Only one more book to go.
It’s hard to believe, but this long and epic journey has almost reached its conclusion.
What can I say that hasn’t already been said about this book? Brandon Sanderson continues to dazzle with incredible ability, finishing a series that had to be an incredible challenge to complete. There are so many characters, so many plot lines, so much world to work with. I’m intimidated with it as a reader – I can’t image what it was like as a writer.
I’ll admit that I liked this slightly less than The Gathering Storm, although both are incredible books. To me, this felt like the middle book of a trilogy. Loose ends are being tied up, the weaves of the story are being brought together for their final conclusion. There’s nothing wrong with this – it feels very natural, especially with a story this large. But it didn’t hit me emotionally quite as hard as the last book did.
There’s some amazing scenes in this book – the fight for Maradon being one of my favorite. Perrin’s final transformation is also a highlight. But it still feels like a giant intake of breath before the final blow falls and the Last Battle comes.
I’ve already started reading Book 14, hungry to finish this story before the year ends. I can’t think of a better way to close out 2018.