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2012-12-22 10:45:15 AM
I didn't think the 12/21 thing sounded right anyway.
 
2012-12-22 10:53:58 AM
*sighs, gets back in the survival bunker*
 
2012-12-22 10:57:11 AM
Feb 22 2012

any real fans/followers would already know this
timely find, subby
:-/
 
2012-12-22 10:59:17 AM
Twenty three years may ass, I gave up on the TWoT in the 90's.
 
2012-12-22 11:23:45 AM
The end of autoplaying video ads? Because that's all I got before I closed the window
 
2012-12-22 11:36:15 AM
I can't wait. I've been doing a reread of the whole thing in preparation. I'm on Knife of Dreams right now. I skipped Crossroads of Twilight because that is literally the worst book I ever read.
 
2012-12-22 11:38:00 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I didn't think the 12/21 thing sounded right anyway.


Well, yeah, especially since X-Day was July 5, 1998.
 
2012-12-22 11:49:57 AM
I gave up on book 10, after a major plot point occured and then was completely ignored, I just couldn't take it anymore.

Is there a good website with a plot synopsis of each book out there? Difficulty: short, and does not require an encyclopedic knowledge of the world of WoT because I just don't care anymore.
 
2012-12-22 12:19:03 PM
I've actually been looking forward to this so that Brandon Sanderson can get back to work on his own series. I liked WoT but the best thing I got out of it was introducing me to Sandersons work.
 
2012-12-22 12:27:07 PM
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2012-12-22 12:43:36 PM
Didn't everyone jump ship for a Song of Fire and Ice long ago?
 
2012-12-22 12:44:25 PM
And this time we mean it!
 
2012-12-22 01:02:23 PM

ModernLuddite: I gave up on book 10, after a major plot point occured and then was completely ignored, I just couldn't take it anymore.

Is there a good website with a plot synopsis of each book out there? Difficulty: short, and does not require an encyclopedic knowledge of the world of WoT because I just don't care anymore.


Try Wikipedia
 
2012-12-22 01:13:18 PM
I tried to read Eye of the World. I have been able to read Terry Brooks' Small Kitchen Implements of Shannara, Heinlen's libertarian circlejerk Moon is a Harsh Mistress, a couple volumes of Anne McCaffrey's Wankbank for Otherkin, and Frank Herbert Just Can't Get His Characters To Shut The Hell Up In Their Own Gaddamn Heads...but I could not physically force myself to read more than two chapters of Robert Jordan.
 
2012-12-22 01:31:21 PM

ModernLuddite: I gave up on book 10, after a major plot point occured and then was completely ignored, I just couldn't take it anymore.


Pick it up when Sanderson took over. The Gathering Storm was by far the best book of the series, and Towers of Midnight wasn't far behind. I actually started liking characters I hated in these books (Egwene being a big surprise for me)
 
2012-12-22 01:48:22 PM

WippitGuud: ModernLuddite: I gave up on book 10, after a major plot point occured and then was completely ignored, I just couldn't take it anymore.

Pick it up when Sanderson took over. The Gathering Storm was by far the best book of the series, and Towers of Midnight wasn't far behind. I actually started liking characters I hated in these books (Egwene being a big surprise for me)


Sanderson definitely redeemed the series in my opinion. I haven't read anything by him that I haven't liked yet. Can't wait to see what he puts out when he is finished with WoT.
 
2012-12-22 01:50:13 PM
Ah, give it a rest!!
 
2012-12-22 02:12:25 PM
Huge WoT fan here. I cannot wait for it. I too have been doing another read through in anticipation. I wish it was coming out sooner but then I'd probably end up with 12 copies at Christmas. I am sooooo looking forward to some Moraine action. And some Matrim action. And Lan. And....GD it, even fricking Egwene and Elayne.
 
2012-12-22 02:16:11 PM
Hooray, new WoT book! :D
*cry*, LAST WoT book. :(

/Yes, Crossroads of Twilight was pretty bad
//But dammit, I've been reading this series for decades
///Sanderson has done a HELL of a job with the past 2 books
 
2012-12-22 03:20:29 PM

ModernLuddite: I gave up on book 10, after a major plot point occured and then was completely ignored, I just couldn't take it anymore.

