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The Dragon Reborn ❰BOOKS❯ ✪ The Dragon Reborn Author Robert Jordan – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The Dragon Reborn the leader long prophesied who will save the world, but in the saving destroy it the savior who will run mad and kill all those dearest to him is on the run from his destinyAble to t The Dragon Reborn the leader long prophesied who will save the world, but in the saving destroy it the savior who will run mad and kill all those dearest to him is on the run from his destinyAble to touch the One Power, but unable to control it, and with no one to teach him how for no man has done it in three thousand years Rand The Dragon PDF \ al Thor knows only that he must face the Dark One But how Winter has stopped the war almost yet men are dying, calling out for the Dragon But where is he Perrin Aybara is in pursuit with Moiraine Sedai, her Warder Lan, and Loial the Ogier Bedeviled by dreams, Perrin is grappling with another deadly problem how is he to escape the loss of his own humanity Egwene, Elayne and Nynaeve are approaching Tar Valon, where Mat will be healed if he lives until they arrive But who will tell the Amyrlin their news that the Black Ajah, long thought only a hideous rumor, is all too real They cannot know that in Tar Valon far worse awaitsAhead, for all of them, in the Heart of the Stone, lies the next great test of the Dragon reborn.

    Load results Apple Footer Apple Support But where is he Perrin Aybara is in pursuit with Moiraine Sedai, her Warder Lan, and Loial the Ogier Bedeviled by dreams, Perrin is grappling with another deadly problem how is he to escape the loss of his own humanity Egwene, Elayne and Nynaeve are approaching Tar Valon, where Mat will be healed if he lives until they arrive But who will tell the Amyrlin their news that the Black Ajah, long thought only a hideous rumor, is all too real They cannot know that in Tar Valon far worse awaitsAhead, for all of them, in the Heart of the Stone, lies the next great test of the Dragon reborn."/>
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 624 pages
  • The Dragon Reborn
  • Robert Jordan
  • English
  • 13 October 2019
  • 0765305119

About the Author: Robert Jordan

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this nameRobert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series He also wrote under the names Reagan O Neal and Jackson O ReillyJordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina He served two tours in Vietnam from The Dragon PDF \ to with the United States Army as a helicopter gunner He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with V and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm After returning from Vietnam he attended The Citadel where he received an undergraduate degree in physics After graduating he was employed by the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer He began writing in He was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting He described himself as a High Church Episcopalian and received communionthan once a week He lived with his wife Harriet McDougal, who works as a book editor currently with Tor Books she was also Jordan s editor in a house built in Responding to queries on the similarity of some of the concepts in his Wheel of Time books with Freemasonry concepts, Jordan admitted that he was a Freemason However, like his father and grandfather, he preferred not to advertise, possibly because of the negative propaganda against Freemasonry In his own words, no man in this country should feel in danger because of his beliefs On March , , Jordan disclosed in a statement that he had been diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis, and that with treatment, his median life expectancy was four years, though he said he intended to beat the statistics He later posted on his Dragonmount blog to encourage his fans not to worry about him and that he intended to have a long and fully creative lifeHe began chemotherapy treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in early April Jordan was enrolled in a study using the drug Revlimid just approved for multiple myeloma but not yet tested on primary amyloidosisJordan died at approximately pm EDT on September , , and a funeral service was held for him on Wednesday, September , Jordan was cremated and his ashes buried in the churchyard of St James Church in Goose Creek, outside Charleston.



10 thoughts on “The Dragon Reborn

  1. Petrik Petrik says:

    3.5 5 starsNot much actually happened in The Dragon Reborn but it wasengaging than the previous two books The Dragon Reborn is the third book in The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan The title of this novel may be The Dragon Reborn, this title implies that Rand will take the central role again, but the main characters of this book were actually Mat, Perrin, and Egwene If I m not mistaken, Rand has only like three or four small POV chapters This doesn t mean that Rand wasn t important to th 3.5 5 starsNot much actually happened in The Dragon Reborn but it wasengaging than the previous two books The Dragon Reborn is the third book in The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan The title of this novel may be The Dragon Reborn, this title implies that Rand will take the central role again, but the main characters of this book were actually Mat, Perrin, and Egwene If I m not mistaken, Rand has only like three or four small POV chapters This doesn t mean that Rand wasn t important to the main story, the storyline still heavily revolved around him.Picture The Dragon Reborn by Francesca RestaNow that I m three books into the series, let me just say that Jordan is terribly slow in progressing his main story, and the early books are supposedly some of Jordan s finest works in the series I haven t reached the infamous dreadful book 7 10 If you cut condensed the traveling sections of the first three books, what you have is pretty much one book with no pacing issue Jordan is that inefficient and repetitive That being said, The Dragon Reborn was, somehow, the most engaging book so far Sure there was still repetition and same plot structure usage started strong for the first 20%, travel for 50 60%, then closing with incredible final section but I didn t find myself struggling through the middle section as much as I did for the first two books I feel like Jordan has improved a lot in characterizations I found Mat, Perrin, and Egwene to besympathetic than before now Focusing the POV chapters to these three ended up being a great decision it brings a lot of benefits rather than disadvantages First of all, we get to read these important characters being developed further We also get to see their thoughts towards Rand, other characters, and the state of the world predicament they re in Finally, Rand was still thickheaded here and I don t think I can withstand reading him being stubborn about accepting his destiny for another 700 pages for the third time in a row I get it, he has valid reasons for being stubborn and reluctant, and I do understand why he acted that way However, just because I understand his reasons doesn t mean that I would enjoy reading literally thousands of pages of him being angry and stubborn about something which he always ended up doing anywayShould and would build no bridgesThis was the first time where I started to realize just how insane Nynaeve s braid tugging syndrome was Insane, I mean it, insane and ridiculous Not only she s one of the most annoying female characters I ve ever encountered and there are still 10 books left for her to get worse , her existence relies dangerously on her tugging braid I can t seem to understand why Jordan need to emphasize her braid tugging that much, it was pointless and annoying I think she ll literally die if she doesn t tug her braid No one in the world tugs their braid that fiercely and that much NO ONEShe jerked her braid so hard it hurtstanding applause As much as I enjoyed reading this installment, I seriously feel like not a lot of important things have happened the entirety of the three books so far could ve been easily condensed into one book without losing matters of importance I m giving the same 3.5 stars rating just like I did for the first two books In my opinion, that s not a good enough measurement for a series as massive as this Why am I continuing I loved Sanderson s adult fantasy works that much that I m willing to push myself or at least still attempt to finish this series just to read Sanderson s involvement in it Although I sounded negative and critical in this review, let me clarify that it wasn t because it s a bad book, The Dragon Reborn was the least boring installment so far I just feel disappointed that a lot of the superb parts of the series so far were constantly diminished unnecessarily due to pacing issue and repetitiveness I ve heard a lot of amazing things about the next book of the series, The Shadow Rising, here s hoping that it will finally break or at least reached my 4 stars rating barrier You can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions

