I thought this was interesting today… It’s been announced that what was to be the final book of Robert Jordan‘s Wheel of Time series, completed by Brandon Sanderson, has instead turned into a final three books. A Memory of Light is being broken into three volumes, the first of which will be released on November 3, 2009 as The Gathering Storm.
Now… This to me is starting to resemble a series by L. Ron Hubbard back in the mid-1980s called Mission Earth. And, like with Jordan’s series, it started strong and became convoluted and dragged out at the end. Though I’ve owned book 10 of Mission Earth for close to 15 years, I still haven’t read it. The last two of Jordan’s books are the same way… I have Knife of Dreams and New Spring on my shelf where they’ve been for the last few years. And I just can’t get back into it.
Perhaps Sanderson will breathe some new life into it. But the fact that they’ve chosen to split up Jordan’s final book into three doesn’t bode well for me. Will I purchase the books? Maybe.
How do you feel about this news? Any comments?