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 make up A Memory of Light. 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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While some purists will always have trouble with The Gathering Storm and subsequent novels due to Sanderson, he does a wonderful job stepping into Jordan’s shoes and helps pump new life into the series.Read Full Review of The Gathering Storm | See more reviews from Blog Critics
Though fans may miss Jordan’s subtle touch and have difficulty adjusting to the feel of certain characters, the heart of the Wheel of Time world is still there.Read Full Review of The Gathering Storm
There has been much hype and anticipation surrounding the release of this book --- and I could dare say that it may not have had enough.Read Full Review of The Gathering Storm
Team Jordan is savvy enough to figure out that we must leaven the sourness of bottom-hitting-avec-vague-promise-of-future triumph with the sweetness of actual triumph, and thus I am sated.Read Full Review of The Gathering Storm
...I may not be entirely sure how I feel about some of what happened in The Gathering Storm, whether it was Jordan’s work or Sanderson’s one thing’s for sure, it’s going to be a doozy of a recap but there is no doubt that I’m damn glad they wrote it.Read Full Review of The Gathering Storm
If, like me, you're a Robert Jordan fan that's greeted the release of each new Wheel of Time book with growing skepticism and trepidation, I will even more gladly tell you to read The Gathering Storm. You won't hate it.Read Full Review of The Gathering Storm
"The Gathering Storm" is the best installment in the Wheel of Time series since the third novel, "The Dragon Reborn," and will not leave fans disappointed.Read Full Review of The Gathering Storm
If you’ve grown tired of the series (and I know there are some who have), I would really suggest giving this book a shot. It brings back the feeling I had reading those first few Wheel of Time books for the first time.Read Full Review of The Gathering Storm
Elliott keeps it all under immaculate control, switching tracks at just the right moment, keeping each discreet element moving forward, steadily ratcheting up the tension level which achieves 'edge-of-the-seat' intensity by the climax of the novel.Read Full Review of The Gathering Storm
Despite some slow and confusing moments, The Gathering Storm is one of the best paced and exciting novels in the Wheel of Time series in quite a long time.Read Full Review of The Gathering Storm
From page one, I found myself devouring each and every page of The Gathering Storm, desperate for more.Read Full Review of The Gathering Storm
So is this book everything I was hoping it would be? Yeah, pretty much. I have no major complaints about it and it gives me a lot of hope that I will see the series wrapped up in the spectacular fashion that it deserves.Read Full Review of The Gathering Storm
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