Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 1008 pages, 2.66 × 1.63 × 0.69 in
Published: October 15, 1993
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0812513738
ISBN - 13: 9780812513738
Read from the Book
Shadow Rising, The CHAPTER 1 Seeds of Shadow T he Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose on the great plain called the Caralain Grass. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning. North and east the wind blew beneath early morning sun, over endless miles of rolling grass and far-scattered thickets, across the swift-flowing River Luan, past the broken-topped fang of Dragonmount, mountain of legend towering above the slow swells of the rolling plain, looming so high that clouds wreathed it less than halfway to the smoking peak. Dragonmount, where the Dragon had died--and with him, some said, the Age of Legends--where prophecy said he would be born again. Or had been. North and east, across the villages of Jualdhe and Darein and Alindaer, where bridges like stone lacework arched out to the Shining Walls, the great white walls of what many called the greatest city in the world. Tar Valon. A city just touched by the reaching shadow of Dragonmount each evening. Within those walls Ogier-made buildings well over two thousand years old seemed to grow out of the ground rather than having been built, or to be the work of wind and water rather than that of even th
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.
From Our Editors
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
"Large and splendid. The saga reaches a new level of emotional
impact." --Chicago Sun-Times
"Fast and absorbing...will keep the reader...entranced."
"An exciting, well-written adventure, Jordan offers distinctive
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between the sexes." --Milwaukee Sentinel
"A complex tapestry of fascinating characters, descriptive details
and events. I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves epic
fantasy." --Carol Lynn Ukockis, Galactic Dispatch
"Robert Jordan writes with the stark vision of light and darkness,
and sometimes childish sense of wonder, that permeates J.R.R.
Tolkien''s work. His style is undebatably his own." --The