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The peaceful villagers of Emond's Field pay little heed to rumors of war in the western lands until a savage attack by troll-like minions of the Dark One forces three young men to confront a destiny which has its origins in the time known as The Breaking of the World. This richly detailed fantasy presents a fully realized, complex adventure which will appeal to fans of classic quests. Recommended.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal. (The New York Times)
Jordan is able to take ... familiar elements and make them his own, in a powerful novel of wide and complex scope. Open religious and political conflicts add a gritty realism, while the cities and courts provide plenty of drama and splendor. Women have a stronger role than in Tolkien.... Each character in this large cast remains distinct.... Their adventures are varied, and exciting.... The Eye of the World stands alone as a fantasy epic. (Locus)
Robert Jordan has created a fantasy world as tangible and credible as history. He has a fine eye for detail and a vivid sense of drama. (Morgan Llewelyn)
Robert Jordan's The Eye of the World proves that there's still plenty of life in the ancient tradition of epic fantasy. Jordan has a powerful vision of good and evil-- but what strikes me as most pleasurable about The Eye of the World is all the fascinating people moving through a rich and interesting world. (Orson Scott Card)
Jordan's world is rich in detail and his plot is rich in incident. Impressive work, and highly recommended. (ALA Booklist)
It's an alright book. Not as hard to get through as some people say, but not blowing me out of the water either. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Ivey
Great character development in a complex world. Vastly entertaining. Jordan was and continues to be the one to aim for in the fantasy epic tradition.Published 2 days ago by Alan Koester
Sometimes I miss this so much. I even get jealous when I see people posting that they are first reading or x amount of books into this series.Published 3 days ago by A Hasty
Great book to read if you like fantasy if you dont then you might not get enjoyment out of itPublished 5 days ago by ben conklin
This book has some of the most memorable and engaging imagery that I have read, and is just a fantastic story (although possibly because it parallels The Fellowship of the Ring in... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Wendy
It took a while to get going, but before I knew it, I was all in! A good introduction to a new world, and a beginning of a saga. I can't wait to see what happens next!Published 10 days ago by Lancifer
Minds that create stories like this are a gift. Thank you Mr. Jordan.Published 12 days ago by Michael Lancaster