'Epic in every sense' - Sunday Times The eighth novel in the Wheel of Time series - one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published. Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, has conquered the city of Illian, struck down Sammael the Forsaken and shattered the armies of the invading Seanchan. Nynaeve, Aviendha and Elayne have broken the Dark One's hold on the world's weather and are poised to retake the throne of Andor. And Egwene al'Vere, leader of the exiled Aes Sedai, marches her army towards the White Tower. But Rand and the Asha'man that follow him are slowly being corrupted by the madness that comes to the male wielders of the One Power. If they cannot remove the Dark One's taint from the True Source then none will survive to fight the Last Battle against the Shadow. And as Rand struggles to maintain his sanity the Seanchan launch their counter-strike. 'With the Wheel of Time, Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal' New York Times 'A fantasy phenomenon' SFX The Wheel of Time The Eye of the World The Great Hunt The Dragon Reborn The Shadow Rising The Fires of Heaven Lord of Chaos A Crown of Swords The Path of Daggers Winter's Heart Crossroads of Twilight Knife of Dreams The Gathering Storm Towers of Midnight A Memory of Light New Spring (prequel)
Robert Jordan, geboren 1948 in South Carolina, begeisterte sich schon in seiner Jugend für phantastische Literatur von Jules Verne und H.G. Wells. Als ihm der Lesestoff ausging, begann er selbst zu schreiben. 1990 erschien der Auftakt zu seinem Zyklus "Das Rad der Zeit", einem einzigartigen epischen Werk, das Millionen Fans in der ganzen Welt gefunden hat. 2007 starb Robert Jordan an einer seltenen Blutkrankheit.