I am so sad. I just finished The Gathering Storm by Jordan and Sanderson. It was fabulous. I’d heard a lot of people say that the pace of the story picks up in this one, because Sanderson took over the writing. I’d noticed that some of the books were slow, but the amount of plot that happens in this one book is almost as much as happened in the past three combined – Aviendha off to become a Wise One; Rand meeting Tuon, who then becomes Fortuona; erasing Semirhage, and Greandal; Verin; the Seanchan attacking the White Tower, and it being united.
So much happened!! I wish there had been SOMETHING about Elayne, and more than hints about the meeting between Perrin and the Whitecloaks, but maybe that will be in the next book. Which leads to my disappointment.
I don’t have the next book yet. And I won’t until October at the earliest – I only buy paperbacks. So now, I have to wait, and hope that I don’t forget too much of what has happened between now and then. I have about 3 months, but if this is book 15 or so of the year, then there will be about 8 more between now and then. I have a feeling I’ll have to go to the encyclopedia to remember everything.