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The Gathering Storm : Wheel Of Time Series : Book 12 (US Edition) - Robert Jordan

The Gathering Storm

Wheel Of Time Series : Book 12 (US Edition)

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Published: 28th September 2010
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Tarmon Gai'don, the Last Battle, looms. And mankind is not ready.

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, "New York Times" bestselling author of the Mistborn books, 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, and so Tor proudly presents The Gathering Storm as the first of three novels that will cover the outline left by Robert Jordan, chronicling Tarmon Gai'don and Rand al'Thor's final confrontatino 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, the preeminent fantasy epic of our era.

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.

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4.0

great series

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  • Compelling Characters
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Great For Any Age

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    "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."--"The New York Times" on The Wheel of Time

    "The Wheel of Time . . . is a fantasy tale seldom equaled and still less often surpassed in English."--"Chicago Sun-Times"

    "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."--Orson Scott Card on The Wheel of Time

    Brandon Sanderson

    Brandon Sanderson was born in Nebraska in 1975. Since then he has written the Mistborn series, amongst others, become a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author and been hailed as the natural successor to Robert Jordan, indeed he was appointed by Jordan's estate to complete Jordan's Wheel of Times. He lives in Utah.

    CLICK HERE To see the full Wheel of time Series by Robert Jordan

    Visit Brandon Sanderson's Booktopia Author Page


    Robert Jordan

    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 TimeĀ®, 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.

    Named as Robert Jordan's natural successor, Brandon Sanderson continued to write and complete the Wheel Of Time Series with the following books:

    The Gathering Storm : Wheel Of Time Book 12

    Towers of Midnight : Wheel Of Time Book 13

    A Memory of Light : Wheel Of Time Book 14

    Visit Robert Jordan's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9780765341532
    ISBN-10: 0765341530
    Series: Wheel of Time
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 1098
    Published: 28th September 2010
    Publisher: TOR BOOKS
    Dimensions (cm): 17.018 x 10.668  x 4.826
    Weight (kg): 0.52