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New Spring [Anglais] [Poche]

Robert Jordan
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  • Poche: 378 pages
  • Editeur : Tor Books; Édition : Reissue (13 juin 2005)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 0765345455
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765345455
  • Dimensions du produit: 16,8 x 10,7 x 2,3 cm
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Robert Jordan (de son vrai nom James Oliver Rigney) est né en 1948 à Charleston en Caroline du Sud. A l'âge de cinq ans, il lisait déjà Jules Verne et Mark Twain. Diplômé de l'Ecole militaire de Caroline du Sud, la Citadelle, il a servi dans l'armée et a été envoyé au Vietnam d'où il est revenu décoré de nombreuses médailles. Curieux et hyperactif, il était amateur de chasse, de pêche, de voile mais aussi, de poker et d'échecs. Il écrivait depuis 1977 (roman historique, western et fantasy avec la série des Conan) et poursuivait son best-seller mondial, La Roue du Temps, avant d'être fauché par une maladie en 2007. Ses fans lui ont rendu hommage dans le monde entier.

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Une petite merveille !! 19 mai 2004
Par "sednae"
Format:Relié
Pour tous les fans de Robert Jordan qui ont apprécié la série "La Roue du temps", ce livre est indispensable (et aussi pour ceux qui souhaitent se plonger dans cet univers sans avoir lu les 24 autres livres avant bien sur!)
l'histoire de Moiraine et de lan est vraiment géniale!
Bonne lecture!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 my taylor is rich 23 octobre 2009
Par Athanagor
Format:Broché
Si vous adorez l'univers de la roue du temps et que vous êtes comme moi :
- vous n'en pouvez plus d'attendre les traductions françaises qui ne sont pas toujours de bonne qualité
- vous doutez de vos capacités en anglais
Testez-vous avec "New Spring" !

L'histoire est en plus un vrai régal. Cette nouvelle répond à certaines questions people qu'on est en droit de se poser à la lecture de la roue du temps ;)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 English review. 3 février 2012
Par Aetas
Format:Poche|Achat vérifié
If you are interested in the wheel of time series, if you are planning on reading the wheel of time series, or if you have read all the books released so far, this is a must !
It will enhance your thoughts and conception of the Aes sedai - Warder bond, aswell as giving you a fill in on the events leading up to the beginning of "The eye of the world"
Highly recommended
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Why do I bother??, 13 février 2006
Par Rylin
Format:Poche
Jordan's latest in a series that seems destined simply to be rather than entertain has forced me to take a hiatus from him. I got this for Christmas but instead went with a newcomer, Brian S. Pratt who wrote an engrossing book called The Unsuspecting Mage.
How can a new writer instill more intense feeling of excitement in me than a veteran such as Jordan? Maybe Mr. Jordan can take the time to remember what it means to be a reader instead of a writer and once again, write to entertain!
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Considerably better than Crossroads of Twilight 13 février 2004
Par Ironblayde - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié|Achat vérifié
Those familiar with Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series know that a great many readers have something of a love/hate relationship with it. On the one hand, the world in which the story takes place is meticulously constructed, diverse and highly immersive, a true joy to read about. Some of his characters are quite intriguing, and his numerous subplots were always enough to keep readers highly involved. On the other hand, his series has two huge defects. First, almost every single female character is cut from exactly the same mold; Jordan says he wanted to write "strong" women, but what he means is that they behave like arrogant, spoiled teenagers who see men as little more than beasts of burden. I've read a number of strong women in literature, and met a number of them in my life, and none acts the least bit like Jordan's harpies. The second problem is that in the later volumes of the series, "glacial" doesn't even begin to describe the pacing. At least glaciers make progress once in awhile.
New Spring, thankfully, rectifies the latter problem. It moves along at a fine pace, keeping the reader interested from beginning to end. It's a measure of the depth of Jordan's story that even those of us who have read through the whole Wheel of Time series numerous times can find plenty of interest in this latest volume. A number of long-standing questions are resolved to greater or lesser extent in this book:
- What history does Elaida have with Moiraine and Siuan?
- What is the nature of the test to become full Aes Sedai?
- What happened to the other Malkieri following the fall of their nation?
- Why does Siuan suspect that Cadsuane is Black Ajah?
- What was the "unpleasantness" following the Aiel War that Cadsuane has referred to?
- How did Moiraine meet Lan?
- What was Lan's life like before he met Moiraine?
- How was the Tower involved in the fall of Malkier?
As you probably know, New Spring first appeared in short story form quite some time ago, and sometime following its release, Jordan's publishers at Tor convinced him to expand it into a novel, since he had told them that there was a great deal of the story he had to leave out in order to fit it into the space he was given. Keep in mind that I have never read the compressed version of this book, so I cannot compare the two, and tell you what was added or expanded in the novel form. However, the book doesn't read like a very short story that's been lengthened to fit a higher page count, not at all.
The other thing of note is that a number of sections in this book are written with Lan as the point-of-view character, which is an interesting experience, since I don't think Jordan has ever used him as such in the standard Wheel of Time books. Lan's character is already much as it will be about eighteen years later, when the opening events of the series proper take place, but the look into his mind is still fun.
The other main characters, Moiraine and Siuan, do show a little difference from their older counterparts that we're used to. Moiraine in particular is interesting to read, as she really comes across as a younger version of herself: determined and capable of great focus, but yet to attain the dignity and composure we're used to seeing from her. Siuan is a bit of a different story -- she seems to change rather rapidly after becoming Aes Sedai -- but it's still interesting seeing her as a younger woman.
In summary, despite some of the low reviews it's received, this book is well worth the purchase for Wheel of Time fans who miss the much better pacing of the first several books of the series. I wouldn't strongly recommend reading it if you've never read Jordan before, as it's better to have the background information from his full-size novels first, but if you're set on doing so, you should be able to pick up enough to keep from getting lost. An excellent purchase.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Better than I expected 27 juillet 2005
Par Mark Taragin - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié|Achat vérifié
As this series has gotten worse, I have switched to buying the softcover edition instead of the hardcover edition to save money and space- and therefore just read this.

