The Gathering Storm, the twelfth book in the Wheel of Time series, debuted at the number one spot on the prestigious New York Times bestseller list. This is the fifth WoT novel to hold the spot, and the first time that author Brandon Sanderson has been there. Gathering Storm's appearance on the list ended a six or seven week reign that Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol had been holding onto.
Congratulations to Brandon Sanderson and "Team Jordan" for this outstanding effort and accomplishment. An
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The food was good, but the conversation was better. Some spoilers may or may not have been discussed, as we had decided as a group beforehand that we wanted to talk about TGS at the brunch, as we knew we wouldnâ€™t be able to do that at the signing. As it happened, the majority of us had finished the book by then (courtesy of the snowstorm canceling school and work for three days), or were
This is the fifth of our Storm Leader reports we'll be posting throughout the U.S. book tour for
Greetings from Da Frozen North! The signing in Minneapolis drew an impressive crowd of nearly 200 people, the first of whom, Eric, showed up at about 6:00 am after working a night shift.
Eric and Brandon
The event opened with a reading by Brandon from the first chapter of "The Gathering Storm," which was followed by a short Q & A session. In true Wheel of Time tradi
Tonight Brandon is signing books at one of his favorite bookseller locations: Sam Weller's in Salt Lake City, Utah. Once again, our Storm Leaders have setup a live feed for the event.
Every once in a while, Brandon will pause his signing to take a question from the internet. If you have a question you want him to answer, the preferred method of submitting it for this event is to use Twitter. Send your questions to Webcam chat at Ustream
The Storm Leaders from Denver have setup a live feed for the book signing at the Tattered Cover. It's already underway, but if you happen to be online for a few more hours, you can view it as it happens.
Live Videos by Ustream
Look for the Storm Leader recap sometime in the next few days.
We just heard that the Storm Leaders have setup a live feed for the Minneapolis book signing. It's already underway, but if you happen to be online for a few more hours, here you go.
Stream videos at Ustream
Look for the Storm Leader recap sometime in the next few days.
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â€œThe Wheel of time turns and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Aged that gave it birth comes again.â€
Saying he has never read that passage out loud before, Brandon read through a portion of the first chapter. Brandon did do a quick Q&A Section.
1. What is the setup for the pr
This is the second of our Storm Leader reports that we'll be posting throughout the U.S. book tour for THE GATHERING STORM. At each tour location, Dragonmount and Tor Books recruited a select group of volunteer fans to help run the event, hand out promotional materials, and represent us to the fans. In return, they were given the opportunity to meet with Brandon Sanderson and (if present for their event) Robert Jordan's wife Harriet. We will have a full report with photos and possibly video for
This is the first of Storm Leader reports that we'll be posting throughout the U.S. book tour for THE GATHERING STORM. At each tour location, Dragonmount and Tor Books recruited a select group of volunteer fans to help run the event, hand out promotional materials, and represent us to the fans. In return, they were given the opportunity to meet with Brandon Sanderson and (if present for their event) Robert Jordan's wife Harriet. We will have a full report with photos and possibly video for each
It's 7:00 PM, EST in the United States. Brandon and Harriet are all set to appear at the local event in Charleston, South Carolina; Robert Jordan's hometown.
Check out this live feed of the event, provided by the Storm Leader team on site. Be on the look-out for: Brandon and Harriet (of course), our very own Jennifer Liang, Melissa Craib (the founder and Amyrlin of Tarvalon.net, Bob Kluttz from Encyclopedia-wot.org, Wilson Grooms, Maria Simons, and Alan Romanczuk.
Here's the live feed
Well Tor.com's article on the Midnight release. Also, be sure to check back to Dragonmount as the Storm Leaders for that event will be sharing their experiences here.
Meanwhile, bloggers and media outlets everywhere have been releasing their reviews of The Gathering Storm. The response appears to be excellent overall. Here are some of the reviews we've heard about so far (we'll update this list througout the day)
Details Magazine (interview with Brandon Sanderson)
It's now midnight in the U.S Eastern Standard timezone, which means that we are officially declaring it GATHERING STORM day! After four years of waiting, the latest Wheel of Time novel is being released. Thank you Brandon, for working so hard on this project. And thank you, of course, to Robert Jordan, for giving us this story. Your legacy lives on strong, friend.
Here's a LIVE FEED, beginning anytime now, from the BYU bookstore midnight release party. (We'll keep this online from 9 PM ES
While it might not be THE EYE OF THE WORLD as a digital eBook for the first time. It will be available in many formats, including the Amazon Kindle format. Accompanying this eBook release will be brand new cover art, as seen here (close-up image courtesy of Irene Gallo, the art director at Tor Books. (Click the image to be taken to the Amazon Kindle version of the book. This link helps support Dragonmount)
We are just one week away from the release of THE GATHERING STORM, book 12 of The Wheel of Time series!
