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New Spring: The Wheel of Time Prequel | [Robert Jordan]

New Spring: The Wheel of Time Prequel

For three days battle has raged in the snow around the great city of Tar Valon. In the city, a foretelling of the future is uttered. On the slopes of Dragonmount, the immense mountain that looms over the city, a child is born, an infant prophesied to change the world. That child must be found before he can be killed by the forces of the Shadow.
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For three days battle has raged in the snow around the great city of Tar Valon. In the city, a foretelling of the future is uttered. On the slopes of Dragonmount, the immense mountain that looms over the city, a child is born, an infant prophesied to change the world. That child must be found before he can be killed by the forces of the Shadow. And Moiraine Damodred, a young Accepted soon to be raised to Aes Sedai, and Lan Mandragoran, a young soldier fighting in the battle, are set on paths that will bind their lives together. But those paths are filled with complications and dangers, for Moiraine is of the Royal House of Cairhien, whose King has just died, and Lan is considered the uncrowned king of a nation long dead, and the plots of those seeking power threaten their lives. The novella "New Spring" told a part of the story, in compressed form...the novel New Spring tells the whole story.

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©2004 Robert Jordan; (P)2004 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC and Books on Tape, Inc.

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"Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal." (The New York Times)
"Written with all the skill that has made Jordan one of the grand masters of fantasy." (Publishers Weekly
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    Daniel 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 02-20-08
    Daniel 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 02-20-08 Member Since 2015
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    "All good"

    Good addidition to the wheel of time series. I really enjoyed adding depth to two of the more mysterious characters of the series. Was a little confusing at times with the way some names were pronounced, but I wouldn't say that was a point against it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Garry Leicester, N/A, United Kingdom 06-17-04
    Garry Leicester, N/A, United Kingdom 06-17-04
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    "What an enjoyable Listen"

    Completely new to Robert Jordan and his works. Thouroughly recommend this as an engrossing and well written work. The narrators where excellent and enhanced the whole experience. I'm encouraged now to listen to the whole series....the whole unabridged series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn 03-08-04
    Kathryn 03-08-04 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    A very absorbing book. In addition to being a terrific story on it's own it really adds to the series. The narration is also excellent. I couldn't stop listening.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Anita Jonesboro, United States Minor Outlying Islands 01-01-10
    Anita Jonesboro, United States Minor Outlying Islands 01-01-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Glad I read it"

    I read all the series about two years ago, but never bought the prequel. When Gathering Storm came out, I bought it along with New Spring. I re-read the whole series starting with New Spring this time. For me, it made the whole series flow better than it did the first time I read WOT. I recommend it to all WOT fans and think new fans will enjoy the WOT series more by starting with New Spring.

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    "Great intro to the WOT!"

    Very great view of Moraine, Siuan and Lan before the main story. Short enough to introduce newcomers!

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    Sam Rhodes littleton, CO United States 06-30-15
    Sam Rhodes littleton, CO United States 06-30-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Had no audio glitches"

    Listening to these in publishing order, the two before this one were full of audio glitches where they repeated about 20 seconds of audio over again a number of time throughout the book. This one was flawless.

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    Mattie Melrose 04-03-15
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    "A New Epic"

    This is the first book I read in the Wheel of time series, and now I'll have to continue in the series.

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    rtlindstrom 04-01-15
    rtlindstrom 04-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Robert Jordan is the true mastermind of writing."

    Robert Jordan is on the very top of my list of favorite authors and I can't wait until I see a movie series on the Wheel of Time

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    John Colchester, VT, United States 03-04-15
    John Colchester, VT, United States 03-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good read. Would recommend this to all WOT fans"

    I'd suggest reading the first handful of books first but it's not necessary. I read this after finishing the full series over a year ago and it brought back good memories

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    Kristy 01-24-15
    Kristy 01-24-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Listening for the 4th or 5th time..."

    I love this series. I'm on my 4th or 5th go through in audio, and have read the books in paper and digital format several more times. For those that haven't read any of the wheel of time series, feel free to start with this one. It'll give you some important back-story for some of the best characters in the series. I love it, and wish there were more of these books.

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