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Within the land of chateau middle of the night, the place the true and the synthetic exist aspect by way of part, the king has simply been assassinated, leaving a conflict for succession among his sons. Into this mess of magic and intrigue comes the as soon as "Great" Jordan, a favored actor who has fallen on difficult instances. Now Jordan has an opportunity to redeem himself within the maximum position of his existence, but when he fails, it will likely be his final.
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Exclamations rose from the newer men; Jisao only eased his sword. ” Not that Gawyn knew any more of Aiel than he read in books, but he had read every book he could find in the White Tower’s library by any man who had actually fought them, every book by any soldier who seemed to know what he was talking about. A man had to ready himself for the future, and it seemed the world’s future was war. ” came a hail from up the hill as the lookout spotted what he just had: three women emerging from a small thicket a few hundred paces west, coming toward the hill.
I know,” he said softly. ” His voice was so strange that she reached up to grip his short beard and make him look down at her. His golden eyes, still as strange and mysterious to her as ever, looked sad. “What do you mean? You might think fondly of Gwil, but he—” “It’s Rand, Faile. ” The knot inside her that she had been trying to deny clenched even tighter. She had convinced herself this danger had gone with the Aes Sedai. Foolish, that. 34 Prologue: The First Message She was married to a ta’veren, a man fated to bend lives around him into the shape the Pattern required, and he had grown up with two more ta’veren, one the Dragon Reborn himself.
Forsaken fall dead when he appears, and nations line up to bow. The Aes Sedai here are ready to support him. I know they are, Elayne; they have to. Why, next Elaida will hand the Tower over to him. The Last Battle will be a walk for him. He’s winning, Elayne. ” Releasing the Source, Elayne sagged back, staring at a sky as empty as her mood had become. You did not need to be able to channel to see the Dark One’s hand at work, and if he could touch the world this much, if he could touch it at all .