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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:43 AM
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4. My only real knock on the series . . .
Is the lack of editorial discipline/ethical behavior exercised by the publisher. They made a decision early in the series that they would string it out for the maximum number of volumes possible, even if if killed the author (bad joke).

There is no justification for the length of the series. Fer Chrissakes, *6* volumes should have been plenty. I read them as they came out (up to a point) and it's obvious that the length is not necessary to achieve the storytelling goals. The reader would never miss a thing if they were half as long. It's pure greed on the publisher's part.

As it stands, the series represents a significant portion of a year's reading to get through, and is simply not good enough to justify the investment of time.

Too many good books out there to invest so much time in WOT.
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