Review of 'Eye of the World'

Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
1st book in the 'Wheel of Time' series

Rand, Matt and Perrin were simply minding their own business in the small town of the Two Rivers when all of a sudden their village is attacked by Trollocs and they are told by two mysterious travellers that one of them could be the saviour of the world as they know it but little do they suspect the Dark One has unleashed his hideous minions in an attempt to stop them. There is nothing for it but to go away from the village they have never left before off travelling across the vast expanse of Jordan's elaborate and fantastic world encountering different cultures, abandoned cities, magic and unbelievable creatures. A great take on the traditional fantasy narrative with tremendous scope and truly believable characters. Obviously, the first of the series so it will be interesting to see where this goes…Easy to read with not too many place and character names to remember to slow it down.

Rating: “Really good but I have some issues”

Genre: Fantasy

Publication Date: 1990

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