By Robert Jordan
Within the 10th ebook of The Wheel of Time from the recent York occasions number one bestselling writer Robert Jordan, the realm and the characters stand at a crossroads, and the area ways twilight, whilst the facility of the Shadow grows stronger.
Fleeing from Ebou Dar with the abducted Daughter of the 9 Moons, whom he's fated to marry, Mat Cauthon learns that he can neither retain her nor permit her pass, now not in security for both of them, for either the Shadow and the may well of the Seanchan Empire are in lethal pursuit.
Perrin Aybara seeks to loose his spouse, Faile, a captive of the Shaido, yet his basically desire might be an alliance with the enemy. Can he stay precise to his good friend Rand and to himself? For his love of Faile, Perrin is prepared to promote his soul.
At Tar Valon, Egwene al'Vere, the younger Amyrlin of the insurgent Aes Sedai, lays siege to the center of Aes Sedai strength, yet she needs to win fast, with as little bloodshed as attainable, for until the Aes Sedai are reunited, in basic terms the male Asha'man will stay to protect the realm opposed to the darkish One, and not anything can carry the Asha'man themselves again from overall strength other than the Aes Sedai and a unified White Tower.
In Andor, Elayne Trakland fights for the Lion Throne that's hers by way of correct, yet enemies and Darkfriends encompass her, plotting her destruction. If she fails, Andor could fall to the Shadow, and the Dragon Reborn with it.
Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn himself, has cleansed the darkish One's taint from the male half the real resource, and every thing has replaced. but not anything has, for less than males who can channel think that saidin is fresh back, and a guy who can channel continues to be hated and feared-even one prophesied to avoid wasting the realm. Now, Rand needs to gamble back, with himself at stake, and he can't be certain which of his allies are quite enemies.
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All goes dark and Frodo falls to his knees. At that moment Gollum arrives, panting, and grabs Frodo and the Ring. They fight fiercely on the very brink of the chasm. Gollum breaks Frodo's finger and gets Ring. Frodo falls in a swoon. Sam crawls in while Gollum is dancing in glee and suddenly pushes Gollum into the crack. Fall of Mordor. Perhaps better would be to make Gollum repent in a way. He is utterly wretched, and commits suicide. Gollum has it, he cried. No one else shall have it. I will destroy you all.
I turn now to other outlines that preceded any actual narrative writing of Book VI. The first of these, Outline III, also only came to light recently; it is a somewhat disjointed page, with deletions and additions, but all belonging,to the same time. I believe that time to be the brief period of work (October 1944) when my father began writing 'Minas Tirith' and 'The Muster of Rohan', and wrote also many outlines for Book V; with the opening of the present text cf. 260: ' Gandalf and Aragorn and Eomer and Faramir defeat Mordor.
Cross into Ithilien. Ents arrive and Elves out of North. Faramir invests Morghul and main force comes to Morannon. ' It will be seen that the story of the fighting and slaughter in the Tower of Kirith Ungol had not yet arisen. (III) They pass into Ithilien [12 >] 11 (3) [and turn >] Eomer and Faramir invest Minas Morghul. The rest turn / north to Moran- non. Joined by Ents and Elves out of Emyn Muil. Camp on [added: S. edge (of)] Battle Plain [14 >) evening of 12. Parley. Messengers [sic] of Sauron.