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The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) (original 1990; edition 1990)

by Robert Jordan

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Title:The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1)
Authors:Robert Jordan
Info:Tor Fantasy (1990), Edition: 1, Mass Market Paperback, 832 pages
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The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (1990)

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    sandstone78: Epic fantasy that breaks out of the Tolkien mold more than the Wheel of Time, but retains the large cast, the mythic overtones, and the vast worldbuilding.
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Another author I found just by wandering in the section and picking this book out of the wall randomly. One of the classic fantasy series. ( )
  BooksForDinner | Jul 22, 2014 |
A non stop fan-freaking-tastic chase of epic proportions!

I first read Eye of the World when I was in high school almost 15 years ago. I remembered loving it then and it did not disappoint when I picked it back up again recently. I am determined to finish the series now that the final book will be released this coming January.

It is a captivating story with characters that grip onto you and don't let go. In this particular first volume the three main characters are Rand, Perrin and Mat, all of the same age they are barely young men. They live in the little village called the Two Rivers. The Beltine Spring festival is tomorrow and there are several unusual strangers in town. But chaos breaks loose upon the town that night and the boys lives are never the same.

Pretty much once the trouble starts shortly after The Eye of the World gets started the action doesn't slow down much. They are being pursued by it seems just about everyone. Scary monsters that they thought only existed in a Gleeman's tales.

This is an epic fantasy with a magic system with power that is split into a make and female side. There are monstrous creatures, darkfriends, men that can speak to wolves, and misty evils that can destroy an army. I could barely put this book down and finished the 800 pages in two days.

The only thing I was a little disappointed with was the confrontation at the end of the book seemed a bit anti-climactic to me compared to some of the preceding action throughout the rest of the book. ( )
  Pabkins | Jun 24, 2014 |
This is a brilliant start to a wonderful series! But know before you start this that the series is very long and does lag in a few spots towards the middle. I'd recommend not reading them one right after the other, but taking breaks in between each book. It's well worth the investment though! Very rarely do you get to follow the same characters through this much epicness, and to me that was amazing. ( )
  RoseCrossed | Jun 21, 2014 |
I see now why people like this series. Pretty cool. Character development is kind of slow to almost non existant. Mat really annoying and found it hard to feel sorry for him but Perrin and Rand are pretty cool. Egwene is naive as shit.

Everyone talks about the plot holes of this series so hopefully I dont grow to resent it as much others do. Well at least I know what to expect, not like the people that read the books from the beginning, that the series will not be finished by the original author. hopefully i don't notice the difference in writing style when i get there, especially since i like B. Sanderson's style of writing too. ( )
  seaofsorrow | May 20, 2014 |
Mixed feelings about this series. On the one hand, MISOGYNIST, on the other, GREAT writing. ( )
1 vote konrad.katie | Apr 24, 2014 |
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Kramer, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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.

(from Aleth nin Taerin alta Camora,
The Breaking of the World.

Author unknown, the Fourth Age)
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 time.
(from Charal Drianaan te Calamon,
The Cycle of the Dragon.

Author unknown, the Fourth Age)
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To Harriet
Heart of my heart,
Light of my life,
Forever
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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 the Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginning nor endings to turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a begining
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Колелото на времето се върти и вековете идват и си отиват, оставяйки спомени, които се превръщат в легенди. Легендите заглъхват в мит и дори митът отдавна е забравен, когато породилият го век се върне отново. В Третия век, Века на Пророчеството, на косъм висят самият Свят и самото Време. Онова, което е било, което ще бъде и което е, може да падне под властта на Сянката.
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The Fade on his horse /
The trollocs crash winternight /
Ba'alzamon‎'s eyes (davidwil)

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812511816, Mass Market Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:19:34 -0400)

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In the Third Age, an age of prophecy when the world and time themselves hang in the balance, the Dark One, imprisoned by the Creator, is stirring in Shayol Ghul.

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