Yeah, because everyone is just going to believe men who can channel when they say that men who can channel fixed what was wrong with men channeling. Pre-snopes days it takes awhile for information to spread let alone be believed. Rand is also frustrated that it didn't have an immediate impact so I guess you and him are on the same page. Or would you rather Jordan have written "And everyone realized that men channeling was OK and everyone trusted and were best buddies with male channelers now."

Is there a good website with a plot synopsis of each book out there? Difficulty: short, and does not require an encyclopedic knowledge of the world of WoT because I just don't care anymore.


R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: I can't wait. I've been doing a reread of the whole thing in preparation. I'm on Knife of Dreams right now. I skipped Crossroads of Twilight because that is literally the worst book I ever read.


Mat's part are good in that one, when I do my reread I just read the characters I like, I have read them enough that I know what happens in the other parts

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WippitGuud: ModernLuddite:Pick it up when Sanderson took over. The Gathering Storm was by far the best book of the series, and Towers of Midnight wasn't far behind. I actually started liking characters I hated in these books (Egwene being a big surprise for me)


Egwene started being likable to me when she started being the actual Armylin for the rebels before TGS. Though I was hating Perrin's story arc for a very long time until Towers of Midnight, Sanderson almost ruins Matrim, but he has done some good work for the series
 
2012-12-22 03:25:20 PM
Unfortunately Matrim is my favorite character and, I have to agree. He does feel a bit, forced, under Sanderson.
 
2012-12-22 05:24:03 PM

Jgok: Hooray, new WoT book! :D
*cry*, LAST WoT book. :(

/Yes, Crossroads of Twilight was pretty bad
//But dammit, I've been reading this series for decades
///Sanderson has done a HELL of a job with the past 2 books


This oh so much this
 
2012-12-22 05:26:59 PM

Mad_Radhu: Didn't everyone jump ship for a Song of Fire and Ice long ago?


Sure. But then GRRM started taking as long as Jordan did with his books and started phoning it in almost as bad. DwD was underwhelming (to say the least) after a 6-year wait.

/holding out hope for Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle
 
2012-12-22 06:04:04 PM
I'm just wanting to see how everything gets wrapped up. The series is really uneven- some books take a long time to do bugger-all, and now there's a fair amount left to be wrapped up in just ONE book (unless they leave it hanging, which has also been done).

I figure I've been in thus far, may as well finish it out. Just don't see the point in reading 13 books and leaving off #14.
 
2012-12-22 06:30:53 PM

ModernLuddite: I gave up on book 10, after a major plot point occured and then was completely ignored, I just couldn't take it anymore.


A lot of people did, and that's unfortunate, because while it is certainly the low point, it's exactly that: the low point. Book 11 may as well be subtitled "How Robert Jordan got his Groove Back": it's as though he suddenly realized things had to start happening again, and then started to do it. Sanderson takes this even further in 12 and 13, and also manages to gently nudge the series away from some of Jordan's longstanding flaws (like the whole biatchiness-is-strength thing) without simply retconning it out of existence.

Seriously. I can't blame people for stopping at Book 10; I almost did too. But the series got good again.
 
2012-12-22 07:48:28 PM
I can't wait. Just reread Knife of Dreams. I started reading Sanderson when I heard he was finishing WOT, I really like most of what I've read of his.
 
2012-12-22 09:00:47 PM

67 Beetle: Mad_Radhu: Didn't everyone jump ship for a Song of Fire and Ice long ago?

Sure. But then GRRM started taking as long as Jordan did with his books and started phoning it in almost as bad. DwD was underwhelming (to say the least) after a 6-year wait.

/holding out hope for Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle


Kinda sad that Martin is going to die before he finishes writing his series.

Hopefully Rothfuss will take his notes afterwards and finish the damned series off.
 
