Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Elania al'Manir, Jan 18, 2019.
I'm really looking forward to this. Maybe I should hunt down the Fallon books as well.
Apparently, Jordan had left provisions in his will that the manuscript be burned. How do people feel about the fact that it apparently will be published against Jordan's express desires?
For me, it would depend on whether or not his wife approves... since it is a minor thing really in the larger scale of things.
I just saw this book is up for pre-order on Amazon, $27, pretty steep price. Does anyone know if Harriet approved of this book being released or is it a case of the publisher having rights to it and just not caring what Jordan wanted? If it's the latter I am going to pass, but if Harriet approved (and hopefully edited) I think I will buy.
"Harriet McDougal, Robert Jordan’s editor and wife, elaborates:
Warrior of the Altaii has been sold twice, but has never been published. Until now.
When I reread Warrior of the Altaii this winter, after this long intermission, I was amazed at the foreshadowing of The Wheel of Time. You will find many hints of what is to come. One of the most obvious is the name of the major mountain range – the Backbone of the World. In The Wheel of Time, it is the Spine of the World. I think you’ll have fun finding them as you read this brand new Robert Jordan – a fine wine that has reached its perfect maturity."
well her sentence where she says I think you will have fun - confirms she is the one approving this publishing. So yeah I guess I am ok with buying it now I am partly hesitating still as $27 is a bit steep (for $18 or so I would do it asap... but I feel like I am not missing out on too much if Jordan himself said don't bother with this), I might actually just request my local library get it if you want a book they don't have in stock they will find it from another library in Indiana, and if no other libraries have it in Indiana they order it for you... we have an A+++ library system where I live
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