Lord of Chaos

Lord of Chaos

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Struggling to unite his nations for the battle that would release the Dark One into their world, Rand al'Thor is unaware of the White Tower leader's plans to silence his efforts

McMillan Palgrave

The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV!

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® 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.

On the slopes of Shayol Ghul, the Myrddraal swords are forged, and the sky is not the sky of this world;

In Salidar the White Tower in exile prepares an embassy to Caemlyn, where Rand Al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, holds the throne--and where an unexpected visitor may change the world....

In Emond's Field, Perrin Goldeneyes, Lord of the Two Rivers, feels the pull of ta'veren to ta'veren and prepares to march...

Morgase of Caemlyn finds a most unexpected, and quite unwelcome, ally....And south lies Illian, where Sammael holds sway...

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Apr 03, 2020

Mention this book to any Wheel of Time fan and I bet anything that the first words out of their mouth will be, "Dumai's Wells." This entry culminates with one of the most harrowing, unsettling, adrenaline-inducing scenes in the entire fourteen book series, so naturally, the rest of the book is going to seem tame in comparison. However, Dumai's Wells is not the only moment in this book that irreversibly changes the course of the plot; it's just the most blockbuster one of several. Another incredible read.


Lords of Chaos for me seemed to drag on a little too much. You continue through the eyes of Rand and his friends. After he is crowned King of War, Rand has shown little signs of madness and begins to loosen and get cocky with his newfound power. Because of his oversight he pays dearly mentally, and becomes unstable. During this time Lews Therin, the previous dragon, to speak within Rands head which shows the first signs of madness within channeling. A very well written part comes at the end of the story when Rand’s forces are faced with remnants of the Shaido Aiel who then fight with Rands own group of Male channelers he has accumulated. This book in itself wasn’t so much written for plot purposes but rather for character development, so it does feel to drag at times. Rating 3.5/5 @Ezekiel_Hannegan of the Yorba Linda Public Library Teen Book Bloggers

Jul 24, 2018

I liked Lord of Chaos. It was interesting, sometimes funny, had good story advancement and character development (something that hadn't happened in a while), and also goes from Rand's point of view a lot (another thing that hadn't happened in awhile). The book has a long prologue, but throughout the rest of the book has Rand having to deal with Mazrim Taim, Lews Therrin, the Aiel, and the embassy of Aes Sedai that want him dead. The book also focuses on the point of views of Perrin, Egwene, Nynaeve, and Elayne, as well as other characters, though not as much as Rand, Egwene, and Nynaeve. (Egwene is really important, but it would be a spolier if I said why). The final battle of this book is great scene and probably one of the most important. In all, Lord of Chaos is probably one of my favorite Wheel of Time books and I think it is definitely an improvement over The Fires of Heaven.

Aug 25, 2016

Lord of Chaos is the sixth book in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and from beginning to end, it is filled with action. Jordan keeps readers on their toes throughout the story with intriguing plot twists and revelations that will change the path of the story forever. We start from where we left off with Rand ruling both Caemlyn and Cairhien as the Dragon Reborn. There’s a visitor who wants to see him, and it is none other than the fabled false Dragon Mazrim Taim, who has an ominous gift for Rand. Meanwhile, Egwene is continuing to train with the Wise Ones in dreamwalking, and in her practice, she discovers a secret and gets an offer that will alter her life. Elayne, Nynaeve, and Siuan stay in Salidar, continuing studies of their own while trying to control a figure dangerous beyond their wildest dreams. This is the longest book yet in the series, and because of this, Lord of Chaos has more plot development than any before. In this, there’s a lot of interesting character development, especially for a lot of the Aes Sedai we’ve known a while. The politics of Salidar and the desire to heal the White Tower cause drastic actions from some, and power changes hands, with those passing it often following other agendas. This book explores Aes Sedai custom on a deeper level, and the dynamics of power in all realms of the story become increasingly tense. It’s the first book where Rand no longer has his guide in the ways of the world, so his life and his actions take on a whole new atmosphere. Its length makes it seem a little overwhelming, but it’s worth it. - @freckleface675 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Mar 01, 2012

This was one of my favourites in the series, although it is quite long. There is an epic battle at the end (I know my boyfriend loved that part) and also some romance (I liked that part as well). This book was amazing. Keep reading the series!

Sep 23, 2010

Book Six- This book is full of suspense, excitement and it kept me on my toes. Robert manages to end each chapter with suspense to keep you reading and until you figure out what happens! I certainly enjoyed this book and I can't wait to read the next book. (: So many important details happened and at moments I was shocked!

Aug 17, 2010

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Jul 24, 2018

"Victors write history. Had I taken the Stone of Tear, history would have shown I was born on Dragonmount, of a woman never touched by a man, and the heavens opened up in radiance to herald my coming. The sort of thing they say about you, now. But you took the Stone with your Aiel, and the world hails you as the Dragon Reborn. I know better than to stand against that; you are the one. Well, since the whole loaf isn't mine, I will settle for whatever slices fall my way."
-Mazrim Taim

Jul 24, 2018

RAND: "Surely you'll stay here awhile. You must be exhausted walking all the way from Cairhien."
HAMAN: "Women do not become exhausted. They only exhaust others. That is an old saying among us."


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Jul 24, 2018


The deposed Queen of Andor, Morgase Trakand, goes to Amadicia for aid in returning to the throne; but is taken captive by the Lord Captain Commander of the Children of the Light, Pedron Niall. In response to amnesty on male channelers by Rand al'Thor, Mazrim Taim swears allegiance to him, and is assigned to train Asha'man at the Black Tower. Rand is diplomatically courted by both the rebel Aes Sedai in Salidar, who send an envoy to Caemlyn, and the Aes Sedai of the White Tower, who send an envoy to Cairhien. In Emond's Field, Perrin Aybara goes to Caemlyn to join Rand. Wrongly thinking the Salidar Aes Sedai few and cowed, Rand sends Mat Cauthon to retrieve Elayne Trakand and win the allegiance of the rebel Aes Sedai. Mat discovers that Egwene al'Vere has been named the Amyrlin Seat of the rebel Aes Sedai; and when she sends Nynaeve al'Meara and Elayne to Ebou Dar in Altara to search for a ter'angreal called the "Bowl of the Winds" to break the Dark One's control of the climate, Mat goes with them. Shortly after Perrin joins him, Rand is secretly kidnapped by Elaida's Aes Sedai, who torture him en route to Tar Valon. Learning of the kidnapping, Perrin leads Rand's followers to the climactic Battle of Dumai's Wells. At the end of the battle, the rebel Aes Sedai are forced to swear fealty to the Dragon Reborn while the surviving White Tower Aes Sedai remain captives.


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Jul 24, 2018

Sexual Content: Implied or vague hints of sex scenes between a few characters. But it's vague and doesn't actually explicitly state that the characters do anything. You could probably miss it if you're not reading carefully.

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