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A MEMORY OF LIGHT prologue ‘By Grace and Banners Fallen’ – available 2 October 2012

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.

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  1. Julie

    September 24, 2012
    at 8:44 am

    Thank you very much indeed, I’m delighted!

  2. Melanie

    September 24, 2012
    at 9:04 am

    Glad to hear it.

  3. Vernon Dickinson

    September 24, 2012
    at 2:08 pm

    Just reading the last paragraph above sent a shiver down my spine.. I so cannot wait for this one.. A big Thank You to RJ and his family.. and another one to Brandon for picking up the reins and riding home as though RJ himself were sat on the front of the wagon. Thank You ALL!!!!

  4. Kryz

    September 24, 2012
    at 2:42 pm

    Thanks – this is much appreciated.

  5. englishkiwi

    September 24, 2012
    at 7:40 pm

    Thanks Orbit!

    I look forward to reading it soon!

  6. Amanda

    September 25, 2012
    at 6:10 am

    *happy bittersweet sigh*

    Oh how i have waited for the conclusion to the Wheel of Time, yet after living and breathing this series for 20 years it is a bittersweet ending…

    But still, January cannot come soon enough!

  7. Gaz

    September 26, 2012
    at 9:50 am

    So we get the prologue 2 weeks after the American market? Did the eletrons for our version get lost on their journey over the Atlantic?

    • Steve

      October 2, 2012
      at 5:00 pm

      RE: Gaz, the American copy was scheduled to come out today also, the only reason they had it early was due to the fact some pirated copies got out into the marketplace so the American publisher (TOR) decided to release early, whereas the British publisher (Orbit) kept the original date.

      Just be glad we’re getting it at all this is the first prologue that Orbit has decided to release early whereas TOR have been doing it for the entire second half of the series.

  8. Richard Moss

    October 10, 2012
    at 12:10 pm

    Am I blind or can you still not buy the ebook in the UK? Searching all over and can’t find anything – the links on this post take you to the full AMOL for release next year. Can’t get it from dragonmount.com either – very frustrating. Take my money already!

    Richard Moss

    • Emily Rowland

      October 10, 2012
      at 12:24 pm

      Hi Richard,
      You can definitely buy it in the UK! There’s a selection of retailers below, but it should be in all UK ebook retailers so you can choose accordingly.


  9. Harsh

    December 9, 2012
    at 2:14 am

    Is there any way that i can pre-order the book in India??
    Have been searching everywhere, but there is nothing to be found yet..

  10. Harsh

    December 9, 2012
    at 2:15 am

    Also, when will it be possible to pre-order the book in India??

    • Emily Rowland

      December 10, 2012
      at 5:27 am

      Hi Harsh!

      Thanks for your comment. We’ve checked with our Indian retailers and they’ve said that pre-order information is missing from some of their book retail websites, so that may explain why you’re having problems finding it!

      They have confirmed that you should still be able to pre-order from any bookshop now though, or on Flipkart, Uread and Infibeam very soon.

  11. Harsh

    December 11, 2012
    at 2:00 am

    Hi Emily,
    Thanks for your reply.
    Your reply was very helpful and i have found a place to pre-order from a site u mentioned above.
    Thanks again :)

    • Emily Rowland

      December 11, 2012
      at 8:48 am

      Glad to hear it, Harsh!

      • Kanishka

        December 28, 2012
        at 6:31 am

        Can you provide the name of a physical retailer in Hyderabad, Inida where I can pre-order / pick up the book on the 8th?

        • Harsh

          January 2, 2013
          at 7:42 am

          hey Kanishka,

          I doubt it will be available anywhere in India before 11th..
          Even after pre-ordering the book on 17th Dec., the hardback version is expected to arrive on 10th-11th..
          i expect the paperback version to be available mid-Jan as i had asked around a number of retailers including Crosswords..
          If u do get it on 8th..ut would be ur luck, but dont get your hopes too high..i know what u feel..the wait is killing me.. :)

  12. Trev

    January 4, 2013
    at 5:33 am

    Hey guys, can I get AMOL on Kindle here in Ireland?????

    Can’t wait for this, have re-read the last two in hardback, to catch up.

    • Emily Rowland

      January 4, 2013
      at 7:58 am

      Hi Trev! The worldwide release date of the ebook will be the same everywhere – 9 April 2013. Happy reading!

      • Trev

        January 4, 2013
        at 8:10 am

        Hi Emily, Thanks for the info!

        Much obliged!


  13. Joerg

    January 26, 2013
    at 3:33 am


    since I own the whole series as paperbacks I just wanted to ask if there is a roughly estimate of when the paperback will be available. Thanks in advance from Germany!


    • Trev

      January 29, 2013
      at 4:43 am

      Dude, it’s a thrilling read – better than I expected to be honest. No idea when it’s out in Germany, hope it’s not much longer – It’s been available in Ireland for the last week or so. No idea what they can’t just release it Europe wide at the same time.

  14. Rahul

    August 3, 2013
    at 5:57 am

    A fitting end to the Wheel of Time. The characters shine throughout the series, most ends tied with the future left to the reader’s imagination. There are parts to make you cry and parts to make you laugh. The Last Battle is upon us and the Dragon reborn goes to Shayol Ghul to battle the Dark One. There was many battle scenes and they show Jordan’s military genius with beautifully written. The epilogue except for some parts has been wholly written by RJ before his death.

    I started reading in the evening and did not stop till next morning

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