The Shadow Rising

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The Shadow Rising
Author Robert Jordan
Cover Artist Darrell K. Sweet
Series The Wheel of Time (#4)
Publication Date 15 September 1992
Pages 704 (U.S. Hardback edition)
ISBN-13 978-0312854317
Preceded by The Dragon Reborn
Followed by The Fires of Heaven

The Shadow Rising is the fourth book in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time Series. First published on September 15, 1992 by Tor Books. It consists of a total of 58 chapters, and unlike all the other books in the series, it doesn't contain a prologue.

The audiobook, narrated by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading, is published in 2004 by Audio Renaissance.


To learn more about the plot of the Shadow Rising, read the following articles

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 Shadow Rising, check:

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 released in 1999 by Tiden Norsk Forlag AS and translated by Jens Erik Røsåsen.

Titles in other languages

  • Bulgarian - Silata na Siankata - Силата на Сянката
  • Norwegian (issued in three volumes):
    • Dragen i Steinen (The Dragon in the Stone)
    • I Ødelandet (In the Waste)
    • Tårnet faller (The Tower falls)
  • Serbian - Dolazak senke

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