A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan
(Wheel of Time (Tor Hardcover))

83%

17 Critic Reviews

...fans of the series will be well rewarded for their patience in awaiting this final installment.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Since 1990, when Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, readers have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over forty million copies in over thirty languages.

When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. With The Gathering Storm (Book 12) and Towers of Midnight (Book 13) behind him, both of which were # 1 New York Times hardcover bestsellers, Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left behind.

Edited by Jordan's widow, who edited all of Jordan's books, A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan's legions of readers.

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass.
What was, what will be, and what is,
may yet fall under the Shadow.
Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.

 

About Robert Jordan

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Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time®, one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad. Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.
 
Published April 9, 2013 by Tor Books. 1025 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for A Memory of Light
All: 17 | Positive: 13 | Negative: 4

Kirkus

Above average
on Jan 08 2013

... the late Jordan’s hyperinflated Wheel of Time series grinds to a halt.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Apr 29 2013

...fans of the series will be well rewarded for their patience in awaiting this final installment.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jan 14 2013

Sanderson successfully channels Jordan's voice to produce this stunningly thorough wrap-up to a long and impressive series.

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Josh Vogt on Feb 13 2013

...A Memory of Light does an admirable job of concluding the Wheel of Time saga. It is a breathless adventure from opening to close...

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Examiner

Above average
Reviewed by Jeffrey Wendler on Feb 04 2013

All in all a fitting end of a great, albeit flawed series.

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AV Club

Above average
Reviewed by Zack Handlen on Jan 08 2013

...this isn’t Sanderson’s world, and it shows...

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Christian Science Monitor

Excellent
Reviewed by Ben Frederick on Jan 18 2013

For readers who have been with "Wheel of Time" from the start, "A Memory of Light" delivers on its purpose: an ending to the epic.

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Huffington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Bryan Maygers on Jan 08 2013

...there is no shortage of powerful moments, both triumphant and tragic.

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Tor

Excellent
Reviewed by Leigh Butler on Dec 11 2012

If you are a Wheel of Time fan...then be of good cheer, for this book is, in my opinion, pretty much exactly what you’ve been waiting for.

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Tor

Excellent
Reviewed by Jason Denzel on Sep 24 2012

It was a story well told, a story whose ending lived up to the promises made so very long ago.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Excellent
Reviewed by Jon on Jan 13 2013

...A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan’s legions of readers.

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Fantasy Literature

Above average
Reviewed by Bill Capossere on Jan 08 2013

...A Memory of Light does a mostly good and certainly an appropriate job of ending it for those of us who have been there from the beginning.

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io9

Above average
Reviewed by Rob Bricken on Jan 14 2013

...While many things happened (many, many things) very little of it felt like progress.

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SFX

Good
Reviewed by Dean Evans on Jan 16 2013

...A Memory Of Light remains enthralling, thrilling and ultimately satisfying.

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As You Like It

Good
on Jan 25 2013

Sanderson certainly faced a daunting task when he agreed to bring this series to a satisfying conclusion, and I think he did a brilliant job.

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Fantasy Faction

Excellent
Reviewed by tcsimpson on Jan 21 2013

It will take a fantastic book to top this one for book of the year for me, maybe of the last few years.

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Grasping For The Wind

Excellent
Reviewed by John Ottinger III. on Jan 08 2013

...I can honestly say that I am happy with how it all ends. It was fitting, it was both expected and not, it was oh-so-very EPIC.

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