EWoT: Dannil Lewin

Dannil Lewin
Dannil Lewin
Biographical information
Nationality Andoran
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Male
Build Thin
Chronological and political information
First appeared TSR 33
Last appeared A Memory of Light
Last mentioned A Memory of Light
Affiliation Two Rivers
Occupation Soldier

Dannil Lewin is a resident of the Two Rivers. His uncle is Flann Lewin and his cousin is Tell Lewin.

Appearance Edit

He is very thin and lanky. He has grown a thick mustache in the Taraboner style.


Against the Children of the Light Edit

He goes with Perrin Aybara to rescue the prisoners taken by the Children of the Light when they are in the Two Rivers. He is made one of the two captains of the Two Rivers men.[1]

On to Dumai's WellsEdit

He then accompanies Perrin to Caemlyn and is put in charge of all the Two Rivers folk when Perrin goes to the royal Palace to meet with Rand al'Thor. He escorts the Rebel Aes Sedai delegation to Perrin when he is on his way to rescue Rand from the White Tower Aes Sedai. He leads the Two Rivers bowmen into the Battle of Dumai's Wells.

Finding the Prophet and Malden Edit

He accompanies Perrin into Ghealdan to track down Masema Dagar. He and the other Two Rivers men surround and protect the Aiel loyal to Perrin after Gerard Arganda threatens to attack them when news of Faile Bashere and Alliandre Maritha Kigarin being kidnapped arrives.

He accompanies Perrin when he looks over the Shaido camped in Malden. When Perrin leaves for So Habor, he tells Dannil to keep an eye on Aram. When Perrin returns, Dannil gives him the news that some Shaido warriors have been captured.

He goes with Perrin to the meeting with the Seanchan. He keeps the Two Rivers men hidden in the bushes around the meeting to keep an eye on the larger Seanchan force. He takes part in the battle against the Shaido in the town of Malden.

Faile charges him to set up a contingency plan just in case Perrin's trial with the Whitecloaks goes wrong. He acts as one of Perrin's bodyguards at Perrin's trial and moves right beside him when Perrin is deemed guilty.


In early drafts of The Eye of the World, Dannil accompanies Moiraine, Lan, and the other main characters when they leave Emond's Field. When Robert Jordan's wife and editor, Harriet McDougal, asked him why this character had been included in the story but rarely said or did anything, he said he had plans for Dannil "around book 5." Harriet convinced him that the readers wouldn't have the patience to continue reading a novel with boring characters, and the series might never reach that point. He would later admit to Harriet that he was embarrassed at how easy it was to excise Dannil from the story. In A Memory of Light, when Dannil comments to Perrin that he thinks of what it might have been like to leave the village with them, it is a deliberate reference to the character's original conception.


  1. The Shadow Rising, Chapter 40

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