By Grace and Banners Fallen: Prologue to A Memory of Light

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By Grace and Banners Fallen: Prologue to A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466829848
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 09/19/2012
Series: Wheel of Time Series
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,185,979
File size: 563 KB

About the Author

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.

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. He is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn® trilogy and its sequels, The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, and The Bands of Mourning; the Stormlight Archive novels The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance; and other novels, including The Rithmatist and Steelheart. In 2013, he won a Hugo Award for Best Novella for The Emperor's Soul, set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. Additionally, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time® sequence.

Date of Birth:

October 17, 1948

Date of Death:

September 16, 2007

Place of Birth:

Charleston, South Carolina

Place of Death:

Charleston, South Carolina


B.S. in physics, The Citadel, 1974

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
WarderAK More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best series of all time
GimpNinja More than 1 year ago
Entirely too short for the cost and hype of the upcoming book. Story was well done but needed more depth
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sad to see the series end. This is truly a master pice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She waits, chained to a post.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the journey. Every single page.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Great prelog cant wait to read the whole thing. Sucks it not on ebook yet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally the ending, it was very good, couldn't put the book down. Thought Sanderson did a good job at wrapping up the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Fantasy_Phan More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ebook release date is apr. 18th, the hardcover release date was jan. 8th
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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! :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was worried about a new author, but it really does hold up.
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Amazing on every level