Like The Wind

I finished A Memory of Light, the final volume of The Wheel of Time, on the plane back from Paris.

As a series of books, The Wheel of Time has its flaws. But it’s far more than that; a story stretching nearly two decades of my life; characters as firmly rooted in my nostalgia as they are on the page; images, events, and characters I’ve known as a child; as a teenager; as a college student; and as an adult.

There was this beautiful line at the end that I thought served as an epitaph to the series.

“He came like the wind, like the wind touched everything, and like the wind was gone.”

I teared up when I read that line. I think it’s perfect.

I already spoke of some of my thoughts as to the series as a whole and don’t have a lot to add right now. Maybe I will later. For now, I simply want to bid it farewell.

Thank you, Mr. Jordan, for leaving the world with something wonderful, and Brandon, for making sure we all got to experience it.

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3 thoughts on “Like The Wind

  1. […] Sean wasn’t there. Still, I managed to sleep for about a third of it, which made it bearable – and I finished A Memory of Light, so I can’t complain too […]

  2. Jusseppe says:

    Happy Birthday Tristan!

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