The Shadow Rising – The Wheel of Time, Book 4

Enter the Fremen… Er… Aiel With Callandor secure and Rand’s identity established, The Shadow Rising starts off with the group gathered in Tear. As usual, they will soon go in various directions following their own paths, but they will not all regroup by the end of this book. Here is where Robert Jordan begins his sprawling epic in earnest. Rand, Mat, Moiraine and Egwene travel to the Wastes, home of the Aiel. They do so together, but for differing purposes. Theirs is the main thrust of the book, introducing a new land and a deeper look at its people, the

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The Dragon Reborn

Good Prophecies sometimes work out in the strangest ways… The Dragon Reborn, book three of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time saga, follows the events in The Great Hunt. And if those events stirred the blood, Reborn has plenty more to offer. With the invaders thrown back into the sea and his friends safe, Rand begins to accept who and what he is. However, he feels like he has to do one of the major items in the Prophecies about which he he has heard bits and pieces. After an attack on┬áhis camp, he leaves the group. On his own,

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The Great Hunt: Book Two of the Wheel of Time

A little bit further down the rabbit hole we go:   Robert Jordan’s The Great Hunt is Book Two of the Wheel of Time series and takes place immediately after Book One, The Eye of the World. Which is good, since the end of Book One left us with plenty of questions. Not that all of those questions get answered in Hunt. In fact, you will probably end up with more questions than answers to questions by the end of it, but they will mostly be new questions and readers can often puzzle out some of the answers themselves. Again,

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The Eye of the World

This is neither the beginning of the ending to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it is a beginning. Robert Jordan’s magnum opus, a fourteen book epic collectively known as The Wheel of Time, begins with a world being ripped apart by madmen, driven insane by one man’s pride and arrogance. The reader gets to see that man as he is given the realization of his hubris and destroys himself, creating a mountain in the process. The Eye of the World opens with a bang and, while it has a few lulls through its pages, holds the reader

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