The Dragon Reborn

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The Dragon Reborn
Author Robert Jordan
Cover Artist Darrell K. Sweet
Series The Wheel of Time (#3)
Publication Date 15 October 1991
Pages 624 (U.S. Hardback edition)
ISBN-13 978-0312852481
Preceded by The Great Hunt
Followed by The Shadow Rising

The Dragon Reborn is the third book in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. It was first published on October 15, 1991 by Tor Books.

The audiobook, narrated by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading, was published by Audio Renaissance in 1997.


Rand travels to Tear, where the infamous "Sword that is not a sword" might prove that he is the Dragon Reborn. Perrin and Moiraine follow him there, while Mat, Egwene, and Nynaeve also end up in Tear. Read a brief plot summary here: Brief Plot Summary.

The plot to the Dragon Reborn can be split into several major parts: In Tar Valon, Journey to Tear, Perrin's Journey, and Inside the Stone. Read the whole plot summary here: Plot Summary.

Chapter Summaries

The volunteers at TarValon.Net have written very extensive summaries of each chapter in the book. Feel free to go through them here:


For a list of all the characters that appear in the Dragon Reborn, check:


For a timeline of the events in this book, please see The Dragon Reborn Timeline.

Other Issues

  • The Bulgarian edition was first released in 1999 by BARD publishing house (ИК "БАРД"), translated by Valerii Russinov (Валерий Русинов). There is no audiobook in Bulgarian.
  • The Norwegian edition was first realeased in 1998 by Tiden Norsk Forlag AS and translated by Jens Erik Røsåsen.

Titles in Other Languages

  • Bulgarian - Prerodenijat Drakon - Прероденият Дракон
  • Norwegian (issued in single volume): Den gjenfødte dragen
  • Norwegian (issued in two volumes):
    • Dragens flukt (The Dragon's Escape)
    • Den gjenfødte dragen (The Dragon Reborn)
  • Serbian - Ponovorođeni zmaj
  • Swedish (issued in two volumes):
    • Drakens flykt (The Flight of the Dragon)
    • Tears klippa (The Stone of Tear)

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