Review: The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time #1) by Robert Jordan

The Eye of the World

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.


Even though I am reviewing this, I am ashamed to say that I did not finish it (hangs head in shame). Being the first novel in the series (a series of thirteen books to date, by the way), there’s much told about the characters and the conflict and their thoughts, and feelings and … which is tedious (the reason why I stopped reading after the first hundred pages).

Jordan’s world reminds me very much of Tolkien’s Middle Earth complete with Orc attacks and wizards that appear at the correct moment to save the innocent (or one innocent because they are the chosen one). The characters also seem very much like those of Middle Earth.

Having said this and not to take anything away from Jordan’s epic tale, it is mind-boggling in it’s creativity and detail. I think this will be an incredible series to lose oneself in. I will be reading the complete series, just not straight away.


4 thoughts on “Review: The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time #1) by Robert Jordan

      1. Wow! 13… That’s a lot. Will give it a try though. I want some YA book lists from you… A very advanced 12 yr old is looking for lots of new books. Likes the Neil Gaiman type.

      2. Can you believe it?! At least there’s no need to wait for the next in the series to be written/published! I need to give it another try. Yes, am already putting together a list for your little one … will message you today 🙂 By the way, have you seen the trailer for ‘Austenland’? Looks promising. Also, whatcha reading?


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