Tarmon Gai’don, the Last Battle, looms. And mankind is not ready.
In this epic novel, Robert Jordan’s international bestselling series begins its dramatic conclusion. Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward–wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders–his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.
Egwene al’Vere, the Amyrlin Seat of the rebel Aes Sedai, is a captive of the White Tower and subject to the whims of their tyrannical leader. As days tick toward the Seanchan attack she knows is imminent, Egwene works to hold together the disparate factions of Aes Sedai while providing leadership in the face of increasing uncertainty and despair. Her fight will prove the mettle of the Aes Sedai, and her conflict will decide the future of the White Tower–and possibly the world itself.
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
TOUR DATES: MEET Brandon Sanderson (and if you’re lucky Harriet too!) MiM will be at the Scottsdale signing (you will likely be able to identify me as the one doing the happy Snoopy dance, lol!!)
Dates and locations after the break:
TOR/Forge are giving away 3 WoT bumperstickers
get your Tweets on!
We are giving away one set of all three of these WoT bumpter stickers on Twitter:
To enter, post the following to Twitter:
“The Gathering Storm! Tuesday! Woot! @torbooks”
Dragon*Con 2009: Wheel of Time: Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson’s ‘The Gathering Storm’ Chapter One released – WoT Artwork…
The below announcements were made live at DragonCon in Atlanta on Friday, Sept. 4th, at 9:30 pm, at a special Wheel of Time track Opening
- CHAPTER ONE of The Gathering Storm NOW AVAILABLE to read on Tor.com! Tor.com Registration (free) required, and excerpt remains on the site through end of October. An audio version is also available via the same link.
- DragonCon attendees at the live announcement received a limited edition broad sheet of Chapter One.
- THE PROLOGUE to The Gathering Storm will be available as eBook purchase for $2.99, beginning Sept. 17th, from all major online vendors.
- EBOOKS of the ENTIRE Wheel of Time series will release from Tor, beginning with The Eye of the World on Oct. 27th. Subsequent books in the series to be released on a monthly basis after that. The text has been optimized for the ebook reading experience and retain all illustrations and maps from the physical books.
This marks the first time eBooks will be released from the Wheel of Time.
- ORIGINAL ARTWORK – new “cover art” by different award-winning artists – has been commissioned by Tor for each of the forthcoming WoT eBooks. Yes, each eBook will contain brand new art. Details on the artists of the first four books (go read more at the TOR link!!)
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More after the break:
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
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.
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.