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And it came to pass in those days, as it had come before and would come again, that the Dark lay heavy on the land and weighed down the hearts of men, and the green things failed, and hope died.’ From Charal Drianaan te Calamon, The Cycle of the Dragon.

 

In the Field of Merrilor the rulers of the nations gather to join behind Rand al’Thor, or to stop him from his plan to break the seals on the Dark One’s prison – which may be a sign of his madness, or the last hope of humankind. Egwene, the Amyrlin Seat, leans toward the former.

 

In Andor, the Trollocs seize Caemlyn.

 

In the wolf dream, Perrin Aybara battles Slayer.

 

Approaching Ebou Dar, Mat Cauthon plans to visit his wife Tuon, now Fortuona, Empress of the Seanchan.

 

All humanity is in peril – and the outcome will be decided in Shayol Ghul itself. The Wheel is turning, and the Age is coming to its end. The Last Battle will determine the fate of the world..

 

For twenty years The Wheel of Time has enthralled more than forty million readers in over thirty-two languages. A MEMORY OF LIGHT brings this majestic fantasy creation to its richly satisfying conclusion.

 

Working from notes and partials left by Robert Jordan when he died in 2007, and consulting with Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson has recreated the vision Jordan left behind.

 

 

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I don't think it is a very good description of the book. Nothing like the ToM back cover.

 

It seems too... anti-climactic. The ToM back cover made you really excited for it, and it really builds the suspense. It just seems really tacky. I don't know if it is because it is aMoL, or what. But I expected more intensity and suspense, not just a summary of what is currently happening.

 

 

I hope this is only a draft.

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The blurb is pretty bad... blunt and rough. Def not happy with it.

 

Particularly:

In Andor, the Trollocs seize Caemlyn.

 

In the wolf dream, Perrin Aybara battles Slayer.

 

The wolf dream business isn't that bad. We knew to expect it since Slayer survived their last encounter, but the bit about Caemlyn is quite a surprise. Nice piece of irony though. Elayne struggles to hold Caemlyn for four or five books and she loses it the very day she leaves town. XD

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So...Does this signal the end for Olver and Talmanes? Sanderson says he gets to play the butcher, so I wonder if he's going to go on a killing spree with minor characters.

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Mat going to Ebou Dar?!?! That is the big one for me...

 

Hopefully he can catch Valan Luca in Lugard so he can journey there incognito. The only downside is that he wouldn't arrive until the end of the outrigger novels. But hey on the plus side Sanderson has to write the outrigger novels. XD

 

So...Does this signal the end for Olver and Talmanes? Sanderson says he gets to play the butcher, so I wonder if he's going to go on a killing spree with minor characters.

 

The Band is for the most outside of Caemlyn in their camp and Mat made sure to fortify it. If the Trollocs actually take Caemlyn I think the camp of the Band will be the only bastion of order left within a hundred miles. And if the Band can get the Dragons out of the warehouse in time they should be able to hold. Talmanes is just too funny to die and Olver too ugly.

 

With the Band in Battle for Camelyn, why would Mat be going to Ebou Dar? Unles it was after the battle?

 

It's most certainly after the battle. Mat left the ToG on the same day as the attack or at most a day earlier. That Asha'man will open the Gateway at noon I believe, but I don't know whether that Asha'man left Caemlyn with Perrin for the FoM.

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And it came to pass in those days, as it had come before and would come again, that the Dark lay heavy on the land and weighed down the hearts of men, and the green things failed, and hope died.’ From Charal Drianaan te Calamon, The Cycle of the Dragon.

 

Rand won't kill the DO; and the DO won't break the Wheel of Time

 

In the Field of Merrilor the rulers of the nations gather to join behind Rand al’Thor, or to stop him from his plan to break the seals on the Dark One’s prison – which may be a sign of his madness, or the last hope of humankind. Egwene, the Amyrlin Seat, leans toward the former.

 

Egwene leans towards something; but will Rand convince her otherwise? More oil on the fire!

 

In Andor, the Trollocs seize Caemlyn.

 

That will be a slaughter yard! And it looks like many characters, minor or major, will be on the butcher's bill there.

 

In the wolf dream, Perrin Aybara battles Slayer.

 

Only one will survive (probably); and so Slayer won't be killing Padan Fain or fighting his nephews (Galad or Rand) or cousin (Lan).

 

Approaching Ebou Dar, Mat Cauthon plans to visit his wife Tuon, now Fortuona, Empress of the Seanchan.

