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"It isn't over yet. The battle's never over."
   —Padan Fain
Book Index

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VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV

Chapters
In the Shadow
1 The Flame of Tar Valon
2 The Welcome
3 Friends and Enemies
4 Summoned
5 The Shadow in Shienar
6 Dark Prophecy
7 Blood Calls Blood
8 The Dragon Reborn
9 Leavetakings
10 The Hunt Begins
11 Glimmers of the Pattern
12 Woven in the Pattern
13 From Stone to Stone
14 Wolfbrother
15 Kinslayer
16 In the Mirror of Darkness
17 Choices
18 To the White Tower
19 Beneath the Dagger
20 Saidin
21 The Nine Rings
22 Watchers
23 The Testing
24 New Friends and Old Enemies
25 Cairhien
26 Discord
27 The Shadow in the Night
28 A New Thread in the Pattern
29 Seanchan
30 Daes Dae'mar
31 On the Scent
32 Dangerous Words
33 A Message from the Dark
34 The Wheel Weaves
35 Stedding Tsofu
36 Among the Elders
37 What Might Be
38 Practice
39 Flight From the White Tower
40 Damane
41 Disagreements
42 Falme
43 A Plan
44 Five Will Ride Forth
45 Blademaster
46 To Come Out of the Shadow
47 The Grave Is No Bar to My Call
48 First Claiming
49 What Was Meant to Be
50 After


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Setting: Fal Dara, Shienar; Alcruna, Tarabon

Summary

Point of view: Moiraine Damodred Setting: Fal Dara

Moiraine tells Siuan that Leane will support her in her secret plans, but Siuan dares not trust Leane too much. The initial plan was to hide Rand in Tar Valon where they could instruct him in secret. Siuan is frustrated because Moiraine only sent her two messages since she left Tar Valon: one saying that she was entering the Two Rivers and one from Caemlyn saying they were heading for Fal Dara, rather than Tar Valon.

They examine the Horn of Valere, which Agelmar gave to Siuan as soon as she arrived. "And prophecy said it would only be found just in time for the Last Battle." Agelmar knew that he had to be rid of it, because he desired to use it for glory while the prophecies say that it must be blown by one only thinking of salvation. Moiraine shows Siuan the broken Seal further confirming the last battle is imminent. Siuan recalls that she identified Rand when she saw him in the courtyard; she has the Talent to see ta'veren. Moiraine confirms that he is indeed the Dragon Reborn and can channel saidin.

Moiraine details her new plan. She has purposefully left Rand alone lest she trigger the infamous Manetheren stubbornness. She will gently prompt Mat and Perrin to take the Horn to Illian and Rand will want to go with them. She will arrange for Rand present it to the Council of Nine. Everyone knows that the Horn is linked to the Dragon, and in finding it he will be able to proclaim himself the true Dragon and have the Hunters of the Horn and Illian behind him immediately. Moiraine will not travel with them, so that Rand does not feel that he is doing the bidding of Aes Sedai. She has destroyed their clothes and will cleanse everyone before they leave so there will be no traces for the Shadowspawn to follow. They also plan to Heal Mat of the taint from the ruby-hilted dagger immediately in Fal Dara, rather than going to Tar Valon. With Moiraine's angreal, she and Siuan will only need two other trusted sisters, of which Leane can be one.

Moiraine is careful about what she tells to Siuan, but she also cannot leave the impression that she is not telling everything. When Moiraine leaves and goes back to the outer chamber, she pretends to have been chastened by the Amyrlin Seat.

Point of view: Geofram Bornhald Setting: Alcruna, Tarabon

Geofram Bornhald leads two thousand Whitecloaks into Alcruna near the Almoth Plain. He is annoyed because he was called back to Amador from Caemlyn when he thought Morgase was near to being overthrown. Eamon Valda insisted on following Elayne's procession to Tar Valon. Bornhald's son Dain went with Valda.

In Amador, Pedron Niall told him to take a legion to Alcruna where he would receive further orders. He had asked if this has to do with rumors of Artur Hawkwing's army returning, but Niall did not answer. As he nears Alcruna, he is met by a group of Questioners led by Einor Saren, second in command to Jaichim Carridin. He tells Bornhald that there are strangers on Toman Head. He says that the strangers fight with monsters. Bornhald calls Jaret Byar and tells him to lead the men into Alcruna.

Point of view: Liandrin Setting: Fal Dara

Liandrin is walking through the womens' quarters as evening approaches and enters Lady Amalisa's apartments. One of her attendants is reading aloud The Dance of the Hawk and the Hummingbird by Teven Aerwin, a book supposedly outlining proper behavior between men and women. When Amalisa sees and welcomes Liandrin, Liandrin sends the attendants away harshly. Liandrin chastises Amalisa for her foolishness and then questions her about Darkfriends and how the Shadow can overcome those who claim to walk in the light. Amalisa is insulted, and Liandrin begins asking her about Moiraine and the Darkfriend in the dungeons. She finally cracks Amalisa's defenses when she suggests that Agelmar may be a Darkfriend.

In Amalisa's moment of vulnerability, Liandrin uses her Compulsion on her. She tells her to find the three boys Moiraine came to Fal Dara with. She says they must be taken secretly to Tar Valon because of the Black Ajah. Amalisa says that the Black Ajah is not real, but Liandrin insists. Amalisa is terrified and agrees. This visit reveals Liandrin's true identity as Black Ajah.

Point of view: Padan Fain

Padan Fain is waiting for something in his cell, something he knows is coming very soon. The door to the outer guardroom opens and the light outlines the figure who enters. When Fain sees who it is, he says, "You! Not who I expected. Surprises for everyone, eh?" As the other person enters the cell chamber, Fain whispers, "It isn't over yet. The battle's never over."

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  1. Ingtar was confirmed by Robert Jordan as the one who released Padan Fain in an interview.

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