The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan

The Eye of the World

By Robert Jordan

  • Release Date: 2000-09-15
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,262 Ratings

Description

The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV!

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.

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.

When The Two Rivers is attacked by Trollocs—a savage tribe of half-men, half-beasts— five villagers flee that night into a world they barely imagined, with new dangers waiting in the shadows and in the light.

TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD,” the Netflix series “Hemlock Grove,” and the NBC series “Chuck.” Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." —Variety

The Wheel of Time®
New Spring: The Novel
#1 The Eye of the World
#2 The Great Hunt
#3 The Dragon Reborn
#4 The Shadow Rising
#5 The Fires of Heaven
#6 Lord of Chaos
#7 A Crown of Swords
#8 The Path of Daggers
#9 Winter's Heart
#10 Crossroads of Twilight
#11 Knife of Dreams

By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
#12 The Gathering Storm
#13 Towers of Midnight
#14 A Memory of Light

By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson
The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons
The Wheel of Time Companion

By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk
Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Reviews

  • One of the best epic fantasy series ever

    5
    By CarrieAM
    Might even top Game of Thrones and LoTR; it’s hard to believe I discovered it so late. I just finished the series and wow - incredible. Reading it all again immediately. 😍
  • Amazing series to read

    5
    By Pharoah billy
    Ive read this series 4 times now and am going for a fifth amazing read and especially good detail wish you were still around jordan you were amazing
  • Do not read.

    1
    By FALLOUTBOI567476
    It's a horrible book, and a horrible series. The author is obviously trying to make a "Lord of the rings" rip off, and he's milking for all it's worth. There are 12 books in this series, and I had to force myself to finish the first chapter. The characters are bland, the dialogue is poorly written, and the story is just a carbon clone of every fantasy book ever written. Do not read. If I could give less than 1 star, I would.
  • One of the greats

    5
    By turnupthemusic123
    This series is one of the great classics of fantasy. Many people talk about Tolkien, and George R. R. Martin, but to me Robert Jordan is the best fantasist. While there are some similarities to Lord of the Rings, this is to me a perfected version of the LOTR good vs evil trope. Particularly for those who like magic/power systems, this is a true classic. I recommend this series to everyone. It forever occupies a special position on my bookshelves.
  • A Masterpiece

    5
    By -Gump
    Truly some of the finest literature of this age. The earth is a little darker, now that he's passed from us. Thankfully, his writing provide a steady glow. Worth a first read and a second.
  • It gets better

    4
    By Shadesofgrayden
    I ended up putting this book down for about a year after being bored by the first several chapters. I picked it up again and forced myself to read a bit further since so many people like it. Once the characters got started on their quest in earnest, I really started to enjoy it. I'm glad I gave it a second chance!
  • Almost Great

    3
    By Alfapop
    Fantastic yarn in the spirit of Lord of the rings. But the many "had had's" and "that that's" we're distracting. Also, the authors attempt at grandiose speech made things so complicated at important times it ruined the story. I have no interest in reading book two.
  • Great world building, okay characters, simplistic plot

    3
    By Daveed V.
    I landed on this series after reading two of Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archives books (which I enjoyed a lot). Sanderson completed the Wheel of Time series (of which this is the original volume, though there is a prequel) after Jordan passed away. The story is a fairly straightforward "fantasy quest" à la "Lord of the Rings". The overall writing is more than competent and the world descriptions are excellent. The character development is okay: We only "get into the head" of one character (the protagonist) and while he is not quite a caricature, I think his development lacks depth. The other characters are unfortunately quite shallowly developed (in my opinion). The plot felt far too simple to me. The villains' efforts are never quite justified and feel incompetent. The plot line is a straight line (with a tiny exception). There are no real surprises, and while there is a hint of darkness about the protagonist, it's never made credible. So far, there is no real sense of "rules of magic", which makes the introduction of fantasy elements feel a bit "ad hoc". Still, it's entertaining enough that I'll give the next volume a chance.
  • A definite must read

    5
    By Musashi131970
    The wheel of time series are some of the best books ever written. Spanning two decades most people who read these have grown with the books over the years, making them a part of their lives. Enjoy!
  • hard to complain

    5
    By Sonant Arkwrite
    the book was wonderful, now for my point. a slow start and dragged out detail had me a bit worried but Jordan soon had my interest and only left room for one critique, could your mountain range naming scheme be any more generic. the mountains of Dhoom and the mountains of mist… kinda broke the suspense at just the wrong moment. that is all.