Finally the 13th book of the Wheel of Time series is out. I’ve done a small research and looks like the best place to buy it is here at amazon. The eBook version is delayed for 3 months, probably because of piracy issues and the fact that the publisher makes a lot more from the hardcover sales. The fun thing about this is that the eBook was originally planed to be published a year(!!!) after the hardcover publication date but Brandon Sanderson talked to Harriet (Robert Jordan’s wife) and somehow convinced here to lower this time to the 3 months we have now
And regarding the piracy issues. Surely delaying the eBook publication date will delay the day the book will appear on pirate torrent sites. But someone will eventually scan it and upload somewhere. My guess is it’ll take them a week or two at most. However the audio-book version is already available on some pirate sites and reading the comments there made me laugh aloud. One would expect those “pirates” to be some outlaw people who’re just looking for free book version. Well it turned out that most of them are hardcore fans who have already ordered/preordered the book and just can’t wait till it reaches them
Tor has released chapter 2 of ToM today! It’s available on Tor’s website in audio-book format here. Prior to this Tor has released chapters 1, 8 and the prologue of Towers of Midnight. Now all we have to wait for is the release of the book on November 2.
You can preorder the book on amazon but there’s also a way to get the book numbered and signed by Brandon Sanderson even if you’re living not in US. See my post here for more details.
Brandon Sanderson has posted on his blog that he believes chapter 2 of Towers of Midnight will be released during this week.
I believe that Tor.com will also be releasing chapter two, possibly this week.
Chapter 1, 8 and prologue of the book are released for more than 15 days already.
Wheel of Time book #13 Towers of Midnight will be released on November 2. For preordering options see my previous post here or go ahead and buy it from amazon.
The actual book is going to be out on November 2! In the meantime you can buy the prologue from amazon. Which isn’t one of the longest prologues in the series for sure but has quite a few viewpoints. Also the preview of first chapter of the book is called “Apples First” and is available on Tor’s website. Brandon Sanderson has also released a preview of chapter 8 on his website and there’s some pretty damn interesting stuff about Mat in it . Chapter 2 of “Towers of Midnight” is expected to be out around October 15th.
Now for the really hardcore fans there’s a way to get Towers of Midnight signed and numbered ( the number of the sold book ) without waiting in a line for hours or buying a ticket to fly to USA! Brandon & Sam Weller’s Bookstore have given us the opportunity to pre-order the book online (they did this last year as well, my signed and number copy of tGS is on the shelf beside me). The sad thing is that the price of international shipping has gone up to $45 (more details on shipping prices bellow) but you can actually fit 2 books in the package. I’m going to order a copy of “The Way of Kings” which will cost me additional $27.99 (see my note at the bottom) and in total that would be $96.98 (the Way of kings + the Towers of Midnight + international shipping).
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