New Threads in the Pattern: Part Two of The Great Hunt

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In this second part of the tale after The Hunt Begins, Rand al'Thor-- reluctantly drawn into the quest to recover the Horn of Valere--must face something even more frightening that the Myrddraal and Trollocs: his own true identity.

Can Rand really be the Dragon Reborn?

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Overview

In this second part of the tale after The Hunt Begins, Rand al'Thor-- reluctantly drawn into the quest to recover the Horn of Valere--must face something even more frightening that the Myrddraal and Trollocs: his own true identity.

Can Rand really be the Dragon Reborn?

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Editorial Reviews

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"Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal."--The New York Times

"Will not be easy to put down. The Great Hunt suggests that [The Wheel of Time] will be the definitive exploration of Tolkien's territory for many years to come. Jordan can spin as rich a world and as event-filled a tale as the master."--Booklist

Children's Literature
This is the second half of Part Two of The Great Hunt, which is part of the "Wheel of Time" series. Rand al' Thor and his friends continues their quest. They have adventures fighting Trollocs. The horn and dagger that they had recaptured were stolen once again and taken through a Waygate where time and space are altered. At one point the people in Rand's company try to use a Portal Stone to travel in an alternate way, but instead they all have visions of lives that they might have lived, both good and horrible. There is a wonderful story of redemption when one of the party confesses that he is a Darkfriend, but redeems himself by giving up his life so that the others can escape. Through it all, Rand struggles to come to grips with his identity as the Dragon Reborn. Jordan's fantasy world is intriguing; his writing captivating. All in all, there are 11 volumes in this series. In addition, there is one prequel that has recently been published and two more planned. For young adults who love fantasy, Jordan's books will provide exciting reading for a long time! 2003 (orig. 1981), Tom Doherty/Starscape, Ages 12 up.
—Kathy Egner, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765348449
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 1/6/2004
  • Series: Wheel of Time Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,016,910
  • Age range: 12 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.59 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert  Jordan

Robert 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, and two 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®, 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.
Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.

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    1. Also Known As:
      James Oliver Rigney Jr. (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 17, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Charleston, South Carolina
    1. Date of Death:
      September 16, 2007
    2. Place of Death:
      Charleston, South Carolina

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Exactly what it claims to be

    If you look closely instead of falling prey to the "oooo, new Jordan book, must have!!" (which I have certainly been guilty of in the past with certain authors), the cover and descriptions make it pretty clear that this is not a new book, per se, but rather a part of the re-publishing of the WOT series targeted at a younger audience. WOT fans should understand wanting to share the series with others, but not everyone (especially many younger readers) deals well with digging in to a thousand-page book. Breaking up at least the first part of the series facilitates introducing new readers to the series, which is always a Good Thing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2007

    Fantastic YOUNG ADULT ficton

    For the few reviewers that think they are being ripped off by Jordan & publishers....they need to do a little more research ! This is a young adult fiction and my son has enjoyed it very much! RJ is an amazing novelist and is battling a heroic fight with cancer! Prayers to RJ and shame on those who know not what they speak of...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2004

    Excellent and welcome addition

    This book was definitely worth reading. The first real book I have ever read was the Eye of the World, and ever since I am never without a book in my hand. When I left for Kuwait I threw out some of my gear so I could pack the series to reread. New Threads in the Pattern was part of a care package from my parents and boy was it welcome. It kept my attention with everything that was going on so it should keep your attention in your living room.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2004

    Disappointed in Jordan....Voracious reader no more!!!

    Fantasy readers are a lot smarter than Jordan's publishers give us credit for. Either really finish this series or I quit. Book 11 or nothing. You will not squeeze unearned money out of me again....I've read it!!! Cut in half or not. I'm really angry. I hope Jordan is dead and not behind This illusion

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2004

    What the H**! ?

    a few words and then I am outa here... 1. whomever compares Jordan to Tolkien, beware! there is NO comparison whatsoever! they are WORLDS apart. 2. I think Jordan is DEAD, and the publishers simply re-write his words and maybe add a little (very LITTLE). this could explain the glacianl movements of his entire story line. that's it. I am outa here...

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2004

    REGURGITATIONS NEED NOT BE PUBLISHED...

    I remember reading Mr. Jordan's bio at the back of one of his first few books where it proudly states that he will continue writing 'until they nail shut his coffin' - apparently they need to get a few nails out, as this book is just a reprint of a longer book from a decade ago. Ok. . . I for one am tired of seeing these feeble attempts to drain the last bits of respect that people who actually read The Eye Of The World when it was published might hold for him. Obviously marketing research from the publishers have identified his readers as 'EASY MARKS' with bottomless pockets. Or so I've been for the last 5 titles (the books have been going at a snail's pace of late...). I think I'll wait for the used book stores to recycle these books and take the rest off my shelf. How about some closure and perhaps a few surprises??

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2004

    You're kidding right?

    These are nothing more than the original books split in two and re-printed through a new publisher. Don't waste your money. If you haven't read The Great Hunt - buy the book itself - in its original skins!! Bring on #11 and quit wasting our interests. We won't cling to your strings in anticipation forever, waiting for you to squeeze all the profits you can out of the old books again and again and again... - END IT FIRST!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2004

    What drivel

    For those that have been following this series and are anxiously awaiting the next in the series, you might as well put it off till 2006. Although advertized as a book that expands on the Great Hunt, it is nothing of the sort, rather a 2 book series of the book. Nothing new, just 2 books instead of one. His other 'new' book The Hunt Begins is the first part of this 2 book waste of time. His book the Beginnings is nothing more than an un-edited version of the novella he premiered about 5 years ago. Nothing new, and getting very frustrating.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2004

    Lost interest

    It's turned into a love story...Robert Jordan started off well but lost his focus...I will not be buying any more of his stuff...No one beats Tolkien, and few come close...it seems Jordan's focus now is to sell books...

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