As already usual before a Wheel of Time book release Brandon Sanderson is giving us the opportunity to order a signed and numbered copy of the “Memory of Light”. The 14th and last book of the cycle. The book is going to be published on January 8, 2012. The Ebook is sadly going to be published more than a year later on April 9, 2013.
The full prologue of Memory of Light entitled “By Grace and Banners Fallen” has been made available by Tor. You can buy it as an ebook or audio-book from Amazon here for mere $4.99 or $2.95.
The Memory of Light itself can be preordered from amazon here. Which will cost you $20.98 or you can preorder a signed, numbered and optionally personalized copy from Weller Book Works with whom Brandon Sanderson was also working during the release of the Gathering Storm and the Towers of Midnight. They have only 700 books and the deadline for ordering is December 7th, 2012. Sadly their shipping prices have risen once again. So an international reader will have to pay $69.98 to get the book. Read more…
Tor has announced the final publication date for “A Memory of Light” the last book of Robert Jordan’s “The Wheel of Time” cycle. The book is going to be released on January 8, 2013. As the previous 2 books of the series this one as well is completed by Brandon Sanderson based on notes/texts and audio recordings left by Robert Jordan himself. Much of this final book was written by Robert Jordan himself during his final days.
The 2013 January publication comes as a little bit of surprise to many of the fans waiting for the book cause most of us expected it to be released this year’s fall. But as Brandon explains the stuff here this was a necessary prolongation considering the 360,000-word book which’s first draft was submitted to the publisher for review in the end of December 2011. Also the 360,000-words are 20% more than Harriet, late Robert Jordan’s wife, and the publisher expected the book to be so the publication date needs to be adjusted for them to be able to review/edit the book. According to Brandon January 8th is actually the latest possible publication date of the book – it’s the last month of the year of the Dragon.
Also another thing of note is that Brandon’s sounds a little bit pessimistic about the date. I won’t be surprised if the release is delayed by a small amount of time.
The release of the book on January 8, 2013 will mean that there are 23 years from the publication of the first book to the publication of the final 14th volume.
The book is not yet available for preorder on Amazon but I expect it to appear there shortly. Also for the readers living outside of US – I’m sure Brandon Sanderson will organize selling through Sam Weller’s bookstore of a small number of signed and numbered books form the first edition. So subscribe to his official blog here and wait for news.
Meanwhile if you haven’t read Mistborn or The Way of Kings by Brandon I strongly recommend them to ease the wait till aMoL’s publishication date.
Yesterday I finished reading the 8th book of Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind (8th not counting the prequel named “Debt of Bones”). I still have 3 books to read of the published ones and it looks like the guy is working on a new book titled “Confessor”. So far the 8 books I’ve read were awful. Each book is a standalone story about a superman like main character Richard. The guy has several companions including a wonder-woman Kahlan. Together the superman and his wonder-woman can do anything. There are also several secondary characters and the 7th book was even written from a POV of a completely new character but even that didn’t make it suck any less.
The general storyline of a book from Sword of Truth series is like this:
- something bad happens, the world is in danger
- Turns out Richard is the only one able to fix it
- the evil guy behind the happened bad thing tries to kill Richard and Kahlan
- somewhere in the book a new wizard rule is introduced (i’ll write about this later in this post)
- Richard kills the evil guy
- everyone is happy. end of book.
- start of next book. turns out that during fixing the world in the previous book Richard or Kahlan unknowingly fucked up something and now the world is in danger.
- repeat everything from point 2
Goodkind tends to philosophize a lot on in his books. One of his favorite topics is communism vs democracy & freedom wrapped in a fantasy cover. Sometimes commonplace dialogs between characters seem to be prepared speeches of some kind of world leaders preaching their philosophy. The worst thing is though that Mr. Goodkind sucks at philosophy. Sometimes he presents something as an obvious truth yet the topic is debatable or he is even obviously wrong (at least from my point of view). Read more…
This was one of my latest reads. The reason i read it was because after Robert Jordan’s death (Robert Jordan aka James Oliver Rigney is the author of the “Wheel of Time” fantasy series) Brandon Sanderson, the author of “Mistborn” trilogy, was chosen to write the remaining part of the “Wheel of Time”. I picked up “Mistborn” cause it was one of Mr.Sanderson’s latest works and I wanted to see the style of the guy who’s going to write the last book of one of my most favorite fantasy series. Well . . . overall I’m very pleased, I like his style, characters, the world and the storyline. I like all of the “Mistborn” world, the book is definitely worth a read.