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.