The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12) by Robert Jordan

The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)

Now in development for TV!Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time(R) by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves ha...

Details The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)

TitleThe Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)
Release DateOct 27th, 2009
PublisherTor Books
GenreFantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy, Epic

Reviews The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Fanfreakingtastic! 🖤🐾🐺
  • Markus
    “Ravens and crows. Rats Mists and clouds. Insects and corruption. Strange events and odd occurrences. The ordinary twisted and strange. Wonders!The dead are beginning to walk and some see them. Others do not, but more and more, we all fear the night.These have been our days. They rain upon us beneath a dead sky, crushing us with their fury, until as one we beg: "Let it begin!" -Journal of the Unknown Scholar, entry for The Feast of Freia, 1000 ...
  • Richard
    I first picked up the Wheel of Time series fifteen years ago while a freshman in college. I remember being totally caught up in the series, consumed by the characters and taken in by the world. I looked forward to every page, couldn't decide on my favorite character and couldn't wait for the next book. That changed as the series went on. Wandering plotlines, characters that became so unlikeable that I loathed when they appeared for more than a ch...
  • Choko
    *** 5++++ ***Another buddy read with the Fantasy Addicts at BB&B! May the Wheel keep on turning!!! "..."“Pessimism, she is a fond friend of yours, yes?" -That's uncalled for. I barely know her. Mere acquaintances, at best.”..." WOW!!! Brandon Sanderson did Robert Jordan proud!!! What a ride! What an amazing series!!! The complexity of plot and characters are not comparable to anything else I have ever read in my entire life! It would be impo...
  • Gavin
    I guess the big question that counts when considering this 12th volume of the WoT is how did I feel about the switch from Robert Jordan to Brandon Sanderson? I was more OK with the change than I anticipated. I'm a big Brandon Sanderson fan but I had definitely been dreading the moment when he took over writing WoT. Mostly just because I like consistency and WoT books always had such a familiar and distinct feel to them. Some things were definitel...
  • Kaitlin
    So this is book 12 of the Wheel of Time series and this is the first one which is written after Jordan's death by Brandon Sanderson. I am not going to lie, Sanderson is the reason I began reading the WoT series (because I wanted to read everything by him) but along the way Jordan sucked me in, developed this stunning world of visionary, resentful, powerful and dangerous characters, and created a massively fun story. Some of the books are better t...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    4.75 Someone Else is Driving the Car Stars “The end is near," … "The Wheel has groaned its final rotation, the clock has lost its spring, the serpent heaves its final gasps.” This is the first book that was written after Robert Jordan’s death by Brandon Sanderson. I got so emotional when I read the opening words in the Foreword. I have not tried to imitate Mr. Jordan’s style. Instead, I’ve adapted my style to be appropriate to The ...
  • Evgeny
    Final rating: 3.5 stars.After an early and unexpected death of Robert Jordan somebody had to finish his magnum opus. A relatively new and unknown at the time author was chosen: Brandon Sanderson. Fortunately for the series' fans Jordan left enough notes regarding further plot developments and it is said the final chapters of the last book were entirely written by him. So did Sanderson succeed in continuing the biggest epic series in fantasy? It r...
  • Jonathan Terrington
    This twelfth volume of The Wheel of Time is one of the most famous of recent times. Simply because it was, at the time it was promised, expected to be the final volume of the (then) ongoing series. It was also the first volume written by Brandon Sanderson (then known simply for Mistborn: The Final Empire) with the aid of many, many notes left by Robert Jordan. When I picked up The Eye of the World three or so years ago I knew that this twelfth vo...
  • Maria Dimitrova
    Buddy Read with the Sanderson cult, umm I meant fans, over at BB&B.Going into this I was equal parts excited, because I've heard good things about Sanderson, and apprehensive, because it's still a change and an unknown. Considering how much time it took me to get used to Robert Jordan's style, I was scared that I won't have enough time to acclimate to the new style. Thankfully my fears didn't realise. The book was amazing! I just couldn't put it ...
  • Manveer
    Sanderson love <3Brilliant book. Fast paced, lots of shit happening. Couldn't spot any differences in the writing style initially, but signs were there.The beginning of the end!
  • Eon ♒Windrunner♒
    I like to think that this book is the first result of what it would have been like if Jordan and Sanderson co-authored this book together in real-time. It is filled with that same Robert Jordan touch, the WoT feel, the same epic story and wonderful characters, but now with the added injection of Sanderson’s style, his mastery of pacing. That just might be because these are the closing books and everything would have been racing towards the end ...
  • Andrew
    Superior to the last half-dozen Jordan books, Sanderson does The Wheel of Time better than its original author.Sanderson puts in so many things that Jordan alluded to for effect but never satisfactorily depicted: Aes Sedai politics, characters' scheming and ploys, Rand recalling all the women he killed.Characters reminisce about their past and other characters Jordan neglected, and refer to how they have changed; their emotions are more real and ...
  • Phrynne
    Book number twelve in the series and I really think I liked it the best so far. What's not to like when my favourite characters are featured so much. Rand of course has been a favourite from the beginning but now I also find Mat to be interesting and very entertaining. Even Egwane redeems herself in this book and has some of the most exciting scenes all to herself. An awful lot happens in this particular volume and the story really feels as thoug...
  • Ashley
