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  1. Later this month, Tor.com will be kicking off a new column devoted to reading The Wheel of Time, aptly named "Reading the Wheel of Time." This weekly article will be headed by Kelsey Jefferson Barrett. Barrett, though steeped in sci-fi and fantasy, has yet to embark on a journey through The Wheel of Time series. He will be looking at it all through a new lens and with fresh perspective. Barrett's first steps through Randland will debut Tuesday, February 20th. To celebrate this, and encourage everyone to read along, Tor.com is giving away free ebook copies of The Eye of the World to Tor's Ebook Club members! The free copies can only be redeemed February 13th, 14th, and 15th! Be sure to act quickly so you don't get left behind! Wheel of Time fans rallied behind Leigh Butler and her reread on Tor.com, and I'm sure Barrett will do an equally amazing job of seeing the depth and complexities that make up Robert Jordan's universe. I'm excited to gaze upon its wonder for the first time--even if only by association.
  2. This edition of “Fantasy Review” is for The Obelisk Gate, the second novel in N. K. Jemisin’s The Broken Earth series. This book was also awarded the Hugo for Best Novel in 2017. It’s easy to see why. Synopsis: Reunited with Alabaster, Essun once again becomes the learner. He has plans—and since he is turning into a rock—it’s up to Essun to finish them. They try to make the best of things in their new comm, Castrima, but when the world is breaking down, no place is safe. Not only do they need to contend with a dwindling food supply due to the ash-filled sky, but wild animals mutate during a Season, and their evolved abilities can be devastating. When Alabaster finally reveals his mission of catching the moon, Essun wonders if she can accomplish such a fete. Meanwhile, Jija and Nassun travel for a year to reach the safety—and a promised cure for orogeny—in Found Moon. There, Nassun is put in the charge of three Guardians—all of whom have panicked and given their bodies over to the voices inside their heads. The leader of the bunch is Schaffa and he takes a particular liking to Nassun and eventually makes the connection of her being the daughter of Syenite. While Jija wants Nassun to cure herself of orogeny, her desire to help Schaffa pushes her powers to new and startling depths. Pros: These characters are amazing! So developed, captivating, realistic. It’s easy to understand Essun’s choices and her point of view of the world. Her struggles—trying to piece together the life of Syenite, which Alabaster represents, and her life as a mother, which Lerna represents—resonate with raw emotions. This was another book that made me cry. The evolution of the magic system is one of the main driving forces in this novel. With Alabaster’s help, Essun is able to sense something that is not orogeny. It’s described as silver, and it is dubbed as “magic.” With magic and orogeny, Essun’s task to grab the moon may be in reach. Nassun takes more prominence. Her powers grow incredibly fast once she’s under the care and guidance of the Guardians. It’s hard to get a good read on Schaffa’s character. He’s been portrayed as nothing but evil since book one, and Nassun’s favorable opinion of him makes me think he may be redeemed. Or perhaps he’s able to con Nassun easier than he could Syenite. And though Alabaster is not very active in this storyline, he is still my favorite character. Though I also grew to like Hoa—the stone eater who has claimed Essun. The end of the first novel revealed him as the narrator, and knowing that it’s his perspective gave a lot more insight to his character. I’m really interested in the link between orogenes and the stone eaters. It seems like an Aes Sedai/Warder type relationship, but it does have hints of something more sinister. Cons: The pace slowed down a lot from the first book. In The Fifth Season, it covered three different timelines spread out over 30 years. So for this novel to have the scope of only one year, it seemed like not many things were happening at once. Not necessarily a bad thing, a slow pace does not mean a boring book. But for me, personally, it didn’t feel as sweeping and encompassing as the previous novel. Conclusion: I am amazed at the writing of the these novels, the tone and voice, the growth of characters, the details of the world. This one slowed down a bit, but I’m still loving the journey. I’m hoping the concluding novel, The Stone Sky, gives me the epic finale I’m waiting for. Rating: 4 out of 5 For more from N. K. Jemisin, you can check out her website. View full news item
