i just finished A Memory of Light, the last book in the "wheel of time" series originally started by Robert Jordan, but finished by brandon sanderson after jordan died. i will not spoil it here except to say two things:
1) sanderson is a terrible writer of fantasy fiction; he should stick to big budget hollywood action flick screenplays. either that, or he's memorized the entire tvtropes website and just uses it as a literary guide
2) the ending was a bit unexpected, but it still left a plot hole large enough to drive several mack trucks through. and supposedly that was the one part jordan left in his notes that was not "tidied up" by sanderson. i'm hoping it was just as a frame of reference and he was going to actually do a better job if he had been able to get around to it.
can you sense the disappointment yet? the sanderson-written books were pretty much disappointments because he threw away all the characters' personalities and replaced them with caricatures of their archetypes. OTOH, i'm not sure who else would have been able to finish such an established series, and he was hand picked by jordan's widow, so there is not much that can be done about that....
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