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An Epic Binge: A Memory of Light Paperbacks

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A Memory of Light paperback, Orbit's September 2021 edition. The cover depicts a blast of light at the top of a dark mountain.

Congratulations! You’ve reached the grand finale of The Wheel of Time saga, and now it’s time to embark on an epic binge-read of the A Memory of Light paperback. In this post, I’ll guide you through the different editions, share insights into the novel, and provide links to five retailers where you can snag your copy.

Brandon Sanderson masterfully concludes Robert Jordan’s monumental epic, infusing the series finale with a sizzle that rewards every twist and turn of your journey. So, grab your favorite snacks, find your coziest reading spot, and prepare for a bucket-list achievement—it’s almost yours!

There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time, but this is an ending, and you will savor every moment.

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About A Memory of Light

A Memory of Light, the fourteenth and concluding masterpiece in The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, spans 1,010 riveting story pages (2021 Orbit paperback edition). This epic tale pits our ta’veran—Rand, Perrin, and Mat—against the Dark One in the climactic Tarmon Gai’don.

As Rand faces his final challenges, Perrin navigates Tel’aran’rhiod’s dangers, and Mat’s connection to the Horn of Valere may prove decisive. The Last Battle demands Great Captains, skilled swordsmen, and determined women like Egwene, Nynaeve, Moiraine, and Elayne, who rally forces against the Shadow’s onslaught. The burden on these heroes is immense, but their conviction lights the way.

In 2013, A Memory of Light marked the end of the Third Age and The Wheel of Time series, soaring to New York Times #1 Bestseller status. The Last Battle awaits—prepare for an unforgettable conclusion.

Reading Age

You’ve done very well if you’re still in your teens when reading A Memory of Light. It’s intended for a young adult audience, but don’t worry if you fall outside that range. It’s perfect reading for all ages!

Reading Order

A Memory of Light should be read after Towers of Midnight, with ample time to devour this book in one or two sittings. After finishing, consider reading the prequel novel, New Spring.

Book Spiel (Spanish Edition)

Un Recuerdo De Luz, the Spanish edition of A Memory of Light, uses this profound book spiel, translated for your enjoyment:

“The leaders of the nations gather at the Field of Merrilor to support Rand al’Thor or to stop his plan to break the seals of the Dark One’s prison, something that could be a sign of madness or humanity’s last hope. In Andor, the Trollocs invade Caemlyn. In the Wolf Dream, Perrin Aybara fights against Slayer.

While approaching Ebou Dar, Mat Cauthon makes plans to visit his wife Tuon, now Fortuona, Empress of Seanchan. All of humanity is in danger, and the outcome will be decided at Shayol Ghul. The Wheel turns, and the current age comes to an end. The Last Battle will determine the fate of the world.”

Where to Buy A Memory of Light Paperbacks

Let’s make finding A Memory of Light easy. Check out these top retailers:

Amazon

Amazon is a convenient option for buying various paperback editions of A Memory of Light from the comfort of your home.

Most Recent Paperback Edition of A Memory of Light

The cover for Orbit’s 2021 edition of A Memory of Light has an ominous mountain lit by a striking blast of light. It must be Shayol Ghul and the Mountains of Dhoom. This is the most recent edition of the book and was designed by Duncan Spilling as part of a complete set.

Tor Books Paperback Edition of A Memory of Light

The cover for this 2015 trade paperback edition of A Memory of Light has Rand al’Thor holding Callandor at Shayol Ghul. The art is by Michael Whelan.

Mass-Market Edition of A Memory of Light

The cover for this mass-market edition of A Memory of Light, published by Tor Books in 2020, partially depicts the snake-wheel symbol trademarked by Robert Jordan. The color is Japanese indigo.

Older Paperback Editions of A Memory of Light

Using the links for these older paperback editions of A Memory of Light will direct you to an appropriate page on Amazon if the version isn’t available in your country.

Mass-Market 2013 Edition from Tor Books

The cover for the 2013 mass-market edition of A Memory of Light has Rand al’Thor at Shayol Ghul. Moiraine and Nynaeve are also in the picture but can’t be seen from the front.

The art is by Michael Whelan, who emulates the style of Darrell K. Sweet, illustrator of all the preceding books. Darrell K. Sweet passed away in 2011 at the age of 77.

December 2013 Edition from Orbit

The cover for the December 2013 paperback edition of A Memory of Light from Orbit has the snake-wheel symbol in gold.

January 2013 Edition from Orbit

The cover for the January 2013 Orbit paperback edition of A Memory of Light has a gold snake-wheel symbol on a white parchment effect. At the time of writing, there was no stock available at Amazon.

A Memory of Light paperback, January 2013 edition from Orbit. The cover has a gold snake-wheel symbol on a white parchment effect.
Orbit, January 2013 Edition

The ISBN-10 is 184149870X and the ISBN-13 is 978-1841498706.

2014 Edition from Orbit

The 2014 Orbit paperback edition of A Memory of Light cover has a middle yellow-red snake-wheel symbol on a University of California gold background. At the time of writing, there was no stock available at Amazon.

A Memory of Light paperback, Orbit's 2014 edition. The cover has the snake-wheel symbol on a gold background.
Orbit, 2014 Edition

The ISBN-10 is 035650395X and the ISBN-13 is 978-0356503950.

AbeBooks

Complete your Wheel of Time journey with AbeBooks‘ selection of A Memory of Light paperbacks.

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Biblio

Embark on the epic finale with the nostalgia of a cherished bookstore. Biblio‘s welcoming atmosphere sets the stage for your unforgettable A Memory of Light experience. Find your paperback at Biblio.com.

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Blackwell’s

For your epic A Memory of Light conclusion, trust the heritage of Blackwell’s. Find the perfect paperback edition and take advantage of their reliable service and worldwide delivery. Your choice is between the most recent paperback edition (Orbit, 2021) and the 2015 edition with Rand al’Thor on the cover.

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Bookshop.org

Complete your Wheel of Time journey and uplift the heart of your bookselling community. Find A Memory of Light on Bookshop.org and support the future of independent bookstores. Use these links to buy A Memory of Light paperbacks at Bookshop.org:

United States

2015 edition from Tor Books

2020 mass-market edition from Tor Books

United Kingdom

2021 edition from Orbit

Available Formats for A Memory of Light

You can find similar posts at The Shining Walls covering these alternative formats for A Memory of Light:

A Memory of Light Hardcover: Scars of War

A Memory of Light Audiobook: An Epic Tale of Light and Shadow

A Memory of Light Kindle Edition: Courage, Sacrifice, and Renewal

I hope you found your preferred paperback edition of A Memory of Light, but let me know in the comments if you need any help.

Until next time, may the Light shine on you, my friends!

Russell

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