Review: The Dragon Reborn
Monday, January 30, 2023

The Dragon Reborn (The Wheel of Time, #3)The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Dragon Reborn is the third book in Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series, and so far it is my favorite. There was a decent amount of action and some more world building. There were several interwoven threads of plot that wound through the book as each character group tackled its own tasks before eventually coming back together. The writing was smooth and descriptive, though I admit those descriptions sometimes dragged on to the point where I found myself skimming. I also noticed quite a few more typos in this book than I had in the previous two. I would not consider this book to be much of a stand-alone, but it isn't meant to be. This series definitely needs to be read in order.

As always, the narration is shared among a large cast of characters, though there was very little from Rand's perspective in this book. Perrin continues to be one of my favorites, though I am looking forward to him embracing his wolfish nature somewhere in the future. I enjoyed Mat's chapters much more than in previous books as his personality seemed to get a little more rounded out. He's still a rascal and a gambler, but he's not such a jerk in this one. Egwene remains my least-favorite character to spend time with since she's childish, hot-headed, and arrogant, and Nynaeve's not much better. I'm once again left with the impression that almost all the women in Jordan's world are self-righteous nags whose sole purpose in life is to belittle and browbeat those around them. *sigh* I hope they grow up some day. Still it was a fun adventure and definitely worth the read. I'm looking forward to continuing the series.

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