Three weeks to go before the vacation and two massive hardbacks down â€“ Iâ€™ve just finished ploughing through all 800 pages of the latest Wheel of Time novel disappointingly quickly. Iâ€™m not sure what Iâ€™ll do when I finish it â€“ Iâ€™ve been reading the series since the mid 90s, waiting for each new book to come out.
It may be sacrilege to say so, but I actually think Mr Sanderson (commissioned to finish the series when Robert Jordan passed away in 2007) is a better and more efficient writer than RJ â€“ thereâ€™s been far less smoothing of Aes Sedai skits in his novels so far â€“ but then Robert Jordan left a lot of story left to be told as we inch closer to Tarmon Gaidon. Only one book left in the series, depressingly, then I will need to bid farewell to another universeâ€¦ unless, of course, the estate commissions some prequelsâ€¦ and Iâ€™m not sure how I feel about that!
Next two hardbacks to read, before I go on vacation and take only digital books with me, are Peter F Hamiltonâ€™s Evolutionary Void and the latest novel in Stephen Donaldsonâ€™s Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Any tips on what to dip into next? Is there any epic sci-fi or fantasy Iâ€™ve missed on offer in the Kindle store?
Thoughts on a comment appreciated .
Iâ€™ve now got a strange hybrid image of Rand Alâ€™Thor sitting in a multi-purpose hab unit within an abominator class GOU heading to blow the hell out of Shayol Gul. Itâ€™ll be very weird in my head by the end of the monthâ€¦.