At the end of the second Wheel of Time installment, Rand al'Thor was declared the Dragon Reborn. As before, the past, the future, and the present are vulnerable to The Shadow, and though Rand Al'Thor has been anointed as Dragon Reborn, he is unable to wield the One Power. Now, his only clear mission is to face the Dark One in a battle to the death--the next great test for the Dragon Reborn.
With the third installment of the Wheel of Time series, this epic tale reaches new heights of emotional impact and we find the author intrepid in his prose, treading stealthily on the tracks of fantasy writing, which J. R. Tolkien opened up to audiences decades ago.
Robert Jordan is the pseudonym for writer James Oliver Rigney, Jr., who uses this pen name for his fantasy collection and other names for historical fiction, westerns, and dance criticism. He is also a ghostwriter for an international thriller. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, he served two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter gunner. After, he completed his bachelor's degree in physics. He was then employed by the U.S. Navy as a nuclear engineer before beginning his writing career. His wife is his editor, and he lived with her in a house built in 1797, until his death in 2007. When he became ill with cancer, he related the appropriate details to friends and family for his last books in the Wheel of Time series, in order that they might be fleshed out, in spite of his dying too soon to complete them himself.
The Wheel of Time returns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
Rand Al-Thor is the Dragon Reborn, able to touch the One Power, but unable to control it. Rand knows only that he must face the Dark One in a battle to the death. Ahead of him lies the next great test for the Dragon Reborn. Download and start listening now!