The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time #2)

Amusingly, due to the library not having a copy of The Eye of the World , the first two times I read the series, I actually started with The Great Hunt . While the Eye of the World could arguably stand alone (albeit with a somewhat unsatisfying feeling, given the sheer quantity of untapped potential in the world building), it’s in the Great Hunt that things really start getting crazy.

Rand is just now starting to understand what being the Dragon Reborn could mean. Perrin has a connection to the wolves, something very old, come new again. Mat is still cursed by his dagger and yet he's the one to finally sound the Horn . You have the first hints of parallel universes and world hopping, along with the World of Dreams–which will turn out to be rather important to the universe all together–along with a few more Forsaken coming out of the woodwork. Lanfear… Lanfear proves that being loved by a power hungry hundred/thousand year old super powerful jealous woman can be… interesting.

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The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time #1)

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 Knife of Dreams was published in 2005, I read them all again. Likewise with The Gathering Storm in 2009 (the first written by Brandon Sanderson after Robert Jordan’s death), Towers of Midnight in 2010, and finally A Memory of Light 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.

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