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Robert Jordan copied Tolkien but I just don’t care What I mean is that his writing shouldn’t be judged on this single fact Yes Jordan has borrowed aspects of Tolkien’s middle earth; yes he has blatantly reworked many aspects but he has also infused it with a few of his own original ideas The result is a fantasy universe that resembles Tolkien’s and in some ways transcends it Not completely original but completely brilliant I found that Jordan’s world wasn’t as obvious as Tolkien’s It is not a blatant light verses dark mission There are characters that are evidently pure but there are also those whose motives are not entirely clear Well at least not in the beginning Don’t get me wrong I do of course prefer Tolkien’s writings; however some of the characters in the Wheel of Time are complex and are not entirely obvious in their convictions at the start of the series For example the Gleeman has a very minor part at the start of the book but towards the middle we realise that there is much depth to him He no doubt has a part that will be revealed in later books The same is true of Lan and Moraine because their intentions are veiled at the beginning “She’s not for you nor you for her; at least not in the way you both want”Indeed Moraine and Lan take the boys away from the village Rand Mat and Perrin are forced to go along with them for their own safety They do not know who this mysterious figure is or the inner working of her stoic guard Lan Their so called saviour is an Aes Sedai which are a group that are renowned for doing thing for their own secret motives Their actions may appear benevolent though often there is a hidden reason behind them So it is not entirely clear in the beginning if the boys are being rescued used or a little of both Their rescuers are shunned hated and feared by most people; thus the reader is left to decide whether to judge them on their actions or their reputation A story of growth and perfect fantasy Rand is the dragon reborn; he is essentially the chosen one of this fantasy universe The three boys are unsure which of them is being hunted by the minions of the Dark One but it is clear to the reader and to Rand himself that it is in fact Rand the enemy is after In spite of this each of the boys overcomes a massive personal obstacle Mat is almost lost forever when he takes a dagger of extraordinary evil Perrin conuers his fear and discovers the kin of his soul the wolf Rand begins to accept his destiny and realise that it is completely unavoidable and definitive it has happened before and will happen again “You cannot escape so easily Dragon It is not done between us It will not be done until the end of time”The characters have come a long way in this novel and I do look forward to seeing how far this series will take them Rand is just becoming a man but his youth is very much on the surface I don’t think he is uite ready yet The world is a dangerous place; it is full of warring factions and evil doers; it is full of thieves and backstabbers; it is full of mysterious and blood thirsty creatures that have their own dark desires It is a world full of strange magic that is just waiting to be harnessed For me it is everything I want in high fantasy An inspiration This book is not rich in originality; it is not a pioneer for its genre but what it is is a highly entertaining adventure This may be another story of evil trying to conuer all; it may be a story we have seen many times before and since but it is still incredibly exciting to read The plot is incredibly immersive and is just a pleasure to read I don’t care if this isn’t completely original because I enjoyed it regardless So I’ve spoken a lot about the comparisons with Tolkien but Jordan’s work has also clearly inspired other writers They have used element of his magic system and some of his fantasy ideas Is their writing bad because of this No it’s not It just means that they took an idea that was good and reworked it for themselves; it means that they like Jordan were amongst the first to reuse an idea before it became too overworked and boring lucky for them really and lucky for us because we get to read great high fantasy than once I enjoyed this book a lot and I promise in my review for the rest of the series not to mention the name Tolkien I just had to get that mighty obstacle out of the way This book reminds why fantasy fiction is and will always remain my favourite genre The Wheel of Time1 Eye of the World An unoriginal five stars 2 The Great Hunt A reluctant three stars3 The Dragon Reborn A well developed four stars4 The Shadow Rising A strong four stars5 The Fires of Heaven A slow two stars “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 an 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”

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The Eye of the WorldShadow Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of tim. And the Shadow fell upon the land and the world was riven stone from stone The oceans fled and the mountains were swallowed up and the nations were scattered to the eight corners of the World The moon was as blood and the sun was as ashes The seas boiled and the living envied the dead All was shattered and all but memory lost and one memory above all others of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World And him they named Dragon And it came to pass in those days as it had come before and would come again that the Dark lay heavy on the land and weighed down the hearts of men and the green things failed and hope died And men cried out to the Creator saying O Light of the Heavens Light of the World let the Promised One be born of the mountain according to the prophecies as he was in ages past and will be in ages to come Let the Prince of the Morning sing to the land that green things will grow and the valleys give forth lambs Let the arm of the Lord of the Dawn shelter us from the Dark and the great sword of justice defend us Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of timeI have read a lot of books throughout my mere twenty years of life Some deeply fascinating others not so much And every once in a while I am able to lay my eyes on something truly extraordinary One of those is definitely The Eye of the World by Robert JordanThis is not a book turning fantasy literature on its head or even providing the genre with major changes When reading it I was uite easily able to find strong similarities with lots of previous works of fantasy and science fiction including The Lord of the Rings Dune and Shannara It is not among the most innovative books I have read It is not among the most exciting books I have read It is however a stunning work of pure uality which deserves to be read by all fantasy enthusiasts out thereI do not intend to write in great lengths about the story and the characters in this review and I feel that I have already mentioned what needs to be mentioned Most of you have already read this book Those who have not should really take the time and effort to do so It is absolutely worth itWhen I had read books in the series it had grown and in my estimate Even at that early stage this was definitely one of my favourite fantasy series ever And definitely the best example of fantasy worldbuilding since Tolkien At that point I was starting to wonder whether I actually considered it better than even my beloved A Song of Ice and Fire but only time would tell thereAfter two years of reading the longest I have ever spent on one single story I