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By Grace and Banners Fallen: Prologue to A Memory of Light [NOOK Book]

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Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, readers have been anticipating the finale of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over forty million copies in over thirty languages.

The wait will soon be over. The fourteenth and final volume, A Memory of Light, will be available in hardcover and audiobook on January 8, 2013.

However, you can read the prologue, “By Grace ...

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Overview


Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, readers have been anticipating the finale of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over forty million copies in over thirty languages.

The wait will soon be over. The fourteenth and final volume, A Memory of Light, will be available in hardcover and audiobook on January 8, 2013.

However, you can read the prologue, “By Grace and Banners Fallen,” before the book’s official release date. The prologue will be available in both electronic text and digital audio formats in October 2012.

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass.
What was, what will be, and what is,
May yet fall under the Shadow.

Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466829848
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 9/19/2012
  • Series: Wheel of Time Series
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 187,901
  • File size: 550 KB

Meet the Author

Robert  Jordan

Robert Jordan (October 17, 1948–September 16, 2007), a native of Charleston, South Carolina, was the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time®, with millions of books in print.

Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University and lives in Utah with his wife and children.

Biography

Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina, where he lived with his wife, Harriet, in a house built in 1797. 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. After graduating from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics, he served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star with "V", and two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry. A history buff, he also wrote dance and theater criticism. In September, 2007, Jordan died from complications of a rare blood disease. He was 58 years old.
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    1. Also Known As:
      James Oliver Rigney Jr. (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 17, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Charleston, South Carolina
    1. Date of Death:
      September 16, 2007
    2. Place of Death:
      Charleston, South Carolina

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    This should be free!

    This prologue is available for free online! And no, it's not an illegal scan but a legal, copy right protected release from the publisher at the behest of the co-author Brandon Sanderson. This here is just a blatant display of greed from B&N to charge for something that's supposed to be free!

    23 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Short

    Entirely too short for the cost and hype of the upcoming book.

    Story was well done but needed more depth

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2012

    I just finished reading this wonderful chapter. Its is beautiful

    I just finished reading this wonderful chapter. Its is beautiful and terrible, how I figure the final book must be.If you area fan of the series and want a primer while waiting out the last 4 months do yourself a favor and spend the $2.99.I'll re-read this several times in the next few weeks trying to uncover the secrets.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Gotta be kidding me

    I've been reading this series sense it was first released starting with the eye of the world in hardcover. I was one of those people who never got rid of a book once I got it. And my house was running completely out of wall space. But when the nook color came out, I jumped on the ebook band wagon whole heartedly. I even gave away all of the over 2500 paper backs and 500+ hardcover books taking up all of our wall space. And sense then I've already built up a collection of over 150 books on my B&N account. Many of which are rereads of series I had in the past. The wheel of time being one of the first that I got and read through again. And having to wait till april 9th, to get this final book really makes me angry. I've invested many hundreds of hours on this series. Every time a new release was scheduled I have always gotten out the previous books and reread them to be sure I don't forget something from earlier in the story. I've done the same this time, having started two months ago. I finished up the towers of midnight last eve and was looking forward to seeing how Rand covinces everyone else in the need to release the dark lord. Also am a tad itchy to see how Morrian returning will change things. But now I have to wait there months to find out. Not to mention the time I wasted rereading this again that I could of used to read Tad Williams shadowmarch serires and Martens a game of thrones series.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    I'm sad to see the series end. This is truly a master pice.

    I'm sad to see the series end. This is truly a master pice.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2012

    5 stars because 6 wasn't an option...

    If you are wavering over whether to spend the money now or just wait until January and spend it on the whole thing, please take my advice and BUY THIS PROLOGUE! This is the first one I've actually purchased and I can tell you it was worth every penny! Beautifully written, thoroughly engaging, and guaranteed to put you right where the action is. It's a great place to be with the Last Battle looming over Dragonmount...

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    I love this book and cant believe its ending!

    I absolutly think that this book will inspire people as it inspired me to not let evil win you over and have hope for a new tomorrow. Mat gradually learns how to be responsible and I think learns to love. Lan oh Lan if only I was 20 years older. Lan finds that sacrfice doesnt always work in battle. Rand has to learn to let go but can he? Perrin you sweet thing I findly learned that you are really a wolf. Guys whatever you thought of Perrin is all think agian he is sweet and vicious and totaly in love with Falie. No doubt about it. Min is amazing in this book, so is all the girls Rand love. I think the battle stratagy was very smart and the plots woow! I have to say Robert and the other guy no how to write a book. This series was special and I cant compare any other books with it. Can you? The only thing I had a problem with this book is the whole 3 girls sharing a man in every way! Its creepy and disfunctional! What message are you tring to send to all the guys Robert Jordan! Other then that I give it a five stars easy. <3

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    April Ebook release.

    The book was released Jan. 14th. Why do we have to wait until April for the Ebook? I know this is the publisher, not BnN, but there shouldnt be a 4 month wait.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Release date

    The ebook release date is apr. 18th, the hardcover release date was jan. 8th

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Amazing

    One of the best series of all time

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Liked

    I have waited sense 1993 for this book and quite ancious to get my hands on this book. I know I will start at the beginning of the series at volume #1 and go through to the very last page of this final volume can't wait.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2014

    Amazing ending

    Worth the journey. Every single page.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    All good things must come to an end.

    I could cry cause Its over. But closure is a relief. Thankyou Sanderson. I love your work and who better to write the final battle of an epic series? Wasnt sure how to rate. It was a good book in itself well written, and i enjoyed it. But it was obviously not Jordan. The intricate peprsonalities and relationships between characters lacked Jordans depth and complexities. In some ways i still feel left hanging- there were all these loose ends. Unfinished business. Questions unanswered. It would take more than one book to come full circle and tie-up so many sub-plots that Jordan juggled throughout the series. Dont think it could be done much better in a single book to an epic tale that Sanderson didnt create.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Fears alleviated

    I found myself sucked into The Wheel of Time about 17 years ago when a fellow soldier handed it to me in the barracks while saying, "Hey. You like to read don't you?" After all these years of waiting year after year for the next installment, my fears about the Grand Finale have at last been alleviated despite my worries about the series and the family of Robert Jordan. The only drawback to this is that I have now been drawn into yet another author to chase after as I anxiously await everything published by Brandon Sanderson just as I have awaited each and every Wheel of Time installment.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Great book

    Great prelog cant wait to read the whole thing. Sucks it not on ebook yet

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Great Book

    Finally the ending, it was very good, couldn't put the book down. Thought Sanderson did a good job at wrapping up the series.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Very excellent Prologue

    This prologue is very different from the other Wheel of Time books. Given that it is the last one, the pace is quite fast all things considered. I enjoyed it however and think it will fit the rest of the book just fine once I read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Why can't I buy this book???

    The sample of the book was awesome, but its after the release date and the full version is still not available. Why??? I have been waiting forever for it! :(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Can't purchase the whole book i purchased the prologue so shows up as purchased Need Heip

    How can i purchase if i purchased prologue

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Love it

    I was worried about a new author, but it really does hold up.

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