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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Review of A Memory of Light

3/3/5 (yes, they look more like dates by the minute.)
NOTE: There will be no specific spoilers, but if you don't want to know my assumptions about what you've already guessed, don't read this. I'm told I'm better at predicting than a lot of people.

I can't believe I'm finished. There were so many of them, I honestly didn't believe they'd end. Now what do I do with my life?
So, this book. I honestly don't remember anything of it but the final battle (I'm sure tons of stuff happened, that's just where my main focus was). The final battle was suitable epic. I think Gawyn didn't get the credit he deserved, and I'm not fond of Galad's lack of character development. I also don't like the characters where we don't know what happened. And mostly, the Asmodean thing bugs me.
Okay, so I turned to Google and apparently it's insinuated (very, very vaguely) that Graendal killed him (although her Wiki page says it much more confidently, so perhaps I'm missing something?). I don't like that though, because why did he think she was dead? Maybe there's just things I don't remember from all those books ago. Also, of all the Forsaken to kill off randomly and permanently... I LIKED Asmodean.
Anyway, the final battle was epic. The ending ending... meh. I wish authors could just let go. And it was all so... vague. I don't really understand the ending, but maybe that's just me. I was good until the very end, though, so maybe it really just doesn't make sense.
I'm not thrilled with the choice of who lives and who dies. There's one or two good decisions, but for the most part the main characters are preserved for no particular reason. And (spoiler!) I will never, ever forgive whichever author killed off Bela. She is the backbone of the entire series. She at least deserved an epic death scene.
It's weird, but I don't really feel like ranting about it. It's over. It was awesome. I'm not sure I'll ever find the like of Wheel of Time again.

Oh, yeah, and the quotes at the end were awesome. Not because they were good (they sucked in terms of writing), but because the author played by the rules. At least, that's how I'm choosing to interpret them.

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