A Crown of Swords is a novel in The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. The novel deals the political and military events of a fantastical world and has three main plots. One follows Rand al'Thor, who attempts to stop nobles from rebelling and eventually wins the Crown of Swords in a duel. Egwene al'Vere and Siuan Sanche's attempt to exercise power over the rebels. The third plot follows four characters' search for the Bowl of Winds in order to stop the unnatural heat plaguing their city, Ebou Dar.