"A Tom Doherty Associates book." About the author: Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina, where he now lives with his wife Harriet, in a house built in 1797. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism. He enjoys the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting.
Formatted Contents Note:
Map -- Prologue: Deceptive Appearances -- Keep the Bargain -- Unweaving -- Pleasant ride --Quiet place -- Breaking storm -- Threads -- Goatpen -- Simple country woman -- Tangles -- Changes -- Questions and an oath -- New alliances -- Floating like snow -- Message from the M'Hael -- Stronger than written law -- Unexpected absences -- Out on the ice -- Peculiar calling -- Law -- Into Andor -- Answering the summons -- Gathering clouds -- Fog of war, storm of battle -- Time for iron -- Unwelcome return -- Extra bit -- Bargain -- Crimsonthorn -- Cup of sleep -- Beginnings -- After -- Glossary -- About the Author.
The eighth installment in The Wheel of Time series follows familiar characters as they fight the forever invading Seanchan and continue to try and make peace and love amongst themselves.