You can now download "Distinctions," the prologue from Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson's Towers of Midnight to whet your appetite for the actual book. Follow this link if you can't wait for the release date to get a taste of the novel.
Here's the blurb:
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass.
What was, what will be, and what is,May let fall under the Shadow.Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.
In the Prologue to Towers of Midnight, book thirteen of The Wheel of Time, Lan Mandragoran rides on toward death; Perrin Aybara, Lord Goldeneyes, has a disturbing dream; Galad leads the Whitecloaks into harm’s way; one who has left humanity behind creeps through the Blight; and the Blight border faces invasion.