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“Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal.” ―The New York Times

“Jordan can spin as rich a world and as event-filled a tale as [Tolkien]. Will not be easy to put down.” ―Booklist

“On very rare occasions, very talented storytellers create worlds that are beyond fantasy, worlds that become realities. Many writers attempt this. Few succeed. Robert Jordan has.” ―Morgan Llywelyn

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Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting.
Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time®, one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad.
Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 - 18 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 12
  • Lexile Measure: 780 (What's this?)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Starscape (January 5, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765348438
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765348432
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,090,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By _ on February 20, 2004
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Robert Jordan's "The Great Hunt" is a great book, undeniably, and as this book is simply the first half of it, it must be as well. However, I can't see any point in buying this, or its partner (the second half of "The Great Hunt," titled "New Threads in the Pattern"). Granted that the original book was a bit big and bulky, why buy two books that are merely the halves of one? They will cost significantly more. The pacing and flow of the books cannot help but to be skewed by the division. There is no upside to the deal that I can see. Again, I highly recommend the story; it's an excellent example of Jordan at his best. However, just buy the original, save yourself some money, and enjoy the book in its entirety, the way it was meant to be read.
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Okay, so this is NOT a new addition to the WOT series. It's the 1st half of the 2nd book in the Wheel of Time series.

As a parent who has enjoyed (at least up through Book 6), the Wheel of Time series, I have been pleased that the publishers have broken up the books-- otherwise, my teenage son would not even dream of tackling 700 or 800 pages. I purchased "From the Two Rivers" for him. He devoured that and moved onto "Into the Blight." Now it's time for "The Hunt Begins." Truthfully, I could never have gotten him to read "The Eye of the World" because of its girth.

To the other reviewers and prospective buyers-- you should be aware of what you are purchasing-- the title clearly states that this is Book 2, Part 1-- if you already have read Book 2 then you don't need to but this!
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Robert Jordan has an excellent plan here. Create a very good story with fun charecters, get everyone hooked and wanting to see the conclusion, spin the story out of control until no end is in site, rake in the cash, get more greedy, reprint the books in different formats, rake in even more cash.
I give this book 2 stars simply on the fact that this was when the story was still good. The original book warented 5 stars, but this being half of that original and a reprint really takes it down a few stars. If you have not started this series run away as fast as you can. If you are addicted currently, this is a reprint you have read and probably own, so it will not satisfy your fix. If you are Robert Jordan, Please finish this story so all of our lives can go on. Get us to the final battle and I promise you that people will buy the books in the spin off series about every third tier character that you feel needs a place in the main series.
Regardless of who you are, do not support Robert Jordan stealing from us by buying this book. We have to send a message that we want closure.
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I have read all(currently 12)the books for the series including the prequel "A New Spring". I remember that Tolkein wrote that the problem with the Lord of the Rings was that "the book is too short". That is not a problem here; the richness of the world with it's half recognisable overlaps to our world is wonderful and Robert Jordan has given himself space to explore it. I have found every single book fascinating and I have enjoyed being present as each one accelerates to a hugely exciting climax. Brandon Sanderson has taken over the writing, with respect for Robert Jordan, and perhaps surpasses his writing style. I don't care I just want to read the conclusion and any extension work produced too.
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Just wanted to say that I loved all the books. Yes some parts did run on and on, but what book that thick doesn't. Another thing is I have only found these books in the younger reader sections not in the adult sections of barnes and nobles. I believe they are marketed for a younger crowd. Robert Jordan died on sept. 16, 2007. So have a little respect.
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By Jason on November 26, 2008
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The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2) is the original second book in the Wheel Of Time series. It is an excellent book, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in an enormous fantasy series.

This book is merely the FIRST HALF of The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2), if you already own The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2) DO NOT buy this book. Why it was ever released is a mystery to me, someone is probably trying to make more money from the series.

If you're a fan of the series, please use the above link to get to the REAL book, ignore this one.
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A little deceptive here...this is only half of the book. Be sure you read the entire product description.
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