Thursday, 7 April 2011

Throwback Thursday #3

This is a great feature that Melissa at My words and pictures has been doing for a while and I wanted to jump on board! There are plenty of books out there I desperately want...

But what about all those wonderful books that are ALREADY on my shelves?
This highlights a book I already have but just haven't got round to reading yet!
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time 1) - Robert Jordan
Life in Emond's Field has been pretty boring for Rand Al'Thor and his friends until a strange young woman arrives in their village. Moraine is an Aes Sedai, a magician with the ability to wield the One Power, and she brings warnings of a terrible evil awakening in the world. That very night, the village is attacked by bloodthirsty Trollocs - a fearsome tribe of beast-men thought to be no more than myth. As Emond's Field burns, Moraine and her warrior-guardian help Rand and his companions to escape. But it is only the beginning of their troubles. For Moraine believes Rand Al'Thor is the Dragon Reborn, and that he is fated to unite the world against the rising darkness and lead the fight against a being so powerful and evil it is known simply as the Dark One.

I've had this book on my shelves for years - I won it in a competition when I was at university and while I've heard such good things about the Wheel of Time series, I've been reluctant to start the series until there has been a definite end in sight! Plus this is another monster book! Has anyone read the series? Is it worth trying?


  1. Omg, omg! I love love this book so yes read it!!! :D

  2. Oh I've been wanting to get into the series for quite a while. I've heard such good things about it from several people. I think if you like fantasy then go for it!

  3. @ Blodeuedd - that's one unhesitating recommendation! Will have to move it up my TBR pile! :)

  4. Oh, lol. This is another series I've wanted to get and try. And even more so since Brandon Sanderson pulled Jordan's last books together. :) I've heard great things about the series. And actually more praise for the beginning of it than further into it, but still everyone loves it. :) I say go for it! Enjoy!