Review: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

October 19, 2012 5 stars, Book Review 4 ★★★★★

Pabkin’s One Liner:  A non stop fan-freaking-tastic chase of epic proportions!


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 Eye of the World when I was in high school almost 15 years ago. I remembered loving it then and it did not disappoint when I picked it back up again recently. I am determined to finish the series now that the final book will be released this coming January.

It is a captivating story with characters that grip onto you and don’t let go. In this particular first volume the three main characters are Rand, Perrin and Mat, all of the same age they are barely young men. They live in the little village called the Two Rivers. The Beltine Spring festival is tomorrow and there are several unusual strangers in town. But chaos breaks loose upon the town that night and the boys lives are never the same.

Pretty much once the trouble starts shortly after The Eye of the World gets started the action doesn’t slow down much. They are being pursued by it seems just about everyone. Scary monsters that they thought only existed in a Gleeman’s tales.

This is an epic fantasy with a magic system with power that is split into a make and female side. There are monstrous creatures, darkfriends, men that can speak to wolves, and misty evils that can destroy an army. I could barely put this book down and finished the 800+ pages in two days.

The only thing I was a little disappointed with was the confrontation at the end of the book seemed a bit anti-climactic to me compared to some of the preceding action throughout the rest of the book.

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4 Responses to “Review: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan”

    • Pabkins

      True, it is finishing at 13 books I believe. But that is about the average number of books for a fantasy series I think isn’t it? I love it, you should give it a try.

    • Pabkins

      Both! When I’m in the groove I can read a book a day. Course if I’m not into it…gosh it feels like ittakes an eternity!