  3. This edition of “Fantasy Review” is for The Obelisk Gate, the second novel in N. K. Jemisin’s The Broken Earth series. This book was also awarded the Hugo for Best Novel in 2017. It’s easy to see why. Synopsis: Reunited with Alabaster, Essun once again becomes the learner. He has plans—and since he is turning into a rock—it’s up to Essun to finish them. They try to make the best of things in their new comm, Castrima, but when the world is breaking down, no place is safe. Not only do they need to contend with a dwindling food supply due to the ash-filled sky, but wild animals mutate during a Season, and their evolved abilities can be devastating. When Alabaster finally reveals his mission of catching the moon, Essun wonders if she can accomplish such a fete. Meanwhile, Jija and Nassun travel for a year to reach the safety—and a promised cure for orogeny—in Found Moon. There, Nassun is put in the charge of three Guardians—all of whom have panicked and given their bodies over to the voices inside their heads. The leader of the bunch is Schaffa and he takes a particular liking to Nassun and eventually makes the connection of her being the daughter of Syenite. While Jija wants Nassun to cure herself of orogeny, her desire to help Schaffa pushes her powers to new and startling depths. Pros: These characters are amazing! So developed, captivating, realistic. It’s easy to understand Essun’s choices and her point of view of the world. Her struggles—trying to piece together the life of Syenite, which Alabaster represents, and her life as a mother, which Lerna represents—resonate with raw emotions. This was another book that made me cry. The evolution of the magic system is one of the main driving forces in this novel. With Alabaster’s help, Essun is able to sense something that is not orogeny. It’s described as silver, and it is dubbed as “magic.” With magic and orogeny, Essun’s task to grab the moon may be in reach. Nassun takes more prominence. Her powers grow incredibly fast once she’s under the care and guidance of the Guardians. It’s hard to get a good read on Schaffa’s character. He’s been portrayed as nothing but evil since book one, and Nassun’s favorable opinion of him makes me think he may be redeemed. Or perhaps he’s able to con Nassun easier than he could Syenite. And though Alabaster is not very active in this storyline, he is still my favorite character. Though I also grew to like Hoa—the stone eater who has claimed Essun. The end of the first novel revealed him as the narrator, and knowing that it’s his perspective gave a lot more insight to his character. I’m really interested in the link between orogenes and the stone eaters. It seems like an Aes Sedai/Warder type relationship, but it does have hints of something more sinister. Cons: The pace slowed down a lot from the first book. In The Fifth Season, it covered three different timelines spread out over 30 years. So for this novel to have the scope of only one year, it seemed like not many things were happening at once. Not necessarily a bad thing, a slow pace does not mean a boring book. But for me, personally, it didn’t feel as sweeping and encompassing as the previous novel. Conclusion: I am amazed at the writing of the these novels, the tone and voice, the growth of characters, the details of the world. This one slowed down a bit, but I’m still loving the journey. I’m hoping the concluding novel, The Stone Sky, gives me the epic finale I’m waiting for. Rating: 4 out of 5 For more from N. K. Jemisin, you can check out her website.
