The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time #12)
Tarmon Gai'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 Jordan's editor--his wife, Harriet McDougal--to complete the final book. The scope an
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
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
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
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
Let’s see this series been out for what? More than fucking 20 years now?? IDK I started to read it back in 2003... And this is fucking book #12!!!! That fat bearded bastard promised to finish the series in only one more book… but the leaches that are the publishers or IDK how the fucking book publishing industry works or nothing… but GOD DAMN! A retard like me can see that they water this shit down! Is book fucking 12! I know how the Seanchan helmets look like, I know what...more
After Robert Jordan’s untimely demise in 2007, his wife [and editor] asked Brandon Sanderson to write the final book in the Wheel of Time series, A Memory of Light. Brandon must have been a big fan; he’s almost perfectly captured everything that made Robert Jordan’s stories so breathtaking in this first book of the resulting A Memory of Light trilogy, The Gathering Storm. It combines the world of Robert Jordan with an intense story as only Sanderson can write....more
A lot happ...more
I started reading this series around the time the 3rd book came out and I loved them to death. My copies of the first few books in the series have been read and read so many times that they fell apart years ago.
As the series continued on, adding more and more characters, and becoming more and more cumbersome, I got more and more disillusioned with it and the overall grand vision. My complaints about the series seemed to increase with each passing book, ultimately hoping th...more
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
I got into Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series about eight years ago. Despite protestations from friends that I should steer clear of it because it went completely off the rails after about five books and probably wouldn't ever be finished, I gave it a shot, and like so many other readers I got hooked. This was unfortunate, because as I discovered halfway through the series, my friends were right. The Wheel of Time did go off the rails, and badly, with Rob...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.
I waited a couple of years after The Gathering Storm came out to read it. I still felt some affection for Egwene and her plight, and I was very slightly curious what would happen to Elayne. The rest of the characters in this series, and there are many of them, I long since wanted to set on fire. Jordan's tortured, irrelevant writing had made getting through these books into the worst kind of chore. I had high hopes that Brandon Sanderson would rescue a plot with potential and get i...more
Some story threads are brought to a close, and some are definitely being steered to an ending. There are some that were just touched on, and we are left with lots of questions that will need to be answered in the final two volumes. But that being said, I can definitely see that everything is heading in the right direction. The end is near. The Last Battle is...more
Egwene, yup, she’s awhsome here. Perjua...more
Thankfully, any and all doubts I might've had are completely gone. In my opinion this was by far the best book in the series yet.
The pacing is absolutely spot on. There wasn't a single dull moment in the whole book and even the chapters with little to no plot development were a pleasure to read through thanks to Brandon Sanderson's captivating wr...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
|Brandon Sanderson VS Robert Jordan||12||61||Mar 03, 2014 05:55PM|
|Total Disappointment in Characters||9||132||Jan 22, 2014 11:09PM|
|Fantasy Book Club...: The GATHERING STORM - Chapters 40 through Epilogue **SPOILERS**||10||36||Jul 20, 2013 05:23AM|
|Fantasy Book Club...: The GATHERING STORM - Finished *SPOILERS*||6||38||Jul 18, 2013 02:08PM|
|Fantasy Book Club...: The GATHERING STORM - Chapters 26 to 39 *SPOILERS*||6||29||Jul 18, 2013 01:56PM|
|Fantasy Book Club...: The GATHERING STORM - Chapters 12 to 25 *SPOILERS*||5||27||Jul 18, 2013 01:51PM|
|Fantasy Book Club...: The GATHERING STORM - Planning to Read? First Impressions? **NO SPOILERS**||9||37||Jun 30, 2013 01:38PM|
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