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message 1: by Tani (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:17PM) (new)

Tani | 8 comments Hey, I just found out some news on the future of the Wheel of Time that I thought people might like to know. Apparently Brandon Sanderson has been contracted to write the last book based on the notes that Robert Jordan left behind. The book, called The Memory of Light, scheduled for publication in the fall of 2009.

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So, Brandon Sanderson...I've never read anything of his, so I can't really comment on how I feel about him being the one to finish things up. I am glad it's going to be finished though. It would have been a terrible shame to leave things hanging.


Servius  Heiner  | 38 comments You know, I really liked that series when it first started, but by book 5 I was getting kinda perturbed with it. Not because it was long, but because you could tell he didn't know where it was going. Then 6, 7, 8, were pretty much the same thing.
That’s when I quit reading "wheel of time"; Life is too short to read bad books, let alone a whole series of them. Maybe if someone I trust reads the final, if there ever is a final book and they like it, then I might might finish the series.



message 3: by Lori (new)

Lori Do you mean you suspected him of becoming a cash cow? lol Be that as it may, I'd still love to read how it all ends.


message 4: by Jauranna (new)

Jauranna | 6 comments I absolutely fell in love with Brandon Sanderson's books when I started with his second book, Mistborn: The Final Empire. I HIGHLY recommend it to those who love to read fantasy. So when I found out he'd been contacted to finish the Wheel of Time, I was beside myself with excitement. The great thing is that he's a huge fan of the series himself, (the series inspired his desire to become a Fantasy writer himself) so he has plans to make sure all the questions that have been burning in our minds for years will be answered!


message 5: by Lori (new)

Lori That's very good news! Thanks.


message 6: by Eric (new)

Eric (ender2wiggin) | 1 comments I think that he is a really great writer, and he is one of my favorites. What's really awesome is that in my book club at my school next Tuesday, he is coming to talk about his books and even the ones he likes the most from other authors.


message 7: by Rich (new)

Rich (Rich01) I suspect that someone could write a computer program that generated WoT books and it would easily pass a Turing test. I started off a fan, but really couldn't sustain the interest as the years wore on and all that I would get every few years was more 'braid-tugging' and 'wool-headed' comments liberally spread through thousands of pages of insignificant, non-plot-advancing personal interactions with hundreds of throw-away characters. But, that said, if Sanderson can write a book that puts a final end/beginning on a good number of the plot threads I might jump over the last few I didn't read and give the finale a shot. The promise of the first few volumes deserves that much.


message 8: by Jauranna (new)

Jauranna | 6 comments Oh, I know what you mean, Rich. I remember the awe and wonder I felt when I read the first chapters of Eye of the World. I was sucked in and fell in love. But as the series went on...I slogged through chapters and chapters of crap I didn't care about in the hopes I'd find a few chapters on the people and plots I did care about. I regained a little love when A New Spring came out. A lot of people were angry about getting a prequel, but I loved reading about people I actually cared about again, and dealing with only 3 or 4 storylines instead of 100. If you haven't read Knife of Dreams, I'd recommend it because it is where Jordan finally started to bring things back on track, and stuff actually started to happen again. I'm excited for Sanderson's finale, since I've mentioned I'm a HUGE fan of his, and he's promised to tell us who killed Asmodean!


message 9: by Bookbrow (new)

Bookbrow | 5 comments I am really looking forward to the Coles Notes (condensed) version of the Wheel of Time series as this is the greatest example of really good fantasy ruined by lack of proper editing. I have read that Sanderson is finishing the series with three books. I think I learned never to start a series that is not finished as one would have to go through the books again just to get the "wool-headed"story straight.


message 10: by Marsha (new)

Marsha (Earthmarsha) | 5 comments I read five and a half volumes of The Wheel of Time series,and had to give up. So many new characters kept getting added that the group of boys I liked from the first book got less and less time. What is this Coles Notes thing?

I agree heartily about not starting a series until it's finished. I've been waiting for years for George R.R. Martin to finish the Ice and Fire series, after reading the first three books and then left hanging. I won't mind re-reading them when the last book is finally published, because they were great, but I won't read any of the new books until then.

I have the same problem with the Outlander series. I bought the latest book, but without a synopsis of the story so far (how hard would it have been for the author or the publisher to include that?), I am putting off reading it, because I know I don't remember the details of the last book.


message 11: by Bookbrow (new)

Bookbrow | 5 comments Marsha wrote: "I read five and a half volumes of The Wheel of Time series,and had to give up. So many new characters kept getting added that the group of boys I liked from the first book got less and less time. ..."
Hey Marsha,
Coles notes are study guides for students (Coles is a bookstore chain in Canada and the Uk), if you want to study classic novels (Dickens or War and Peace) they are abreviated versions that allows one to get the picture but not the details. I was joking, but serious in that Wheel of time needs such an edit, but I guess we will wait for them to get finished first. I have not started the Ice and Fire based upon the Jordan lesson.

PS I just finished Tigana, great story all wrapped up in one nice book.



message 12: by Bill (new)

Bill Tillman (SilverTill) After books 1-4, it was harder to keep a high level of anticipation. However, I bought hardcovers usually in first month of release.


message 13: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 1 comments Jauranna wrote: "...If you haven't read Knife of Dreams, I'd recommend it because it is where Jordan finally started to bring things back on track, and stuff actually started to happen again...."

That makes me so sad because Knife of Dreams was the first book I didn't read. I even got it as a gift and ended up getting rid of it because I couldn't handle the thought of slogging through all the different story lines.


message 14: by Lizanell (new)

Lizanell (theoneandonlylizanell) | 9 comments Just had to chime in that I too love Brandon Sanderson. Elantris was great, Mistborn was great, and I love his YA series. Alcatraz and the Evil Librarians (the title of the first) CRACKED me up.


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