This week in new hardcovers: The big news this week: The Wheel of Time series is coming to an end. And you thought the Mayan Apocalypse was unlikely!
by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
Wheel of Time. "When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. With The Gathering Storm (Book 12) and Towers of Midnight (Book 13) behind him, Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left behind. Edited by Jordan's widow, who edited all of Jordan's books, A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan's legions of readers." Tor Books, 912 pages, Jan 8.
by John Connell, Jason Bergenstock
"The first graphic novel in the Carnal series, Pride of the Lions takes place on the continent of New Africa and focuses on three main species of humanistic animals. After the Great War decades earlier between the hyenas and the lions, the victorious and once united lion prides now lay scattered across the land, torn by civil unrest over territory disputes and food shortages. The hyena clans that survived the war were forced deep into the Earth and now live in a massive underground city under the control of a terrible witch. The buffalo race is indifferent to most other species and have walled themselves off from the rest of the kingdoms. Humans have lost their hold on the African territories long ago and live as a simple, nomadic species. The first book opens with Long Eyes, an old sapphire-eyed lion who is determined to save the lion kingdom and rescue his warrior son, Oron, who has gone missing. Long Eyes believes Oron is the key to uniting the prides. A young lioness tracker named Omi is sent out with the protection of two lion brothers to locate the missing warrior, but what they find is something that may unravel the very foundation of life for all species." Sea Lion Books, 120 pages, Jan 8.
by Richards, Justin Richards, Various
"A Doctor Who trivia treasure trove of essential facts, space-time stats, and all kinds of exciting alien information! Find out the Doctor's final words as each of his incarnations, learn alien battle cries and how to identify different types of star, as well as discovering all the Doctor's previous companions - and how to tie a bow tie! A must-have miscellany of all things Doctor Who!" PENGUIN GROUP, 160 pages, Jan 8.
by Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke (Illustrator), Christian Alamy (Illustrator)
The New 52. "After the events of WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS, the villainous Sinestro is suddenly a Green Lantern, whether he wants to be or not! Now teaming up with his former foe, Hal Jordan and Sinestro find themselves investigating a crime that leads them deep into the homeworld of the Indigo Tribe. As their situation grows more and more dire, the unlikely team of these two Green Lanterns uncovers a secret that will change the GL Corps forever!" DC Comics, 192 pages, Jan 8.
by Steven Gould
"Cent has a secret. She lives in isolation, with her parents, hiding from the people who took her father captive and tortured him to gain control over his ability to teleport, and from the government agencies who want to use his talent. Cent has seen the world, but only from the safety of her parents' arms. She's teleported more than anyone on Earth, except for her mother and father, but she's never been able to do it herself. Her life has never been in danger. Until the day when she went snowboarding without permission and triggered an avalanche. When the snow and ice thundered down on her, she suddenly found herself in her own bedroom. That was the first time." Tor Books, 368 pages, Jan 8.
by M.C. Planck
"Centuries after the ecological collapse of Earth, humanity has spread among the stars. Under the governance of the League, our endless need for resources has driven us to colonize hundreds of planets, all of them devoid of other sentient life. Humanity is apparently alone in the universe. Then comes the sudden, brutal decimation of Kassa, a small farming planet, by a mysterious attacker. The few survivors send out a desperate plea for aid, which is answered by two unlikely rescuers. Prudence Falling is the young captain of a tramp freighter. She and her ragtag crew have been on the run and living job to job for years, eking out a living by making cargo runs that aren't always entirely legal. Lt. Kyle Daspar is a police officer from the wealthy planet of Altair Prime, working undercover as a double agent against the League. He's been undercover so long he can't be trusted by anyone—even himself. While flying rescue missions to extract survivors from the surface of devastated Kassa, they discover what could be the most important artifact in the history of man: an alien spaceship, crashed and abandoned during the attack." Tor Books, 288 pages, Jan 8.