View Full Version : Author chosen to finish Wheel of Time series
12-17-2007, 09:53 AM
"Tor Books announced today that novelist Brandon Sanderson has been chosen to finish the final novel in Robert Jordanís bestselling Wheel of Time fantasy series. Robert Jordan, one of the greatest storytellers of the 20th and early 21st centuries, died September 16th after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis."
I think Sanderson is a good choice. Jordan left a partial manuscript along with a full set of notes and recordings dictating the rest of the story, so all Sanderson has to do is put it all together. Jordan's wife is still editing the story, like she did with the previous books, so I'm very much looking forward to 2009.
12-18-2007, 05:53 PM
Sounds good to me. His other books have gotten pretty good press, and since Jordan left clear details for the book, I can't imagine this going wildly off track.
I'm just glad they are going to finish it and not leave the series dangling one book shy of the finale.
12-18-2007, 08:22 PM
My boyfriend and our friend Op are going to be quite excited. They've been re-reading the series while waiting for the last book to be finished.
12-19-2007, 08:36 PM
I was thinking of doing that, but after finishing the last one I've been able to get around to the billion other books I've owned and it's kind of neat. Although, I should give a big thanks to Robert Jordan because if I hadn't spent the last year-and-a-half to two years reading The Wheel of Time series of 700 page bricks, I probably wouldn't have the fortitude to get through Atlas Shrugged like I'm doing now.
Damn, I had no idea he had died. I always dug his work. I'm glad to hear the series will be completed though.
12-20-2007, 03:48 AM
I've started and stopped the series so many times, there's so much going on midway through the series that I've had to restart after putting them down for too long. I've read the first 7 or so, but last year I restarted and actually kept a small notepad handy to keep track of major points with main characters and then all of the minor characters who are only vaguely mentioned in the glossary. So I have notes to keep me up on the first 5 books or so for next time I decide to pick it up again.
12-20-2007, 04:12 AM
Use this: http://www.dragonmount.com/character.php?
There are some many small characters from an earlier book that are all of a sudden important and just leave you wondering who they hell they are and where did they come from. I used that site a lot, not just for minor characters, but just refreshing on some of the major ones when necessary. Those people log every little thing about everybody.
12-20-2007, 06:48 AM
That's pretty cool, but then that has the opposite problem of the glossary, which tells too little. It's hard to avoid reading ahead or catching phrases on those pages, since they encompass the whole work. They do have a good book-by-book notation, but it's still too easy to learn more than you wanted. If that wasn't a problem, I'd just use wikis.
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