  4. This edition of “Fantasy Review” is for The Fifth Season, by N. K. Jemisin. This story was the winner of the 2016 Hugo for Best Novel. And it was a fantastic read! Slight spoilers follow. Synopsis: The earth is in fluctuation. Father Earth hates the humans who inhabit him, and he is constantly spewing his molten blood to their surface homes. Periods where his anger is most fierce are called Seasons, and ash clouds block out the sky for decades, if not centuries. Essun doesn’t even notice when the Season starts because she is lost in grief over the death of her son. He was murdered by Jija, his father, her husband. Jija discovered the child was an orogene—a person given less-than-human status who is able to control the shifts and energy within the earth—a skill inherited from Essun. She sets out to track Jija down and make him pay for the murder of her youngest child. Damaya is a girl who recently discovered she was an orogene. A Guardian—members who keep the orogenes’ magic in check—is sent to bring her back to the Fulcrum to learn to control her powers. The Guardian is not there protect her, but to protect the rest of humanity from her. She struggles to find her place in life and in the Fulcrum. Syenite is a four-ringer orogene. She is chosen for a mission, and is forced to take Alabaster—a ten-ringer—along. The Fulcrum pairs them with instructions to mate. The child of Alabaster is sure to be powerful, so he is often used in breeding. The two are an unlikely couple, but along the way they bond over trials and tribulation. But Alabaster’s more than a little mad, and he might drag Syenite into insanity with him. Pros: The synopsis is long and detailed because the story and its characters are so detailed. The richness of this tale cannot be explained with words. It is emotion, deep and sometimes unsettling. The world is cruel and the characters seem to suffer more than their fair share of the despair. But they all persevere. It is a theme through the novel: no matter how often Father Earth sends ash clouds, the human race has not died off yet. But, the story seems to suggest maybe they should. Out of all the characters, I loved Alabaster the most. I could see a bit of Rand in him—driven slightly mad by the infinite power he can wield. He cracked under the strain of his life, but kept living in spite of it all. He and Syenite together were wonderful and engrossing. Though never a true romantic pairing, there is a sense of love between them—transcending the bond forged from forced lovers. Their time together was the most enjoyable to read. Syenite herself was just as capable as Alabaster, but not nearly as wounded from the ways of the Fulcrum. Much of that may have stemmed from her powers—she’s nowhere near as powerful as him. One scene in particular with them made my heart ache with its loveliness. My emotions were stirred so deeply, I thought of this scene for days. But I won’t say more, in fear of too many spoilers. The stories of Essun and Damaya were both interesting. The pain in Essun after the loss of her son was so vivid. And Damaya, packed up and shipped off to a place she would lose her status as human, was equally pitying. I couldn’t get enough of this world and these characters. Cons: The format. I’ve made statements about this in regard to other books. It think this is my old-fashioned look on genre fiction. The standard is 3rd person omnipotent, past tense. Those are the rules. I think this works because when dealing with such fantastical ideas and worlds, clear and concise language solidifies it in the mind of the reader. But, this is all personal preference. It had no bearing on the enjoyment of the story. The weird—or maybe “not common” is a better description—format in this novel comes at you from two fronts. First, the writing is done in present tense. Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but something that readers might not be used to. And the other front? All the chapters from Essun’s perspective are written in 2nd person point of view. The reader is given the persona of Essun, letting them experience the world more clearly through her eyes. The other characters remain in 3rd person. Does this format work? Yes, it does. It’s sort of explained why this format is used, as well. I will be honest and admit it threw me off at first. However, the characters, plot, and setting quickly grabbed me back and steadied me. After I got used to this way of looking at the story, it was not a hindrance at all. And that is the only con I can even come close to saying. This novel was brilliant and near perfect in its execution. Conclusion: I was awed by this story. The worldbuilding was incredible, the characters three dimensional with flaws and faults, their exploits riveting. It’s very easy to see why it was awarded the Hugo. The day I completed this novel, I began reading the second in the series. Rating: 5 out of 5 For more from N. K. Jemisin, you can check out her website. View full news item
