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New Spring: The Novel

by Robert Jordan

January 4, 2004 | Hardcover

New Spring: The Novel is rated 2.2368 out of 5 by 38.
From America''s premier fantasy writer---#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Crossroads of Twilight---comes an expanded version of his novella "New Spring," first published in the Legends collection.

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, is born an infant prophesied to change the world. That child must be found before the forces of the Shadow have an opportunity to kill him. Moiraine Damodred, a young Accepted soon to be raised to Aes Sedai, and Lan Mandragoran, a 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, of the Royal House of Cairhien, whose king has just died, and Lan, considered the uncrowned king of a nation long dead, find their lives threatened by the plots of those seeking power. "New Spring" related some of these events, in compressed form; New Spring: The Novel tells the whole story.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 9.4 × 6.4 × 1.12 in

Published: January 4, 2004

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765306298

ISBN - 13: 9780765306296

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A solid addition New Spring starts out having the appearance of being a short piece knocked out for a quick buck. It’s shorter then the other books in this series and for the first half Jordan redoes work that is familiar to the reader from the first eleven books. But, he finally gets down to it and finishes with something approaching the page turner style he’s so loved for. As with his other books in The Wheel of Time series, after I dragged myself through the first half, I found I didn’t want to stop reading and regretted it when the book was done. I eagerly await the next book in the series. May it not be short.
Date published: 2006-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definately a Must Have... I have read all of the "Wheel of Time" books and this one is a must for a pre- one. Too bad it ends so soon.
Date published: 2006-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not the "Romantic Journey" I Had Expected I had read a number of reviews touting this as an escape from the normal style of TWOT. Many seemed to suggest it was all about the romance between Lan and Morraine - explaining how their odd relationship became how it is. This type of review made me want to skip this book, but I was enjoying the main story so much, I decided I owed Robert Jordan enough to check out New Spring. Well, I was very happy to find that not only did I really enjoy this (comparatively) short novel, but also that it had very little to do with romance or even the relationship between Lan and Morraine. Rather, it's an exciting tale focusing on Morraine's journey from spoiled brat to Aes Sedai. Lan's past is also explored and his nature is explained, but I found the focus to be on Morraine - which I enjoyed as she has much more to do with the world Rand and the gange live in than Lan. If you are a fan of the main story, I suggest reading this and NOT skipping it. I'm glad I put my faith in Jordan and gave it a try.
Date published: 2006-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Spring = Wonderful! After reading all the books (so far) in the series it was great to take a look back at how it all began! The characters that we already knew but got to see in a different light made me love them even more, and the characters that we had never met befor were a wonderful addition to the story. I had a hard time putting the book down!
Date published: 2006-07-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun Great addition to the wheel of time mythology. If you're looking for a place to start the series, I would begin in the main set of books, but if you are looking for a few more pages about Morraine, Lan and the others - jump right in.
Date published: 2006-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful!!! I always liked the character of Moiraine Sedai great deal and I have always wondered about her past along with Lan. I was thrilled to read this book and learn more about the two of them. I do feel that it could use some more action in it, the acton at the end was good and made up for the lack of it in the rest of the book. If another prequel is written I will be glad to perchase it personally. A great read at a great price!
Date published: 2006-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful As a realatively new Fantasy fan, I found this book to be a wonderful read, Robert Jordan is to be congratulated, leaves the reader wanting more. Right up there with Stephan R. Donaldson. I can't wait to read more of his work.
Date published: 2005-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Spring I found this book a very good suplement to the Wheel of time series. I would not say that it is stand alone and i would not recommmend reading it before Eye of the World. You would never understand anything if you did that. I also don't think you would read the whole series if your read this one first. A very good book. It offered a lot of unkown insight.
Date published: 2005-09-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Robert get your Literary Act togther Pretty much agree with previous poster. Waste of time and complere waste of money and paper. How the mighty have fallen.
Date published: 2005-08-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from New Spring what a waste of my time!
Date published: 2005-07-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New Spring Okay, been a huge fan of WoT since the beginning, and have missed the character of Moiraine since she bought the farm in that stunning scene at the end of Fires of Heaven. She was always so mysterious, and it was so rare to get a POV from her in the main series, so New Spring has added to my understanding of her greatly, and I would recommend the book solely on that. Sure it's not as great as the main series, but as a supplement it does it's job- i.e. the backstory to two great characters in the series. My advice- read it only after you've read the other books, and only then. DO NOT START with New Spring, START with The Eye of the World!
