Crossroads of Twilight (abbreviated as CoT by fans) is the tenth book of The Wheel of Time series. It was published by Tor Books and released on January 7, 2003. Upon its release, it immediately rose to the #1 position on the New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list, making it the third Wheel of Time book to reach the #1 position on that list. It remained on the list for the next three months. It is 846 pages long.
Crossroads of Twilight consists of a prologue, thirty chapters, and an epilogue. Many of the events of Crossroads of Twilight take place simultaneously with the events of the previous book, Winter's Heart.
Perrin Aybara continues trying to rescue his wife Faile Bashere, kidnapped by the Shaido Aiel, even resorting to torturing prisoners for information. In addition, Perrin is approached with the suggestion of alliance with the Seanchan, at least on a temporary basis, to defeat the Shaido.
Mat Cauthon continues trying to escape Seanchan-controlled territory while courting Tuon, the Daughter of the Nine Moons, the woman whom he has kidnapped and who, it has been prophesied, will become his wife. Mat discovers that Tuon, as a potential sul'dam, can be taught to channel the One Power.
Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, rests after the ordeal of cleansing the One Power. He sends Davram Bashere, Logain Ablar, and Loial to negotiate a truce with the Seanchan. They return at the end of the book to tell him that the Seanchan have accepted the truce, but demand the presence of the Dragon Reborn.
- See also the full statistical analysis for this book.
Crossroads of Twilight contains a prologue, 30 chapters, and an epilogue. These chapters are split up into 22 different POV's.
|Egwene al'Vere||20.357%||Ch16, 98% of Ch17, Ch18 through 20, and Ch30|
|Perrin Aybara||16.813%||Ch5 through 8, and Ch25 through 27|
|Matrim Cauthon||16.125%||Ch1 through 3, Ch 28, and 29|
|Elayne Trakand||13.673%||Ch10 through 14|
|Samitsu||3.648%||29% of the Prologue|
|Cadsuane Melaidhrin||2.763%||Ch23, and 11% of Ch24|
|Elenia Sarand||2.510%||51% of Ch15|
|Daved Hanlon||2.375%||49% of Ch15|
|Yukiri||2.338%||19% of the Prologue|
|Rand al'Thor||2.221%||83% of Ch241, and 83% of the Epilogue|
|Rodel Ituralde||1.862%||15% of the Prologue|
|Davram Bashere||1.632%||13% of the Prologue|
|Gawyn Trakand||1.139%||9% of the Prologue|
|Gabrelle||1.086%||9% of the Prologue|
|Eamon Valda||0.621%||5% of the Prologue|
|Elza Penfell||0.160%||6% of Ch24|
|Delana Mosalaine||0.094%||2% of Ch17|
|Quote||0.051%||1% of the Prologue, and 17% of the Epilogue|
|1 Chapter 24 has four points of view, two of which are from Rand al'Thor's POV. His first is 62% of the chapter and his second is 21% of the chapter.|
|Leigh Butler's Re-read of Crossroads of Twilight, featured on Tor.com|
|Re-read listing||Part 1 · Part 2 · Part 3 · Part 4 · Part 5 · Part 6 · Part 7 · Part 8 · Part 9 · Part 10 · Part 11 · Part 12 · Part 13 · Part 14 · Part 15 · Part 16 · Part 17 · Part 18 · Part 19|