Thursday, 30 July 2009


Dragonmount has the first review of the twelfth Wheel of Time novel, The Gathering Storm. According to the review, Brandon Sanderson has done a stellar job of continuing the series and has delivered a more focused and intense novel than some other recent ones in the series. In particular, it sounds like it delivers some much-needed attention on the series' central character, Rand al'Thor, who has taken a backseat role in the previous two novels in the sequence.

The novel is published on 5 November 2009 and will almost certainly be the biggest-selling fantasy novel of this year.


Longasc said...

I am disappointed. He read the book, felt the need to tell us that, but nothing more.

And the novel is great, of course. Backed up by... zero facts and almost no personal impressions.

I will refrain from using harsher words, but this review/report/impression is a worthless nerdgasm.

OnlyTheBestSciFi/Fantasy said...

@ Longasc

I don't really agree. I am VERY happy that Jason chose not to post anything beyond what he did as I would have read whatever is there, and I don't want to read any spoilers before having the book in my hands. There were a number of personal impressions, both implicit and explicit, and generally I thought it was a fun post.

Thanks for linking to this. *wipes foam off mouth*