Very Good. Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, leads his army of desert warriors toward a destined war against the forces of the Dark One. Elsewhere, while the Fors aken seed the land with their plots of corruption, a few stalwart individua ls gather their strength for the coming battle. Jordan's epic saga of a wor ld threatened by evil incarnate builds steadily as separate strands of a co mplex plot begin to come together. Fans of this richly detailed and vividly imagined series will not be disappointed.
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Mar 17, 2009
the wheel still turns
In the continuing story of Rand Al'Thor, he learns of a forsaken plot against Elayne's mom and queendom. He continues to struggle against the feelings between him and Aviendha, Elayne and Nynaeve join a traveling circus, a friend gets attacked by a lover, and someone important to Rand dies to protect him. A thrilling and exciting journey following the turning of the Wheel of Time, in this, book five of the story, holds true to the rest of the series - hard to put down and leaves you thirsting for the next book. Lives changes forever, but whether for the good or bad, you'll have to read for yourself to find out.
Publishers Weekly, 1993-11-01 Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, continues his effort to unify the diverse people of a discordant world against the Dark One in this fifth tome of the Wheel of Time series (begun with The Eye of the World ). While the Aes Sedai, women who channel the One Power, and the Forsaken, ancient disciples of the Dark One, strive to bend him to their purposes, Rand leads the clans of the Aiel in a war of unification. Rand must try to master his powers as a man who can channel, while eluding the concomitant madness, as two groups of women attempt to come to his aid. His love, Elayne, Daughter-Heir of Andor, and Nynaeve, both Aes Sedai in training, join a circus to evade an angry sisterhood, and Siuan Sanche, former leader of the Aes Sedai now stripped of her powers, and two companions seek other rebels in an attempt to avert the final doom. Jordan deftly weaves details from previous books into this narrative and includes a glossary so that new readers can pick up the saga at this point. But all should beware: the few months covered here suggest it may be years and many more volumes before this series reaches its conclusion. (Nov.)
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