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New Spring: A Wheel of Time Prequel (Now a major TV series) (The Wheel of… (edition 2010)

by Robert Jordan (Author)

Series: The Wheel of Time (Prequel 1)

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For three days battle has raged in the snow around the great city of Tar Valon. In the city, a Foretelling of the future is uttered. On the slopes of Dragonmount, the immense mountain that looms over the city, is born an infant prophesied to change the world. That child must be found before the forces of the Shadow have an opportunity to kill him. Moiraine Damodred, a young Accepted soon to be raised to Aes Sedai, and Lan Mandragoran, a soldier fighting in the battle, are set on paths that will bind their lives together. But those paths are filled with complications and dangers, for Moiraine, of the royal House of Cairhien, whose king has just died, and Lan, considered the uncrowned king of a nation long dead, find their lives threatened by the plots of those seeking power.… (more)
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Title:New Spring: A Wheel of Time Prequel (Now a major TV series) (The Wheel of Time)
Authors:Robert Jordan (Author)
Info:Orbit (2010), Edition: 01, 417 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:fantasy

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New Spring by Robert Jordan

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New Spring is a prequel novel to The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.

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Moiraine Damodred and her best friend Siuan Sanche are both studying to become Aes Sedai, though they still have a way to go. By chance they witness a prophecy that speaks of the Dragon Reborn that piques their curiosity to say the least. But they are sworn to secrecy. That doesn't mean, though, that they can't try to do some investigating of their own. Meanwhile Lan Mandragoran is a commander in the Aiel War, but unforseeable consequences take him into the middle of political intrigue where he really doesn't want to be.

I got my hands on a collection of all The Wheel of Time books, and that collection starts with this novel. Which is fair enough because it is set before the main story, but it still probably wasn't the best choice to start the series with it.

Read more on my blog: https://kalafudra.com/2021/12/28/new-spring-robert-jordan/ ( )
  kalafudra | Jun 25, 2022 |
This book is so sadly mislabeled as a prequel. Yes, it does come before the WOT series, but a new reader can’t possibly understand why this particular story is so important without having read at least a few of the WOT books beforehand. For those who choose to start here the story is plodding and uneventful for most of the book until the action starts. For those in the know, the story is exciting from page one as it fills in the blanks only hinted at in the subsequent volumes and colors out the story beautifully.

This book goes back and picks up the history of Moiraine Damodred, Siuan Sanche, and Lan Mandragoran. While it explains Moiraine’s mission in the WOT it also allows us to see some history from the other side. The Aiel’s retreat for instance made for interesting reading as the history was told to Rand later on, but it takes on a whole new feel when seen through Lan’s eyes as it was happening. Another reason to avoid reading this first is the introduction of certain plot twists later in the series. Certain organizations, groups, and characters make for great thrill and suspense later in the series, but not if they are introduced before the adventure even begins.

Such a great book to be spoiled by its placement in the series.
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  Ireadwhatuwrite | Jun 23, 2022 |
Fun to step back into the world of the Wheel of Time. This book focuses almost exclusively on Aes Sedai and the White Tower, which I always enjoy. ( )
  Michael_J | Jun 2, 2022 |
Jórdana skrifar þessa bók sem inngang að seríunni "Wheel of Time" eftir að hafa hún hafði náð miklum vinsældum. Ágæt að miklu leyti en ber með sér að vera uppfyllingarefni í sögu og með persónur sem eru nú þegar fullskapaðar. Vantar því nokkuð upp á að halda sjálfstæðum söguþræði með tilhlýðilegri spennu. ( )
  SkuliSael | Apr 28, 2022 |
After reading the 14 books of the Wheel of Time series, you'd think I wouldn't be interested in reading a prequel to the series. And I wasn't. But I saw it as an audio book and decided to give it a try. It was written in 2004, when Jordan was having real problems moving the Wheel of Time series forward. It's not his best work, but if you've read the rest, you might as well read this. The end suggests to me that Jordan planned to write a sequel to it. ( )
  capewood | Mar 12, 2022 |
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Chan, JasonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kramer, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Reading, KateNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Russo, CarolCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sweet, Darrell K.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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For three days battle has raged in the snow around the great city of Tar Valon. In the city, a Foretelling of the future is uttered. On the slopes of Dragonmount, the immense mountain that looms over the city, is born an infant prophesied to change the world. That child must be found before the forces of the Shadow have an opportunity to kill him. Moiraine Damodred, a young Accepted soon to be raised to Aes Sedai, and Lan Mandragoran, a soldier fighting in the battle, are set on paths that will bind their lives together. But those paths are filled with complications and dangers, for Moiraine, of the royal House of Cairhien, whose king has just died, and Lan, considered the uncrowned king of a nation long dead, find their lives threatened by the plots of those seeking power.

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For three days, battle has raged around the city of Tar Valon. In the White Tower two young Accepted attend the Amyrlin Seat and her Keeper as they await word of the outcome. Purely by chance, Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche are on duty when the Keeper foretells the rebirth of the Dragon, the world's only hope of winning the fight against the Dark One.
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Moiraine, Suian, Lan join
Begin fight against Dark Lord
Dragon is reborn
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