The Complete Wheel of Time Omnibus by Robert & Brandon Sanderson Jordan Year: Genre: Epic Fantasy The Wheel of Time, Robert. New Spring. Wheel of Time (Series). Robert Jordan Author (). cover image of By Grace and Banners Fallen: Prologue to A Memory of Light. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Expanded from a story that first appeared in Robert Silverberg's anthology Legends (), Jordan's eagerly.
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Power that turned the Wheel of Time and drove the universe. The air of Kandor held the sharpness of new spring when Lan returned to the lands where he. New Spring the Graphic Novel - Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WHEEL OF TIME The world of THE WHEEL OF. The Wheel of. Time. By. Robert Jordan .. he air of Kandor held the sharpness of new spring when Lan returned to the lands where he had always known he.
And it was half the size! These are real, relatable, and strong characters that readers can't help but trust. New Spring 1. Well, welcome to the prequel of the Wheel of Time, I say: The novel also explains how Moiraine and Siuan witnessed a prophecy of the Dragon's rebirth and came to begin investigating the Karaethon Cycle , the Prophecies of the Dragon , decades before discovering Rand al'Thor.
I waffled between two and three stars for ages, but I'm going with two, I think, for a couple of reasons. One, what is the arc here? It's sort of Moiraine becoming a real Aes Sedai, but there isn't really any emotional development on her part.
She is the same person before she passes the test for the shawl as she is after. I liked that person for the first half, then she did some questionable shit, and I stopped feeling so charitably towards her. Plus, Okay, so, two and a half star book, for me. Plus, there was all this gross sex stuff with Lan and the Malkieri that I just found really unappealing, and I don't care what Jordan was trying to do with it, gender roles reversing, blah blah blah, it just annoyed the hell out of me and me feel worse about everybody.
Google "carneira" and "Wheel of Time" and see if it doesn't make all the blood vessels in your head explode. Yay, culturally sanctioned rape! Whoops, spoiler alert. The book begins the day Rand is born, with the end of the Aiel War, and Moiraine and Siuan witnessing a sister having a Foretelling, that the Dragon Reborn is currently being born on the Dragonmount. They, along with the Amyrlin, are the only ones who know of the Foretelling, as the sister promptly dies immediately afterwards.
The rest of the book features Moiraine and Siuan insinuating themselves into the hunt for the Dragon Reborn, which is undertaken in secrecy, but of course the Black Ajah gets wind of it, and Black Ajah fuckery abounds.
Most of the book is taken up with Aes Sedai political maneuvering veiled in Jordan's typical manner.
If that doesn't drive you absolutely bonkers, you might enjoy this book. It felt more behind the scenes than the Aes Sedai stuff normally does.
Maybe Jordan felt he could go into a bit more detail since this was a prequel. Do we never get to see any of our regular main characters pass the test and "officially" earn the shawl? Which is another super annoying thing: Why did he agree to be her Warder.
If she wanted a damn apology, she should have just fucking asked for one instead of sending plagues of bitey insects at him every night for a week. And talking about taming him all the time! And Lan! You stupid fucker!
I used to like both of them! Overall, mixed bag of a book. I love Siuan. I loved the first half with her friendship with Moiraine, which felt real to me. I liked seeing all the behind the scenes White Tower stuff, and how they reacted to the Foretelling. I did NOT like the middle part that dragged a bunch and nothing happened.
Did not like Moiraine being a huge asshole leaving a woman to be gang-raped is not justice, Moiraine, even if she meant the recipient of it to be you. I did not like all the gross rapey shit with Lan. I did not like how they met or that they are now stuck with each other.
At least lots of stuff happened here. And it was half the size! Apr 03, Aiden Anderson rated it really liked it.
I read the rest of the series beforehand, but skipped this prequel.
Loved being back in the WoT world! It wasn't the best of the series and I wasn't expecting it to be , but it was fun seeing many of the characters when they were younger and to read Jordan's writing again! Image from the WoT graphic novel series.
Image from the book. View 2 comments. Apr 04, Andreas rated it really liked it Shelves: This novel is the prequel to the Wheel of Time series. This was 22 years after I read the first novel in the series. Quite a journey for 14 novels, hum? Though I consider myself a light fan of this series, I never have read the short story New Spring when Ro This novel is the prequel to the Wheel of Time series.
Though I consider myself a light fan of this series, I never have read the short story New Spring when Robert Silverberg collected a few novellas in his anthology Legends in New Spring is the extended version of the novella. It was published somewhere between book 10 Crossroads of Twilight and 11 Knife of Dreams which were the last two books in the series to appear while Jordan was alife. Reading this short novel is, I assume, a journey back home for me. I think this was the character which most of all drew me into the series, as I thought of him as Aragorn from LotR, as Allanon from Shannara, or maybe as Lancelot from the Arthurian saga.
Oh joy, when I read the first chapter with exactly this protagonist going for the Aiel. Does this sound sesquipedalian, maybe a touch to epic?
