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I’m a fantasy author. We have trouble with the concept of brevity.

Brandon Sanderson introducing a long post about why A Memory of Light (the final volume of the late Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time) is going to be split into three volumes totalling 800,000 words.

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  1. gonovelgo
    8 May 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I know the other WoT books haven’t exactly been short, but three volumes? How are the long-time fans taking that?

  2. 8 May 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Robert Jordan probably handicapped himself to some degree by creating such a vast story. We can only hope that Sanderson does it justice. His full article is quite interesting and he seems to be aware and honest about the dangers of his task, while eager to give it his best shot.

    http://www.brandonsanderson.com/article/56/Splitting-AMOL

  3. gonovelgo
    8 May 2009 at 8:39 pm

    To be frank, I think Robert Jordan probably handicapped himself by developing an unhealthy obsession with minute detail, but that’s not necesarily a bad thing in the world of epic fantasy. It just drives me a bit crazy.

    I’m really interested in Brandon Sanderson’s work (he does the ‘Writing Excuses’ podcast, which is lots of fun), but I don’t think any of it is available outside the USA. I think I’m going to have to hit up Amazon soon!

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