A Crown of Swords: Book 7 of the Wheel of Time

Things are heating up in the world. Literally. A Crown of Swords, Robert Jordan’s seventh book in the Wheel of Time saga, sees Rand taking a firmer hand on the people surrounding him, while learning to enjoy his time with Min and those he truly trusts. Meanwhile, Egwene, now Amyrlin of the rebel Aes Sedai, uses her resources to learn and manipulate those who would have manipulated her as she works to depose Elaida. After Rand’s rescue from the Aes Sedai loyal to Elaida, he returns to find Cairhien in revolt, in a small way. His justice is swift and

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Lord of Chaos – Book 6 of the Wheel of Time

What’s in the box!? Lord of Chaos, book six of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time epic, picks up quickly after Fires of Heaven. Rand al’Thor rules both Cairhien and Andor, but at a great cost. Now he faces not only the expected enemies, but their machinations with those who should be his allies. While in Andor, Rand meets with a ‘new’ character that plays a large part throughout the remainder of the series, if often from the sidelines, Mazrim Taim, a false Dragon from Saldaea that was captured but escaped when Rand rightfully claimed his title of Dragon. Taim is

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The Fires of Heaven – The Wheel of Time, Book 5

Man, the Aiel really don’t like Cairhien… The Fires of Heaven continues Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time epic immediately after The Shadow Rising. Rand has secured most of the Aiel clans’ loyalty and found a teacher for the One Power, Nynaeve fought one of the dreaded Forsaken to a stalemate and the White Tower has split. Fires has a lot happening and starts off pretty quickly, but ends with some major bangs. Rand’s group has to contend at first with the rogue Shaido clan of Aiel, who followed what they believe to be the true Aiel leader in Couladin into

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The Shadow Rising – The Wheel of Time, Book 4

Enter the Fremen… Er… Aiel With Callandor secure and Rand’s identity established, The Shadow Rising starts off with the group gathered in Tear. As usual, they will soon go in various directions following their own paths, but they will not all regroup by the end of this book. Here is where Robert Jordan begins his sprawling epic in earnest. Rand, Mat, Moiraine and Egwene travel to the Wastes, home of the Aiel. They do so together, but for differing purposes. Theirs is the main thrust of the book, introducing a new land and a deeper look at its people, the

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