Orbit Books, h/b, 912pp, Â£25.00
Reviewed by Matthew Johns
This, the final book in Jordanâ€™s Wheel of Time series, can only be described as epic in every sense of the word.Â A massive 909 pages, this piece of beautifully crafted prose brings the story of Rand alâ€™Thor and his friends, including Matrim Cauthron and Perrin Aybara to a final close.
Rand alâ€™Thor, the Dragon Reborn, calls the forces of Light together to join him in The Last Battle to face the Dark Oneâ€™s armies.
Brandon Sanderson produced this based on notes and partial text left by Jordan after his death in 2007, and after consulting with Jordanâ€™s widow, who edited all of Jordanâ€™s books.Â It looks like Robert Jordanâ€™s work; it reads like Robert Jordanâ€™s work, and thanks to Sandersonâ€™s hard work, fans of The Wheel of Time can finally see the epic laid to rest.
Gripping from start to finish, the politics are intricately detailed, and the battles leap off the page.Â This is truly a deserving and majestic climax to the story of the Dragon Reborn and his comrades.