Well, welcome to the prequel of the Wheel of Time, I say: Then we meet Moiraine Damodred, still fresh and young, shivering in the cold, and obviously not yet an Aes Sedai. Later Amyrlin Siuan Sanche is on her side serving the Amyrlin and the Keeper in a most prominent situation, the foretelling of the Dragon Reborn. More interesting to me was the battle in the background, the last and decisive battle of the Aiel war, the so called "Battle of the Shining Walls" - the whole war being a revenge act for the "treekillers".
That was where Tham al'Thor found his son, the series's main protagonist Rand al'Thor - a fact which isn't mentioned in the novel at all. In between a tiny bit of action, lots of shuffling around of Aes Sedaian coming-of-age and very many names which are mostly known from the series and are mainly targeted to fans of the series.
For example, don't miss out Elyas Machera, a wolf brother who had a prominent role in the first book of the series and is still a Warder here. Also, enter Cadsuane: Moiraine's naivety with top secrets of the White Tower view spoiler [e.
Lan's willingness to be bound came too sudden for me. Previously he was all like "never work with Aes Sedai, they might bind you", then one long afternoon and a small talk and he acknowledged without really knowing how that would work out. I gave the novel 4 stars. I wouldn't recommend it to readers who don't know the series because of all the name dropping.
I also don't know at what stage in reading I'd recommend it - certainly not after book one, because narration is uncertain and your view as a reader would change too much if read too early. But maybe a few books later in the series when you've got a better understanding about the setting in general.
Best might be in publication order, i. Or like me after reading the whole thingy. When you want to re-read the whole series, it would be a good idea to start with New Spring. It also relates how Lan Mandragoran met Moiraine. It explains why they decided to find the 'Dragon Reborn. It does fill in some history. However, the reader will not find this novel as exciting a Prequel 'New Spring', a short book written after book ten in the 'Wheel of Time' series, is the story of how Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche became Aes Sedai.
However, the reader will not find this novel as exciting as the official first book, The Dragon Reborn. In all honesty, if I had read 'New Spring' first, I may have not continued with the series. Reading it out of order as I did, though, I liked it and it was interesting as a backstory. There are no beginnings or endings in the wheel of time but this is an ending.
The prequel was the only book I hadn't read listened to. It was enjoyable. Kramer and Reading are just two of the best narrators out there. The book itself while classic wheel of time was disappointing. If you're a WOT fan, and I am but see it's many flaws keeping it from being the GO There are no beginnings or endings in the wheel of time but this is an ending.
I think I would have liked it more earlier on. Somewhere after book 3 but before book For the record and upside I only counted one braid tug in this book and it was from a man!
Aug 11, Arnis rated it liked it. Io inizialmente volevo conservarlo come ultimissimo libro per tamponare l'eventuale senso di smarrimento dopo Memoria di luce. Quali solo le dinamiche interne delle Ajah?
Come si ottiene lo scialle? Com'erano rimaste Siuan e Moiraine prima di dividersi? Se anche voi siete giunti al fatidico bivio, fateci un pensierino. Moirane, Lan and Siuan are three of the most important characters in the whole of the Wheel of Time, but we mainly watch their course from a distance, with the writer very rarely giving us their own perspective and thus a closer look to their thoughts and to their feelings.
This omission is somehow corrected by this book that is also taking us the beginning of the story. There we meet Moiraine at an earlier age as an Accepted in the White Tower, shortly before gain the title of Aes Sedai, along w Moirane, Lan and Siuan are three of the most important characters in the whole of the Wheel of Time, but we mainly watch their course from a distance, with the writer very rarely giving us their own perspective and thus a closer look to their thoughts and to their feelings.
There we meet Moiraine at an earlier age as an Accepted in the White Tower, shortly before gain the title of Aes Sedai, along with her friend Siuan. Naturally, 20 years ago, her personality is completely different, she is more immature, more insecure, less serious, moody, emotionally weaker, yet having the same determination to do what she needs.
Siuan has the same immaturity and insecurity, but the basic ingredients of her character were the same as in the main series. Their friendship in this first stage is very strong, with this emotional bonding being described to us in a very beautiful way by the writer.
In the hard training they have to undergo, this friendship give them power that they need too much when they learn about the beginning of fulfilling the prophecy for the rebirth of the Dragon, and finally understand the important role they have to play.
Through their experience in the White Tower we learn a lot of things about the conditions in which women are trained and the customs of the Aes Sedai, which of course makes this book even more interesting. On the other hand Lan, at this age, he is already the hard and serious warrior we know, the one who submits wholeheartedly to duty and sworn to die for it.
The only difference he may have is perhaps more laxity, his distrust in Aes Sedai but also the forced engagement with the - pleasant - customs of his lost motherland. The latter also gives the writer the opportunity to bring us some of these customs and to talk to us about the rather relaxed sexual morals of Kandor.
His encounter with Moirane is rather unexpected and at first their relationship does not seem to go so well but when the forces of the Dark One make their appearance and they give their first common battle against them they understand that they must ally themselves to help saving the world by finding the Dragon Reborn. Generally, a very interesting book, slightly different in style than the books of the main series, is filling some gaps, shows us some more aspects of this fantastic world and above all gives us the opportunity to follow in an interesting story some of our favorite heroes.
