Monday, December 10, 2007

Brandon Sanderson to Complete the Wheel of Time

Brandon Sanderson, author of Elantris and the Mistborn series, has been chosen to finish the last Wheel of Time book, A Memory of Light. Robert Jordan's wife Harriet made the selection and personally asked Sanderson to work on the book. Of course, being a huge fan of Jordan's work from the age of 15, Sanderson accepted the offer.

I have yet to read anything by Sanderson, although I really, really, really want to read both Elantris and the Mistborn books, but I was rather surprised to hear such a new author was chosen for this massive undertaking. Many will think Sanderson has some pretty big shoes to fill and this sounds like a rather daunting task with the many fans and high expectations. Congratulations and best of luck to Brandon Sanderson on this endeavor.

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Chris, The Book Swede said...

I thought that at first, but apparently RJ left huge and extensive notes with every scene detailed. I'm looking forward to how Brandon does it; yet to read any of his, though there's a copy of Elantris in the post!

Having an established but not massively well-known author is good, actually, I think, cause they won't be bringing their own fame, etc, to the table, letting it stand as a work of RJ's :)


Kristen said...

I'm actually looking forward to see how Sanderson does the book as well, although I have yet to read anything by him (like you, I have one of his books in the post - figured now was a good time to order that autographed hardcover copy of Mistborn I saw for half price on From what I have heard about it, I expect to like it.

It is good to have an author who isn't a superstar writing the last book, and Sanderson always seems nice and very fan friendly and exactly like someone who won't be trying to make the book all about himself instead of RJ's legacy.