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The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2) (edition 1991)

by Robert Jordan

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Title:The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2)
Authors:Robert Jordan
Info:Tor Fantasy (1991), Mass Market Paperback, 705 pages
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Great read. Really enjoyed it. What I enjoyed was the imagery of the story telling. Robert Jordan did a great job painting the mental image in my mind of where people were, what they were doing, how they looked and felt, what buildings and landscapes looked like, and so forth. Very rarely did I find myself rereading previous paragraphs or sentences to figure out exactly what he was trying to describe (unlike Brandon Sanderson, actually).

My favorite part of The Eye of the World was when Moiraine, Rand, and comany travel through The Ways. Will this time, Liandrin take Nynaeve, Egwyene and others though. Although not as detailed as the previous book, Jordan didn't skimp on the details, and made sure that you got a good feeling of how The Ways operated, it's fantastical and magical setup, and the fear of the Black Wind.

However, before this, Rand, Hurin, and Loial travel into a "world that could be" via a portal stone. I honestly was not expecting something as fun to read as this experience, especially something as fun as The Ways, but it actually worked very, very well.

While in this world-that-could-be, they meet up with Selene, who appears to be a lady who can channel, and makes it clear that she has the hots for Rand. Rand becomes one with the void, slays a beast saving Selene, and she's all over him like white on rice. It's actually quite entertaining, because the way Jordan portrays Selene, she's quite the shapely woman.

Eventually, they leave the world-that-could-be, and find themselves getting the Horn, in Cairhien, and Jordan again creates a great city with peasants, lords, and everything inbetween. As a show of great talent, Jordan is a fantastic world builder.

Seriously, everything about this book is so great. My only complaint, is that the story felt stretched in a couple areas. As if Jordan is trying to create a thick book with some rice filler, because there is enough to notice it. But really, it's not that bad. Not enough to detract from the story. You just feel like some dialogue should get on with it, or the plot seems a tad slow in areas.

However, the Aes Sedai get more background and character building, as with the Children of the Light. You learn a bit about Ba'alzamon, Lanfear, and the Dark One, as well as a touch more of the magic system. Almost as if Jordan is teasing you to read more (it's working).

There are some great reveals, and the last quarter of the book is hard to put down. Especially the last 5-6 chapters. ( )
  atoponce | Oct 7, 2016 |
Spectacular! A fantastic follow-up to the first book, and I can't wait to continue reading. The ending was phenomenal.
  bartt95 | Jun 22, 2016 |
The second book in the Wheel of Time. Just as well written as the first, meet friends new and old as you follow the main characters. They split and go their own ways, some willingly, others not so much. Witness magic, betrayal, and even a miracle as you follow along, or get dragged through this amazing story.

Will Nynaeve be accepted for training? Who will be Wisdom for Emond's Field? What will happen to Rand, Perrin, and Matt? Who will blow the horn? Who will they meet along the way? These and many more questions will keep you turning the pages long into the night. ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
The Great Hunt, book Three of The Wheel of Time, is where a bit of deterioration begins. The story is still moving along, and it’s all solid … but. There was one example of Nynaeve tugging on her braid in the first book. I didn’t note any in the second. In the third? Twenty–five. Page 93, #3: “Nynaeve was tugging her braid nearly hard enough to pull it out of her head.” Okay, really now. I had long hair most of my life. Know what wasn’t fun? Getting it pulled. Know why? It hurts. It’s just … stupid.

Also stupid is the little feud Nynaeve and Egwene indulge in for a ridiculously long time. The world is crumbling around them, and they are some of the only people who can do anything about it, and they spend chapter after chapter bickering like a sitcom couple. Even if Nynaeve didn’t punctuate the silliness with the braid tugs, it would all be so damn stupid. ( )
  Stewartry | May 20, 2016 |
Much better than the first in the series. Still suffers from travelogue a bit.

Rand and co want to reclaim the Great Horn that summons the dead to fight on your side (whichever side it is that blows it), which has been stolen from the city they were recuperating in. The thief appears to be none other than the Dark corrupted merchant Fain whom they've previously had dealings with. But for no explained reason Fain doesn't seem to be blowing the horn, and doesn't head straight towards his big evil master. Giving the boys a chance to be all manly, whilst the girls go off and learn how to be witches. YOu'll be unsurprised to learn events 'conspire' so that they're all in the same place at the same time. ( )
  reading_fox | Mar 11, 2016 |
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ERROR The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan

The Wheel of Time (Boxed Set #1) by Robert Jordan (indirect)

The Wheel of time series by Robert Jordan (1-11) by Robert Jordan (indirect)

New Spring, Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn, The Shadow Rising, The Fires of Heaven, Lord of Chaos, by Robert Jordan (indirect)

5 Titles By Robert Jordan Wheel of Time Series (1-5) : 1. The Eye of the World 2. The Great Hunt 3. The Dragon Reborn 4. by Robert Jordan (indirect)

Wheel of Time, Books 1-11 and prequel "New Spring" by Robert Jordan (indirect)


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And it shall come to pass that what men made shall be shattered, and the Shadow shall lie across the Pattern of the Age, and the Dark One shall once more lay his hand upon the world of man. Women shall weep and men quail as the nations of the earth are rent like rotting cloth. Neither shall anything stand nor abide... Yet one shall be born to face the Shadow, born once more as he was born before and shall be born again, time without end. The Dragon shall be Reborn, and there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth at his rebirth. In sackcloth and ashes shall he clothe the people, and he shall break the world again by his coming, tearing apart all ties that bind. Like the unfettered dawn shall he blind us, and burn us, yet shall the Dragon Reborn confront the Shadow at the Last Battle, and his blood shall give us the Light. Let tears flow, O ye people of the world. Weep for your salvation.

--From The Karaethon Cycles: The Prophecies of the Dragon,

as translated by Ellaine Marise'idin Alshinn,
Chief Librarian at the Court of Arafel,
in the Year of Grace 231 of the New Era, the Third Age
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 Caral Drianaan te Calamon, The Cycle of the Dragon,
Author unknown, the Fourth Age
This book is dedicated to Lucinda Culpin, Al Dempsey, Tom Doherty, Susan England, Dick Gallen, Cathy Grooms, Marisa Grooms, Wilson and Janet Grooms, John Jarrold, the Johnson City Boys (Mike Leslie, Kenneth Loveless, James D. Lund, Paul R. Robinson), Karl Lundgren, William McDougal, the Montana Gang (Eldon Carter, Ray Grenfell, Ken Miller, Rod Moore, Dick Schimdt, Ray Sessions, Ed Widley, Mike Wildey, and Sherman Williams), Charlie Moore, Lousia Cheves Popham Raoul, Ted and Sydney Rigney, Robert A. T. Scott, Bryan and Sharon Webb, and Heather Wood.
They came to my aid when God walked across the water and true Eye of the World passed over my house.
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The man who called himself Bors, at least in this place, sneered at the low murmuring that rolled around the vaulted chamber like the soft gabble of geese.
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The eagerly awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed national bestseller The Eye of the World. The monumental task of retrieving the lost Horn of Valere--the legendary horn that will raise the dead heroes of the Ages--rests on the shoulders of Rand al'Thor. Here he begins the long journey of discovery.
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The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. For centuries, gleemen have told of The Great Hunt of the Horn. Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages. And it is stolen.… (more)

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