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Seeds of Destruction: The Gathering Storm Hardcovers

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The Gathering Storm hardcover, October 2009 edition from Tor Books. The cover has Rand and Aviendha outside a manor house.

Embers of chaos threaten to erupt into a tempest of destruction in The Gathering Storm, the twelfth book of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time. Brandon Sanderson’s first contribution to the series maintains its magnificent epic fantasy scale while swiftly progressing towards Tarmon Gai’don. The seeds of a devastating denouement are firmly planted, and the endgame is on!

Committed fans need little persuasion by now, but let me lead you to The Gathering Storm hardcover with spirited insight. I’ll capture your attention with an alluring book blurb and heartfelt praise. You can complete your purchase at five different retailers and, over the following three books, revel in The Wheel of Time’s splendid conclusion.

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Seeds of Destruction

The Gathering Storm was completed by Brandon Sanderson following Robert Jordan’s passing. It isn’t shy about racing towards Tarmon Gai’don and was a New York Times #1 Best Seller in 2009, a fitting reward for the talents of both authors, the saga’s popularity, and its readers’ endurance.

Egwene al’Vere navigates perilous waters within the White Tower, seeking to expose Elaida’s tyrannical reign while risking her freedom. Verin Mathwin confides in the young Amyrlin-in-exile, revealing secrets that will send shockwaves through the Aes Sedai order. Meanwhile, the Seanchan cast a contemptuous gaze upon the divided Tower, poised to strike.

Rand al’Thor’s relentless pursuit of Graendal leads to nightmarish consequences. His wrath threatens to consume him, casting a dark shadow over his allies. Rand’s hardening heart hints at a devastating betrayal as Min and Nynaeve battle with their concern for the Dragon Reborn. Can he be saved from himself, or will his despair ignite the fires of destruction?

Inside the Story: The Gathering Storm is a book where the seeds of destruction, carefully sown throughout the series, begin to bear bitter fruit. Corruption festers within institutions once thought untouchable. Rand’s descent into darkness mirrors the chaos engulfing the world, testing loyalties to their absolute limits. The question lingers—is a catastrophic downfall inevitable, or can the threads of destiny be pulled back from the brink of despair?

The Gathering Storm Teaser Text (French Edition)

La Tempête Imminente, the French edition of The Gathering Storm, uses this glorious teaser text, translated for your enjoyment:

“Before the Last Battle, Rand still struggles to unify kingdoms divided by ancient quarrels while trying to negotiate a truce with the Seanchan. Around him, his most loyal allies worry. If he continues to harden, drained of all emotion, will he have the strength of soul required at Shayol Ghul to fight his duel to the death against the Dark One?

At the White Tower, prisoner and at the mercy of Elaida’s cruel whims, Egwene strives to undermine her rival’s power. Will she have time as the Seanchan attack looms? If the Aes Sedai retreat, a defeat would signal the end of their thousand-year-old stronghold… and probably all hope for the world.”

Find your copy of The Gathering Storm hardcover below and enter the heart of chaos.

Where to Buy The Gathering Storm Hardcovers

It’s time to secure your copy of The Gathering Storm hardcover. Let’s explore your options, from dependable sellers to those elusive and highly coveted finds!


Amazon is a trusted source for book lovers seeking convenience and dependability. They offer The Gathering Storm hardcover editions, both new and used, often with swift delivery options to bring the unfolding chaos to your door.

2009 Hardcover Edition from Tor Books

This is the reprinted 2009 hardcover edition of The Gathering Storm from Tor Books. On the cover, Aviendha watches Rand shake his fist defiantly outside a manor house. You’ll notice the hole burned through one wall, depicting a scene from the book. The art is by Darrell K. Sweet.

2009 Hardcover Edition from Orbit

The 2009 hardcover edition of The Gathering Storm from Orbit has the iconic snake-wheel symbol outlined in gold against a backdrop of red-toned storm clouds.


AbeBooks connects you with independent bookstores worldwide, offering an expansive selection of The Gathering Storm hardcovers. Browse their marketplace and discover well-loved copies, elusive gems, and everything in between.

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The storm might have raged through the pages, but Biblio harbors those hardcover editions of The Gathering Storm that have weathered the test of time. Explore their collection and uncover copies with character, each with a unique story to tell. Find this book at

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Blackwell’s, a respected UK bookseller since 1879, offers readers a wealth of literary delights worldwide. You’ll find The Gathering Storm hardcover amongst their fantasy treasures. banner is an ethical alternative for bookworms, empowering independent bookstores. When you purchase The Gathering Storm hardcover on their platform, you support your chosen bookstore or a shared earnings pool.

American visitors can follow this link for the 2009 Tor Books hardcover edition. I also have book lists on, which you can find in the United States or the United Kingdom.

More Ways to Enjoy The Gathering Storm

If you already own The Gathering Storm hardcover, you might want to explore these alternative formats for your next read of the story:

The Gathering Storm Paperback: A Monumental Novel

The Gathering Storm Audiobook: An Epic Tale of Devastation and Despair

The Gathering Storm Kindle Edition: Resolve, Revelation, and Retribution

Did this post help you find The Gathering Storm hardcover? Let me know your thoughts on the novel in the comments.

Until next time, may the Light shine on you, my friends!


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