The Great Hunt

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The Great Hunt
Author Robert Jordan
Cover Artist Darrell K. Sweet
Series The Wheel of Time (#2)
Publication Date 15 November 1990
Pages 600 (U.S. Hardback edition)
ISBN-13 978-0312851408
Preceded by The Eye of the World
Followed by The Dragon Reborn

The Great Hunt is the second book in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time Series, first published on November 15, 1990 by Tor Books. Originally, the book is issued in one volume, consisting of a prologue and 50 chapters. However, in 2004 a new issue was released, into two separate volumes called "The Hunt Begins" and "New Threads in the Pattern". The artwork for the two volumes was again made by Charles Keegan.


While Egwene and Nynaeve have to start their training in the White Tower, Rand, Mat, and Perrin go on a hunt for the Horn of Valere that leads them to the other side of the continent. Read the brief plot summary here: Brief Plot Summary.

The plot of the Great Hunt can be split into several major events: In Fal Dara, The Chase, In Tar Valon, and In Falme. Read the more detailed 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 Great Hunt, check:


For a timeline of the events in this book, please see The Great Hunt 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 published in 1997 by Tiden Norsk Forlag AS and translated by Jens Erik Røsåsen.

Titles in Other Languages

  • Bulgarian - Velikijat lov - Великият лов
  • Norwegian (issued in single volume): Den store jakten
  • Norwegian (issued in two volumes):
    • Valeres horn (The Horn of Valere)
    • Tomans hode (Toman Head)
  • Serbian - Veliki lov
  • Swedish (issued in two volumes):
    • Valeres horn (The Horn of Valere)
    • Tomans huvud (Toman Head)

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