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A Memory Of Light

A Memory Of Light

by Giuseppe TovarNovember 11, 2013

(ISBN: 9781841498706)

After 20 years, we reach the end of one of the best fantasy sagas of all time.

The leaders of the nations gather together in the field of Merrilor to support Rand al’Thor or halt his plan of breaking the seals of the prison of the Dark, something that could be a sign of madness, the last hope of humanity. Egwene, the Home of the Amyrlin, is inclined to the former.

In Andor, the trollocs invade Caemlyn. In the Wolf’s Dream, Perrin Aybara combats his executioner. While approaching Ebou Dar, Mat Cauthon makes plans to visit his wife, Tuon, now Fortuona, empress of Seanchan. The whole of humanity is in danger, and the result will be decided in Shayol Ghul.

The wheel rotates, and the current era comes to sutin. The Last Battle will determine the fate of the world.

The Tarmon Gai’don, the final battle in which all existing disputes between the forces of light and darkness are to be settled. Now, when different versions of the prophecies of the Karaethon Cycle show us various possibilities on the three ta’veren that we met twenty years ago in the ancient region of Manetheren -the modest Two Rivers-; after thousands of confrontations between the chosen and all those who collaborate for the Reborn Dragon will be able to reach the same depths of Shayol Ghul, the battle is presented as something impossible to overcome.

In A Memory Of Light, Brandon Sanderson, has managed to give conclusion to one of the fantasy sagas with the most faithful followers all around the world. Sanderson has imitated the style of the late Robert Jordan perfectly so that the series does not lose its essence spicing it up though, with a good dose of his powerful imagination, making his brushstrokes visible within an environment as vast as this.

We have traveled to regions as diverse as Tremalking wilderness and the Aiel. We have known places so far-fetched as Ebou Dar or Tear and we have also come to know characters as disparate as Min Farshaw and Elayne Trakand. We read about the heroes of the Horn of Valere coming out of space-time and interacting with our main characters contributing their experience and some other souvenirs. We watched how an evil, so basic and instinctive, arose from the depths Shadar Logoth that even the Dark would not have dared create, and we also saw the lengthy meetings that the Ogier steddings maintained in their planning of whether to participate or not in the last battle.

A Memory Of Light, part of the saga originally penned by Robert Jordan, must have been a difficult book to outline, taking into account that it is targeted at a broad audience, not only those who have read this book or are going to read it, if not also to all those who have waited so many years to finally know if the series was going to conclude and if it was going to be done correctly.

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  • Izabella
    November 11, 2013 at 1:47 am

    I read Memory Of Light in a very short time despite it having close to one thousand pages. If you like the fantasy genre you will love this saga. It is a little long but at least now it is concluded. And what a conclusion! I think the ghost-writer, or whatever you call it in this case, did an amazing job with material that wasn’t originally his. It is a pity that Robert Jordan did not finish it, but at least he left sufficient notes (including the ending) and his wife commissioned the work to another great of the genre, who’s been battling out now for a few years. Cheers to Brandon Sanderson.

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