Date published: 2005-06-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A waste of Spring and Money Reading this book is complete and utter waste of my time. Especially when I could have saved my money and bought it in paperback. A total write-off.
Date published: 2005-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New Spring. A so-so book. It's essentially an older story with extra material added to it. While the story is overall interesting. I found it dissapointing. Recommended only for hardcore Jordan fans. Everyone else wait for the paperback.
Date published: 2005-05-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from End it please!! I have to say this is a big disaapointment. Instead of finishing a series he starts with prequels. Which is too bad because Wot started great but the quality has gone down hill after book 6.
Date published: 2005-04-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I would laugh but I feel like crying instead For a man who claims not to have writers block and to know how the series ends why release a prequel? Or at the very least release a prequel before you finish the original series? A complete waste of money paper and time. Find yourself a new author
Date published: 2005-02-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from How the Mighty Have Fallen Let me get this stright instead of finishing his series Jordan writes a prequel. This book is so bad it's not even funny. This is a lame attempt to stretch a series which is already reaching a breaking point. He does not know the end of his series. Why release this trash.
Date published: 2004-12-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Let Tor know Will somebody with some clout please let the publisher know that if they contine to grind out this kind of poor writing they will lose a lot of readers, a.k.a. paying consumers. Both Tor and the author ought to be ashamed.
Date published: 2004-12-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Same old Stuff This is a completely forgettable addition to the Wheel of time. It's just a short story with some extra stuff added to it and sold twice as much as it was originally. Shame on Jordan for rehashing a story and shame on Tor for delaying the softcover to June 2005.
Date published: 2004-11-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Jordan Must Go Waste of time. Waste of money. Jordan has no more credibility as a writer and this attempt at a poorly disguised money grab is the last I will pick up from him. Which is too bad because he started so good and now his writing is flatter than 3 day old beer.
Date published: 2004-09-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Holy rehash Batman! This book is terrible. Instead of Book 11 we got this garbage instead. Please don't even compare him to Tolkien. He is not even remotely in Tolkiens league. Save your money wait for the paperback and hope Book 11 is much better. Maybe book 11 will be good not.
Date published: 2004-07-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It`s just get worse This prequel is a slap in the face to all of Jordan`s fans. It`s just plain strange to me why an author with such promise started so well and now writes solely for the sake of a rather large paycheck. Oh well I guess we are going to have to wait for book 11 once again.
Date published: 2004-07-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Tolkien! The book was OK: the book had an ending (sort of). I have often heard Jordan compared to Tolkien, but he's not in the same league at all. Tolkien's writing was clear and concise; when Tolkien gives background information it's relevant not inconsequential. I don't think the amount of lace on anyone's pillow moves the story along or provides atmosphere. Normally I love to read good descriptive text, but Jordan takes two or three pages for things that could be described in a paragraph. I often feel sorry for writers who get bad reviews; it's hard to continually turn out fresh material. Jordan and his publisher, however, have made many millions from this series and the readers deserve more than a rehashed prequel.
Date published: 2004-07-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A sucker born every minute This book is bad. It`s a poorly disguided attempt by an author with writers block to prolong a series. We deserve better. Can`t wait for the next prequel!
Date published: 2004-07-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from New Spring Unlike Irish Spring which smells good this book stinks to high heaven. Rather than continue his series he decides not only to take an existing story but sell it almost twice what it origanlly cost. Save your money wait for book 11
Date published: 2004-06-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not new spring more like old This is a pathetic attempt by an author to stretch a series he cannot finish. I have heard many times by fans that he knows how it ends. Then tell me why is he writing a prequel before finishing it. Another waste of paper just like book 10 was.
Date published: 2004-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from New Spring More like Old Spring This books is a lame attempth by Jordan to further his neverending series. Instead of writing Book 11 he decides to write a prequel. Mr jordan if you are suffering from writers block take a break we can wait. Please don`t gives us prequels and then say you know how it ends.
Date published: 2004-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New Spring Although this book seems to be an extension of the short story published a few years ago, I found it entertaining and informative. I enjoyed learning more about the beginnings of Moraine and Lan’s relationship. And the insight into Siaun, I think, adds to whole series. I would have preferred to see this book after the series was completed; but it is definitely a good read. I can only hope that Mr. Jordan is ready to finish the series soon as I am quite interested in the final outcome.