  2. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    This was a hugely important book for me This is a fourteen book series, and after the last book I was practically ready to stop reading it I had to have a six month reading break because I was that frustrated with it I thought that Rand was characterised horrendously, and I felt that he regressed to an early state All in all, Robert Jordan had gone backward in his character development of his hero So, this book had to win me over to keep me reading.And it did It so bloody well did My fait This was a hugely important book for me This is a fourteen book series, and after the last book I was practically ready to stop reading it I had to have a six month reading break because I was that frustrated with it I thought that Rand was characterised horrendously, and I felt that he regressed to an early state All in all, Robert Jordan had gone backward in his character development of his hero So, this book had to win me over to keep me reading.And it did It so bloody well did My faith in the author has been completely restored Yay Rand is still the same heroic coward, but this time his actions actually corresponded with the events When he ran, he had reason to do so He also had very few point of view chapters He is still the centre of the story, but its telling is given over to muchinteresting characters like Mat, Nynaeve and my personal favourite Perrin So, let s starts with the best character He has the heart of a wolf The book opens with Perrin It s still very early days, but he is one of the only characters I actually have sympathy for His confidence has developed even further When he taps the ancient magic that allows him to communicate with wolves, they run to his aid and welcome him as leader of their pack This is a worthy boon for the young warrior, but it doesn t come without its problems The ability alters his mind it makes him feral as the wolfish thoughts dominate his human senses He knows the danger of the ability thus, he suppresses it and controls it I find his part of the story completely fascinating because he boarders on edges of remaining noble and good or loosing himself to animalistic savagery Moraine was silent for a time, warming her hands Finally she spoke whilst staring into the flames The Creator is good, Perrin The Farther of Lies is evil The Pattern of Age, the Age Lace itself, is neither The pattern is what is The Wheel of Time weaves all lives into the Pattern, all actions A Pattern that is all one colour is no pattern For the Pattern of an age, good and ill are the warp and the woof Moreover, in this bleak and dark world that Jordan has created, Perrin is one of the few with a pure heart, which makes his inner darkness evencomplex Like Rand and Mat, he wants to hang up his weapons and go home he wants to forget about the long and hard task the wheel has set for him, but he knows what he must do He knows that he cannot run he knows that he cannot escape fate So, he grits his teeth and gets on with his duty After all, he will have an important part to play in defeating the darkness He is too honourable to shirk from what he must perform I can see him eventually becoming the rock that holds the trio together He is a well rounded character that is reliable and strong I just know that he will have the courage to insure that his friends succeed, even if he has to drag them to their destiny Finally, some decent female characters Admittedly, for the first time in this series, I actually enjoyed the female side of the story Previously, it seemed like Jordan could only write females in one way they were all confrontational, moody, hot headed, physically attractive and at times even quite spiteful It was beginning to get a little bit ridiculous it was like he somehow naively perceived that all women have this same archetypal personality This was regardless of their social standing or life experience All the female characters were basically the same misogynistic reused stereotype Thankfully, and at long last, Jordan s women are actually developing their own sense of individualism It took him long enough to get there, now they re finally out of the tower Well, anyway, the girls are coming into there own Nynaeve has had heaps of character development She s learning to wield her magic to deadly affect, but she still hasn t quite figured how to activate it properly She can only use it when in a state of pure agitation and anger It responds to rage and rage only When it is eventually unleashed it is powerful to behold, but not controlled She s a strong character, and a very strong woman She s quickly become the leader of the na ve Egwene and the inexperienced Elayne She has the experience, and the wisdom see what I did there to lead them in their hunt for the twisted Black Ajah It was great to see these characters have their own fully developed side story that eventually linked back to the main plot And the same is true for the cunning Mat Every perfect fantasy story needs it rouge Mat has also come along way He s recovered from his illness, though there is still some degree of taint in his heart He has memories that are not his own It will be interesting to see how this develops in later books, as the true origin of his luck will hopefully be revealed The two are clearly connected and intertwined He is a strong character, one who is developing faster than he can handle He s already killed countless men, which is something he would never have thought himself capable He has the danger of becoming numb to it as many fall to his agile wielding of his quarter staff This was a really good book, and I m so glad I m actually looking forward to reading the next one The side characters really make this series worthwhile If you ignore Rand, like I m trying to do, you will see how complex and versatile these other characters are Their stories are muchinteresting on every level The world is also rich in opposing culture and beliefs I like the way the forces of good are divided and mistrusting of each other The Children of the Light are potentially morally right, but they are misguided and confused as to what is actually evil Their ethos is right, though they just execute it in a roundabout way It will be interesting to see if they become pawns of the dark one or see the error of their ways I love these conflicting ideas So, for me, this series remains in the realms of perfect fantasy At least, at the moment Hopefully, it will remain good to its end The Wheel of time 1 Eye of the World An unoriginal five stars2 The Great Hunt A reluctant three stars3 The Dragon Reborn A well developed 4 stars 4 The Shadow Rising A strong four stars5 The Fires of Heaven A slow two starsKill a man who needs killing, and sometimes others pay for it The question is, was it worth doing it anyway There s always a balance, you know Good and evil Light and Shadow We would not be human if there wasn t a balance

  3. Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more says:

