First edition cover showing Perrin Aybara and Mat Cauthon looking upon Rand al’Thor as he reaches for Callandor. The Dragon Reborn is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert Wheel of time dragon reborn pdf, the third in his series The Wheel of Time.
It was published by Tor Books and released on September 15, 1991. The unabridged audio book is read by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading. The Dragon Reborn consists of a prologue and 56 chapters. Rand al’Thor, having been declared the Dragon Reborn by Moiraine Damodred, secretly goes to Tear to prove himself.
Along the way he is hunted by Darkhounds and Darkfriends. After leaving in secret, Moraine, Lan, and Perrin follow always one step behind.
Rand leaves in his trail a pattern of weddings and strange events. Perrin comes across an Aiel warrior that was captured and in a cage. He frees him, earning a friendship with Gaul, a Stone Dog, who will accompany Perrin on his travels. This event is witnessed by a hunter of the horn, Zarine “Faile” Bashere, who joins the party as well.
Min reports to the Amyrlin Seat, while Moiraine, Lan Mandragoran, Loial, and Perrin Aybara follow Rand. Darkhounds, and discover that the Forsaken Sammael rules in Illian. Mat Cauthon is taken to Tar Valon by Verin Mathwin, Nynaeve al’Meara, Egwene al’Vere, Elayne Trakand, and Hurin. Immediately after arrival in Tar Valon, Hurin departs to report to King Easar in Shienar.
The Amyrlin Seat, Siuan Sanche, sets Nynaeve, Egwene, and later Elayne, to hunting down the Black Ajah, and therefore to Tear. In the White Tower, through the use of a sa’angreal by Aes Sedai, Mat is healed of the corruptive influence of the ruby dagger of Shadar Logoth. Once healed Mat defeats Galad Damodred and Gawyn Trakand in a practice sword battle, using a quarterstaff. Elayne entrusts Mat with a letter to her mother Queen Morgase.
Mat finds Thom Merrilin, and they together travel to Andor, where Mat delivers the letter and learns of a plot by Queen Morgase’s lover, Lord Gaebril, to murder Elayne. To prevent that murder, Mat pursues the killers to Tear. Black Ajah and imprisoned in the Stone of Tear, whence they are rescued by Mat and a repentant Juilin.