  5. This edition of “Fantasy Review” is for The Fifth Season, by N. K. Jemisin. This story was the winner of the 2016 Hugo for Best Novel. And it was a fantastic read! Slight spoilers follow. Synopsis: The earth is in fluctuation. Father Earth hates the humans who inhabit him, and he is constantly spewing his molten blood to their surface homes. Periods where his anger is most fierce are called Seasons, and ash clouds block out the sky for decades, if not centuries. Essun doesn’t even notice when the Season starts because she is lost in grief over the death of her son. He was murdered by Jija, his father, her husband. Jija discovered the child was an orogene—a person given less-than-human status who is able to control the shifts and energy within the earth—a skill inherited from Essun. She sets out to track Jija down and make him pay for the murder of her youngest child. Damaya is a girl who recently discovered she was an orogene. A Guardian—members who keep the orogenes’ magic in check—is sent to bring her back to the Fulcrum to learn to control her powers. The Guardian is not there protect her, but to protect the rest of humanity from her. She struggles to find her place in life and in the Fulcrum. Syenite is a four-ringer orogene. She is chosen for a mission, and is forced to take Alabaster—a ten-ringer—along. The Fulcrum pairs them with instructions to mate. The child of Alabaster is sure to be powerful, so he is often used in breeding. The two are an unlikely couple, but along the way they bond over trials and tribulation. But Alabaster’s more than a little mad, and he might drag Syenite into insanity with him. Pros: The synopsis is long and detailed because the story and its characters are so detailed. The richness of this tale cannot be explained with words. It is emotion, deep and sometimes unsettling. The world is cruel and the characters seem to suffer more than their fair share of the despair. But they all persevere. It is a theme through the novel: no matter how often Father Earth sends ash clouds, the human race has not died off yet. But, the story seems to suggest maybe they should. Out of all the characters, I loved Alabaster the most. I could see a bit of Rand in him—driven slightly mad by the infinite power he can wield. He cracked under the strain of his life, but kept living in spite of it all. He and Syenite together were wonderful and engrossing. Though never a true romantic pairing, there is a sense of love between them—transcending the bond forged from forced lovers. Their time together was the most enjoyable to read. Syenite herself was just as capable as Alabaster, but not nearly as wounded from the ways of the Fulcrum. Much of that may have stemmed from her powers—she’s nowhere near as powerful as him. One scene in particular with them made my heart ache with its loveliness. My emotions were stirred so deeply, I thought of this scene for days. But I won’t say more, in fear of too many spoilers. The stories of Essun and Damaya were both interesting. The pain in Essun after the loss of her son was so vivid. And Damaya, packed up and shipped off to a place she would lose her status as human, was equally pitying. I couldn’t get enough of this world and these characters. Cons: The format. I’ve made statements about this in regard to other books. It think this is my old-fashioned look on genre fiction. The standard is 3rd person omnipotent, past tense. Those are the rules. I think this works because when dealing with such fantastical ideas and worlds, clear and concise language solidifies it in the mind of the reader. But, this is all personal preference. It had no bearing on the enjoyment of the story. The weird—or maybe “not common” is a better description—format in this novel comes at you from two fronts. First, the writing is done in present tense. Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but something that readers might not be used to. And the other front? All the chapters from Essun’s perspective are written in 2nd person point of view. The reader is given the persona of Essun, letting them experience the world more clearly through her eyes. The other characters remain in 3rd person. Does this format work? Yes, it does. It’s sort of explained why this format is used, as well. I will be honest and admit it threw me off at first. However, the characters, plot, and setting quickly grabbed me back and steadied me. After I got used to this way of looking at the story, it was not a hindrance at all. And that is the only con I can even come close to saying. This novel was brilliant and near perfect in its execution. Conclusion: I was awed by this story. The worldbuilding was incredible, the characters three dimensional with flaws and faults, their exploits riveting. It’s very easy to see why it was awarded the Hugo. The day I completed this novel, I began reading the second in the series. Rating: 5 out of 5 For more from N. K. Jemisin, you can check out her website.
