Vena Ravenhaired wrote:I know this is very old, I have the series up to date, but an getting rather fed up with it now as it has gone on too long and frankly, I'm getting bored with it. He doesn't seem to have produced a book for a long time, and, as the main characters such as Moiraine and Lan are either killed off or sent away on side missions, the whole series is starting to drag.
At first I thought it would be a quadrilogy, then it continued and I believe it is currently at ten vilumes. I think the guy is seriously in danger of repeating himself and starting the ever-decreasing circle manoeouvre!
Wikipedia wrote:Jordan had repeatedly said that the main sequence would conclude with the twelfth book, with a working title of A Memory of Light. Numerous times, including most recently at ComicCon 2006, he said he would hold to this statement even if it has to be 1500 pages long. Before his death Jordan had planned to write two more short prequel novels, an encyclopedia, and possibly two or three other side-plot novels. Aware that he might not live to complete the series, Jordan prepared notes so that the series could be finished the way he wanted it to be.
With Jordan's death on 16 September 2007, the conclusion of the series was in question. On 7 December of that year, the publisher, Tor Books, announced that fantasy author Brandon Sanderson would finish A Memory of Light, using notes, written chapters, and audio recordings of the story provided by Robert Jordan before his passing.
Sanderson has said on his website he has begun writing the final book in the series. He also stated that he wants to finish the series in the final book as planned, but later acknowledged that the book may be up to half again his originally-planned length, and publishing in one volume may not be practical.
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