Are Robert Jordan's books good?

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time' started by Tolman Muggworts, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. Tolman Muggworts

    Tolman Muggworts claymore wielding hobbit

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    I've never really looked at any of Robert Jordan's books. Are they any good; they look kinda interesting.
     
  2. Nienor

    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    9,608
    Likes Received:
    91
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Northern Joisey
    Ratings:
    +91 / 0 / -0
    Very. We have a whole section in this forum dedicated to the Wheel of Time series.

    I'm currently on the sixth book of WoT. :)
     
  3. Tolman Muggworts

    Tolman Muggworts claymore wielding hobbit

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    I see, well, does that mean this post get's moved?
     
  4. Asgath

    Asgath Heavy-metal dwarf

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2003
    Messages:
    905
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Englant
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0
    yes, I'll move it now:)
     
  5. Nienor

    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    9,608
    Likes Received:
    91
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Northern Joisey
    Ratings:
    +91 / 0 / -0
    Yep. You'll get a much better response to your question in this section. :)
     
  6. Asgath

    Asgath Heavy-metal dwarf

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2003
    Messages:
    905
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Englant
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0
    Damn, to quick for me Neinor!
    Pfft, speed modding :rollseyes:
     
  7. Tolman Muggworts

    Tolman Muggworts claymore wielding hobbit

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
  8. shaiel

    shaiel Chumai Tardaad

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    the wheel of time rules. the only comparable fantasy saga is lotr. read it, and join us geeks anxiously awaiting the next book. seriously, you will never find a more captivating, detailed, majestic, and beautiful fantasy series. :D

    go wot!
     
  9. Radagast

    Radagast Art House Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    3,058
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Saskatchewan, Canada.
    Ratings:
    +18 / 0 / -0
    Excellent series. It currently has 10 book's out, and RJ has announced that the series should be complete by book 12. All books are close to 1000 pages, which creates a great deal of reading material (which I love). There is also one prologue book recently released, and another 2 are on the way. Wheel of Time is amazing; it has the most diverse cultures and characters available. There is not one sole enemy that the protagonists face. There are several. You get foreshadowing in the first few books that don't come into play till several 1000 pages later. It really is a fantasic series, I suggest you pick up Eye of the World (the first Wheel of Time book) and check it out.
     
  10. Tolman Muggworts

    Tolman Muggworts claymore wielding hobbit

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Cool. I will have to check out that book. By the way, isn't your avatar from The Weel of Time series?
     
  11. Elan Morin Tedronai

    Elan Morin Tedronai The Forsaken

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    7,747
    Likes Received:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney
    Ratings:
    +47 / 0 / -0
    Tolman, i strongly urge you get this series if you are anyway interested in fantasy, or just looking for a good read. Just be prepared to spend a great deal of time on it, its lengthy, and well....incrediably addictive.
     
  12. Tolman Muggworts

    Tolman Muggworts claymore wielding hobbit

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Sounds cool, that might fit in after I read a couple of other books though. Plus, I'd have to buy it first.
     
  13. shaiel

    shaiel Chumai Tardaad

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    they're well worth the money. i promise :)
     
  14. Khamul

    Khamul Roaming

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0
    They rock. :)
     
  15. Falagar

    Falagar Death

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oslo, Norway
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0
    I've gone through four of them:
    Eye of the World - Ok. Typical fantasy stuff, but a worth-while read.
    Great Hunt - Better.
    Dragon Reborn - Bit of a let-down, to be honest. Thought it was too long, and the ending predictable...
    The Shadow Rising - Best one so far, IMO. Much more action than in the three previous books.
     
  16. Turin

    Turin Valar Morghulis

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2003
    Messages:
    5,496
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    BFE
    Ratings:
    +24 / 0 / -0
    Personally I've liked them all alot so far. I'm on Book #8 now. I highly recomend.
     
  17. shaiel

    shaiel Chumai Tardaad

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    to Falagar (sp?) i agree, i think that 2, 4, 5, and 9 are the best ones.
    9 is my favorite. :)
    ooh, just you guys wait!!! sooo good! :)

    did you stop reading, falagar, or are you on FoH now?
     
  18. Falagar

    Falagar Death

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oslo, Norway
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0
    Temporarily stopped reading, some because of mock exams coming up, but mostly because I ran out of money. :) Hoping to borrow (or buy, if I can't find it in a library) FoH today, or after the next mock exam...
     
  19. Tolman Muggworts

    Tolman Muggworts claymore wielding hobbit

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    I ordered The Eye of the World a couple days ago. I'm looking forward to reading it on my trip to Europe in June if I finish reading LOTR again by then.
     
  20. GameMaster

    GameMaster I's all about the Game!

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Waiting till june to read it? wow, It seems like a project hehe. I read fast I guess, I could read the whole 10 books in about a week or two I think.