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From the Two Rivers: The Eye of the World, Part 1 (Kolo času #1.1)

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For Rand al’Thor and his pals, life in the sleepy village of Emond’s Field has been pretty dull. Until the appearance on festival night of Moiraine, a mysterious woman who claims to be an Aes Sdeai—a magician who can wield the One Power. Soon after, the village is attacked by T
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Apr 23, 2014 Evgeny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book is exactly the first half of the first novel of the Wheel of Time series: The Eye of the World except with additional prolog; considering this fact I will only comment on the said prolog.

It is short - around 22 pages. The main idea can be expressed in just one sentence: Egwene carries water during village sheep shearing. She is only 9 year old here which means the future ta'veren boys are all 10 year old and Nynaeve is around 17 - she is an apprentice to the old Village Wisdom. While n
Marta Conejo
Aug 10, 2015 Marta Conejo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hace años que empecé esta novela, y mi madre me tuvo que parar para no comprar los primeros DIECIOCHO TOMOS de la saga. Gracias, mamá. Dejé la novela por ser tediosa, por no pasar nada...

años después, con más libros a mi espalda, decido volver a intentarlo, además de que una compañera me presiona para ello. El libro no está mal, mantiene un ritmo constante y en pocas páginas (entre comillas ese pocas páginas) conoces a los personajes y cómo se organizan en ese mundo.

A mi gusto, es un libro que
C'est l'un de ces grands noms de la fantasy dont j'entendais parler depuis longtemps mais son style vraiment trop détaillé m'a vite lassée. Je n'ai pu le finir que grâce à la version audio. L'histoire est intéressante et c'est sympa de voir plusieurs persos féminins dans l'aventure. Mais en terme de lecture c'est juste une logorrhée verbale sans fin. Je n'y trouve aucun style. J'attendrai sagement l'adaptation en série télé pour suivre leurs aventures, surtout qu'il y a l'air d'y avoir beaucoup ...more
Feb 04, 2013 Sharon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
T started this thinking it might assuage my Game of Thrones series withdrawals since I have read all five of Martin's books. Are they both mamy-volumed epics set in what could easily be medieval times with knights and lords and ladies and common folk? Are they both awaiting the arrival of some kind of "savior" for their respective worlds who will restore history in some way? Are they both written by men who are masters at world building? Yes!! And I look forward to reading the entire Wheel of Ti ...more
Hacedores Desierto
Después de cerca de seis meses leyéndolo (sí, me ha costado un tanto leérmelo) os traigo la reseña de uno de los clásicos modernos de la literatura fantástica.
Dado el tiempo que he tardado, y la cantidad de libros que han pasado entre medias, uno pensaría que probablemente se me haya olvidado el inicio de la novela. Pues no. Una de las cosas que tiene esta saga es que, aunque suceden muchísimas cosas en un periodo muy corto de tiempo, se te graban en la memoria. En parte por lo bien definida qu
Jenna St Hilaire
I've enjoyed this. Robert Jordan breaks almost every known rule of proper writing and still tells a fascinating, engaging story. What's up with his naming scheme that appears to be a merging of Arabic and Welsh? Who cares? I'm loving it.

This reads a little easier than Tolkien for me so far, probably because the female characters are more complex and interesting (apologies, Professor Tolkien, sir--I do love your books). The pacing could definitely have been tightened up and the sudden influx of P
May 25, 2013 Josh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm dropping this a star because of the new prologue. This is obviously an attempt by the publisher to appeal to younger adult audiences. The problem is, it really doesn't do the rest of the novel justice. The existing prologue was excellent, and you really couldn't beat it. This prologue slows the story down a lot, and doesn't add anything relevant. It has to many characters to remember. Furthermore, the series was already pretty friendly to young adults. This added prologue of the main charact ...more
Jan 26, 2016 Marc rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
La rueda del tiempo (1990-2013) es una de las sagas de literatura fantástica (y también en términos generales) más descomunal que se halla escrito nunca. Su primer libro es la puerta de entrada a un mundo plagado de magia, extrañas criaturas, peligros y aventuras. Fantasía épica en estado puro.

