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De Herrezen Draak (The Wheel of Time #3)

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The Dragon Reborn--the leader long prophesied who will save the world, but in the saving destroy it; the savior who will run mad and kill all those dearest to him--is on the run from his destiny.

Able to touch the One Power, but unable to control it, and with no one to teach him how--for no man has done it in three thousand years--Rand al'Thor knows only that he must face t
Paperback, 633 pages
Published 1998 by Uitgeverij Luitingh ~ Sijthoff (first published 1991)
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Jessica ❁ Far Dareis Mai ❁ Rabid Reads
3/7/16: WoT #3 buddy (re)read in BB&B ! I'm thinking I might read it again just b/c. LOVE it.

Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

NOTICE: this reread is in preparation for finally biting the bullet and reading book 14. That means I HAVE NOT read book 14 yet. Please be mindful of this in the comments, both for me and for others who may or may not have progressed past this point in the series. Thank you.

The Dragon Reborn is where things really start getting good.

PLEASE NOTE that I am speaking strictly f
Bookworm Sean
Feb 22, 2016 Bookworm Sean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 4-star-reads
This was a hugely important book for me. This is a fourteen book series, and after the last book I was practically ready to stop reading it. I had to have a six month reading break because I was that frustrated with it. I thought that Rand was characterised horrendously, and I felt that he regressed to an early state. All in all, Robert Jordan had gone backward in his character development of his hero. So, this book had to win me over to keep me reading.

And it did. It so bloody-well did. My fait
"The alarm gongs sent echoes crashing through the Stone, but Rand paid no more attention to them than he had to the roar that had come before, like muffled thunder from somewhere below. His side ached, the old wound burned, strained almost to tearing by the climb up the side of the fortress. He gave the pain no heed, either. A crooked smile was fixed on his face, a smile of anticipation and dread he could not have wiped away if he had wanted to. It was close now. What he had dreamed of. Callando ...more
Robin (Bridge Four)
Marches buddy read with Buddies Books and Baubles

The Dragon Reborn is my favorite book in this series so far. A few reasons for that are I’m pretty comfortable in this world now and can focus on the story more than all the parts, places and lore. The other reason is the character are becoming more developed and while at time I want to box their ears for fighting against their destiny/power/specialness so much instead of embracing it and just going with it.

Shorter review for me than normal since
Mar 28, 2016 Gavin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Like the first couple of WoT books The Dragon Reborn started a little slow and then developed into quite an engaging and exciting read. I like Jordan's storytelling style. He manages to keep me interested in the characters and the happenings even when not a lot is actually happening!

Despite being titled The Dragon Reborn this book was notable for the distinct absence of Rand as a POV character. That meant that Perrin, Egwene, and Mat had to pick up the slack. It was the making of both Mat and P
Aug 01, 2011 seak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, audio
I'm continuing my reread, in preparation for next year's grand finale, but I'm sorry to have gotten a bit behind in my reviews.

It's crazy to think that the events from this book, book 3 in the Wheel of Time, The Dragon Reborn [US] [UK], were actually supposed to be the conclusion to the first book in the trilogy. With that in mind, it's not too hard to fathom how things have come to be. This is a turn off for a lot of people, but really, you can't go wrong with more is better, not with The Wheel
Future-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮ Nynaeve ♥
Far out this one took me some time! But I'm putting it down to the time of the year that I embarked on it. Picking up a fantasy book over Thanksgiving, heading into Christmas was probably not one of my wisest choices.

I experienced this book in all the formats. I switched between audio, hard copy and e-copy as I went along and I have to say, I really enjoyed the audio. Especially the guy who does the male POV's, he's fantastic with the voices. Especially Lan's. *swoon*

I found this dragged a lot
Angela James
Mar 26, 2012 Angela James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reread, my-faves, fantasy, 2012
In my previous "review" of the second book in this series, I mentioned that there are a number of kind of obvious signals a man wrote this. I don't mind that, I'm not saying that's bad, it just amuses me. Below is my proof from this book that you can tell a man wrote and designed this world (and this map!) In the lower right corner, I offer you the phallic symbol. In the overall picture of the island of the Aes Sedai, and the waters surrounding it, I invite you to admire with me the startling si ...more
Eon ♒Windrunner♒ & part-time Warder ☯
Re-read time over at BB&B

This is another excellent WoT entry by Robert Jordan. Unfortunately I let a week pass after finishing this one, reading a bunch of other books and also making some inroads into the next WoT book before thinking of writing this review. So basics it is. And some random shout outs.

