Posts Tagged ‘Robert Jordan’

Giveaway: The Wheel of Time Companion

Posted: November 24, 2015 by Vanessa in Giveaways
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Update 11/24/15: Congratulations! The winner is Chris T from Minnesota. Your book will be on its way soon.

Today is my birthday and I’m feeling generous, so it’s one of you who get the brand spanking new book that arrived recently. You’ve read the books, all fourteen of them. You’ve visited the discussion boards. Maybe you even decided which Ajah you’d belong to… One lucky winner will be sent a copy of the WHEEL OF TIME COMPANION, an 815 page book full of maps, pictures, and details about the people, places, and history of the famous Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.

Lots of people had better enter because this book is so big it will require a box and extra postage. (more…)

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A Memory of Light

Posted: January 8, 2013 by Alan in Books We Love
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This is easily the most difficult review I have had the opportunity write.  I start it off much the same I way wrote the review for the previous WoT book.  It’s difficult to write a review solely on A MEMORY OF LIGHT, without considering all that has come before.  Opening the cover of this book, and reading those first words, all the way to finishing the last words and closing the book, has been been an inevitability hurtling (sometimes crawling) at me for 17 years or so. (more…)

Towers of Midnight

Posted: November 2, 2010 by Alan in Books We Like
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Sometimes it is difficult to review a novel. In fact, this isn’t even the original review we had written for TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT. There are so many variables that come into play that we have to take an accounting of, that we wonder where we should even begin. ToM, obviously, is one of these types of novels. There is the matter of the book itself; the story, the characters and the progression in the novel have to be considered. But then so does the rest of the series in one as large as The Wheel of Time. And to be objective when you all know we like our fantasy in the non-Jordan fashion. Yeah. It’s all sorts of difficult to put a review of this type of novel together in a way that makes sense to you lovely readers. (more…)

The Gathering Storm

Posted: November 20, 2009 by Alan in Books We Like
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THE GATHERING STORM. We know that you have all been waiting for us to write this review. You know what this book is, and you likely had some sort of strong feeling when you found out that Brandon Sanderson would be completing the late Robert Jordan’s epic series. Some of you felt as though demon’s had taken over Tor and killed Santa, and some of you felt a profound sense of relief just knowing the series would be finished.

Truthfully, we weren’t in either camp. Oh we were glad when we heard our buddy Brandon was finishing the series–we tend to consider him a great writer–but we wondered if anyone stood a chance at making this series enjoyable again.

Before you get your panties all twisted up, let us explain. This IS going to be a rather long review, so go to the bathroom before continuing. (more…)