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Old 04-30-2006, 05:48 PM   #1
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The Wheel of Time

Has anyone read anything from this series? I'm only about 30 pages into the first book, and it's absolutely amazing. I'm actually liking it a bit more than LoTR.

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Old 04-30-2006, 06:27 PM   #2
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"abbreviated WoT or less commonly, tWoT"

It doesn't really look like something i'd enjoy reading but I like books that have sequels still coming out because you have something to look forward to in life
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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I read the first one but it wasn't of great interest to me. It was a good book for that particular genre though. Was the guy's name Rand?
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:56 PM   #4
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Rand al'Thor I believe.
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Old 04-30-2006, 07:54 PM   #5
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I tried to read the first one, oh lord I tried, but I just found it so boring and I usually like fantasy books.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:02 PM   #6
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I tried to read the first one, oh lord I tried, but I just found it so boring and I usually like fantasy books.
How far did you get?
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:04 PM   #7
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I'm reading the second book right now. Great series.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:52 PM   #8
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Rand al'Thor I believe.
Yep.
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:04 PM   #9
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I'm looking into the series. Looks good.
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:07 PM   #10
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I'm looking into the series. Looks good.
Definately. It starts off a little slow, but it's action-packed the rest of the way through.
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Old 04-30-2006, 10:25 PM   #11
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My friend said they start sucking around book six but get good again by book eleven.
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:26 AM   #12
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How far did you get?
About 75 - 100 pages.
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:40 AM   #13
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I've read all of these and I'm waiting in anticipation for book 12. Books 7, 8, 9 and 10 were painfully slow, but after reading 11 I'm confident that this is gonna be an awesome ending. I'm just wondering how Jordan is going to tie off all the subplots.

Easily my favourite book series.
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:51 AM   #14
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i started 5 yesterday, i like them more and more as it progresses really. i hate it when i start a new one though, because ive forgotten half of what happened previously, it could do with one of those "previously" things at the start.
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About 75 - 100 pages.
Pssshhh read more.
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Old 05-04-2006, 01:01 PM   #16
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I've read nine of them and then just fell out of it.

In a way I really just wanted a conclusion and every book was leaving me with more questions and farther away from a "final confrontation". And its been years since I read them so i would have to start over to have any idea whats happpening. Someone tell me if its worth it?

Good book, though it tries hard to be original but you can still see imprints of LotR and DnD.
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Old 05-04-2006, 03:02 PM   #17
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The first three or so were pretty good. After that Jordan forgot what he was writing about.
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Old 05-05-2006, 03:04 AM   #18
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The 11th one was a step up from the previous 3, I highly recommend it.
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Old 05-05-2006, 08:35 AM   #19
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I read the first two books a year or two ago. They were pretty good, from what I remember. I thought it was funny how the dark one's name is "Shai'tan", like "Satan" with an "h."

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Good book, though it tries hard to be original but you can still see imprints of LotR and DnD.
That's pretty much unavoidable with any book in the fantasy genre written after LotR. Most everything in fantasy books/video games is taken from or derived from stuff in Tolkien's works.

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Old 05-05-2006, 09:06 AM   #21
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I've read the first book and am a quarter of the way into the second one, great series but Thom and Lan > all.
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read them all and then stopped reading fantasy books
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