Leigh Butler’s amazing Wheel of Time re-read is finally coming to an end, more or less, over at tor.com (SPOILER ALERT):
But all technical and stylistic questions and/or complaints aside, reading about Rand riding away, free of his pain and sorrows and burdens, being finally done and able to go about living a life he thought he’d never get… well. That made it all worth it. Maybe it’s not the cool thing anymore to have a happy ending, even a happy ending this bittersweet, but I don’t care.
Because it was an ending, and the ending Robert Jordan wanted us all to have, and now, at long last, we have it. I call it good.
What’s that you say? You haven’t been following the re-read? You haven’t read all 14 books? More than once?
Uhh, no, wait, that’s me. (Seriously, though, check that link — Brandon Sanderson is a delightful fellow who spent a while talking to me and I was able to use exactly two soundbites in the piece — but the extended interview is up on our site, plus one with Jordan’s widow Harriet.)
And now, some fan art, because Moiraine is the bomb diggety:
Images via Tor and Pinterest.