What the Storm Means (Prologue to The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time Series #12)) [NOOK Book]

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The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. In the Prologue to The Gathering Storm, the first volume of the last trilogy of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time epic, 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 ...

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What the Storm Means (Prologue to The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time Series #12))

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Overview


The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. In the Prologue to The Gathering Storm, the first volume of the last trilogy of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time epic, 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.



As with the previous three titles in the Wheel of Time series, this prologue from Robert Jordan’s The Gathering Storm, completed by Brandon Sanderson, is available for sale before the book’s official release date (October 27, 2009).

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: 9781429952552
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/17/2009
  • Series: Wheel of Time Series
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 108,187
  • File size: 92 KB

Meet the Author

Robert  Jordan

Robert Jordan (October 17, 1948--September 16, 2007), a native of Charleston, South Carolina, is 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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  • Posted October 2, 2009

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    Long awaited

    I have just completed reading the first 11 books of this series in anticipation of the release of "The Gathering Storm". The first chapter of book 12 is intriguing. I will say, however, it will be an adjustment to get used to Sanderson's style. It differs quite a bit from Jordan. That's not a bad thing, just different. Like hearing a joke being told by one person and the punch line being told by another. As much as I hate to see this series come to an end, it will be nice to get one step closer to closure. I truly miss Robert Jordan (he was my all-time favorite fantasy writer), but after reading the first chapter from Mr. Sanderson, I am sure he will do the series proud.

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  • Posted September 17, 2009

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    Great opening

    This and chapter one have made me extremely excited for book 12. I only want to re read chapter one now that I have read this. Great job on Sanderson's part, picking up where Jordan left us in book 11. After reading both this and chapter 1 I can say with all confidence that Sanderson was a great choice to fill such large shoes.

    RIP RJ

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    To Hard Luck-

    Robert Jordan can't finish the series. As I understand it, he outlined the series, wrote books 1-11, then the prequel. He said he'd write until they put the nails in his coffin. A bit macabe but that's what happened. He died young. I don't envy Brandon Sanderson, he'll certainly have harsh critics. I'm reading book 12; I think he's done well. I want to finish the series but understand the changes and accept them. The ideas and plot are Jordan's.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2011

    don't waste your money

    it is the first chapter of the next book, so is just published separate as a way to scalp us for more money.... sad sad book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2010

    30 pages seems like rip off, teaser only

    So I thought I was getting a WHOLE lot more VERY disappointing how long till a BOOK or even a chapter is available??? Writing OK not the original author for sure but will read eventual book.

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  • Posted June 27, 2010

    Amazing!

    By far the best fantasy series ever written. Jordan's masterful creation is the epitome of epic fantasy. The characters, adventures and grandeur of his series are unrivaled.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

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    Hard luck

    I thought i was buying the whole book and i only got the prologue. I also read the first ll books and was looking forward to reading the book. Now i learn that it aint even Robert Jordan writing it, i have been away from the serious too long.

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2009

    Ridiculous

    I paid the cash and can't read it. Very much like reading this series in times past...

    0 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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