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The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2) Mass Market Paperback – October 15, 1991
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Chosen by fate to become the Dragon Reborn--savior and destroyer of his world--young Rand al'Thor attempts to outrun his destiny by joining in a mad search for the lost Horn of Valere. Continuing the story begun in The Eye of the World ( LJ 2/15/90), Jordan creates a lush, sprawling tapestry of a novel in the tradition of Tolkien and Eddings. Recommended where fantasy is popular.
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 battle scenes have the breathless urgency of firsthand experience, and the ... evil laced into the forces of good, the dangers latent in any promised salvation, the sense of the unavoidable onslaught of unpredictable events bear the marks of American national experience during the last three decades.” ―Edward Rothstein, The New York Times
“Those who like fantasy can rejoice. This is the genuine article ... characters you can care about, a world you can believe in, hideous monsters, battles, magic, even love.... I only have one problem. How am I going to get by until the next volume comes out?” ―John Lee, author of The Unicorn Solution
“Rousing, slam-bang ... full of valiant skirmishes, great heroes, and close rescues. The real war is only beginning, but this one battle at least ends with the sort of grand finale worth re-reading a time or two.” ―Locus
Top customer reviews
I asked my friend for a recommendation for a book, and one specifically that hadn't been made into a movie. I've read a movie was once supposed to be made for Wheel of Time, but efforts were unsuccessful. Although a movie is enticing, there is really no need to ruin such a magical story. Amazing books! I recommend to everyone who loves sci-fi, fantasy.
If you are new to this series, read the prologue of the first book. Everyone I know that has given it a chance has ended up a huge fan of this series.
The scope is just epic.
Character development is fantastic.
The only issue I have with the books, is the story and plot can be so intricate sometimes I need to backtrack or reread a chapter to refresh my memory on events from previous chapters/books.
Actually, I would not call that an issue because I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.
The story follows Rand and others, some known and some new, across the entire world as they encounter people of all kinds. From a warm introduction to the final chapters, the author does well with foreshadowing to make the reader ponder what will happen yet still unable to unravel the events until they are reached. A wonder of fantasy and lost history makes this a story end with more questions and anticipation than answers.
If you have read the first book then the second will surely weave you into the pattern.
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Enjoyed this book much more than I did the first in the series.Read more