    3 7 16 WoT 3 buddy re read in BB B I m thinking I might read it again just b c LOVE it Reviewed by Rabid ReadsNOTICE this reread is in preparation for finally biting the bullet and reading book 14 That means I HAVE NOT read book 14 yet Please be mindful of this in the comments, both for me and for others who may or may not have progressed past this point in the series Thank you The Dragon Reborn is where things really start getting good PLEASE NOTE that I am speaking strictly fro 3 7 16 WoT 3 buddy re read in BBB I m thinking I might read it again just b c LOVE it Reviewed by Rabid ReadsNOTICE this reread is in preparation for finally biting the bullet and reading book 14 That means I HAVE NOT read book 14 yet Please be mindful of this in the comments, both for me and for others who may or may not have progressed past this point in the series Thank you The Dragon Reborn is where things really start getting good PLEASE NOTE that I am speaking strictly from the REREAD perspective If you have never read the series before, the first two books are spectacular Spectacular x5, even It s only knowing what s coming and being impatient to get to the even better parts that makes books 1 and 2 merely enjoyable when compared to the depth of imagination and interconnectedness as the series progresses.BUT All of that epicness must have a solid foundation on which to build.And book 3 is still very much a part of that early foundation laying process However, TWO very important things happen in this installment and those two things make all the difference 1 Mat is healed from the taint of the Shadar Logoth dagger.2 Perrin meets Faile.I don t know if prior to book 3 Mat was part of Jordan s character growth process, or if he just got bored with the character I certainly found the early version to be tiresome but when Mat wakes from being Healed in Tar Valon, he s almost a completely different person Oh, he s still a rascal, but no longer a rascal of the juvenile variety Instead, he becomes that kind of clever, scalawag, rogue type character, who has always been one of my personal favorites In another life HA , he would have made an excellent pirate.It s the difference between telling a couple of younger boys a story about ghost hounds, then covering a few dogs in flour and loosing them on the village green, and betting Galad and Gawyn that he can beat them, his quarterstaff against their two swords, both b c he needs the money to finance his escape, and also b c it would be fun Then there s Faile A lot of WoT fans aren t particularly fond of Faile, and maybe I ll change my mind after rereading some of the later installmentsbut I doubt it.I just like her.Firstly, she s Saldaean, which is my second favorite people group after the Aiel Almost all of the drama in her relationship with Perrin can be attributed to her nationality, and where others are simply exhausted by her and her antics, I chalk it up to cultural differences legit cause for misunderstandings.And when she s not behaving in what a non Saldaean would consider a ridiculous manner, her interactions with Perrin are positively delightful I am full of delight.Her appearance is also the first concrete manifestation with long term consequences of one of Min s Viewings So yeah, those two things are where I turn the corner and stop fighting the urge to skim things I ve read numerous times before.This book is also where the Forsaken start to become real characters instead of flat boogiemen type shapes In The Eye of the World, we learned nothing beyond the fact that some of them were no longer imprisoned, and that there were two fewer of them in world In The Great Hunt, the information was limited to Lanfear But in The Dragon Reborn, we not only learnabout Lanfear, we also meet at least three others, and some of the mystery surrounding Ba alzamon isnot revealed, per se, but I definitely felt I understood what the situation was by the time I finished the book And anytime we learn anything about the Age of Legends whence the Forsaken came , I am a happy camper.Basically, I loved it PS is it just me, or does Cover Dude bear a remarkable resemblance to Prince Harry My other reviews for this series The Eye of the World Wheel of Time, 1 by Robert Jordan The Great Hunt Wheel of Time, 2 by Robert Jordan The Shadow Rising Wheel of Time, 4 by Robert Jordan The Fires of Heaven Wheel of Time, 5 by Robert Jordan Lord of Chaos Wheel of Time, 6 by Robert Jordan A Crown of Swords Wheel of Time, 7 by Robert Jordan The Path of Daggers Wheel of Time, 8 by Robert Jordan Winter s Heart Wheel of Time, 9 by Robert Jordan Crossroads of Twilight Wheel of Time, 10 by Robert Jordan New Spring Wheel of Time, 0 by Robert Jordan Highlights view spoiler 1 Mat HEALED WOOT 2 Egwene s Accepted Test.3 Mat with a quarterstaff vs Galad and Gawyn with swords Likea day after he d been Healed EPIC One of my favorite scenes from the whole series.4 FAILE.5 Mat rescuing Nynaeve, Egwene, and Elayne.6 He raised Callandor above his head Silver lightning crackled from the blade, jagged streaks arching toward the great dome above Stop he shouted The fighting ceased men stared at him in wonder, over black veils, from beneath the rims of round helmets I am Rand al Thor he called, so his voice rang through the chamber I am the Dragon Reborn Callandor shone in his grasp One by one, veiled men and helmeted, they knelt to him, crying, The Dragon is Reborn The Dragon is Rebornhide spoiler Forsaken view spoiler 1 He hated Illian One day we ll loot Illian bare, tear down every town and village, and sow their filthy ground with salt Mallia s beard almost bristled with outrage at how filthy the Illian land was Even their olives are putrid One day we ll carry every last Illianer pig off in chains That is what the High Lord Samon saysview spoiler Be lal hide spoiler 2 Before he could find words, the door crashed back against the wall, and Moiraine stood in the doorway, her face as pale and grim as death Your wolf dreams tell as truly as a Dreamer s, Perrin The Forsaken are loose, and one of them rules in Illian Perrin climbed off the bed and started dressing, not caring whether Zarine was watching or not He knew what he intended to do, but he asked Moiraine anyway Do we leave Unless you want to make closer acquaintance with Sammael, she said dryly.3Be silent, boy, the dark man in the gold encrusted coat said calmly He was a handsome man, almost as good looking as Galad and nearly as youthful seeming, despite the white streaking his temples, but built on a bigger scale, withthan Rand s height and very nearly Perrin s shoulders We will hear what you have to say in a moment He reached over Morgase s shoulder and plucked the letter out of her hand Her glare turned on him Mat could see her temper heating but the dark man laid a strong hand on her shoulder, never taking his eyes off what he was reading, and Morgase s anger melted It seems she has left the Tower again, he said On the service of the Amyrlin Seat The woman oversteps herself again, Morgase Mat had no trouble holding his tongue Luck It was stuck to the roof of his mouth Sometimes I don t know if it s good or bad The dark man was the owner of the deep voice, the Great Master who wanted Elayne s head She called him Gaebril Her advisor wants to murder Elayne Light And Morgase was staring up at him like an adoring dog with her master s hand on her shoulder. view spoiler Rahvin hide spoiler 4One of the Forsaken is in Tear The High Lord Samon is Be lal 5I will not be undone Ba alzamon cried His mouth was fire his shriek echoed among the columns I cannot be defeated Aid me Some of the darkness shrouding him drifted into his hands, formed into a ball so black it seemed to soak up even the light of Callandor Sudden triumph blazed in the flames of his eyes You are destroyed Rand shouted Callandor spun in his hands Its light roiled the darkness, severed the steel black lines around Ba alzamon, and Ba alzamon convulsed As if there were two of him he seemed to dwindle and grow larger at the same time You are undone Rand plunged the shining blade into Ba alzamon s chest Ba alzamon screamed, and the fires of his face flared wildly Fool he howled The Great Lord of the Dark can never be defeated Rand pulled Callandor s blade free as Ba alzamon s body sagged and began to fall, the shadow around him vanishing And suddenly Rand was in another Heart of the Stone, surrounded by columns still whole, and fighting men screaming and dying, veiled men and men in breastplates and helmets Moiraine still lay crumpled at the base of a redstone column And at Rand s feet lay the body of a man, sprawled on its back with a hole burned through the chest He might have been a handsome man in his middle years, except that where his eyes and mouth should have been were only pits from which rose tendrils of black smokeview spoiler Ba alzamon Ishamael hide spoiler hide spoiler Foresight view spoiler 1 Only a dream, he thought, shivering from the cold, and with that everything shifted He stared into the mirror, a part of him not comprehending what he saw, another part accepting A gilded helmet, worked like a lion s head, sat on his head as if it belonged there Gold leaf covered his ornately hammered breastplate, and gold work embellished the plate and mail on his arms and legs Only the axe at his side was plain A voice his own whispered in his mind that he would take it over any other weapon, had carried it a thousand times, in a hundred battles No He wanted to take it off, throw it away I can t 2An Aielman in a cage, she said promptly A Tuatha an with a sword A falcon and a hawk, perching on your shoulders Both female, I think And all the rest, of course What is always there Darkness swirling round you, andview spoiler 1 Gaul2 Aram3.a Faile3.b Berelain hide spoiler 3Heart of the Dark Ba alzamon Name hidden within name shrouded by name Secret buried within secret cloaked by secret Betrayer of Hope Ishamael betrays all hope Truth burns and sears Hope fails before truth A lie is our shield Who can stand against the Heart of the Dark Who can face the Betrayer of Hope Soul of shadow, Soul of the Shadow, he is 4Tell me why, she demanded Why would you ask me to to murder you I will Heal you, I will do anything to get you out of there, but I cannot kill you Why They can turn me, Egwene His breathing was so tortured, she wished she could weep If they take me the Myrddraal the Dreadlords they can turn me to the Shadow If madness has me, I cannot fight them I won t know what they are doing till it is too late If there is even a spark of life left when they find me, they can still do it Please, Egwene For the love of the Light Kill me Sheriam sighed, glanced at the other Aes Sedai again, then dropped her voice to a whisper and spoke swiftly This is something known only to a few, child, even in the Tower You should not learn it now, if ever, but I will tell you There is a weakness in being able to channel That we learn to open ourselves to the True Source means that we can be opened to other things Egwene shuddered Calm yourself, child It is not so easily done It is a thing not done, so far as I know Light send it has not been done since the Trolloc Wars It took thirteen Dreadlords Darkfriends who could channel weaving the flows through thirteen Myrddraal You see Not easily done 5Where are you from, lad Manetheren Mat froze when he heard the name come out of his mouth I mean, I m from the Two Rivers I have heard too many old stories 6 There had been a dream of Rand, reaching for a sword that seemed to be made of crystal, never seeing the fine net dropping over him And one of him kneeling in a chamber where a parched wind blew dust across the floor, and creatures like the one on the Dragon banner, but much smaller, floated on that wind, and settled into his skin There had been a dream of him walking down into a great hole in a black mountain, a hole filled with a reddish glare as from vast fires below, and even a dream of him confronting Seanchan.Perrin with a falcon on his shoulder, and Perrin with a hawk Only the hawk held a leash in her talons Egwene was somehow convinced both hawk and falcon were female and the hawk was trying to fasten it around Perrin s neck.And that dream of Perrin with a beard leading a huge pack of wolves that stretched as far as the eye could see.Mat, placing his own left eye on a balance scale Mat, hanging by his neck from a tree limb.7Farmboy Perhaps I will call myself Faile My father used to call me that, when I was little It means falcon He stiffened and almost missed the first step of the ladder Coincidence He made himself go down without looking back toward her It has to be.8 There had been dreams of Mat, too Of Mat with dice spinning round him she felt she knew where that one came from of Mat being followed by a man who was not there she still did not understand that there was a man following, or maybethan one, but in some way there was no one there of Mat riding desperately toward something unseen in the distance that he had to reach, and Mat with a woman who seemed to be tossing fireworks about An Illuminator, she assumed, but that made nosense than anything else. hide spoiler Insight view spoiler 1 A dozen small things besides, some perhaps only baseless rumors, but taken together with the restSightings of Aiel reported as far west as Murandy, and Kandor Only two or three in one place, but one or a thousand, Aiel had come out of the Waste just once in all the years since the Breaking Only in the Aiel War had they ever left that desolate wilderness.The Atha an Miere, the Sea Folk, were said to be ignoring trade to seek signs and portents of what, exactly, they did not say sailing with ships half full or even empty.Illian had called the Great Hunt of the Horn for the first time in almost four hundred years, had sent out the Hunters to seek the fabled Horn of Valere, which prophecy said would summon dead heroes from the grave to fight in Tarmon Gai don, the Last Battle against the Shadow.Rumor said the Ogier, always so reclusive that most common people thought them only legend, had called meetings between their far flung stedding.2Browns seek knowledge, Blues meddle in causes, and Whites consider the questions of truth with implacable logic We all do some of it all, of course But to be a Green means to stand ready A note of pride entered Alanna s voice In the Trolloc Wars, we were often called the Battle Ajah All Aes Sedai helped where and when they could, but the Green Ajah alone was always with the armies, in almost every battle We were the counter to the Dreadlords The Battle Ajah And now we stand ready, for the Trollocs to come south again, for Tarmon Gai don, the Last Battle We will be there That is what it means to be a Green 3 If dogs had been able to make footprints on stone, he would have said it was the print of a large hound There were no hound s footprints in any of the bare ground he could see, where softer dirt on the verge might take one, and no smell of any dog s trail Just a faint trace in the air of something burned, almost the sulphurous smell left by setting off fireworks.4Every queen of Manetheren was an Aes Sedai, and the king the Warder bound to her 5 Elayne nodded I think so I do not know much of the Prophecies of the Dragon, but I have heard a few lines One I remember is, On the slopes of Dragonmount shall he be born, born of a maiden wedded to no man Egwene, Rand does look like an Aiel Well, he looks like the pictures I have seen of Tigraine, too, but she vanished before he was born, and I hardly think she could have been his mother anyway I think Rand s mother was a Maiden of the Spear 6 Rhuarc cleared his throat When a man wishes to become a clan chief, he must go to Rhuidean, in the lands of the Jenn Aiel, the clan that is not He spoke slowly and frowned often at the red fringed silk carpet under his soft boots, a man trying to explain what he did not want to explain at all Women who wish to become Wise Ones also make this journey, but their marking, if they are marked, is kept secret among themselves The men who are chosen at Rhuidean, those who survive, return marked on the left arm So He pushed back the sleeves of his coat and shirt together to reveal his left forearm, the skin much paler than that of his hands and face Etched into the skin as if part of it, wrapped twice around, marched the same gold and scarlet form as rippled on the banner above the Stone The Aiel let his sleeve fall with a sigh It is a name not spoken except among the clan chiefs and the Wise Ones We areHe cleared his throat again, unable to say it here The Aiel are the People of the Dragonhide spoiler Musings view spoiler 1 Niall nodded grimly There had been no male Aes Sedai since the Breaking of the World, but the women who still claimed that title were bad enough They prated of their Three Oaths to speak no word that was not true, to make no weapon for one man to kill another, to use the One Power as a weapon only against Darkfriends or Shadowspawn But now they had showed those oaths for the lies they were He had always known no one could want the power they wielded except to challenge the Creator, and that meant to serve the Dark One.Whitecloaks are so freaking obnoxious What do you mean, no one could want the power they wielded It s not like they HAVE A CHOICE grumbles hide spoiler

