The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time #1)
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There, Brian. I read it. Are you happy?
My friend Brian has been telling me to read The Wheel of Time for years. It always went like this:
Brian: You should read The Wheel of Time. It's really good.
Me: I've heard that it gets really, really bad.
B: The first seven books are really outstanding.
M: Yeah, I'm not going to read seven books without an ending.
B: The first one is good but the second one is better.
M: Mmm. I don't know.
B: T ...more
NOTICE: this reread is in preparation for finally biting the bullet and reading book 14. That means I HAVE NOT read book 14 yet. Please be mindful of this in the comments, both for me and for others who may or may not have progressed past this point in the series. Thank you.
It's hard for me to review this book, and only this book, objectively, b/c:
1. WoT is my favorite high fantasy series. Ever.
2. I've read the first eight books seven or eight times, maybe more (*whispers ...more
And it came to pass in those days, as it ...more
From the Eye of the World, you can see just how much danger the world is really in!
(That's not in the book, I just made that up myself. Don't worry, Robert Jordan's writing isn't nearly as cheesy as mine!)
Life in the village of Emond's Field had always been peaceful. Sure, the people sometimes argued, as families do from time to time. But ultimately, the village was a tight-kni ...more
Not completely original, but completely brilliant
I found that Jordan’s world wasn’t as obvious as Tolkien’s. I ...more
Look, I'm sorry. This is another one of those Lord-of-the-Rings moment where I appreciate the effort, but this is not for me. Within the short amount that I read, I had names and random bits of history thrown at me and maybe it's because it's this early in the morning, but I nearly fell asleep and I honestly can't recall anything that I've read. I have a feeling I'd have a better time reading a text ...more
So. Simply put: I hate this book. Somewhat passionately. The Romgi will attest to the fact that while I was reading I would mutter to myself about how ridiculous the plot was or how much I hated dragging myself through all 800+ pages. But I carried on.
The main character, Rand, was so uninteresting that I honestly didn’t care what happened to him, nor do I ...more
You know that thing that happens with your favorite series? You know, that thing. Someone either asks you about it, or you sit down to try and write a review for one of the installments, and all you say or type is dying animal noises. Kinda like this:
"Navessa, what did you think of this book?"
"Um...are you okay?"
"Are you having some sort of fit right now? Do I need to call someone?"
Friendly warning: this book is looooonnng. How short do you think my review is going to be? That's right, time to do the "get a snack, grab a drink, we're going to be here for a while" thing
Friendly warning #2 (view spoiler)[wow, I can be so friendly sometimes! (hide spoiler)]: I seem to have recently contracted Acute Acronymitis Syndrome (AAS). So prepare for a Painful Onslaught of Acronyms (POA)
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
Yeah Yeah yeah, I know, I kn ...more
The massive length, not only of The Eye of the World itself but the entire epic WHEEL OF TIME fantasy series, along with some differences in critical opinion regarding the literary worth of this series, has always daunted me. But I thought I owed it to myself to read at least this first book and judge for myself, so when the Buddies, Books and Baubles group here at Goodreads decided to buddy read the series, I was happy to seize the opportu ...more
That was an amazing little journey. I'm going to give it my all to make this a good enough review, but I kinda doubt it because this book is too great for my measly little words :-)
WELCOME TO THE WORLD KNOWN AS THE WHEEL OF TIME
Since I'm not good at explaining certain things, I'm so glad the author put a glossary in the back of the book so I can sound all smart when I tell you what things are!
BOOK GLOSSARY DESCRIPTION OF WHEEL OF TIME
Time is a wheel with se ...more
The most developed world of any fantasy books (OK, except Tolkien's Middle Earth). The most complex plot of any fantasy - bar none. A very long journey. This is a beginning of this jou ...more
Reading with some friends at Buddies Books and Baubles and Sanctum of Fantasy.
Great intro into a series. RTC
A 5 star series, 4 stars for this work
“The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, and Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning, there are neither Beginnings nor endings to the turning of The Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.”
This is probably in con ...more
Despite this book reminding me quite a bit of Lord of the Rings (Mount Dhoom anyone?) I did enjoy it quite a bit. I tried to avoid comparing it to Tolkien because really there is no author that can stand near him, and I feel that was the source of my ...more
In many ways this is a very traditional epic fantasy of good vs evil and farmboys that are destined to grow into great heroes and save the world. The saving grace fo ...more
And it WAS a challenge! A challenge that started at page one! The first 100 pages felt like a very long introduction to me that dragged at places and bored me. But thanks to my past experiences, I didn’t give up. Fans o ...more
A buddy read with my questing buddies from BB&B and loving every second of it!!!
I have decided not to write reviews for the individual books of this series - this is a conscious decision, which i took in order to spare my fellow readers from never-ending fangirling and incessant praises for this reviewers favorite series ever. So, be warned, my rating of this series is strictly subjective and no arguments, however sound and valid, would ever change my mind about it!
Thanks to my ...more
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I will refer to the two easiest means of extending a fantasy series beyond its natural lifespan as the Jordan method and the Eddings method, though neither method is exclusive to ...more
We have the chosen one
Who reluctantly embarks on the journey,
with a company of
And whose ultimate destiny is to fight the evil one.
Sounds familiar? Of course it does. It follows Campell’s theory of the journey of ...more
And so we are ushered into the magnificent world that Robert J ...more
Audiobook: One of my main reasons for doing a reread was the chance to do the audio version. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading were already among my f ...more
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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 ...more