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The Wheel of Time (serie of books)

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The Path of Daggers

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About a week ago, a friend of mine directed me to a book cover at that features two flags. The book is a heroic fantasy by Robert Jordan.

The cover, which I'm posting reduced, separately, features two flag-like objects. One is red with a yin-yang symbol and the other is white with a chinese-looking dragon, predominantly red. On the background, several other similar "flags" are seen, but the details are not visible.

Each "flag" is attached to a spear by means of a transversal "branch" at the top and through ropes at the bottom, as if it was a sail.

And I'm wandering: anyone knows of real flags that are to be "flown" like this? And also, for any eventual reader of this book: do these flags at the cover correspond to something in the story?
Jorge Candeias, 8 may 2000

While I have not yet read these books, my son has. The flags are mentioned in the books and described as the symbols of the different groups involved in the stories. After seeing the cover in question, I wanted to GIF the flags and did a little research. The dragon symbol is used in the books as a decoration on chapter pages. A good rendition of the dragon appears here as well as another cover with a flag, this one blue with an eagle in flight on it.
Michael P. Smuda, 8 may 2000