Epeolatry Book Review: The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
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Title: The Dragon Reborn (The Wheel of Time, Book 3)
Author: Robert Jordan
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Books
Release Date: October 15th, 1992
Synopsis: Soon to be an original series starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine!
Robert Jordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®, continues.
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 destiny.
Able 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 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 awaits…
Ahead, for all of them, in the Heart of the Stone, lies the next great test of the Dragon reborn….
It is time to fall deeper into the world of Rand al’Thor and all its magical intrigue. The Dragon Reborn opens with our heroes coming to grips with the climax of book two, when the armies clashed in Arad Doman and Rand battled one of the Forsaken in the sky for all to see. Rand can no longer deny that he is the prophesized one, and he is terrified of what he might do to his friends if, and when, he goes mad. Read along as the world begins to weave itself around Rand and his companions. Everywhere they go, they leave a wake of altered lives on their path.
Jordan again weaves a riveting epic that pulls you through every page. The complex characters change as the story continues, and you will pick your favorites and root for them through their troubles. Personally, I love Matt and Perrin. Rand is interesting, as the central focus of the story and all, but Matt and Perrin are fascinating. They both would rather not be a part of this adventure and would love a quiet life now that they’ve experience more of the world than they bargained for. But each time they try to leave Rand and return to a normal life, they are pulled back into the story. They are taver’en, important people that the fabric of reality weaves itself around.
Another 5 out of 5 stars from me!
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