As far as I know the author had the intention of writing a series of such smaller books that would show some other aspects of the story but unfortunately the illness prevented him and we were deprived of a series of such small masterpieces that would grow a bit more the epic scale of his work.
The wheel, however, turns as it pleases and eventually allowed only that to became written, so let's read it and enjoy it without thinking about anything else. Mar 12, Giota rated it liked it Shelves: Hardcore WoT fans claim this is half as good as the lesser WoT books and if that's true there's a slight possibility I might like WoT better that 'The Song of Ice and Fire', which at the moment is, in my humble opinion, the best fantasy book.
New Spring was clearly setting up the world so the first half of it was both uneventful and lectury, a recipe for boring, but once Moiraine got on the road things really picked up. I can't wait to see more of her and Lan, they are such complex, deep and myst Hardcore WoT fans claim this is half as good as the lesser WoT books and if that's true there's a slight possibility I might like WoT better that 'The Song of Ice and Fire', which at the moment is, in my humble opinion, the best fantasy book.
I can't wait to see more of her and Lan, they are such complex, deep and mysterious characters. Those who have read at least the first few books of the WoT series. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Throughout the series, the Two Rivers folk are emphasized more than any others, which makes sense because they are extremely important.
However, Moiraine and Lan are extremely important as well. Without Moiraine, the Two Rivers folk never would have left the Two Rivers, and, even worse, Rand wouldn't have been given his chance to save the world as the Dragon Reborn. Moiraine and Lan are crucial to the Wheel of Time storyline, and reading about their beginnings helped me to respect them so much m Throughout the series, the Two Rivers folk are emphasized more than any others, which makes sense because they are extremely important.
Moiraine and Lan are crucial to the Wheel of Time storyline, and reading about their beginnings helped me to respect them so much more. They are strong, good people; people of noble birth who are willing to dedicate their lives to saving the world.
It was also fun reading about the relationship between Suian and Moiraine. All the Aes Sedai nonsense of being completely calm at all times gets on my nerves at times; it's refreshing to be reminded that they really do have emotions and real, stable relationships. Moiraine and Suian may have been giggly Accepted while in the Tower, but later on they become the epitomy of Aes Sedai--but they are more dedicated to their causes rather than their titles.
Suian and Moiraine both made something of themselves, and I don't think the world could have made it to the Last Battle without them. And, you can't forget Lan in all of this. It still seems strange to me that he allowed Moiraine to bond him; to some, it may have seemed like he abandoned all of his duties as the uncrowned king of Malkier when he gave in to Moiraine's leadership. But Lan is a wise young man, and he knows where his skills and influence will have the most effect.
Lan is a quiet, steady, and strong force for good, a person the Light needs desperately. These three characters, Moiraine, Suian, and Lan, are fast becoming some of my most favorite characters. Two of them may be coniving Aes Sedai, but each is dedicated to the greater good, no matter what the costs.
And more importantly, each comes with his or her own set of personalities and skills. These are real, relatable, and strong characters that readers can't help but trust. With those three to guide the youngesters, the world will be in good hands. I think the end of this cycle will be more glorious than any other turn of the Wheel, because when this Age fades into a new age, the world will be a better place than it ever has been.
No one is going to have to rectify the mistakes of past lives; the next leaders won't have to overcome the horrors of their past. Instead, they will get to start off with a good beginning. Thought I'd better read this prequel before finishing the last book in the Wheel Of Time series, especially because I feel like it's important to know how Moiraine, Lan and Siuan started out and how they met etc.
This was a great story overall, helped mostly by the fact that Siuan and Moiraine are brilliant characters through and through. I was really surprised that we went as far back to see them being raised to Aes Sedai. Would've loved to see more of The White Tower a bit later up t 3. Would've loved to see more of The White Tower a bit later up the timeline, the process of Siuan becoming The Amyrlin Seat in particular, but really this was focused on Moiraine and Lan so I'll take what we got of Siuan.
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You can change your ad preferences anytime. Upcoming SlideShare. Like this presentation? Why not share! An annual anal Embed Size px. The first paperback edition of New Spring , released on June 13, , gave readers the first look at Knife of Dreams Book 11 , as it featured an advance excerpt of part of the prologue of Knife of Dreams.
New Spring describes events which take place twenty years before the events of The Eye of the World Book 1. It is set primarily in Tar Valon and the Borderlands , specifically Kandor. The novel also explains how Moiraine and Siuan witnessed a prophecy of the Dragon's rebirth and came to begin investigating the Karaethon Cycle , the Prophecies of the Dragon , decades before discovering Rand al'Thor.
It is also the first of Jordan's works to be adapted to graphic novel format. Issue 1 was published in July Issue 2 was to be published sometime in September It is planned to run eight issues total. Martin and published by Red Eagle Entertainment. The comics are adapted by Chuck Dixon, drawn by Mike S. All eight issues were collected and re-released together as a single graphic novel in January It includes extra bonus material of developmental art, script pages, and correspondence between Jordan and Dixon.
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