Dragon Reborn, The by Robert Jordan

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AuthorRobert Jordan
TitleDragon Reborn, The
SeriesWheel of Time, The
Book Reviews / Comments (submitted by readers)
Submitted by Lightningbarer 
(Aug 20, 2010)

Three books into the remarkably large Wheel of Time series and this is possibly the best of the lot(and that is saying something).
We last left the heroes of the world of the wheel at Falme, after defeating the Ever Victorious Army, so what can top that? A long and masterfully drawn chase to Tear, with every character following the Dragon, Rand Al'thor.
Though the title character is seen very seldom in this story, the potential of all the others are brought out and polished to shine just as greatly, we learn a hell of a lot more about who and how Mat is, new Characters are introduced and a hell of a lot is put into it, I must have read that single story at least seven times since buying it.
All in all, the book is a great and enthralling read, with plenty to munch on.

Submitted by Nate 
(Oct 10, 2005)

This third installation of the Wheel of Time series has been one heck of a read. With the same engaging characters becoming more in touch with who they are and converging in one area to fufill a major part of the story, Jordan has done it again. It tends to drag in a few parts and doesn't contain a lot of information early in the story of the main character of the saga. That is the only thing that holds me from giving it the highest marks.

Submitted by Robert Loughney 
(Nov 30, 2003)

It is a good book, no doubt, though the plot does not live up to the first two. The entire book was essentially Jordan making excuses why everyone ended up in Tear for the last six chapters. The absence of Rand is disappointing, though understandable, since the other characters were very much in the backround in the first two books. The women's complaining doesn't bother me, It's not what I would call funny, but it gives the book a slightly lighter texture.

Does he really have to use the word 'pretty' to describe EVERY single girl in the book?! I mean, attractive, good looking, sensuous, seductive, beautiful, gorgeous, the list goes on! BUY A THESAURUS!!

Anyway, my main complaint about the book is that the movement of the plot is so glacial. It takes him about sixteen chapters to tell, essentially, Egwene, Nynaeve, Elayne and Mat arriving at the White Tower, then leaving. Not a lot happens at all! It's something I would have wrote in about five, leaving more time for Rand.

On the positive side, the characterisation is good and the world the book occurs in is virtually flawless in all respects. Thematically the book is deep and thought provoking.

In conclusion, I think Jordan could learn from the other masters of the Genre, that being 'concise' and 'deep' at the same time IS possible. But in all other respects, he puts in the effort of invention and skill that fantasy novels require, and deserves the name he has made for himself.

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