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The Gathering Storm

A foot path on the Isle of Skye.

A foot path on the Isle of Skye.

In the beginning of High School one of my best friends handed me a book he thought I would like, The Eye of the World, the first book in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. I remember reading the book during the late months of school while floating in a pool, lost in the world of Aes Sedai and Rand al’Thor.

Since that day I have been kicking myself for starting a series that is incomplete. In fact this is the only series aside from The Song of Ice and Fire that I am reading that remains unfinished. Since then I have vowed never again to start in incomplete series no matter how good I am told it is.

Today I read the first chapter the latest Wheel of Time book, The Gathering Storm. I have mixed feelings about this book. First it was supposed to be the final in the series when it has now been split into three books, second it is co-authered with Brandon Sanderson since Robert Jordan unfortunately passed away while writing it and third I want to wait until it is done before starting it again. However I just read the first chapter that has been made available online and I now want to reread the entire series in preparation for the last three.

The hope is that if I start rereading the series I won’t catch up until maybe the second of the three books are released.

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