  4. Ivan Ivan says:

    DNF 30 ar Wheel of time I am breaking up with you.This wasn t easy decision as I don t like to leave things unfinished.My friends keep on telling me how great you are and that I should give you another chance but I think that this relationship has already taken too much of my time and I just can t look past your snail pace and many obnoxious characters.We definitively had our good moments but every time we are together I keep thinking about other series and keep glancing on other books on my DNF 30 ar Wheel of time I am breaking up with you.This wasn t easy decision as I don t like to leave things unfinished.My friends keep on telling me how great you are and that I should give you another chance but I think that this relationship has already taken too much of my time and I just can t look past your snail pace and many obnoxious characters.We definitively had our good moments but every time we are together I keep thinking about other series and keep glancing on other books on my shelf and that is not how relationship between reader and book should be.Call me old fashioned but I believe book should hold the reader tight and make him forget about other books until the last page is done.I am sure you will find devoted reader who will adore you and maybe our paths well cross again and we continue from where we left but I just can t see it happening anytime soon

  5. Dana Ilie Dana Ilie says:

    The third book in the series is a bit strange, in my opinion It draws away from Rand, who I firmly believe is the main character, despite the infinitely large cast.The book instead follows the various subgroups that are in a quest to follow Rand, and his path of destruction, whether they know it or not.Mat finally gets a POV chapter and stops sucking and starts being a fount of pure, unadulterated awesome Perrin stops mid story to do a little blacksmithing central to Perrin s character He s The third book in the series is a bit strange, in my opinion It draws away from Rand, who I firmly believe is the main character, despite the infinitely large cast.The book instead follows the various subgroups that are in a quest to follow Rand, and his path of destruction, whether they know it or not.Mat finally gets a POV chapter and stops sucking and starts being a fount of pure, unadulterated awesome Perrin stops mid story to do a little blacksmithing central to Perrin s character He s a born craftsman forced into the role of a warrior

  6. Em Lost In Books Em Lost In Books says:

    While this book is titled Dragon Reborn, it definitely is not about Rand al Thor as the title suggests This book paves way for Mat, Perrin, and Egwene to shine Mat, Perrin, Rand, and Egwene all got their separate story arcs here as they all went their different ways in the start of the book Rand appeared only in 2 3 chapters So when Rand went in to Tear to take Callandor and put the rumours down for once and all it was Mat, Perrin and the girl gang Egwene, Nynaeve, Elyane who took the cen While this book is titled Dragon Reborn, it definitely is not about Rand al Thor as the title suggests This book paves way for Mat, Perrin, and Egwene to shine Mat, Perrin, Rand, and Egwene all got their separate story arcs here as they all went their different ways in the start of the book Rand appeared only in 2 3 chapters So when Rand went in to Tear to take Callandor and put the rumours down for once and all it was Mat, Perrin and the girl gang Egwene, Nynaeve, Elyane who took the center stage here While the girls were good, it was Perrin and Mat who won my heart in this book Both guys finally came out of Rand s shadow and surprised me Perrin already holds a special place because of what he can do and let s not forget wolves but Mat was the surprise package I hated Mat from Book 1, so I am shocked how much I liked him here He is witty, trouble magnet, not so brave he try his best to escape evil difficult situations but view spoiler when he went into the tower to save the girls hide spoiler , I turned into a fan.the book dragged in few chapters but Jordan surely knows how to write an amazing climax and all the different story lines and different prophecies converge beautifully in the end All in all another great book in the long series

  7. Choko Choko says:

    5Til shade is gone,til water is goneInto the shadow with teeth baredScreaming defiance with the last breathTo spit in Sightblinder s eye on the Last Day Robert Jordan, The Dragon RebornAn amazing continuation of this epic series I can not help but keep falling deeper and deeper in love with everything about it Writing a review, the way I fan girl over this series, is absolutely worthless I have no objectivity left and honestly, attempting to describe this intricate 5Til shade is gone,til water is goneInto the shadow with teeth baredScreaming defiance with the last breathTo spit in Sightblinder s eye on the Last Day Robert Jordan, The Dragon RebornAn amazing continuation of this epic series I can not help but keep falling deeper and deeper in love with everything about it Writing a review, the way I fan girl over this series, is absolutely worthless I have no objectivity left and honestly, attempting to describe this intricate and complex plot seems to me an insurmountable taskHeart of the Dark Ba alzamon Name hidden within name shrouded by name Secret buried within secret cloaked by secret Betrayer of Hope Ishamael betrays all hope Truth burns and sears Hope fails before truth A lie is our shield Who can stand against the Heart of the Dark Who can face the Betrayer of Hope Soul of shadow, Soul of the Shadow, he is Robert Jordan, The Dragon RebornIf you are even slightly interested in the genre of Classic Fantasy, or High Quest Fantasy, and I would say the restrictions of those labels are far outreached in this series, this should be a MUST READ It starts slow, but instead of boring, it is entrancing with the masterful world building which unfolds natural in front of us And the characters are so animated and real, that when away from the books, you actually miss them Epic and entertaining Read itJust because fate has chosen something for you instead of you choosing it for yourself doesn t mean it has to be bad Even if it s something you are sure you would never have chosen in a hundred years Better ten days of love than years of regretting, she quoted Robert Jordan, The Dragon RebornI wish you all Happy Reading and may you always find enrichment in the pages

  8. Nimrod Daniel Nimrod Daniel says:

    A very compelling continuation of The Wheel of Time series, but not amazing as The Great hunt.There s a very interesting decision by Jordan to push Rand to the background so Mat and Perrin would shine in his absence and it worked very well In The Great Hunt I felt like Perrin barely had a focus on him in comparison to The Eye of The World, and so as for Mat Mat had even less focus than Perrin in the first 2 books, and both of them felt like nice additions to the cast but nothan that In A very compelling continuation of The Wheel of Time series, but not amazing as The Great hunt.There s a very interesting decision by Jordan to push Rand to the background so Mat and Perrin would shine in his absence and it worked very well In The Great Hunt I felt like Perrin barely had a focus on him in comparison to The Eye of The World, and so as for Mat Mat had even less focus than Perrin in the first 2 books, and both of them felt like nice additions to the cast but nothan that In The Dragon Reborn it s exactly the opposite, as they have quite a lot of POV chapters where they could grow into interesting characters, and their overall importance begins to emerge.As for the rest of the characters there s still focus on Nynaeve and Egwene, both are really great characters., and probably my favorites Elayne becomes a very important part of this trio, and the three of them keep growing and developing as characters Moiraine and Lan were mostly in the background in book 2 but we see muchof them here, which is great.To that, pour some schemes by The Black Aja, The Forsaken are keep steering things in the world, and Ba alzamon continues with his plans Oh, and some ancient relics What I really liked in this book is the development of the world building, as we find outabout the World of Dreams and Jordan even dabbled with parallel worlds ideas That add a lot of possibilities for the series to go in interesting directions As the series progresses it is evident that The Wheel of Time isn t a formulaic generic fantasy, which is great, especially when considering when WoT was written All in all, it s a very good installment in the Wheel of Time series, with very good character development, fascinating world building and pretty good plot but not as good as in book 2.4.25 5