Date published: 2004-03-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Horror! The Horror! This book is just a reworking of a previous story. It is just a lame attempt to make more money. I wish he would finish his series especially if he already knows how it ends . All in all a disappointing book. Buy yourself legends volume 2 where a new spring was first written.
Date published: 2004-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Already been published save your money This book has all ready been published and is an insult to all robert jordan fans out there. Presumably this is the newest novel out there by robert jordan however if anyone has heard of the fantasy anthology published by joel silverberg the last story in the book is titled New Spring. Well guess what robert jordan wrote this and it was published 6 years ago in 1998 I know this because I bought a copy from a used book store for four dollars. So in closing people save your money and go to your nearest used book store and purchase legends Oh yeah it also contains stories by tad williams george rr martin and many others.
Date published: 2004-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from a rehased spring I can`t believe I paid money for something I already have. Wait for book 11. This book is just an exuse for aN AUTHOR WITH WRITERS BLOCK. fOR EVERYBODY THAT SAYS HE IS NOT STALLING he knows the ending then why does he not publish it. I guess he needs more money.
Date published: 2004-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good but not great. I liked the book. Background information on some of the characters is always nice. And it's much better than book ten. At least something happens. I think there will be atleast another part to the prequel though. Oh and Robert Jordan does know how the entire series is going to end. So to say that he is just stalling for time while he tries to think of an adequate ending is false. ~ LS
Date published: 2004-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Return from Jordan Robert Jordan has shown he still has the talent he did when he began crafting the intricate world that takes place in the Wheel of Time. While his last few books have started to slip, and Crossroads of Twilight was a let down of epic proportions, he manages to produce in results in A New Spring. This book is a prequel to the Wheel of Time, starting off with the events that lead circle around the birth of the Dragon Reborn, and the search that leads to him. Many of the characters return in their younger and less mature forms, but they are instantly recognizable none the less, and it is somewhat exciting being able to see how they acted as younglings. The tale itself is a little drawn out, but makes for a read as entertaining as anything he had done in the early books of this epic series. Many scenes show the return of the descriptive flow of Jordan, who can produce visions of lands and towns so realistic, you sometimes feel you can reach out and touch them. I feel that this book may mark a return of the old Jordan in the forthcoming final(?) few books of the series, and I hope this means a turn for the better in what was once my favorite contemporary fantasy series.
Date published: 2004-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wake up Wake up Mr. Jordon, the only reason you are rated the top writer of the fanatsay genre is because people were hooked on the original three or four books. After that we just wanted every character get on with what they had set out to do and finish the bloody story. Your series has become a stone and how much blood are you ready to suck out of it. There are many excellent writers out there and I enjoy reading them. Yours I keep reading if only to lambast you with what is yet another rip-off. Then I sit down and enjoy a George Martin, Terry Goodkind and has anyone not heard of Elizabeth Haydon. Try them folks, they are original, non-formatted books from authors with a fertile mind, not one who has become the Grinch of fantasy. Enjoy your royalties Sir. Jordan, The Wheel of Time has turned and been crushed under the weight of repetitive rhetoric.
Date published: 2004-01-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Finish the series!!!! Like above, I'm not gonna buy this book on the principle that this series has been going on for 10 years, so finish it already before you croak! THEN do prequels.... just my 2 cents
Date published: 2004-01-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ugh. My question is: why is robert jordan still writing. He already takes too long to get his point across, so why the heck is he going back and writing a prequil, besides, the book isn't very good either. He needs to get back to the real story, and finish it and bury it once and for all. Thank you.
Date published: 2004-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Time before what? I found the novel to be of what is to be expected from this writer. We saw a similar approach with the Shannara series. Although I will add that i remember it said many times in interviews with Jordan that he would not write about the first breaking. All in all I think we should allow for a writers perogative and enjoy this writing for what it is. If I ever find myself in a position as a writer to have the success such as his and the fortitude to be able to write such a series, I would be grateful. I thought this a wonderful read and a nice starting point for those just starting the series.
Date published: 2004-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Disagree Can't be a rip, he's said for years he's had the last half of the last book written out for a long time. Still, would be nice to finish the series before releasing prequels...
Date published: 2004-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rip off Why doesn't Robert Jordan just finish the series before writing a prequel . This just smells of: rip off, soak the readers, or ... can't think how to end the story! Let all _early_ Wheel of Time fans think up their own ending for the story and stop buying the books.
Date published: 2004-01-08

