Wheel Of Time News

CyndaneCyndane Members Join Date: 2003-11-15 Member: 22913Posts: 3,010 Advanced user
Book 11 due out in Oct. YAY!
I know not many of you probably follow this series of books, but those who know me do. Thusly I had decided to keep up to date for those that wish to follow.

Book 11 Intro (SPOILERS)

Book 11 is on target and will be released oct. The date on amazon.com is an estimate but you never know. Jordan has said he is almost done and will work on editing this entire summer, so no more stupid mistakes in the books after the editorial process.

All I can say, is YES!
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  • RustySpoonRustySpoon Members Join Date: 2003-07-10 Member: 18069Posts: 994
    edited April 2005
    Still reading book 6 :-/

    Some heavy text tbh, but I will no doubt be buying the rest of the series at some point.

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  • CyndaneCyndane Members Join Date: 2003-11-15 Member: 22913Posts: 3,010 Advanced user
    Yes, I was Lanfear.
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  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Members Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835 Advanced user
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  • moultanomoultano Creator of ns_shiva. Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2002-12-14 Member: 10806Posts: 4,219 Advanced user
    <not excited>

    The last book was so mind bogglingly awful, that short of stellar recommendations from multiple independent sources, I'm not touching the next one.

    The first three books are amazing. If you ever start reading this series, stop there. They go rapidly downhill. I have been dragged through the mud for so long by his abysmal recent books, that I simply don't care anymore. The characters could all die horrible grisly deaths, and I would actually enjoy the books more, because at least something would be happening.

    Seriously, I'm tired of reading about how character X stirred her tea, whined a bit, and frowned sharply at character Y, while wondering what character Z was thinking when she frowned a little less sharply at character Q.

    Its a waste of pages, and its a waste of my time.

    In the last book, lets see, what happened.
    A few characters travelled a few miles in the directions they were already headed.
    Some minor characterization occured.
    Other characters whined, stirred their tea, and frowned at eachother (then they got embarassed over really stupid things.)
    One of the characters did something really stupid at the "climax" that was the only concrete happening in the book.

    Seriously, stop now. I can't warn you enough. At least don't start until he finishes the whole series and someone can tell you if that whole pile of crap in the middle was worth it at the end.

    Robert Jordan has so obviously run out of ideas that its not even funny.
  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Members Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835 Advanced user
    ow... I kinda heard from others that the story sorta gets bogged down later but I actually found the first 4-5 books (not read further and I can't remember which one I got to) pretty darn good with lots of lil twists and stuff.

    I'll admit though that my ability to really care much about 'the dragon' is slowly slipping away though. Then again I was always more interested in the other characters anyways :p
  • theclamtheclam Members Join Date: 2004-08-01 Member: 30290Posts: 1,795
    I'm guessing that it will be 1000 pages long, but won't do anything to bring the series to a completion. After all, if they're making Jordan money, why would he stop writing them?
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  • KhaimKhaim Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation Join Date: 2002-06-28 Member: 841Posts: 1,927
    DEAR GOD FINALLY! X_X I thought he died or something. o_O The silly prequel was just that, silly, would have preffered book 11 a year earlier. x.x
  • CMEastCMEast Members Join Date: 2002-05-19 Member: 632Posts: 1,655
    I've read the others so I guess I'll read this. Not the best series in the world but there have been some pretty gripping moments amidst the frowning smile-fix.gif
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  • LoDwkeefLoDwkeef Members Join Date: 2003-10-08 Member: 21512Posts: 288
    I really don't agree with moultano on this one, while all the books might not be solid action packed like your little childrens 1 book 300 page stories. It is still amazing character depth, I never got sick of the books after... what you say? book 3! I mean if your into short stories thats aight, but great sequals will always be long.

    OMG!!! T3H UBER NEXT BOOOOOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    btw, if you guys liked this you might want to pick up the "Sword of Truth" novels, I felt them to be kinda similar, they apeal to the same idea anyway.
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    QUOTE (LoDwkeef @ Apr 29 2005, 10:37 PM)
    I really don't agree with moultano on this one, while all the books might not be solid action packed like your little childrens 1 book 300 page stories. It is still amazing character depth, I never got sick of the books after... what you say? book 3! I mean if your into short stories thats aight, but great sequals will always be long.

    OMG!!! T3H UBER NEXT BOOOOOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    btw, if you guys liked this you might want to pick up the "Sword of Truth" novels, I felt them to be kinda similar, they apeal to the same idea anyway.

