The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12; A Memory of Light, #1)
Publish date: October 27th 2009
Pages no: 783
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Epic Fantasy
, High Fantasy
Series: Wheel of Time (#12)
This book suffered a bit from Wheel of Time fatigue. I've been making a go of essentially reading the whole series straight through, with a few non-fiction books thrown in to break up the monotony. Starting this book, I had little motivation to read it. The story was well told and Brandon Sanderson ...
...but nothing can save something that's rotten at its core. Sanderson is the better writer of the two, but I don't know by how much. According to the interview in the beginning he adjusted his writing style to correlate better with Jordan's, which—honestly—made me want to run away screaming.
I started the Wheel of Time series nearly 20 years ago, enjoyed most books until about book 7 or 8—when the already slow moving series seemed to slow to a snail’s pace. I stopped reading after book 10. Now that the series is complete, I decided to give it another go. I started at the beginning an...
4.5. Maybe 5. Jesus Christ. All bow to our lord Brandon Sanderson, savior of fantasy. That end. Fuck.
I am wavering between 3 and 4 stars, but I am going with 3 because I won't be fooled that Sanderson can truly turn this series around.Elayne isn't in this book and that makes the Gathering Storm redeeming for me. All of the characters are less childish and prone to squabbling. Overall, Sanderson did...
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