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The Shadow Rising Overview

The Shadow Rising pdf, the fourth book in the Wheel of Time Series by the renowned American fantasy novelist Robert Jordan. The Shadow Rising was published  and released by Tor Books on September 15, 1992. 

The unabridged audiobook is read by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading.

The Shadow Rising pdf is the longest book of The Wheel of Time with a word count of  393,823. Although it has fewer pages than Lord of Chaos. The Shadow Rising consists of 58 chapters. It is the only book in the main sequence of The Wheel of Time not to contain a prologue.

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Rand al’Thor has just claimed the crystal sword Callandor to prove himself the Dragon Reborn. He is approached by Lanfear, who tells him of the Forsaken’s plans. However, the fortress known as the Stone of Tear is stormed by Trollocs and Fades, sent by another Forsaken (Sammael), while a third, Semirhage, sends her followers into the Stone, to oppose Sammael’s forces. In defense, Rand uses Callandor to create a lightning storm killing all the Trollocs and Fades.

Rand then decides that he must travel to the Aiel Waste, to be acknowledged as the Aiel’s prophesied leader. Before leaving, Rand, Mat Cauthon, and Moiraine Damodred visit a ter’angreal that lets them talk to a mysterious snakelike race called the Aelfinn, who seemingly know the answer to any question. Mat learns from them that he must go to Rhuidean or die and also that he is destined to marry someone called “the Daughter of the Nine Moons”. Egwene al’Vere and the Aiel Aviendha are also summoned to the Aiel Waste, Egwene to learn Dreamwalking and Aviendha to become a Wise One. Thus, Rand, Mat, Moiraine, Egwene, and Aviendha all travel to the Aiel Waste.

Other characters in the Stone of Tear also learn that they must travel elsewhere. Perrin Aybara hears of trouble in The Two Rivers, his native region, and returns thereto, accompanied by Faile Bashere and Loial. Elayne Trakand, Nynaeve al’Meara, and Thom Merrilin depart to Tarabon to hunt the Black Ajah. Finally, Min Farshaw arrives in Tar Valon to report to the Amyrlin Siuan Sanche. Thus, The Shadow Rising follows four groups of characters in four plotlines.

Aiel Waste

Rand uses a portal stone to transport Mat, Egwene, Moiraine, and the Aiel from the Stone of Tear to the Aiel Waste, and are met by Taardad and Shaido Aiel.

Moiraine, Aviendha, Mat, and Rand enter the legendary, forbidden city of the waste, Rhuidean; where each enters a ter’angreal.

While inside his ter’angreal, Rand relives portions of his paternal ancestors’ lives (before and after the Breaking), and discovers the Aiel were once pacifists serving the Aes Sedai. Adherence to pacifism still lives on in the Tinkers, while others known as the ‘Jenn Aiel’, transported a large collection of angreal, sa’angreal, and ter’angreal to Rhuidean. Rand emerges from the ter’angreal with dragon markings on both arms; proof that he is the Car’a’carn: the ‘Chief of Chiefs’ of the Aiel.

Mat enters his ter’angreal (similar to the one he previously entered in Tear) seeking more answers from the ‘Aelfinn’. Instead, Mat encounters the Foxlike ‘Eelfinn’ who bargains for gifts versus answering questions. Mat ignorantly requests several gifts from them: fluency in the Old Tongue, memories of his own ancestors, a spear called an ashandarei, and a medallion ter’angreal that protects against the One Power. Afterwards Rand finds Mat hanging from the Tree of Life (the price for the gifts he received). After revival by Rand, Mat dons a black scarf to hide the scars around his neck.

Moiraine visits the three-hooped ter’angreal used by the Wise Ones, gaining limited knowledge of the future.

The Wise Ones task Aviendha with teaching Rand the Aiel customs as they travel to Cold Rocks Hold. They are met en route by darkfriends and Forsaken disguised as merchants. After arrival at Al’cair Dal, both Rand al’Thor and Couladin of the Shaido Aiel claim to be the messiah ‘He Who Comes With the Dawn’. To validate his claim, Rand reveals the secret history of the Aiel during the Age of Legends, but this incites an uproar among the Aiel. Rand prevents a riot by wielding The One Power and summons a rainstorm to the Aiel Waste. The Forsaken Asmodean uses the momentary in-fighting amongst the Aiel as cover to seek out the ter’angreal access keys to the Choedan Kal (the most powerful sa’angreal ever created).

Rand chases Asmodean to Rhuidean where both simultaneously grasp the access key. The sudden power surge enables Rand to sever Asmodean’s link to the Dark One (which marks Asmodean as a traitor to the rest of the Forsaken). Asmodean begrudgingly relents to teach Rand how to channel the One Power after Lanfear coerces him by hobbling Asmodean’s own access to the One Power. Rand returns to Al’cair Dal to find most of the Aiel now acknowledge him as the Car’a’carn.

