Book Review

Book Review: The Shadow Rising (The Wheel of Time #4) by Robert Jordan

Rating: ★★★★
Audience: Fantasy
Length: 940 pages
Author: Robert Jordan
Publisher: Tor Books
Release Date: September 15th, 1992
Image & Other Reviews on: Goodreads


The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out. The Shadow is rising to cover humankind.

In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the White Tower itself be broken?

In the Two Rivers, the Whitecloaks ride in pursuit of a man with golden eyes, and in pursuit of the Dragon Reborn.

In Cantorin, among the Sea Folk, High Lady Suroth plans the return of the Seanchan armies to the mainland.

In the Stone of Tear, the Lord Dragon considers his next move. It will be something no one expects, not the Black Ajah, not Tairen nobles, not Aes Sedai, not Egwene or Elayne or Nynaeve.

Against the Shadow rising stands the Dragon Reborn.


Somewhere along the halfway point of this 1000 page saga, the book clicked. I finally felt like I am into this series and want to continue.

I love a good big fantasy that moves through multiple points of view, characters, and areas in the world. There’s a wild amount of things that happen, and you can feel everything starting to slowly connect. And getting to watch some character growth and big decisions being made. I like many of these storylines and that each character has a distinct voice. It’s easy to know who’s voice is speaking.

Yes, it’s definitely a slow haul. Highly recommend using the audio as a companion because it made it a bit quicker to fly through.

Overall audience notes:

  • Fantasy
  • Language: none
  • Romance: closed door
  • Violence: high

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