Wheel of Time Series

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  1. Moridin

    Moridin Death Contagious Deity

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    I finished it a few days back, fantastic book, easily one of the best in the series.

    Perrin forging Mah'Alleinir (*cough* Mjolnir *cough*) with Neald & Co was incredible.

    As was Rand wiping out tens of thousands of shadowspwn by himself.

    Everything I've heard about Goodkind & SoT makes it sound like he's a total hack. Can't say I'm any bit interested in finding out for myself.
     
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  2. Paroxysm

    Paroxysm Well-Known Member

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    Finally decided to give The Wheel of Time a try. I read Eye of the World last moth and just finished The Great Hunt yesterday, such a wicked book. I really loved the last battle at the end, so cool. I'm going to start reading The Dragon Reborn tonight.
     
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  3. flash13

    flash13 Wally West

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of Wheel of Time!
     
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  4. Dark Sentinel

    Dark Sentinel Well-Known Member

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    My scifi/fantasy lit prof actually knew Jordan, and was very upset when he passed. Got to admit though, I've only perused the series a couple times.
     
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  5. Ahura Mazda

    Ahura Mazda Well-Known Member

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    If you liked eye of the world, you will like wizard's first rule. The books are not bad at all even if they are not as all encompassing as the Jordan books were.

    In any case, this last book in the series was very good with some excellent moments. I look forward to the last novel.
     
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  6. RAMORE

    RAMORE ~The First Avenger~

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    So I've started the newest book and I guess I shouldn't be suprised that it's fantastic so far.

    I love the little start of it with the apple orchard and Rand meeting Edgwene in the hall!!
     
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  7. flash13

    flash13 Wally West

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    Yeah, that scene between Rand and Egwene was fantastic.
     
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  8. TheCorpulent1

    TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I gotta read these again. I made it up to Winter's Heart, but then I couldn't re-read all 9 books again when Crossroads of Twilight came out and I couldn't start reading CoT cold because I knew I'd be lost. But I've recently gotten back into epic fantasy with Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series and I tore through the first three books in about a month. I think I could manage to catch up to the current WoT book over the summer (once I finish the fourth Song of Ice and Fire book, of course)...
     
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  9. Paroxysm

    Paroxysm Well-Known Member

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    I just started TFoH a couple days ago, I love this series.
     
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  10. TheCorpulent1

    TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    But will you love it after The Fires of Heaven? That's the real question. ;)
     
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  11. Alistair

    Alistair Eh? Custom Title?

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    Corpulent,

    Aye, I recall start reading this series when I was about 14 or 13 when I started, and where you left off is where I left off. It just kinda grew "bleh," and it seems to appear he couldn't finish it in time, or could. When the last one is done, I think I will read all through them again, and it is a good series by far.

    I read the Sword of Truth, took me about 2 weeks, but finished it about half year ago. I had to push myself to finish it, and it was all right. Nothing epic, and very cliche, IMO.
     
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  12. flash13

    flash13 Wally West

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    Cover for the final book A Memory of Light which is supposed to be released in January 2013.
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  13. TheCorpulent1

    TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Crud. I'm gonna have to actually reread the entire series once that comes out. I mean, I got more than two-thirds of the way through it the first time, so I should see how it ends. That's gonna be a huge chunk of my life sacrificed to this series. Again.

    On an unrelated note, I'm glad the cover artist started portraying Rand as a bit lankier. I remember earlier covers where Rand looks like Fabio, even though the books constantly describe him as tall and relatively skinny.
     
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  14. Siby

    Siby Well-Known Member

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    I was only able to tolerate the first three books. I found nothing original about these books. Everything seemed to be taken from different mythologies of our world and just reworded.

    Somebody called GRRM a hack and praised Jordan? I don't get it since Jordan was as big a hack as they come.
     
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  15. flash13

    flash13 Wally West

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    You're entitled to your opinion, but I find Jordan's character development to be superior to Martin's. And as far as taking from different mythologies, every single sci-fi author or any other kind gets their ideas from somewhere. Tolkien was inspired by different mythologies, such as Norse, Finnish and Anglo Saxon. Authors are inspired by what came before, and there's nothing wrong with that. Virgil's Aeneid was inspired by Homer. (Plus, one thing I don't like about Martin is it feels like softcore porn sometimes).

    On another note, Brandon Sanderson just updated his blog, this amazing series is pretty much finished. 6 months until the release!

    http://brandonsanderson.com/blog/11...-did-not-have-a-Wheel-of-Time-book-to-work-on
     
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  16. flash13

    flash13 Wally West

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    Tomorrow the last book finally comes out! I for one am excited, this is my favorite fantasy series and I can't wait to read Jordan's final chapter.
     
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  17. Trainwreck2100

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    didn't know that awesom, can't read it till the 10th
     
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  18. redmarvel

    redmarvel The Mischievious Elf

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    Finally, I'll have to reserve a copy from the library.

    Too many books for me to even attempt to buy the series.
     
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  19. Trainwreck2100

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    super big spoiler

    Bela :csad::csad:
     
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  20. Baramos

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    I've been reading it. I think the odd thing is I like the sub-plot involving an Asha'man named Androl (who I think was even invented by Sanderson himself in one of the last two books, not Jordan, though I'd have to check) more than the overarching plot involving the other big characters.

    Also there's a big scene involving a council of nations and it's one of the least realistic things I've ever read...I'm sure Jordan would have dragged it out a bit, which is its own problem, though.
     
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  21. flash13

    flash13 Wally West

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    I'm liking it so far, and yeah, the Androl subplot is pretty good.
    I'm so glad to have Moiraine back! It was awesome to see Rand call Egwene out on being a spoiled brat as well. She's had that coming for a while.
     
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  22. Orrest92

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    One of my favorite series. I'm all caught up to the current book but I'm going to wait until it's out in paperback to read it. Very excited!

    I personally never lost interest and couldn't stop reading, but I can see where it became boring for some. Also going to read the comics and graphic novels.
     
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  23. acedrake

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    I started reading the wheel of time way back 1991 and I have been a faithful reader ever since. However, I have hated, HATED the character of Egwene. I had to push myself to read her chapters as I found her thoroughly annoying and wishy washy. But all turned out great at the end. Love the endings to the series. Fantastic job to Mr Jordan and to Mr Sanderson.
     
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  24. Lord

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    Does the Dark one appear in any of the books?
     
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  25. flash13

    flash13 Wally West

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    He appears in A Memory of Light.
     
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