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New Spring: The Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert Jordan

Narrated By: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: January 2004

Duration: 12 hours 38 minutes


From America's premier fantasy writer---#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Crossroads of Twilight---comes an expanded version of his novella "New Spring," first published in the Legends collection. For three days battle has raged in the snow around the great city of Tar Valon. In the city, a Foretelling of the future is uttered. On the slopes of Dragonmount, the immense mountain that looms over the city, is born an infant prophesied to change the world. That child must be found before the forces of the Shadow have an opportunity to kill him. Moiraine Damodred, a young Accepted soon to be raised to Aes Sedai, and Lan Mandragoran, a soldier fighting in the battle, are set on paths that will bind their lives together. But those paths are filled with complications and dangers, for Moiraine, of the Royal House of Cairhien, whose king has just died, and Lan, considered the uncrowned king of a nation long dead, find their lives threatened by the plots of those seeking power. "New Spring" related some of these events, in compressed form; New Spring: The Novel tells the whole story.


  • Brian H

    A brilliant story assisted by marvelous narrators. I loved running into the characters from the main story and listening to how they behaved earlier in their lives. My one complaint is how difficult it is to listen to all the words that describe the settings in Robert Jordan's world. Character development takes up a tremendous amount of space in his novels. In this book as well. He describes an Aes Sedai's dress with all the ruffles and frills it carries for twenty miles. When my mind comes back to the story he is then describing the rings on her finger. Come on. I get it already. She's wearing a beautiful dress and pretty rings can we please get on with it? But by the end of the story I love all the characters. Especially when comparing them to characters created in other novels.

  • Rick Tucker

    The wheel of time has always been my favorite series. Robert Jordan is a master at writing. The narrators are really good in this book.

  • Joyce Taylor

    I am presently listening to the entire Wheel of Time series in chronological order. I am in awe of Jordan's creative mind. "New Spring" has added greatly to my understanding of two favorite main characters and provided insight into their motivation and relationship. I can't imagine reading the series without including this delightful book.