  9. Merphy Napier Merphy Napier says:

    Here s my video review Here s my video review

  10. Markus Markus says:

    The alarm gongs sent echoes crashing through the Stone, but Rand paid noattention to them than he had to the roar that had come before, like muffled thunder from somewhere below His side ached, the old wound burned, strained almost to tearing by the climb up the side of the fortress He gave the pain no heed, either A crooked smile was fixed on his face, a smile of anticipation and dread he could not have wiped away if he had wanted to It was close now What he had dreamed of CallandoThe alarm gongs sent echoes crashing through the Stone, but Rand paid noattention to them than he had to the roar that had come before, like muffled thunder from somewhere below His side ached, the old wound burned, strained almost to tearing by the climb up the side of the fortress He gave the pain no heed, either A crooked smile was fixed on his face, a smile of anticipation and dread he could not have wiped away if he had wanted to It was close now What he had dreamed of Callandor Rand al Thor has finally, and very reluctantly, embraced his destiny as the Dragon Reborn after the events at Almoth Plain But his face is known throughout the nations now, and he is hunted relentlessly by the numerous followers of the Shadow Thus begins a new journey, and at its end lies the Stone of Tear, the impregnable fortress of the Tairen in the far south The Dragon Reborn, while not reaching the same level as The Eye of the World, is certainly an improvement from The Great Hunt The story iscompelling, new villains arise, and the childishness, the completely unfounded arrogance and the insufferable stupidity of the main characters is finally starting to wear off But it is not gone Rand himself is barely appearing in this book, and both Mat and Nynaeve seem to be improving considerably Perrin and Egwene, however, stand ready to assume the inglorious mantle of the worst characters.Mostly, though, this book is a solid addition to the story of the Wheel of Time, and the ending is great, leaving the reader excited for the next volume, The Shadow Rising.That s all there is to say, really Those of you who have already read this knows what it is about And those who haven t yet, should do so Wheel of Time reviews 1 The Eye of the World 2 The Great Hunt 3 The Dragon Reborn 4 The Shadow Rising 5 The Fires of Heaven 6 Lord of Chaos 7 A Crown of Swords 8 The Path of Daggers 9 Winter s Heart 10 Crossroads of Twilight 11 Knife of Dreams 12 The Gathering Storm 13 Towers of Midnight 14 A Memory of Light

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  1. Petrik Petrik says:

    3.5 5 starsNot much actually happened in The Dragon Reborn but it wasengaging than the previous two books The Dragon Reborn is the third book in The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan The title of this novel may be The Dragon Reborn, this title implies that Rand will take the central role again, but the main characters of this book were actually Mat, Perrin, and Egwene If I m not mistaken, Rand has only like three or four small POV chapters This doesn t mean that Rand wasn t important to th 3.5 5 starsNot much actually happened in The Dragon Reborn but it wasengaging than the previous two books The Dragon Reborn is the third book in The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan The title of this novel may be The Dragon Reborn, this title implies that Rand will take the central role again, but the main characters of this book were actually Mat, Perrin, and Egwene If I m not mistaken, Rand has only like three or four small POV chapters This doesn t mean that Rand wasn t important to the main story, the storyline still heavily revolved around him.Picture The Dragon Reborn by Francesca RestaNow that I m three books into the series, let me just say that Jordan is terribly slow in progressing his main story, and the early books are supposedly some of Jordan s finest works in the series I haven t reached the infamous dreadful book 7 10 If you cut condensed the traveling sections of the first three books, what you have is pretty much one book with no pacing issue Jordan is that inefficient and repetitive That being said, The Dragon Reborn was, somehow, the most engaging book so far Sure there was still repetition and same plot structure usage started strong for the first 20%, travel for 50 60%, then closing with incredible final section but I didn t find myself struggling through the middle section as much as I did for the first two books I feel like Jordan has improved a lot in characterizations I found Mat, Perrin, and Egwene to besympathetic than before now Focusing the POV chapters to these three ended up being a great decision it brings a lot of benefits rather than disadvantages First of all, we get to read these important characters being developed further We also get to see their thoughts towards Rand, other characters, and the state of the world predicament they re in Finally, Rand was still thickheaded here and I don t think I can withstand reading him being stubborn about accepting his destiny for another 700 pages for the third time in a row I get it, he has valid reasons for being stubborn and reluctant, and I do understand why he acted that way However, just because I understand his reasons doesn t mean that I would enjoy reading literally thousands of pages of him being angry and stubborn about something which he always ended up doing anywayShould and would build no bridgesThis was the first time where I started to realize just how insane Nynaeve s braid tugging syndrome was Insane, I mean it, insane and ridiculous Not only she s one of the most annoying female characters I ve ever encountered and there are still 10 books left for her to get worse , her existence relies dangerously on her tugging braid I can t seem to understand why Jordan need to emphasize her braid tugging that much, it was pointless and annoying I think she ll literally die if she doesn t tug her braid No one in the world tugs their braid that fiercely and that much NO ONEShe jerked her braid so hard it hurtstanding applause As much as I enjoyed reading this installment, I seriously feel like not a lot of important things have happened the entirety of the three books so far could ve been easily condensed into one book without losing matters of importance I m giving the same 3.5 stars rating just like I did for the first two books In my opinion, that s not a good enough measurement for a series as massive as this Why am I continuing I loved Sanderson s adult fantasy works that much that I m willing to push myself or at least still attempt to finish this series just to read Sanderson s involvement in it Although I sounded negative and critical in this review, let me clarify that it wasn t because it s a bad book, The Dragon Reborn was the least boring installment so far I just feel disappointed that a lot of the superb parts of the series so far were constantly diminished unnecessarily due to pacing issue and repetitiveness I ve heard a lot of amazing things about the next book of the series, The Shadow Rising, here s hoping that it will finally break or at least reached my 4 stars rating barrier You can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions

  2. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    This was a hugely important book for me This is a fourteen book series, and after the last book I was practically ready to stop reading it I had to have a six month reading break because I was that frustrated with it I thought that Rand was characterised horrendously, and I felt that he regressed to an early state All in all, Robert Jordan had gone backward in his character development of his hero So, this book had to win me over to keep me reading.And it did It so bloody well did My fait This was a hugely important book for me This is a fourteen book series, and after the last book I was practically ready to stop reading it I had to have a six month reading break because I was that frustrated with it I thought that Rand was characterised horrendously, and I felt that he regressed to an early state All in all, Robert Jordan had gone backward in his character development of his hero So, this book had to win me over to keep me reading.And it did It so bloody well did My faith in the author has been completely restored Yay Rand is still the same heroic coward, but this time his actions actually corresponded with the events When he ran, he had reason to do so He also had very few point of view chapters He is still the centre of the story, but its telling is given over to muchinteresting characters like Mat, Nynaeve and my personal favourite Perrin So, let s starts with the best character He has the heart of a wolf The book opens with Perrin It s still very early days, but he is one of the only characters I actually have sympathy for His confidence has developed even further When he taps the ancient magic that allows him to communicate with wolves, they run to his aid and welcome him as leader of their pack This is a worthy boon for the young warrior, but it doesn t come without its problems The ability alters his mind it makes him feral as the wolfish thoughts dominate his human senses He knows the danger of the ability thus, he suppresses it and controls it I find his part of the story completely fascinating because he boarders on edges of remaining noble and good or loosing himself to animalistic savagery Moraine was silent for a time, warming her hands Finally she spoke whilst staring into the flames The Creator is good, Perrin The Farther of Lies is evil The Pattern of Age, the Age Lace itself, is neither The pattern is what is The Wheel of Time weaves all lives into the Pattern, all actions A Pattern that is all one colour is no pattern For the Pattern of an age, good and ill are the warp and the woof Moreover, in this bleak and dark world that Jordan has created, Perrin is one of the few with a pure heart, which makes his inner darkness evencomplex Like Rand and Mat, he wants to hang up his weapons and go home he wants to forget about the long and hard task the wheel has set for him, but he knows what he must do He knows that he cannot run he knows that he cannot escape fate So, he grits his teeth and gets on with his duty After all, he will have an important part to play in defeating the darkness He is too honourable to shirk from what he must perform I can see him eventually becoming the rock that holds the trio together He is a well rounded character that is reliable and strong I just know that he will have the courage to insure that his friends succeed, even if he has to drag them to their destiny Finally, some decent female characters Admittedly, for the first time in this series, I actually enjoyed the female side of the story Previously, it seemed like Jordan could only write females in one way they were all confrontational, moody, hot headed, physically attractive and at times even quite spiteful It was beginning to get a little bit ridiculous it was like he somehow naively perceived that all women have this same archetypal personality This was regardless of their social standing or life experience All the female characters were basically the same misogynistic reused stereotype Thankfully, and at long last, Jordan s women are actually developing their own sense of individualism It took him long enough to get there, now they re finally out of the tower Well, anyway, the girls are coming into there own Nynaeve has had heaps of character development She s learning to wield her magic to deadly affect, but she still hasn t quite figured how to activate it properly She can only use it when in a state of pure agitation and anger It responds to rage and rage only When it is eventually unleashed it is powerful to behold, but not controlled She s a strong character, and a very strong woman She s quickly become the leader of the na ve Egwene and the inexperienced Elayne She has the experience, and the wisdom see what I did there to lead them in their hunt for the twisted Black Ajah It was great to see these characters have their own fully developed side story that eventually linked back to the main plot And the same is true for the cunning Mat Every perfect fantasy story needs it rouge Mat has also come along way He s recovered from his illness, though there is still some degree of taint in his heart He has memories that are not his own It will be interesting to see how this develops in later books, as the true origin of his luck will hopefully be revealed The two are clearly connected and intertwined He is a strong character, one who is developing faster than he can handle He s already killed countless men, which is something he would never have thought himself capable He has the danger of becoming numb to it as many fall to his agile wielding of his quarter staff This was a really good book, and I m so glad I m actually looking forward to reading the next one The side characters really make this series worthwhile If you ignore Rand, like I m trying to do, you will see how complex and versatile these other characters are Their stories are muchinteresting on every level The world is also rich in opposing culture and beliefs I like the way the forces of good are divided and mistrusting of each other The Children of the Light are potentially morally right, but they are misguided and confused as to what is actually evil Their ethos is right, though they just execute it in a roundabout way It will be interesting to see if they become pawns of the dark one or see the error of their ways I love these conflicting ideas So, for me, this series remains in the realms of perfect fantasy At least, at the moment Hopefully, it will remain good to its end The Wheel of time 1 Eye of the World An unoriginal five stars2 The Great Hunt A reluctant three stars3 The Dragon Reborn A well developed 4 stars 4 The Shadow Rising A strong four stars5 The Fires of Heaven A slow two starsKill a man who needs killing, and sometimes others pay for it The question is, was it worth doing it anyway There s always a balance, you know Good and evil Light and Shadow We would not be human if there wasn t a balance

