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Crown Of Swords

by Robert Jordan

June 5, 1996 | Hardcover

Crown Of Swords is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 10.
The eagerly awaited sequel to Lord of Chaos, The New York Times bestseller that swept the nation like a firestorm.

In this volume, Elayne, Aviendha, and Mat come ever closer to the bowl ter''angreal that may reverse the world''s endless heat wave and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather all manner of women who can channel--Sea Folk, Windfinders, Wise Ones, and some surprising others. And above all, Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael, in the shadows of Shadar Logoth, where the blood-hungry mist, Mashadar, waits for prey.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 684 pages, 9.5 × 6.48 × 1.74 in

Published: June 5, 1996

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312857675

ISBN - 13: 9780312857677

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Getting over the Hump This particular Robert Jordan novel has been the Achilles Heel of me getting over the middle hump of this bloated fantasy series, but I was finally able to make it through, with the help of the unabridged audiobook off audible.com. I actually found that listening to Jordan's prose (redundant or richly detailed depending on who you talk to) works better for me than reading it off the page. I did a little of both while reading this installment, and enjoyed it. I'm not a die-hard fan of the series, but I loved the first book -- it would be one of my top 10 fantasy novels for sure, but I have the same complaint as many...when will it ever end? I gained a new perspective while re-reading the first 6 books a while back, namely that reading a series like Wheel of Time is like watching a television series. In fact, I think that's the only sort of filmed adaptation that could be done of the books. Aside from the unnecessary (at least it seems so now) wounding of Rand by Padan Fain in the last few chapters, the book was a great "next step" for all the characters in the series. That said, Mat Cauthon's storyline is the one that I liked the most this time around. Rand was too moody and Perrin's too obtuse. And as a quick side note...why are only males ta'veren?
Date published: 2007-10-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from disappointing After the wild ride that was the sixth book, the seventh is a big failure. The characters are becoming much less captivating and the plot is rather dull. There are good moments to hold the story together, but the influx of extra characters is hard to withstand. Ultimately the end sequences is uninspired and typical. I had hoped for more.
Date published: 2006-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Thriller Although i'm only eleven i personally thought this book was a real thriller. with all of the cliff hangers and changes the series gets better by the book!Robert Jordan outshines all of the previous authors i have read from. He captivates me and i can never put the books down. I especially like the battles which are very well written(i love all of the suspense and action!)Thank you Robert Jordan for introducing very well written series for me it is definitly a book to reccomend!
Date published: 2003-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good I really liked reading this book. The more I read, the more I liked it. I thought that some of the descriptions were very long and sometimes boring, but all in all I thought it was a very well written book, and should be on everyone's To Read list.
Date published: 2003-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Do I give up now?? Mixed feeling about this one!! I waited (and waded) through most of the chapters for the exciting bit and was fairly satisified, but, I have read the reviews for the next one and now I am not sure if i want to go on. Oh well, Terry Goodkind's new book should be out soon. Wonder what happened to the Ogier??
Date published: 2002-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Will it never end? Don't get me wrong. Robert Jordan is an excellent writer. His books are captivating. This series, however, has gone on way too long. The story is getting disjointed, it is getting hard to remember the characters and the story is focusing on too many situations involving way too many characters. My reviews will get worse as this story drags on. It is time to end it and start a new series. Robert Jordan needs a lesson from David Eddings...5 books a series is more than enough.
Date published: 2001-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bring it on Robert Jordan does it again. Excellant all around. Couldn't wait for this one and couldn't wait for the next. Too bad they're not written fast enough so we didn't have to wait. But then it might not be this good.
Date published: 2000-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's RJ - Need I Say More? More: Yet another great book from RJ. Dispite the cliff hanger, scratch that, the toss off of a cliff at the end, this book lives up to the WOT and RJ legend.
Date published: 2000-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome! I don't know how anyone could give this book a bad review! It is just as awsome as the first 6 of the series! if you don't believe me, read them, you won't regret it! Thank you Jordan!!!!!
Date published: 1999-06-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wheel of Time Book 7 In book 7 of the series, the hunt is on for the "Bowl of Winds". Although several other small things happen, I can't seem to recall what they are, as the whole focus of the book seems to be in just one place. For the first time ever, I got the feeling that either Jordan lost sight of his goal, or that he's simply trying to extend the series as much as he can. His writing style has not changed, but I found myself wanting the book to end. This book could have been several hundred pages shorter. Despite this rather cold review, I am still anxiously awaiting Book 8, and I still recommend the series.
Date published: 1998-10-23

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Crown Of Swords

by Robert Jordan

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 684 pages, 9.5 × 6.48 × 1.74 in

Published: June 5, 1996

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312857675

ISBN - 13: 9780312857677

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CHAPTER 1   High Chasaline   The 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 in the great forest called Braem Wood. 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 as the searing sun rose higher in a cloudless sky, north and east through parched trees with brown leaves and bare branches, through scattered villages where the air shimmered from the heat. The wind brought no relief, no hint of rain, much less snow. North and east it blew, past an ancient arch of finely worked stone that some said had been a gateway to a great city and others a monument to some long forgotten battle. Only weathered, illegible remnants of carving remained on the massive stones, mutely recalling the lost glories of storied Coremanda. A few wagons trundled by in sight of the arch, along the Tar Valon Road, and folk afoot shielded their eyes from dust raised by hooves and wagon wheels and driven by the wind. Most had no idea where they were going, only that the world seemed to turn somersaults, all order ending where it was not gone already. Fear drove some on, while others were drawn by something they could not quite see and did not understand, and mos
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From the Publisher

The eagerly awaited sequel to Lord of Chaos, The New York Times bestseller that swept the nation like a firestorm.

In this volume, Elayne, Aviendha, and Mat come ever closer to the bowl ter''angreal that may reverse the world''s endless heat wave and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather all manner of women who can channel--Sea Folk, Windfinders, Wise Ones, and some surprising others. And above all, Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael, in the shadows of Shadar Logoth, where the blood-hungry mist, Mashadar, waits for prey.

From the Jacket

In this volume, Elayne, Aviendha, and Mat come ever closer to the bowl ter''angreal that may reverse the world''s endless heat wave and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather all manner of women who can channel - Sea Folk, Windfinders, Wise Ones, and some surprising others. And above all, Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael, in the shadows of Shadar Logoth, where the blood-hungry mist, Mashadar, waits for prey.

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

The eagerly awaited sequel to Lord of Chaos. Elayne, Aviendha, and Mat comes ever closer to the bowl ter'angreal that may reverse the world's endless heat wave and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather all manner of women who can channel, and Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael, in the shadows of Shadar Logoth, where the blood-hungry mist Mashadar waits for prey