Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Coming to a Screeching Halt

You know how annoying it can be to be interrupted when you're in the middle of a really good book? Now imagine that you started reading the Wheel of Time series in 1990 when the first book appeared and have faithfully followed along through the next 11 books. Then the author dies (I know, I know,  he didn't plan on this before finishing the books, but still) and you think you'll never see how it turns out.

Next, an announcement that another author has been asked to finish the series, based on outlines and copious notes. Yay! Even the news that #12 won't be the last book, but will be the first of three that will wrap it up is okay. I can deal with waiting a bit more, and I bought the new book when it came out in October.

Because I was working then, I decided to wait until after Christmas and savor the reading. Then, I decided to reread the previous books first, since it had been so long between volumes, and I would have all the names and places straight in my head.  Did that, only to find that I had never bought #10 or 11, so had to run to the library last week to get them.

Finally, I started The Gathering Storm, and it is very good. The new guy is doing very well matching writing styles and character voices. I'm halfway through when I go from the left hand page to the right, and... it makes no sense. My book goes from page 528 to 631!  AAAGGGHH!

I bought this online from a book club and I fired off an email last night, demanding a replacement. Haven't heard back yet and I am not a happy camper. So not happy.


In Real Life said...

How Frustrating! I bet it was at a really good part too! That stinks. I hope that they send you a replacement quickly!

Molly said...

what a cruel joke!