Title: Winter’s Heart
Author: Robert Jordan
Series: The Wheel of Time #9
Narrators: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
Length: 24 hours (780 pages)
Release Date: January 7, 2002
Content Warnings: death, murder, slavery, sexual assault, sexual content, confinement, suicidal thoughts, torture
Rand is on the run with Min, and in Cairhein, Cadsuane is trying to figure out where he is headed. Rand’s destination is, in fact, one she has never considered.
Mazrim Taim, leader of the Black Tower, is revealed to be a liar. But what is he up to?
Faile, with the Aiel Maidens, Bain and Chiad, and her companions, Queen Alliandre and Morgase, is prisoner of Savanna’s sept.
Perrin is desperately searching for Faile. With Elyas Machera, Berelain, the Prophet and a very mixed “army” of disparate forces, he is moving through country rife with bandits and roving Seanchan. The Forsaken are ever more present, and united, and the man called Slayer stalks Tel’aran’rhiod and the wolfdream.
In Ebou Dar, the Seanchan princess known as Daughter of the Nine Moons arrives–and Mat, who had been recuperating in the Tarasin Palace, is introduced to her. Will the marriage that has been foretold come about?
There are neither beginnings or endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it is a beginning….
After a couple of very slow and meandering books in the series, this book was…weird. It definitely took some weird and unexpected turns, but at least it had some interesting storylines throughout. I wish Robert Jordan would’ve avoided writing romance altogether, but he made his choices.
This book finally answered some very important questions I’ve had since very early in the series, even since book 1. The ending was mind blowing and made me very excited to continue the series!