The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out. The Shadow is rising to cover humankind.

In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the White Tower itself be broken?

In the Two Rivers, the Whitecloaks ride in pursuit of a man with golden eyes, and in pursuit of the Dragon Reborn.

In Cantorin, among the Sea Folk, High Lady Suroth plans the return of the Seanchan armies to the mainland.

In the Stone of Tear, the Lord Dragon considers his next move. It will be something no one expects, not the Black Ajah, not Tairen nobles, not Aes Sedai, not Egwene or Elayne or Nynaeve.

Against the Shadow rising stands the Dragon Reborn.....

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January 13, 2010  |  1007 pages
(Rated on Feb 13, 2014)
Grade: B    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 55% Entertainment, 45% Literature
Writing Quality:
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Movie Potential:
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Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
So much happens in this book! I think this one is the real turning point with Mat. This book is when he becomes one of my favourite characters. This is my third read through the whole series, and I'm starting to notice things that seem so obvious (since I know what happens in the future) that the characters miss, and I'm getting so frustrated with them! That hasn't happened to me before and I think it's just because before I didn't know what was going to happen or what was significant and now I  (+1 vote)