The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time #12)
Tarmon Gaiâ��don, the Last Battle, looms. And mankind is not ready.
The final volume of the Wheel of Time, A Memory of Light, was partially written by Robert Jordan before his untimely passing in 2007. Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn books, was chosen by Jordanâ��s editor---his wife, Harriet McDougal---to complete the final book. The
Well at least they finally killed *** ******. Yeah, I won't put in a spoiler, not that it would matter that much, but then Sanderson has continued Jordan's established pattern of actually tying up few plot points per volume. That is I suppose why it will (he says) take 2 more of these gargantuan tomes to complete this story.
Okay (I seem to say that...more
This twelfth volume of The Wheel of Time is one of the most famous of recent times. Simply because it was, at the time it was promised, expected to be the final volume of the (then) ongoing series. It was also the first volume written by Brandon Sanderson (then known simply for Mistborn: The Final Empire) with the aid of many, many notes left by Robert Jordan. When I picked up The Eye of the World three or so years ago I knew that this twelfth volume of The Wheel of Time (due at the end of that...more
A lot happ...more
I said I wasn't interested. I said I wouldn't bother reading this until the whole series was done. But with all the great reviews, and also having really liked Sanderson's other work, I went back on my word as soon as I saw this at Costco! On top of that, I'm even ignoring some books I've been dying to read that I have on hand, notably Kingsolver's new one. I'm such a liar!
Well, I've finished. I busted my...more
Oh wait, I haven't read this book yet. Well I'll just leave this review until I feel the need to change it.
Now I have read it and it was better than I had hoped.
Book 12 of the Wheel of time
By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
A Wheel of Time Retrospective by Eric Allen
In 1990 Robert Jordan published The Eye of the World and changed my life forever. At that time the series was to be a trilogy. Ten books, a prequel of significant size, and a companion guide later he died with the story unfinished and three volumes of the series left to be written by another writer from extensive notes, partially written scenes and extensive dictations...more
Sanderson puts in so many things that Jordan alluded to for effect but never satisfactorily depicted: Aes Sedai politics, characters' scheming and ploys, Rand recalling all the women he killed.
Characters reminisce about their past and other characters Jordan neglected, and refer to how they have changed; their emotions are more real and tangible, and demonstrated through actions. Egwene...more
I read my other review of this book and found it interesting, I really liked Rand before, now, eh, he is so dark and, I guess just not the guy for me this time around. I am more of a Perrin gal.
No more thinking of that other review. What did I think here...? Some things happened that I had totally forgotten, it has to do with the Black Ajah. Good thing I read it again then ;)
I am craving the end now, oh how slowly this series moves. It sure shows when I have read all in a year. I am also dis...more
There are some wonderful moments in the Wheel of Time series. Unfortunately, they're buried under some really dull and often ridiculous moments. This was brought home to me when reading the final few chapters of the Gathering Storm. I have no idea which parts are Jordan and which parts are Sanderson, but it seems to me if you are going to have a major character go through somethin...more
In effetti Drago Rinato e (ormai quasi definitiva) Am...more
I began the Wheel of Time Series in December of 2009. I read the first three books that month alone. I was HOOKED. For years my brother and boyfriend had been harassing me to read these books, and finally l bit the bullet (Ironically while reading that December, the person in the neighboring condo was cleaning his gun and accidentally discharged it while I sat on my couch completely abs...more
The first time I read this book (this is only the second), I had been waiting a few years for it and hungrily devoured it, just like old times. I managed somehow not to notice the difference in style between Jordan and Sanderson. Reading it now, after all twelve of Jordan's books in about twelve months, it hits me in the head like a bludgeon of Air.
Overall, I would have preferred Jordan to finish the series in his own voice and with his own...more
Whereas Jordan would simply tell us something like 'Rand is going crazy,' Sanderson lets us see deeply into Rand's tortured psyche and you get a much more re...more
Two major plot lines move forward here in a big way, and I actually got chills a few times while reading this book. I’ll be vague so as to avoid spoilers...more
There are a few loose ends tied u...more
That was my first impression upon finishing this book. And I gotta say, beyond the big reveal that has the nice touch of being simultaneously completely believable and TOTALLY unexpected, I really liked it quite a lot.
Brandon Sanderson was an inspired choice to finish the Wheel of Time. His prose style has a lot of similarities with Robert Jordan, which made the transition from the last book seem natural, and Sanderson has a nice...more
The story isn't much improved -- still too sprawling and too slow, though they ruthlessly cull a plotline or two that wasn't adding much in this one, which I appreciated -- but the prose is much crisper. Shorter sentences, more active verbs, less redundant usage (Robert Jordan was huge on redundant usage) -- it's just tidier.
It would have been nice t...more
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Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. He also wrote under the names Reagan O'Neal and Jackson O'Reilly.
Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam (from 1968 to...more