Tuesday, 23 November 2010

FANTASY REVIEW: Wheel of Time 13: Towers of Midnight - Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Release Date: 02/11/10


The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One's prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unravelling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. Perrin Aybara is haunted by spectres from his past. To prevail, he must find a way to master the wolf within him or lose himself to it for ever. Meanwhile, Matrim Cauthon prepares for the most difficult challenge of his life. The Tower of Ghenjei awaits, and its secrets will reveal the fate of a friend long lost. The end draws near. It's time to roll the dice.


As the epic Wheel of Time finally begins its final turn the reader is thrust directly into the long overdue end game that has been revitalised by Sanderson’s interpretation of Jordan’s vision. It’s definitely got great pace, the principle players within rely more on Perrin and Mat and finally give their destiny’s chance to shine.

It’s beautifully creative, it’s got great prose and some seriously great dialogue as it wends its merry way, the only real query that I have is the change in Rand’s characters, he’s changed seriously almost as if he has been replaced with a doppelganger which leaves you wondering what’s going on. Add to this other characters getting the chance to further their own parts in the overall story and you know that the final part is going to be not only explosive but eventful. The final part is going to be not only something special but also has the potential to be something that hasn’t been seen in fantasy before. It really going to be a long wait and one that will be the highlight of that years fantasy releases.

1 comment:

Blodeuedd said...

Cool blog :)

Ohh I can't wait for the last book, it will certainly be epic