  6. Mashiara, White Sitter. Gotta say Fassbender. I love him so, so much. And I love Lan so, so much. Makes sense.
  7. This rubbed me the wrong way, as it should be GoT being compared to WoT. But that's me being a WoT-snob.
  8. Frederick "Ted" Field, an Executive Producer with Sony, may be making some announcements about the potential Wheel of Time television series in the near future. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Field's sudden luck with the successful Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle film late last year may help with developments for The Wheel of Time show. They state that Field has several big announcements coming soon, and "[o]ne of those announcements will be a television series for Wheel of Time, a fantasy series based on the work of Robert Jordan that has been compared to Game of Thrones. This franchise has been the subject of much mystery and speculation. When FXX rushed the production of a pilot and aired it at the odd hour of 1:30 am, all sorts of discussion proceeded on message boards and in the news media on whether the gambit was an attempt by one production company to hold onto rights. That led to a slander lawsuit, which was later settled. Now, Field is prepared to announce a future for Wheel of Time." Adam Whitehead laments that while Sony holds the rights, they haven't found a network to air the show, and Narg the Trolloc has an up-to-date list about who might be able to host the series once the planning stage is complete. Hopefully we'll hear something soon. We're all very anxious for any developments that lead Rand, Mat, Perrin, and all the others, closer to our TV screens.
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  10. Wheel of Time Spoilers is a newish podcast (the first episode aired April 2017), so it might be under the radar for many Wheel of Time fans. The hosts, Seth and Patrick, began with personal stories of how they first started reading the series, then moved onto background information about the world of the Wheel (ie: the Age of Legends, the Breaking), then jumped into a chronological reread/discussion of The Eye of the World. They are currently on The Great Hunt, but the latest episode is a diversion from their norm; they invited Jason Denzel to talk with them. Besides sharing stories about Dragonmount's origins, Jason discusses his fan-turned-friend relationship with Robert Jordan, all in a nearly two-hour episode packed full of everything you need to know if you call yourself a Wheel of Time fan. Fans of Jason's own writing will rejoice too, because there are lots of details about his journey to being a published author. He talks about how Mystic evolved from an intended screenplay to a full-fledged trilogy, and shares his experiences on working with Tor. Wheel of Time Spoilers is very focused on interacting with fans of the series. You can join their Discord channel, follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or even get special content by becoming a Patreon patron.
  11. Wheel of Time Spoilers is a newish podcast (the first episode aired April 2017), so it might be under the radar for many Wheel of Time fans. The hosts, Seth and Patrick, began with personal stories of how they first started reading the series, then moved onto background information about the world of the Wheel (ie: the Age of Legends, the Breaking), then jumped into a chronological reread/discussion of The Eye of the World. They are currently on The Great Hunt, but the latest episode is a diversion from their norm; they invited Jason Denzel to talk with them. Besides sharing stories about Dragonmount's origins, Jason discusses his fan-turned-friend relationship with Robert Jordan, all in a nearly two-hour episode packed full of everything you need to know if you call yourself a Wheel of Time fan. Fans of Jason's own writing will rejoice too, because there are lots of details about his journey to being a published author. He talks about how Mystic evolved from an intended screenplay to a full-fledged trilogy, and shares his experiences on working with Tor. Wheel of Time Spoilers is very focused on interacting with fans of the series. You can join their Discord channel, follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or even get special content by becoming a Patreon patron. View full news item
  12. Our very own Jason Denzel was humbled by an opportunity to speak to Narg the Trolloc, who is in charge of The Daily Trolloc, a website aflutter with all the rumors within The Wheel of Time fandom. Every current bit of information is squeezed into each edition of The Daily Trolloc, and Jason’s interview is one piece of the latest gossip. Narg’s questions range from asking about memories of Robert Jordan to more personal topics, such as Jason’s Mystic trilogy—the second due out summer 2018, the third currently being written. Jason’s account of listening to Jordan read The Path of Daggers sent shivers up my own spine. (If you haven’t heard Jordan’s voice before, it’s worth listening to this audio clip; you’ll understand what Jason meant.) My personal favorite of Narg’s questions was an optimistic look at how the Trollocs are regarded: You can keep up with Narg and his adventures by following him on Facebook or Google+.