Where do I get the book?
Read our previous blog post on where you can get the book.
How do I get a signed copy?
If you would like to get a signed copy of this book, you have a few choices:
Go to a Book signing event
Order a copy from SignedPage.com
Enter this contest from Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
Order one of the collector's editions. (Available at a later date)
With less than two weeks to go before The Gathering Storm arrives (on Oct 27th), we'd like to point out a couple of different ways that you could acquire the book.
If you will be attending one of the book signing events...
Please consider buying the book from the bookstore where the event is taking place. Even if the event is later in the tour and you want to get the book beforehand, go ahead and make the purchase whenever you like and keep your receipt. Several stores are using those rece
Dragonmount is pleased to announce the Storm Leaders for the 2009 Gathering Storm Book Tour:
Note: we've had a few changes and replacements since we originally announced the names. Those have been edited below.
BYU Midnight release Storm Leaders: Spencer P, Nick A, Sarah W, Kayley H, Jennifer M, Ruth H, and Matt H
San Jose, CA Storm Leaders: Mary M, Chris F, Chris W, Nidya Z, Scott E, Paul M, Jason D
Half Moon Bay, CA Storm Leaders: Patricia K, Michael M, Kyle H, Robert C, W
"A storm is coming."
We're less than a month away from the world-wide release of THE GATHERING STORM. Here's a summary of (we think) everything you need to know to get ready for it.
First and foremost, THE GATHERING STORM ("TGS") will be released on Tuesday, October 27th. Please note that this is one week earlier than the original announced release date. You can pre-order it from Amazon.com and support Dragonmount.
Our main info page for the Gathering Storm is
Tor Books has a promotion going where you can get free copies of THE EYE OF THE WORLD and MISTBORN. You can request one for yourself, or to send it to a friend.
The promotion ends tonight, so be sure to check it out. Here's the specific info:
â€œFantasy Firstsâ€ Book Giveaway: Robert Jordanâ€™s The Eye of the World and Brandon Sandersonâ€™s Mistborn
In honor of The Gathering Stormâ€˜s release, Tor has been hosting a sweepstakes giveaway of 1000 sets of The Eye of the World and Mist
Tor.com, along with Macmillan Audio, has released the audio version of chapter two, The Nature of Pain, from The Gathering Storm.
The direct link can be found here. As with chapter 1, you'll need to register with their site first.
The audio is in streaming format; you will not be able to download it to your computer.
According to Tor.com, this is their way of saying "thank you" to all the people who have visited their new site and become a member of their community. It's also an op
It was announced today that Book 13 of The Wheel of Time series will be titled "Towers of Midnight". Also, the title of the 14th book, which will conclude the series was confirmed to be A Memory of Light. On his blog, Brandon Sanderson wrote:
(Note the lack of the word "the" in the title) is currently still being written. Brandon hopes to turn it into the publisher in late 2009 or early 2010. He estimates that the book will be published in late 2010, approximately 1 year from the time th
What the Storm Means, the prologue to THE GATHERING STORM is now available on various websites.
Amazon.com (Kindle Format; iPhone, iPod Touch)
Mobipocket (Mobipocket Reader required. Works on Windows, Mac, Linux, Palm OS, Blackberry, and more)
Audible.com (audio version - includes bonus recording of Harriet discussing the making of the book.)
BarnesandNoble.com (Barnes & Noble reader; iPhone; iPod Touch; Mac or PC)
Powell's Books (PDF, users are reporting that th
Today marks the second anniversary of Robert Jordan's passing. Harriet described this morning in her hometown of Charleston as "a gorgeous day outside, a terribly sad one inside."
It never ceases to amaze me at the amount of influence RJ had on all of us. Whether you're a long-time fan of the series who visits all of the WoT websites, or a casual fan who has enjoyed his books over the years, think we can all agree that there was something incredibly special about the man. He loved his fan
On October 27th, at this link.
For each one of the book tour events, Dragonmount will be recruiting approximately 4-5 Storm Leaders. Storm Leaders will get the rare opportunity to meet with Brandon and/or possibly Harriet in a casual setting before the actual book signing. Typically this will be at a nearby coffee shop, restaurant, or inside the bookstore cafe. Food and drinks will be provided, so there's no cost to you. You'll get the opportunity to meet with Brandon (and/or Harriet), an
All week we have been reporting tweeting that there would be a total of SIX major announcements related to The Wheel of Time this week.
The first of these news items was the article we posted about Brandon and Harriet's U.S. book tour. Be sure to check that out if you would like to come meet them in person.
Now here are the remaining FIVE announcements as announced at DragonCon this evening. We will post more details about each over the next few days and/or weeks.
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