of college.   Really liked the way that Sanderson took over the series after Jordan's passing...he really brought the tempo of the books back up.
2013-01-08 9:05 AM
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Yes - now I can finally read 11 through 14. 

 

Jordon PMO so much that I stopped reading after Crossroads. This was the third book in a row where NOTHING HAPPENED, then when he wrote the Prequel I vowed that I wouldnt read another book until the last one came out as there was no end apparent in sight.   The he died and I thought finally, we'll get the finale because someone else would have to write it.  Rumor had it that he had the ending written for a long time as the series was only supposed to be 6 books, but he had added so much to the story with extra characters and subplots that it got away from him and he had no idea how he was going to get to the last battle.  I honestly believe that if he were still alive today, this would not be the last book.  Martin seems to be going down a similar path with Game of Thrones.  

 

Personal note:  I was rereading Lord of Chaos before I picked up A crown of thorns in 1996, which my future wife was reading at the time.  We were both driving taxi's on Marthas Vineyard and WoT was one of the things that drew us together.  She to me as she was a scifi geek so I liked that and me to her as I was just reading....  We also named the first dog we got together Perrin.

2013-01-08 9:11 AM
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ratherbesnowboarding - 2013-01-08 9:05 AM

Yes - now I can finally read 11 through 14. 

 

Jordon PMO so much that I stopped reading after Crossroads. This was the third book in a row where NOTHING HAPPENED, then when he wrote the Prequel I vowed that I wouldnt read another book until the last one came out as there was no end apparent in sight.   The he died and I thought finally, we'll get the finale because someone else would have to write it.  Rumor had it that he had the ending written for a long time as the series was only supposed to be 6 books, but he had added so much to the story with extra characters and subplots that it got away from him and he had no idea how he was going to get to the last battle.  I honestly believe that if he were still alive today, this would not be the last book.  Martin seems to be going down a similar path with Game of Thrones.  

 

Personal note:  I was rereading Lord of Chaos before I picked up A crown of thorns in 1996, which my future wife was reading at the time.  We were both driving taxi's on Marthas Vineyard and WoT was one of the things that drew us together.  She to me as she was a scifi geek so I liked that and me to her as I was just reading....  We also named the first dog we got together Perrin.

HA!  not to side track too much but that was where my honeymoon was and it was that summer.  Too cool.

And I haven't read any WoT in probably 4-5 years and it was I think either book 8 or 9.  I agree with you.  There was just no movement.  Might have to pick it back up again.

2013-01-08 9:37 AM
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I'm super excited to read it. I started rereading all of them in November and got sidetracked around book 3. I'm going to have to catch all the way up before I read the new one though. Too many details to just jump into it.


2013-01-08 1:53 PM
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Picked up my copy this morning, although I'm not sure when I'll have time to read it since I just started another school term this week. Maybe if I can get through the rest of this week's assignments by tomorrow night I can spend the weekend with A Memory of Light.
2013-01-08 8:55 PM
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didn't get a chance to pick it up today... tomorrow.... tomorrow i will have it.
2013-01-09 7:35 AM
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I'm considering re-starting the series... I gave up after Lord of Chaos due to the extremely long winded politics (We get it... Amyrlin seat... Black Ajah... 3 wives...) but now that it's done (and I'm running out of other series to read) I may give it another go.

I do really enjoy Sanderson's work though. Now that this is done, perhaps he can get back to work on the stormlight books.

2013-01-09 8:29 AM
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Leegoocrap - 2013-01-09 6:35 AM

I'm considering re-starting the series... I gave up after Lord of Chaos due to the extremely long winded politics (We get it... Amyrlin seat... Black Ajah... 3 wives...) but now that it's done (and I'm running out of other series to read) I may give it another go.

I do really enjoy Sanderson's work though. Now that this is done, perhaps he can get back to work on the stormlight books.



Wow, if you think Jordan had an agenda, don't read Terry Goodkinds a Sword of Truth series.

Sanderson has already started back up on book two of Stormlight and is over 30% last I remember.
2013-01-09 8:33 AM
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bradword - 2013-01-09 7:29 AM
Leegoocrap - 2013-01-09 6:35 AM

I'm considering re-starting the series... I gave up after Lord of Chaos due to the extremely long winded politics (We get it... Amyrlin seat... Black Ajah... 3 wives...) but now that it's done (and I'm running out of other series to read) I may give it another go.

