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February 24th, 2009, 04:15 PM #61
I've got no investment in Wheel of Time at this point, but I don't like anything that keeps Sanderson from working on something of his own.
February 24th, 2009, 06:45 PM #62
The total AMoL is supposed to be c. 650-700,000 words, with Volume I being about 400,000 and Volume II being the remaining 250-300,000. He's 'only' written the first 400,000 so far and is editing and revising it now. In order to get it out in November, it would need to be submitted to Tor in April-May (they could probably rush-release it sooner, but my understanding is that Tor and Harriet are handling the MS more carefully for this one in accordance with Jordan's wishes and his insistence on KoD getting the full treatment as well).
Meanwhile, he'll presumably resume work on the rest of the book in April/May and will finish the whole thing in the autumn. If it gets submitted than, Volume II will come out in the first half of 2010.
Given we've been waiting for the last book by itself for four years and for the end of the series for twenty, an extra 6-7 months is hardly going to be the end of the world.
February 25th, 2009, 01:31 PM #63
February 26th, 2009, 09:13 AM #64
Thanks, Wert. I'd just assumed that Sanderson would plow through and finish aMoL in its entirety, have the whole thing proofed and edited, then have it published in two volumes.
February 26th, 2009, 10:14 PM #65
I remember when this was just announced. Has Sanderson written 400,000 words already? Cool. I am slowly starting to get excited about this.
February 28th, 2009, 09:31 PM #66
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Wouldn't it be funny if all of a sudden the women had individual personalities in A Memory of Light? Actually that's probably what will happen.
March 1st, 2009, 06:07 PM #67
Sorry that you don't feel Jordan did that, Irrelevent. I thought he did. For me, the women characters had very different personalities.
March 1st, 2009, 06:15 PM #68
Yes, one crossed her arms under her breasts when she was frustrated, the other tugged on her braid.
March 1st, 2009, 07:14 PM #69
The only female character I have an enormous problem with is Elayne (I'm even neutral towards Faile). She doesn't seem to have changed at all during the series and never really addressed the charge against her that she left Andor in the lurch so she could busy herself with Aes Sedai affairs. I actually found the other nobles' position against her, that she shouldn't be queen because she cannot be trusted to put the affairs of her country before all others, totally understandable and Elayne totally failed to win that argument. She became queen due to force of arms and her ability to channel. She has otherwise proven herself wholly unsuitable for the role.
I'm wondering if this was deliberate on Jordan's part or not.
March 2nd, 2009, 08:08 AM #70
According to an email sent out to some bloggers, Tor are expecting to publish A Memory of Light (presumably Part I) on either 2 or 3 November 2009.
March 2nd, 2009, 11:12 AM #71
link to grab a countdown Widget for the release of A Memory of Light. With real date in hand, I can get serious about re-reading this series.
Last edited by Rob B; March 2nd, 2009 at 11:25 AM.
March 2nd, 2009, 03:13 PM #72
I still haven't read the last two books. I bought them and have them safely sitting on my shelf (sans covers since I HATE those Darrell Sweet monstrosities and decided a few years ago to throw out all covers that he painted) waiting to be read when volume 2 of aMoL comes out.
March 2nd, 2009, 04:45 PM #73
March 2nd, 2009, 06:21 PM #74
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- Now off an island
Or if you really think you won't like it, then you can read the Wikipedia summary and move on. Personally, I didn't think it was that bad. Yeah, nothing much happenned, but to me, that can be all right in some books with a really good writer.
Nothing much happenning in Jordan to me is far better than nothing much happenning in Bakker or nothing much happening in Abercrombie. Don't ask me why, I'm really not sure.
March 2nd, 2009, 06:45 PM #75