About A Memory of Light: Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, readers have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over forty million copies in over thirty languages.
When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. WithThe Gathering Storm (Book 12) and Towers of Midnight (Book 13) behind him, both of which were # 1 New York Times hardcover bestsellers, Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left behind.
Edited by Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan’s legions of readers.
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass.
What was, what will be, and what is,
may yet fall under the Shadow.
Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.
The Rithmatist releases May 14 but we have a chance for you to win one of six advance reading copies now. And that’s not all, winners will also get a Rithmatist goody bag filled with chalk and a Memory of Light backpack! Comment below to enter for a chance to win.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. to enter. Promotion begins April 1, 2013 at 9 a.m. ET. and ends April 5, 2013, 12:00 p.m. ET. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules go here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.
Welcome to the week in review! Every Friday, we comb through the links and images we found and shared this week, and pull the very best for this post. Consider it concentrated genre goodness from all around the web.
- Check out the book trailer for The Six-Gun Tarot, by R. S. Belcher. Buffy meets Deadwood in a dark, wildly imaginative historical fantasy.
- Here’s another amazing book trailer for you: meet the Hugo Award-winning author who’s also…a mad scientist!
- Brandon Sanderson did a #TorChat this week! If you missed it, Tor.com collected some of his answers to fans’ questions.
- Artist Michael Whelan talks about the process he went through creating the cover painting for A Memory of Light.
- Across the pond, Tor UK talks to Cherie Priest about her Clockwork Century series. And, speaking of Tor UK, we’re delighted to report they now have a Facebook page!
- And last, but definitely not least, “Walk the Plank,” the second episode in John Scalzi’s ebook experiment The Human Division, released this week. Follow along with Ron Hogan’s read-along on Tor.com.
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Waiting on Wednesday: Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons (Ends 1/29)
- #TorChat January Sweepstakes: Win a copy of Brandon Sanderson’s The Rithmatist (Ends 1/30)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination edited by John Joseph Adams (Ends 1/31)
- Goodreads First Reads: Firebrand by Gillian Phillip (Ends 1/31)
- Goodreads First Reads: Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri (Ends 1/31)
- Goodreads First Reads: Deep Down by Deborah Coates (Ends 2/13)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett (Ends 2/13)
- eBook Sale: Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn (Ends 3/6)
We are offering the chance to win one of five Memory of Light backpacks! Each backpack will include a copy of Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson, Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, Imager by L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Farlander by Col Buchanan, The Sword-Edged Blonde by Alex Bledsoe, Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear, and Shadow and Betrayal by Daniel Abraham.
And you’ll get this A Memory of Light iPhone cover too:
Comment below to enter for a chance to win.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. to enter. Promotion begins January 7, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. ET. and ends January 11, 2013, 12:00 p.m. ET. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules go here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.