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Wheel of Time, Towers of Midnight, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

For the last few weeks, I’ve been obsessed with all-things related to the “Wheel of Time”, catching up on the continuation of the series by Brandon Sanderson (after Robert Jordan’s passing in 2007). I just finished “Towers of Midnight” (weighing in at a hefty 864 pages)… and am suffering through Dragon withdrawal, as the final book wouldn’t be hitting the shelves until next March. *sigh*

To prove to you how strongly the Pattern’s influence is over me, here is an Etsy Treasury that I’ve dedicated to Robert Jordan’s epic high fantasy tale.

‘The Wheel of Time turns….’ by TaraFlyPhotos

…and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. ~ Robert Jordan

Gold and Red Asian Dragon

Ouroboros (snake eating…

8×10 Calling the Storm …

Letters — 8×12 fine ar…

Small Copper Dragon Cla…

demigod biohazard apoca…

Dice Key Necklace


Eddy and Cate Wedding C…

Gold Ying Yang Art Jour…

Steampunk FOX LOCKET, N…

Sterling Silver Sword i…

Textured Series “F…

Michaeleska- Upcycled N…

Howling Wolf Necklace i…

Celtic Warrior Circlet …

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

(I love this new feature that allows us to post a fully-operational Treasury with clickable links).

I’m not generally one to waste spend time creating Treasuries; heck, I rarely even venture into the Treasury Room except to politely thank people who have featured ME.

But I had so much fun browsing Etsy for cool handmade and vintage items which could symbolize characters and plot lines in the series, that I might make a habit of curating a few more to share here. :)

“At my age, if I make it up, it’s still an old saying” ~ Lini

I began reading the Wheel of Time, beginning with The Eye of the World, during high-school in the mid-90’s… and eagerly awaited each sequel (there were 11 books, not including the prequel, published as of 2005) until Jordan’s health failed, and the Wheel of Time came screeching to a halt.

I was too preoccupied, at the time, with my own unraveling personal life to wonder what had happened to the series, or its author. But after hearing the shocking news of his unfortunate passing, and the long-awaited release of the final installments by his worthy successor, Brandon Sanderson… I’m officially back on the wagon… er, Wheel.

Of course, I would recommend reading them if you haven’t already; but if fantasy isn’t your style, you should at least check out the Wikipedia summaries of each book, so you can nod your head understandingly when my next blog post inadvertently mentions Aes Sedai or ta’veren. ;)

Although I’ll admit to not having read the Harry Potter series yet…. not because I had any moral objections, but because….


I thought it was for children?!? LOL

Seriously, when Scolastic Corporation released Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (about a group of 10-year-old wizards) in the Youth Fantasy section, I was already 18-years-old and waaay beyond children’s literature…

The Narnia Chronicles notwithstanding.

But how was I supposed to know that this series would gain so much popularity, and grown adults would become Pottermaniacs?? By the time I realized my mistake, I was too far behind the herd.

Perhaps while I’m anxiously awaiting March 2012’s scheduled deadline for Memory of Light, I’ll take these next few months to immerse myself in Hogworts.

[Note: I have, however, watched the films with my husband… he’s a Harry fan, so I’m not totally clueless.]

A supernatural series that I am not ashamed to admit my utter lack of knowledge regarding ~ and vow NEVER to become familiar with ~ is the Twilight saga. *shudders*

I’m assuming the novels are somewhat more entertaining than the film, of which I suffered through the first 10 minutes before pressing “Stop” and returning it to Redbox.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t request my $1.00 refund. :P

*gives everyone a loooong emotionless stare*

In case you’re wondering, my creative juices are still flowing… inspired greatly by the fantastic imagery in Sanderson’s writing. Every couple of chapters, I came across a scene that I desired to illustrate.

Instead, I’ve decided to resume working on a Warrior Maiden cat painting that I sketched out awhile back. I have her background almost done, and will start on her purrson this weekend. :)

“May you always find water and shade.” ~ traditional Aiel farewell

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