One of the things that Robert Jordan left after his untimely death was the title of the final book of the Wheel of Time - A Memory of Light.

Of course, this final book became the "Sanderson Trilogy":

  • The Gathering Storm
  • Towers of Midnight
  • A Memory of Light

What was the meaning behind the title A Memory of Light?

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In A Memory of Light when Rand is battling the Dark One,

he lists off all the people who still fight the Shadow.

It is this "Memory of Light" that prevents the Dark One from

breaking Rand.

And indeed it's said that

the Dark One can't win while people still have hope, so a "Memory of Light" would be enough to prevent the Dark One's victory.

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    +1 just for your name. And for being right, but mainly the name. :-)
    – kmort
    Jan 18, 2014 at 4:35

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