From America's premier fantasy writer—#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Crossroads of Twilight —comes an expanded version of his novella "New Spring," first published in the Legends collection.Read more...
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"Expanded from a story that first appeared in Robert Silverberg's anthology Legends (1998), Jordan's eagerly awaited prequel to The Wheel of Time, the first of a projected three, more than lives up to its high expectations. ... Written with all the skill that has made Jordan one of the grand masters of fantasy, it's accessible enough for new readers, while the inside information is sure to captivate longtime fans. ... Even better, the narrative is flush with answers to mysteries only hinted at in Wheel (what was the test for Aes Sedai, what was "the Vileness") and with little details aimed at those in the know. Jordan buffs will be especially pleased to find the novel moves quickly.... - — Publishers Weekly
"Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal. The evil laced into the forces of good, the dangers latent in any promised salvation bears the marks of American national experience during the last three decades." - — The New York Times
"For sheer imagination and storytelling skill....The Wheel of Time now rivals Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings." - — Publishers Weekly (starred review)