Monday, January 14, 2013

Book Signing-The Wheel of Time series

I have had a love affair with The Wheel of Time series for years-and that is more than 10 years. A good friend of mine introduced me to book one as book five was coming out. I balked at first as I didn't think this series was for me. Her response was just read the first one and if you don't like it, you don't have to read anymore. I was captured by the first pages and swept away to continue the series. Book 13-the final book in the series-came out last week and while I am excited to find out the ending I am also sad that this series has ended. Brandon Sanderson overtook the last two books as the original author, Robert Jordan, passed away before the series was finished. I was able to meet him and Harriet McDougal-Jordan's widow-at a book signing this past Friday. I knew there would be hundreds of people there as there have been each time I went to a signing with Robert Jordan. I was not disappointed at this signing as there were people as far as the eye could see and the bookstore was mostly standing room only for a large portion of it. Brandon and Harriet were so gracious and friendly and interacted with the fans in a way that made us all feel welcome to meet them and have our books signed and appreciated for purchasing their books. I also made a purchase of Brandon's book called The Way of Kings and can't wait to read it. If you haven't read this series-you should. It has great writing and offers a fantastical world like no other that captures you and transforms you into the story to where you are part of it. I am going to be doing a re-read and go through the entire series and I would love for you to join me. I had planned this last year to be all ready when the last book came out, but life happened and I didn't get it done. So, I am starting this year and going through the entire series. I will start this next weekend and will post on the blog about my journey through the pages. I would love to have you join me and read your comments. So run to grab your copy of The Eye of the World and start reading with me.

1 comment:

  1. My 18 year old son loves this series. I bought the first one for him about 4 years ago on the recommendation of a friend. He loved it and since then has read the entire series, re-reading them many times (he already started re-reading the last one). He is disappointed that the series has come to an end but glad that the author was able to have someone finish it the way he envisioned it. I think I will try starting him on another of Sanderson's series. I heard there was a book signing in New York and would have loved to have been able to have gotten one of the books. Glad you went and were able to meet the author and Jordan's widow.