The Gathering Storm: Book Twelve of the Wheel of Time

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Tom Doherty Associates, Oct 27, 2009 - Fiction - 784 pages
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Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of TimeŽ 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.

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, and now Stormlight Archive, among others, was chosen by Jordan's editor--his wife, Harriet McDougal--to complete the final volume, later expanded to three books.

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.

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

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User Review  - RalphLagana - LibraryThing

I was, like most, fearful about how this would be with a new writer at the helm. I almost feel that in some ways having Sanderson forced to step in, with the untimely and sad parting of Jordan, was a ... Read full review

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User Review  - renbedell - LibraryThing

Made it this far in the series and it is completely worth it. Amazing book, so many great moments. You actually feel the Last Battle coming and I cannot hold back my excitement! Read full review

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Contents

MAPS
12
What the Storm Means
17
1 Tears from Steel
49
2 The Nature of Pain
64
3 The Ways of Honor
81
4 Nightfall
92
5 A Tale of Blood
97
6 When Iron Melts
112
27 The Tipsy Gelding
400
28 Night in Hinderstap
420
29 Into Bandar Eban
443
30 Old Advice
457
31 A Promise to Lews Therin
468
32 Rivers of Shadow
489
33 A Conversation with the Dragon
512
34 Legends
522

7 The Plan for Arad Doman
121
8 Clean Shirts
136
9 Leaving Malden
155
10 The Last of the Tabac
168
11 The Death of Adrin
180
12 Unexpected Encounters
191
13 An Offer and a Departure
212
14 A Box Opens
227
15 A Place to Begin
234
16 In the White Tower
249
17 Questions of Control
275
18 A Message in Haste
285
19 Gambits
294
20 On a Broken Road
311
21 Embers and Ash
325
22 The Last That Could Be Done
338
23 A Warp in the Air
357
24 A New Commitment
362
25 In Darkness
378
26 A Crack in the Stone
385
35 A Halo of Blackness
536
36 The Death of Tuon
550
37 A Force of Light
562
38 News in Telaranrhiod
581
39 A Visit from Verin Sedai
598
40 The Tower Shakes
618
41 A Fount of Power
634
42 Before the Stone of Tear
654
43 Sealed to the Flame
664
44 Scents Unknown
684
45 The Tower Stands
702
46 To Be Forged Again
714
47 The One He Lost
728
48 Reading the Commentary
741
49 Just Another Man
749
50 Veins of Gold
755
Bathed in Light
761
GLOSSARY
767
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About the author (2009)

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 TimeŽ, 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. In addition to completing Robert Jordan's The Wheel of TimeŽ, he is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn trilogy, Warbreaker, The Alloy of Law, The Way of Kings, Rithmatist, and Steelheart. He won the 2013 Hugo Award for "The Emperor's Soul," a novella set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris.

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