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

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

by Robert Jordan, Charles Keegan
     
 

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?

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?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765348449
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
01/06/2004
Series:
Wheel of Time Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.59(h) x 1.33(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 17, 1948
Date of Death:
September 16, 2007
Place of Birth:
Charleston, South Carolina
Place of Death:
Charleston, South Carolina
Education:
B.S. in physics, The Citadel, 1974
Website:
http://www.tor.com/Jordan/

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