January 2013 marks a historic moment in publishing: A MEMORY OF LIGHT, the 14th and final volume in Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time®, brings to a close the legendary epic fantasy series that has sold over 18 million copies in North America and over 44 million copies worldwide since its beginning over twenty years ago. With the end finally here, fan anticipation for the much-buzzed about concluding volume has reached dizzying heights.
When Robert Jordan passed away from cardiac amyloidosis in 2007, there was an incredible outpouring of emotion from the deeply beloved author’s millions of fans, but also great sadness and consternation that his life’s work might go unfinished. But Jordan had prepared for the moment: with hundreds of pages of notes devoted to the concluding volumes, he made his desire known to his widow and long-time editor, Harriet McDougal, to find a successor to finish the series. Her selection, a little-known fantasy author and devoted fan of Jordan’s named Brandon Sanderson, has gone above and beyond fan expectation with two of the final three volumes, The Gathering Storm and Towers of Midnight (both #1 New York Times bestsellers). Now, with A MEMORY OF LIGHT, the Sanderson and McDougal duo have made sure that this last book lives up to the very high standard Jordan set, and gives the series and the fans a worthy and deserving conclusion.