For all of you who have been buying books every 2 years - and debating whether to keep doing so - buy this.

This was a FUN read - and reminded me of why I got hooked on this series in the first place. I had read a review complaining there was too much fluff (e.g., descriptions of Tar Valon) - nonsense. While the book was not deep it was a pleasure to follow. Reading this provides insight into the relationship between Lan and Moiraine. READ THIS!!
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 good, but not great {I am fourteen years old} 7 juillet 2005
L'évaluation d'un enfant - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche
I have read New Spring: The Novel, and have to say that although it was a hundred times better than Crossroads of Twilight, the latest installment in the series, it still is missing the magic that the first novels had. When the Wheel of Time series began, it was captivating. There was an exciting plot that never dragged along so slowly that it seemed to be standing still, as it does in the later books. It was full of mystery and thrill, and I could hardly force myself to put the books down. New Spring: The Novel, was a great read and provided a lot of interesting background to the series, but it certainly was not as fast-paced as the Wheel of Time or the Great Hunt, and not the type of book that kept me up late at night with my eyes glued to the pages. Robert Jordan still tends to go on in too much detail about clothing and furniture, such as "it was a simple room, with not too much gilding, but the mirrored stand lamps were brightly polished and silk tapestries hung on the walls." It seems that Robert Jordan has gotten into a rut and does not know or understand anymore how to write without so many excess details filling his books. But if you can ignore the lengthy un-needed descriptions, this is a book WoT fans will definitely want to read. I am lucky becasue I got into the series in late 2004, and I have had no waiting for any book to come out. For older fans of the series, I can imagine how frustrating it would be to wait for the end of the series only to discover that R.J. has decided to go back and write a prequel before moving on with the plot that everyone cares the most about.

Enough about what the book doesn't have. New Spring is very good. It takes us back to when Moiraine Damodred and Siuane Sanche are Accepted in the White Tower, training to become Aes Sedai. It is interesting to know that Suiane and Moiraine were "pillow friends" and that they used to play pranks on Elaida. They hear Gitara, the Keeper of the Chronicles at the Time, have a Foretelling about the Dragon Reborn taking his first breath, in what I consider to be the best scene of the book. Siuane and Moiraine start hunting for the baby, searching through the thousands of names collected of women whose children were born within ten days of Gitara's Foretelling.

Also Lan Mandragoran, the uncrowned king of the dead nation Malkier, fights battles against the Aiel. He meets Moiraine, who he knows at first as Lady Alys Sedai. Lan and two Malkieri escort Moiraine to a city, and many funny things happen between them, with Moiraine, Aes Sedai and of the high house of Damodred, flying into a pond, or Moiraine setting fleas and wasps on Lan and sending a column of water crashing down on his head. Lan also has his carniera, first love, to deal with. She wants him to claim the throne of Malkier and try to fight back the Blight to reclaim the lost land where the nation used to lie.

