Thursday, 23 February 2012

Review: The Eye of the world - Robert Jordan

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

Pages: 814
Published: 1990 by Tor
Genre: Fantasy
Series: The wheel of time #1

My thoughts this time around:
I am re'reading these books for my WOT challenge and just like so many times before I loved the book. I know it by heart now because I have read it so many times before.

I love Rand and what he is to become, he will always be my fav. His and Mat's journey in this book is my part and of course when he meets the queen. Gotta love that part and how everyone tells him that he looks like something. Awww, to read that the first time around.

When the book ended I wanted to pick up the next one at once. That is how good this series is, even though I have also re-read book 2 a bunch of times. But I wanted to know what is going to happen...even though I already knew. There is magic in this series, a nostalgic longing grips me every time.

I am not going to go on and on, because I could, I will just keep it short. Awesome series that should be read.

"We rode on the winds of the rising storm, 
We ran to the sounds of the thunder. 
We danced among the lightning bolts, 
and tore the world asunder."  


  1. I loved this book too! Between you and Kai you are going to convince me to re-read this! Darn it---I don't have time!

  2. I haven't heard of this series, but I love when I'm as excited to pick up a book a second and third time as I was to pick it up the first time:)

  3. A big series which seems to drag forever - perhaps it is good but it is far too long to make me feel like starting it. Sorry.

  4. Robert Jordan is my daughter's favorite author. I think I've seen this one around our house.

  5. Felicia
    You must re-read!!!! Listen to the voices..voooooices

    I do love this series, to pieces :) it feels like home

    Lol, a miss for you then

    She has excellent taste

  6. Good grief, you would need some sort of special Big Book Challenge - books of longer than 800 pages or something...

  7. Chris
    Lol, I know, I mean 800, psawh, give me a real challenge ;)

  8. have not read these yet/ i out 2

    tnx 4 reminding

  9. Oh don't kill me, but although Jordan is on my need to read list, I haven't yet. I so need to get my hiney in gear and just do eet!

  10. I remember my first read of this one and I instantly loved the people and the world Jordan created! I will have to re-read them again!

  11. The type of books that you can re-read several times and not tire of the story are a rare treat! Glad you're still enjoying it.

    Good luck with your challenge.

  12. Great short review, and I agree with you wholehartedly. I love this series, and have read those huge books countless times.

    I do add my recommendation.

  13. Well, if I got sent to a place without the Internet and other books I am sure I would have read this series in no time! ;)

  14. I'm adding this to my TBR with a especial caption to read soon.

  15. haven't heard of this series either. Mhmmm. Sounds like a cute book though. Well...maybe "cute" isn't the correct word...BUT it does sound rather interesting. :)

  16. Roro
    Yes you really should read them :)

    *gives M the evil eye*
    You better read them, grrrr. Lol. Nah, you do not have to

    Yes you must. Please to come back to fantasy land

    I will always enjoy this story, that I know.

  17. Aurian
    I love this series :) Will be a fun year when I get to re-read them all. Yay

    Lol, ok only then ;)

    YAY :)

    Yeah..not the right word, but hey if you wanna call it cute then you can :)

  18. ahhh, this is one of those series i keep hearing about and must finally buckle down to give it a try.

  19. I've thought about re-reading the whole series but can't really find the time. But I guess I have to re-read Knife of Dreams before starting The Gathering Storm.

  20. Blod, this cover is awesome! Very vintage looking.
    The series must be good if you are re-reading it. This isn't my normal genre, but you are tempting me.

  21. I would have loved to join in and read these if I had the time. This series is on my list of ones I want to read eventually.

  22. Oh this sounds like a series I need to go back to!

  23. I've been really into reading high fantay lately and I've seen this series around so much. SO I do want to read it someday.

  24. VV
    It's a good one so do not miss it

    Aye, cos else I would not remember anything ;) And I went a step further and will them all

    Well it is old ;)
    It is so good :D

    I hope you do it one day :)

    You sure have to

    I hope so :D And I do love love high fantasy

  25. Oh this is one series I should get to one day. I know there are so many books to it, that's what slows me from getting them. :) Thank you for the review!!!

  26. OMG I absolutely have to start on this series, so many people rave about it!

  27. Melissa
    You really should try them, they are a must for a fantasy loves :)

    Yes you must! :)



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