 

Shocker! It looks like Mat will bind the Nine Moons to Rand. And it is looking like Mat being Rand's emissary to beg Fortuona to bring her Empire's forces to fight for Rand.

 

All humanity is in peril – and the outcome will be decided in Shayol Ghul itself. The Wheel is turning, and the Age is coming to its end. The Last Battle will determine the fate of the world..

 

Not a surprise here; the suspense and drama that lead up to this scene will be so draining that it would take an exceptional end scene to make it more exciting.

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GUYS GUYS! BIG SHOCKER!!!! I HEARD THE LIGHT WILL WIN!... no srsly whats with all the ifs on the battle outcome. I think we knew from the beginning that the light will win, the question was how and at what cost. It was the minor plots that personaly interested me (AKA everything except Good vs Evil AKA for instance perrin getting along with galad, rands relationship, will rand survive?) oh why isn't there a will Rand survive if?

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GUYS GUYS! BIG SHOCKER!!!! I HEARD THE LIGHT WILL WIN!... no srsly whats with all the ifs on the battle outcome. I think we knew from the beginning that the light will win, the question was how and at what cost. It was the minor plots that personaly interested me (AKA everything except Good vs Evil AKA for instance perrin getting along with galad, rands relationship, will rand survive?) oh why isn't there a will Rand survive if?

You can never tell. What if Jordan pulls the ultimate postmodern twist and has the Dark One win?

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GUYS GUYS! BIG SHOCKER!!!! I HEARD THE LIGHT WILL WIN!... no srsly whats with all the ifs on the battle outcome. I think we knew from the beginning that the light will win, the question was how and at what cost. It was the minor plots that personaly interested me (AKA everything except Good vs Evil AKA for instance perrin getting along with galad, rands relationship, will rand survive?) oh why isn't there a will Rand survive if?

You can never tell. What if Jordan pulls the ultimate postmodern twist and has the Dark One win?

 

That would be a very disappointing ending to a 20-year saga. And with the PoV's so heavily pro-Light, it would make the series a very imbalanced work.

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The blurb is pretty bad... blunt and rough. Def not happy with it.

 

Particularly:

 

Oh, I think this takes the lead:

Egwene, the Amyrlin Seat, leans toward the former.

 

Yeah... its really shockingly written to be sure. I thought books 11 and 12 well written for 97% of them but dat blurb so bad.

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I'm a little surprised by how it's written as well. However, the amount of detail doesn't really surprise me. I mean what did we expect? "Rand is slain on the slopes of Shayol Ghul and it's up to Perrin to kill Slayer" and yeah etc etc. No they aren't going to be that descriptive. It's the last book and they don't want to give much away.

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I would have preferred a cryptic blurb that circles back around to the eye of the world.

 

Eye of the world blurb below:

 

The Wheel of Times turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, and Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance.

 

What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

^Should be the last line of the blurb.

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^ totally.

 

Also, WOOO Mat and Tuon reunion! WOOOOOOOO! :smile:

 

I only hope this won't interfere with the Two Rivers boys reunion.

 

Honestly, they could leave all the battles out of this book and I'm not sure I'd notice.

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This reminds me a little of the KoD early synopsis which turned out to be strung together with guesswork, a poor understanding of the series of a whole, and just the lightest smidge of actual facts about the book.

 

So yeah, I agree with those who suggest we all take this with a grain of salt.

 

That being said, I like this...

 

In Andor, the Trollocs seize Caemlyn.

 

I like the idea of the Shadow winning the battle of Caemlyn. Not just there being a slaughter, but the Trollocs actually winning, as seems to be suggested here. The Shadow needs a victory.

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That being said, I like this...

 

In Andor, the Trollocs seize Caemlyn.

 

I like the idea of the Shadow winning the battle of Caemlyn. Not just there being a slaughter, but the Trollocs actually winning, as seems to be suggested here. The Shadow needs a victory.

 

 

Demandred, Grace of Shadow, King of Andor, Destroyer of the Realm, Bane of the People, High Seat of House Shai'tan

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About Mat going to Tuon, I could picture it like this....

 

The Fields of Merrilor:

 

Rand: "Where are the Seanchan?"

Egwene: "Uhm, we didn't invite them."

Rand: "What do you mean you didn't invite them?"

Egwene: "Hello? Leashes, kaf, and a little matter of them kidnapping our last Amyrilin."

Mat: "I might be able to help you there, Rand. I kinda know their leader."

Rand: "Right. Mat go fetch the Seanchan."

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