  3. Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more says:

    3 7 16 WoT 3 buddy re read in BB B I m thinking I might read it again just b c LOVE it Reviewed by Rabid ReadsNOTICE this reread is in preparation for finally biting the bullet and reading book 14 That means I HAVE NOT read book 14 yet Please be mindful of this in the comments, both for me and for others who may or may not have progressed past this point in the series Thank you The Dragon Reborn is where things really start getting good PLEASE NOTE that I am speaking strictly fro 3 7 16 WoT 3 buddy re read in BBB I m thinking I might read it again just b c LOVE it Reviewed by Rabid ReadsNOTICE this reread is in preparation for finally biting the bullet and reading book 14 That means I HAVE NOT read book 14 yet Please be mindful of this in the comments, both for me and for others who may or may not have progressed past this point in the series Thank you The Dragon Reborn is where things really start getting good PLEASE NOTE that I am speaking strictly from the REREAD perspective If you have never read the series before, the first two books are spectacular Spectacular x5, even It s only knowing what s coming and being impatient to get to the even better parts that makes books 1 and 2 merely enjoyable when compared to the depth of imagination and interconnectedness as the series progresses.BUT All of that epicness must have a solid foundation on which to build.And book 3 is still very much a part of that early foundation laying process However, TWO very important things happen in this installment and those two things make all the difference 1 Mat is healed from the taint of the Shadar Logoth dagger.2 Perrin meets Faile.I don t know if prior to book 3 Mat was part of Jordan s character growth process, or if he just got bored with the character I certainly found the early version to be tiresome but when Mat wakes from being Healed in Tar Valon, he s almost a completely different person Oh, he s still a rascal, but no longer a rascal of the juvenile variety Instead, he becomes that kind of clever, scalawag, rogue type character, who has always been one of my personal favorites In another life HA , he would have made an excellent pirate.It s the difference between telling a couple of younger boys a story about ghost hounds, then covering a few dogs in flour and loosing them on the village green, and betting Galad and Gawyn that he can beat them, his quarterstaff against their two swords, both b c he needs the money to finance his escape, and also b c it would be fun Then there s Faile A lot of WoT fans aren t particularly fond of Faile, and maybe I ll change my mind after rereading some of the later installmentsbut I doubt it.I just like her.Firstly, she s Saldaean, which is my second favorite people group after the Aiel Almost all of the drama in her relationship with Perrin can be attributed to her nationality, and where others are simply exhausted by her and her antics, I chalk it up to cultural differences legit cause for misunderstandings.And when she s not behaving in what a non Saldaean would consider a ridiculous manner, her interactions with Perrin are positively delightful I am full of delight.Her appearance is also the first concrete manifestation with long term consequences of one of Min s Viewings So yeah, those two things are where I turn the corner and stop fighting the urge to skim things I ve read numerous times before.This book is also where the Forsaken start to become real characters instead of flat boogiemen type shapes In The Eye of the World, we learned nothing beyond the fact that some of them were no longer imprisoned, and that there were two fewer of them in world In The Great Hunt, the information was limited to Lanfear But in The Dragon Reborn, we not only learnabout Lanfear, we also meet at least three others, and some of the mystery surrounding Ba alzamon isnot revealed, per se, but I definitely felt I understood what the situation was by the time I finished the book And anytime we learn anything about the Age of Legends whence the Forsaken came , I am a happy camper.Basically, I loved it PS is it just me, or does Cover Dude bear a remarkable resemblance to Prince Harry My other reviews for this series The Eye of the World Wheel of Time, 1 by Robert Jordan The Great Hunt Wheel of Time, 2 by Robert Jordan The Shadow Rising Wheel of Time, 4 by Robert Jordan The Fires of Heaven Wheel of Time, 5 by Robert Jordan Lord of Chaos Wheel of Time, 6 by Robert Jordan A Crown of Swords Wheel of Time, 7 by Robert Jordan The Path of Daggers Wheel of Time, 8 by Robert Jordan Winter s Heart Wheel of Time, 9 by Robert Jordan Crossroads of Twilight Wheel of Time, 10 by Robert Jordan New Spring Wheel of Time, 0 by Robert Jordan Highlights view spoiler 1 Mat HEALED WOOT 2 Egwene s Accepted Test.3 Mat with a quarterstaff vs Galad and Gawyn with swords Likea day after he d been Healed EPIC One of my favorite scenes from the whole series.4 FAILE.5 Mat rescuing Nynaeve, Egwene, and Elayne.6 He raised Callandor above his head Silver lightning crackled from the blade, jagged streaks arching toward the great dome above Stop he shouted The fighting ceased men stared at him in wonder, over black veils, from beneath the rims of round helmets I am Rand al Thor he called, so his voice rang through the chamber I am the Dragon Reborn Callandor shone in his grasp One by one, veiled men and helmeted, they knelt to him, crying, The Dragon is Reborn The Dragon is Rebornhide spoiler Forsaken view spoiler 1 He hated Illian One day we ll loot Illian bare, tear down every town and village, and sow their filthy ground with salt Mallia s beard almost bristled with outrage at how filthy the Illian land was Even their olives are putrid One day we ll carry every last Illianer pig off in chains That is what the High Lord Samon saysview spoiler Be lal hide spoiler 2 Before he could find words, the door crashed back against the wall, and Moiraine stood in the doorway, her face as pale and grim as death Your wolf dreams tell as truly as a Dreamer s, Perrin The Forsaken are loose, and one of them rules in Illian Perrin climbed off the bed and started dressing, not caring whether Zarine was watching or not He knew what he intended to do, but he asked Moiraine anyway Do we leave Unless you want to make closer acquaintance with Sammael, she said dryly.3Be silent, boy, the dark man in the gold encrusted coat said calmly He was a handsome man, almost as good looking as Galad and nearly as youthful seeming, despite the white streaking his temples, but built on a bigger scale, withthan Rand s height and very nearly Perrin s shoulders We will hear what you have to say in a moment He reached over Morgase s shoulder and plucked the letter out of her hand Her glare turned on him Mat could see her temper heating but the dark man laid a strong hand on her shoulder, never taking his eyes off what he was reading, and Morgase s anger melted It seems she has left the Tower again, he said On the service of the Amyrlin Seat The woman oversteps herself again, Morgase Mat had no trouble holding his tongue Luck It was stuck to the roof of his mouth Sometimes I don t know if it s good or bad The dark man was the owner of the deep voice, the Great Master who wanted Elayne s head She called him Gaebril Her advisor wants to murder Elayne Light And Morgase was staring up at him like an adoring dog with her master s hand on her shoulder. view spoiler Rahvin hide spoiler 4One of the Forsaken is in Tear The High Lord Samon is Be lal 5I will not be undone Ba alzamon cried His mouth was fire his shriek echoed among the columns I cannot be defeated Aid me Some of the darkness shrouding him drifted into his hands, formed into a ball so black it seemed to soak up even the light of Callandor Sudden triumph blazed in the flames of his eyes You are destroyed Rand shouted Callandor spun in his hands Its light roiled the darkness, severed the steel black lines around Ba alzamon, and Ba alzamon convulsed As if there were two of him he seemed to dwindle and grow larger at the same time You are undone Rand plunged the shining blade into Ba alzamon s chest Ba alzamon screamed, and the fires of his face flared wildly Fool he howled The Great Lord of the Dark can never be defeated Rand pulled Callandor s blade free as Ba alzamon s body sagged and began to fall, the shadow around him vanishing And suddenly Rand was in another Heart of the Stone, surrounded by columns still whole, and fighting men screaming and dying, veiled men and men in breastplates and helmets Moiraine still lay crumpled at the base of a redstone column And at Rand s feet lay the body of a man, sprawled on its back with a hole burned through the chest He might have been a handsome man in his middle years, except that where his eyes and mouth should have been were only pits from which rose tendrils of black smokeview spoiler Ba alzamon Ishamael hide spoiler hide spoiler Foresight view spoiler 1 Only a dream, he thought, shivering from the cold, and with that everything shifted He stared into the mirror, a part of him not comprehending what he saw, another part accepting A gilded helmet, worked like a lion s head, sat on his head as if it belonged there Gold leaf covered his ornately hammered breastplate, and gold work embellished the plate and mail on his arms and legs Only the axe at his side was plain A voice