Darrell K Sweet was commissioned to paint the book cover. Unfortunately, Mr. Sweet passed away before he could complete it. He did complete a first draft of the painting, which he referred to as a "color sketch."
How did Rand light his pipe? The answer may lie in the grand “conspiracy theory” underlying The Wheel of Time, as described in scholar Michael Livingston’s Origins of the Wheel of Time. SPOILERS for all the books.
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