Any other readers of the Wheel of Time series?

So sad that Robert Jordan passed away without finishing his last book in the series (he said that completing the book for his fans was the one thing he really wanted to do), but Harriet and the publishers picked an author to write the last novel, and apparently, it's going to be HUGE. I don't mean hyped-up and all that - I mean so many pages a normal binding may not hold it. *lol* The final book in the series, "A Memory of Light", is scheduled for release in the fall of 2009.

Also, it was just announced on August 13th that Universal Studios paid seven figures for the rights for a big budget live action film, but it is yet unknown if it would be one film (I hope not - it could never do the writing justice), a small series of films, or my hope, at least one movie per book.

I started reading the series when the prequel "The New Spring" came out, and so was able to follow along fairly easily. But for some reason, I just don't read as much as I used to, and I left off at "Path of Daggers", in the middle of the book. Huh - couldn't be the fact that I had a baby and now have no time for anything, could it?

Anyway, the last thing I remember is Rand and Nynaeve using the hugemongous angreals and trying to fix the weather with the bowl. If I had to recall anything else, I'd be hard-pressed, so in a couple of years when my daughter wants a bedtime story that she can follow along and pay attention to, I'll start from the beginning of the series, and she and I can go through the story over a matter of years.

Anyway, I thought it might be fun to discuss here, since I noticed a while ago that we have a member with the name Nynaeve. I know SOMEBODY else has read these books! *lol*

Which reminds me - NO SPOILERS, PLEASE!!!
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That's sad. I knew he was ill, but didn't know that he passed.

I did get frustrated with the series at times as it seems like the plotlines just drug on and on. I'll be happy to see some resolution.

I *don't* see how a movie could be made. All of that could take a TV season or two.
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Yeah, amaloidosis, I think it was. He passed in September of 2007. Very sad.

I'm not a totally rabid fan (I read and get absorbed in the story, but I don't write my own fic about it, or draw pics of characters, etc.), so I don't visit often, but www.dragonmount.com is a great place for any and all info regarding the series, Robert Jordan, movie releases and casting...pretty much everything.

DH and I discussed their past plans of a TV miniseries, and even THAT wouldn't be enough time to tell that detailed and twisted story! Maybe two full seasons of two hours every week...that might cover it. But I doubt it. They are going to have to go two steps above LoTR and four steps above Harry Potter to get this one right.
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I assume you're talking about me! I love that series and I'm hoping that the author who finishes the last book does it justice.

I can't imagine WOT making a very good one-shot movie. There is just too much story! I'm kind of torn about it being put on film, anyway. I like the vision of the characters in my head and it's always weird to see someone else's idea of a book made into a movie or TV show.
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I assume you're talking about me! I love that series and I'm hoping that the author who finishes the last book does it justice.

I can't imagine WOT making a very good one-shot movie. There is just too much story! I'm kind of torn about it being put on film, anyway. I like the vision of the characters in my head and it's always weird to see someone else's idea of a book made into a movie or TV show.
Originally Posted by nynaeve77
There you are! I knew you were a fan! I mean, DUH, right?

I feel the same way about a WoT movie. Especially since I'm so visual, when I read I have a movie cast in my own head, and as I read I just play that movie, you know? Well, I'm sure they won't cast it as I see it, so I'm not sure I'd like it. I mean, the cover art on the books is terrible (and never right, like having everyone be too old, for one thing, and carrying the wrong weapons and the like). If I were to decide to read a book by cover art alone, I never would have picked these up. Luckily, DH had read them first and knew I would love the series, so I dove in.

Anyway, I would imagine that since Harriet is still going to edit "A Memory of Light" just like she did with all the rest, and Brandon Sanderson is working from RJ's tapes and notes, it should be very much like what we expect. I hope, anyway.
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Aw, the cheesy Tor cover art is one of my favorite things. It's astonishingly awful. I kinda love it.

I do have to say the fact that Harriet is editing as usual makes me feel more at ease with someone else writing the last book. She actually did a pretty great job with continuity, which is no small feat in that series. There is a LOT to keep track of.
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I love a series, even a cruddy one (hey, I hung in with Anne Rice for a LOT longer than necessary) so I looked this one up. YOWZA. How many books in the whole series?
I think 11 are out now and the 12th and final one is coming in about a year.
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I love a series, even a cruddy one (hey, I hung in with Anne Rice for a LOT longer than necessary) so I looked this one up. YOWZA. How many books in the whole series?
Originally Posted by CGNYC
No kidding! I read the first one in high school. My brother had three books and I assumed it was a trilogy. Then some 10 years later, I was in a bookstore and realized that the series was still going.

I also love a series, and preferably one that has books I can easily get from the library. This sounds like one I should get into again.


I love a series, even a cruddy one (hey, I hung in with Anne Rice for a LOT longer than necessary) so I looked this one up. YOWZA. How many books in the whole series?
Originally Posted by CGNYC
No kidding! I read the first one in high school. My brother had three books and I assumed it was a trilogy. Then some 10 years later, I was in a bookstore and realized that the series was still going.

I also love a series, and preferably one that has books I can easily get from the library. This sounds like one I should get into again.
Originally Posted by mad scientist
Oh yeah - GREAT series, but make sure you have a LOT of time to read each one, or else absolutely nothing to do (and nothing to eat but finger foods) for about a week straight for each book. *lol*

If you pick it back up, I'd start from "The New Spring", which was actually released after "Crossroads of Twilight" (book 10), but it's a prequel, so it flows really nicely into "Eye of the World" (book 1) and gives great backstory. That's where I started, and I was minimally confused. *lol*
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If you pick it back up, I'd start from "The New Spring", which was actually released after "Crossroads of Twilight" (book 10), but it's a prequel, so it flows really nicely into "Eye of the World" (book 1) and gives great backstory. That's where I started, and I was minimally confused. *lol*
Originally Posted by BotticelliBabe
Really? I should start with book 11? I don't know... that sounds kind of unorthodox to me.

I don't remember anything about Eye of the World (other than a character named Nynaeve!).


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