Written by Robert Jordan
Series: Book #1 in The Wheel of Time Series
Book #18 of 2012
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
First Edition: 1990
My Edition: 1990
Original Language: English
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.
And so begins the epic story of three peasant boys who are called to run from the Dark One, for he seeks them to finish a war only he can remember.
Rand, seemingly plain, out of place, and more intelligent than he thinks.
Mat, a coy trickster with a knack for trouble.
And Perrin – sweet, intuitive Perrin.
At first I was intrigued, and then the story lulled some. There was travelling, then a bit of danger, then travelling, why-did-we-get-pulled-from-our-homes thoughts, travelling, they were separated, more travelling, they found each other after some trouble, travelling. You get the picture. I got a bit bored for a while. But then the story-line picked up a bit and I ended up not putting the blasted book down.
Fantasy fiction can be that way sometimes: so boring the pages are sticking together with drool for 200 pages, and then all of a sudden it’s so riveting you barely get any sleep for three days. Oh, how I adore it.
Well anyways, I’m not going to give anything away, because despite what the first 500 pages hint at, the next 400 are awfully enjoyable. I’ll be reading the rest of this series, you can bet. (Not any time soon, most likely, but I’ll finish it nonetheless.)
**Just so all of you faithful readers know, I’ve begun training for a marathon. I’m not telling you this so that you can make fun of my insanity for wanting to run 26.2 miles. This announcement is only being made so that you know why there will be less devouring of books. I know you’re crushed. Hush up that sniveling – it won’t help a thing.**
Happy reading, friends! :)
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