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Wheel of Time #01: The Eye of the World

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ISBN13: 9780312850098
ISBN10: 0312850093
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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.

"Jordan is able to take ... familiar elements and make them his own, in a powerful novel of wide and complex scope. Open religious and political conflicts add a gritty realism, while the cities and courts provide plenty of drama and splendor. Women have a stronger role than in Tolkien.... Each character in this large cast remains distinct.... Their adventures are varied, and exciting.... The Eye of the World stands alone as a fantasy epic."--Locus

"Robert Jordan has created a fantasy world as tangible and credible as history. He has a fine eye for detail and a vivid sense of drama."--Morgan Llewelyn

"Robert Jordan's The Eye of the World proves that there's still plenty of life in the ancient tradition of epic fantasy. Jordan has a powerful vision of good and evil-- but what strikes me as most pleasurable about The Eye of the World is all the fascinating people moving through a rich and interesting world."--Orson Scott Card

"Jordan's world is rich in detail and his plot is rich in incident. Impressive work, and highly recommended."--ALA Booklist

Synopsis:

The Wheel of Times 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, and 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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are 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. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting.

Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time®, one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad.

Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.

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SQ, September 9, 2011 (view all comments by SQ)
I have been buying books from the Wheel of Time series for my son for years...not until recently did I pick up one to read. Jordan is a great storyteller and builds interesting characters...All the unusual names and places take a concentrated effort to remember which distracts some from the pleasure of reading, but overall they are interesting.
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thomasredr, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by thomasredr)
I love the Wheel of time series and the first book caught my attention and never let go. i have read all the books and simply love them all, i recommend this series and the others to everyone.
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mcknight689, January 10, 2007 (view all comments by mcknight689)
This is more than a five-star book, wish I could put more stars on. I haveto admit, the book was a little boring, up until the trollocs attacked Rand at his house, then it took off. My friends started reading it a little after i did, and this book i a great book by al accounts; the darkness and mystery of Shadar Logoth and beyond is enthralling. I reccomend this to any that liked the Lord Of The RIngs, Harry Potter, or Fogotten Realms books even barely.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312850098
Subtitle:
Book One of 'The Wheel of Time'
Author:
Jordan, Robert
Author:
Kramer, Michael
Author:
Reading, Kate
Publisher:
Tor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Rand al'Thor (Fictitious character)
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Wheel of Time (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
No. 1 of 14
Publication Date:
20120508
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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The Wheel of Times 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, and 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.

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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.

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