his own whispered in his mind that he would take it over any other weapon, had carried it a thousand times, in a hundred battles No He wanted to take it off, throw it away I can t 2An Aielman in a cage, she said promptly A Tuatha an with a sword A falcon and a hawk, perching on your shoulders Both female, I think And all the rest, of course What is always there Darkness swirling round you, andview spoiler 1 Gaul2 Aram3.a Faile3.b Berelain hide spoiler 3Heart of the Dark Ba alzamon Name hidden within name shrouded by name Secret buried within secret cloaked by secret Betrayer of Hope Ishamael betrays all hope Truth burns and sears Hope fails before truth A lie is our shield Who can stand against the Heart of the Dark Who can face the Betrayer of Hope Soul of shadow, Soul of the Shadow, he is 4Tell me why, she demanded Why would you ask me to to murder you I will Heal you, I will do anything to get you out of there, but I cannot kill you Why They can turn me, Egwene His breathing was so tortured, she wished she could weep If they take me the Myrddraal the Dreadlords they can turn me to the Shadow If madness has me, I cannot fight them I won t know what they are doing till it is too late If there is even a spark of life left when they find me, they can still do it Please, Egwene For the love of the Light Kill me Sheriam sighed, glanced at the other Aes Sedai again, then dropped her voice to a whisper and spoke swiftly This is something known only to a few, child, even in the Tower You should not learn it now, if ever, but I will tell you There is a weakness in being able to channel That we learn to open ourselves to the True Source means that we can be opened to other things Egwene shuddered Calm yourself, child It is not so easily done It is a thing not done, so far as I know Light send it has not been done since the Trolloc Wars It took thirteen Dreadlords Darkfriends who could channel weaving the flows through thirteen Myrddraal You see Not easily done 5Where are you from, lad Manetheren Mat froze when he heard the name come out of his mouth I mean, I m from the Two Rivers I have heard too many old stories 6 There had been a dream of Rand, reaching for a sword that seemed to be made of crystal, never seeing the fine net dropping over him And one of him kneeling in a chamber where a parched wind blew dust across the floor, and creatures like the one on the Dragon banner, but much smaller, floated on that wind, and settled into his skin There had been a dream of him walking down into a great hole in a black mountain, a hole filled with a reddish glare as from vast fires below, and even a dream of him confronting Seanchan.Perrin with a falcon on his shoulder, and Perrin with a hawk Only the hawk held a leash in her talons Egwene was somehow convinced both hawk and falcon were female and the hawk was trying to fasten it around Perrin s neck.And that dream of Perrin with a beard leading a huge pack of wolves that stretched as far as the eye could see.Mat, placing his own left eye on a balance scale Mat, hanging by his neck from a tree limb.7Farmboy Perhaps I will call myself Faile My father used to call me that, when I was little It means falcon He stiffened and almost missed the first step of the ladder Coincidence He made himself go down without looking back toward her It has to be.8 There had been dreams of Mat, too Of Mat with dice spinning round him she felt she knew where that one came from of Mat being followed by a man who was not there she still did not understand that there was a man following, or maybethan one, but in some way there was no one there of Mat riding desperately toward something unseen in the distance that he had to reach, and Mat with a woman who seemed to be tossing fireworks about An Illuminator, she assumed, but that made nosense than anything else. hide spoiler Insight view spoiler 1 A dozen small things besides, some perhaps only baseless rumors, but taken together with the restSightings of Aiel reported as far west as Murandy, and Kandor Only two or three in one place, but one or a thousand, Aiel had come out of the Waste just once in all the years since the Breaking Only in the Aiel War had they ever left that desolate wilderness.The Atha an Miere, the Sea Folk, were said to be ignoring trade to seek signs and portents of what, exactly, they did not say sailing with ships half full or even empty.Illian had called the Great Hunt of the Horn for the first time in almost four hundred years, had sent out the Hunters to seek the fabled Horn of Valere, which prophecy said would summon dead heroes from the grave to fight in Tarmon Gai don, the Last Battle against the Shadow.Rumor said the Ogier, always so reclusive that most common people thought them only legend, had called meetings between their far flung stedding.2Browns seek knowledge, Blues meddle in causes, and Whites consider the questions of truth with implacable logic We all do some of it all, of course But to be a Green means to stand ready A note of pride entered Alanna s voice In the Trolloc Wars, we were often called the Battle Ajah All Aes Sedai helped where and when they could, but the Green Ajah alone was always with the armies, in almost every battle We were the counter to the Dreadlords The Battle Ajah And now we stand ready, for the Trollocs to come south again, for Tarmon Gai don, the Last Battle We will be there That is what it means to be a Green 3 If dogs had been able to make footprints on stone, he would have said it was the print of a large hound There were no hound s footprints in any of the bare ground he could see, where softer dirt on the verge might take one, and no smell of any dog s trail Just a faint trace in the air of something burned, almost the sulphurous smell left by setting off fireworks.4Every queen of Manetheren was an Aes Sedai, and the king the Warder bound to her 5 Elayne nodded I think so I do not know much of the Prophecies of the Dragon, but I have heard a few lines One I remember is, On the slopes of Dragonmount shall he be born, born of a maiden wedded to no man Egwene, Rand does look like an Aiel Well, he looks like the pictures I have seen of Tigraine, too, but she vanished before he was born, and I hardly think she could have been his mother anyway I think Rand s mother was a Maiden of the Spear 6 Rhuarc cleared his throat When a man wishes to become a clan chief, he must go to Rhuidean, in the lands of the Jenn Aiel, the clan that is not He spoke slowly and frowned often at the red fringed silk carpet under his soft boots, a man trying to explain what he did not want to explain at all Women who wish to become Wise Ones also make this journey, but their marking, if they are marked, is kept secret among themselves The men who are chosen at Rhuidean, those who survive, return marked on the left arm So He pushed back the sleeves of his coat and shirt together to reveal his left forearm, the skin much paler than that of his hands and face Etched into the skin as if part of it, wrapped twice around, marched the same gold and scarlet form as rippled on the banner above the Stone The Aiel let his sleeve fall with a sigh It is a name not spoken except among the clan chiefs and the Wise Ones We areHe cleared his throat again, unable to say it here The Aiel are the People of the Dragonhide spoiler Musings view spoiler 1 Niall nodded grimly There had been no male Aes Sedai since the Breaking of the World, but the women who still claimed that title were bad enough They prated of their Three Oaths to speak no word that was not true, to make no weapon for one man to kill another, to use the One Power as a weapon only against Darkfriends or Shadowspawn But now they had showed those oaths for the lies they were He had always known no one could want the power they wielded except to challenge the Creator, and that meant to serve the Dark One.Whitecloaks are so freaking obnoxious What do you mean, no one could want the power they wielded It s not like they HAVE A CHOICE grumbles hide spoiler

  4. Ivan Ivan says:

    DNF 30 ar Wheel of time I am breaking up with you.This wasn t easy decision as I don t like to leave things unfinished.My friends keep on telling me how great you are and that I should give you another chance but I think that this relationship has already taken too much of my time and I just can t look past your snail pace and many obnoxious characters.We definitively had our good moments but every time we are together I keep thinking about other series and keep glancing on other books on my DNF 30 ar Wheel of time I am breaking up with you.This wasn t easy decision as I don t like to leave things unfinished.My friends keep on telling me how great you are and that I should give you another chance but I think that this relationship has already taken too much of my time and I just can t look past your snail pace and many obnoxious characters.We definitively had our good moments but every time we are together I keep thinking about other series and keep glancing on other books on my shelf and that is not how relationship between reader and book should be.Call me old fashioned but I believe book should hold the reader tight and make him forget about other books until the last page is done.I am sure you will find devoted reader who will adore you and maybe our paths well cross again and we continue from where we left but I just can t see it happening anytime soon