This book was good, not to long, and provided interesting if not direly needed background information. If you have not read any of the other Wheel of Time novels, DO NOT start with this one! There is no index explaining trollocs or the Blight or channeling, and you will be very confused. The one true complaint I have about this book is that reading about Moiraine and Siuane putting fish in the White Tower's fountain or putting itchpowder on Elaida's shift detracts from the mystery that surrounded Siuane and Moiraine, or at least Moiraine, before. During the Wheel of Time, Aes Seadia were legendary, almost not human, but they have slowly evolved, to me at least, into regualr women. Their serenity seems to hide the fact that they are childish at times and nearly bursting with emotion, and they always seem to hang on to serenity by their toenails- it could slip at any second.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 The story isn�t moving forward, we my as well look back! 28 janvier 2004
Par David Rasquinha - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
I found myself in two minds while reading New Spring. After waiting so long to reach the end of the series, it was annoying to find RJ has been working on a prequel instead!! At the same time, I liked reading about Moiraine and Siuan as Accepted and the testing for the shawl. Of course the final third of the book describing how Lan becomes Moiraine's warder is largely unchanged from the short story in Legends so that adds nothing new. There are flashes aplenty of the RJ we saw in the first 5 WOT books and I do wish he had spent more time on the Aiel war (yes, I know, the story has to start somewhere after all!) and perhaps some discussion between the Accepted on their preferred Ajah. I look forward to reading in the next two prequels of Siuan's ascent to the Amyrlin Seat and how the search for the Dragon shifts to the Two Rivers. Since the story clearly isn't moving forward very much, we may as well look back!!!
Otherwise, my WOT cribs still apply. The clichéd mannerisms appear in full force and the same pathetic excuse for a map appears again, leaving the reader trying hard to precisely locate the action (the position of the Hook? East of the Erinin and Tar Valon of course, but beyond that, keep guessing). But that is OK. Since RJ is on his own trip and unconcerned about his readers, I now read his books through the County Library and decline to buy them. He has every right to write the way he likes, and I have the choice to buy, or not.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Better Pacing, But Wrong End of the Story 11 janvier 2004
Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
First off, I wouldn't care if this series went twenty books and fifteen thousand pages, as long as the pacing was good and things were happening, but book six (which was still good) started slowing things down, and the brakes have been on ever since. The dust jacket of book ten talks about all the major things that are finally going to happen, and then none of them happen in the book.
The first six books made me a huge fan, and established some incredible characters -- some of the best in fantasy -- but since then the characters have stopped developing in any meaningfull way, and nothing has happened. You could argue, I suppose, that book nine saw the power cleansed -- but so what? It's cleansing made no real difference in book ten -- heck, Rand (in the few pages he appeared in book ten) seamed even more reluctant to touch the power then he'd been when it had been tainted.
For four or five books now we've been waiting for the battle of the two white towers. For four books or so we've been waiting for Rand to do something about the running of the black tower. For four books or so we've been waiting for Morgase to stop pretending she's a maid and reveal she's a Queen. For three books or so we've been waiting for Elayne to gain solid control of Andor (the struggle for control may be realistic -- but I don't care -- I find it boring. It's been going on too long.) We've been waiting forever for a resolution to Padan Fain. We've been waiting forever for Rand to really do something about the Seanchen. I've been waiting for four books now for Rand to stop sneaking into one ruling house after another, trying to ensure no one know he's there while he tells people he doesn't really trust how to run the day to day operations for him. There are too many minor politico's with their own motivations and two many plot threads that never get resolved. And what does Jordan do to make things better? He starts undoing the plot threads he tied up in the first books. He starts bringing Forsaken back to life.
After each of the last four or five books I've heard people say "the next book has to be amazing. Think of all the things that Jordan has set up that have to happen in the next book." And then each and every time Jordan has found a way to hold those things off even longer. The Shaido are still running around. Faile is still a prisoner. The Prophet still hasn't reached Rand. We still don't know exactly who the returned Forsaken are. The white towers haven't fought, nor have they dealt with the black tower. Rand hasn't done anything about the Ahaman trying to kill him. Matt's still trying to get back from where ever it was he was, and he still hasn't dealt with the Gollum that's trying to kill him. Heck, the thing didn't even show up in book ten.
And just as Egwene's white tower FINALLY, FINALLY reaches Tar Valon at the end of book ten, and a battle between the two towers seems like it can't be put off any longer, what does Jordan do? He has Egwene act VERY, VERY stupidly -- like a complete moron -- has her deceive her own people and slip away on her own (a move that makes very little sense) so that she can be captured by the other tower, ensuring that even in book eleven a battle between the two towers is unlikely.
And through it all, Jordan refuses to write women as anything other then Bullies, Brats, or Witches, refuses to let any of the women grow into a more rounded character, and refuses to let any of them consider that they might not be the smartest person in the story. At the same time, he refuses to let any of his male characters do anything about the women's behaviour, and writes them all as long suffering saints who never run out of patience or self control -- even when the women around them deserve and would benefit from a good telling off. Even when any sane person, male or female, would have had enough and would have let their tongue fly. It's like he doesn't want his female characters to be likable. Some are worse then others, but all of them fit into the Bully, Brat, or Witch catagories.
And then he extends a prequal that most of his fans already have instead of writing book eleven. Having heard his fans cry that they can't take how much he's slowed down the plot, how desperate they are to see some of the storylines he's established start to resolve, he instead takes the time to expand an already existing prequal. Having heard the people who have made him rich and succesfull, who have taken him and his writing to their hearts -- he completely ignores them and rewrites an already existing prequal instead.
New Spring is written well, but it isn't what most of us want right now. We want the story to move forward without page upon page of skirt straigtening, braid tugging, haughty sniffing, and arm crossing.
The Wheel of Time started off as one of the best series ever. Even if it does borrow a lot from Tolkien and Herbert, it established itself as something unique and good. But it feels like Jordan's lost his way. Like I said above, I don't care if he needs ten more books to finish things off, as long as the books are actually needed and things are happening. Nothing has happened in the last four books that couldn't have happened in one. They were all just an over long build up of issues he's already established with no seeming importance or resolution.
I would be thrilled with ten more WOT books the quality of the first five or six. I don't know if I could stick with the series through even two or three more the quality of the last four.
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