The fourth book in Robert Jordan's internationally bestselling epic fantasy series, THE WHEEL OF TIME, now reissued with a stunning new cover design. The Stone of Tear, invulnerable fortress of legend, has fallen. The Children of the Dragon have risen to the call of prophecy and march to the aid of the Light. Callandor, the Sword That Is Not a ...Read MoreThe fourth book in Robert Jordan's internationally bestselling epic fantasy series, THE WHEEL OF TIME, now reissued with a stunning new cover design. The Stone of Tear, invulnerable fortress of legend, has fallen. The Children of the Dragon have risen to the call of prophecy and march to the aid of the Light. Callandor, the Sword That Is Not a Sword, is held by Rand al' Thor, the man proclaimed as the Dragon Reborn. But still the shadows lengthen and still the Forsaken grow in strength. If he is to fight them, Rand must master the male half of the True Source, a power corrupted by the Dark One, a power that drives men to madness, a power that may save or damn the world. Find out more about this title and others at ...Read Less
In the sequel to "Dragon Reborn" Rand Al'Thor has finally admitted who and what he is. He struggles with what he is to do about it, but he is not the only one searching for answers as to what to do next. He, Egwene, Matt and Moiraine all head out to the land of the Aiel, each in search of something to help them along. Egwene and Elayne have found something of a sister in Aviendha, one of the women among the Aiel who is fighting to keep things from changing in her own life. They ask her to care for and keep an eye on Rand for them, though they do not know what that entails to her people. Though someone has to go home to Edmond's Field as the White Cloaks and Trollocs both decide to ravange the area. Perrin cannot leave his family to die if he can help it, and feels that Matt and Rand's parents deserve some word of their children as well, so he departs. He tries to convince the girl who calls herself Faile that he must go alone, but she knows someone has to protect him from himself and refuses to let him be.
Publishers Weekly, 1992-10-19 Having declared himself the Dragon Reborn, Rand al'Thorspacing correct must proceed to fulfill the prophecy that he will protect the world from the return of the Dark One. Jordan's hefty addition to his massive series begins very much in medias res as an unknown danger threatens the city of Tar Valon, home of the powerful, nunlike Aes Sedai. In a whirlwind of uncertainty stirred up by the conflicting motivations of such groups as the Whitecloaks, the Darkfriends and Trollocs (among an abundance of others), Rand travels to the city of Rhuidean in the Aiel Waste for answers. Jordan ( The Dragon Reborn ) seems to be intent on turning the series into an endless soap opera; in each successive volume he introduces more new elements than he resolves. What was originally a mood-setting technique--the tendency of most characters not to share their special knowledge with either their companions or the reader--has by now become boring. Hundreds of characters and dozens of conflicting plots cause much of the action to take place offstage. As a result, this fully imagined saga threatens to burst the seams of its steadily more intricate design. Nevertheless, the sheer force of his invention develops a momentum that established Jordan fans, and probably like-minded new readers, will find hard to resist. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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