    I kind of don't even know where to begin with this review. I've started half a dozen paragraphs while sitting here, and then deleted them all. Like, who wants to be the jerk who thinks one of their favorite authors took up another author's life's work and then did it better? But . . . UGH, I do think that! I do. I don't think it's any secret that I've had issues pretty much the whole way through the first eleven books of this series. But I've als...
  • Nikola Pavlovic
    Ohoho ha ha ha Dok nekome ne smrkne drugume ne svane. Meni je iskreno svanulo od kada ovaj serijal citam iz pera Brendona Sandersona. Hvala Dzordanu na idejama, mada ne znam ni sam koliki je procenat kljucnih stvari u ovom delu Tocka Vremena zaostavstina samog Roberta Dzordana. Info koji mi svi imamo jeste da je Dzordan na samrtnickoj postelji diktirao svojoj zeni sta sve treba da se odigra a ona je nakon njegove smrti nasla nekoga da to pretoci ...
  • Kerry *Soulcaster*
    Brandon Sanderson was the perfect choice for finishing this epic series.First read November 2009Latest read December 2016
  • Lori
    WARNING: THERE ARE MAJOR SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS SO SKIP IF YOU HAVEN"T READ THE BOOK!!!!!I said I wasn't interested. I said I wouldn't bother reading this until the whole series was done. But with all the great reviews, and also having really liked Sanderson's other work, I went back on my word as soon as I saw this at Costco! On top of that, I'm even ignoring some books I've been dying to read that I have on hand, notably Kingsolver's new one....
  • Sarah
    Like a lot of fans of this series I was a little nervous going into The Gathering Storm because I wasn't sure if Brandon Sanderson would be able to capture the feel of the Wheel of Time series in quite the way Robert Jordan has created it. I'd never actually read a book by Brandon Sanderson before (although I'll certainly be buying some of them when I've finished this series!) so it wasn't a reflection on him as an author, just fears about a well...
  • Rob
    Executive Summary: By comparison to the previous books, this book moves at breakneck speed. It remains one of my favorite of the series, but isn't quite as good as I remember it being. I do think that Brandon Sanderson does an excellent job and picking up where Mr. Jordan left off however.Audiobook: Another fantastic performance by both Michael Kramer and Kate Reading. They really bring these characters to life, and I can't see myself ever pickin...
  • Roberta Jayne
    Amazing! There are too many great things to keep track of and mention in reviews about WoT books at this point but, in general, all you have to really know is that it was amazing. It definitely felt weird at the beginning to have Brandon Sanderson writing. Yes, I could tell! The 30 page prologue gave it away. Oh how I do not miss Jordan's never-ending prologues.Scary Rand is brilliant. I loved Rand in this installment, damn. But I'm glad that des...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    Okay, I've got to put everything else aside till I read's nearly 800 pages and other people at the library are waiting for me to finish it.Well at least they finally killed *** ******. Yeah, I won't put in a spoiler, not that it would matter that much, but then Sanderson has continued Jordan's established pattern of actually tying up few plot points per volume. That is I suppose why it will (he says) take 2 more of these gargantuan tome...
  • Jeanne
    To be real honest, I actually think this is the best book of the series so far. Brandon Sanderson is a much better writer than Robert Jordan, and mind you I read all 11 books by Jordan so he's not THAT shabby! Harriet (Robert jordan's widow) picked the PERFECT writer to finish the series from Jordan's notes. He grew up with those books and is a huge fan boy of the series so he is ever so mindful to stay within the parameters of the world and the ...
  • Emerson
    "Two hands. One to destroy, the other to save. Which had he lost?"Excelente. Estou muito impressionado com a qualidade desse livro. A narrativa sutil do Brandon Sanderson deu a acelerada que a série precisava. Não senti mudanças na personalidade dos personagens, e isso me agradou muito, era algo que eu receava...Muitos momentos tensos e agoniantes me fizeram ter diferentes sensações, da alegria a tristeza...Simplesmente fantástico."At the e...
  • JDR
    The fact that I am rewriting this review is a testament to the greatness that the Wheel of Time can present to me.Obviously, you can see the rating, but you may not know that those 5-star ratings are rarer than you can imagine for me to give. Once GR gives the ability to half-stars, my ratings are gonna grow that much more rarer. But anyways, why do I love the Gathering Storm? You will definitely find out. Sanderson's Writing. I do not know any ...
  • Shobhit Sharad
    "The Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills."And it wove the best it could for this series. Brandon Sanderson writing the last few books is a definite gain for the Wheel of Time. Though this world belongs to Jordan, it needed Sanderson, for the pace of the story, for the added humor which is not just funny to the Aiel. Because by now, I really know what Seanchan armour looks like, I know what Choeden Kal is, and I don't want to be reminded about the app...
  • Eric Allen
    The Gathering StormBook 12 of the Wheel of timeBy Robert Jordan and Brandon SandersonA Wheel of Time Retrospective by Eric AllenIn 1990 Robert Jordan published The Eye of the World and changed my life forever. At that time the series was to be a trilogy. Ten books, a prequel of significant size, and a companion guide later he died with the story unfinished and three volumes of the series left to be written by another writer from extensive notes, ...
  • The Crimson Fucker
    Ok…. Here goes nothing:Let’s see this series been out for what? More than fucking 20 years now?? IDK I started to read it back in 2003... And this is fucking book #12!!!! That fat bearded bastard promised to finish the series in only one more book… but the leaches that are the publishers or IDK how the fucking book publishing industry works or nothing… but GOD DAMN! A retard like me can see that they water this shit down! Is book fucking ...
  • Allison
    Wow. I'm still kind of stunned, trying to resurface back to reality right now. This is what I remember feeling the first time I read the beginning of the series. I'm glad I re-read all the previous books so all the details would be fresh, but I forgot what it was like to read one of these books with all the suspense, hope, fear, anticipation - and compulsion - of not having read it before. I suppose that's enough raving, but I haven't been so sub...