The Path of Daggers

The Path of Daggers

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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 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 are appearing among the Asha'man.

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.

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Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 1998
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780312857691
Branch Call Number: FIC Jorda 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 604 p. :,ill., map. --


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The Path of Daggers is the shortest book in the series, but is by no means is any less great. This book delves deep into the madness that is fermenting within Rand Al’ Thor and how Lew Therrin sitting within his mind drives Rand towards madness. A prophet of the Dragon named Maesma grows in power and Rand tasks Perrin in recruiting Maesma to Rands forces for the last battle. A group called Seanchan, who came across the sea and enslave Aes Sedai, move the forces to gain territory. During a fight, Rand loses control of his sanity devastating his sanity as he is now haunted by women he’s killed in the past two years. Overall, it is worth reading and just as addictive as previous books. Rating 4.5/5 @Ezekiel_Hannegan of the Yorba Linda Public Library Teen Book Bloggers

Sep 01, 2018

I read in someone's review of The Path of Daggers once that it was just a big continuation of A Crown of Swords. In some ways, I have to agree. Elayne and co. finally get to use the Bowl of Winds that they found in the last book, and Perrin and Rand try to get everyone to side with the Dragon Reborn. Exactly what they were trying to do in the last book. Mat isn't in this book, but it didn't really bother me as I've found myself starting to like his character less and less as the series has progressed. I think in all, this book was an improvement over its predecessor, and I liked it better than A Crown of Swords. But like what a lot of other readers say, it is a little slow. I think that Rand is certainly the most interesting character here, but his mood changes faster than you can blink, and he acts a little too insane to be likable. But on the flip side of that, there were some great character interactions and there also were a few surprises and plot twists that I didn't see coming.
SPOILERS: My favorite scene was probably near the end where some Rand's Asha'man turn against him and when he talks to Mazrim Taim.

Mar 01, 2012

The Wheel of Time series continues to be fantastic with this book! I know books 7-10 most people say are a bit dry, but if you're into this series, you will still love this book. I would recommend to keep reading because the series gets better and better near the end!

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"To destroy, or be destroyed. When that's your choice, is there a difference?" -Lews Therin

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"It seems it's well we decided to follow you, my Lord Dragon. Are you suffering from a tender stomach this morning?" -Gedwyn

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"I know you don't like explaining, but I could use a little illumination." -Bashere


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Elayne Trakand, Nynaeve al'Meara, Aviendha, and their coalition of channelers use the ter'angreal called the 'Bowl of the Winds' to reverse the unnatural heat brought by the Dark One's manipulation of the climate, and then escape a Seanchan invasion by Traveling to Andor, where Elayne initiates her claim to the throne.
Perrin Aybara moves into Ghealdan to stop Masema Dagar, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the Dragon; but unknowingly rescues the deposed Queen Morgase of Andor from the Prophet's men. He then secures the oath of fealty from Alliandre, Queen of Ghealdan. At the end of the book, Faile Bashere is kidnapped by the Shaido Aiel. Egwene al'Vere, Amyrlin Seat of the rebel Aes Sedai, manipulates her unruly followers into giving her more control, and they Travel to Tar Valon, before their siege of its White Tower.
Rand al'Thor, with Asha'man and Illianers, attempts to repel the Seanchan invasion in Altara. Though successful in early skirmishes, Rand loses control while wielding his sa'angreal 'Callandor', forcing a stalemate. Returning to Cairhien, Rand is attacked by traitorous Asha'man led by Dashiva, who fail to kill him.


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