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Amph [Wheel of Time] A Memory of Light (HTR spoilers allowed)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Jek_Windu, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Raven

    Raven Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My personal favorite at the moment is the cover for Towers of Midnight.

    [image=http://www.dragonmount.com/forums/uploads/9297e2f416a470d6d0ce35b056e11e60.png]

    Perrin looks incredibly badass there.

    Pretty much neck-and-neck with that is the cover for Knife of Dreams.
    [image=http://www.dragonmount.com/forums/uploads/687bc3969e03c43f4bb077bfafc7a058.jpeg]
     
  2. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Those are pretty badass :D I never had a problem with Sweet's artwork, though. Whelan's is great. I wouldn't re-buy the WoT books, since I now have all but the most recent, but I'd be interested to see them, if he does them all.

    I'd bet on late October/early November. I think he said the WoT books go through almost a dozen drafts. By the time it's totally finished, they might as well wait a little longer to, as someone already said, get the holiday market.
     
  3. ImpKnight

    ImpKnight Jedi Master star 3

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    January 8th, 2013.


    That. Sucks.
     
  4. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's REALLY surprising. And a poor marketing decision. Release it one month earlier for the holidays.
     
  5. Rogue...Jedi

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    Check Sanderson's blog about it:

    http://www.brandonsanderson.com/blog/1058/A-MEMORY-OF-LIGHT-Release-Date

    As well as explaining what went into the decision (which was not his), he also notes that it could well be moved up.

     
  6. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    A YEAR!!

    Thats insane, I know it's a big book but how long does it take to edit and print.


    Very disappointed with this choice it could and should be this year some point IMO.
     
  7. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    It ain't great but....just think of all the Xmas money / vouchers people have to spend - this date can take advantage of that.
     
  8. Rogue...Jedi

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    Consider: Towers of Midnight had 11 drafts, and, to borrow Sanderson's words, was "a pile of typos" and took a lot out of Harriet.

    Sure, it's disappointing it'll be that long, but complaining won't make it sooner, and in the long run, I'd rather have a book they spent enough time on to get it right.
     
  9. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I suppose

    To paraphrase Miyamoto

    A rushed book is bad forever....

    I'll be patient

    but impatient at the same time
     
  10. NYCitygurl

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    A book like this can absolutely take a year to be edited. The 11 vs. 12 months thing is probably Harriet, not TOR; gift cards are great, but the market would be better before Christmas rather than afetr.

    However, from a reading standpoint, I'll take the wait to have the most perfect book possible.
     
  11. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Waiting makes me a sad panda. But getting an awesome finished product makes me a very happy panda.
     
  12. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Wow....I wonder how much if at all this is affecting his other works we are eagerly waiting for?
     
  13. Garth Maul

    Garth Maul Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Let me edit it, I'll do it in a week.
     
  14. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The time is approaching ... who wants to do an entire-series re-read with me? I'm not Rogue...Jedi already started his ...
     
  15. Rogue...Jedi

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    I have one planned to start soon... though due to my diminished reading time lately I'm not sure I'll actually finish this reread before AMoL comes out. Though I did just reread them starting in January, so that's not too bad.
     
  16. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    I'm planning to do a partial re-read (up to Bk 11) then it's all new but I'm lot slower than I used so unlikely to keep up - won't stop me discussing though.
     
  17. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm not sure I'm going to finish on time because I waited too late to start, but hey, it's worth a shot :p

    The Saga of Recluse group-read fell apart pretty quickly last year, but it's always fun to try a book club at the beginning. Do you guys want to start this weekend-ish and try to do it together?
     
  18. SoloKnight

    SoloKnight Jedi Master star 4

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    I just finished The Dragon Reborn in my re-read, but I'd be willing to wait to start the next one until everyone else catches up if we do a group read.
     
  19. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    I won't keep up, will flit in and out of the discussion!
     
  20. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    SoloKnight, don't wait for us to catch up ... but maybe we should start a new thread so this one can stay for AMOL-specific stuff. SK, I'm lookin' at you :p
     
  21. NYCitygurl

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    The prologue (AKA probably the first 50+ pages 8-} ) is available as an e-book in several countries!
     
  22. Rogue...Jedi

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    I'm going ahead and starting with New Spring this weekend. Don't think I'll finish in time for AMoL, though.

    And as tempting as the prologue is, I'll wait until the whole book comes out.
     
  23. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I too won't have time for a complete re-read. I'll probably just start from book 9 or so.
     
  24. NYCitygurl

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    New Spring! I totally forgot about it 8-} (Wasn't a fabulous book.)

    Oh, I'm sure I won't hae time (put it off too long) but I feel the need to. And it's likely I won't be able to get a copy of AMOL for at least a couple weeks after release, anyway.

    Even if I had done the reread on time, I probably wouldn't buy the prologue-it would make me way too antsy for the rest of the book 8-}
     
  25. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    My copy has despatched, probably arrive tomorrow - but it'll be months before I reach it properly.

    The big Q: Do I sneak a peek at the final pages?