Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan, Audiobook: 24.25 hours, Hardback book: 668 pages
This is the ninth book in the Wheel of Time series. Perrin is traveling with Masema but not quite under the circumstances that he had planned. Elayne and Nynaeve are in Caemlyn where Elayne continues to strengthen her claim to the throne of Andor.
Mat's storyline picks back up in this book. He was injured in the Seanchan invasion and it prevented him from leaving the city. As he has gotten closer to being fully healed he has started to plan his escape. During this time, a Seanchan member of royalty has shown up and shows some interest in him. Of course, he escapes but there are some kinks in his plans.
Rand plans to cleanse the male half of magic which had been tainted by the Dark One. The end of the book sees him trying to complete this.
There were some exciting and significant events in this book that I loved so I would rate this one pretty highly in the series. The narrators do an excellent job of bringing this book to life.