    They stayed pretty good until 4 or so. Then I think 6 or 7 was pretty good. I recommend people stop at 3 because its a good stopping point. In fact, if you are going to read them at all, stop before the last chapter of 3. Resist the temptation. Its really not worth it.
  • Asal_The_UnforgivingAsal_The_Unforgiving Members Join Date: 2003-03-26 Member: 14903Posts: 623
    I will buy it. No question. But I will probably take two or three weeks to read the other ones first, because it's been a little while. (For the record, I tend to go through the books at a book every two nights)
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  • jago6jago6 Members, Constellation Join Date: 2004-11-18 Member: 32868Posts: 46
    The annoucement has been out for awhile now. However I am excited, hopefully a bit more will actually be done. Because for all the length of the last few books not alot was actually accomplished in them. Also I've taken to skipping the chapters about Perrin when I reread the books. Just got tired of like 200 pages of him riding through a snowy forest.

    Agree also that the sword of truth series is good. Though really after Faith of the Fallen they aren't that great. Also Reymond E Feist did a good series of books, mainly the Riftwar Saga, and the Tsurani books.
  • ShzarShzar Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-09-21 Member: 21098Posts: 406
    QUOTE (moultano @ Apr 28 2005, 02:24 PM)
    Seriously, I'm tired of reading about how character X stirred her tea, whined a bit, and frowned sharply at character Y, while wondering what character Z was thinking when she frowned a little less sharply at character Q.

    Don't forget the part where all the women complaing about men being stupid, and all the men complain about the women being confusing. Which part is that, you say? ALL OF THEM. ****. It was funny the first time, but after hearing judgmental **** #4 say for the 11234192th time that men suck, it starts to become repetitive.

    I'm with Moultano on this, if you couldn't tell.
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  • SLizerSLizer Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-11-07 Member: 22363Posts: 1,301
    QUOTE (Shzar @ Apr 30 2005, 06:27 PM)
    QUOTE (moultano @ Apr 28 2005, 02:24 PM)
    Seriously, I'm tired of reading about how character X stirred her tea, whined a bit, and frowned sharply at character Y, while wondering what character Z was thinking when she frowned a little less sharply at character Q.

    Don't forget the part where all the women complaing about men being stupid, and all the men complain about the women being confusing. Which part is that, you say? ALL OF THEM. ****. It was funny the first time, but after hearing judgmental **** #4 say for the 11234192th time that men suck, it starts to become repetitive.

    I'm with Moultano on this, if you couldn't tell.

    second that.

    Read the first 3 and use your imagination for rest, you can do it better....
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  • AlignAlign Remain Calm Forum Moderators, Constellation Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 5216Posts: 8,206 mod
    I'm weird, I guess. I liked the politics.
  • Cold_NiTeCold_NiTe Members Join Date: 2003-09-15 Member: 20875Posts: 6,072
    edited April 2005
    /Me stirrs my tea while whining to Moultano and frowning at Cyndane.
  • CMEastCMEast Members Join Date: 2002-05-19 Member: 632Posts: 1,655
    Does anyone think that the main character got a bit boring? All he does is brood and go a bit mad every so often.


    I like the guy with the yellow eyes (excuse the bad memory but I've not read them in a long while) best I think.
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  • PlaguebearerPlaguebearer Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-03-21 Member: 338Posts: 765
    75% of the bookage after... 6 or so... has just been wheel-spinning (lol). I just wish he'd END it already.
  • CyndaneCyndane Members Join Date: 2003-11-15 Member: 22913Posts: 3,010 Advanced user
    I really am not sure why some of you don't like in-depth books. That is one of the major things that draws me in. One of the major reasons I didn't like LOTR in book form, it really didn't seem very real to me. (Not that Tolkien isn't a good writer, he is.)

    When someone can capture such simple everyday things and actually have plots that mean something so those "politics" mean something that is special. I know the Shannara series did something similiar, I haven't read all of them but I have read "The sword of Shannara" and "The elfstones of shannara." I definately enjoyed those just as much as "Wheel of Time."

    Interesting side note: Jordan is only planning three more books, one FINAL book for the series and two more prequels, according to dragonmount and they have been the most right of any one reporting on the "Wheel of Time" then anyone I know of. :-)
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  • AlignAlign Remain Calm Forum Moderators, Constellation Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 5216Posts: 8,206 mod
    edited May 2005
    QUOTE (CMEast @ Apr 30 2005, 07:44 PM)
    Does anyone think that the main character got a bit boring? All he does is brood and go a bit mad every so often.

    It's presumably because RJ was "saving up" on the action until it would fit in better; right now Rand's like half insane and stuff, so it's best if they find a cure for it first. Or something. In any case, he's too weak right now for any action to occur.
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