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The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) (Wheel of Time, 1)

(Part of the Wheel of Time (#1) Series and Točak vremena (#1) Series)

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The Wheel of Time is now an original series on Prime Video, starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine! The Eye of the World, the first novel in Robert Jordan's #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

6 ratings

Prefect

Read all of the WoT a handful of times. Will always hold number 1 for the "Top 10 favorites". If daunting...push through it.

the beginning of a truly epic fantasy series

Eye of the World introduces the characters and world of the epic Wheel of Time series. The character development is excellent and some characters I didn't like at all early on become my favorites as the series progresses. While Eye of the World is the first of a 14 book, 11,000 page saga it is also an excellent story on a stand alone basis, if you are perhaps reluctant to commit to such a big reading project (although I can't imagine not wanting to continue after finishing this debut).

GREAT book, Right Book, Wrong SIZE

The book is great, and it starts off the Wheel of Time, which is a must read for any fantasy fan. But ... if you are a completionist, like I am, and want to have your series sitting in the library looking a certain way, make sure you know WHICH EDITION you are getting. I just bought this book, but it ended up being the wrong one, because it didn’t match up with the other TOR published books I had. Right picture on the cover, and “mass paperback” ... it just happens to be the oversize one. I’m just really disappointed in that ...

Eye of the World is an amazing start to a wonderful journey. The characters development and journey

Character development and journey is what makes the series so amazing. Rereading for the first time. It's still an adventure.

Wonderfully flowing series

The Eye of the World was one of the most fun books I've ever read. It's a strait-out fantasy epic based in a fully realized fantasy world. (If you read the rest of the WoT series anyway...) Nations are involved in power struggles and have their own heritage and culture. Some of these are archetypal and some are created purely from Jordan's fantastic imagination. In essence, it is still a story of a king risen from a farm boy, heroes, honor and love. However, Jordan does a wonderful job weaving a plot that intrigues from its start and gets delightfully complicated as it progresses. (Sometimes having 5 or more main plots going on at the same time.) The characters are easy to relate to. (Or so it seemed) There are several main ones, and each has a loveable and unique personality. When I picked this book up at age 15 I believed that any fantasy that wasn't Tolkien was a sacrilege or a copy off. This book was perhaps the best bet to convince me otherwise. Jordan's views on magic and the races (i.e. elves, dwarves, etc.) are refreshing, although they too have been copied several times. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves epics, classic sword and sorcery archetypes, or a refreshing fantasy.

The Eye of the World Book Review

All of his life Rand al'Thor had been a farmer and a sheepherder, always believing that the stories of the Dark One and his minions were merely stories meant to frighten children to sleep. Then she arrived. An Aes Sedai. A sorceress. And after her came the Trollocs, horrific monsters bent on destruction and death... The Eye of the World, a fantasy novel that begins a series entitled The Wheel of Time, is thus begun. Rand, and two of his friends, Mat and Perrin, are taken from their quiet village by Moraine, an Aes Sedai, in order that their families might not be killed by subsequent Trolloc raids. Together they travel across a fantasy world created by Robert Jordan. The three young men soon find that real adventures are nothing like those of glory told in the gleemen's tales. With tremendously deep and intriguing characters, who all live in a world so realistic you feel as though you've been there yourself, The Eye of the World is an excellently written novel, with humor, action, adventure, fantasy, comedy, and even love. Though the length may scare away some perspective readers (782 pages), it goes by all too quickly, and I recommend it to anyone, especially those who enjoy fantasy, and I have added it to my list of personal favorites.

The Eye of the World Mentions in Our Blog

The Eye of the World in 13 Fantasy Recs Based on Magic Style
13 Fantasy Recs Based on Magic Style
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • June 21, 2022
Do you like knowing the “rules” when it comes to your magic? Fantasy novels can be broken down into different types. Hard magic, soft magic, and hybrids. Here we discuss these different types of worlds and give recommended reads for each.
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