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Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan
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Oct 25, 11

Read from January 18 to October 25, 2011

As the middle installment of what Sanderson has said will be the Memory of Light Trilogy to finish Robert Jordan's masterful Wheel of Time Series, Towers of Midnight continues to move the chess pieces on the board. The story continues to move toward the final battle and several prophecies from earlier books are fulfilled. Each of the main characters individual plots have worked up to a crescendo and we must now wait to receive final resolution.
Each character has come into their own and have accepted what the Wheel has spun for them in regards to their individual parts to play in the final battle. Each has accepted their leadership responsibility for the groups they either chose to lead or were thrust upon them. There are still some conflicts with each individual group's relationship to Rand Al'Thor (the Dragon Reborn) and what role they are to play in the final battle. Rand's decision to break the remaining seals on the Dark One's prison has the White Tower and other Monarchs up in arms. Perrin has accepted his leadership role and appears to be one of Rand's most loyal followers. Matt has accomplished one of his goals and seems resigned to fighting in the final battle. There are other sub plots and prophecies that are beginning to play out as the book closes. Much like the Empire Strikes Back in the Star Wars Trilogy this is not the greatest of the 13 books, but it is necessary to set the stage. There is still a lot of ways that this book could go, but I have enjoyed reading each of these mammoth books and hope that Mr. Sanderson does not take the easy way out and gives us a worthy final book of this fantastic series.
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Michael As the middle installment of what Sanderson has said will be the Memory of Light Trilogy to finish Robert Jordan's masterful Wheel of Time Series, Towers of Midnight continues to move the chess pieces on the board. The story continues to move toward the final battle and several prophecies from earlier books are fulfilled. Each of the main characters individual plots have worked up to a crescendo and we must now wait to receive final resolution.
Each character has come into their own and have accepted what the Wheel has spun for them in regards to their individual parts to play in the final battle. Each has accepted their leadership responsibility for the groups they either chose to lead or were thrust upon them. There are still some conflicts with each individual group's relationship to Rand Al'Thor (the Dragon Reborn) and what role they are to play in the final battle. Rand's decision to break the remaining seals on the Dark One's prison has the White Tower and other Monarchs up in arms. Perrin has accepted his leadership role and appears to be one of Rand's most loyal followers. Matt has accomplished one of his goals and seems resigned to fighting in the final battle. There are other sub plots and prophecies that are beginning to play out as the book closes. Much like the Empire Strikes Back in the Star Wars Trilogy this is not the greatest of the 13 books, but it is necessary to set the stage. There is still a lot of ways that this book could go, but I have enjoyed reading each of these mammoth books and hope that Mr. Sanderson does not take the easy way out and gives us a worthy final book of this fantastic series.


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