Synopses & Reviews
An American Library Association “Best Books for Young Adults”
A VOYA “Best Books for Young Adults”
“Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal.” —The New York Times
Pursued by Trollocs and Myrddraal, Rand and his friends find refuge in the deserted city of Shadar Logoth. But their wandering—and the many dangers they face—are far from over. For from the lips of a dying Aiel girl they learn that the Dark One means to blind the Eye of the World. Having barely escaped capture and death, Rand finds himself face to face with Aginor: a wielder of the One Power and an ally of the Dark One.
In the battle that follows, Rand will discover his true identity...and destiny.
“The most ambitious American fantasy saga [may] also be the finest. Rich in detail and his plot is rich in incident. Impressive work, and highly recommended.”—Booklist
“Recalls the work of Tolkien.”—Publishers Weekly
“This richly detailed fantasy presents fully realized, complex adventure. Recommended.”—Library Journal
“The definitive American fantasy saga.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“The most ambitious American fantasy saga [may] also be the finest. Rich in detail and his plot is rich in incident. Impressive work, and highly recommended.”—Booklist “Recalls the work of Tolkien.”—Publishers Weekly “This richly detailed fantasy presents fully realized, complex adventure. Recommended.”—Library Journal “The definitive American fantasy saga.” —Chicago Sun-Times
The adventures of Rand al'Thor continue in this second installment of "The Eye of the World." Having come face-to-face with the Dark One, the most formidable force in the universe, Rand soon faces off against Aginor. In this battle, the truth behind his own mysterious identity is revealed. Accelerated Reader: Reading Level 5.7, 23 Points.
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.