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The Gathering Storm

Wheel of Time (Volume 12)

Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Tor Books

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Tarmon Gai’don, the Last Battle, looms. And mankind is not ready.

The final volume of the Wheel of Time, A Memory of Light, was partially written by Robert Jordan before his untimely passing in 2007. Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn books, was chosen by Jordan’s editor---his wife, Harriet McDougal---to complete the final book. The scope and size of the volume was such that it could not be contained in a single book, and so Tor proudly presents The Gathering Storm as the first of three novels that will make up A Memory of Light. This short sequence will complete the struggle against the Shadow, bringing to a close a journey begun almost twenty years ago and marking the conclusion of the Wheel of Time, the preeminent fantasy epic of our era.

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.


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  • Robert Jordan fans celebrate The Wheel of Time

    People from the Wheel of Time® community share stories of their first experiences with Robert Jordans legendary series. Interviewees include bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, who helped complete The Gathering Storm.

  • Team Jordan on "The Gathering Storm" (Wheel of Time Bk 12)

    Harriet McDougal, Brandon Sanderson, Maria Simons and Alan Romanczuk talk about the process behind The Gathering Storm, Book 12 of the beloved and international bestselling Wheel of Time® and the first of three books to conclude the magnificent series based on notes and materials left behind by the late great Robert Jordan.

  • Interview with Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson

    Robert Jordan's widow and editor Harriet McDougal and bestselling author Brandon Sanderson get together and talk about how Harriet picked Brandon to complete the beloved Wheel of Time® series and how Brandon first saw the final notes and material left by Jordan. These notes and material have now become The Gathering Storm, Towers of Midnight, and A Memory of Light.

  • Interview with Brandon Sanderson

    Brandon talks about the depth and detail behind Robert Jordans notes and materials.

  • Interview with Leigh Butler

    Leigh Butler shares her experiences with the Wheel of Time community.

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    The co-author of The Gathering Storm sat down to discuss his work on the newest installment of Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time series.

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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the epic fantasy novel The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson--the 12th book of The Wheel of Time.

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Praise for The Gathering Storm

“The battle scenes have the breathless urgency of firsthand experience, and the . . . evil laced into the forces of good, the dangers latent in any promised salvation, the sense of the unavoidable onslaught of unpredictable events bear the marks of American national experience during the last three decades.”—The New York Times on The Wheel of Time

“The Wheel of Time . . . is a fantasy tale seldom equaled and still less often surpassed in English.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Jordan has a powerful vision of good and evil—but what strikes me as most pleasurable . . . is all the fascinating people moving through a rich and interesting world.”—Orson Scott Card on The Wheel of Time

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  • Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

  • Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting.

    Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time®, one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad.

    Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.
     

    BRANDON SANDERSON grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. In addition to completing Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time®, he is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn trilogy, Warbreaker, The Alloy of Law, The Way of Kings, Rithmatist, and Steelheart. He won the 2013 Hugo Award for “The Emperor’s Soul,” a novella set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris.

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