Sep 30, 2014

Book Review: The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan

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

After finishing the Riftwar Cycle by Raymond E. Feist (about 30 books) I was in desperate need of another Epic Fantasy series, that didn't have any complex politics and war tactics, just a couple of normal boys traveling the world, finding out they are ment for greatness and eventually saving everyone. Pretty simple, right? For me, this kind of plot is hard to come by to newer books, that's why I searched for a oldie but goodie. That's how I came across The Wheel of Time series.

This book is exactly what I was looking for. And the series has enough books to keep me occupied for a long time. This is the beginning of the epic journey of Rand, Perrin and Matt. All three of them are normal folks from the Two Rivers. One day their world gets turned upside down when a Trolloc army attacks their town. The enemy attack is led by a Fade, who seems especially interested in the three boys. Luckily for them Moiraine, an Aes Sedai - a woman who can use the One Power - is there to save them. After that, all together, along with Moiraine's warder, Thom the gleeman and Egwene the village's Wisdom in training, they embark on an epic journey to reach Tar Valon where all three boys can hide from the ones after them. Cause the Fade that is chasing them has a master, the Dark One, who everyone up until now thought he was safely sealed in his prison.

I know my summarize of the plot doesn't make much sense for anyone that hasn't already read the book. But let me say that, this is perfect for people getting introduced to epic fantasy. The world is beautifully build but is not confusing. Everything is introduced smoothly and I easily fell in love with the world, scenery and towns the characters visited. Also I really love the main party, and all the secondary characters, and I can't wait to see more of them hopefully in the next books.

So, all in all, I loved this. I can't wait to read more of the trios adventures. There are so many posibilities on what could happen in the future. I am currently waiting for the next book and I'll be starting it as soon as I have it in my hands.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad that you loved this
    It sounds like such a different kind of fantasy
    GREAT review
    Your reader,