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Boy, am I behind this year. Again, part of it is that the books I'm reading are LONG, except the ones that are really, really short. This one was a monster.

A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time, #14; A Memory of Light, #3)A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well, that's done.

Because this is such a huge book, and because I know many people are waiting for the paperback, I'm going to make this as spoiler-free as I can.

It starts slow (at least it did for me), but once it picked up I found myself reading in that way that makes you resent having to attend to things like, oh, eating and sleeping, and being frustrated that I couldn't keep my eyes open long enough to read "one more chapter." Speaking of chapters, the chapter "Tarmon Gai'don" is over 100 pages long--in the hardcover! And, well, it needs to be.

And so you know, in comparison to other works, the body count of friends and loved ones has been fairly light in The Wheel of Time series. Until now. People die. It's a war--these things happen.

I'm not sure the last book lives up to the promise of the first (which is on my list of top ten fantasy novels), and certainly there were dead weight volumes and passages along the way, but all in all I'm glad made the journey. There are days I wish I wore the serpent ring. Awhile ago someone asked what color my shawl is. I'm fairly certain now it is grey. But, well, one never knows until after The Trials.

I will miss these friends I've made over the years of reading the series, especially Min, Mat (though I frequently want to shake that one), Moraine Sedai, and Lan. Time to move on, though, to new worlds, new friends.

“The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.”

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Aug. 2nd, 2013 04:19 pm (UTC)
the color of your shawl
While I understand why you think your shawl color is blue, the grey seemed more "right" when I think about you. The shawl is seems to be more about how others see you than how you see yourself.
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