A Memory of Light. Book Review

A-Memory-of-Light1-664x1024A MEMORY OF LIGHT by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Orbit Books, h/b, 912pp, £25.00

Reviewed by Matthew Johns

This, the final book in Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, can only be described as epic in every sense of the word.  A massive 909 pages, this piece of beautifully crafted prose brings the story of Rand al’Thor and his friends, including Matrim Cauthron and Perrin Aybara to a final close.

Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, calls the forces of Light together to join him in The Last Battle to face the Dark One’s armies.

Brandon Sanderson produced this based on notes and partial text left by Jordan after his death in 2007, and after consulting with Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books.  It looks like Robert Jordan’s work; it reads like Robert Jordan’s work, and thanks to Sanderson’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.  This is truly a deserving and majestic climax to the story of the Dragon Reborn and his comrades.