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A friend from an earlier age. I suggest this series to anyone who enjoys fantasy, can make the time commitment to get through 12, pages, and deal with some slow books in the middle. If you like great prose, this will work for you. Character development?
Jordan's your pusher. Compelling story? This is your hook up. However, be prepared to be frustrated with effusive excess and repetition.
Mark Twain encouraged James Fenimore Cooper to "eschew surplusage. And so should I, actually. Everyth I suggest this series to anyone who enjoys fantasy, can make the time commitment to get through 12, pages, and deal with some slow books in the middle. Everything I have to say about the series can be found in my reviews for the individual books: Mar 19, Peter Gould rated it it was ok.
I definitely enjoyed the first 3 books in this series. The advice my older brother gave me when picking it up was: Though this advice was being given around midway of the books being written.
I feel that I should have heeded his advice. After the first 3 books the author held me in for a while yet the story continued to expand, and more and more characters were introduced. I never felt much I definitely enjoyed the first 3 books in this series. I never felt much attachment to the newer characters and some of the old characters who still got focused on began to become tired.
What I wanted was a resolution, the plot to move forward and the secrets to be revealed. However the further I went the slower that resolution seemed to become. Instead the focus seemed to go toward repetitive mannerisms, introducing new characters and expanding the scope of the story.
Bitter and bored I gave it up around book 7 more or less. After Book 0,1,2,3,4,5 i can tell the Wheel of time is a very good story, but it has some major issues. And thats why i wont continue reading the series. First of all its too long, its obvious the author wanted to write more quantity and less quality.
In a lot of chapters nothing happens. Secondly i hate most of the female characters. Their arrogant feminist attitude has really bothered me throughout the books. I'd say this series would be as good if not better than Lord of the Rings if instead of After Book 0,1,2,3,4,5 i can tell the Wheel of time is a very good story, but it has some major issues. I'd say this series would be as good if not better than Lord of the Rings if instead of pages it would be and there would be a lot less gender hate.
Apr 26, Pratyush rated it it was amazing. I would have given 9 out 10, rounding off on the upper side. Finished the series yesterday. I would have liked to review this independently, but I read the reviews before I started the series.
So, perhaps, since I was looking for stuff, I didn't find it. First of all, don't start this series unless you have a couple of months time. Or you can binge read it in about twenty days. You won't be able to put it down. Second, this is a book about a world. There are stories, there are plots, there is wri I would have given 9 out 10, rounding off on the upper side. There are stories, there are plots, there is writing, but mostly, it was the world which was the driving force. Writing is okay, sometimes good, sometimes great, but the world is brilliant.
Yes, too much braid tugging and hands folded beneath the breasts, but the way RJ poured out details without doing an info dump was simply mind blowing. He wasn't master of words or sentences say, like Rothfuss , but he really wanted to tell this story in its full glory. Third, the complaints from feminists - they are just plain wrong.
The series is so detailed that everyone will find different people as the best protagonist. For me, the main hero of this series is Egwene and her growth as a character from the first book to the last.
In the beginning, the characters are teenagers, perhaps caricatures, but after the third book, they really seem to start showing their development. This is perhaps, the only world where women were inherently more powerful than men except a few and although the Aes Sedai are shown as arrogant and unreasonable, it can be attributed to either story or better, RJ's general contempt of nobles and rulers. According to him, all people in position of power are ass-holes and that is why, the simpletons are his heroes.
Fourth, the slump in the middle. Yes, book ten shouldn't have been that long.
Better, book nine and ten could be clubbed into one book without any loss of story. That is, if you focus on Rand, Perrin or Mat. I think, these books are dedicated to Egwene. I loved the Egwene portions and the political drama.
Fifth, after pages, there should have been some more of Padan Fain. He dies too meekly in the end. The last four books are gorgeous and the last book gave me goose-bumps and tears. Well, after such a long series, I don't think, I could have been satisfied with the last couple of chapters and I wasn't. I wanted those last chapters to end with a flourish, it didn't.
Overall, loved the world To myself, I am still speaking, "Light! Apparently, the second and third readings are even better than the first. Feb 05, Tanya rated it it was amazing. For me, this will forever be one gigantic book. Two years and four months! What can I say? It is a great book and if the prequel and the 1st book had been the end I would have been happy.
The middle as everyone I know who has read or tried to read has said is the never ending slog. And yet, Robert Joran, for all his purple prose and split skirts, creates an amazing world. He is able to give voice to the prejudices and bigotry, xenophobia and nationalism that an entire world would bring. But, at its heart, it is also a story about some young people from a quiet, out of the way place and their trials and tribulations.
