Knife of Dreams

Knife of Dreams

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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 dead are walking, men die impossible deaths, and it seems as though reality itself has become unstable: All are signs of the imminence of Tarmon Gai''don, the Last Battle, when Rand al''Thor, the Dragon Reborn, must confront the Dark One as humanity''s only hope.

Unbeknownst to Rand, Perrin has made his own truce with the Seanchan. It is a deal made with the Dark One, in his eyes, but he will do whatever is needed to rescue his wife, Faile, and destroy the Shaido who captured her. Among the Shaido, Faile works to free herself while hiding a secret that might give her her freedom or cause her destruction. And at a town called Malden, the Two Rivers longbow will be matched against Shaido spears.

Fleeing Ebou Dar through Seanchan-controlled Altara with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons, Mat attempts to court the woman to whom he is half-married, knowing that she will complete that ceremony eventually. But Tuon coolly leads him on a merry chase as he learns that even a gift can have deep significance among the Seanchan Blood and what he thinks he knows of women is not enough to save him.

In Caemlyn, Elayne fights to gain the Lion Throne while trying to avert what seems a certain civil war should she win the crown...

In the White Tower, Egwene struggles to undermine the sisters loyal to Elaida from within...

The winds of time have become a storm, and things that everyone believes are fixed in place forever are changing before their eyes. Even the White Tower itself is no longer a place of safety. Now Rand, Perrin and Mat, Egwene and Elayne, Nynaeve and Lan, and even Loial, must ride those storm winds, or the Dark One will triumph.

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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Publisher: New York : Tor, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312873073
Characteristics: 784 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.


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Feb 25, 2020

A stupendous parting gift to fans of the series. Knife of Dreams is easily among the best written entries and wraps up so many plot threads that it's such a satisfying read.


There are lots of twists and turns throughout this book. Knife of Dreams constantly shifts perspectives to show how the human forces are gradually realizing the need to be unified during the last battle. Human forces begin to root out the forsaken that have long clung to power in Kingdoms, all at a price of course. Rand’s stability continues to rock back and forth as he continues to see old friends as new enemies. There are several times when evil doers are done away with or finally overthrown. Fans can finally laugh at the fate of Eladia. Robert Jordan’s work never disappointed me when reading, everything seemed to be planned from the beginning as if it was just one big history book. Rating 5/5 @Ezekiel_Hannegan of the Yorba Linda Public Library Teen Book Bloggers

Nov 14, 2018

Though the beginning of Knife of Dreams was good, the rest of this book was kind of like the last four Wheel of Time Books. The plot didn't move too much and some characters, like Elayne, were super boring. I did like that the book spent a little more time on Rand and Egwene, but I didn't think it was enough time. I also think that too much page time was spent on Mat (who's side of the story only gets interesting toward the end), and Elayne and other boring characters). Perrin's story isn't too bad, but it would be a spoiler if I said why.
So Knife of Dreams was a little bit of a disappointment, but I'm hoping that the last few books that Brandon Sanderson wrote get better and help the plot get out of the hole it got stuck in.

But if there is one good thing about this book, it's the cover! It's absolutely fabulous! Hats off to the artist!

Jul 09, 2013

In typical Jordan fashion, the amount of description in this book is over the top. I often found myself skipping 3/4 of a page because it contained so much description of rooms/people/places you'll be in once. With that said, the plot is somewhat more focused this book, and Mat's story is really great. Beware of Elayne's plot, though - it's a bore.

Jul 23, 2012

This is the last book in the Wheel of Time series that Robert Jordan completed before his death. After the previous book, Crossroads of Twilight, brought the plot to a halt (800 pages of checking in with each character, seeing that nothing has happened, but hinting that something might soon), Robert Jordan has finally re-grown his ability to progress the plot. Although it's not the best written of novels, it's nice to see the plot we've been following for thousands and thousands of pages get moving again.

Mar 01, 2012

This is the last book that Robert Jordan wrote, and it's really good. However, fans of the series should keep reading! Brandon Sanderson did an excellent job with the next couple books! He really picks up the series. Keep reading!


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Nov 12, 2018

"Just because a thing is a certain way doesn't mean it should be that way, even if it has been for a long time." -Tuon

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"You may have convinced yourself I am no longer Amyrlin, Beonin, but it's time to start convincing yourself that I still am." -Egwene al'Vere

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"I'm fighting a war. The fewer people who obey, the more chance I'll lose, and if I lose, everybody loses. If I could make everybody obey, I would." -Rand al'Thor

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LEWS THERIN: "How can I hide? I am ta'veren!"

RAND: "You're dead."

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LOGAIN: "You suspect a trap?"

BASHERE: "I always suspect a trap."


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Sexual Content: Some sexual references and innuendos.

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Violence: Brief descriptions of gore during battle scenes.


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