The last book in the epic fantasy series Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan is here. At long last A Memory of Light is now ready for fans to read and review.
So did Brandon Sanderson do a good job? What happened to our favorite characters like Rand, Mat, Perrin, Egwene, Nynaeve and Elayne? Was the ending satisfying? Read more to find out!
No spoilers here and please no spoiler comments since most fans have not yet read the book.
Non-Spoiler Review of A Memory of Light
Alright, the first question on your mind right now is probably: how good was it? Let’s get to that first.
Answer: It is amazing, stupendous, great and well worth your time and money.
If you didn’t know yet, Robert Jordan, the original writer of the Wheel of Time passed away years ago. However, before he died he left extensive writings which include the last scene of the series. In other words, we are told that RJ wrote the ending of AMoL. Many parts of the book are by RJ but other parts are by Brandon Sanderson who was hired to flesh it all out, using notes and other materials left by RJ. He was assisted in this task by the late writer’s wife, Harriet.
Knowing that the ending is exactly as RJ wanted, can you doubt how epic and grand it is? You won’t be disappointed.
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You will smile. You will cry. You will feel sad that this is the last time that you will ever visit Randland but at the same time you will feel an enormous satisfaction at seeing the ending of WoT. AMoL is a worthy end to the tale of Rand, Mat, Perrin and all of the other characters.
Wheel of Time Ending: AMoL Synopsis
What happens in AMoL?
- the epic final battle we have all been waiting for: Rand in Shayol Ghul
- obviously, the confrontation with the Dark One, as fans were expecting
- all of the prophecies fulfilled
Fans should be reminded of the prophecy from the Karaethon Cycle:
“Twice dawns the day when his blood is shed.
Once for mourning, once for birth.
Red on black, the Dragon’s blood stains the rock of Shayol Ghul.
In the Pit of Doom shall his blood free men from the Shadow.”
The Prophecies of the Shadow, on the other hand, look at it from the viewpoint of the Dark One and his followers:
“And the Lord of the Evening shall face the Broken Champion, and shall spill his blood and bring us the Darkness so beautiful. Let the screams begin, O followers of the Shadow. Beg for your destruction! ”
Links you might be interested in: Tor.com website on A Memory of Light