- Rand is on a dangerous mission to the stone of Tear in order to find out the truth. To be the Dragon, or not to be the Dragon.
- Matt is healed in Tar Valon and shows some pretty cool fightin
Apr 13, 2016 Ivan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
DNF @ 30%

Dear Wheel of time I am breaking up with you.

This wasn't easy decision as I don't like to leaving things unfinished.My friends keep on telling me how great you are and that I should give you another chance but I feel this relationship has already taken too much of my time and I just can't look past your snail pace and several obnoxious characters.We definitively had our good moments but every time we are together I keep thinking about other series and glancing on other books on my shelf
Nov 11, 2012 Kyle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Wheel of Time series represents, for me, the perfect example of a guilty pleasure in the world of fantasy.

This series is not actually written very well. Robert Jordan was not a very good wordsmith, and he really only knew how to say and describe things one way. His characters are generally unbelievable, and have ridiculous dialogue. The plot is tremendously predictable, and is heavily influenced (close to the point of being unoriginal) by the fantasy works that came before. The whole story i
Executive Summary: This one didn't quite live up to my memory, or maybe it's just that my criteria for giving out 5 stars has become more stringent. There were a few slow parts earlier on, but the latter half of the book just flew by. 4.5 stars.

Audiobook: Another excellent job by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading. One of my main reasons for doing this reread is to experience the audio book version, and it has yet to disappoint.

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On my first read, this was one of my favorites in the seri
Jeannette Nikolova
- So three books in and stereotypes are forming.
Rand can do no wrong, Perrin is always constipated and Mat is annoying.
Oh, and each one thinks the other two are better than him in talking to girls. Always.
"Oh, I wish Perrin was here, he's so much better than me when it comes to girls."
"Why are Rand and Perrin not here, they know how to talk to girls..."
In every scene when one of them is talking to a young female.

Still, Perrin is my favourite so far. And, of course, I like Galad.

- Also, how very
Apr 13, 2015 Evgeny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The prophesies of the Dragon Reborn must be fulfilled, including the one about the sword which is not a sword. The Dark One still hunts three boys from the Two Rivers in their dreams and in reality. The aftermath of the events in the end of the previous book sends disturbance waves throughout the whole land.

Unlike the previous book, this one has Rand's POV for about 10 pages total; now it is his turn to take a backseat for Perrin and Mat as well as wonder girls (Nynaeve, Egwene, and Elaine). Ma
**Caution - contains spoilers if you haven't read the first two books.**

The Dragon Reborn takes a slightly different approach by stepping back from Rand, only really showing his perspective at the end. Most of what we discover about him is through the eyes of other characters. This provides a distance between the naive and confused farm-boy Rand who has so far been swept along by events, and the harder one who has learned something of using the Power and manipulating people that we begin to know
May 29, 2008 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This third book was better yet than the first two of the series. However, Jordan is driving me nuts in the way he portrays his women. They are constantly folding their arms, scowling, and telling the men-folk that they are "wool-headed idiots" or "sheep-headed fools" or something along those lines. Frankly, I don't know why the men put up with that. Even Lan, who is essentially Aragorn, lifted straight out of Tolkien and plopped in the middle of this story, tolerates being treated like a twelve- ...more
Mar 23, 2009 Mary-Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 Adriana ☂
Apr 02, 2016 Adriana ☂ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was very slow at the beginning. Like many people, I also thought Rand was characterised awfully in this book. I did not like him at all. I am glad I kept going as the story shifted to great female characters. It was also nice to see another side of Mat’s personality once he was freed of the dagger/curse.

I did like to find out more about the Aiel way of life and their connection with Aes Sedai, although It’s still a bit frustrating to see how the people from Emond’s Field, except Nynaeve
Nov 04, 2010 Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes artists send very direct signals about their intentions.

By 1965, many of Bob Dylan's fans were shocked by his electric sound. These fans wanted Dylan to continue to write acoustic protests like "Masters of War" and "Only A Pawn In Their Game," but Dylan had moved on. There had been plenty of warning: Dylan's fourth album was Another Side of Bob Dylan and the next was Bringing It All Back Home.

