New Spring is the prequel to Robert Jordan Wheel of Time series. IT was added later after the success of the series.
The Birth of the Dragon was foretold shortly before his birth on Mount Dragon By and Aes Sedai with Foretelling. Moraine and Suian are Aes Sedai in training and are, with others trainees, sent out to find the child prophesied to be born on the slopes of Dragon Mount.
The White Tower knows of his birth but so do the Shadowfriends amongst the Aes Sedai. The lines have been drawn, but who would prevail.
Jordan always spins a good yarn. Unlike the others in this series you know where things are going. I just wish that he would have used the time spent on this book to FINISH THE SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I, like many other readers have pained through the last few WoT books. New Spring is different and more like the first few WoT books. Great book.
I've not read or listened to any other Wheel of Time books and if this prequel is any indication, I'll be reading the others.
However, I will not be listening to them since it seems that Audible has no unabridged versions of the first 5 books. Abridgment is butchery and I will not buy ANY abridged versions of any book.
I'm the most boring person on the planet.
I'm a BIG fan of the Wheel of Time series... This book, on the other hand, was irrelevant in almost every way. No story lines are advanced or secrets or insights revealed. More of a novelette about Siuan and Moiraine's schoolgirl (Accepted) days, this book is worth a listen if you are a big fan, but don't expect too much. Only gets two stars because of it's ties with the Wheel of Time series proper.
If the rest of the series is as hard to understand as this book, I won't be reading the rest. The writing is very hard to comprehend. It uses words that are foreign to us with no explanation. It's almost as if the book forgot to put the 1st 3 chapters in where everything is introduced. Characters, places, and phrases that make no sense are introduced with no explanation making it very difficult to follow the story. The story that is there moves VERY slowly and certainly will not have you coming back for more. I'll try the next book to see if it gets better but no further if it doesn't improve. Even the readers are sometimes difficult to understand, especially with the strang words they have to pronounce.
Well done effort by Jordan and a good listen. Only one complaint - Michael Kramer should NOT do audio books, is voice is too unexpressive and dry.
Keep in mind that I read most of the series before coming back to listen to the prequel. I don't feel that this book had much to do with the WOT series other than the fact that the characters are the same. It speaks mainly of Morraine and Suan as accepted and being raised to sisters. It gives some background on Lan, but not enough to make it worth listening to. (He reminds me a lot of Matt in this book; doing things that need to be done, not because he wants to do them.) The only valuable thing I got from this book is the insinuation that Cadsuane may be a dark friend. (She is in about 3 minutes of the book)There is not much adventure or sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for the next move. With the rest of the series I found it hard to take off my headphones and go to sleep, but I was sorely disappointed with New Spring.
I have no idea.
I do not like sience-fiction.
I would not matter who read it, I did not like anything about it.
I would like a credit refund on this book, so that I can find one I will enjoy.