+ Robert Jordan has a knack for compelling plot. I really, really wanted to know what happened next at nearly every turn.
+ The concepts are original - excepting of course that he takes the same stuff from Tolkien that everyone else does - and pretty nifty. I especially like the Yin/Yang idea of the one power and its male and female halves.
+ The characters ...more
The whole beginning of this series is about three young boys from a tiny farming land, The Two Rivers, that is extremely secluded from the rest of the world. These three boys are supposed to change the world - either one of them or ...more
I decided to re-read the series because I found myself unable to read anything else without saying "well, it's not as good as Robert Jordan ..." which is an awful way to live.
I gave this first book only 4 stars because I have to admit that when I first read it, I was not completely hooked. There's a lot of characters, a lot of action and a lot of braid tugging. But what a wonderful way to start a series ... a def ...more
Μετά τη Σαντάρ Λογκόθ η παρέα έχει σπάσει στα 3. Η Νυνάβε βρίσκει τη Μουαραίν και το Λαν. Ο Πέριν βρίσκει την Εγκουέν, μαζί με το Ιλάυας και μετά τους Μάστορες, οι δυο τους αιχμαλωτίζονται από τους Λευκομανδίτες, τον Μπάυαρ και το Διοικητή Άρχοντα Μπόρνχαλντ (Τέκνα του Φωτός).
Ο Ματ και ο Ραντ διώκονται συνεχώς, στην πραγματικότητα αλλά και στα οράματά τους, από Σκοτεινόφιλους. Ο Βάρδος έχει χαθεί ήδη για να ξεφύγουν αυτοί. Ζουν από ό,τι έχουν μάθει από το ...more
I'll plan on reviewing both parts of The Eye of the World together on my blog before long. But t ...more
The Eye of the World revolves around the lives of a group of young people from Emond's Field in The Two Rivers district: Rand al'Thor, Matrim (Mat) Cauthon, Perrin Aybara, Egwene al'Vere, and Nynaeve al'Meara.
Emond's Field is unexpectedly attacked by Dark forces—bestial Trollocs and a Myrddraal who seem to specifically target Rand, Mat and Perrin. Hoping to save their village from further attacks, the young men and Egwene flee the village accompanied by an Aes Sedai named Moiraine Damodred, h
Los personajes empiezan a adquirir una personalidad más diferenciada a la vez que las situaciones a las que se ven obligados a enfrentarse configuran su manera de ser. La acción transcurre con más velocidad y los giros en la trama te mantienen atrapado entre las páginas del libro. La narración y descripción tan buena como en el primero.
Estoy seg ...more
As it turns out though, the author then decided that he needed to write an extra six books at two-and-one-half years a pop to finish the story, so Mark and I are still waiting for the end of the story. I think everyone else more or less up and quit reading.
This was another guilty pleasure for me during high school and college. I have the latest (or next to latest perhaps?) book on my shelf. It's been there for 2 years now and I haven't cracked it open yet.
Definitely going to read the next chapters of this series.
Also you have to be a fan on fantasy, it is defintely one of the best fantasy series about. A friend in Seattle put me on to it.
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