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The Shadow Rising - Robert Jordan

The Shadow Rising

By Robert Jordan

  • Release Date: 2010-01-19
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 1,055 Ratings


The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV!

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out. The Shadow is rising to cover humankind.

In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the White Tower itself be broken?

In the Two Rivers, the Whitecloaks ride in pursuit of a man with golden eyes, and in pursuit of the Dragon Reborn.

In Cantorin, among the Sea Folk, High Lady Suroth plans the return of the Seanchan armies to the mainland.

In the Stone of Tear, the Lord Dragon considers his next move. It will be something no one expects, not the Black Ajah, not Tairen nobles, not Aes Sedai, not Egwene or Elayne or Nynaeve.

Against the Shadow rising stands the Dragon Reborn...

TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD,” the Netflix series “Hemlock Grove,” and the NBC series “Chuck.” Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." —Variety

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  • Best in the series so far

    By Cubbyk
    Out of the first four books in the series this one is the best in my opinion. Fantastic story telling and character development. The story of Mat, Rand and Perrin continue in an exciting fashion!
  • Shadow Rising

    By JackRI1967
    There seems to be a significant portion of the chapter Goldeneyes missing from this ebook.
  • Shadow Rising

    By perklate
    This one was hard to put down! Jordan's ability to build relationships around his intricate character building brings out emotional responses. I can't wait to see what other new cultures he comes up with!
  • Amazing

    By Brett Evans
    Second time reading the series and I'm still staying up into the wee hours of the morning reading. Never been more into any series ever!
  • Great!

    By Brad Splatt
    A great book. It isn't boring and it doesn't have things taken directly from LOTR, just some similar things, as with almost every other book of its type. Overall a great book. I am only 15, but I enjoy reading, and this series sure does keep you with something good to read for a LONG time.
  • Unoriginal, boring, repetitive

    By whatever_whatever
    The whole Wheel of Time series is incredibly boring and repetitive. To top it off, huge tracks of the mythology is directly ripped of from The Lord of the Rings and other JRR Tolkien books. It's very blatant at times, with some characters directly lifted from Tolkien with just some changes to the spelling of their names. Shameful. Go read Tolkien, or Game of Thrones, but skip this book and this entire series.
  • Wheel of time

    By Buckminster626
  • Best Book of the Series

    By Ghoullio
    I had forgotten how long TSR was until I started reading it about two weeks ago. It has become my favorite of the series. It details the history of the world before and during the Breaking. The characters become greater than they were and finally get a sense of what they are dealing with. It is the beginning of Mat and Perrin's journey to become the men they are later in the series. Rand comes into his own and accepts his destiny as the Dragon Reborn and begins to plot his offense against the Forsaken. The main story, in my opinion, though happens in Tanchico when Nynaeve faces down Moghedian and realizes her own true potential as an Aes Sedai. If you've never read the series or haven't read it in years, this is the book to start with.