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The Eye of the World

de Robert Jordan

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Séries: The Wheel of Time (1)

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In the Third Age, an age of prophecy when the world and time themselves hang in the balance, the Dark One, imprisoned by the Creator, is stirring in Shayol Ghul.
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I had been dubious about reading this because of some criticism I have read online, and also because it's so long and people say the series have pacing issues later on. But, as far as this first book goes, I was pleasantly surprised. It took me a little to get into the story, but once I did it went very fast, and kept me thoroughly entertained.

The writing is not of a very high quality, but it's perfectly serviceable, which is not necessarily a bad thing, because some epic fantasy writers let their style get in the way of their storytelling.

The story had some typical elements (farmboys, evil dark lord, travelling around...) but also enough original elements to keep it interesting, mainly related to the mythology and history of the world, which is one of the strong points here, because the worldbuilding here has some real depth.

The ending was kind of rushed. The resolution was really quick, contrasting with how the author takes his time telling in detail all the rest of the story. But still, I enjoyed this, and I want to see where the story takes these characters next. ( )
  jcm790 | May 26, 2024 |
Rand il drago risorto
Perrin l amico dei lupi
Mat l'aquila rossa
Egwenw futura Aes Sedai
Nynaeve la sapiente e Lan il Re Custode innamorati
Moiraine e la Cerca vittoriosa ( )
  LLonaVahine | May 22, 2024 |
This book was solid, and probably worth reading, but didn't do anything particularly exciting/didnt make me all that interested in any of the characters. In fantasy nowadays, one can do a lot better. That being said, I'm going to read the next few since they're supposedly good/better than the first. ( )
  mrbearbooks | Apr 22, 2024 |
There are several problems I tend to find when it comes to fantasy and sci-fi writers: they're too similar to the Lord of the Rings (or Star Wars), they're so childishly written as if they were penned by an eight-year old boy and they're overtly sexist. This novel, unfortunately, falls into all three categories. And the thing is, once you, as the reader, recognize these issues early in the book, you then can't stop seeing them the rest of the way through, essentially ruining the whole reading experience. I really don't see any reason to continue and waste my time with this Proust of a series. ( )
  TheBooksofWrath | Apr 18, 2024 |
I'm certainly late to the party on this one. This book sat on my shelf unread for over two decades before I finally cracked the cover and it was already old and well beloved by the time I purchased a copy. Now that I've finally dipped my tip into the monumental work that is Jordan's Wheel of Time series, I can understand the appeal.

The prologue quickly set up some tension and intriguing insights into the overarching storyline and mythos. It also left the reader with plenty of questions, just the thing to keep pages turning.

The book does a great job of introducing us to a wealth of characters, locations and stories. I was pleased that most of the characters quickly felt distinct with their own characteristics and voice. Their actions and reactions felt fairly believable given the circumstances and the nature of each character. We didn't get a ton of depth into the characters from the prologue but moving into the first chapter, the author methodically puts characters into our path and drops details to us in a slow but increasingly steady pace.

The worldbuilding was also interesting. The physical structure of the world felt familiar enough as it stretched across the landscape similar to many other fantasy books. The social structure and nature of magic and religion was quickly identified as something unique to this world and something to keep an eye on. The first few chapters also quickly identified the mystical threats lurking on the fringes of the page, ready to send the characters and the plot into action. As the plot revealed itself, it also felt familiar enough to be a comfortable Hero's Journey tale while also being unique enough to be compelling.

As our band of heroes set off on their adventure, I was excited to discover each obstacle and misadventure they were sure to encounter. Naturally each step of their journey allowed for moments of exposition to allow the reader more insight into the backstory of the world and the motivations of each character. Without going into spoilers, I did enjoy the mystery surrounding our heroes and their own particular relevance to the plot and it was fun to see different revelations slowly unfold.

My main gripe with the book was that the story, plot and pacing sometimes felt muddied by the writing and structure. I wholeheartedly appreciated the wonderful details peppered throughout the pages to enhance the plot and provide suspense and intrigue but there were other chunks of text that felt descriptive and wordy merely to take up space. It felt like foreshadowing of problems I had heard from people who say the series had moments where it really bogged down and lost momentum. Even from this single book I felt that there was a fair amount of content that could have been trimmed in order to streamline the pacing and flow of the story.

Still, The Eye of the World sets up what is sure to be a sprawling, epic adventure. I am not yet wholly invested in the characters and the plot but I am entertained enough that I will likely seek out the second book at some point. I don't yet feel like I can invest to read the entire massive series but I'm willing to try out the next one and see if it hooks me enough to want to continue on.

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3 out of 5 stars ( )
  theokester | Mar 28, 2024 |
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Jordan, Robertautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Canty, ThomasCartographerautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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Grove, DavidArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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Nielsen, Matthew C.Ilustradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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And the shadow fell upon the Land, and the World was riven stone from stone. The oceans fled, and the mountains were swallowed up, and the nations were scattered to the eight corners of the World. The moon was as blood, and the sun was as ashes. The seas boiled, and the living envied the dead. All was shattered, and all but memory lost, and one memory above all others, of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World. And him they named Dragon.

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And it came to pass in those days, as it had come before and would come again, that the Dark lay heavy on the land and weighed down the hearts of men, and the green things failed, and hope died. And men cried out to the Creator, saying, O Light of the Heavens, Light of the World, let the Promised One be born of the mountain, according to the prophecies, as he was in ages past and will be in ages to come. Let the Prince of the Morning sing to the land that green things will grow and the valleys give forth lambs. Let the arm of the Lord of the Dawn shelter us from the Dark, and the great sword of justice defend us. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.
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The palace still shook occasionally as the earth rumbled in memory, groaned as if it would deny what had happened. (Prologue)
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 the Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginning nor endings to turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning. (Chapter One)
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