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What's up with AMoL?

A few hours back, people started sharing links regarding a few places outside the US who have begun posting news related to A Memory of Light.  I'm getting some emails about this, so I thought I'd go ahead and post something.  Likely, this will all get overwritten soon, as soon as Tor and the Jordan estate release official reactions and/or announcements.

I can't say much.  Why?  Well, it's not my right.  I'm loving being part of the Wheel of Time, but it is Harriet's world, not mine.  And so I feel it right to let her make any announcements at her pace.  I don't even feel right linking some of the websites making news about this, though you can find a thread about it on Dragonmount if you look.

A very small cover image has been floating around, and people want me to say if it's a hoax or not.  Well, to be honest, I haven't yet seen the cover art for the book.  Things have been so busy for me these last few months editing that I've let Harriet handle all of that.  So I don't know if the cover is the real one or not.  It certainly looks like Mr. Sweet's work, and it could be a scene from the book.  But it looks rough, perhaps not the finished art.  It's too small to tell.  And the lettering on it is suspect to me--it mentions this book being the sequel to Crossroads of Twilight, for instance, which is a flat-out error.  I certainly didn't approve that on cover copy, and I doubt Harriet did either.  Most likely, this is a mock-up done internally that is being used as a placeholder.  That's just one of the several things that bothers me about this cover image.

A lot of people are wondering on the number of volumes this book will be.  I'll be honest, this is a big, big project.  I stand by one promise to you, no matter what else happens.  I will NOT artificially inflate the size of this book.  It doesn't matter to me how many volumes Tor decides to make it; the story is the same to me.  One volume, as Robert Jordan planned it.  Enormous. 

If it is split into chunks, I will push Tor to release them as soon as is reasonably possible and I will push hard for an omnibus edition at the end.

More soon.

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marc_allan From: marc_allan Date: March 26th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks

Thanks for the update, Brandon.
mmk From: mmk Date: March 26th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks for the note

I was wondering why it appeared that you'd gone silent...
miakaxevolved From: miakaxevolved Date: March 27th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the update.

I may just be a huge weirdo, but I wouldn't be upset at all if AMoL were broken up into different volumes. I always feel a tinge of sadness at the end of a series, so I for one won't mind having the end prolonged further. At the same time, I am eager as all hell to absorb the last of the series.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 30th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Volumes

When I next sit down to read WoT, it has to be with the knowledge that this is the final time. So, if MoL is split into several volumes, I'll not buy any of them until all volumes have been published. Other readers might see it differently.

I hope the pace of MoL will match "Knife of Dreams" and not the previous 5 books or so.
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