Book Review |The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

I like the US cover more than the UK, don’t judge me

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. But one truth remains, and what mortal men forget, the Aes Sedai do not …What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the shadow.

blurb is from Goodreads, it doesn’t really tell you much from it unfortunately. You just have to read it.

Published: January 1990

Published Edition: September 2014

Publishers: Orbit

Pages: 804

Genre: Fantasy, Fiction

Goodreads Star Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Review

I have heard about this book for over a year now, I knew that if I started this I would be committed to read the entire series. I first heard about this book from a Booktuber named Daniel Greene, I believe it was when he recieved the Juniper dust jacket covers for the entire hardback series and that was the first time I heard about it. I will admit it is probably the most ambitious series to read as there are 15 books (always include the prequel) and possibly near 10,000 words maybe even more, I am not committed to check.

This books focuses on three young men, after an invasion in their hometown, they are told that one of them is a key source to stop the dark one. They don’t know which one but it’s hinted at the end. I don’t want to dive deeper into the plot because I feel like it is better for you to see for yourself.

This was like a journey book for me and it felt very hard to get myself into it. I felt like Donkey in Shrek 2, just saying are we there yet? are we there yet?

It was quite difficult to get focused into the book which is where I resulted to picking up the audiobook, I didn’t have an issue with the audiobook but it seemed that the comments weren’t too happy about it somehow. The audiobook helped me get through the book a lot quicker and it certainly helped me focus on the story. I have heard that the first part of the book was a paying omage to Tolkein but having not read the book I can’t compare (I will try and pick up the series, just not at the moment)

I quite liked the story and I do like characters, I know they will be more fleshed out as I continue the series and I really enjoyed the magic system or what’s yet to come. I don’t want to predict what is set of happen because I feel that it would lead to people telling me if my theory is right or wrong but I also want to get a better understanding continuing the series.

I really like the premise and I am looking forward to The Great Hunt, when I feel ready to pick it up. It’s one of the most ambitious challenges that I have got myself into but I know that this series is not going to disappear because it is one of the most known fantasy series after Tolkein.

Happy Reading xx

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