2012-12-22 09:06:54 PM

Valeriyance: Huge WoT fan here. I cannot wait for it. I too have been doing another read through in anticipation. I wish it was coming out sooner but then I'd probably end up with 12 copies at Christmas. I am sooooo looking forward to some Moraine action. And some Matrim action. And Lan. And....GD it, even fricking Egwene and Elayne.


Didn't she die like 10 books ago? Does Tom come back too? I stopped reading after Egwene tried to solo the White Tower after 800 pages of build up and then fell in the river.
 
2012-12-22 09:21:51 PM
Gave up around book 5 or 6, and I was doing audiobooks. 3 books in a row and now development, I gave up
 
2012-12-22 10:10:38 PM
Wow. Something just dawned on me:

Wheel of Time is wrapping up.

A Song of Ice and Fire (See: Game of Thrones) only has two books left in the series.

The last Weis/Hickman Dragonlance novel cycle starts in 2014 (Speculated to be called the "Shadows and Light" trilogy. The first title (supposedly) is "Shadows of the Heart, Light of the Mind")

Right now, Garth Ennis is writing what will be the final Hellblazer storyline, "Immor(t)ality".

Spawn ends in 2015.

Peter Parker is dead (and probably will stay that way for a few years).

The Dark Knight Trilogy is over.
 
2012-12-22 10:29:45 PM
For those in wating for their next fave in a series, might I suggest Brent Weeks' Dark Angel Trilogy? I found them a good read.
 
2012-12-22 10:33:33 PM

Jedekai: Wow. Something just dawned on me:

Wheel of Time is wrapping up.

A Song of Ice and Fire (See: Game of Thrones) only has two books left in the series.

The last Weis/Hickman Dragonlance novel cycle starts in 2014 (Speculated to be called the "Shadows and Light" trilogy. The first title (supposedly) is "Shadows of the Heart, Light of the Mind")

Right now, Garth Ennis is writing what will be the final Hellblazer storyline, "Immor(t)ality".

Spawn ends in 2015.

Peter Parker is dead (and probably will stay that way for a few years).

The Dark Knight Trilogy is over.


Yeah, but the Dresden Files are just starting to get good, after 14 books.
 
2012-12-22 10:53:37 PM
Its sad the Robert Jordan's death was the best thing to ever happen to the series. Amazing story, Robert Jordan just needed a competent editor to reign in all superfluous detail. (seriously how many pages can a person devote to describing the filigreeing, gold stitched design on the a random guards high neck Andoran garb.) *shudder* Brandon Sanders has done a wonderful job so far.
 
2012-12-22 10:54:28 PM

LiquidTester: Valeriyance: Huge WoT fan here. I cannot wait for it. I too have been doing another read through in anticipation. I wish it was coming out sooner but then I'd probably end up with 12 copies at Christmas. I am sooooo looking forward to some Moraine action. And some Matrim action. And Lan. And....GD it, even fricking Egwene and Elayne.

Didn't she die like 10 books ago?


She fell into a magical mirror that then melted. Very mysterious. Mat finally goes in another way and rescues her, because she's supposed to do something to save Rand's ass in the Last Book.
 
2012-12-23 05:01:03 AM
I remember The End. A few years ago, they toured with 3 Inches Of Blood and GWAR.
 
2012-12-23 05:52:33 AM
I tried to read it but got bored after Bilbo and Sam left the shire then upgraded to Arthur pulling Excaliber out of a Stone. It only took 20 pages of describing a rug inbetween to make each of those actions less fun than chewing tinfoil and combing hair with my feet.
 
2012-12-23 06:00:55 AM
I have enjoyed the series, for the most part, for a very long time. I am alternately excited and sad to see it end. I still probably won't believe it until I've turned the last page myself.

Then, it's all about waiting for Sanderson's Stormlight Archive and, hopefully, his second Mistborn trilogy. I am very, very glad that I was introduced to Sanderson's works via WoT, and am further gladdened that he can apparently stop to tie his shoe and have written an epic fantasy novel on the way back up. The man writes novels during his breaks from writing novels, by god.
 
2012-12-23 07:09:29 PM
Someone has to be the voice of insanity here: I read them all as they came out over the years and look forward to the conclusion.
 
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