The third book in The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan is The Dragon Reborn. It follows all of the protagonist as they make their way to the city of Tear. Keep reading to find out the summary of the novel!
The Dragon Reborn Summary
Rand al’Thor is unable to control his new powers and decides to end the battle against Ba’alzamon. He decides to leave and head to Tear alone to claim the Sword of Callandor as he is destined to. Moiraine, her ward Lan, Loial, and Perrin follow behind and try to catch up to Rand before it is too late.
Mat is cured of his curse and wants to escape Tar Valon as soon as possible. As luck would have it, he is aided by Nynaeve, Egwene, and Elayne. They need someone to deliver a letter to Elayne’s mother, who is a Queen. Mat meets up with Thom and makes his way to Andor. But he is pursued by enemies and learns of a threat to his friends that he must prevent.
Nynaeve, Egwene, and Elayne have been assigned a secret mission by The Amyrlin Seat. She wants the three girls to track down the 13 Black Ajah who killed and escaped from Tar Valon with powerful weapons. The trio makes their way to Tear and must outsmart the Black Ajah and anyone else hunting them down.
This is the third book in the series and the main characters are still traveling towards a destination. That is three times now in three books. Maybe that’s the only thing to do in a fantasy novel because it happens too often.
All of the characters in the book are making their way to Tear and are being hunted by someone. That means for 80 percent of the book, you are waiting for the characters to make it to Tear so things can finally happen. The only interesting parts of this book was from Mat’s perspective and even then, that goes repetitive.
I don’t know about you but I would hope the novels would progress faster. There are 14 books in this series and I cannot bear to read the same plot over and over. I am going to read the next one in the series but if it doesn’t excite me, then this series might not be for me.
This novel feels a little too much like the first one and doesn’t really add much to the series. The few things that feel important could have been added to another book. If you are interested in reading the series, know that it is a long and perilous road and books like these don’t make it any easier.