Lord of Chaos
The Wheel of Time, book 6
by Robert Jordan
Rand orders the training of men who can channel as well as those who cannot for an army while Egwene becomes Amyrlin.
Our Two Rivers crew have grown quite a bit since they left home, all achieving important positions by the end of this book. Mat, thanks to his previous misadventures, has become a skilled army leader tasked with protecting a few of our leading ladies. No one seems particularly pleased with this arrangement as the result of hanging on to former slights, with perhaps the exception of Egwene who thankfully receives support from Mat.
Egwene is raised to Amyrlin by the rebel Aes Sedai, who only intended for her to be their puppet. She, however, rises to the occasion and makes some bold calls of her own. The uncertain future of the Aes Sedai and the rocky relations they hold with the Dragon Reborn may depend on Egwene’s actions, but I think she’s ready for the challenge.
Meanwhile Perrin, the reluctant Lord of the Two Rivers, returns to Rand’s side just in time for some trouble. The tensions between Rand and the Aes Sedai come to a head in this book, while the presence of Lews Therin within him increases. I’m so interested in this peculiar voice within him and how it’s helping him unlock even more of his power.
There’s so much plot and character development in this book, and I found it to be an exciting continuation of the series. Looking forward to what comes next.