I do really enjoy Sanderson's work though. Now that this is done, perhaps he can get back to work on the stormlight books.

Wow, if you think Jordan had an agenda, don't read Terry Goodkinds a Sword of Truth series. Sanderson has already started back up on book two of Stormlight and is over 30% last I remember.

 

Terry Goodkind ran out of ideas and then recycled everything that already happened in the final trilogy. What a waste of a good series (books 1-4 anyway).



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Picked it up last night.  I might even get a chance to read some of it this weekend.

 

2013-01-09 11:01 AM
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bradword - 2013-01-09 9:29 AM
Leegoocrap - 2013-01-09 6:35 AM

I'm considering re-starting the series... I gave up after Lord of Chaos due to the extremely long winded politics (We get it... Amyrlin seat... Black Ajah... 3 wives...) but now that it's done (and I'm running out of other series to read) I may give it another go.

I do really enjoy Sanderson's work though. Now that this is done, perhaps he can get back to work on the stormlight books.

Wow, if you think Jordan had an agenda, don't read Terry Goodkinds a Sword of Truth series. Sanderson has already started back up on book two of Stormlight and is over 30% last I remember.

perhaps ironically I am a fan of Objectivism so Goodkinds agenda didn't bother me.

The fact that he had... without a doubt... the biggest letdown ending of any series I've ever read, did bother me.  The books he has written since then are also a waste of the paper they are printed on.

 

Maybe I'm spoiled... I started my fantasy reading with Zelazny's "Amber" series when I was young.

2013-01-12 12:34 PM
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Leegoocrap - 2013-01-09 10:01 AM

bradword - 2013-01-09 9:29 AM
Leegoocrap - 2013-01-09 6:35 AM

I'm considering re-starting the series... I gave up after Lord of Chaos due to the extremely long winded politics (We get it... Amyrlin seat... Black Ajah... 3 wives...) but now that it's done (and I'm running out of other series to read) I may give it another go.

I do really enjoy Sanderson's work though. Now that this is done, perhaps he can get back to work on the stormlight books.

Wow, if you think Jordan had an agenda, don't read Terry Goodkinds a Sword of Truth series. Sanderson has already started back up on book two of Stormlight and is over 30% last I remember.

perhaps ironically I am a fan of Objectivism so Goodkinds agenda didn't bother me.

The fact that he had... without a doubt... the biggest letdown ending of any series I've ever read, did bother me.  The books he has written since then are also a waste of the paper they are printed on.

 

Maybe I'm spoiled... I started my fantasy reading with Zelazny's "Amber" series when I was young.



I completely agree, Goodkind had the WORST end of a series in the history of the world.

2013-01-12 12:35 PM
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So I finished The Wheel of Time last night. Honestly, I feel odd today. Not sure how I feel about never reading a new book in that world again. Kind of an odd empty feeling.

The book was great and I know I'll be reading the series again.
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bradword - 2013-01-12 11:35 AM So I finished The Wheel of Time last night. Honestly, I feel odd today. Not sure how I feel about never reading a new book in that world again. Kind of an odd empty feeling. The book was great and I know I'll be reading the series again.

 

Did you feel satisfied afterwards? Also can you ship your copy to me



2013-01-13 11:55 AM
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The book was great and the ending was satisfying, at least to me.  It was very surreal setting the book down after reading the last page.  23 years and one amazing story finished.  I can't imagine how Harriet felt when she handed the final copy over to Tor for publishing.

I remember when the a------ first handed me the book in 1990.  To put things in perspective, I was 19, single, cell phones didn't exist (not for ppl like me anyways), a fast computer had a 20mhz processor with a 50 mb hdd and 1 mb of RAM, the internet was something used by the pentagon, I still carried a walkman, books were purchased in the mall at Waldenbooks (besides the Waldenbook part that changed for an memory of light) and if you wanted information about the release date of the next book the kid behind the counter would look at an actual publishing schedule to see if there was any new information. 

I love the series, but like a lot/most fans I was sick of them dragging this out.  Sanderson did a great job revitalizing the story.  I still think they should let up and coming authors use these characters to continue the story with each one being shorter and a more narrow focus.  There are still several story arcs that are wide open.  It would give the fans more and allow some of these authors to make a name for themselves.  

2013-01-13 10:40 PM
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A great end to the story. 

 

Anyone need a copy of the book?

2013-01-13 11:19 PM
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so 14 books, audiowise what is that 30-40 hours a week. That could be my running entertainment for the next year or so.
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