The Path of Daggers (Paperback)
|Author: Robert Jordan|
|The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. What was, what will be, and what is may yet fall under the shadow. This internationally top-selling sequel to "A Crown of Swords" is by an author who "has come to dominate the world Tolkien began to reveal" ("The New York Times").|
From the Publisher:
For millions of fans around the globe, the wait is over. Sequel to the international blockbuster bestseller A Crown Of Swords, this epic volume continues one of history's greatest fictional journeys and the most extraordinary work of American fantasy ever published-The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and worldwide best selling series-The Wheel Of Time.
The phenomenal tale that is mesmerizing a generation of readers now continues. The Seanchan invasion force is in possession of Ebou Dar. Nynaeve, Elayne, and Aviendha head for Caemlyn and Elayne's rightful throne, but on the way they discover an enemy much worse than the Seanchan. In Illian, Rand vows to throw the Seanchan back as he did once before. But signs of madness appearing among the Asha'man lead him to a fateful-perhaps fatal-decision. In Ghealdan, Perrin faces the intrigues of Whitecloaks, Seanchan invaders, the scattered Shaido Aiel, and the Prophet himself. Perrin's beloved wife, Faile, may pay with her life, and Perrin himself may have to destroy his soul to save her. Meanwhile the rebel Aes Sedai under their young Amyrlin, Egwene al'Vere, face an army that intends to keep them away from the White Tower. But Egwene is determined to unseat the usurper Elaida and reunite the Aes Sedai. She does not yet understand the price that others-and she herself-will pay.
In the eighth volume in the Wheel of Time series, our heroes hold may be slipping as they attacked on a multitude of fronts, by enemies both old and new.
"While never matching the sheer epic splendor of Tolkien, Jordan does turn a good phrase. The reader is sucked along as in any decent yarn...." - Chris Barsanti 12/1998