  13. Adam Whitehead recently published this fascinating article which is a culmination of Robert Jordan's notes, interviews, blog entries, and statements to show the evolution of Jordan's ideas regarding The Wheel of Time. One of the more interesting pieces of information is how different the series initially began. Whitehead refers to Jordan's first outline as "Death Metal Wheel of Time," and "essentially George R.R. Martin on acid." This version featured plotlines full of blood, violence, and sex--very different from the wholesome series we have today. The main character Rhys al'Thor was initially the Dragon, able to enter the wolf dream, and had amazing luck. Jordan eventually split these three attributes, forming Perrin Aybara and Mat Cauthon to help the Dragon with his world-saving. And another curious fact is that Rhys eventually became Tam al'Thor, not Rand. Jordan's intention was to make the savior a middle-aged war veteran, not the young farm boy typically associated with epic fantasy. And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Whitehead details so many characters as they were melded with others or split into two. There's also a lot about worldbuilding and the different cultures that make up The Wheel of Time. The time and effort needed by Whitehead to sift through all this information and make sense of the details is amazing! Even more so is Jordan himself, for allowing all of this to brew in his imagination. Check out Whitehead's complete article here.
  14. Rafe Judkins, the writer and showrunner for a potential Wheel of Time television series sent out a tweet earlier this week showing off his worn copies of the first three novels. Many have speculated that this means Judkins is starting to work on a script for the show. Adam Whitehead sums up the current rights and details of the show on his website, stating : We are all very anxious to see the show find a home, and having a fan at the helm definitely gives me hope! If you want to keep up to date with all the latest information, you can follow Judkins on Twitter. View full news item
  15. Rafe Judkins, the writer and showrunner for a potential Wheel of Time television series sent out a tweet earlier this week showing off his worn copies of the first three novels. Many have speculated that this means Judkins is starting to work on a script for the show. Adam Whitehead sums up the current rights and details of the show on his website, stating : We are all very anxious to see the show find a home, and having a fan at the helm definitely gives me hope! If you want to keep up to date with all the latest information, you can follow Judkins on Twitter.
  16. My goal is 24 this year! Ugh, I'm off to a slow start. Januaray: NA February: 1. Oathbringer - Brandon Sanderson March: 2. Skythane - J Scott Coatsworth April: 3. Mistborn: Shadows of Self - Brandon Sanderson June: 4. Lock Nut - JL Merrow July: 5. Mystic Dragon - Jason Denzel 6. Cruel Candy - Mildred Abbot 7. Balefire - Jordan L Hawk 8. In Other Words... Murder - Josh Lanyon 9. Canines, Crosshairs, and Corpses - Angel Martinez August: 10. No Enemy but Time - Angel Martinez 11. Dragons, Diamonds, and Discord - Angel Martinez 12. August Ice - Dev Bentham 13. Leo Loves Aries - Anyta Sunday September: 14. Guardian Spirits - Jordan L Hawk 15. The Contingency Plan - Addison Albright 16. Hexbreaker - Jordan L Hawk October: 17. Eye of the World (reread) - Robert Jordan 18. Legion: Lies of the Beholder - Brandon Sanderson 19. The Heights - Amy Aslian 20. Valor on the Move - Keira Andrews 22. Test of Valor - Keira Andrews 23. The Great Hunt (reread) - Robert Jordan 24. Band Sinister - KJ Charles November 25. The Dragon Reborn (reread) - Robert Jordan 26. Of Cats and Rats - Addison Albright December 27. Stealing the Wind - Shira Anthony 28. The Shadow Rising (reread) - Robert Jordan 29. Christmas Lane - Amy Aislin 30. In Case of Emergency - Keira Andrews 31. NSFW - LA Witt
  17. The announcement of Alan Romanczuk's retirement from Team Jordan was released earlier today from the official Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time Google+ page.
