The Eye of the World

The Eye of the World

Book - 1990
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Set in a fantasy world, this is an epic tale of the struggle between good and evil.
Publisher: New York : T. Doherty Associates, 1990
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780812511819
0812511816
9780312850098
0312850093
Call Number: SF JORDAN R
Characteristics: xiv, 670 p., [3] p. of plates : maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Wheel of time

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SFPL_LisaF Jun 23, 2017

First of 15 in the Wheel of Time series. 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, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang... Read More »


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cojosei
Dec 20, 2017

I dont think i can finish this novel. The world the author created is quite intresting and i was really looking forward to this series but the more i read the more certain i am that i cant handle a thousand pages, or however long this book is, let alone other books about the main character.

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Rinehart_0
Jul 12, 2017

A fantastic first book the one of the greatest series I have ever read. It is a book that will stick with you for years after you finish reading it.

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blueroo276
Apr 30, 2017

Slooooow! I'm guessing that most of this book was setting up for the story the author really wanted to write later in the series.

DBRL_KrisA Jan 22, 2017

As promised, this is a review of the first book in Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series. (I read the prequel, New Spring first, although it was written later.)
Moiraine Sedai and Lan Mandragoran have spent much time searching throughout the land for the child who will become the "Dragon". In the backwater Two Rivers area, they realize they have found him when the village is attacked by evil creatures. The creatures target three teen boys specifically - Rand, Mat, and Perrin; Moiraine and Lan take the boys away, hoping to take them to safety at Tar Valon. The Eye of the World follows the group's journey, as the boys realize each of them will play an important part in saving the land from The Evil One.
I mentioned in my review for New Spring that that book assumed a knowledge of certain terms used throughout the series; luckily, many of those terms are explained in greater detail in this volume. There are also a series of maps of different areas of the land in which the story takes place, and the ever-helpful glossary at the back of the book.
I really enjoyed this volume (even more than I liked the prequel), so I think I will continue reading the series for a while longer.

ChristchurchLib Jan 17, 2017

When the Trollocs -- half-human, half-beast -- attack the Two Rivers district in the county of Andor, a handful of survivors escape into the wilderness -- including shepherd boy Rand Al'Thor, craftsman Perrin Aybara, and their friend Matrim "Mat" Cauthon. Despite their humble origins, these young men are destined to battle an ancient and powerful evil. Rich in its allusions to world mythology and religion, this opening installment of The Wheel of Time series also boasts a sprawling cast of characters, in-depth world-building, and a highly intricate plot.

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seeker472
Dec 02, 2016

Enjoyed this one. Will continue the series.

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sat7
Sep 25, 2016

Obscure and disjointed at times. I enjoyed the work however ... .

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 20, 2016

The Eye of the World (Robert Jordan) is the first book of the Wheel of Time series. It explores the adventures of Rand al’Thor, Mat Cauthon, and Perrin Aybara, three farm boys who never thought they’d leave their small hometown, but discover their own power after finding that the stories they dismissed as myths are all true, and the fate of the world rests on their shoulders.
Though this may sound like a cliche, I can guarantee it is anything but. The Eye of the World is one of the most complex books in one of the most complex series I’ve ever read, with deep, varied characters and creatures, complicated settings with traits unique to each one, and an intriguing, meticulously detailed storyline that will keep you thinking about it all the time. The intricacy is equivalent to (or possibly even surpassing) that of the Inheritance Cycle, and there’s always more to explore.
I would recommend this novel to anyone who’s craving an adventurous, phantasmagorical novel where they are guaranteed to never be bored. Happy Reading!
- @freckleface675 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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MicaelaMuldoon
Jan 08, 2016

A great read because:

1) Nearly 700 thin, single-spaced pages, and I almost never got bored reading this
2) Chock full of references to mythologies of various cultures
3) Elemental magic
4) This is pretty much the definition of an adventure story
5) Extraordinary world-building

Star taken away for confusing ending.

RTCDouglas Jan 05, 2016

The best fantasy world this side of Middle Earth

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Mar 02, 2010

Swept from his home in the Two Rivers, Rand al'Thor finds himself drawn into an age-old conflict that has occured thousands of time in the past - a continuous cycle of battle between the Dark One and the people of the world. Rand will soon discover that the mysterious woman and her protector are more than they seem - and that he is more than he seems.

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