Towers of MidnightBook - 2010
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In Towers of Midnight , the Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One's prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight.
The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age.
Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck. To prevail, he must seek answers in Tel'aran'rhiod and find a way--at long last--to master the wolf within him or lose himself to it forever.
Meanwhile, Matrim Cauthon prepares for the most difficult challenge of his life. The creatures beyond the stone gateways--the Aelfinn and the Eelfinn--have confused him, taunted him, and left him hanged, his memory stuffed with bits and pieces of other men's lives. He had hoped that his last confrontation with them would be the end of it, but the Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills. The time is coming when he will again have to dance with the Snakes and the Foxes, playing a game that cannot be won. The Tower of Ghenjei awaits, and its secrets will reveal the fate of a friend long lost.
Dovie'andi se tovya sagain. It's time to toss the dice.
TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC's "Agents of SHIELD," the Netflix series "Hemlock Grove," and the NBC series "Chuck." Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar's Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan's widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." -- Variety
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PERRIN: "How are you going to protect yourself?"
MAT: With my wits."
PERRIN: "Planning to find some of those, then? About time."
PERRIN: "You know, Mat. Your wife is probably going to expect you to be taught table manners."
MAT: "Oh, I've been taught. I just never learned."
"When change comes, you can scream and try to force things to stay the same. But you'll usually end up getting trampled. However, if you can direct the changes, they can serve you. Just as the Power serves us, but only after we surrender to it." -Egwene al'Vere
ELAYNE: "I'd make you Captain-General if you asked, but I don't think you want it.
GAWYN: "What makes you say that?"
ELAYNE: "Well, you've spent the majority of your time here moping around these gardens."
GAWYN: "I have not been moping. I've been pondering."
ELAYNE: "Ah, yes. I see you've learned to speak the truth creatively, too."
RENALD: "Captain-General! What are you doing here?
BIRGETTE: "Getting rained on."
ELAYNE: "I'm only suggesting reasonable solutions."
MAT: "The day you become reasonable is the day I eat my hat."
"Nobody walks a difficult path without stumbling now and again. It didn't break you when you fell. That's the important part." -Tam al'Thor
MIN: "You wool-headed fool! Three days? What have you been doing for three days?"
RAND: "Existing, Min.
MIN: "I wasn't aware that was such a difficult task."
RAND: "It has been for me at times."
JOLINE: "Thanks, however a word of advice. Considering the company you often keep, you might want to learn to control your language."
MAT: "Considering the company I keep all too often, it's bloody amazing I don't swear more. Off with you Joline. I need to write a letter to Her Royal bloody Majesty Queen Elayne the prim."
JOLINE: "Are you going to swear at her too?
MAT: Of course I am
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Frightening or Intense Scenes: The Tower of Ghenjei scene may be a little scary for younger readers.