The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck. To prevail, he must seek answers in Tel’aran’rhiod and find a way - at long last - to master the wolf within him or lose himself to it forever.
Meanwhile, Matrim Cauthon prepares for the most difficult challenge of his life. The creatures beyond the stone gateways - the Aelfinn and the Eelfinn - have confused him, taunted him, and left him hanged, his memory stuffed with bits and pieces of other men’s lives. He had hoped that his last confrontation with them would be the end of it, but the Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills. The time is coming when he will again have to dance with the Snakes and the Foxes, playing a game that cannot be won. The Tower of Ghenjei awaits, and its secrets will reveal the fate of a friend long lost.
This penultimate novel of Robert Jordan’s number-one New York Times best-selling series - the second of three based on materials he left behind when he died in 2007 - brings dramatic and compelling developments to many threads in the Pattern. The end draws near. Dovie’andi se tovya sagain. It’s time to toss the dice....
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I still cringe when Kate Reading pronounces "Tam's" name as "Tom". Can't she read?
This is a good series, however Sanderson closes nothing in this book, all loose ends. The story slowly crawls by, all interest is placed at the very end and every one of them is left open. This book was released in 2010 _ Wheres the last book so I can be done with this series.
I've thoroughly enjoyed the Wheel of Time series and am anxiously awaiting the final chapter. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading have been awesome.
Almost did! I finished it in 3 days. Really enjoyed it.
The epilouge was kind of a let down, I am not sure why though.
I love Jordan's series and the colorful descriptions, all the story lines for the different characters woven into the whole.
If I can even get thru this one, then I may decide to listen to the final book instead of reading it. Mr. Kramer is about the least expressive reader I've ever listened to.
Not much to say here its a great continuation of the story. I love where they have taken Perrin and he has taken over as my favorite character in the book.
As usual, the most excellent Mr. Kramer and Ms. Reading made the story a pure joy to listen to. The Gathering Storm held more of the Jordan style, but this book is nearly all Sanderson. As a long time fan, I am not sure I appreciate the slide - Mr. Sanderson has a way of making everything too easy, in a way it never was with Mr. Jordan. All the solutions come too freely. I have read and listened to the book more than ten times, and it is a great book, but Mr. Sanderson treads the line between Light and Dark very finely indeed.
The Gathering Storm held some of the Sanderson style as well, but this reads more like a Sanderson book than a Jordan book. So, I would compare it to the a book of the Mistborn more than anything else.
Michael Kramer and Kate Reading for me ARE the Wheel of Time characters. Even when I read the books, I hear their voices in my head - especially, Mr. Kramer and the way he draws disparate characters like Mat and Lan into life with his wonderful characterization really make the series unforgettable. I have listened to the books numerous times, and sometimes it was just to enjoy the art of these amazingly gifted narrators.
I would not make this book into a film. It would only be a lame effort.
Robert Jordan books if not better than J.R.R. Tolkien are just as good
Not sure I like the story because originally it was supposed to be the end of the story but now you have another author putting his two cents into the book
These two together and separately are the best voices I ever hear of books I purposely seek them out and I have a library of over 500 audio.
In series of novels there would be just one tagline you would need Ron Howard Steven Spielberg and probably Mel Gibson to collaborate in order to pull this movie off.
Sanders although a good author does not seem to be able to finish the project before jumping to half a dozen others this makes for following his stories. Very differently
Difficult to say because you really cant rate the Books seperately , but the series are EPIC!
Cant really compare it, in relation the the sheer magnitude of the storie i'd say : Sword og truth series and Lord Of The Rings.
About every scene with Rhand in it , the evolution of his character from book 1 till now is amazing.
fun book, picking up the pace again. ready for the last book to come out
Dark Tower, Sword of Truth & Wheel of Time ..done!.. Patrick Rothfuss is the new master and Brandon Sanderson is a god! I have 3 cats.
The Wheel of Time is great... but I get the feeling Robert Jordan never would have been able to finish it. But now I know it will end with the next book! Thank you Brandon Sanderson!! WOW!! This book is one of the best in the series... and by the end I know IT IS ON!!!! Bring on A Memory of Light!
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