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Publisher Description

The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV!

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

Elayne, Aviendha, and Mat come ever closer to the bowl ter'angreal that may reverse the world's endless heat wave and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather all manner of women who can channel--Sea Folk, Windfinders, Wise Ones, and some surprising others. And above all, Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael, in the shadows of Shadar Logoth, where the blood-hungry mist, Mashadar, waits for prey.

TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD,” the Netflix series “Hemlock Grove,” and the NBC series “Chuck.” Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." —Variety

The Wheel of Time®
New Spring: The Novel
#1 The Eye of the World
#2 The Great Hunt
#3 The Dragon Reborn
#4 The Shadow Rising
#5 The Fires of Heaven
#6 Lord of Chaos
#7 A Crown of Swords
#8 The Path of Daggers
#9 Winter's Heart
#10 Crossroads of Twilight
#11 Knife of Dreams

By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
#12 The Gathering Storm
#13 Towers of Midnight
#14 A Memory of Light

By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson
The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons
The Wheel of Time Companion

By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk
Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Kate Reading
hr min
October 31
Macmillan Audio

Customer Reviews

gruder ,

Better than expected

The Crown of Swords is different than the other books, in a few ways. It does start with the aftermath of Dumai's Wells, as seen from the viewpoints of secondary characters, and offers some great (further) insight into those characters. Everyone is shaken and trying to make sense of the developments at the Wells, namely the first open use of saidin as a weapon in over 3000 years. There are several large questions answered, one huge development, and some vague results. In the interest of spoiler control that's all I'll say.

The book ends the part of the Wheel of Time that is predominantly mystical, or fantasy. Some major complaints of some books are that they're too 'political' or slow, which is the Game of Houses taking over the story. The part of the series where the One Power is a mystery, discoveries are just fairy tales, and the world is still being explained ends with this book, but in a great way.

If you want to get the most out of the Wheel of Time, read the books several times, then listen to the audio. But only listen to the Unabridged versions: the abridgedments are a joke. Kramer and Reading are outstanding narrators, dramatize the characters excellently, and add a great element to the story.

Fairlane ,

Crown of Swords

The book started off differently than the others by going to different views of the ending of the last book. This was a rare look into the minds of some others that will be key players. I am entranced by the searies and have been awaiting book 8 for 6 months. there are many supprises in this book and they leave you wanting more, once again the personalitys that come out during the writing are right on cue. this has been the best series that i have Listened to and read. I only hope more is to come soon.

TheCoolHand ,


Not only a great read, but THANKS iTUNES FOR GETTING THE UNABRIDGED ONE, its so much better and i like the readers more too.

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