When Robert Jordan passed away in 2007, the final book of his Wheel of Time series remained unfinished. As one of the most cherished fantasy epics ever written, spanning nearly 20 years and 11 volumes, his wife Harriet McDougal (who was also his editor) called upon author Brandon Sanderson to help complete her husband’s work and bring a conclusion to the Wheel of Time saga. His unfinished work, A Memory of Light, was so extensive in scope of story that it will be released in three parts, the first of which, The Gathering Storm, will be released by Tor/Macmillan in just 5 days on October 27th. You can find it in your local bookstores on Tuesday or you can pre-order it now on Amazon.com.
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.
Be sure to check out The Gathering Storm and, if you haven’t already, read the series. It’s never too late to start! While you are waiting, check out Team Jordan, as they have come to be called, as they talk briefly about the task of gathering and putting together Jordan’s notes to complete the Wheel of Time series.