Both epic in scope and amazingly intimate at the same time. Some of the main characters could have shown a bit more growth but this is certainly a fantasy masterpiece. Still, it was worth reading. Also, Lan. I totally have a crush on Lan. Jun 11, Bhavik Semi Hiatus is currently reading it Shelves: I think I might just read this mammoth of a book next year! Jan 01, Liesbeth Kampen added it Shelves: Feb 21, Lundos rated it it was amazing Shelves: Men tended to have most all of the leading roles and most of the power, the general level of epic fantasy was more or less a fight of good vs.
Then came Robert Jordan RJ. While the overall plot is heavily inspired by Tolkien and is a fight of Good vs. Evil, RJ went his own way regarding world building, magic system, characters and especially the way society is controlled.
WoT is an epic tale of love, life, friendship and duty. It's full of adventure, suspense, surprises and invention. The plot is timeless both in the sense of the good vs.
The world is rich and diverse with different cultures and manners from each country from the extremes of Aiel tribes of the Waste to the Seanchan caste system. Each are individually described in detail as the main characters visit each cultural area. The cast is huge entering into the hundreds over the 14 books. While the main three characters are arguably Rand, Mat and Perrin there is no denying that Egwene, Nynaeve and Moirane are almost as important in the overall plot and then we have Min, Aviendha, Elayne, the Daughter of the Nine Moos, etc who are also very important.
One of the main concepts are the way that men and women interact and behave, how love can affect you to make stupid decisions but also "force" you to do more than you thought possible , how men and women are equal and how - despite differences and behavior - men and women have to work together.
This is set up in the first book when it's mentioned that in the Age of Legend the most powerful magical creations were done by women and men working together, and it's important during the entire series even until the end.
The magic system itself is extremely innovative. Only women can use the One Power without fear of madness in this Age. The background for this and how it affects the world is one of the better parts of books and it is an important plotline from the beginning of the Eye of the World. Both in which women uses their magic power and how they use the fear of that power in a way to control men and countries and society. Overall, while it's quite long, it's the best classic tale of good vs.
There are, quite right, also some critique of the series. One of the better ones are this review contains spoilers for the first 10 books: Jun 29, Kevin rated it really liked it.
Well, pages takes some time. It's hard to encapsulate a review of 14 books in one post. But, I didn't want to do individual books because after five and until Brandon took over become quite a bit of a blur.
Some random thoughts: The first several books are outstanding. After five, it starts to slow down but is still fine. Eight through eleven become a slog, though. If I hadn't known that Brandon was taking over, I probably wouldn't have survived that. I felt like the final three were un Well, pages takes some time.
I felt like the final three were uneven, but at least things were happening. At the close of Knife of Dreams so many "side quests" had finally been completed that maybe the avalanche of events would have finally started anyway.
But, in any case, as everything begins to happen in The Gathering Storm, it's just such a relief. The unevenness came in some of the characterizations. I do think it was reclaimed in A Memory of Light, though. Of course, during the middle book slog, they at times would become boring too. I think the saving grace of the series as a whole is that the three of them were never all boring at once. The conclusion was excellent.
Many threads were brought together in an emotionally satisfying way. Few questions were left unanswered, and those that were just contributed to the depth of the world. I do think that the busyness which was required to answer the questions showed that there was a lot of room to edit without substantially changing the story, e.
Padan Fain. Of course, such things are not done these days, but it would have been nice. May 14, Josh Chappell rated it it was amazing.
This will not be a waste of time, although it will take considerable time to get through it. I will be recommending this series to anyone who likes fantasy, epic journeys, huge battles and small fights, magic and swordplay, witty banter among characters that have been developed over millions of words, the nature of and battle of sexes and how little we understand the opposite. I could go on for days, this book constantly addresses good vs evil, right vs wrong in a more realistic practical way wh This will not be a waste of time, although it will take considerable time to get through it.
I could go on for days, this book constantly addresses good vs evil, right vs wrong in a more realistic practical way while still having magic than I have seen. If you are wary to start this because it isn't finished by the original author then i would say give it a chance anyway and you will see that that was a false assumption. The books written by B. Sanderson were my favorite and a frickin avalanche of events and action that just crashed over one another.
I absolutely loved this and couldn't have asked for a better resolution and ending than what was given. Many many thanks to Harriet Jordan for allowing Mr. Sanderson to carry the torch with out that the world would have missed out on the greatest fantasy epic ending ever written. Mar 10, Olga Werby rated it really liked it. This a big commitment I want to start this review by being very explicit -- don't start unless you have the time to finish in one go over many months.
