Brandon Sanderson Hired for WOT
Tor Books has announced that fantasy novelist Brandon Sanderson will complete the final novel in Robert Jordanís best-selling Wheel of Time fantasy series. Jordan died in September of a rare blood disease that effected his heart. He was at the time at work on the 12th book of his epic saga, A Memory of Light, and left extensive outlines, notes and audio recordings for its completion. The Wheel of Time series has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
Jordanís widow and editor, Harriet Popham Rigney, chose Sanderson for the job of finishing Jordan's work and will edit the novel. Sanderson is the author of the fantasy novels Elantris, Mistborn and The Well of Ascension, as well as the YA novel, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians. He has long credited Jordan with inspiring him to be a writer.
The final version of A Memory of Light is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2009.