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The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) (edição: 1990)

de Robert Jordan (Autor)

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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.
Membro:Hieronymous2014
Título:The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1)
Autores:Robert Jordan (Autor)
Informação:Tor Fantasy (1990), Edition: Reprint, 832 pages
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The Eye of the World de Robert Jordan

Adicionado recentemente porLauraBrook, Rennie80, KrakenTamer, Modsey, apeagan, depwl9993, snmn
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I'd put off reading this book for years - I was too intimidated. In spite of the fact that I'm not a fan of Epic Fantasy, I seem to read a lot of it. This book actually has one of the things that I DON'T like about Epic Fantasy, and that's impossible-to-pronounce names. I'm glad that GRRM and Sanderson didn't fully embrace this trope. The story itself was interesting, but unless the next one completely captivates me I might have to bail b/c of the names. ( )
  KrakenTamer | Oct 23, 2021 |
Entertaining in parts but shoddily put together. This first book struggles to set a tone for what’s to come, with some very flaccid character building being dictated by genre cliches. The war between good and bad is somewhat exciting and will propel me to check out 2 more books at least. ( )
  Siki10 | Oct 20, 2021 |
Not very good.
  ben_a | Sep 19, 2021 |
Good beginning for a series, looking forward to the next book. Although there are some things that I don't understand in this first book, I guess that those things will be explained in the other books. ( )
  ilsevr1977 | Sep 13, 2021 |
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.

I first read the Wheel of Time somewhere around 2004, with only 10 of the eventual 14 books published. When [b:Knife of Dreams|13888|Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time, #11)|Robert Jordan|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1397856387s/13888.jpg|987750] was published in 2005, I read them all again. Likewise with [b:The Gathering Storm|1166599|The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)|Robert Jordan|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1442815923s/1166599.jpg|1920889] in 2009 (the first written by [a:Brandon Sanderson|38550|Brandon Sanderson|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1394044556p2/38550.jpg] after [a:Robert Jordan|6252|Robert Jordan|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1175475715p2/6252.jpg]'s death), [b:Towers of Midnight|8253920|Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time, #13)|Robert Jordan|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1358109459s/8253920.jpg|7338128] in 2010, and finally [b:A Memory of Light|7743175|A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time, #14)|Robert Jordan|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1336055749s/7743175.jpg|10558806] in 2013. It's been a few years, but the series as a whole is well worth every minute to invest in a reread--it's among my favorite series I've ever written. This time around though (for the second time) I'll be listening to the audiobooks.

So. Starting with [b:The Eye of the World|228665|The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)|Robert Jordan|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1337818095s/228665.jpg|2008238]. Taken in a vacuum, it's solid enough high fantasy, with little enough to set it apart from oh so many others. Farm boys with an obvious mysterious destiny. An attack from obviously evil twisted humanity. Main characters making stupid choices (although to be fair, they're barely even adults) for the sake of interesting things happening. They get whisked off from one adventure to another, eventually saving the world™.

On the other hand, just under the surface, there are hints of something wonderful. Jordan does a good job of making you feel the age of the world and how it's been torn apart in the past and is nearing such a time again. There's an interesting dynamic with the Aes Sedai--the powerful magic users of the world... but they are all women. A man that attempts to use magic is doomed to go mad and kill those he loves. Not something I've seen much other. Especially seeing how he just keeps expanding on these ideas throughout the series: it's very well done.

I doubt I'll review specifics about characters (there are piles of them even in this first book) or plot (a lot of that too). But I will say flat out: it's 10,000 pages / 4.4 million words that I've read a half dozen times. Give it a try. It might take a year of your life to read them all, but it will be worth it. ( )
  jpv0 | Jul 21, 2021 |
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Nome do autorFunçãoTipo de autorObra?Status
Jordan, Robertautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Canty, ThomasCartographerautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Ciocci, ValeriaTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Grove, DavidArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Kramer, MichaelNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Mitchell, EllisaCartographerautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Nielsen, Matthew C.Ilustradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Reading, KateNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Russo, CarolDesigner da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Staffilano, Gaetano LuigiTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Sweet, Darrell K.Artista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Weber, SamArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado

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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 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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