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Updated Info on the Wheel of Time Companion


Posted by Jason on Jan 07 2015 12:20 PM under in A Memory of Light

Today Tor Books released new information about the Wheel of Time Companion, the upcoming encyclopedia-style supplement to the Wheel of Time series.  

Here's what we know about the book so far:

  • It will be released in November 2015.
  • It's organized alphabetically, like an encyclopedia, with entries for all 2,000+ named characters in the series.
  • It includes a complete dictionary for the Old Tongue.
  • It includes other information about the characters, history, and world such as the relative strengths for many channelers.
  • It includes new maps and character illustrations (although we are not sure if they are color or black and white. No artists have been announced).
  • It includes all of the maps previously found inside the books.
  • The complete book is over 350,000 words, which makes it as longer than an average-sized WoT novel.
  • The Companion will have spoilers for the entire series.

 

The image seen here is the book cover. Harriet McDougall is, of course, Robert Jordan's widow and the editor of the entire series. Alan Romanczuk and Maria Simons are their assistants, who've had an intimate role in organizing and tracking the lore of the series for many years. 

 

 

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Posted by Jason on Jan 07 2015 12:20 PM under in A Memory of Light

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Looks pretty sweet! I am looking forward to adding this book to my collection!

You can now pre-order it from book depository and amazon ! :)

Sounds cool!

=)

 

Cannot wait! Trying to wrap up the series by then. If I can get to Book 11 by September I can listen to the last 3 as audiobooks by that time :) Almost finished book 5!!

I would really like to see something like Martin's "World of Ice and Fire" as far as the art is concerned. Beyond cover illustrations, there is little to no professional art out there, which is surprising to me, given the Wheel of Time's massive audience.

Pbarkdull, you might want to check out The World of Robert Jordans: The Wheel of time book! It has some art work in there, though this is one book in TWOT series that gets some criticism for the artwork. Granted, the art is not the best, though I dont' think its as bad as some people make it out to be!

 

Some of the characters in that book look like either older or younger versions of themselves, yet I don't think the art is that bad! I thought the depictions of Demandred, Lanfear, Egwene, and Elayne are pretty decent. Also, the text and history about the Age of Legends, The War of Power, and The Trolloc Wars etc. is pretty interesting!

 

Looking forward to TWOT companion, and hopefully a cool summer!

Awesome. There will be a map of Shara , Seanchan continent or more about the blight?



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