Brandon Sanderson

A MEMORY OF LIGHT AUDIOBOOK SAMPLE

A MEMORY OF LIGHT AUDIOBOOK SAMPLE

One of the great pleasures of listening to The Wheel of Time in audiobook format is the outstanding narration of Michael Kramer and Kate Reading. The husband and wife team have voiced all of the books in the series, most recently A MEMORY OF LIGHT.

INTO SHAYOL GHUL – THE MAKING OF A MEMORY OF LIGHT

INTO SHAYOL GHUL – THE MAKING OF A MEMORY OF LIGHT

My approach to A MEMORY OF LIGHT was dictated by unfamiliarity with the series. Not having read The Wheel of Time books, I focused on the scene provided and the characters therein while also keeping in mind that this book was the culmination of many years of reading for devoted fans.

It seemed best to start with the focus of the painting: Rand himself.

My initial sketches explored the pose he might adopt as he entered the dark confines of the cave. I attached light sticks to a wooden bokken and descended a flight of stairs with the lights off, trying to get a feel for how he would be holding the sword to light his way into darkness. (Since early in my career, I’ve found a kinesthetic sense of the figure’s pose is helpful before attempting to recreate it in it’s variations.)

A MEMORY OF LIGHT ORIGINAL ART

A MEMORY OF LIGHT ORIGINAL ART Last week, we released the print for A MEMORY OF LIGHT which is signed by Michael Whelan and Brandon Sanderson. This week, we will be unveiling a “making of” gallery featuring concept art from Michael Whelan’s cover for book 14 in Robert...

A MEMORY OF LIGHT BOUND

A MEMORY OF LIGHT BOUND A VISUAL TOUR ON TOR.COM Are you a fan of the late Robert Jordan?  A bibliophile?  Or are you just obsessed with how things are made? Head over to TOR.com for Irene Gallo’s tour of Quad Graphics, the book bindery where she documented the assembly of A MEMORY OF...

A MEMORY OF LIGHT

A MEMORY OF LIGHT

I was honored to paint the cover image for the final book in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, but it was a daunting prospect given the massive backstory of 14 books written over a span of 20+ years.

Each volume, illustrated by the late Darrell K. Sweet, had a similar look and feel. I decided the last cover should retain a sense of continuation while bringing the epic to a close.

PRINTING A WHELAN COVER

PRINTING A WHELAN COVER A MEMORY OF LIGHT GOES TO PRESS Irene Gallo, Art Director at TOR books, recently visited Coral Graphics in NY to review sales proofs for the jacket art of A MEMORY OF LIGHT. On bigger books, like AMoL, we will go through the entire printing process to create an early...

TOR.COM REVEALS WHELAN COVER ART

TOR.COM REVEALS WHELAN COVER ART A MEMORY OF LIGHT COVER REVEAL TOR.com:  “We are very excited to reveal the cover to A Memory of Light, the final volume of Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time. The artwork for this final edition is by, arguably, one of today’s most beloved...

A MEMORY OF LIGHT

A MEMORY OF LIGHT WHEEL OF TIME COVER ART Michael has just finished the cover art for A MEMORY OF LIGHT, the 14th and final book in the classic Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and now Brandon Sanderson. The first book was published in 1990 and over the years has garnered a huge...

THE WAY OF KINGS

THE WAY OF KINGS NEW WHELAN COVER ART Debuting today on Tor Books’ website is the first Michael Whelan cover in a long time. #1 best-selling author Brandon Sanderson’s THE WAY OF KINGS will be released late this summer, but you can see the front cover and the work in...

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