Labor Day weekend saw five major Wheel of Time announcements in anticipation of the Oct. 27th release of The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson, Book Twelve in the Wheel of Time® and the first of three novels concluding the legendary series.
The below announcements were made live at DragonCon in Atlanta on Friday, Sept. 4th, at 9:30 pm, at a special Wheel of Time track Opening
- CHAPTER ONE of The Gathering Storm NOW AVAILABLE to read on Tor.com! Tor.com Registration (free) required, and excerpt remains on the site through end of October. An audio version is also available via the same link.
- DragonCon attendees at the live announcement received a limited edition broad sheet of Chapter One.
- THE PROLOGUE to The Gathering Storm will be available as eBook purchase for $2.99, beginning Sept. 17th, from all major online vendors.
- EBOOKS of the ENTIRE Wheel of Time series will release from Tor, beginning with The Eye of the World on Oct. 27th. Subsequent books in the series to be released on a monthly basis after that. The text has been optimized for the ebook reading experience and retain all illustrations and maps from the physical books.
This marks the first time eBooks will be released from the Wheel of Time.
- ORIGINAL ARTWORK – new “cover art” by different award-winning artists – has been commissioned by Tor for each of the forthcoming WoT eBooks. Yes, each eBook will contain brand new art. Details on the artists of the first four books below:
The Eye of the World, David Grove, Illustrators Hall of Fame, known for work in National Geographic, advertising, and movie posters including Something Wicked This Way Comes and The Outsiders.
The Great Hunt, Kekai Kotaki, Spectrum award winner. Lead Concept Artist for ArenaNet on Guild Wars 2.
The Dragon Reborn, Donato Giancola, Multiple Spectrum and Hugo Award Winner, and Hamilton King award winner.
The Shadow Rising, Sam Weber, Society of Illustrators and Spectrum award winner.
- STORM LEADERS – Dragonmount, the largest Wheel of Time fan site, announced an exciting never-before-offered program for WoT fans in conjunction with The Gathering Storm national tour: http://www.dragonmount.com/News/?p=641
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