Saturday, February 17, 2018 11:01:44 AM
Earlier today, Barnes & Noble released a detailed analysis of many components that make up The Wheel of Time series.  The article focuses on wordcount, and how that applies to several areas of the novels, including character's gender, character's nationality, character's occupation, as well as words per book, and words averaged per chapter.   It's a bit overwhelming to look at it in number form, but author Kevin Klein does a fantastic job of explaining what each graph ...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 8:09:02 PM
Later this month, Tor.com will be kicking off a new column devoted to reading The Wheel of Time, aptly named "Reading the Wheel of Time."  This weekly article will be headed by Kelsey Jefferson Barrett.  Barrett, though steeped in sci-fi and fantasy, has yet to embark on a journey through The Wheel of Time series.  He will be looking at it all through a new lens and with fresh perspective.  Barrett's first steps through Randland will debut Tuesday, February 20th.   To...
Monday, February 12, 2018 7:07:02 PM
This edition of “Fantasy Review” is for The Obelisk Gate, the second novel in N. K. Jemisin’s The Broken Earth series.  This book was also awarded the Hugo for Best Novel in 2017.  It’s easy to see why.   Synopsis: Reunited with Alabaster, Essun once again becomes the learner. He has plans—and since he is turning into a rock—it’s up to Essun to finish them. They try to make the best of things in their new comm, Castrima, but when the world is breaking down, ...
Monday, February 5, 2018 8:01:02 PM
  This edition of “Fantasy Review” is for The Fifth Season, by N. K. Jemisin. This story was the winner of the 2016 Hugo for Best Novel.  And it was a fantastic read!   Slight spoilers follow.   Synopsis: The earth is in fluctuation.  Father Earth hates the humans who inhabit him, and he is constantly spewing his molten blood to their surface homes.  Periods where his anger is most fierce are called Seasons, and ash clouds block out...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:23:00 AM
Frederick "Ted" Field, an Executive Producer with Sony, may be making some announcements about the potential Wheel of Time television series in the near future.   According to The Hollywood Reporter, Field's sudden luck with the successful Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle film late last year may help with developments for The Wheel of Time show.  They state that Field has several big announcements coming soon, and "[o]ne of those announcements will be a television series...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 8:00:14 AM
Wheel of Time Spoilers is a newish podcast (the first episode aired April 2017), so it might be under the radar for many Wheel of Time fans.  The hosts, Seth and Patrick, began with personal stories of how they first started reading the series, then moved onto background information about the world of the Wheel (ie: the Age of Legends, the Breaking), then jumped into a chronological reread/discussion of The Eye of the World.  They are currently on The Great Hunt, but the latest episode...
Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:09:00 PM
Our very own Jason Denzel was humbled by an opportunity to speak to Narg the Trolloc, who is in charge of The Daily Trolloc, a website aflutter with all the rumors within The Wheel of Time fandom.  Every current bit of information is squeezed into each edition of The Daily Trolloc, and Jason’s interview is one piece of the latest gossip.   Narg’s questions range from asking about memories of Robert Jordan to more personal topics, such as Jason’s Mystic trilogy—the second...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 4:32:00 AM
Welcome to Dragonount 9.0!  As we enter our 20th year, I wanted to commemorate that special event by putting some fresh paint on our web community.    Although it took longer than we expected, DM has been significantly upgraded with all new server hardware, fresh back-end software, and all new website features.  For the first time in our history, we're mobile friendly.  (I know, I know, you could argue we're almost a decade late on that.)   I'm excited...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 11:33:00 AM
Adam Whitehead recently published this fascinating article which is a culmination of Robert Jordan's notes, interviews, blog entries, and statements to show the evolution of Jordan's ideas regarding The Wheel of Time.   One of the more interesting pieces of information is how different the series initially began.  Whitehead refers to Jordan's first outline as "Death Metal Wheel of Time," and "essentially George R.R. Martin on acid."  This version featured plotlines full...
Saturday, January 6, 2018 12:01:01 PM
Rafe Judkins, the writer and showrunner for a potential Wheel of Time television series sent out a tweet earlier this week showing off his worn copies of the first three novels.  Many have speculated that this means Judkins is starting to work on a script for the show.     Adam Whitehead  sums up the current rights and details of the show on his website, stating :   Quote Although Sony have committed to producing...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM
The announcement of Alan Romanczuk's retirement from Team Jordan was released earlier today from the official Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time Google+ page. Quote We announce the retirement, effective Christmas 2017, of a longstanding team member, Alan Romanczuk.Co-author of THE WHEEL OF TIME COMPANION, Alan joined Bandersnatch Group the summer of 2001 to help with continuity and research on the series and other odd jobs such as building and repairing...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 8:00:00 PM
The Black Ajah strikes again! Beginning on November 24th and lasting through Monday, November 27th, prices at Ta'veren Tees (TheWheelofTimeStore.com) will be slashed by up to 20%. Make sure to pick up WoT gifts for your friends and yourself...but watch out for the Black Ajah*!*Not that there is actually a Black Ajah. Those are only rumors. Add to your collection of The Wheel of Time ornaments with this year's Asha'man-inspired bulb. You can get this ornament for...