The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1)
Robert Jordan

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 returns again. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

Moiraine Damodred arrives in Emond’s Field on a quest to find the one prophesized to stand against The Dark One, a malicious entity sowing the seeds of chaos and destruction. When a vicious band of half-men, half beasts invade the village seeking their master’s enemy, Moiraine persuades Rand al’Thor and his friends to leave their home and enter a larger unimaginable world filled with dangers waiting in the shadows and in the light.

The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1) book cover

I’d heard a lot of good about these books and was finally pushed into starting this almost a week ago. Finally I’ve finished it, and I must admit to being very, very impressed.

Bildungsroman or not, or too early to tell, this is an epic in the true scope (I read that the series runs to 4,000,000 words). I enjoyed the earlier part of the novel more I think, which set the scene beautifully, and I especially enjoyed the royal family and the power evident there. I have absolutely no idea on what areas the other books will focus, but sincerely look forward to working my way through them over the next few months.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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