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, 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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The Eye of the World hooked me from the beginning. It was everything I was looking for in a fantasy novel: interesting characters, adventure, mystery, unfulfilled prophecy, and exciting lands and cultures...The Eye of the World is not just introduction to yet another fantasy series; it is an exciting and enlightening read.Read Full Review of The Eye of the World
It is not a deconstruction of fantasy or a post-modern commentary on fantasy, it’s just fantasy, straight up, no chaser. With all the portent, intrigue, battles, prophecies, magic, fantastic creatures, heroes, villains...And that is why it is awesome....You should try it. It’s really good.Read Full Review of The Eye of the World
The Eye of the World is not the best Wheel of Time book in my opinion, but it is the beginning of an epic journey. A journey that, despite all the critism of Jordan’s later books, is still one of the biggest achievements in modern fantasy.Read Full Review of The Eye of the World
This series is regarded as the finest fantasy series ever by many of Jordan’s loyal fans and many years of a reader’s life can be lost within its pages...The Eye of the World is a multifaceted and exhilarating adventure from an accomplished writer; a fantasy book that grips slowly and refuses to let go.Read Full Review of The Eye of the World
The Eye of the World is honored for its sentimental value and because of the massive investment Wheel of Time fans put into reading this huge series, not because this book is truly great. It isn't. It's not terrible. But Robert Jordan was not a great writer and...the thought of reading fourteen more fills me with existential horror.Read Full Review of The Eye of the World
The Wheel of time does have a bit of a slow start but it really is worth persevering with as after the first quarter of the book, the pace does pick up...On a final note, the book really builds at the end and really makes you want to pick up the second book straight away (The Great Hunt) which to me means a success.Read Full Review of The Eye of the World
Ultimately, what frustrated me about Eye was not that it was lousy by any stretch of the imagination. It was just that so much work had gone into producing a story so routine, so mundane, so...mediocre.Read Full Review of The Eye of the World
The Eye of the World fits squarely into the category of old-school epic fantasy. The good guys are good, the bad guys are bad, the world is huge...I strongly recommend this book and this series.Read Full Review of The Eye of the World
It is a great story, and immediately absorbing, but it is not the world’s best written book. All of that said, of course, I could so easily see what pulled me and so many others into this story. I doubt this is the last time I’ll read this book.Read Full Review of The Eye of the World
The Eye of the World is not the best Wheel of Time book in my opinion, but it is the beginning of an epic journey. A journey that, despite all the criticism of Jordan’s later books, is still one of the biggest achievements in modern fantasy.Read Full Review of The Eye of the World
Rereading The Eye of the World after thirteen years is a fascinating experience. Both the good and the bad elements stand out a lot more than when I read it as an engrossed teenager...The Eye of the World (***½) remains a decent opening to a fascinating, if eventually rather troubled, saga.Read Full Review of The Eye of the World
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3 to 3.5 stars for this one. Not bad, not great, just decent. Don't see what all the love is for really. The first two hundred pages or so seemed fantastic, but then the quality dropped off if you ...Full Review