Rand has survived his first confrontation with the Dark One's minions, but he and his friends are far from safe, for the master of evil has released the Forsaken and the dead are rising, awakened from their sleep by the Horn of Valere. Faced with such formidable foes, Rand resolves to flee his destiny. But the prophecy must be fulfilled. So begins the first part of The Great Hunt, the continuation of the story begun in From the Two Rivers and To the Blight, a stunning epic of high fantasy adventure.
Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in South Carolina, where he lives with his wife Harriet. He is a graduate of the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, sailing and pipe collecting.