If The Great Hunt started to signal that Rand's quest wouldn't be a short one, featuring armie
Maria Dimitrova
Buddy read with the cult from BB&B. Thanks for the discussion and the interesting tidbits here and there in your comments people ^_^

Finally! This is the first book of the series that I actually liked from start to finish. The previous two were good only in the last third. This one, however, was a wild ride from page one. I had to pace myself to savour it. I'm grateful to all the WoT cult members that got me through the first two books because all the suffering was so worth it. And now I'm o
Jan 12, 2016 JAIME rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


*still needs more Lan
This series is just getting better and better and The Dragon Reborn was my favourite instalment so far. There are just so many different plot lines going on and all of the characters have their own paths to follow which is keeping me totally hooked.

We see less of Rand in this book than we did in the first two and a lot of what we learn about him comes second hand via rumours that the others hear. It's obvious that he's still struggling against his destiny and he also seems to be going slightly c

5 Stars

This is a speed read of the third book of the Wheel of Time series. I have read it cover to cover at least four times, but I have been a way from this series for a long time.

Dragon Reborn is a much different book from the first two novels. To me, it is a much darker, and action based story, which also has a much clearer plot as well. All of the main characters are forced into killing, more so than the previous books. This is the book that changed our heroes into killers, they all became s
Chris McGrath
The first two books in the Wheel of Time series did not impress me much. They were good enough to keep reading the series (my primary goal is to read everything Brandon Sanderson writes, and so I must read these 11 books to get to his), but I was not terribly invested in the characters and the story seemed to drag.

This book really picked up the interest level for nearly all of the main characters. Rand, ostensibly the primary character (and the one the book is named after, oddly enough) is nearl
Roberta Jayne
Rand al'Thor is arguably the most important character in this series at present. This book is literally named Rand al'Thor. Everything in this book leads to Rand al'Thor. But we saw from Rand al'Thor's perspective so infrequently in this book that I almost forgot that he was an actual character with emotions and fears and doubts, and that he was travelling by himself throughout this whole story. Poor Rand.

Thankfully Rand's absence didn't at all affect the strength or pacing of the story in a neg
Apr 11, 2016 OhWell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-world
It's been such a relief not to have Rand as the MC! I enjoyed the different points of view, and I was definitely more invested than in The Great Hunt. The characters changed in unpredictable ways. Mat was the best surprise, Egwene, the worst. But she's still not grating on my nerves as much as the newcomer Zarine/Faile!

The Aiel were finally present more than in stories or short glimpses, and I liked them almost as much as I like the Ogier!

I did not expect Ba'alzamon (view spoiler)
No se vive de lo que se debería ser, sino de lo que es.

A pesar de que este libro me gusto tuvo muchos altibajos. Le cuesta demasiado arrancar y, cuando lo hace, se termina a las pocas páginas.
El autor no parece tener en cuenta que es el tercero de la serie y, en varios pasajes, nos repite datos que ya sabemos de sobra. Por ejemplo la apariencia de los personajes o la explicación de la raza Ogier.
Todo el libro se centra en la realización de un importante hecho dentro de la Profecía del dragón
Igor Ljubuncic
Jun 15, 2014 Igor Ljubuncic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: robert-jordan
One more book left before it goes downhill faster than a gold-painted Lada. Anyhow, the vibe of magic and lore is still strong in this one. Jordan blends all the right elements we loved in the first two installments, and builds upon them.

Enough boring stuff - songs and limericks!

We call upon the power of Blondie!


Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a sword of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Dreams in Tel'aran'rhiod are so far behind

Once I had a love and it was divin
Matt Brady
Part 4 of my Wheel of Time reread aka; The Part Where Faile Is Introduced And Unfortunately Is Not Immediately Killed.

Once again this won’t be a review, but just a bit of a disorganised ramble and stray observations. Spoilers for the whole series ahead.

Like the previous two books in the series, my recollection of The Dragon Reborn isn’t very good. It’s the first time Mat gets some proper attention as a POV character. Perrin also receives a generous amount of focus, as do the White Tower Trio; N
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. He also wrote under the names Reagan O'Neal and Jackson O'Reilly.

Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam (from 1968 to
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