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Anyone else looking forward to the last WoT book?

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WoTmania Wed 24-Jun-09 10:16:29

Thats it really. I am. I'm currently rereading the series (for about the 5th time) and had forgotten how good they are.

WoTmania Wed 24-Jun-09 16:27:45

Anyone? I want to be able to ramble on about the fab-ness of Wheel of Time.

TrillianAstra Wed 24-Jun-09 16:29:10

Ramble ramble ramble....

Had-to-go-and-die-on-us-mutter-mutter-grumble-grumble...

Like that you mean? grin

WoTmania Thu 25-Jun-09 07:20:11

Not really grin
I do feel it was a little inconsiderate to waste time on prequels and wotnot winkrather than finishing the series when he was going to die like that but I'm really enjoying the series as haven't re-read in about 5 years.
My mai worry is that the ghost writer won't be any good. I really just want to know how it ends.

TrillianAstra Thu 25-Jun-09 07:50:04

I didn't think he knew he was going to die (or no more than all of us are going to die sometime) when he wrote the prequels.

I think someone (a ghost encyclopaedia-writer) should take all his notes and give them to us in a useful form. There's sure to be stuff that's not explained even in the last book. I want to know more about the aelfinn and the eelfinn.

WoTmania Thu 25-Jun-09 07:56:44

Well, maybe he didn't know. I'll give you that.
Apparently he has left detailed notes and dictated onto to tape a lot more stuff I think we will learn more about the aelfinn and eelfinn. There is the theory isn't there that matt and tom save moiraine from them and snakes and foxes is based on them.
I'm just finishing Winter's Heart. Love it. Lots of Mat and no boring Perrin.

TrillianAstra Thu 25-Jun-09 07:59:09

shock Perrin isn't boring, he's lovely. Matt is more exciting though, once he's got over a book and a half of moaning/whinging and being possessed.

Rand is boring.

WoTmania Thu 25-Jun-09 08:05:06

Rand is too. I find Perrin a bit dull with the Faile stuff. You know the 'oh she smells jealous. She's being awful but I musn't be nasty or shout because she's a girl' type crap. He suffers in comparison cos right now Matt is rescuing some damane and the Daughter of the Nine Moons (a.k.a his Bloody Wife). My Dad and DH prefer Perrin though, I'm just a hopeless Mat lover.

TrillianAstra Thu 25-Jun-09 08:08:09

grin

She is my bloody wife.

(and she looks about 12, dammit!)

WoTmania Thu 25-Jun-09 08:17:34

and she's skinny and looks like a boy.

avenginggerbil Thu 25-Jun-09 08:26:21

You do know that Tor Books are now saying the 'last' book is going to be 'multi-volumes', ie the one coming out in November is STILL not going to be the end? Not surprised, but still grrr...

WoTmania Thu 25-Jun-09 08:38:29

I did hear that but then heard they weren't after all.
Hope they don't split it

Bleatblurt Thu 25-Jun-09 08:43:48

I still have the second half of book 11 to read. I can't read it until book 12 is out. If I finish it I will want book 12 NOW and will be very cross at having to wait. grin

frAKKINPannikin Thu 25-Jun-09 08:52:10

I LOOOOOOVE Mat (can't stand Rand, don't mind Perrin) although it did take me about 3 books to warm to him.

Apparently it will be split, into 3 volumes because a) it's so long (yippee!) and b) the ghost writer didn't want to leave anything out in case it was crucial.

I am looking forward to it sooooooooo much - have converted DH2B to the dark side and plan to start my own re-read in preparation for November very very soon.

WoTmania Thu 25-Jun-09 09:25:36

3? I don't mind that much but Jordan used to churn out 1 a year was it? Then dropped to every few years. I hope we aren't going to have crapola ling times between books.

TrillianAstra Thu 25-Jun-09 11:13:08

This is why you should really only read things written by people who are long dead. Then you know in advance if a series is finished or not.

<anyone fancy giving George R R Martin a kick? he's not dead, what's his excuse?)

TwoSunnyDays Thu 25-Jun-09 17:17:24

I have been reading some of Brandon Sanderson's stuff, and actually he is pretty good! Elantris is really very good. Enough to reassure me.

My main worry is that some of the smaller hints wont get tidied up. Especially about Verin, and what happened when she was young.

WoTmania Thu 25-Jun-09 18:04:20

oooh yes. I've just been in Far Madding so I was wondering about that.

TwoSunnyDays Thu 25-Jun-09 18:19:14

I find it reassuring that it wont fit in one book!

TwoSunnyDays Thu 25-Jun-09 18:19:46

Do I have time for a great re-read before the next book?

Pogleswood Thu 25-Jun-09 18:42:16

3 books? oh good grief.Though as long as I have something to read in the autumn...But I want to know how it ends!
Yes ,I want to know about Verin,and Cadsuane.(and who the un-identified Forsaken are in the real world).
Much prefer Mat to Perrin and Rand.Is anyone else annoyed by how catty and vindictive the women are,in general? Everytime I re-read this annoys me more..

WoTmania Thu 25-Jun-09 18:52:06

nov 3rd so depending on reading speed/time allowed reading yes, it is possible

TrillianAstra Thu 25-Jun-09 19:17:52

I am trying to get DP to read them, but he doesn't allocate time to reading in quite the same way I do (and in fact I spend less time reading now there is MNing to be done!). He's got as far as book 6 but is slownig a lot, nto sure if he'll make ti all the way as the later ones do drag on a little. He's saying that Egwene is boring, but I know that he must be nearly at the point where she gets dragged off to you-know-where to be you-know-what (or maybe you don't, which is why I wrote it like that wink).

WoTmania Fri 26-Jun-09 07:14:20

I finished winters heart last night. grin
I've found her dull all the other times I've read them but not so much this time. My DH had stopped reading for ages til I got him into WoT. He's now a bit of a fantasy fiend.

OhBling Fri 26-Jun-09 12:00:15

I can't believe I'm only joining this thread now! I think Trillian and I chatted about this before (in the nerdy star trek thread! grin)

I hadn't heard about making it three volumes. Teeny bit annoying, but at least we're getting somewhere finally. Rather cynically, one does wonder if this is all about keeping the gravy train going. God. I am horrendous.

I am definitely going to have to reread completely between now and then, which just means another big argument with my various siblings about who owns which book (you'd think with three of us all reading the same thing for the last 20 years we'd have figured out to LABEL them by now...smile!).

As the books go on, Matt and Perrin definitely become more interesting whle Rand gets less and less interesting. Although I've always loved the multiple wife thing and thought that was quite funny. Please remind me - Min hasn't become the third wife yet?

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