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    Default Memory of Light to be split into three books.

    I don't know if anyone will care aside from Per, but it's good enough for me.

    The last volume of the Wheel of Time will apparently be split into three volumes, released a year apart in November of 2009, 2010, and 2011.

    Which kind of sucks. I love the Wheel of Time, and if Brandon Sanderson can do a decent job on it I'm cool with a few more books. But waiting so long is just so frustrating. It's an overarching plot that Robert Jordan wanted condensed into one book, and now it's THREE books. Released a year apart each. I WANT TO KNOW THE END.

    The first of the three will be called The Gathering Storm.

    I think if the first book does come out in November, I'll start rereading the series in July sometime.
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    I'm also planning on starting in July cause I heard November/December as well. Robert Jordan was deadset on having the books come out in one volume. So this really sucks. It means that I may even have to read the series again by the last one, just because you forget so much when there are already 13 volumes with an average of 800 pages.
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    Yeah, I read a bunch of opinions about how the books should be released six months apart each so that the cycle is complete within a year of this November, but apparently the author doesn't think he can have it prepared that quickly - it takes too long to go over in the editing process. But apparently the date set is the outside probability.

    All the same, I'm pretty annoyed about it - even learning that apparently it isn't possible to bind 750,000 words into one book.
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    Robert Jordan did say that he expected them to discover a new way of printing just to get the final book(s) in one hard back edition instead of separating them. You would think they would fulfill a dying man's last wish.


    Oh man this is like Dune all over again, except interesting.
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    Robert Jordan did say that he expected them to discover a new way of printing just to get the final book(s) in one hard back edition instead of separating them. You would think they would fulfill a dying man's last wish.


    Oh man this is like Dune all over again, except interesting.
    He said it'll be one volume even IF they have to invent a new way to bind. I think it's really funny that in the 21th century we still can't bind such large books. So much for the future.

    Apparently his wife thinks that if he'd had to, he wouldn't have done it, since it's practically impossible. But who knows.

    I think 2 years is just such a damn long time for books. The author who's finishing it has a blog post about the decision to split the books. If you're interested in checking out any of the Brandon Sanderson's actual work, I suggest you get Elantris first - it's quite decent. The first two Mistborn books by him are also pretty good, but the third one blows.

    Here's his blog post about it. http://www.brandonsanderson.com/arti...Splitting-AMOL
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    I'll check him out probably. But I'm not sure if I want to check him out before or after I finish wheel of time. Because if I like his works then I will appreciate what he did to wheel of time. If I don't, I might not notice how he ruined wheel of time.

    Quite the dilemma.
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    I'm just about done rereading Eye of the World, and though I know exactly what happens from here on in I'm still pretty engaged in this story.

    What I really like are the little touches around the edges, like meeting peripheral characters that have a tendency to reappear later - Basel Gill and Lamgwin at the inn, Tallanvor in the palace and such. Even Else Grinwell in the farm and Bayle Domon on the ship running from Trollocs eventually get brought back into the story, but Robert Jordan just lets them go their own way for a while.

    I mean, even Padan Fain isn't mentioned by name after Baerlon, and he turns out to be pretty fucking important.

    It's pretty great.
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    What I noticed is that even small insignificant places later have a role in the books. On their way to Caemlyn (can't remember which part, whether pre or post Four Kings) they pass some place called "____ Springs" (my memory sucks) which is where Gareth Bryne late retires as you may recall.

    And even Salidar is on the map. It amazes me how much looks to be pre-planned just by all the details. All the little freaking details.

    I also started recently (a few months ago) and am now in the middle of the 4th book. Which is pretty boring in the beginning, but there is more humor which is enjoyable.

    We see Floran Gelb for the first time here. I don't remember why he's important, but his name is memorable. You also find out who Bors is in this book, I couldn't remember which Whitecloak, even though I suspected.
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    I've always liked that its Kaf and Tabac, and not tobacco and coffee as well.

    And another thing I like is that I strongly suspect he makes up the names of roots, plants and fruits more often than not so that we'll just imagine them or whatever. The same with when he describes sword fights, except that in the first book or two you don't "know" the names of the different moves.
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    I do like the whole Tabac/Kaf thing as well, but I'm still more of a fan of how things tend to come back.

    In the first book, there's that clear Lord of the Rings influence and so a lot of things just seem made up to impress the reader with cool titles - Lan's Malkieri heritage, Thom's past with Morgase in Caemlyn - actually get explained in later books as real events which influence the world, instead of just being "check out this cool title that this character has."

    Even the Worms they meet in the Blight at the end of the first book are mentioned - by Sammael, I think - later on, tying everything together. Lan says two words to Ragan when riding into Fal Dara, and that character actually comes back to be a part - a small part, but a part nonetheless - of the series.

    But most of all, I like how after the first book saidar and saidin aren't limitless sources of magic - how they work and their limitations are more clearly explained than in almost any other fantasy series.

    Here's a question, though - how the hell does Bela (that's right, the horse) survive all of this? If I remember correctly, in Knife of Dreams she's Siuan's horse. It's like how has this horse survived as a named character this long?
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