Eye of the World

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  1. Turin

    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    I just finished EotW. I am working on The great hunt now so don't spoil it for me if you've read ahead of me. :D

    What did everyone think of the 1st book?

    I liked the defferent races, the way the main characters are developing, and Jordan's element of surprise.
     
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    It is an excellent book. When I first read it (this summer) I recall it being extremely hard to put down. At first the prologue confused me, but once I got farther into it, I realized what was going on. It also (like the rest of the books) leaves lots of possibilities for the plot and character development (esp.Rand).

    Definately a great novel.
     
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    Ya the prologue was a bit strange at first. But the story of Lews Therin becomes valuable knowledge as the story developes.
     
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    Very good book! It had to be great or else people wouldn't really want to read a +10 book series. :D
     
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    Very True. I have to say that the last few chapters were great also. I hope that The Great Hunt ends as well. Kinda neat him appearing in the Gorge and leveling the Trollocs. :D
     
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    The Great Hunt does end as well:D.

    I like Eye of the World alot just because of the beginning. We get to see how passive the Emond Fielders live(d), and then are shown how nieve they are of the world around them.
     
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    That is interesting, it is also remarkable the way RJ matures them as times goes on. Especially Rand.

    One thing I get a kick out of is Jordan's sense of irony. How often does Perrin wish he had Rand's way with girls. Then two chapters later Rand is wishing he was as good with girls as Perrin.
     
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    Yea, that way with girls bit is repeated throughout most of the books. :)
     
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    Hehe. I found this comical shortened plot of EotW. Really funny. Spoilers if you haven't read EotW yet.

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    very funny . . . and true
     
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    Would of saved me reading that 800 page book if I could of found this prior. :p
     
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    lol, do ya suppose there are some for the rest of the books?
     
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    lol. Radagast, I loved the plot summary. :D

    The book was great. I loved the trollocs and fades (can't spell myraddals) as evil creatures instead of orcs. Looking forward to reading the other ones.
     
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    Yeah, I will have to find the link later.

    So what was that, two days tops? :p
     
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    haha. Three days. Started on Friday, finished yesterday. :D
    Admittedly, I had nothing much to do this weekend.
     
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    Evidently lol. It took me I think a good 2 and half weeks to read it, and that was during summer when I had nothing going on. Look at the pace I go at now:p

    So lets see, saying that its the 26 today, saying you are going to slow down to perhaps 6 days a book, we can estimate you will be done the series as I am just finishing Lord of Chaos:p
     
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    haha. I'm sure I'll read slower. Can't afford to buy that many books. But I'm sure I'll be catching up to you soon Radagast. :p
     
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    I go at about a 2 - 2 1/2 week per book pace myself
     
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    Yeah. During the summer I can read alot faster, but school gets in the way, way to much right now. I have the february break to look forward to in about 3 weeks. Can get some good reading accomplished then.
     
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    eh, I'll never catch up to you then