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Good prequel for Wheel of Time Fans
on January 6, 2014
"New Spring" is a prequel to Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series, and I would only recommend it to fans of the series. I would also suggest reading it in published order or after completing the series.
If you read the novel in published order, it will further build some suspicions of which sisters are Black Ajah, and it will give a deeper appreciation of Lan, Morraine, and Siuan. Since I read it after finishing the series, I already knew what would play out for each of these characters, but I still enjoyed getting back in touch with the epic saga.
In comparing this book to Jordan's other novels, I thought it was a bit slow, and a notch below the first six books; however it was better than his middle books in the series.
Overall, I enjoyed the book, and learning a bit more about the years leading up to Rand's birth, and the Dark One's plans to bring everything down.