The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12; A Memory of Light, #1)
Publish date: October 27th 2009
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Epic Fantasy
, High Fantasy
Series: Wheel of Time (#12)
There was an understandable amount of fanfare around the release of 'The Gathering Storm'. Jordan's death in 2007 left many fans wondering if they would ever see the end of the beloved series. The announcement that Brandon Sanderson would finish the series was a relief - though I had never heard of ...
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.