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Additionally u sers will be able to easily interpret the primary message. The new site has small tabs right up front that are color coded to each continent. Additionally, traffic in general may have increased, primarily due to the mere fact that search engines, like web browsers, prefer simplicity. Sito web. 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 there. After 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 give.
It 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 more. But I don't care. Because 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 writing. The best part about Wheel of Time is that it gives me a feeling only one book has been able to give me before. It should be needless to name that one, but this is definitely high praise coming from me.
So treat this series like an exquisite 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 it. This is in my eyes fantasy as it should be written. View all 69 comments.
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Jan 10, Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies rated it it was ok Recommended to Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies by: Navessa. This is my new record. 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 2 stars for the benefit of the doubt, because I DNFed this shit at page I have a feeling I'd have a better time reading a textbook. View all 86 comments. With the Amazon show coming I guess I don't have any excuses anymore and I need to put up my copy soon!
View all 22 comments. Nov 24, David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party rated it it was amazing Shelves: fantasy , buddy-reads , favorite-books-or-series , the-wheel-weaves-as-the-wheel-wills , branwen-likes-you-book , argona-equals-awesome , reads , five-inges-because-inge-is-a-star.
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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-knit community, and people rarely left, since they had everything they needed at home. It was a quiet life, but a fruitful one. One where people felt safe enough to leave their doors open to everyone, secure in the knowledge that the greatest evil in the world, the one most people only refer to as the Dark One rather than daring to even speak its name, was safely locked up and could no longer hurt them.
That all changed the night the invaders came into town. Vicious misshapen creatures and supernatural fiends from people's worst nightmares. And their presence means something even more terrifying. The seals on the Dark One's prison are not as secure as they thought.
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A great evil is spreading throughout the land, whispering in people's ears and poisoning and corrupting anyone who chooses to listen. Now, a group of youngsters from the village find themselves chased from their safe home. They've traded their quiet lives for a daring adventure, one worthy of the greatest storybooks And as they find themselves entwined in the ultimate war of light verses darkness, there is one burning question that haunts them throughout I'm actually writing this review long after reading the book, and truth be told, I still haven't been able to wrap my head completely around it!
Robert Jordan's world-building is so vast and intricate, it takes time to be able to absorb it all.
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His lush descriptions of the environment bring his words to like so effectively, you sometimes feel like you're living the book rather than reading it. But I think the book's greatest strength is its main characters, who I'll be discussing in order of my own personal preference: Moiraine - "Whatever the Dark One wants, I oppose, so hear this and know it true. Before I let the Dark One have you, I will destroy you myself. Later books get more into the various factions of the Sedai and the ideological differences between them all, but mostly what we're told about the Sedai in this volume is that many people fear them Strong in mind, spirit and ability, Moiraine is a commanding yet charming presence from the moment she arrives at Emond's Field.
Her magical powers and sense of authority reminded me of Tolkien's Gandalf That's when I realized Moiraine is really more like Gandalf if Gandalf's contingency plan was to throw Frodo into volcano along with the Ring if he had to! I'll be honest, at first I found Nynaeve a little abrasive.
Not only does her temper cause her to hurt people with her words, sometimes she even hits them with a large stick, and what first felt like "tough love" starts to feel more like a WrestleMania event! For the record, if Nynaeve was a pro wrestler, she's so tough she would win every match, no matter who was actually scripted to win! While the others are mostly motivated by self-preservation, Nynaeve's main concern was to protect the people of her village. How could I not admire Nynaeve after that?
She started out one of my least favorite characters and by the book's end had become one of my favorites instead! Rand - "A fine day for going unnoticed! I might as well carry a sign! Rand is very different from most fantasy novel heroes. Whereas most fantasy protagonists tend to be swashbuckling, Rand manages to be If he's running across a acre field that has only one rock in it, you can bet Rand will manage to trip over that rock!
If a stranger holding a warhammer asked Rand, "Would you please follow me into this trap? At times, Rand made me want to scream. But I also recognized that that was due to the brilliance of Robert Jordan's writing. Rand acts exactly like what he's supposed to be, a sheltered, innocent boy who is in way over his head. Add to that his affable personality, and it's impossible not to like him Lan - "Anything can be a weapon, if the man or woman who holds it has the nerve and will to make it so.
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Lan rarely feels the need to threaten anyone, as one look into his eyes tells people you're more likely to survive a 20, foot drop sans parachute than a fight with him! Lan is so confident he never feels the need to prove himself to anyone, and as a result he never loses his cool. In fact, he manages to be even cooler than Sean Connery and Samuel L. Jackson combined! But not Jimi Hendrix Perrin - "Leaders in stories never had to put up with this sort of thing. Physically stronger than the other two, but also kinder in nature, Perrin is very likable.
Awkward, but likeable. In these types of novels, the characters usually have to get used to the idea of killing their enemies right away, but what makes Perrin stand out is that he NEVER gets used to it. Facing so many dangerous foes, in order to survive, Perrin may have to fight, but he doesn't have to like it! Egwene - "No one tells us how to be men.
We just are.
While the boys of Emond's Field are running for their lives, and Nynaeve is pursuing them to try to protect them, Egwene says she's tagging along because she wants adventure. You would think after her village was ransacked the night before, the ol' adventure meter would have been full already!
Of course, it's entirely possible Egwene was really just going with them because she was concerned about the boys, but that theory is somewhat weakened by the fact that she can't go 5 seconds without hurling an insult at one of them!