WoT: TOR Announces ‘The Gathering Storm’, Book 12 of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time Series!!! 11/3 Release Date for Volume One…yes ‘A Memory of Light’ has been split!!

WOOHOO!!!! See our previous post on WoT here

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TOR:

Tor Books is proud to announce the November 3rd, 2009 on-sale date for The Gathering Storm, Book Twelve of The Wheel of Time and the first of three volumes that will make up A Memory of Light, the stunning conclusion to Robert Jordan’s beloved and bestselling fantasy series. A Memory of Light, partially written by Jordan and completed by Brandon Sanderson, will be released over a two-year period.

Robert Jordan, one of the greatest storytellers of the 20th and early 21st centuries, passed away in 2007 after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis. Brandon Sanderson, the New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn books, was chosen by Jordan’s editor—his wife, Harriet McDougal—to complete the final book.

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Harriet McDougal said on the process behind A Memory of Light: “The scope and size of the novel was such that it could not be contained in a single volume. It was a piece of marvelous good fortune that Brandon Sanderson undertook the work. He is a great pleasure to work with, as well as a wonderful writer.”

President and Publisher of Tor Books, Tom Doherty, also expressed his happiness with A Memory of Light, saying: “It is a magnificent closure to a great American epic fantasy whose journey began almost twenty years ago. There is no way Robert Jordan would have squeezed it to a single volume, and somehow it seems fitting that what began as a trilogy will also end as one.”

AND A FILM, word to the cranky Legend of the Seeker commenter, I suggest you dont go see it OR read these final books, and yes I HAVE read them all, several times, and I have even met Robert Jordan, God Bless Him, and I am STILL going to read these books AND see the films AND enjoy them for what they are not what I want them to be..AND when I do see the film I will be aware of the BUDGET they have in film that TV and thus Seeker does not, so there! /fantasy rant off – LOL!!

This year will also see major publications of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time comic books and graphic novels with the launch of The Eye of the World comics in May and the New Spring graphic novel with bonus material in November. The Dabel Brothers will be releasing the comic book series, which will then be collected and published as graphic novels by Tor Books.

Universal Pictures acquired the movie rights to The Wheel of Time in August 2008, and currently plan to adapt The Eye of the World as the first movie.

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April 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Uncategorized.

4 Comments

  1. MK replied:

    I received The Gathering Storm for Christmas, and finished it – when’s the next one due??!!! I can’t wait another year!!

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    • ginaswo replied:

      coming very soon!!!:
      Towers of Midnight
      Book 13 of The Wheel of Time – Written by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson. Release date: Fall 2010

      14.
      A Memory of Light
      Book 14 of The Wheel of Time – Written by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson. Release date: Fall 2011. This book will complete The Wheel of Time series.

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  2. Kurt P replied:

    I have followed this story since it began,and being a heavy reader can honestly say it is my favorite of all fiction writtings. Robert Jordan was a genius and I hope this Sanderson can deliver an ending that we Robert Jordan fans have been waiting for. But I will admit a part me loves this story so much it will be sad when the last book of the seris has been read. I am excited about the prospects of the movie,but afraid it will not measure up to the books.

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