The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
Book Three of 'The Wheel of Time'

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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 the Loial the Ogier. Bedeviled by dreams, Perrin is grappling with another deadly problem--how is her 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....

 

About Robert Jordan

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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 January 1, 1991 by Tom Doherty Associates. 632 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Here, the various factions head toward the city Tear, where, in the Heart of the Stone, hangs the magical sword Callendor that none but the Dragon Reborn may wield.

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Jordan's fast and absorbing adventure novel will keep the reader too entranced to worry about plot inconsistencies, numerous coincidences, lack of character development and Rand's inexplicably infrequent appearances.

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Examiner

Despite this book being titled The Dragon Reborn, the Dragon Reborn himself has very little screen time in this novel.

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SFFWorld.com

The Wheel of Time series has everything that a reader could expect from a book, but I think that the Dragon Reborn is the best of these because it has everything that the other books have, but the one thing that takes it up a notch higher than the rest is the climatic ending.

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Boomtron

Good review, if a little biased towards Jordan and against any criticisers of Jordan.

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Boomtron

I will concede that the last book, ‘The Great Hunt’, was weak when it came to women taking part, but that was the story.

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Boomtron

Being the third book in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series.

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CBC News

My only concern is that these books are aimed for an older audience, and I reccomed that you are at least 10 to start reading this book and its siter books in the serise.

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