  5. Dana Ilie Dana Ilie says:

    The third book in the series is a bit strange, in my opinion It draws away from Rand, who I firmly believe is the main character, despite the infinitely large cast.The book instead follows the various subgroups that are in a quest to follow Rand, and his path of destruction, whether they know it or not.Mat finally gets a POV chapter and stops sucking and starts being a fount of pure, unadulterated awesome Perrin stops mid story to do a little blacksmithing central to Perrin s character He s The third book in the series is a bit strange, in my opinion It draws away from Rand, who I firmly believe is the main character, despite the infinitely large cast.The book instead follows the various subgroups that are in a quest to follow Rand, and his path of destruction, whether they know it or not.Mat finally gets a POV chapter and stops sucking and starts being a fount of pure, unadulterated awesome Perrin stops mid story to do a little blacksmithing central to Perrin s character He s a born craftsman forced into the role of a warrior

  6. Em Lost In Books Em Lost In Books says:

    While this book is titled Dragon Reborn, it definitely is not about Rand al Thor as the title suggests This book paves way for Mat, Perrin, and Egwene to shine Mat, Perrin, Rand, and Egwene all got their separate story arcs here as they all went their different ways in the start of the book Rand appeared only in 2 3 chapters So when Rand went in to Tear to take Callandor and put the rumours down for once and all it was Mat, Perrin and the girl gang Egwene, Nynaeve, Elyane who took the cen While this book is titled Dragon Reborn, it definitely is not about Rand al Thor as the title suggests This book paves way for Mat, Perrin, and Egwene to shine Mat, Perrin, Rand, and Egwene all got their separate story arcs here as they all went their different ways in the start of the book Rand appeared only in 2 3 chapters So when Rand went in to Tear to take Callandor and put the rumours down for once and all it was Mat, Perrin and the girl gang Egwene, Nynaeve, Elyane who took the center stage here While the girls were good, it was Perrin and Mat who won my heart in this book Both guys finally came out of Rand s shadow and surprised me Perrin already holds a special place because of what he can do and let s not forget wolves but Mat was the surprise package I hated Mat from Book 1, so I am shocked how much I liked him here He is witty, trouble magnet, not so brave he try his best to escape evil difficult situations but view spoiler when he went into the tower to save the girls hide spoiler , I turned into a fan.the book dragged in few chapters but Jordan surely knows how to write an amazing climax and all the different story lines and different prophecies converge beautifully in the end All in all another great book in the long series

  7. Choko Choko says:

    5Til shade is gone,til water is goneInto the shadow with teeth baredScreaming defiance with the last breathTo spit in Sightblinder s eye on the Last Day Robert Jordan, The Dragon RebornAn amazing continuation of this epic series I can not help but keep falling deeper and deeper in love with everything about it Writing a review, the way I fan girl over this series, is absolutely worthless I have no objectivity left and honestly, attempting to describe this intricate 5Til shade is gone,til water is goneInto the shadow with teeth baredScreaming defiance with the last breathTo spit in Sightblinder s eye on the Last Day Robert Jordan, The Dragon RebornAn amazing continuation of this epic series I can not help but keep falling deeper and deeper in love with everything about it Writing a review, the way I fan girl over this series, is absolutely worthless I have no objectivity left and honestly, attempting to describe this intricate and complex plot seems to me an insurmountable taskHeart of the Dark Ba alzamon Name hidden within name shrouded by name Secret buried within secret cloaked by secret Betrayer of Hope Ishamael betrays all hope Truth burns and sears Hope fails before truth A lie is our shield Who can stand against the Heart of the Dark Who can face the Betrayer of Hope Soul of shadow, Soul of the Shadow, he is Robert Jordan, The Dragon RebornIf you are even slightly interested in the genre of Classic Fantasy, or High Quest Fantasy, and I would say the restrictions of those labels are far outreached in this series, this should be a MUST READ It starts slow, but instead of boring, it is entrancing with the masterful world building which unfolds natural in front of us And the characters are so animated and real, that when away from the books, you actually miss them Epic and entertaining Read itJust because fate has chosen something for you instead of you choosing it for yourself doesn t mean it has to be bad Even if it s something you are sure you would never have chosen in a hundred years Better ten days of love than years of regretting, she quoted Robert Jordan, The Dragon RebornI wish you all Happy Reading and may you always find enrichment in the pages

  8. Nimrod Daniel Nimrod Daniel says:

    A very compelling continuation of The Wheel of Time series, but not amazing as The Great hunt.There s a very interesting decision by Jordan to push Rand to the background so Mat and Perrin would shine in his absence and it worked very well In The Great Hunt I felt like Perrin barely had a focus on him in comparison to The Eye of The World, and so as for Mat Mat had even less focus than Perrin in the first 2 books, and both of them felt like nice additions to the cast but nothan that In A very compelling continuation of The Wheel of Time series, but not amazing as The Great hunt.There s a very interesting decision by Jordan to push Rand to the background so Mat and Perrin would shine in his absence and it worked very well In The Great Hunt I felt like Perrin barely had a focus on him in comparison to The Eye of The World, and so as for Mat Mat had even less focus than Perrin in the first 2 books, and both of them felt like nice additions to the cast but nothan that In The Dragon Reborn it s exactly the opposite, as they have quite a lot of POV chapters where they could grow into interesting characters, and their overall importance begins to emerge.As for the rest of the characters there s still focus on Nynaeve and Egwene, both are really great characters., and probably my favorites Elayne becomes a very important part of this trio, and the three of them keep growing and developing as characters Moiraine and Lan were mostly in the background in book 2 but we see muchof them here, which is great.To that, pour some schemes by The Black Aja, The Forsaken are keep steering things in the world, and Ba alzamon continues with his plans Oh, and some ancient relics What I really liked in this book is the development of the world building, as we find outabout the World of Dreams and Jordan even dabbled with parallel worlds ideas That add a lot of possibilities for the series to go in interesting directions As the series progresses it is evident that The Wheel of Time isn t a formulaic generic fantasy, which is great, especially when considering when WoT was written All in all, it s a very good installment in the Wheel of Time series, with very good character development, fascinating world building and pretty good plot but not as good as in book 2.4.25 5

  9. Merphy Napier Merphy Napier says:

    Here s my video review Here s my video review

  10. Markus Markus says:

    The alarm gongs sent echoes crashing through the Stone, but Rand paid noattention to them than he had to the roar that had come before, like muffled thunder from somewhere below His side ached, the old wound burned, strained almost to tearing by the climb up the side of the fortress He gave the pain no heed, either A crooked smile was fixed on his face, a smile of anticipation and dread he could not have wiped away if he had wanted to It was close now What he had dreamed of CallandoThe alarm gongs sent echoes crashing through the Stone, but Rand paid noattention to them than he had to the roar that had come before, like muffled thunder from somewhere below His side ached, the old wound burned, strained almost to tearing by the climb up the side of the fortress He gave the pain no heed, either A crooked smile was fixed on his face, a smile of anticipation and dread he could not have wiped away if he had wanted to It was close now What he had dreamed of Callandor Rand al Thor has finally, and very reluctantly, embraced his destiny as the Dragon Reborn after the events at Almoth Plain But his face is known throughout the nations now, and he is hunted relentlessly by the numerous followers of the Shadow Thus begins a new journey, and at its end lies the Stone of Tear, the impregnable fortress of the Tairen in the far south The Dragon Reborn, while not reaching the same level as The Eye of the World, is certainly an improvement from The Great Hunt The story iscompelling, new villains arise, and the childishness, the completely unfounded arrogance and the insufferable stupidity of the main characters is finally starting to wear off But it is not gone Rand himself is barely appearing in this book, and both Mat and Nynaeve seem to be improving considerably Perrin and Egwene, however, stand ready to assume the inglorious mantle of the worst characters.Mostly, though, this book is a solid addition to the story of the Wheel of Time, and the ending is great, leaving the reader excited for the next volume, The Shadow Rising.That s all there is to say, really Those of you who have already read this knows what it is about And those who haven t yet, should do so Wheel of Time reviews 1 The Eye of the World 2 The Great Hunt 3 The Dragon Reborn 4 The Shadow Rising 5 The Fires of Heaven 6 Lord of Chaos 7 A Crown of Swords 8 The Path of Daggers 9 Winter s Heart 10 Crossroads of Twilight 11 Knife of Dreams 12 The Gathering Storm 13 Towers of Midnight 14 A Memory of Light

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