The Two Rivers

Padan Fain drives the Children of the Light to the Two Rivers to exact vengeance on Rand.

The Shadow deploys Slayer, a mysterious and powerful agent, with a large host of Trollocs to kill Fain; endangering the Two Rivers.

Perrin’s homecoming is dashed with tragedy when he learns Trollocs have killed his family. Perrin rallies new allies; Verin Mathwin, Alanna Mosvani, Aes Sedai searching for potential pupils, and the Tinker Aram (who has abandoned his people’s pacifism) to fight the Trollocs. It is revealed later that it was in fact Fain who killed Perrin’s family.

With the help of Tam al’Thor (Rand’s adoptive father) and Abell Cauthon (Mat’s father), Perrin recruits the people of the Two Rivers to fight for themselves. Perrin leads the Two Rivers against the Trollocs, and earns the nicknames ‘Lord Perrin’ and ‘Perrin Goldeneyes.’

Before the showdown with the Trollocs, Perrin marries Faile and tasks her with traveling to Caemlyn and asking Queen Morgase to lend soldiers in their fight.

The Children of the Light, led by Dain Bornhald, interject themselves and demand Perrin’s arrest to try him for the murders of other whitecloaks. Perrin agrees to give himself up, if the Children will fight alongside the Two Rivers when the Trollocs attack.

Slayer is killing wolves in Tel’aran’rhiod, but retreats when he is attacked and defeated by Perrin.

Despite their loss of Perrin, the Trollocs are defeated by the Two Rivers forces. The Children of the Light reneged on their agreement (and sat out the battle with the Trollocs), so Perrin and the Two Rivers folk forced the Children to leave.

With his plans ruined, Fain departs for the White Tower.

Tanchico in Tarabon

Nynaeve and Elayne, along with Thom Merrilin and Juilin Sandar, are taken to Tanchico by the Sea Folk, who reveal their own prophecies about Rand.

They meet Bayle Domon and the Seanchan Egeanin and encounter Moghedien and the Black Ajah. They discover that the enemy’s goal is a male a’dam, held in the private collection of the Panarch Amathera, which they plan to use to control Rand.

Nynaeve and Elayne save Amathera from the Black Ajah and take the a’dam and a seal on the Dark One’s prison from her palace.

At this moment, Moghedien attacks them and personally duels Nynaeve, finding that they are roughly equal in power. Nynaeve defeats Moghedien and shields her, but the Black Ajah causes a distraction with a balefire-creating ter’angreal, letting Moghedien escape. Finally, they send Domon and Egeanin to destroy the a’dam.

White Tower

Min continues to report to the Amyrlin and tries to avoid suspicion by taking the guise of Elmindreda, a giddy, empty-headed woman. However, she finds herself caught in a coup: Elaida and her supporters depose Siuan and Leane Sharif, her Keeper of the Chronicles, for secretly aiding Rand.

Siuan and Leane are both ‘Stilled’ (their ability to channel the One Power removed) and Elaida becomes the next Amyrlin.

Min frees Siuan and Leane, and all three are assisted in escape by Gawyn Trakand. Logain Ablar, a former False Dragon who has been “Gentled” (the male equivalent of ‘Stilling) joins their escape from the White Tower.

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The Shadow Rising Author – Robert Jordan

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Robert Jordan – Author of the rising shadow

Robert Jordan the Author of The Dragon Reborn pdf, is best known for his internationally bestselling epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time, which has sold over 40 million copies in North America and is currently being adapted for the screen. A native of Charleston, Jordan graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, and received multiple decorations for his service.

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The Shadow Rising pdf Book Information

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The Shadow Rising Book that comes in both pdf download version and paperback has the following product information.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ TOR Fantasy; 1st edition (October 15, 1993)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 1007 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0812513738
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0812513738
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 12 years and up
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.03 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4.53 x 1.64 x 7.13 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #208,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #779 in Military Fantasy (Books)
  • #4,723 in Sword & Sorcery Fantasy (Books)
  • #8,417 in Epic Fantasy (Books)
  • Customer Reviews: 
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 8,406 ratings

The Shadow Rising Review

5.0 out of 5 stars
The First Truly Great Book in the Series
Reviewed in the United States on December 9, 2019
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After finishing The Dragon Reborn, I began to really consider giving up this series. It wasn’t that the book (or the series to that point) was bad; it was that it wasn’t good enough to justify investing the time into reading through 14 novels in the series. I came very close to “cutting my losses” right there but I had already purchased A Shadow Rising and I decided to make this the book that makes the decision for me. All that I can say is that I am now on board for the remainder of the ride!

