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"We will speak of prices later, Rand, if at all."
   —Moiraine Sedai
Book Index


Dragonmount - Ravens
1 An Empty Road
2 Strangers
3 The Peddler
4 The Gleeman
5 Winternight
6 The Westwood
7 Out of the Woods
8 A Place of Safety
9 Tellings of the Wheel
10 Leavetaking
11 The Road to Taren Ferry
12 Across the Taren
13 Choices
14 The Stag and Lion
15 Strangers and Friends
16 The Wisdom
17 Watchers and Hunters
18 The Caemlyn Road
19 Shadow's Waiting
20 Dust on the Wind
21 Listen to the Wind
22 A Path Chosen
23 Wolfbrother
24 Flight Down the Arinelle
25 The Traveling People
26 Whitebridge
27 Shelter from the Storm
28 Footprints in Air
29 Eyes Without Pity
30 Children of Shadow
31 Play for Your Supper
32 Four Kings in Shadow
33 The Dark Waits
34 The Last Village
35 Caemlyn
36 Web of the Pattern
37 The Long Chase
38 Rescue
39 Weaving of the Web
40 The Web Tightens
41 Old Friends and New Threats
42 Remembrance of Dreams
43 Decisions and Apparitions
44 The Dark Along the Ways
45 What Follows in Shadow
46 Fal Dara
47 More Tales of the Wheel
48 The Blight
49 The Dark One Stirs
50 Meetings at the Eye
51 Against the Shadow
52 Neither Beginning Nor End
53 The Wheel Turns

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Setting: The Westwood and Emond's Field, The Two Rivers


Point of view: Rand al'Thor

Rand arrives at Emond's Field to find that it has also been attacked by Trollocs. He is met by Master Luhhan, who flags down Egwene. They follow her to Nynaeve, who inspects Tam and concludes that she can do nothing for him. Egwene gives Rand an emotional embrace, then rushes back to continue helping Nynaeve. Rand goes to the Winespring Inn in search of the mayor, Brandelwyn al'Vere, hoping he will know how to help Tam.

He finds Thom Merrilin outside the inn and the two of them carry Tam inside. There is a Dragon's Fang on the inn door. Bran al'Vere sends the gleeman running to fetch Nynaeve to care for Tam before Rand can tell them she's already seen him. After Thom leaves, Rand and Bran find a bed for Tam in one of the inn's vacant rooms.

Dragon's Fang on the Inn dorr

Rand is in denial after learning that Tam found him and is not really his father.

Thom returns after nearly having his head removed by the wrath of the village Wisdom and steers the conversation to Moiraine. The Mayor says that the village would've been utterly destroyed if not for her help, revealing that she and Lan had sounded the first warning of the impending attack. In the battle she called ball lightning from the sky, making it obvious that she is Aes Sedai and Lan is her Warder.

Bran reminds Rand of the stories that Aes Sedai can Heal, so Rand goes to find Moiraine. He swears he will pay any price in his power if she will heal Tam. Moiraine questions Rand about his dreams and asks him to let her know if he has nightmares. Lan begins calling Rand "sheepherder."











One Power



  • "Help from an Aes Sedai was sometimes worse than no help at all, like poison in a pie, and their gifts always had a hook in them, like fishbait."
  • "Aes Sedai do what they do for reasons of their own, and they aren't always the reasons others think."
  • "Death comes sooner or later to everyone, unless they serve the Dark One, and only fools are willing to pay that price."