The Gathering Storm (Paperback)

Author: Jordan, Robert

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"The Gathering Storm" is the first of three books that will complete the struggle against the Shadow, bringing to a close a journey begun almost 20 years ago and marking the conclusion of The Wheel of Time, created by Jordan and completed by Sanderson.


Publisher Tor Books
Mfg Part# 9780765341532
SKU 214983869
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0765341530
Release Date 9/28/2010
Author Info
Robert Jordan
As a child, Robert Jordan (born James Oliver Rigney, Jr.) was exposed to writing by his older brother, who read Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and Mark Twain to him while babysitting. At the age of 20, Jordan went to Vietnam, eventually serving two tours of duty and receiving several decorations. After the war, he earned a degree in physics at the Citadel, a military college, and became a nuclear engineer for the Navy. Starting in 1984, Jordan wrote a series of eight well-received books based on the Conan the Barbarian character created by Robert E. Howard in 1932. Toward the end of this series, Jordan began work on the books upon which his name will ultimately be remembered. THE EYE OF THE WORLD, published in 1990, is the first book in his massive Wheel of Time series. Averaging between 700 and 1,000 pages, each new volume in this series seems to outsell its predecessor. Projected to span a total of 10 volumes, the Wheel of Time is often cited as the closest an American has come to writing a fantasy epic as well-rounded as Tolkien's THE LORD OF THE RINGS. In the meantime, Jordan has written westerns, historical novels, dance criticism, and other non-fiction work under several different pseudonyms.
"STORM [has] a terrific sense of urgency--the book's 700-plus pages go by in a flash--and a blessed willingness to tie up loose ends."
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Annotation After the death of Robert Jordan, devoted fans of his Wheel of Time series wondered if--and how--the epic saga might be concluded. The fantasy author's editor and wife, Harriet McDougal, chose acclaimed novelist Brandon Sanderson to write the 12th book in the series. Though presumed to be the conclusion, A MEMORY OF LIGHT proved too much for a single volume, and the saga will total 14 books, with THE GATHERING STORM marking the first part of the concluding trilogy. Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, prepares to fight the Dark One at the Last Battle, but he cannot do it alone. Though the nations are divided, he hopes to create a unified force to fight the evil army. However, the Dark One, the surviving (and resurrected) Forsaken, and their minions aren't Rand's only enemies: the Seanchan still threaten to overtake the land, and a menace lurks inside him as well. Meanwhile, Jordan's emphasis on strong female characters--often a rarity in high fantasy--continues with THE GATHERING STORM's focus on Egwene, who leads the Aes Sedai rebels. Rand's fight may fulfill prophecy, but Egwene's own struggle also has the ability to change the future of their world.
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Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 1098
Publisher Tor Books
Series Part 12

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