The Great Hunt is the second book in the expansive Wheel of Time series.
The mysterious Aes Sedai, powerful women who protect chosen cities, try to meet with our protagonist, one Rand Al Thor. Rand has been known to channel a power that only a few are privy to using or even knowing about. One of the Aes Sedai is sure that Rand may be the Dragon Reborn. The Dragon Reborn is in short a reincarnation of the hero that banished a dark being several thousand years before.
Rand, of course, wants nothing to do with this and tries to escape his homeland and therefore escape the Aes Sedai’s prophecy.
Upon his escape his betrothed, Egewene who is in training to become Aes Sedai herself, hides her beloved in various dungeons, until he is tormented by a dark one. Egwene decides that Rand needs a new hiding place and attempts to hide him in places only occupied by women.
While this is happening someone does what no one should ever do and opens a box where the mysterious Horn of Velere is discovered and, say it with me because no one should ever open a mysterious box, stolen. This horn has the power to summon some pretty sketchy warriors if sounded. So, I mean you can see why someone wanted it, but don’t ever open a box unless you’re specifically instructed to.
We are swept across the magical world that Jordan began in the Eye of the World, the first novel in this incredible series.