Towers of Midnight is a fantasy novel by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, is the sequel to the novel The Gathering Storm, and the 13th book in the Wheel of Time series. 'Epic in every sense' - Sunday Times The thirteenth novel in the Wheel of Time series - one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published. The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV 1, customer reviews. Book 13 of 15 in the Wheel of Time Series.

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Editorial Reviews. Review. Author One-on-One: Patrick Rothfuss and Brandon Book 13 of 14 in The Wheel of Time (14 Book Series). Towers of Midnight book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The end draws Last Battle has started. The seal. The working title Shifting Winds was adopted for a time, but the name was replaced at Brandon 13, For What Has Been Wrought The prologue " Distinctions" was sold on September 21, as an e-book for $ on site .com et al. to.

She in turn orders Slayer to keep it placed in Tel'aran'rhiod so that the Asha'man with Perrin cannot form gateways. Perrin, who has been improving his Wolf Dream talents with the dead wolf Hopper , finds the dreamspike and starts moving it away.

Since he can only jump within the radius of effect of the device, he can only make short hops.

He eventually makes his way to Tar Valon , with Slayer chasing him. Rand tells Egwene that he wants to meet her again at the Field of Merrilor in the Borderlands to discuss the situation.

Egwene, alarmed by the plan, sends many letters to rulers asking them to come to the meeting place to oppose it. Many armies gather at their meeting location so that Rand and Egwene can decide the fate of the world. Following this, Rand moves back toward Bandar Eban, where he performs a Ta'varen action, showing that the city, who thought they were starving, were not going to starve.

Perrin admits he killed Lathin and Yamwick, but denies the other alleged crimes. Both Galad and Perrin want to avoid a battle over this issue and when Galad discovers his stepmother Morgase Trakand is alive and among the refugees, Galad and Perrin agree to have a trial with Morgase as the judge under Andoran law.

Perrin attempts to use the fact that the two men killed his wolf friends as a legal defense, but she judges Perrin to be guilty, since killing wolves in Andor is not a valid legal reason for self-defense. She suggests that Galad set the sentencing, and Perrin agrees to abide by the ruling after Tarmon Gai'don. Egwene al'Vere plots to find the Forsaken Mesaana.

She refuses to bond Gawyn Trakand as a Warder due to his disobedience and continual foiling of her plans. He sets off Egwene's alarms and wards intended to trap Mesaana while fighting with a Bloodknife , a Seanchan assassin left during the attack on the White Tower.

Egwene insists that Mesaana was behind the assassination attempt, and he secretly leaves to visit Elayne Trakand by Traveling since he feels his presence is unappreciated.

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Mesaana attempts to hold Egwene with an a'dam , but Egwene wills the a'dam unlocked and then breaks Mesaana's mind. Gawyn, having discovered the nature of the Bloodknives from a captured sul'dam and that Elayne is dreamwalking, returns by Traveling just in time to stop three Bloodknives from killing Egwene in her sleep.

When she awakes, she finds that he is hurt so badly that she bonds him to save his life. Isam kills Hopper in the dream, forever ending any chance the dead wolf can be reborn. Perrin destroys the dreamspike by dropping it into lava created by a nightmare. He escapes Isam by returning to the real world, and he decides to bring his army to bear to save Galad's Children from the attacking Trollocs. Although the Children are in danger of being wiped out, the Trolloc army breaks after Perrin's forces charge down the hill.

After the battle, Jaret Byar attempts to kill Perrin, but Byar is instead killed by Dain Bornhald, who no longer believed that Perrin killed his father Geofram due to the inability of Byar to give evidence in favor of the charge at the trial.

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Galad sets a light sentence for Perrin's crimes, and Perrin and Galad join forces and make their way to Andor. Graendal is blamed by Shaidar Haran for Mesaana's defeat and the Myrddraal takes her away to be punished. Mat Cauthon encounters the gholam near Caemlyn. He and the Aes Sedai Teslyn Baradon fight it off. After, Mat plots to get rid of it. Mat meets Elayne Trakand to discuss building dragon artillery according to former Illuminator Aludra 's specifications.

They bargain over who gets to keep how many dragons, and Mat agrees to let Elayne borrow the foxhead medallion ter'angreal he wears to block the power so that she can make copies. He and Redarm commander Talmanes lure, fight, and herd the gholam, and Mat uses the extra copies to trick and wound it.

The gholam falls into a Skimming gateway formed by the Kinswoman Sumeko which Mat hopes will lead to endless free fall.

Elayne uses the dragons, and a promise of estates in Andor for Cairhienin nobles, to convince the Cairhienin to make her queen of Cairhien. Mat uses his luck to proceed to her location, while Thom uses music, Noal uses fire, and they all use iron weapons.

Along the way, they encounter many of the fox-faced Eelfinn whom they are able to repel. Once they find Moiraine, Mat makes a bargain of safe passage without attack from the Eelfinn by agreeing to give up one of his eyes, but he forgets to mention the snake-like Aelfinn.

