“The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning…”
Thus begins Robert Jordan’s epic work: The Wheel Of Time.
A brilliant story, weaving classic elements of fantasy along with, Asian, European and Hindu myth, the series began with the publication of The Eye of the World in 1990. Originally planned as a six-book series, the story quickly took on a life of its own, spanning eleven books by 2005. The twelfth and final book A Memory Of Light was underway when Jordan, who had been battling cardiac amyloidosis, a heart disease, passed away on 16 September 2007.
All was not lost however.
Knowing that he might not live to finish his grand tale, Jordan began to compile notes so that another author might finish the story for him. On 7 December 2007 the publisher Tor Books announced that Brandon Sanderson would complete the series based on Jordan’s notes.
On 30 March 2009 it was announced that due to the scope of the story and number of plot lines to be resolved, A Memory Of Light would be divided in to three volumes and the first (The Gathering Storm) has now been released.
The journey is long, and at times difficult, but this series is more than worth the effort. Why not pick up The Eye of the World and join Rand al’Thor and his companions as they search for the Dragon Reborn and make ready for Tarmon Gai’don…the Last Battle against the Dark One and his Forsaken.