The Dragon Reborn

(The Wheel of Time #3)

Paperback, 647 pages

English language

Published Oct. 24, 2012 by Tor Fantasy.


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5 stars (2 reviews)

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 …

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Review from a long-time fan (spoilers for previous books but not for this one)

5 stars

This was actually my introduction to the series- and I personally recommend that new readers start here, too. My mother picked us up an audiobook for a road trip back in middle school and didn't realize it was the third book in the series.

This book is, I feel, the first time that Jordan's writing style for the rest of the series is really cemented in place. Books 1 and 2 have a different feel to me- I'm not really sure how best to describe it.

For example, in books 1 and 2 Mat only shows a mild interest in gambling, no more than anybody else- and in his first chapter in this book, his inner monologue talks like he is a seasoned gambling addict. Perrin had, in the previous book, accepted his Wolfbrother abilities- and in this one, he is suddenly back to rejecting them. I always have heard …

Review of 'The Dragon Reborn' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Another great stepping stone in the saga of The Wheel of Time. A plot that starts slow but by the end has you breathless; characters that continue to evolve as they embrace, or try to run from, their destiny; and a setting that grows clearer and more complex, this book has it all. This was a great addition to the series and, in my mind, a sort of capstone book that wraps up the first arc of The Wheel of Time. With the Dragon Reborn fully declared, the series takes on a new direction as the enemies become clearer and the stakes higher.

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