"The Dragon Reborn" is the third book in the saga "Wheel of Time", written by Robert Jordan, who unfortunely died in 2007. This book is one of the smallest of the series, having 620+ pages in the first time it was published and approximately 700 pages in this edition (just to know, the median number of pages per book is 800+).
This novel starts a few weeks/months after the Toman Head battle in "The Great Hunt". Except Egwene, Nynaeve, Elayne and Mat (who are in Tar Valon) the rest of the companions are in the Mountains of Mist being held back by Moiraine, because she is doing her thing (probably gathering information and waiting for the right moment to act). Soon after they get separated and spent most of time searching for a person or an object, and basically the whole group of them converge to Tear, a very big city in the south with a lot significance to the story. There's really not much to explain, because this book's story is no complication.
As in the two previous novels, Ba'alzamon and the Forsaken are gathering power and followers, making the work of the good guys harder and demanding a faster pace to the plot.
The first time I read the book, it was way to fast, so in a few months I forgot most of the details. There was one particular thing that kept nagging me, it is the sensation that Rand almost didn't appear in the book. Well, it isn't completely false but he appeared through the eyes of others, which gave a nice picture of precocious madness, suspicion and in the overall a white sheet turned black.
All in all I found "The Dragon Reborn" somewhat simplistic in its conception. That by itself is not a negative aspect and can in fact enhance the experience of the book (for readers of lighter fiction).
Recommend, if you liked the previous books.
Till next time,