De Herrezen Draak (Het Rad des Tijds, #3)
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De Herrezen Draak (The Wheel of Time #3)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  117,271 ratings  ·  1,554 reviews
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...more
Paperback, 633 pages
Published 1998 by Uitgeverij Luitingh ~ Sijthoff (first published September 15th 1991)
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Seak (Bryce L.)
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...more
"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
Angela James
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
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Jun 28, 2013 Jocelyn rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jocelyn by: Eric Allen
Shelves: not-bad
ETA: Someone tell me when Mat becomes a general. I seriously can't wait to see him in action, leading large numbers of troops and beating back the Shadow in all his awesome Matlike glory.

Jordan, to me, is the kind of polarized writer whose techniques work both to his favor and his detriment. His most notable feature is his constant promise of more to come, accounted for by the slow (emphasis on SLOW) buildup to a climax built ostensibly on a massive scale.

This is both a weak...more
Gunner 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...more

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...more
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...more
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...more
**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...more
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...more
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...more
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
Dirk Grobbelaar
Despite the inordinate amount of time it took me to finish this, I could make a strong argument that this is the best Wheel of Time novel I’ve read so far. It has its oddities, make no mistake, not least of which being the deceptive title (The Dragon Reborn! Where?) - well, actually, it makes a lot of sense once the book reaches its inevitable climax. What The Dragon Reborn has more than a generous helping of is atmosphere. There is a real sense of menace to be found here, even more so than in T...more
Aahhhhhh. Humor, adventure, danger, and more are found in copious amounts, and I can't get enough! Watching Perrin and Matt more in this book than the first two, and thank gawd for Matt finally coming back to be awesome, and Perrin is just- love. Poor Rand seems to be a bit mad, and he breaks my heart. The women are fan-fucking-tastic, and wickedly evil, but always a joy to read. I can't even properly describe my love for these people.

Off to the next book!

Igor Ljubuncic
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...more
Classic Jordan work. Some of my regular gripes about Jordan are as follows:

All of his characters hate each other. There are a few exceptions but usually only briefly. It bugs me that none of his characters want to work together. And when they do work together they hate it. Its hard to get really attached to characters who are constantly at each others throats. Even Moiraine and Lan are now starting to hate each other more than like being bound. It would be nice to see at least some emotional loy...more

So, having completed this book for the second time as part of my re-read I realise a very sad fact. I have read a sum total of around 1300 pages in just this one book. Am I wasting my time at all? Some would say yes, others no. Fortunately the approximate 700 pages of this book don't take me much time to read at all. For the average reader who can stomach fantasy I'd estimate a reading time of two to four weeks minimum. Which is what I took to read it this time, mainly because other books kept d...more
I'm enjoying this book along with the first two of the series. They're enjoyable to follow, and there are sufficient characters to keep things moving.

My main issue (as with the first two books) is that all these characters from the Two Rivers are as thick as concussed trolls (or in this case, concussed Trollocs).

The only other issue I have is that good ole' carefree, leap before you look Matt is suddenly the horse-trade-master Matt. The thinking, plotting chess master. Wuh? Huh? This is the ki...more
I wanted to take this series into at least the third book as writers usually hit their best around that time.

Well, there's about 4 stories interwoven. You know the primary protagonist is supposed to be Rand,
but more time is spent on other characters which makes this story confusing. Because of the time split amongst the storyline the characters aren't developed well, and things come easy to them.

Surrounded by unimaginable creatures that can destroy you. How does the author deal with it?
Deus ex...more
John Miller
3 down, only 11 more to go! lol
So far The Dragon Reborn, the third book in The Wheel of Time has been my favorite of the epic fantasy saga. The first installment drew readers in with a fast paced story centered around our heroes running for their lives, while the sequel focused on establishing the world as incredibly large and giving some depth to the character factions (Aes Sedai in particular).

The Dragon Reborn combines these two elements into an excellent novel. We see a lot of character development for Perrin and a fair...more
Alex Ristea
This was my favourite Wheel of Time book so far, except for perhaps the first half of Eye of the World, where I was introduced to the world.

The writing was top-notch as usual. Jordan has a way with words, perhaps not on par with Guy Gavriel Kay or Rothfuss, but certainly perfect for the fantasy genre.

I liked The Dragon Reborn most—weirdly enough—because the main character, Rand, didn't appear much. I liked him in Eye of the World, but he's become somewhat of a little bitch now that he's the Drag...more
Mar 15, 2011 Angie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: WOT fans
Shelves: fantasy
I love that this book is called "The Dragon Reborn," and yet the Dragon Reborn spends most of the time behind the curtain. We get very few glimpses inside his head—and most of them are creepy, by the way—and he spends all of his time alone.

I think this technique is a cool way of showcasing what the Dragon Reborn means for the world. Everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, is affected by Rand, either because of his ta'verenness or because of his fame as the Dragon. He changes the...more
Ryan Lawler
In preparation for A Memory of Light coming out in early 2013, and to fill a notable gap in our review library, I have been rereading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. A lot of time has passed since I first read these books, my teenage self placing them on the highest pedestal, and rereading the first two books really shattered the illusion for me that the Wheel of Time was the benchmark in fantasy; they had not aged well. I began The Dragon Reborn with some trepidation but right from t...more
Stoyan Stoyanov
This is probably one of the best books of the Wheel of Time saga... Rand, seeking confirmation for himself that he is indeed the Dragon Reborn, leaves friends and guards behind as he travels overland to Tear where, according to prophecy, only the hand of the Dragon Reborn can touch The Sword That Is Not a Sword -- Callandor -- suspended in midair in the Heart of the Stone -- the great fortress of Tear.

Jordan here manages to draw on the Arthurian legend as well and weave it into his story. The S...more
In questo terzo capitolo della Ruota del Tempo l'attenzione si sposta dal protagonista principale, Rand al'Thor, il Drago Rinato, ai comprimari, i suoi compagni d'avventura. Definirli comprimari è un po riduttivo, dato che in qualsiasi (o quasi) altro libro meriterebbero il ruolo di protagonisti, per la cura con sui sono delineati dall'autore.
Il problema è che Jordan sparge ai quattro eventi i suoi personaggi, quindi la narrazione risulta un po confusionaria, con continui salti da una vicenda al...more
Jessica (Rabid Reads)
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Richard Bray
In my review of THE GREAT HUNT, I noted that the second book of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series had improved upon the opening tome in the series, THE EYE OF THE WORLD. In THE DRAGON REBORN, Jordan’s series gets even stronger.

Jordan took a definite risk in this series, as Rand disappears for all but a few pages. In THE GREAT HUNT, Rand spends the majority of the time as our POV character. He shoulders less of the load in the second book, and at the same time, as he learns that he may be the...more
This is the third book in the Wheel of Time series and to me it starts to seem like Jordan has a strict formula he follows for each book. Our protagonists travel a lot throughout the book, they get separated a lot as well - but in the end they all come together for one huge battle that makes it all worth while.
Or at least, it was worth it in book two which had an amazing ending and earned a four star rating because of it. In this book, I got a bit tired of all the travelling and all the separati...more
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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...more
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“Til shade is gone,
til water is gone
Into the shadow with teeth bared
Screaming defiance with the last breath
To spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the Last Day.”
“We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
We danced among the lightning bolts,
and tore the world asunder.”
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