The story of The Wheel of Time spans fifteen books, but the fantasy world which that story resides within is more complex and detailed than even those books could relate. Only a fraction of what author Robert Jordan imagined ended up on the page, the rest going into his personal files. Team Jordan is composed of Harriet McDougal, former Editorial Director of Tom Doherty Associates, and Robert Jordan’s wife and editor, and Alan Romanczuk and Maria Simons who were Jordan’s and McDougal’s editorial assistants, and all of whom worked with Brandon Sanderson to complete the series. The Wheel of Time Companion: The People, Places and History of the Bestselling Series, contains more than 800 pages of carefully selected additional material.
Jason Denzel is the founder of Dragonmount.com, the leading online community for Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time saga. Mystic, Jason’s debut novel, presents a classically inspired epic fantasy adventure, as common-born sixteen-year-old Pomella AnDone competes against tradition to be the apprentice to the High Mystic of her world.
This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Wheel of Time Companion or Mystic from Mysterious Galaxy, available November 3 starting at 10 AM!
Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time(r) by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. Over the course of fifteen books and millions of words, the world that Jordan created grew in depth and complexity. However, only a fraction of what Jordan imagined ended up on the page, the rest going into his personal files.
Now "The Wheel of Time Companion" sheds light on some of the most intriguing aspects of this fantasy world, including biographies and motivations of many characters that never made it into the books, but helped bring Jordan's world to life.
Included in the volume in an A-to-Z format are:
An entry for each named character
An inclusive dictionary of the Old Tongue
New maps of the Last Battle
New portraits of many characters
Histories and customs of the nations of the world
The strength level of many channelers
Descriptions of the flora and fauna unique to the world
And much more!
For hundreds of years, high-born nobles have competed for the chance to learn of the Myst. Powerful, revered, and often reclusive, Mystics have the unique ability to summon and manipulate the Myst: the underlying energy that lives at the heart of the universe. Once in a very great while, they take an apprentice, always from the most privileged sects of society. Such has always been the tradition-until a new High Mystic takes her seat and chooses Pomella AnDone, a restless, low-born teenager, as a candidate.
Commoners have never been welcomed among the select few given the opportunity to rise beyond even the highest nobility. So when Pomella chooses to accept the summons and journey to Kelt Apar, she knows that she will have more to contend with than the competition for the apprenticeship.
Breaking both law and tradition, Pomella undergoes three trials against the other candidates to prove her worthiness. As the trials unfold, Pomella navigates a deadly world of intolerance and betrayal, unaware that ruthless conspirators intend to make her suffer for having the audacity to seek to unravel the secrets of the Myst.