This book was truly outstanding. Finally the pacing was not an issue. The story is told from multiple perspectives across a large geographical area and this is one of the few books that pulls that off without boring you with some of the less interesting plot threads. There were only 1 or 2 lulls in this 900+ page novel and that’s not easy to accomplish.

The story is really going places now and the world that has been built here keeps getting more and more interesting. The history and lore that Robert Jordan has imagined here is beyond and fantasy series I can think of. There is a depth to it that is palpable.

The book isn’t perfect. There are still issues with the way some of the characters make decisions and I was a bit annoyed with a few sequences but this book is a classic. Hopefully future novels int eh series can maintain this standard.

Mr. McGritz
3.0 out of 5 stars
Robert Jordan Wasn’t a Good Writer, but
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2019
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He was an amazing world builder. And he developed an amazing story. He’s also pretty sexist, when you get down to it. I don’t think a single female character isn’t conniving and/or petty. It wasn’t until the 3rd in the series that I realized I was getting angry and frustrated by certain characters, then I realized that’s just how Jordan portrayed women.

His writing isn’t great, either. But his story is. I loved the world he built, the cultures, the history of the cultures, the mystery, and the magic. So … that’s my 2 cents. I have heard that after Jordan’s passing, when Brandon Sanderson finished the series (based on Jordan’s notes) that the writing improved ten-fold. If you can make it that far through the series, that is.


3.0 out of 5 stars

Middle School Mean Girls
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2019
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I find myself torn between really liking these books and being totally done with the Jr High behavior of the characters, especially the female ones. Really like Perrin as a character and the plot line going on; however, what adult would put up with the childish behavior of Faile? Let alone how the relationship developed. Does Robert Jordan really see women like that? And the Aes Sedai? What gives them the right to simply do what they do? Robert Jordan criticizes Tolkien for how it is unbelievable that someone would simply run off on an adventure, but the heroines in his book are “mean girls” that are not even likable.

Tolkien’s hero’s have nobility, Jordan’s need to grow up.

Bryan DesmondTop Contributor: Dragon Ball Z (TV Show)
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Wheel turns..
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2018
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Whew. This one took me a while. But clocking in at a little over 1000 pages (and according to Wikipedia’s word counts), it’s the longest one yet. Don’t be fooled though, into thinking my long read time was due to the book itself. No, real life simply got in the way. The Shadow Rising, much like The Great Hunt, was entertaining all the way through. And like The Dragon Reborn it felt very complete. I felt that it accomplished a lot for being the fourth of a fourteen book series.

There was a particularly satisfying amount of worldbuilding in this one, still Jordan’s greatest strength I’d say. We especially learned a lot about the Fremen- er, the Aiel, in this one, through some really excellent Rand scenes. I’ve always said that Brandon Sanderson is very accomplished at answering reader questions through his books, while at the same time using those answers to raise greater, and even more complex, questions. I now see that this was a tactic he’d had some inspiration for in the form of Robert Jordan. Jordan does exactly that in this book, showing the reader a glimpse, giving us a taste, of the vast, deep mysteries surrounding certain elements of this story. He gives us some answers. And I have a whole lot more questions. I’m also consistently pleased with just how.. cosmic, and mystical, this series can be. For a traditional Fantasy story, the Wheel of Time has some truly trippy moments brought about through the One Power. To the point of me wondering how multiverse theory could fit in with the Power and the True Source. Exciting stuff.

Beyond that, there was some very solid character development in this installment, and unfortunately some areas where I’d like to see improvement. Perrin’s plot line took center stage for me in this one. Perrin is a character in turmoil. A man struggling between the life he’d choose and the life duty has seen fit to give him. Ta’veren can only stray so far from the Pattern.. And as he wrestles with this internal battle, Perrin is growing. I won’t give anything away, but the events surrounding him in this book are really fun, and I’m looking forward to seeing him progress. Now, the other side of the coin. I’m a little put out at some of the female characters. Specifically Nynaeve and Elayne’s plot line. Don’t mistake me, I really enjoyed it. It was a worthwhile segment of the story. But at times Jordan’s female characters do feel a little underdeveloped. Not all of them mind you, but some. Many of them seem to be driven by nothing more than either unending desire for men, or hatred of the same. Aspects of Nynaeve’s character for example are really well done, and very interesting. And then there’s the part of her that seems to be perpetually spiteful to everything moving. It’s a little.. stale. So as I said, it isn’t that I didn’t enjoy it, but I’d like to see improvement there. As for our ‘main’ character.. Rand’s chapters were some of the most interesting in the book. It’s hard to review these and mention specifics, because the characters and their situations have changed so much from the first book. Rand has come a long way from sheepherder in the Two Rivers. Watching him do so has been exciting, and I’m eager to see what he’ll do next.

Hell, I’m eager to see what all of them will do next. I am loving this story, and the journey so far. Book five up next.

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