Thursday, February 21, 2013

Book #5-Memory of Light

Book #5
Title: Memory of Light
Author: Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 912
Pages to Date: 3185

The Good:
I have been reading the Wheel of Time series since I was in fifth grade, I am now a sophomore in college, and quite frankly this book is a better ending for the series than it deserves. The focus of this book is Tarmon Gaiden and Sanderson really delivered during the battle sequences, managing to make them seem coherent and the tactics that both sides used actually make sense. Sanderson also manages to put a satisfying cap on this epic series tying off most of the loose threads that had been left hanging throughout the series.

The Bad:
One thing that I have had a problem with throughout Jordan's books is the interplay between men and women, men are constantly perplexed by the nature of women and women are all grumpy old shrews. The clear chauvinism throughout the book is so obvious it is frustrating. Another thing I had a problem with in the book is that only one or two main characters gets killed. Its the Last Fucking Battle for crying out loud people are bound to die, and lots of people do just nobody important.

The Verdict:
If you have already started the series its worth finishing. If you're older than fourteen and haven't started reading them yet don't bother.

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