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The Aelfinn harry them during their escape, and Noal, revealed to be Jain Farstrider , sacrifices himself to give them extra time. They bargain over who gets to keep how many dragons, and Mat agrees to let Elayne borrow the foxhead ter'angreal he wears to block the One Power , so that she can make copies.

Elayne uses an angreal to weave a disguise, in an attempt to impersonate one of the Forsaken. She uses Mat's ter'angreal and a copy of it she made to defeat them, but after a surprise appearance by her Darkfriend former guard Doilen Mellar, she loses both medallions to him. In desperation, she uses the One Power to collapse the roof on him. She regains the original ter'angreal, but Mellar escapes with a copy. Mat and Talmanes lure the gholam into a trap; after battling the creature into a burning building, Mat wounds it with Elayne's copies of his own medallion, and forces it into a gateway opened to endless dark, doomed to fall forever.

Elayne uses the dragons, and a promise of estates in Andor for Cairhienin nobles, to convince the Cairhienen to make her queen of Cairhien , uniting the kingdoms of Andor and Cairhien.

Guided by his luck through an extra-dimensional labyrinth, the three ward off the cunning Eelfinn with fire, music and the threat of iron weapons. Upon finding her, Mat strikes a bargain with the Eelfinn for safe passage outside, offering them 'half the light of the world'-his left eye plucked mercilessly from its socket.

Though they begin to leave, the snake-like Aelfinn chase after them, Mat having left them out of the prior bargain.

Noal, revealing himself as the folk hero Jain Farstrider , offers to stay behind and download the others time to escape. Driven to a dead end, hope seems dead, until Mat realizes his ashandarei polearm is their key to safe passage from the Tower, rending the walls and earning their freedom.

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Safe outside, Moiraine awakes to reveal herself severely weakened in the One Power due to her capture though in possession of a supremely powerful angreal , and in love with Thom, who gladly reciprocates. As they share news of the world with her, they prepare to find Rand before the Battle is begun. Rand al'Thor[ edit ] Fresh from his soul-saving epiphany on the slopes of Dragonmount, Rand al'Thor proceeds to the world to fight the Dark One 's touch, his positive demeanor righting the wrongs the Shadow had been allowed to perpetrate.

Much to the surprise of all involved, he then embarks to the White Tower to deliver a stunning announcement to Egwene al'Vere , the Amyrlin Seat: he intends to shatter the remaining seals on the Dark One's prison in order to erect a more permanent replacement.

Unable to convince him of the dangers, she concedes to meet him in one month's time at the Fields of Merrilor at his request. Desperate to delay what she could only believe was the doom of the world, Egwene hastens a plan to unite the nations of the world in hopes of stopping the Dragon's seeming madness. After dispelling a pair of powerful Darkfriends within his own ranks of Tairens, he Travels with Min Farshaw to the ruined port of Bandar Eban, which he had abandoned to starvation and decay.

His demeanor and influence brightened, he quickly proceeds to set the city right on its feet, feeding the hungry and raising the downtrodden. He then heads north to the beleaguered fortress of Maradon, the main city of Saldaea, seized by countless Shadowspawn descended from the Blight.

Though bravely fought by forces commanded by famed general Rodel Ituralde, the forces of Light are hopelessly overwhelmed, the city on the brink of destruction. Enraged by the plight of the men he had nearly consigned to death, Rand places himself at the forefront of the Shadow's assault, and repels the horde of tens of thousands single-handedly with an unimaginable amount of the One Power. Unfortunately he is unable to help the nations of Kandor and Arafel which also are overwhelmed by Shadowspawn.

He now prepares to parley with the forces of the nations gathered at the Fields of Merrilor, poised precipitously close to the Blight border, and the advent of Tarmon Gai'don. At the end of the book, while sleeping at the Fields of Merrilor, the night before the parley, Rand hears a scream in a dream of a woman he does not recognize.

Her face is different but he knows she is Mierin Eronaile, also known as Lanfear. She begs him to help her escape from the torture but the wall falls away and she tumbles into darkness. Aviendha[ edit ] Meanwhile, finally allowed to undertake the final test to becoming a Wise One , Aviendha journeys through the Aiel Waste , making her way to the ancient city of Rhuidean.

During her trek, a wandering Aiel named Nakomi visits her and asks to share her fire; after beginning an innocuous conversation, the mysterious woman muses to Aviendha about the fate of the Aiel, once their toh to the Dragon has been met.

The question perplexes Aviendha, and worries her, as it seems the Aiel might lose purpose and meaning once the Last Battle was fought. After arriving in Rhuidean and passing the final trial of the crystal columns a comprehensive history of the 'shame' of the Aiel, as seen through her ancestor's eyes , she attempts to learn more of the ter'angreal through which she had just passed by touching them. This inadvertently reveals to Aviendha what may be the future of the Aiel, where her own descendants begin a chain of events that would allow the Seanchan to overtake the wetlands, drive the Aiel into hiding, and systematically reduce them to pathetic scavengers, all knowledge of ji'e'toh abandoned, and finally driven to extinction.The style is similar enough for continuity but more exciting and page turning than Jordan's.

This series has been epic right from the start, so Sanderson giving it the finishing touch was icing on the cake. View all 26 comments. Well if you can relate to that one!

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