  18. The Black Ajah strikes again! Beginning on November 24th and lasting through Monday, November 27th, prices at Ta'veren Tees (TheWheelofTimeStore.com) will be slashed by up to 20%. Make sure to pick up WoT gifts for your friends and yourself...but watch out for the Black Ajah*! *Not that there is actually a Black Ajah. Those are only rumors. Add to your collection of The Wheel of Time ornaments with this year's Asha'man-inspired bulb. You can get this ornament for FREE by adding $40+ of merchandise to your cart, plus the ornament, and by using coupon code TINSEL at checkout. Learn more now. Tai'shar Malkier! Keep warm in the Borderlands - or wherever you raise your banner - in this fleece hoodie featuring Lan's sigil and the Golden Crane of Malkier, currently available for preorder. The first officially licensed The Wheel of Time candle, Emond's Field, is now available in time for the holiday season! Fill your house with scents from your home in Emond's Field, including honeycakes, The Waterwood, and wheat fields. Candles are soy wax, 8 oz jars.
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    JordanCon 10

    It’s that time again, time to purchase your membership for JordanCon 10! This is a milestone year, and a celebration you don’t want to miss, including the 20th anniversary of Dragonmount. If you've been waiting for a good year to attend, this is the best one yet. Come meet Team Jordan, discuss the intricacies of the Wheel of Time, learn new things about Robert Jordan, and take part in various contests and events. There's also panels on writing and the publishing business, with editor and literary agent guests in attendance. JordanCon 10 will take place April 20-22, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. This year’s Author Guest of Honor is our own Jason Denzel, and the Artist Guest of Honor is the very talented Stephanie Law. Aubree Pham, an integral member of The Wheel of Time fandom, will be serving as the Toastmaster. Other exciting guests include Brandon Sanderson, and Team Jordan—Harriet McDougal, Maria Simons, and Alan Romanczuk. JordanCon is an amazing way to interact with other fans of this wonderful series, as well as meet the amazing people who made it all possible. Three-day memberships are $55 until March 25th. Check out more at the JordanCon website or Facebook page.
  20. Mystic Dragon, the second novel in Dragonmount founder Jason Denzel's Mystic Trilogy, will be released July 17, 2018. Here's a quick blurb about the book, but beware of spoilers! As you're waiting for this release next summer, you can read Mystic if you haven't already, you check out Jason's website, and you can follow him on social media for all the newest updates!
  21. In an interview with Brandon Sanderson about the recent release of Oathbringer, the third novel in his Stormlight Archive series, Brandon threw Wheel of Time fans a hinting tidbit: This little statement blew the minds of many of us. This fandom has been dedicated to answering all the questions regarding the ending of this series. For Brandon to mention something that no one has even asked about seems so far fetched! But here it is. Now everyone has begun to speculate over what this missing question might be. Could it possibly be about the Horn of Valere? Maybe about Egwene and her Flame of Tar Valon counter to balefire? Androl and his wonder gateways? The True Power and its abilities now that the Dark One is sealed again? I'd even suggest something about Nakomi, but I think we asked every question possible about her and her origins. What else could it be? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
  22. Here is an old audio clip of Robert Jordan speaking to a crowd of fans at a signing in Toronto, during the 2003 tour of Crossroads of Twilight. Though relatively short, this clip is amazing to hear. Mr. Jordan obviously had a flair when speaking to a group, and his humor really gets the gathered fans going. The audio quality is not the sharpest, but the transcript—compiled by three fans, Rose Kraftick, Michael Seefeldt, and Canute Peterson—is posted as well.
  23. Are you interested in writing about The Wheel of Time? Dragonmount is currently looking for contributors to discuss all aspects of The Wheel of Time and its fandom. Do you know a lot about Wheel of Time trivia? Do you frequent websites that display the latest fanart? Do you spend a lot of time conversing with other fans at conventions? Let us know by emailing FrontPage@dragonmount.com.
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