I have finished the book and I enjoyed it very much (a full review will go live on the 2nd). Fans, I know you can’t wait, and I am looking forward to talking about all the juicy stuff I now know. So, while you wait, enjoy:
- You can purchase an ebook version of the Prologue: “Distinctions” at the usual places (a greedy move by Tor in my opinion). There is also a teaser for the Prologue here that consists of one of the points of view from the Prologue.
- Ch. 1 is available to read on-line for free. No need to read the Prologue first.
- The audio version of Ch. 2 is available for free. This one follows directly from two of the points of view from the Prologue, so I suggest not listening if you haven’t already read the Prologue.
- Ch. 8 is available to read for free at Brandon Sanderson’s website. This is the first Mat chapter of the book and you can read it without reading the Prologue, Ch. 1 or Ch. 2.
- Jason from Dragomount also helped to develop a book trailer for Towers of Midnight. You can watch below (minor spoilers that really don’t spoil in my opinion).
- Now that you’ve watched the trailer, you may want to watch a few making of the trailer videos. They are very interesting and feature interviews with Jason, Matt (Tamyrlin from Theoryland), the actress, and others. Very fun stuff.
- And for those who want some early reviews of the book itself, they are starting to pop up: Leigh Butler at Tor.com, Jason at Dragonmount, Tamyrlin at Theoryland. These are all non-spoiler reviews from mega-fans of the series. EDIT: It seems that Pat of the Fantasy Hotlist couldn't be left out and jumped out and shared a few of his thoughts about the book before he even finished it (note: I disagree with almost everything he says).
- EDIT: Also, the very informative WOTFAQ has been updated through The Gathering Storm.