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 Post subject: Wheel of Time
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:58 PM 
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So I went to the quaint old Library the other day and checked out some audiobooks.. I have 2 hours of commuting round-trip every day and just started to get into them. Anyways, I decided to give Eye of the World another go (it's like 35 frickin discs), it's been a while since I've re-read it. It got me thinking...

First, exactly how the new author is going to end the novel (based on Jordan's notes and written work). There's so many directions he could go with it. For some reason, my main curiosity concerns exactly what role Logain will play. The prophecies that Min sees has made me think, off and on, that he's really the Dragon Reborn and Jordan had always intended to pull a switcheroo at the end. Probably crazy, but it would be interesting to say the least.

Second... why in the world hasn't someone done more with this world Jordan's created? It's interesting and much different than standard "elves, dwarves, wizards and dragons" fare that has gotten really old for me. It's fleshed out enough through the first dozen books to make a solid foundation and I think it could be a huge franchise. I mean.. you could do something completely unrelated to the main plotline, like pre- or post- conclusion, or take one of the secondary characters like.. Lan.. and show his childhood.

The books really started to suck, but I've got so much invested I want to see the end, and the world still interests me. The last book was actually not bad and it gave me some small hope for a good ending.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel of Time
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:51 PM 
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My guess is it ends with a baby being born on Dragonmount... again... so the Wheel of Time can turn again.

ps: I personally love the series, crappy middle books and all.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel of Time
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:22 PM 
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brandon sanderson is an awesome author, his books so far have been promising and i'm looking forward to him putting an end to jordan's previous blue-ball'esque series.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel of Time
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:59 AM 
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I stopped reading after Path of Daggers. I'll pick it up again and re-read the whole series after the last one is published.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel of Time
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:09 AM 
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I read the first four or five of these a number of years ago. I always enjoyed them, but I got to the point where I knew the series wasn't really going anywhere and was unlikely to ever be finished. I do totally agree w/ Jox on the world, though. The first book just dragged me in and the world was fascinating in its depth and complexity, and how different it was from standard Swords & Sorcery fare.

The only other modern series I've read that has pulled me in so quickly and completely is Martin's Songs of Fire and Ice. And those may well end up with the same unfinished fate.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel of Time
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:03 PM 
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Apparently the last book is really going to be 3 books, as apparently there was so much to tie up, the series couldn't be finished in less than 750,000 words. The first book will be out November 3rd, 2009. I'm a huge fan of the series and have read all the books at least 4 times and hope that Sanderson, along with Jordan's wife editing (as she did with the series) will bring a satisfying conclusion to the series.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel of Time
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:08 PM 
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i assume by the existence of this thread that this series is still going, to which i say uuuuuuuuuugh fuck this series i got sucked in with the first book and after about the third "but before he could save the world he had to go do this other thing that is going to be the next book, where he will be minutes from saving the world before having to go do this other thing that will be the one after" i gave up. also lol @ george rr martin fuck that guy

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel of Time
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Second... why in the world hasn't someone done more with this world Jordan's created? It's interesting and much different than standard "elves, dwarves, wizards and dragons" fare that has gotten really old for me.


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The books really started to suck,


I hope it turns around though, I loved the early books so much, I really want to be into it for the ending again. Maybe a good ending would even spur more work with the whole world to boot.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel of Time
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:46 PM 
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Check out "The Name of the Wind".


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel of Time
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:07 PM 
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There is a prequel called New Spring. Which kinda pissed me off. I started reading these books like 10 years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel of Time
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:30 AM 
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New book is out: Towers of Midnight.

Part two of the three-part final book! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel of Time
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:04 AM 
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god they are really milking this for all it's worth

i mean, say what you will about j.k. rowling, at least her shitty series ends


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:40 AM 
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The last book was pretty good. The new one is pretty good so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel of Time
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One of the best of the entire series. I have high hopes for the last book.


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