The Dragon Reborn

The Dragon RebornThe Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The third book in The Wheel of Time. Oh what a ride!

A lot of chapters from Perrin’s POV, Mat finally got not-annoying and Nynaeve continues to be the best female character. It was such a good book, but The Great Hunt is still my favourite.

It is very interesting to read about the main character but almost never have a chapter from his POV. Everything surrounds him, but you very seldom get to see what goes on inside his head, and when you do you are glad you don’t spend more time with him. All the other characters are much more enjoyable to read about, but you do want to know what’s happening to Rand. Jordan has done some excellent balancing of these factors in this book.

The story grows more and more complex, there are so many different story lines intertwining and I have no idea how he will tie everything up. And I have that feeling already after three books! 10 more books before the final novel. I just have to say, the final novel will have a lot to do.

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

Rand Al’Thor is the Dragon Reborn– able to touch the One Power, but unable to control it. Rand knows only that he must face the Dark One in a battle to the death. Ahead of him lies the next great test for…

The Dragon Reborn


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13 thoughts on “The Dragon Reborn

  1. Yay! I also agree that The Great Hunt is a wonderful book. Rand can be a scary guy to narrate– in some ways it gets easier to be with him as a reader as the books progress, but, well, he’s also potentially losing his mind, and that makes for a challenging read.

    What do you think of Perrin thus far?

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    1. I loved reading about him in the beginning of the book 😀 but at the end he started to feel a bit like Moiraine’s lap dog. He probably will make a stand himself or go off on his own at some point and I’m really looking forward to it. I loved seeing him in the smithy though! He’s definitely still one of my favourites 😀

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  2. I got about 6 books in then, I’m ashamed to say, a much younger me lost interest in long books. I blame exams at the time. I remember thinking at the time that it was very Lord of the Ring-esque


      1. I personally think it’s totally worth it, Drew. Jordan gets a bit lost in his writing around books 6 and 7, but he finds his voice again. The only problem is that with so many lost pages he couldn’t write a final book. Oops. 😉

        I’d also love to hear what you think of the transition from Jordan to Sanderson at the end.

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