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New York Times best-selling fantasy author Robert Jordan
continues the triumphs and tragedies of his popular The Wheel
of Time series in book four, The Shadow Rising. The
Dark One reaches out into the fading power of the light for his
chance - the weakening of the Seals of Shayol Ghul. His only
adversary is his greatest: Rand Al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, a man
who can bask in the strength of the One Power but who cannot leash
them at his will. He alone must face his nemesis once and for
From the Publisher
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.....
About the Author
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.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Published: October 15, 1993
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0812513738
ISBN - 13: 9780812513738