by Robert Jordan
Review by Bruce Wallace
Tor HCVR ISBN/ITEM#: 0765306298
Date: 6 January 2004 List Price 22.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
From official release/information:
New Spring is an expanded version of a novella published with the same name in Robert Silverberg's anthology Legends (1998). This prequel to Jordan's immensely popular Wheel of Time series purports to tell the full story of the events, complex plots and even more complex alliances, deceptions and betrayals that abound as the birth of the Dragon Reborn comes to pass. The Dragon Reborn it is prophesied will be a male child who possess the ability to channel and is the living embodiment of Lews Therin Telamon a king dead for thousands of years. Once the Dragon Reborn is crowned he will lead the forces of the Light in the final battle against the lord of the Shadows and his creatures. Unless of course the sisters of the White Tower find him first and remove his ability to channel the One Force for his own good or put him firmly under their thumbs for their own good. Not to mention the creatures of the Shadow including the members of the Black Ajah, a splinter group of the sisters of the White Tower who would like to the see the young king silenced.