The series is a must read/listen! Characters change and develop as they age throughout the series. Interesting story just sucks you in with the sheer variety of characters and plot lines.
The Malkieri king, Lan
They are awesome in their scope.
Yes and no. I knew it was the last book and wanted to savor it.
There are a lot of plot lines that could and should be finished in additional books. I don't know if Mr. Sanderson has plans to continue Jordan's legacy, but I hope someone does!
yes, if you have read the rest of the books. This is totally action packed and ends very awesome.
Really loved the whole book
This is a must-read for any Wheel of Time fan, but I have no doubt that it will be a divisive conclusion to the series. Some may be passionate in their love of the final book, but I join the other group who are sorely disappointed.
I have been a dedicated fan of WoT for years. And while this final installment certainly made for an epic conclusion, it was just too long - or perhaps I should say "underdeveloped." Calling a Wheel of Time book "underdeveloped" seems odd considering the detail the rest of the series offers, but this book seems to be cobbled together from every last fragment of inspiration between both Jordan and Sanderson. Tangents and frivolous fan indulgences cloud the overarching story. I cringed as each new side trail emerged and dragged us further from the primary storyline. Many subplots struck me as thoughts that Jordan left in notes as considerations, but that he would have ultimately cut or developed in other ways. As a reader and a fan, I just wanted to get to the meat of the story. Instead, A Memory of Light offered an abundance of appetizers, and only the smallest presentation of a main course.
As always, Kramer & Reading's delivery was a welcome accompaniment to the story. I found myself slightly annoyed by Reading's occasional attempts to add an accent to a few of the characters. And I truly wish that there would be some agreement made ahead of time that both Kramer & Reading would pronounce names/places in the same way. But still, this pair make the Wheel of Time come alive. I am grateful that they have stuck with the series from the beginning.
I just wish that there had been less time spent trying to make this a big book, and more effort put into making it a great one. With all the superfluous detail and subplots, the message was clouded and there was a definite lack of those poignant moments that hooked me on the series in the first place. The moment involving Noal and Olver was the only such episode that resonated with me. Quite simply, my thoughts on A Memory of Light are, "Could have been better."
Dark Shadows fanatic
This was an extremely satisfactory final installment to a 14-book series. The writing is superb. Brandon Sanderson is a better user of the written language than Robert Jordan ever was, but this is surely almost entirely Jordan's plot scheme. Thank you to both of these excellent authors for this final book and for the series. I have spent many, many hours reading The Wheel of Time.
When Egwene finally takes out the enemy channellers.
The sealing up of the Lord of Chaos.
Both. There were some character deaths that made this very difficult at times.
If you haven't read any of Sanderson's own books, I highly recommend them.
The final scene.
It all comes down to this.
I ended up pirating this book even after i bought it from Audible. Their DRM is horrible and I couldn't use the book on my mobile.
The enthralling and at the last fast pacing story takes this powerful series to a worthy conclusion. Sanderson has found it inside him to blend his own style so perfectly with Jordans that this finish, that comes after so many years, has been worth the wait. And the two wonderful narrators do again a job that is worthy of the book. For me it is a must. I relistened / read the entire series in preparation for this last book and though the end did not surprise me it did something that only very few writers have done over the years. It got me thinking of our own reality and the perception that most people have of it. As a listener i am honored to live in a time where such a tale is woven. Thank you, Robert, thank you, Brandon.
Withouth revealing too much the most memorable moment for me in the book is the creation of the counterspell and the field of crystal. The moment where the Amyrlin Seat is changing history is even more climactic to me then the wonderful end where... Well, you'll just have to listen, won't you?
Just wonderful. A perfect job.
Oh gosh yes. I mean, i hat to sleep and work in between, but every minute i could i kept listening,
A fitting close to such a wonderful series!!!
I like too many characters to just choose one.
The really add life to the characters.
So sad that this series is over.
It was the closure that fans have been waiting for. I have been emotionally committed to this series basically since I was able to read. I found a teaser of The Eye of the World that was packaged with one of my brothers books about 3 months before the book was released, I was 8, it was about 150 pages. I read it, hated it, then read it again four or five years later. I went right out and bought the full book. I never put down The Wheel of Time again. I have read all of these books SEVERAL times, including the entire series (excluding this book of course) in 2012 alone. Needless to say, I have been waiting for this.
This took some getting used to. I had never listened to one of the Wheel of Time books previously, and things were pronounced a little different than what I had imagined. Putting voices to characters that had always had their own voice in my head was new, but by about a fourth of the way through I thought they were great. I only subtract one star because those first ten hours or so took some getting used to.
The end. I cried. I can't believe this series is over. I have been involved with them for longer than I have known my wife! Knowing that there will not be another book in this series leaves me feeling saddened.That said, you must read the book. It is well written and I think Jordan purists would agree that Sanderson has done an excellent job on this book.
i love long books for long drives i am a ltd truck driver ( i put then on my ipod then play then over the radio) no head phones will driving
i have been waiting for this book a long time it was worth the wait
its the same, just easier to read on the go
as far as how epic the book is, the only other comparable book is book 6 of the same series. well, maybe book 3 of the dark elf trilogy by R. A. Salvatore.
Paran literally running Hunter down through the dream and in the real world at the same time. i imagined this whole scene in slow motion in my head, probably some of the most powerful imagery of the whole series.
both, many many times. toward the end, i actually had to steel myself after swans death, i knew that there would be a lot of people that ive grown to love that were going to die, but it was still hard.
i didnt want to see it end, and most endings of other books and series' leave you disappointed and sometimes angry. but robert jordan and brandon sanderson did the most complete job of ending the series without leaving me either. the end wasnt so long that it seemed to drag on, nor was it so brief that you feel robbed for the buildup. it answered the questions regarding what will happen in the here and now, but left the questions of the future right where they belong, unknown. im personally thankful that they didnt attempt to answer the questions about the future of the Aiel, or how Rand and Moridin ended up in opposite bodies. All in all, perfect end to best fantasy fiction out there.