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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.

The Seanchan invasion force is in possession of Ebou Dar. Nynaeve, Elayne, and Aviendha head for Caemlyn and Elayne's rightful throne, but on the way they discover an enemy much worse than the Seanchan.

In Illian, Rand vows to throw the Seanchan back as he did once before. But signs of madness are appearing among the Asha'man.

In Ghealdan, Perrin faces the intrigues of Whitecloaks, Seanchan invaders, the scattered Shaido Aiel, and the Prophet himself. Perrin's beloved wife, Faile, may pay with her life, and Perrin himself may have to destroy his soul to save her.

Meanwhile the rebel Aes Sedai under their young Amyrlin, Egwene al'Vere, face an army that intends to keep them away from the White Tower. But Egwene is determined to unseat the usurper Elaida and reunite the Aes Sedai. She does not yet understand the price that others--and she herself--will pay.

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

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#12 The Gathering Storm
#13 Towers of Midnight
#14 A Memory of Light

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At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2010
May 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
608
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tom Doherty Associates
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
4.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Rob Sketcherman ,

This is a slower one..

Although a fan of fantasy series, I’d somehow never heard of the Wheel of Time until news of Amazon Prime shooting the series. I LOVE good sprawling epics with worlds that pop into life, stocked with great characters, and the promise of 14 in this series made me settle in with glee, so I started getting through the books one after the other a few weeks ago.

Most volumes spend the entire book weaving characters together and setting the scene for an epic battle in the final chapters. 8 books in, there are so many threads woven by the Wheel that it takes time to pick up and follow the patterns of each development.

This book does not follow previous templates, but I’m guessing the next book will explain what happened. Nice to break the monotony of that particular plot rhythm too.

Yes, I have to commend Robert Jordan for creating so many strong main female characters, but now wonder if he actually knew many women well.

While the author does a really good job fleshing out his world in intriguing detail, my major gripe is how, without fail, EVERY SINGLE female character “plants fists on her hips” at some point. Every single one. Actually, at regular intervals too. I do not know a single woman who actually does this. It’s so cartoony I groan every time this phrase pops up yet again every few chapters. They get a little 1 dimensional after a bit, but there are yet more books to go. We’ll see.

Ah well….while the pace sometimes plods, I’m too far in to stop now, and have to see how things end so Book 9, here I come.

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