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If you’ve been meaning to dive into The Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy series that inspired a generation of speculative fiction authors, now is the time. Yes, because the books are being adapted into an Amazon Prime series starring Rosamund Pike. Yes, because we are in the middle of a global pandemic and leisure activities that involve curling up at home are a good idea right now. And, yes, because Tor Books just released a gorgeous hardcover edition of the first novel in the series, The Eye of the World, and we are giving away five copies.
The special hardcover edition of The Eye of the World features redesigned jacket art, a new introduction from Brandon Sanderson, four-color world map endpapers, a hardcover stamp of the iconic snake-wheel, and a ribbon bookmark. Basically, it’s beautiful and would be a gorgeous addition to any fantasy book-lovers collection.
The Wheel of Time series was originally planned as a six-book series, but evolved into 14 installments over the course of the writing. Jordan died in 2007 while writing the 12th book in the series, but left extensive notes behind so that another writer could complete the story in his stead. That writer ended up being Sanderson, who completed the series in 2013.
For those who have never read The Wheel of Time, here’s the official synopsis for the first book:
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
When The Two Rivers is attacked by Trollocs–a savage tribe of half-men, half-beasts–five villagers flee that night into a world they barely imagined, with new dangers waiting in the shadows and in the light.
Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The last six books in series were all instant #1 New York Times bestsellers, and The Eye of the World was named one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
Click on the link above to enter the giveaway. The giveaway will be running until October 16th. Winners will be chosen on October 20th and notified via email. Unfortunately, the giveaway is only open to residents of the United States and Canada. Good luck!
If you’d like to buy your own copy of the special hardcover edition of The Eye of the World, it is available to purchase now wherever books are sold. You can find out more here.