One. Decade. Later. The last words of the last battle have been read [by Matt] and the final installment of The Wheel of Time has concluded. It’s bittersweet. It brought tears to my eyes, but also smiles to my face. I furrowed my brow in confusion and grimaced out of desperation. The gambit has been run, metaphorically.
Holy cow! Two-hundred pages for a single (albeit battle-brimming) chapter!
On a whole, I am very pleased with the ending. And in hindsight, I actually like the route that Jordan planned, and Sanderson executed. It left every single character changed, and I was genuinely surprised. This conclusion not only rivaled my expectations for such an epic fourteen-book series, but it surpassed them. Amazing, it was.
The series stands well above any other as my favorite series, fantasy or naught. Yes, it has its dry patches, but the storytelling is unrivaled, and the plethora of settings and characters are as vibrant and drab as life itself.
I give A Memory of Light five epic battlegrounds out of five.
I give The Wheel of Time four and a half stellar stars out of five.
As of July 9th, I am reading the final installment in the Wheel of Time epic series.
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