have reached the end And because of my never ending obsession with favourites I can finally make the official statement Wheel of Time is my favourite fantasy series of all time That still means it is surpassed by Tolkien's works which do not make up a series but this is just about the highest praise I can giveIt has its boring parts just as it has its brilliant parts It has endless descriptions of brain tugging and Jordan's ridiculously annoying battle of the sexes It has the worst protagonists I have ever met in fictional literature And so much But I don't careBecause it also has the most magnificent setting you could possibly imagine It has brilliant characters wondrous and fantastic places and deep and thrilling backstories wherever you turn Not to even mention Robert Jordan's astounding writingThe best part about Wheel of Time is that it gives me a feeling only one book has been able to give me before One It should be needless to name that one but this is definitely high praise coming from meSo treat this series like an exuisite wine Save it for the perfect occasion and then savour every drop It can be a challenge to get through but it is definitely worth itThis is in my eyes fantasy as it should be written 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 againNote Review updated and expanded 332016 Wheel of Time reviews#1 The Eye of the World #2 The Great Hunt #3 The Dragon Reborn #4 The Shadow Rising #5 The Fires of Heaven #6 Lord of Chaos #7 A Crown of Swords #8 The Path of Daggers #9 Winter's Heart #10 Crossroads of Twilight #11 Knife of Dreams #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light

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The Eye of the World characters ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass What was what will be and what is may yet fall under the Shadow Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of timeThe Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass What. 355 starsHere it is I’m riding the winds of time WheeeeeeeeeeeAnother massive fantasy series to finish a new epic adventure to undertake Like many modern fantasy readers the last three books finished by Brandon Sanderson played a huge motivational drive in my attempt to start and finish The Wheel of Time I honestly find this series to be even intimidating than Malazan Book of the Fallen due to the sheer number of word counts in it To give a bit of information on how intimidating this series is the last two massive series I began and finished last year was The Realm of Elderlings 41 million words by Robin Hobb and Malazan Book of the Fallen 33 million words by Steven Erikson; the entirety of The Wheel of Time consists of 44 million words That’s how gigantic this series is If it weren’t because Sanderson is one of my top favorite authors of all time and the fact that I’ve completely run out of his adult fantasy books to read I probably wouldn’t have started this series at all That being said no matter what the initial reason is I’m really glad that I’ve taken the important first step towards conuering The Wheel of TimePicture The Eye of the World by David Grove The Eye of the World is the first book in Robert Jordan’s highly acclaimed series The Wheel of Time The story begins with our main character Rand al’Thor and his friends escaping their home after a group of Trollocs attacked their home I can’t recall whether I’ve mentioned this before but I actually don’t mind The Chosen One trope Let’s get this straight immediately this is a very tropey start to a massive series; it’s a foundational book that seems to borrow a lot of elements from Tolkien and our real world religions and mythologies Although I do understand the reasons why a lot of readers dislike and even hate an epic fantasy that starts with a farm boy growing up to become the hero that eventually fight the dark lord to save the world I tend to find this kind of premise—as long that they’re well executed—to be comfortable and enjoyable to read A tale of good versus evil is something I never get tired of and The Eye of the World sets out to lay a lot of groundwork for an epic tale of light versus darkness “As the Wheel of Time turns places wear many names Men wear many names many faces Different faces but always the same man Yet no one knows the Great Pattern the Wheel weaves or even the Pattern of an Age We can only watch and study and hope” It is an odd feeling reading this series for the first time in 2019 I enjoyed reading this book but if I were to read this let’s say a decade ago I probably would’ve loved it even Robert Jordan’s writing is well known for being extremely detailed in his world building; each locale houses and places were described intricately Not a lot of modern epic fantasy goes to the length that Jordan did when it comes to being descriptive—and sometimes repetitive—about his world building; it can be uite an overkill Because of all this the pacing did suffer especially in the middle section of the book where the story progression follows a repetitive story progression and characters making stupid remarks and actions I’m usually very receptive to characters continuously making stupid decisions and characters’ thoughts but I found the characters’ behavior here to be understandable Excluding Moiraine and Lan the main characters from The Two Rivers are young and secluded people who live in their village all the time; like Frodo and Sam who never left the shire The things that happened to Rand and his friends were sudden and dangerous I feel like their actions were warranted and definitely better than I would’ve reactedThis is a foundational book almost everything about it felt understandably like an introductory guide to the world of this series World building takes priority; I truly loved every moment of reading the lore and history regarding this world Just from the first book alone we can already judge that Jordan knows his world inside out By adapting some of our real world religions language histories and deities Jordan was able to create a world full of extraordinary lore The reincarnation concept surrounding The Dragon Reborn and Shai’tan The Breaking of the World and how it affects the current society and stigma and many ; I simply enjoyed reading them all “The fact that the price must be paid is proof it is worth paying” And that’s exactly it time money and investment will be the biggest price we’ll have to pay in order to finish this series Although the prologue starts immensely strong and I enjoyed—despite the pacing issue—most of the journey I became fully engrossed only after I reached the 70% section Revelations start being unraveled the setup for the super detailed world building starts paying off immensely and most importantly I’m finally acuainted with the characters and understand their personality upon reaching this section You can’t rush through this series I’m a binge reader and just from my experience of reading this first installment I already know that I have to pace myself going through it; I can’t binge this series the way I did The Realm of the Elderlings and Malazan Book of the Fallen Take your time and be prepared for a long and hopefully satisfying journey The Eye of the World may not be the most original start to an epic fantasy series but it signaled a beginning for an incredibly grand adventure; one that I’m glad to partake and hopefully finish Will I be able to do that How rewarding will it all be The wheel weaves as the wheel wills You can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions