Wheel of Time
Jun 2 2009, 9:15 pm
By: New-Guy  

Jun 2 2009, 9:15 pm New-Guy Post #1

Okay, the Wheel of Time series is a series of 11 (so far) books written by a man named Robert Jordan.
Books 7 - 11 of this series have been New York Times best-sellers.

I just haven't met anyone who's read any of them.

Have any of you even heard of this?


Jun 2 2009, 10:07 pm Hug A Zergling Post #2

Nope, never. Tells us a bit about them?


Jun 3 2009, 12:42 am EzDay281 Post #3

Never read them, though my brother's been interested, since we for some reason have like, some random four of the books. Just recently, I was ( finally... ) able to get number 1, though I think he plans to get more before he starts on 'em.


Jun 3 2009, 5:38 am Cnl.Fatso Post #4

My suggestion to anyone thinking of picking up the series: borrow them from the library rather than buying them outright, at least for the first four or five books. I, personally, enjoyed the first three but then as the series progressed I grew less and less interested before simply giving up around book 9. It just gets so repetitive.

EDIT: Also, remember that Jordan bought the farm a while ago so the finale is pretty far off in the distance.


Jun 3 2009, 9:28 am poiuy_qwert Post #5

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I've read the whole series (well the 11 released books) twice through now, and its probably my favorite series. I recommend the series, but as Fatso said you should probably start by borrowing the books since they have immense detail and can be slow at some points.

Jun 3 2009, 9:54 pm -BW-Map_God Post #6

I own all 11 books plus the prequel (New Spring) and have read them all through once. I am on Lord of Chaos in my re-"Reading" of the series via audio book while I am working on stuff on my computer.

It's a great series with tons of subplots and lots of grey...Jordan paints a fantastic world that many find too difficult to keep up with. A few books moved a little slowly but its a good series. Book 12 will be split into three parts with the 1st part coming out in November of 2009. So ideally my audio reading will be done by then :P.


Jun 3 2009, 10:42 pm Sand Wraith Post #7


I've read up until about the last third of "Winter's Heart", at which point I moved. Previously, a friend of mine lent me the books, and a few a got from the local library. I've stopped reading since, although it would be epic if I could finish it. Probably much later though.

Seriously good book series. It's like J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings/Middle Earth books, except vastly more... vast. Or maybe not. Depends on your preference.
Anyway, if you enjoyed Tolkein's works, you might also enjoy Jordan's.

Jun 4 2009, 6:58 am JaBoK Post #8

I've read up to the eleventh, starting about four years back, now. They're great books, really, and not much more to be said than that. The fantasy world Jordan created was huge and fully explored, and refreshingly, not subject to too much fan-fiction crap and/or video game ripoffs. So much untapped or barely explored ideas there, that it leaves a reader with a sense of being in a completely new place, that keeps on living even when you're only reading about a small part of it.


Jun 5 2009, 8:04 pm Centreri Post #9

Relatively ancient and inactive

I think I'll try reading the first book, then, based on these recommendations.

And I'll also recommend Stephen King's Dark Tower series because of it's epicness and comprehensibility. His universe ties in with the real world, and it's not really something you read and say 'Well, why the HELL did he do that?' or 'But, in the real world, you can...'. And it's not traditional - characters die, seemingly randomly, like in the real world. Some get maimed or get a chronic disease. Some seemingly important themes recur, others don't. Sometimes the novel approach to a problem works, sometimes it fails. None of the characters are portrayed as invulnerable (well, maybe occasionally Roland himself).

That's not to say his universe is as comprehensive as this or as Tolkeins, but it's still vastly entertaining.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Jun 5 2009, 8:10 pm by Centreri.


Jun 5 2009, 9:10 pm Jello-Jigglers Post #10

Ive heard about it from a friend and he said to definitely borrow them or something cause they can rack up in cost. He said they were way awesome though.


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