The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time Series #12)

The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time Series #12)

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by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
     
 

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"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 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." "The Gathering storm is the first

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"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 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." "The Gathering storm is the first of three novels that will cover the outline left by Robert Jordan, chronicling Tarmon Gai'don and Rand al'Thor's final confrontation with the Dark One. 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." "In this epic novel, Robert Jordan's 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 willbe, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times on The Wheel of Time
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.
Chicago Sun-Times
The Wheel of Time . . . is a fantasy tale seldom equaled and still less often surpassed in English.
Orson Scott Card on The Wheel of Time
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765341532
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Wheel of Time Series, #12
Pages:
1120
Sales rank:
69,535
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.78(d)

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