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The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan

The Eye of the World

Author Robert Jordan

  • Published: 2000-09-15
  • Category: Epic
4.5 Stars
4.5
From 80 Customers Review
Price: $9.99

Description

The Wheel of Times 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, and 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.

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Top Customer Reviews

  • Great fantasy read!

    5
    From Jaredmn
    It's hard for me to find time to read for pleasure, but I kept reading this book every chance I got. At first, the story seems very reminiscent of Tolkien's fellowship, with an unlikely hero being dragged into a journey when he'd rather stay at home, with a wizard-like companion to guide him on his way and the fate of the world at stake. But the story distinguishes with a unique world and intrigue, holding back information and keeping the reader turning pages just to learn how the protagonist will fit into it all. Getting to know the characters is a lot of fun, too. I started book 2 the moment I finished this one, and another dozen or so in the series will keep me busy for a while to come. I also highly recommend the audiobook. The narrator does a great job bringing the story to life.
  • Written for people under 15

    2
    From Richierich303030
    This first book is somewhat readable. I am now on book 6 and wished I had never started reading the series. It IS an engaging story, and I will finish the series because I would like to know how the story ends. With that said, there are large chunks of the books I simply skip or skim through because Jordan's writing is so full of useless information and long winded overly repeated notions. The adult characters act like 10 year olds when it comes to relationships and sexuality. It gets very tedious. If you are a veteran fantasy reader steer clear, or possibly buy the books for your young teens to read.
  • Surprisingly original

    4
    From Wilson St. James
    I found this book and series by doing a web search for epics like Lord of the Rings. I am so glad I found it. Admittedly the first time I saw "Trolloc" I suspected an unoriginal, rip-off of Tolkien. I was thrilled to discover the opposite. If you are a fan of Tolkien but want more (and there is no more), I recommend you pick up this book and start enjoying. It's immersive and heavily engaging, and as I say in my subject heading, original. There are thousands of pages left for me to read and I can't wait to turn the next one.
  • Read the series but....

    4
    From StothL
    This is one of the most complex and entertaining series ever written. You become very attached to the characters and feel their pain and joy. However, I was so very disappointed by the ending. Without giving too much away I will explain. The final battle is long and becomes repetitive and really got boring. I realize that's the point, it's supposed to be long but not at the cost of boring the reader so much they skip ahead. At the end it's wrapped up so quickly and gives you little satisfaction over the characters you became so fond of. Read the series but know that the ending could have been so much better....I wonder if Jordan would have done it right.
  • Wow!

    5
    From kestabro
    I have been reading this series since 1990 and have re-read it many times. It is a compelling series with great characters and a fantastic storyline. Once you get into the book you will not regret it.
  • The start of an Epic

    5
    From ando0607
    Awesome novel to start a journey into an epic series. I've reread the story a hundred times and I still get blown away by the events each time. I highly recommend this series to anyone who would like a good fantasy story which rivals if not exceeds the lord of the rings trilogy ( even without having a movie of its own).
  • One of the best!!

    5
    From kaveral
    Worth your while to read. I think game of thrones is a watered down version of this story.
  • Epic

    5
    From Tredrunk
    One of the best fantasy books i ever read