I would only recommend this book to someone
that had read the preceeding books. For those familiar with the series, it is a must read.
The chapter describing the last battle is just over 200 pages long. I couldn't put it down...
Again, the last battle was an epic scene as it is really the culmination of everything we've been reading for 20+ years.
I did actually shed a few tears at the end of this book. I felt like I was saying "good bye" to some old friends.
This is by far the best fantasy series ever written. Robert Jordan created a world and characters rich enough to draw in any reader, fantasy fan or otherwise. Brandon Sanderson did an excellent job carrying the torch once Jordan passed away. Read these books!
The story line closed up excellently.
Brandon Sanderson doesn't pull punches, if a character needs to be killed off then so be it, even if everyone likes those characters.
What an amazing series, too bad it's over.
I love to read. Always have. The life of a professional is too busy to do just one thing so I find audiobooks are the answer to my love of books and a busy life.
Probably, when I listen to the entire series.
I would have reduced the number of epic battle scenes and focused more on the complexity of the interactions between the Forsaken and the protagonists.
Matt. Without a doubt. Even though his character changed the most when Brandon Sanderson took over the story.
I listen at work and while I drive, so for me the audio book was fantastic.
His blood will give them the light.
Brandon Sanderson did a great job finishing this series. While not quite the same as Robert Jordan, I think he did as well as any author could be expected to do when finishing another's series. A satisfying conclusion to a series that was stretched out a bit too long. I think Sanderson is a bit better at female characters than Jordan too. They just seem a bit more realistic.
Wow, tough call, but all the story arcs were tied off pretty well. The author's spent some time thinking about human nature, and the ending wasn't quite what I expected. I just don't want to give any serious spoilers, but it was well worth the read,
Minor Spoiler alert: The way Rand Al Thor went through various possible futures while he battled the Dark One. As they took turns exploring possible futures and arguing about what was best.
Just be warned a lot of characters you may have liked do get killed off during the final battle.
Storyline and characters
No particular favorite.
They bring the story to life by making each character an individual.
Don't get me wrong I love the whole series and "liked" this book for what it was but common Brandon really... Maybe it is all RJ wanted from his notes, maybe a lot of things, but this is not the ending of a long series anyone wanted to see. It seems to me the entire writing style in this book differs from the rest of the series. Everything jumps around so much that I went back a chapter on multiple occasions to make sure my audible app didn't skip a track. Characters do things and interact without much substance. The war with the dark one could have been portrayed much better. The entire last book could have been portrayed better. It all seemed like the book was rushed to production and had little substance. Lastly, there is no epilogue in the since of x years later... The book just ends at the end of the battle. How can you go through 13 previous books of intricate character development and end like that. What a disappointment! At least the series has closure now. I do want to end on a positive note. This book was a ending but not the ending it was hyped up to be. With that in mind I still enjoyed it, but it is nothing compared to the earlier books in the series.
It was fantastic to finally know what happened to my fav character's both the good and the bad
I loved how Robert Jordan Brandon Sanderson tied all the stories together and finally let us see both the good and bad of the dark how without the choice to be evil then there can't truly be any good in the world
I am not sure i really enjoyed the book and the others they have done they do a great job of giving each character his or her own voice and mannerisms
Well I don't want to give to much away for anyone who has not read it yet but I think probably one of the most moving moments in the series was one of the deaths and how in death the character gave hope and stability to the rest of those fighting for the future
I think that Brandon Sanderson did Robert Jordan proud with the last three books I don't think there could have been a better choice to finish such a fantastic series
I would not recommend this book to anyone not interested in reading the books before it (so that is like a 14 book commitment, 15 if you count A New Spring).
But if you have already read the books prior to this one... Why are you reading a review? You are already plot committed, throw down your money and finish the series!
The reading is great (although it is a bit jarring to hear a few names if you are used to reading them only).
Was wounding if it was even possible to close off this series in this the final book, it does. Mr Jordan, Mr Sanderson, thank you both for the wonderful journey