Book Review of The Dragon Reborn.The Dragon Reborn is mostly told from the point of view of Perrin Aybara. The pro is that I get a clearer picture of what’s happening in Perrin’s head. And with Perrin’s abilities as a Wolfbrother surfacing, I also know what’s going on with the other protagonists in the story. All this in addition to what readers are shown of what’s actually happening with the other characters of course.
The con is that I would have loved to spend more time following Rand this time round since he’s decided to go on the attack instead of letting himself be pushed into a corner.
Other than that, the ending of The Dragon Reborn was a bit of a let-down. While the build-up to the final confrontation in Tear succeeds in generating the needed tension and suspense, the actual event itself does not seem to warrant all the initial hoohah. Somehow, the ease with which the supposedly impregnable Stone of Tear was taken, seems to ridicule everyone’s earlier disbelief on how it can be done.
Still, The Dragon Reborn is one of my favourites in the series if for no other reason than this is when Rand makes his first significant move against The Dark Lord.
My conclusions :
- Would I re-read the book ? Definitely.
- Would I want to read the next book in the series ? Yes.
- Would I want to own my personal copy if I didn’t already own it ? Yes.
- Who would I recommend this too? All fantasy readers.
- For those looking to read the book, would I recommend buying or borrowing the book? Buy it. The series is a keeper.