Short Story Review: “New Spring”

“New Spring”
The Wheel of Time series
By Robert Jordan
Collected in Legends
Edited by Robert Silverberg

“New Spring” is a prequel story to Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series. Lan, crown prince to the dead kingdom Malkier, travels through the Borderlands, on a journey to defeat the terrible Blight which ravished his homeland.

Meanwhile, Moiraine, a renegade Aes Sedai, travels in the same direction as Lan, searching for a prophesied male who can wield the power of the Aes Sedai without succombing to madness. The two must join forces to save the child from the clutches of the Black Ajah.

I really enjoyed this story, although there were a lot of unfamiliar terms. The plot was intricate and well-written, and it was easy to care about what happened to the characters. I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys good fantasy.

This review originally appeared 22 December 2012 on

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