En la edición inicial, el primer libro de La rueda del tiempo se titulaba The eye of the world (El ojo del mundo) y fue publicado en 1990. En la versión actual se ha dividido el libro en dos tomos: Desde D
Vicenç Sanz
Jun 04, 2015 Vicenç Sanz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vamos a ver, está claro que el libro me encanta o ni le pondría un diez, ni haría ésta reseña ni lo hubiera leído ya por tercera vez. Teniendo eso en cuenta, pasemos a lo que opino de Desde Dos Ríos.

Con éste primer libro (de 1990) Robert Jordan lo que intentaba era introducirnos en un mundo complejo, con unas cuantas normas, poderes en la sombra, enemigos, criaturas, personajes… pero hacerlo de forma gradual, de forma que los datos y los nombres no nos sobrepasaran desde el primer momento.

Y como
Jul 06, 2014 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Jag läste den här boken på svenska - Farornas väg)

känslan av att påbörja en ny fantasy-resa är oslagbar. de första sidorna, de första kapitlen, innan saker och ting börjar hända och man inte vet riktigt vad man ska förvänta sig (förutom något storslaget) är motsägelsefullt nog väldigt spännande. när saker och ting sen väl kickar igång svävar jag på moln och vill ta med mig boken överallt och aldrig lämna pojkarna från emondswall. två grejer ogillade jag dock med boken. dels rands och egwenes re
Joe Drafts
May 01, 2014 Joe Drafts rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
No ha sido del todo lo que me esperaba –creía que sería una lectura un poco más ligera–, y aunque este es un libro bastante introductorio, y aunque aún me hago un pcoo de lío entre los distintos personajes, el mundo que crea el autor me ha encantado, y me meuro de ganas por seguir adentrándome en él.
Jun 08, 2007 Julia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was always intimidated by the size and number of books in this series... but they halved the first one! And now I'm hooked. *sigh*. And I'm already attached to all of the characters, despite the fact that I'm sure some of them, if not all, will die from horrible prophecy-related injuries.
Kevrum Rummage
Sep 04, 2011 Kevrum Rummage is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't finish this book. I got halfway through and was bored then I discovered that there were 12 more books in the series and the last one was written by the author.
Teresa R.
Me ha gustado el libro y estoy decidida a seguir con la saga, pero aún así no le he encontrado nada muy destacable que le haga mejor que otros muchos libros de fantasía.
Crestial Wintersmith
Jun 07, 2015 Crestial Wintersmith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Avid Fantasy Reader
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It's painful to read this at first. Slow pace setting mainly for the purpose of "world building" to which sometime annoyed me in the core of my nerves.

At any moment you'd have the thoughts like 'How many things can happen in a day?', 'Why not just tell them the truths and get over it?', 'Didn't she tell you not to wander around? But see what had happen.'.

The main protagonist, Rand al'Thor , are rather hateful by any chances, stupid and dull. Not much glory and heroism displays.

What's more pai
Veronica Morfi
Sep 28, 2014 Veronica Morfi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 5/5

Review of the full Book #1: here
Apr 28, 2016 ArumaGesta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robert Jordan escribe en un tono culto, pero no rebuscado. Prioriza la descripción al diálogo, pero en general guarda bastante equilibrio entre ambos. No ha llegado a maravillarme con sus figuras y expresiones, pero sirven al propósito para el que fueron creadas.
No me acabó de convencer que se dedicaran tantos capítulos a Rand, me esperaba más dinamismo en el cambio de puntos de vista, y creo que podría haber sido más interesante para el lector, pero ya habrá tiempo en las novelas venideras.

Sep 07, 2011 Silika rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lyndsay L
Apr 21, 2012 Lyndsay L rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Eye of the World series is an old series for young adult, but it has had nothing but high acclaims. I have been strongly urged to read this series by one of my best friends and I'm glad she did.

One thing that always daunts me with books like these are the old tiny fonts. They hurt my eyes, especially when there's a lot. And there is A LOT. However, I didn't let that sway me. It took me a long time to finish this book because it just didn't hook me right away. The beginning wasn't up to the
Feb 03, 2016 Cayla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I'm beginning to really see the need for half stars here on Goodreads. This book (or half of a book, actually) is more of a 3.5/3.75 star.

