The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time (Wheel of Time reference)
You are not going to find a story in this book. Basically, if you put yourself into the world of the Wheel, th...more
The book is far better though than many of its kin- its not a mere lexicon or glossary repeating snippets from k...more
And the art, she is bad. Sloppy, poorly-proportioned, irrelevant, generally...more
Pro: Consolidated information about several characters, places, and plots. Because this book was written early in the series, don't be too afraid of spoilers! Additional maps showing "obsolete" countries and alliances are helpful in picturing the much-discussed history of the Wheel universe. Some illustrations are helpful in picturing how people and objects were meant to look from Jordan's written desc...more
Overall, this is a good book, though could only be of interest to people who have read the series and is not for newcomers. I tend to like fictional encyclopaedias like this, it gives a lot of information about the world that you didn't know before. The most interesting is the beginning where it gives a detailed account of life in the Age of Legends, the creation of the Bore, and the strike at Shayol Gh...more
Il mondo della Ruota del Tempo è a dir poco vasto.
Oltre al continente dove si svolgono le vicende, ci sono altri continenti: Shara, Seanchan, la Terra degli Uomini Pazzi.
Il continente stesso è diviso in tanti piccoli stati: Andor, Arafel, Taer, Cairhien, le Marche di Confine e molti altri... ognuno dei quali ha il proprio popolo con le proprie usanze, il proprio esercito, la propria bandiera e le proprie storie.
The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time contiene tutto ciò che riguarda la geo...more
The lore that you find in this book will definitely be of interest to a...more
The illustrations are wonderful as Mr. Jordan was a part of the process.
A word of warning: the artwork is mediocre at best and downright poor at worst. The characters have strange, alien-like faces with eyes spaced too far apart (even Loial's). I'm not sure if RJ approved the art, but it is not how I envisioned the characters and not at all like the co...more
This was a reread, I scanned before but read cover-to-cover this t...more
The art varied in quality...much of it seemed sub-par. There were also a surprising number of typos and minor inaccuracies. And among the historical information it would have been nice (and made sense) to include more information on the societies of the New Era, including a map showing vanished lands like Malkier, Almoth, Caralain, etc. Aside from those issues, I enjoyed it quite a bit.
This is very good though at bringing together backstory and history in one place.
It does give some new information on places such as Seanchan and even Shara.
Most of what is told about the known worlds gives more depth to the countries, and expands slightly on the history.
Overall, I give the book 4 stars. A must have for real Wheel of Time fans.
A pity it wasn't proofread more to eliminate the numerous typos.
Oh. And much better art. That, too.
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...more