Book Eight of The Wheel of Time
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In the riveting sequel to A Crown of Swords, Robert Jordan weaves brilliant new threads into the Pattern as The Wheel of Time turns.
The Dark One was convinced that his age-old enemy had been reborn as a villager named Rand al'Thor, and he meant to destroy the young man--or seduce him away from the Light. But as Rand took up the battle against the Shadow, he was not alone. With him were both the Aes Sedai--women who could channel the One Power, dedicated to thwarting the Dark--and Rand's own lifelong friends who, as it turned out, had their own strands of the Pattern to weave...
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With a usurper in control of the White Tower, rebel Aes Sedai now follow Egwene al'Vere, who is determined to regain the Tower and reunite the ancient sisterhood. But Egwene feels her inexperience keenly, and cannot help wondering about the price she will have to pay to achieve that goal....
Hunted by Seanchan invaders, who use women that channel the One Power as weapons, Elayne, Nynaeve and Aviendha have made a dangerous bargain. Now they must survive its consequences as they set out for Andor, where Elayne will try to claim her rightful throne--well aware that evil may take any form on the road ahead....
With an army rallying around his Red Wolfhead banner, Perrin Aybara has been given a dire task to fulfill, though Whitecloaks, Seanchan, and the murderous supporters of the self-proclaimed Prophet stand in his way. Yet when he learns that his beloved wife, Faile, has been taken captive, Perrin will risk his mission, and his soul, to save her.
In Illian, surrounded by allies he dares not fully trust, the Dragon Reborn, Rand al'Thor, prepares to drive the Seanchan into the sea, for they are a deadly distraction he cannot afford to ignore. But the Power continues to take its toll--punishing his body, tainting his mind. And even as Rand questions his own sanity, signs of madness among his most valued Soldiers lead him to make a fateful--perhaps fatal--decision. (604 pp.)
Hardcover Book : 608 pages
Publisher: Tor Books ( November 02, 1998 )
Item #: 10-049882
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.996inches
Product Weight: 22.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I got about 1/2 thru this and gave it up. Got tired of the fact that he would stay with the main character. wondered all over the place with other characters. If he'd staid with RAnd the series would have been finished a long time ago. Really disgusted with this jumping every where but with the main character. This being said I will never finish ready this series. To bad so many feel other wise.
Reviewer: David G
I can understand some of the readers frustrations, but I only just started reading this book and Im almost done!! I am flying through it like its a pamphlet!! WOT fans, have faith, its well worth the wait....
Reviewer: Fran S
Never again will I buy into a series that is more than 4 books long. It started out great but was dragged on too long and now its over without being concluded.
Reviewer: Larry C
Jordan's first three books in the wheel of time were very good; them he lost direction. Too many words, too little story anymore. Jordan needs to wrap it up soon. He'll milk this series for 35 books if he can. I refuse to buy anymore of his books. I won't even waste the time to check one out from the library!
Reviewer: Kent L
I was really into the first few but just got bored at this point.
Reviewer: Bob G