There is so much detail and so many characters all sounding similar that it would be difficult to get through without an online guide I posted the images of the books, spines out -- I want you to fully understand the commitment you are making. It took me about a year to finish all 14 books. I haven't decided i This a big commitment I haven't decided if I want to spend additional time reading the prequels; certainly not any time soon.
Below are my short notes on each book not summaries of the plot and the number of pages per book: I liked the characters. It was a bit long-winded, but enjoyable.
I was still enjoying the story. The parallels were numerous and kept coming. I feel like "The Wheel of Time" is the true original.
It is both deeper and wider than either of these other fantasy series. For if I didn't, I wouldn't be able to keep up with all of the names and places. There is a LOT to remember! I wish there was a way to click on the name in the book and get a quick recap of who this was I don't know how people read these books when they had to wait for the next installment for several years.
Thank goodness I didn't start these until they were all done. Book 4 is where I almost stopped reading these series several times. Enough is enough!!!! Everything seems motivated by deep time events. You get a sense of how customs and people changed based on historical events.
This is far better than "The Game of Thrones. Unfortunately, I don't. Is Mr. Jordan getting tired? As much as I love the millions of details, I'm getting exhausted I figured as a writer, I should read "The Wheel of Time" as a great example of world development.
I have a lot to learn Yet, GoT HBO series was in some ways an improvement over the book -- the stories were tightened up; many characters were combined; unnecessary details removed altogether. Jordan is careful to give equal time to all his main characters and to develop their storylines fully.
But I feel like the main story is getting sidelined Still reading He picked up writing the series towards the end. Brandon has an amazing imagination and I love his writing style. I think "The Wheel of Time" books are the better for having him as a co-author. Still, this story is getting long in the tooth. I love long books And things are getting muddled. The story is getting lost in the details Who are these people?!! I couldn't wait for this one to end.
Some interesting bits, but overall a disappointment. Peril Loop Fatigue. Overall review: But too long, too meandering, too lost. These series should have been shorter, tighter, more intense.
The "side" stories were entertaining and might have been a nice addition as stand-alone novellas, but they should not have been included in the first read-through. People will probably hate me for writing this, but I'm also one of those who believe GoT would have benefited from some judicious editing. And did I mention Peril Loop Fatigue? How many readers gave because they just got too tired of the main characters continuously battered by bad guys and fate? At some point, such twists of fate stop being engaging and become burdensome.
Still, for the sheer scope of vision, I rate the whole series as 4 stars. Some books are better than others Jan 25, Donna rated it it was ok.
By the time I got to the end of this book I wanted to dig up the author and bury him again. It was a great story and the last three books were more readable but there was so much dross and filler that this 14 book series could have been well told in a trilogy.
Seriously, each book had to fill in what had happened in the previous books and I spent most of the reading with my eyes glazed over.
I have never seen this so poorly done. I also began to dislike, strongly dislike the characters in the bo By the time I got to the end of this book I wanted to dig up the author and bury him again.
I also began to dislike, strongly dislike the characters in the books. You know how sometimes you just want to slap a teenager upside the head and tell them "It is time to grow up! I felt this far too often. There was not a single character in the book that I actually liked by the end. Still, it was a great story. Especially if you love authoritarian societies and behavior another reason I really did not have fun reading this tale.
Jan 02, David Ellett rated it it was amazing. It has its flaws, but for any smart reader, skimming is but a natural art to possess. There has not been any book to come close to this series, and yes I've Tolkien and others, unique and interesting worlds, but the plot and character interaction Does.
I have a problem of even getting and starting other series because they cant capture me after books like Jordan did. I am completely disheartened that I will find another series that can capture this series level of epic wonder.
So maybe you guys shouldn't read this, I wouldn't want you create a hole that cannot be filled so to speak.
Aug 07, Kurage rated it liked it. Two years ago I started listening to the first audio book to have something to occupy my mind when feeding and cleaning up my newborn.
Since then he has become a toddler and I now have a second baby, we have moved twice, and I've learned a lot on the way: It's perfectly ok to grow as a writer within a series, your audience will follow you Nov 29, Sena Brickwedel rated it really liked it. Felt like a rite of passage finishing the series.
There were a few books in the middle that were a bit swampy, but in the end, I have never understood a cast of characters, their motivations and intentions, cultural and biographical persuasions in a story better. It made it almost impossible to finish the series because I didn't want it to end.