I'm been struggling to decide whether or not to read this series for several weeks. I really hate leaving books unfinished for anything besides content issues and so I knew that if I started "Eye of the World", I'd probably read it all the way through, whether I liked it or not - and over 800 pages is a lot to read if you don't like a book. So this half-book
May 21, 2015 Kay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyable despite being half a book

This edition consists of half of the original book one. I enjoyed the story enough to want to read the complete novel, so ordered the paperback version of The Eye of the World. I was lucky enough to find books 2-10 at the local thrift store. While many people complain that the series is unnecessarily long and drawn out, it's a classic for a reason, and I look forward to reading more of the series even if it means skimming over portions upon occasion.
Apr 29, 2014 Nicolas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure what I expected it to be like, but it wasn't this. I've never really read fantasy before, but this had me hooked from page one. I find the plot and characters to be very unique. I'm also impressed with his storytelling. He really draws you in to the point where you HAVE to know what's going to happen next. It's very unpredictable, which really appeals to the mystery buff in me. As for this edition, I appreciate the option of having the book presented in a smaller, more manageable fo ...more
Apr 28, 2007 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
I loved this series when it started. Loved it up to book 3, suffered through it to book 5, and gave up. There was a lot of potential that wasn't followed through - isn't that downright hilarious, since I think I recently saw another book in the series published, 10 or more years later? I started laughing. Robert Jordan managed to filled a *lot* of space with a lot of words that got you barely anywhere in any given book, and still didn't manage to see much of the potential he had with some of the ...more
Tenía muchas ganas de empezar a leer La Rueda del Tiempo y tal vez esas ganas han hecho que me haya decepcionado.
Mientras leía no hacía más que recordar pasajes de El Señor de los Anillos hasta que me di cuenta que Desde Dos Ríos tiene todos los elementos que posee la obra de Tolkien. No me refiero a la mitología ni a los personajes, que son lo mejor del libro y de una profundidad que apetece seguir leyendo para conocer más del mundo en que se basa La Rueda del Tiempo. Me refiero a nivel de des
Mar 26, 2013 Lorinda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The village of Two Rivers is a quiet little farming community.Nothing extraordinary ever happens there.But all that is about to change with the coming of tree strangers to the village inn on the eve of the annual Bel Tine festival. Rand and his friends, Mat and Perrin are soon to embark on an unexpected journey. Along with the strangers, a warder, an Aes Sedai, a gleeman and a village girl named Egwene they leave their village to seek safe haven in the legendary city of the Aes Sedai, Tar Valon. ...more
Sep 16, 2008 Nik rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who likes fantasy
If you like the Lord Of The Rings books then you will like this book. The main characters are Rand, Mat, Perrin, and Egeywen who are sheep hearders in the Two Rivers Valley. Also there is an Aes-Sedai, a Warder, and a story teller names Thom. The Aes-Sedai and Warder are taking Rand, Mat, Perrin, And Egeywen to the Aes-Sedai capital of Tar-Valon, but the Dark One has a strange interest in the boys. Their journey will be a long one filled with adventure and danger around every corner. Will they m ...more
Kathryn Houghton
So Wheel of Time is my favorite series, and I decided that, in 2014, I will read a minimum of a chapter a day as I slowly make my way back through the series. I loaned Eye of the World to a friend, though, so I'm having to read it split into two parts like this.

I'm also reading a poem a day, but that's a different issue altogether.
Aug 19, 2015 Elrond24 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gran inicio de saga y gran final del primer tomo. Realmente dan ganas de seguir con la historia.
Se nos presenta el mundo de La Rueda del Tiempo y vamos conociendo a los personajes y el origen de sus aventuras. Excelente ambientación y realmente sientes que estás en un mundo oscuro.
Nov 26, 2014 Sherry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
An engaging tale, well paced and thought out. Characters were a little flat. Moved along nicely, not too much drama. Good dialogue and expression. I wish I had time for this series.
I found this very hard to get into and it is a very challenging read. There is a good plot but it is hidden behind confusing writing styles.
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Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. He also wrote under the names Reagan O'Neal and Jackson O'Reilly.

Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam (from 1968 to
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