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New Spring: The Novel

by Robert Jordan

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 9.4 × 6.4 × 1.12 in

Published: January 4, 2004

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765306298

ISBN - 13: 9780765306296

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CHAPTER 1   The Hook     A cold wind gusted through the night, across the snow-covered land where men had been killing one another for the past three days. The air was crisp, if not so icy as Lan expected for this time of year. It was still cold enough for his steel breastplate to carry the chill through his coat, and his breath to mist in front of his face when the wind did not whip it away. The blackness in the sky was just beginning to fade, the thousands of stars like the thick-scattered dust of diamonds slowly dimming. The fat sickle of the moon hung low, giving barely light to make out the silhouettes of the men guarding the fireless camp in the sprawling copse of oak and leatherleaf. Fires would have given them away to the Aiel. He had fought the Aiel long before this war began, on the Shienaran marches, a matter of duty to friends. Aielmen were bad enough in daylight. Facing them in the night was as close to staking your life on the toss of a coin as made no difference. Of course, sometimes they found you without fires. Resting a gauntleted hand on his sword in its scabbard, he pulled his cloak back around himself and continued his round of the sentries through calf-deep snow. It was an ancient sword, made with the One Power before the Breaking of the World, during the War of the Shadow, when the Dark One had touched the world for a time. Only legends remained of that Age, except perhaps for what the Aes Sedai might know, yet the blade was hard fact. It
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From America''s premier fantasy writer---#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Crossroads of Twilight---comes an expanded version of his novella "New Spring," first published in the Legends collection.

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, is born an infant prophesied to change the world. That child must be found before the forces of the Shadow have an opportunity to kill him. Moiraine Damodred, a young Accepted soon to be raised to Aes Sedai, and Lan Mandragoran, a 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, of the Royal House of Cairhien, whose king has just died, and Lan, considered the uncrowned king of a nation long dead, find their lives threatened by the plots of those seeking power. "New Spring" related some of these events, in compressed form; New Spring: The Novel tells the whole story.

About the Author

Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting.
Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time®, one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad.
Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.

Editorial Reviews

"....the new Robert Jordan might prompt fans of the best-selling fantasy author to wonder if he has simply expanded on the short story "New Spring"....as luck would have it, the short story is merely the final chapter and epilogue of the novel. That leaves 25 other chapters of pure, fresh Wheel of Time excitement...."
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