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The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
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Jan 27, 16

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, 2012, fantasy-aficionados-challenge-2012, so-fucking-epic
Read from January 14 to 29, 2012

The Wheel of Time is an amazing fantasy series, and any fantasy fan worth their salt must read it. I do not think it is worth it if you are only so-so on fantasy. It is simply too complicated, and you really need to care about the world Jordan has created for us in order to get any joy from this series. Yes, it does start off copying Tolkein, but Jordan takes it and makes it his own. This series wouldn't be so popular if it didn't hold up on its own.

It is not perfect. There are a number of oft-repeated phrases that I can never hear again without shuddering a little ("smooths her skirts," "wool head," "crosses her arms beneath her breasts" just to name a few). None of this makes it anything less than it is, which is EPIC fantasy.
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