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The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm

(Book #12 in The Wheel of Time series)

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Book Overview: The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm, the twelfth novel in Jordan's #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, begins the story's dramatic conclusion as Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle.

With Robert Jordan's untimely passing in 2007, Brandon Sanderson, the New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn novels and the Stormlight Archive, was chosen by Jordan's editor--his wife, Harriet McDougal--to complete the final volume in The Wheel of Time®, later expanded to three books.

War is coming. The Dark One's forces are brutal and unrelenting. Rand must forge a united front, but the Seanchan remain an immediate threat, as do the Forsaken. With so many shadows swirling around him, Rand is consumed by his responsibilities, turning heartless in the eyes of his allies, and even more merciless to his enemies.

Meanwhile the Seanchan march on the White Tower, where Egwene al'Vere works to rally the disparate factions of the Aes Sedai together, even as their tyrannical leader schemes against her. Providing leadership in the face of increasing uncertainty and despair, Egwene's 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.

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time(R) by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The last six books in series were all instant #1 New York Times bestsellers, and The Eye of the World was named one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.

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Praise for Robert Jordan and The Wheel of Time®

"His huge, ambitious Wheel of Time series helped redefine the genre." --George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones

"Anyone who's writing epic of secondary world fantasy knows Robert Jordan isn't just a part of the landscape, he's a monolith within the landscape." --Patrick Rothfuss, author of the Kingkiller Chronicle series

"The Eye of the World was a turning point in my life. I read, I enjoyed. (Then continued on to write my larger fantasy novels.)" --Robin Hobb, author of the award-winning Realm of the Elderlings series

"Robert Jordan's work has been a formative influence and an inspiration for a generation of fantasy writers." --Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Way of Shadows

"Jordan's writing is so amazing! The characterization, the attention to detail!" --Clint McElroy, co-creator of the #1 podcast The Adventure Zone

"[Robert Jordan's] impact on the place of fantasy in the culture is colossal... He brought innumerable readers to fantasy. He became the New York Times bestseller list face of fantasy." --Guy Gavriel Kay, author of A Brightness Long Ago

"Robert Jordan was a giant of fiction whose words helped a whole generation of fantasy writers, including myself, find our true voices. I thanked him then, but I didn't thank him enough." --Peter V. Brett, internationally bestselling author of The Demon Cycle series

"I don't know anybody who's been as formative in crafting me as a writer as [Robert Jordan], and for that I will be forever grateful." --Tochi Onyebuchi, author of Riot Baby and War Girls

"I've mostly never been involved in any particular fandom, the one exception of course was The Wheel of Time." --Marie Brennan, author of the Memoirs of Lady Trent series

"I owe Robert Jordan so much. Without him, modern fantasy would be bereft of the expansive, deep worlds and the giant casts which I love so dearly. It's not often I can look at another author and say: that person paved my way. But such is exactly the case with Jordan." --Jenn Lyons, author of The Ruin of Kings

"You can't talk about epic fantasy without acknowledging the titanic influence Robert Jordan has had on the genre." --Jason Denzel, author of Mystic and founder of Dragonmount.com

"Jordan has come to dominate the world Tolkien began to reveal." -- The New York Times

"The Wheel of Time [is] rapidly becoming the definitive American fantasy saga. It is a fantasy tale seldom equaled and still less often surpassed in English." -- Chicago Sun-Times

"Hard to put down for even a moment. A fittingly epic conclusion to a fantasy series that many consider one of the best of all time." -- San Francisco Book Review

"The most ambitious American fantasy saga [may] also be the finest. Rich in detail and his plot is rich in incident. Impressive work, and highly recommended." -- Booklist

"Recalls the work of Tolkien." -- Publishers Weekly

"This richly detailed fantasy presents fully realized, complex adventure. Recommended." -- Library Journal

"Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal." -- The New York Times

"Jordan is able to take ... familiar elements and make them his own, in a powerful novel of wide and complex scope. Open religious and political conflicts add a gritty realism, while the cities and courts provide plenty of drama and splendor. Women have a stronger role than in Tolkien.... Each character in this large cast remains distinct.... Their adventures are varied, and exciting.... The Eye of the World stands alone as a fantasy epic." -- Locus

"Robert Jordan has created a fantasy world as tangible and credible as history. He has a fine eye for detail and a vivid sense of drama." -- Morgan Llewelyn

"Robert Jordan's The Eye of the World proves that there's still plenty of life in the ancient tradition of epic fantasy. Jordan has a powerful vision of good and evil-- but what strikes me as most pleasurable about The Eye of the World is all the fascinating people moving through a rich and interesting world." -- Orson Scott Card

"Jordan's world is rich in detail and his plot is rich in incident. Impressive work, and highly recommended." -- ALA Booklist

Born on December 19, 1975, in Lincoln, Nebraska, Brandon Sanderson is an American author renowned globally for his high fantasy works. Known for his intricate magic systems and well-developed characters, Sanderson stands as a household name in the realm of fantasy literature. He rose to unprecedented fame with his New York Times bestselling series, Mistborn and The Stormlight Archive, and his significant contribution to the successful completion of the late Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series. Sanderson's journey to becoming a prolific author began from Brigham Young University, where he received his Bachelor's degree in English. After a brief stint with biochemistry, he realized his true calling laid in the art of storytelling, prompting him to pursue a Master's degree in Creative Writing. In 2005, he published his debut work, Elantris, which received critical acclaim and signaled his arrival in the literary scene. Beyond his solo creations, Sanderson is revered for his commendable effort in continuing Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series after the author's sudden demise. Not only did he manage to retain the series' essence, but he also gave it a fitting conclusion that was praised by critics and fans alike. Today, alongside triumphing over diverse literary genres, Sanderson remains passionately involved in teaching creative writing at his Alma mater, Brigham Young University.
Robert Jordan, born James Oliver Rigney Jr. on October 17, 1948, was an esteemed American author, celebrated for his colossal contribution to the fantasy genre. In his eventful life, he served two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter gunner with the U.S. Army and went on to graduate from The Citadel, South Carolina's military college. An advocate for history, he spent time studying comparative mythology and the history of Ancient Europe, which would later serve as rich influences for his writing. Jordan's writing career was distinguished but is primarily synonymous with the 'Wheel of Time' series. Comprising 14 novels, this series epitomizes Jordan's gift for intricate world-building, complex characters, and intricate narrative structures. His meticulous approach to the weaving of storylines led not only to critical acclaim but also to a dedicated global fanbase. His works have been translated into multiple languages, evidencing the universal appeal of his narratives. Despite his untimely passing on September 16, 2007, Jordan's influence continues to resonate within the literary world. His deftly woven tales of adventure and courage have left an indelible mark on fantasy literature. Robert Jordan's legacy lies not just in the worlds he created but also in the inspiration his work provides to both readers and aspiring writers.

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