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From the Two Rivers by Robert Jordan

From the Two Rivers

by Robert Jordan

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Series: Wheel of Time (Book 1a)

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I read this a while back and listened to the audiobook but each time I sped through each that at the end I just wasn't too impressed. But I always came back to the large amount of fans that this series has and knew I had to be missing something. So finally picked it up again and took it slowly and finally came to appreciate the world that Jordan has started to unroll. Looking forward to the second half of book one next. ( )
  capiam1234 | Aug 27, 2015 |
The Eye of the World series is an old series for young adult, but it has had nothing but high acclaims. I have been strongly urged to read this series by one of my best friends and I'm glad she did.

One thing that always daunts me with books like these are the old tiny fonts. They hurt my eyes, especially when there's a lot. And there is A LOT. However, I didn't let that sway me. It took me a long time to finish this book because it just didn't hook me right away. The beginning wasn't up to the speed I like but it wasn't that slow either. It was at that iffy area. But, by the end of the book, I was attached to the characters and immediately wanted to know more.

Something I loved about this book is the style. It is so very similar to Tolkien's Lord of the Ring series. Being a big LotR fan, I couldn't help but love this book. The landscape, the descriptions, the characters, the writing style...all very Tolkien-esque.

The only downside of this book is the pace. I don't care for the pace. It's a little too long for my liking, but that's how it is with lots of description. All in all, I loved the book. Not a light read in the slightest but I'd recommend the series. (Albeit daunting with it's 15 books...) ( )
  SpazzyDragon13 | Jul 7, 2015 |
Kirja aloittaa moniosaisen Ajan pyörä sarjan, sitä ei voi jättää välistä! Nuori Rand Al'Thor ajautuu mukaan maailmalle pienestä maalaiskylästään, täysin tietämättä, että hän onkin hän, jota kutsutaan uudesti syntyneeksi "lohikäärmeeksi" ja että hänen kohtalonsa on kohdata Pimeän Valtias viimeisessä taistelussa. Ensimmäisessä kirjassa on enimmäkseen vain nuoren miehen kasvua aikuisuuteen, elämänkokemuksien karttumista ja matkustamista. ( )
  Vlynne | Jan 19, 2014 |
A good start to the series ( )
  Chris.Graham | Jul 30, 2013 |
A good start to the series ( )
  Chris.Graham | Jul 30, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Robert Jordanprimary authorall editionscalculated
Comport. Sally WernIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keegan, CharlesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mitchell, ElissaMapssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielson, Matthew C.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Russo, CarolCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Spångberg, YlvaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wizards of the West CoastIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This version of "The Eye of the World" is split into 2 parts, this is 1/2 (prologue - chapter 23). It should be combined only with similarly split versions, not with volume 2 ("To the Blight") or with the single-volume version ("The Eye of the World").
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0765341840, Paperback)

An American Library Association “Best Books for Young Adults”

A VOYA “Best Books for Young Adults”

For Rand al’Thor and his pals, life in the sleepy village of Emond’s Field has been pretty dull. Until the appearance on festival night of Moiraine, a mysterious woman who claims to be an Aes Sdeai—a magician who can wield the One Power. Soon after, the village is attacked by Trollocs—a savage tribe of half-men half-beasts. Rand’s father is nearly killed. But for Rand, the news gets worse. It was not the village the Trollocs were after, Moiraine tells him. It was you, Rand.

Rand and his friends are forced to flee. But his escape will bring him face to face with the Dark One...the most powerful force of evil in the universe.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:38 -0400)

Chosen by the American Library Association as one of the "Best Books for Young Adults, " Part One of this novel is now in this age-appropriate edition for younger readers. When his village is attacked by Trollocs, a savage tribe of half-man, half-bests, Rand al'Thor and his friends are lucky to be alive. For Rand there is no time to celebrate. It was not the village the Trollocs were after--it was Rand.… (more)

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