The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One's prison
are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of
the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight.
The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age.
Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks,
a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the
while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his
neck. To prevail, he must seek answers in Tel'aran'rhiod
and find a way--at long last--to master the wolf within him or lose
himself to it forever.
Meanwhile, Matrim Cauthon prepares for the most difficult challenge
of his life. The creatures beyond the stone gateways--the Aelfinn
and the Eelfinn--have confused him, taunted him, and left him
hanged, his memory stuffed with bits and pieces of other men's
lives. He had hoped that his last confrontation with them would be
the end of it, but the Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills. The time is
coming when he will again have to dance with the Snakes and the
Foxes, playing a game that cannot be won. The Tower of Ghenjei
awaits, and its secrets will reveal the fate of a friend long
This penultimate novel of Robert Jordan's #1 New York
Times bestselling series--the second of three based on
materials he left behind when he died in 2007--brings dramatic and
compelling developments to many threads in the Pattern. The end
Dovie'andi se tovya sagain. It's time to toss the
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