Old News for Some, New to Me
When browsing the Dragonmount forums I came across a across a synopsis of The Gathering Storm, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. BenTGainden explains that JordanCon asked people not to record the synopsis of The Gathering Storm, so this is the best we have access to for the moment. If you know of an actual audio copy, don't be scared to spread the love, discreetly. From the description, it is pretty clear to me that people are being called/drawn to the last battle, and are heading "north" to Tarmon Gaidon.
Additionally, before Mr. Jordan's recorded reading was presented to the audience, it was introduced by a little blurb, shedding light on the structure and some of the major plot lines. You can find all that underneath this, courtesy of WoTWiki:
In this epic novel, Robert Jordan’s international bestselling series begins its dramatic conclusion. Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward—wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders—his allies work in desperation to forestall the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.If you are a fan of the series make sure to pre-order The Gathering Storm, or you will end up chewing through your fingers when your local bookstore doesn't have it in stock. I can pretty much guarantee that I will have this read and reviewed the day its out, so here is to hoping that the 23 different points of view in the book don't ruin in.
Egwene al’Vere, the Amyrlin Seat of the rebel Aes Sedai, is a captive of the White Tower and subject to the whims of their tyrannical leader. As days tick toward the Seanchan attack she knows is imminent, Egwene works to hold together the disparate factions of Aes Sedai while providing leadership in the face of increasing uncertainty and despair. Her fight will prove the mettle of the Aes Sedai, and her conflict will decide the future of the White Tower—and therefore the world itself.