Knife of Dreams: Book Eleven of 'The Wheel of Time'

Category: Book
By (author): Jordan, Robert
Series: Wheel Of Time
Subject:  FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  FICTION / Fantasy / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Tor/Forge
Published: November 2006
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 880
Size: 6.67in x 4.23in x 1.45in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time(Reg TM) 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. The Wheel of Time (Reg TM) New Spring: The Novel #1The Eye of the World #2The Great Hunt #3The Dragon Reborn #4The Shadow Rising #5The Fires of Heaven #6Lord of Chaos #7A Crown of Swords #8The Path of Daggers #9Winter's Heart #10Crossroads of Twilight #11Knife of Dreams By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12The Gathering Storm #13Towers of Midnight #14A Memory of Light By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons The Wheel of Time Companion By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk Patterns of the Wheel:Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time
Review Quote*The battle scenes have the breathless urgency of firsthand experience, and the . . . evil laced into the forces of good, the dangers latent in any promised salvation, the sense of the unavoidable onslaught of unpredictable events bear the marks of American national experience during the last three decades." - The New York Times on The Wheel of Time "The Wheel of Time [is] rapidly becoming the definitive American fantasy saga. It is a fantasy tale seldom equaled and still less often surpassed in English." - Chicago Sun-Times on The Wheel of Time "Jordan has a powerful vision of good and evil - but what strikes me as most pleasurable . . . is all the fascinating people moving through a rich and interesting world." - Orson Scott Card on The Wheel of Time "The scope of Jordan's vision is immense and incisive. Highly recommended." - Library Journal on Knife of Dreams "The breakneck pace, lyrical beauty, and astonishing scope of the early Wheel of Time volumes established Jordan as one of the top writers in the Tolkien tradition." - Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Knife of Dreams "Superlatively executed world and [a] worthy company of characters." - Booklist on Knife of Dreams "Jordan quickly thrusts his reader into his world. Fans of the series will love this entry and will not be disappointed. The book is a masterpiece that leaves the reader begging for the next installment." - Voices of Youth Advocates on Knife of Dreams "The author packs the pages with one explosive showdown after another." - Romantic Times BookClub "
Biographical NoteRobert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. 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, andtwo Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time(Reg TM), one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad. RobertJordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis."