Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time)
by Robert Jordan
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841498690
Date: 06 October 2011 List Price £8.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The second of Brandon Sanderson's Wheel of Time novels, now released in mass market paperback by Orbit.
Finishing Robert Jordan's epic series, following the writer's untimely death must have been a daunting task indeed. It is widely regarded that Sanderson has risen to this challenge in spades - a hugely admirable result, both artistically and commercially (especially when set against similar experiments that have been disastrous - I'm looking at you, Eoin Colfer and your Hitchiker's embarrassment!). That Sanderson has achieved this whilst continuing to forge ahead with his own solo career is a feat so remarkable that makes me suspect he might just be a machine!
"The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One's prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unravelling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. Perrin Aybara is haunted by spectres from his past. To prevail, he must find a way to master the wolf within him or lose himself to it for ever. Meanwhile, Matrim Cauthon prepares for the most difficult challenge of his life. The Tower of Ghenjei awaits, and its secrets will reveal the fate of a friend long lost. The end draws near. It's time to roll the dice."