Harriet McDougal Talks Robert Jordan’s New Book: Warrior of the Altaii

Tor Books has revealed a bit more about Robert Jordan’s heretofore unseen first novel, Warrior of the Altaii, at this year’s San Diego Comic Con!

In a remote video played at San Diego Comic Con 2019, Founding Editorial Director of Tor Books–and Jordan’s editor and eventually wife–Harriet McDougal and Founder and Chairman of Tor Books Tom Doherty discuss the history of acquiring Jordan’s first novel and why they waited until now for publication. Doherty explains how McDougal acquired Warrior of the Altaii back in ’76, just as Jordan had switched his focus to The Wheel of Time series.

Check out McDougal’s description of a scene from Altaii below! (Also, Harriet McDougal should absolutely narrate suspense audiobooks.)

Note: Robert Jordan is the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr. Hence why Harriet and Tom refer to him as Jim in the video below.

Draw near and listen, or else time is at an end.

The watering holes of the Plain are drying up, the fearsome fanghorn grow more numerous, and bad omens abound. Wulfgar, a leader of the Altaii people, must contend with twin queens, warlords, prophets and magic in hopes of protecting his people and securing their future. Elspeth, a visitor from another world, holds the answers, but first Wulfgar must learn to ask the right questions.

But what if the knowledge that saves the Altaii will also destroy them?

Warrior of the Altaii arrives on October 8th, 2019.


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