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In this novel, the series begins its dramatic conclusion. Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the last battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward - wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders - his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.
Omtale fra forlaget
The final volume of the Wheel of Time, A Memory of Light, was partially written by Robert Jordan before his untimely passing in 2007. Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn books, was chosen by Jordan's editor ? his wife, Harriet McDougal ? to complete the final book. The scope and size of the volume was such that it could not be contained in a single book, and so The Gathering Storm is the first of three novels that will cover the outline left by Robert Jordan, chronicling Tarmon Gai'don and Rand al'Thor's final confrontation with the Dark One. This short sequence will complete the struggle against the Shadow, bringing to a close a journey begun almost twenty years ago and marking the conclusion of the Wheel of Time, the preeminent fantasy epic of our era. The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.
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"Reasoning with a woman is impossible," Mat continued, eyes forward. "It's like . . . Well, reasoning with a woman is like sitting down to a friendly game of dice. Only the woman refuses to acknowledge the basic bloody rules of the game. A man, he'll cheat you—but he'll do it honestly. He'll use loaded dice, so that you think you're losing by chance. And if you aren't clever enough to spot what he's doing, then maybe he deserves to take your coin. And that's that. "A woman, though, she'll sit down to that same game and she'll smile, and act like she's going to play. Only when it's her turn to throw, she'll toss a pair of her own dice that are blank on all six sides. Not a single pip showing. She'll inspect her throw, then she'll look up at you and say, 'Clearly I just won.'"
I'm going to keep bloody gambling! Bloody, bloody gambling and drinking! Where's my bloody drink? Anyone want to gamble for it?
At the end of time,<br>
when the many become one,<br>
the last storm shall gather its angry winds <br>
to destroy a land already dying. <br>
And at its center, <br>
the blind man shall stand <br>
upon his own grave. <br>
There he shall see again, <br>
and weep for what has been wrought.
Jeg, som mange andre, ønsker å fullføre denne "utfordringa" i år. Kan selvsagt ikke jukse, og legge inn bøker jeg har lest før året begynte (som "The girl with all the gifts" i kategorien en bok med gult omslag). Lista oppdateres fortløpende når jeg fullfører en kategori.
En bok utgitt i 2017: "Rigels øyne", Roy Jacobsen
En bok skrevet av en afrikansk forfatter:
En bok som har vunnet The Man Booker Prize:
En bok utgitt det året du fylte 18: "The gathering storm", Robert Jordan og Brandon Sanderson
En bok med gult omslag: "2084", Boualem Sansal
En bok utgitt det året moren eller faren din ble født: "East of Eden", John Steinbeck (1952)
En bok utgitt under et pseudonym: "Towers of Midnight" og de andre Wheel of time-bøkene skrevet av Robert Jordan som jeg har lest i år
En bok med en tittel som begynner på F: "Fiskene har ingen føtter", Jón Kalman Stefánsson
Bok med handling i en annen verden: "Throne of glass", Sarah J. Maas
En bok med kvinnelig hovedperson: "Damenes detektivbyrå nr. 1", Alexander McCall Smith
En bok med en farge i tittelen: "Hvitt hav", Roy Jacobsen
En bok skrevet for barn: "The golden compass", Philip Pullman