A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan
(The Wheel of Time, Book 7)

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The eagerly awaited sequel to Lord of Chaos, The New York Times bestseller that swept the nation like a firestorm.

In this volume, Elayne, Aviendha, and Mat come ever closer to the bowl ter'angreal that may reverse the world's endless heat wave and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather all manner of women who can channel--Sea Folk, Windfinders, Wise Ones, and some surprising others. And above all, Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael, in the shadows of Shadar Logoth, where the blood-hungry mist, Mashadar, waits for prey.


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Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are 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. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time®, one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad. Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.
Published April 14, 2010 by Tor Books. 902 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The seventh volume of Jordan's bestselling high fantasy series carries on the tradition of colossal, dauntingly complex storytelling established by the previous entries (Lord of Chaos, 1994, etc.).

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If you've heard about the "boring middle books" of the Wheel of Time series, don't give up just yet;

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ISFDB Bibliography The Complete Wheel of Time Index A Crown of Swords is the seventh and latest book of Robert Jordan's masterpiece fantasy epic series, The Wheel of Time.

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I am enjoying my reread of the later Wheel of Time books, more than I should probably.

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Though it took Robert Jordan about 18 months to write A Crown of Swords, the latest in the bestselling Wheel of Time series, at 663 pages it weighs in as one of the more slender volumes, considerably shorter than its predecessor, the behemoth Lord of Chaos (1994).

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