Title: The eye of the world (The wheel of time #1)
Author: Robert Jordan.
Page count: 1086.
Release day: January 15th 1990.
Genre: Adult, fantasy.
Rating: 5 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
Life in Emond’s Field has been pretty boring for Rand Al’Thor and his friends until a strange young woman arrives in their village. Moraine is an Aes Sedai, a magician with the ability to wield the One Power, and she brings warnings of a terrible evil awakening in the world. That very night, the village is attacked by bloodthirsty Trollocs – a fearsome tribe of beast-men thought to be no more than myth. As Emond’s Field burns, Moraine and her warrior-guardian help Rand and his companions to escape. But it is only the beginning of their troubles. For Moraine believes Rand Al’Thor is the Dragon Reborn, and that he is fated to unite the world against the rising darkness and lead the fight against a being so powerful and evil it is known simply as the Dark One.
Average: 9.29 (which means 5 stars!)
I’ve been wanting to read this book for so long, it is always said that this is one of the most epic fantasy stories out there. So as a big fantasy lover, I almost felt like I had to read this one! Honestly I didn’t even really know what it was about. So a couple of months ago I finally picked up the audiobook, and this month I finally actually read the book. And I LOVED it!
The main reason why it took me so long to pick up this series is that it has 14 books and they are all huge. I was also a bit scared because of the fact that it is adult fantasy, so I was afraid the world would be very difficult to understand and would have hard writing.
Well.. I’ve learned that I was scared for nothing! The writing might even has been my most favourite thing about this book (most favourite, because I loved everything!). The writing was so easy to read, and I was flying through the book! The writing reminded me a bit of Sanderson’s writing.
There was also no reason whatsoever to be afraid of the world! (Although the maps were hard to see on my ereader, but that’s not the fault of the book). Jordan introduces every aspect of this book so smoothly! We first start in this small town, and we slowly start to expand from there. Same for the magic system and ‘magical creatures’, slowly more and more gets introduced. And I’m pretty sure we will get introduced to way more in the coming books! I loved the world and I can’t wait to learn even more in the next books!
Also, the characters! I honestly enjoyed all of them! They were all so interesting, distinct and I loved their interactions! I can’t wait to see more of them! There were quite some side characters that got introduced, and were out of the story again couple of chapters later, those I did not really care for honestly haha!
There was always something happening, and I just could not put the book down! As soon as I stopped reading I couldn’t wait until I could pick it up again!
If you’re hesitant about picking up this huge series, don’t be! It is 100% worth it in my opinion!