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A Memory of Light

Jordan, Robert (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
A Memory of Light
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"In the Field of Merrilor the rulers of the nations gather to join Rand al'Thor or to stop him, in Andor the Trollocs seize Caemlyn, in the wolf dream, Perrin Aybara battles Slayer, Mat Cauthon visits his wife in Ebou Dar and all humanity is in peril. The Wheel of Time is turning, and the Age is coming to its end. The Last Battle will determine the fate of the world."--
Authors: Jordan, Robert, 1948-2007
Title: A memory of light
Publisher: New York :, Tor Fantasy,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 909 pages :,illustrations, color maps ;,25 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Summary: "In the Field of Merrilor the rulers of the nations gather to join Rand al'Thor or to stop him, in Andor the Trollocs seize Caemlyn, in the wolf dream, Perrin Aybara battles Slayer, Mat Cauthon visits his wife in Ebou Dar and all humanity is in peril. The Wheel of Time is turning, and the Age is coming to its end. The Last Battle will determine the fate of the world."--
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ISBN: 9780765325952
0765325950
0765331152
9780765331151
Statement of Responsibility: Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
Copyright Date: ♭2012
Subject Headings: Rand al'Thor (Fictitious character) Fiction. Imaginary wars and battles Fiction. Good and evil Fiction. Magic Fiction.
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction, American.
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Topical Term: Rand al'Thor (Fictitious character)
Imaginary wars and battles
Good and evil
Magic
LCCN: 2012037361
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Jul 22, 2014
  • danomcd rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I got tired of waiting for the library to put this book in circulation so just went ahead and bought it. It is an amazing read with lots of none stop action.

Quite possibly my favorite book out of the whole series. I wish I could personally thank Brandon Sanderson for pulling this series out of the toilet. The last book that Robert Jordan wrote you could tell he was either just trying to stretch it out as much as possible or was personally lost in where to take the story. Brandon had a very hard job of tying up alot of side stories and a crazy number of characters. I can understand why he actually needed to create a new "major" character "Androl Genhald" out of a fairly minor character.
Having both read the book and heard it on the CDs I found that it provided two very different experiences - both positive though.
I will admit though that you have to eventually wonder how Matt's army or the Trollock army still has any people left.

Sep 05, 2013
  • Seankoppenhafer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was a fair ending to the series. The battle with the Dark One is fairly boring and most of the book revolves around the other forces of the Light fighting the Shadow. I wish the epilouge would have been more informative because there are still quite a few loose ends at the end of the book.

R.J. is one of the greatest alongside Tolkien, Terry Goodkind, Terry Pratchett, Terry Brooks and THAT'S IT.
Sorry to say this but Brandon Sanderson is amateur at best and his skill as a writer is clearly lacking when compared to the late R.J. It's like two different authors, their writing styles are so apart and on such a different level, would have been better if I just stopped reading them IMHO.
Couldn't they have found someone a tad bit better??

WHAT ABOUT THE SONG!!! It's introduced in the very first book, but it's never resolved, and what about the blood feud between the aiel and the seanchan? What about the nims? There are so many loose ends. It's like Perrin and Mat each need a seperate book about each other to finish the series. Still, the last battle was epic. I'm so glad Robert Jordan wrote out a significant portion of Mat for this book so Sanderson couldn't ruin him any further. God, books 12 and 13 were awful

Apr 25, 2013
  • joshualehnerz rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

great series

Mar 17, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A fitting end to an era in Fantasy. Brandon Sanderson does great justice to the name of Robert Jordan in this final instalment. As usual, despite the large cast of characters, they are nicely balanced out, and we never lose track of what they are up to; even the minor characters at the very least are given a decent conclusion. The main characters themselves nicely bring the final threads together during the last battle, although the very end felt a little lukewarm. Still, this is an end to a true epic.

Mar 09, 2013
  • GuyN rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This finale is not bad, and it mostly wraps up this overlong series. You'll read it anyway if you've read the rest. I'm one of those who might say to someone just starting "Just read the first 5 or 6 books. Trust me." Sanderson did a good job, but IMHO Jordan kept creating new peoples unnecessarily once he got the important parts set up. The Kin and the Shaido really don't figure in the Last battle and the Windfinders and even the Seanchan don't seem to justify the hundreds of pages of set up given to them. The first half of this book is basically Trollocs stumbling through 3 similar narrowed battlefields to be slaughtered by odd mixtures of our heroes who suffer casualties from the sheer multitude of Trollocs. It does get better in the second half. At least it's over now. I'll reread the books in this series I actually enjoyed (maybe skipping some parts) someday.

Feb 11, 2013
  • cr421 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I was disappointed. It was a long, terrific series and the end kind of left me feeling flat....as though I wanted more to really find out what happened after the author ended his quest for the end.
Nonetheless, if you've read all the others, this one is a must if only to finish what you've begun.

Jan 22, 2013
  • senji1101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A good book, its obvious two authors have a hand in this book and it does drag at times. Considering Ive been reading the series since '92, Im glad its ended. I will admit the book does have its stellar moments and some that come right out of left field and smack you around a little bit. This title wont be in my top 5 favorites, but it also wont be dead last. It does wrap everything up pretty well, and it does leave the doors open for possible spin off books that Ive heard may be done.

Jan 19, 2013
  • MrsSpotsyKenney rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A good book, not as good as the previous 13, but still not bad. I knew it had to mostly the Last Battle, but I had hoped for more personal development stories in the end. Kind of left it hanging, and since how Rand ended was in prophecy, the reader already knew how things were going to end. I will reread again to see if I missed anything.

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Sexual Content: Sexual inuendos, but as in all of the Wheel of Time books, may be passed over.

Violence: Very violent, much maiming.

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