I know I’m not the only one looking forward to the October 27, 2009 release date of The Gathering Storm, the first posthumous novel in Robert Jordan‘s massive Wheel of Time series (the book was co-written by Brandon Sanderson).
On this day, the second anniversary of the author’s death, Tor Books has blessed us by releasing the first chapter of The Gathering Storm on their webpage. If you go to Tor.com and register (registering is free), you too can read the first chapter.
The chapter, titled “Tears of Steel,” starts as every other Wheel of Time book begins, with the familiar phrase “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 comes again.”
What follows is a standard first chapter to any Wheel of Time book, but I’ll let you read it yourself. If you’re like me, you’ve been looking forward to this release for a long time, and thank goodness the wait is almost over.