Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Review - Towers of Midnight
Actually, this isn't so much of a review as it is a report on "this is what I've been doing lately." Towers of Midnight is the latest installment in the epic fantasy series Wheel of Time by the late Robert Jordan. This book, as well as the previous one (Gathering Storm) and the final book in the series (to come out next year) are being written by Brandon Sanderson. To actually recap and review this book, I'd really have to recap the whole series and, well, who has time for that? But basically, it's a classic fantasy story about good versus evil, redemption, greed, power struggles, mystery, intrigue, love and lust, and the making of heroes. Through 11 books, Robert Jordan created a world and characters that are as real as any I've ever encountered in fiction. The story has grown from a basic seed to a whole garden of plots and subplots. And things have gone from pretty bad to end-of-the-world-impending-apocalypse. But now, the spiral is closing in on The Last Battle. Alliances are being made and people are focusing their attention on one thing -- defeating The Dark One (you know...pure evil). Towers of Midnight had tons of "heck yeah!" fist-pumping moments, and left my heart pumping more than once. I can't wait for the ending!