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A Memory of Light Excerpt and Sketch Cover

Marilyn Muñiz on April 30, 2012 - 9:52 am in Books, Reading

It’s the end of April already. Jordan’s Wheel of Time series is approaching it’s end at the beginning of next year. During this year’s JordonCon, an excerpt and the sketch cover from the late Darrel K. Sweet was revealed. You can read the full excerpt on Tor.com here by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.


I skimmed through it because I didn’t want to spoil myself too much. Plus, I need to catch up with the last two or three books released. It’s from an Andoran soldier named Bayrd POV. He is appointed to guard their leader for the night. Supplies and weapons are missing. They are talking about taking Whitebridge to resupply and recruit men for their cause. That’s as far as I made before stopping.

End of Spoiler

Very typical mumble jumbo I don’t care about. My pet peeve with the series is the POVs that don’t move the plot forward. This may not be the case with this prologue, but I would be surprised if it turned out to be important.  After reading books 7 through 10, I’m not thrilled of reading more of the same. But if i want to finish the series right, then I will need to read every page in the series. It feels wrong to read the last book without reading every book.


Darrell K. Sweet drew all fifteen covers for the Wheel of Timeseries. He passed away last December before he fulfilled his wish to finish the last cover for the series. Below is the image he created.

Darrell K. Sweet's Memory of Light Sketch

I prefer the eBook covers over the print edition, but I cannot deny Sweet’s art is wonderful and reflects the series very well. The artwork has Min, Aviendha, and Elayne standing around a funeral pyre. I can guess it is for Rand, but we won’t know for sure until the last book it out.  I’m hoping Rand gets his happy ending, but I will understand if he dies.

To view all his previous covers, visit Tor.com here.

I’m debating on whether to have a reread so late into the year. What do you think?

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