The book was published over a year ago in January 2013. I bought it immediately, but didn't read it. At first it didn't fit my schedule while writing my thesis and later on I realised I was scared. Both of its size and of whether or not it'd be good. Could it possibly live up to my expectations?
The ending is spectacular. And bitter - how can you ever accept the end of something you've held dear for so long? How can anything ever be good enough? But this is good. Very good in fact.
I always loved Jordan's books, but they were heavy. When he died and Sanderson took over I found that I loved the way he wrote the final 3 books. His language is still so masterful, but it's just a lighter read. And yet every bit as intricate.
I won't tell you anything of what happens in the book. If you haven't read the previous 13 books, even the slightest hint of this will spoil you those. If you have read them and this too, you already know it all and how on earth can I sum it up anyhow?
One of the most important chapters in the book spans 200+ pages. I have no recollection of how many days or even just hours it accounts for. But the last battle was an amazing thing and while I may be blinded by subjective awe of such a massive epic piece of work, I will still tell you this series and this ending is bloody brilliant.
A Memory of Light
The Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
909 pages / published in 2013
Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2014
My reviews of book 12; THE GATHERING STORM and 13; TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT can be found here should you be interested.