We’re delighted to reveal a set of brand new covers for this landmark fantasy series, written by Robert Jordan and completed by Brandon Sanderson. The Wheel of Time has captivated millions of fans worldwide and we are proud to present these new editions for the next generation of readers.
These new paperback editions will be published by Orbit UK in September.
We’re delighted to unveil our cover for UNFETTERED (UK),an anthology of original fiction from some of the biggest names in fantasy, to be released digitally this February.
It will include stories from Patrick Rothfuss, Peter V. Brett, Mark Lawrence, Terry Brooks, Naomi Novik, Michael J. Sullivan, and even deleted scenes from A MEMORY OF LIGHT, the final book in Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson’s Wheel of Time series.
This collection is not only a fantastic anthology in its own right, but it’s also a testament to the generosity found in the science fiction and fantasy community.
When author Shawn Speakman was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011 and didn’t have health insurance due to a pre-existing condition, he incurred a huge medical debt that he was unable to pay. That’s when New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks offered to donate a short story that Shawn could sell to help cover those bills. He also recommended he ask the same of his other writer friends, and UNFETTERED is the impressive result.
The collection includes twenty-four tales, including an extra story for the UK edition from Speakman himself. As the title suggests, the writers were free to contribute whatever they wished, resulting in a truly unique selection from some of the brightest minds in fantasy fiction.
UNFETTERED will be released digitally in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and other territories on 20th February 2014. It is available for pre-order from online retailers now.
The second round of voting for the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards is officially open! Thanks to you, ANCILLARY JUSTICE, AMERICAN ELSEWHERE, and THE INFERNAL DEVICES: CLOCKWORK PRINCE have been added to the list of nominees via write-in decision. Below are the Orbit books up for a Readers Choice Award.
Fantasy – VOTE NOW!
A MEMORY OF LIGHT by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (UK | AUS)
THE CROWN TOWER by Michael J Sullivan (US | UK | AUS)
PROMISE OF BLOOD by Brian McClellan (US | UK | AUS)
Paranormal Fantasy – VOTE NOW!
COLD DAYS by Jim Butcher (UK | AUS)
FROST BURNED by Patricia Briggs (UK | AUS)
HUNTED by Kevin Hearne (UK | AUS)
Science Fiction – VOTE NOW!
EARTH AFIRE by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnson (UK | AUS)
ABADDON’S GATE by James S.A Corey (US | UK | AUS)
ANCILLARY JUSTICE by Ann Leckie (US | UK | AUS)
Horror – VOTE NOW!
PARASITE by Mira Grant – Parasite (US | UK | AUS)
THE REMAINING: FRACTURED by DJ Molles (US | UK)
AMERICAN ELSEWHERE by Robert Jackson Bennett (US | UK | AUS)
Orbit UK is thrilled to announce that we can release an early ebook edition of “By Grace and Banners Fallen”, the prologue to A MEMORY OF LIGHT [UK | ANZ] on 2 October 2012, ahead of publication of the hardback next January. This early ebook version of the prologue will be available in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and all our international markets where Orbit UK digital editions are usually sold.
A MEMORY OF LIGHT, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, is the final book in the phenomenally successful Wheel of Time series, which for the last twenty years has enthralled millions of readers around the world.
And it came to pass in those days, as it had come before and would come again, that the Dark lay heavy on the land and weighed down the hearts of men, and the green things failed, and hope died.
From Charal Drianaan te Calamon, The Cycle of the Dragon
In the Field of Merrilor the rulers of the nations gather to join behind Rand al’Thor, or to stop him from his plan to break the seals on the Dark One’s prison – which may be a sign of his madness, or the last hope of humankind. Egwene, the Amyrlin Seat, leans toward the former.
In Andor, the Trollocs seize Caemlyn.
In the wolf dream, Perrin Aybara battles Slayer.
Approaching Ebou Dar, Mat Cauthon plans to visit his wife Tuon, now Fortuona, Empress of the Seanchan.
All humanity is in peril – and the outcome will be decided in Shayol Ghul itself. The Wheel is turning and the Age is coming to its end. The Last Battle will determine the fate of the world . . .
A MEMORY OF LIGHT publishes in hardback on 8 January 2013.
We’re tremendously excited to be able to announce that AMemory of Light will be published on 8 January 2013 in the final month of the Year of the Dragon.
There are many people involved in this series since its beginnings including editor Harriet McDougal who worked with Robert Jordan on all of his books, and who is working with Brandon Sanderson as he finishes the series based on Robert Jordan’s outline and notes. Orbit is committed to making this landmark publication the best that it can be, and to respecting the wishes of everyone involved in its publication so that The Wheel of Time® has a deservedly fantastic ending for the millions of fans around the world.
We’ll be producing extra materials and content leading up to the publication of A Memory of Light, so join our Turn The Wheel of Time programme that celebrates the path towards the finale.
Finally, thank you to the millions of fans who have expressed their love of this incredible series. It’s going to be an amazing journey.
The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go . . .
As we celebrate the October paperback publication of TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT, the penultimate volume of one of the greatest fantasy series of all time, the Wheel revolves towards its final chapter – A MEMORY OF LIGHT – in November 2012.
Join The Wheel of Time in its revolution and read the series in time for the final book. 13 books. 13 months.
To win an exclusive Wheel of Time cotton bag, be one of the first 500people to ‘like’ our Turn The Wheel of Time Facebook page and complete the entry form. We’ll be doing lots of promotion throughout the year on this page, like breaking WoT news and exclusive content, so it’ll be a very exciting countdown to Robert Jordan’s legendary series. (Please note that this page is not available for US and Canada Wheel of Time fans as we don’t have the legal right to publish or promote in those markets).
A big thanks goes to the band Blind Guardian for letting us use their majestic Wheel of Time song for our trailer.