Aug 25, Clayton Coetzee rated it really liked it. As a series, it is a fabulous fantasy epic that takes you down many an interesting path that often has you at the end your "seat". It takes a commitment to finish the series and one you do you really feel like you have achieved something. The books can be a bit slow but the reading is great. Dec 16, Jamie rated it it was amazing.
Love this series. However, books are outstanding. The final set by Sanderson were brilliant. The finale was epic and worth the lows of book Love it. Nov 27, Victor rated it it was amazing Shelves: Love this series! Having read the first 6 books about 3 times and the rest 2 times I can say that I will revisit this series in a few years time.
May 31, Jonathan rated it it was ok. As the age ends, the enemy once again prepares his invasion on the world seeking his freedom. His servants: At the same time, his eternal enemy: Can the Dragon unite the kingdoms in time to resist the Dark one, or will the Dark one finally escape his prison?
This is a very long series which has its highlights, but for the most part I merely liked it without thinking it to be parti As the age ends, the enemy once again prepares his invasion on the world seeking his freedom. This is a very long series which has its highlights, but for the most part I merely liked it without thinking it to be particularly good.
The setting is impressive, and the scope of the series is vast. However, most of the pages are a needless waste of ink. I enjoy the plot-lines of about three characters, but the rest vary from boring to incredibly annoying.
I would only recommend this series to a teenager during summer vacation who was in need of a way to kill time.
Aug 09, Mason rated it it was amazing. This is the most expansive, and well-built world I have ever been immersed into. Until the Stormlight series at least It is a reader's dream come true, HUGE world, with details spent in many different lands, with reveals interspersed throughout the novels, keeping the reader interested and wanting to read more. Brandon Sanderson does a phenomenal job of keeping true to the writing style of Robert Jordan, and adds some of his own pace and flair to the books as well.
Any true fan of fantasy nove This is the most expansive, and well-built world I have ever been immersed into. Any true fan of fantasy novels has GOT to read these. The system of "magic" is creative and though not as gritty or dark as some of the other series I have read, it is all of the things I need in a book One hell of an escape from the world.
Jul 10, Tyler Hobbs rated it really liked it. I loved this series. Books were fantastic, if a bit repetitive. Books were strong showings. But were exceedingly boring at times. Jordan brings it back with book 11 but unfortunately passed away as we all know. Sanderson does an admirable job finishing the series. He had a few hiccups with book 12 mainly his caricatured portrayal of Matrim but I thought the final three books were incredible.
They absolutely made me forget and forgive when I almost gave up reading the series duri I loved this series. They absolutely made me forget and forgive when I almost gave up reading the series during Faile's imprisonment Nov 02, Robert rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first books I read for fun after picture books were: I just didn't and still don't find many of the classics interesting.
It wasn't until I read the Wheel of Time in the last years of college that I realized how much I love reading. The series has its ups and downs and is a big commitment to read, but I can't give anything less than five stars for the series that l The first books I read for fun after picture books were: The series has its ups and downs and is a big commitment to read, but I can't give anything less than five stars for the series that literally changed my life.
Feb 08, Himanish Prabhakar rated it really liked it Shelves: When I was reading this book series everything was full of ups and down.
When I started to read the book, it lead me to other and then to other. For the whole series I'll rate the complete book series as 4 stars. There are many thoughts about the whole series.
It really is a good book fantasy fiction series. The characters are definitely good and really well developed in the series and the plot is good. I found the book interesting and would definitely recommend this book to all fantasy lovers. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers Also Enjoyed. About Robert Jordan. Robert Jordan. Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina.
He served two tours in Vietnam from to Librarian Note: He served two tours in Vietnam from to with the United States Army as a helicopter gunner. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. After returning from Vietnam he attended The Citadel where he received an undergraduate degree in physics. After graduating he was employed by the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer.
He began writing in He was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. He described himself as a "High Church" Episcopalian and received communion more than once a week. He lived with his wife Harriet McDougal, who works as a book editor currently with Tor Books; she was also Jordan's editor in a house built in Responding to queries on the similarity of some of the concepts in his Wheel of Time books with Freemasonry concepts, Jordan admitted that he was a Freemason.
However, "like his father and grandfather," he preferred not to advertise, possibly because of the negative propaganda against Freemasonry. In his own words, "no man in this country should feel in danger because of his beliefs.
He later posted on his Dragonmount blog to encourage his fans not to worry about him and that he intended to have a long and fully creative life. Jordan was enrolled in a study using the drug Revlimid just approved for multiple myeloma but not yet tested on primary amyloidosis.
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