The Gathering Storm (The 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
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The dead are beginning to walk and some see them. Others do not, but more and more, we all fear the night.
These have been our days. They rain upon us beneath a dead sky, crushing us with their fury, until as one we beg: "Let it begin!"
-Journal of the Unknown Scholar, entry for The Feast of Freia, 1000 NE”
Tarmon Gai’don is looming. War, death and madness ...more
Another buddy read with the Fantasy Addicts at BB&B! May the Wheel keep on turning!!!
"..."“Pessimism, she is a fond friend of yours, yes?" -
That's uncalled for. I barely know her. Mere acquaintances, at best.”..."
WOW!!! Brandon Sanderson did Robert Jordan proud!!! What a ride! What an amazing series!!! The complexity of plot and characters are not comparable to anything else I have ever read in my entire life! It would be impossible for me to even delve into what happens in t ...more
“The end is near," … "The Wheel has groaned its final rotation, the clock has lost its spring, the serpent heaves its final gasps.”
This is the first book that was written after Robert Jordan’s death by Brandon Sanderson. I got so emotional when I read the opening words in the Foreword.
I have not tried to imitate Mr. Jordan’s style. Instead, I’ve adapted my style to be appropriate to The Wheel of Time. My main goal was to stay true to the souls of t...more
After an early and unexpected death of Robert Jordan somebody had to finish his magnum opus. A relatively new and unknown at the time author was chosen: Brandon Sanderson. Fortunately for the series' fans Jordan left enough notes regarding further plot developments and it is said the final chapters of the last book were entirely written by him. So did Sanderson succeed in continuing the biggest epic series in fantasy? It really depends on what you expect from Wheel of Tim ...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
Going into this I was equal parts excited, because I've heard good things about Sanderson, and apprehensive, because it's still a change and an unknown. Considering how much time it took me to get used to Robert Jordan's style, I was scared that I won't have enough time to acclimate to the new style. Thankfully my fears didn't realise. The book was amazing! I just couldn't put it down. And I think it's because of the changes ...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
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 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
Audiobook: Another fantastic performance by both Michael Kramer and Kate Reading. They really bring these characters to life, and I can't see myself ever picking up my paperback copies again when I could listen ...more
Scary Rand is brilliant. I loved Rand in this installment, damn. But I'm glad that despite the 'heaviness' and 'finality' of it all that ...more
Excelente. Estou muito impressionado com a qualidade desse livro. A narrativa sutil do Brandon Sanderson deu a acelerada que a série precisava. Não senti mudanças na personalidade dos personagens, e isso me agradou muito, era algo que eu receava...
Muitos momentos tensos e agoniantes me fizeram ter diferentes sensações, da alegria a tristeza...
"At the end of time,
when the many become one,
the last storm sha ...more
Obviously, you can see the rating, but you may not know that those 5-star ratings are rarer than you can imagine for me to give. Once GR gives the ability to half-stars, my ratings are gonna grow that much more rarer. But anyways, why do I love the Gathering Storm? You will definitely find out.
Sanderson's Writing. I do not know any person who has actually read this series who could ...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
And it wove the best it could for this series. Brandon Sanderson writing the last few books is a definite gain for the Wheel of Time.
Though this world belongs to Jordan, it needed Sanderson, for the pace of the story, for the added humor which is not just funny to the Aiel.
Because by now, I really know what Seanchan armour looks like, I know what Choeden Kal is, and I don't want to be reminded about the appearances of every fricking person. All of this was ...more
A lot happ ...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