The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time Series #2) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of th Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of...Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages. And it is stolen.

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Overview

The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of th Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of...Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages. And it is stolen.

The eagerly awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed and national bestseller The Eye of the World. The monumental task of retrieving the lost Horn of Valere--the legendary horn that will raise the dead heroes of the Ages--rests on the shoulders of Rand al'Thor. Rand begins the long journey of discovery--a journey that starts with The Great Hunt.

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What People Are Saying

John Lee
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.
Morgan Llywelyn
On very rare occasions, very talented storytellers create worlds that are beyond fantasy; worlds that become realities. In the Great Hunt, Robert Jordan gives us such a world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613176378
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Series: Wheel of Time Series , #2
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 705
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert  Jordan

Robert Jordan is a graduate of The Citadel. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

Biography

Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina, where he lived with his wife, Harriet, in a house built in 1797. 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. After graduating from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics, he served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star with "V", and two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry. A history buff, he also wrote dance and theater criticism. In September, 2007, Jordan died from complications of a rare blood disease. He was 58 years old.
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    1. Also Known As:
      James Oliver Rigney Jr. (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 17, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Charleston, South Carolina
    1. Date of Death:
      September 16, 2007
    2. Place of Death:
      Charleston, South Carolina

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

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    Leaves you wanting more

    Although I'm sure this book stands alone as a good read, I can only recommend starting from the first, The Eye of the World, and continuing onward. This is a great series; the characters are awesome and you will want to be one of them. The women rock, and are in no way to be confused with drippy, moony, boring, shrieky, ditzy dipsticks with heaving bosoms so common in much of the genre. These gals will kick your sorry bum! Though a fantasy world, the books traffic in the collision of cultures from martial to natural, fundamentalist to liberal and everything in between. It's a really neat way of considering any kind of cultural conflict, in addition to a rip-roaring good story. Pick these books up and dig in to this world!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2002

    Could use some editing

    Loved this book, but like The Eye of The World, I thought that Jordan gets so verbose in the first couple of chapters, that its hard to get too deeply into his world soon enough to continue on. The sequence in which Rand is seeking to escape Dal Fara goes on forever and I thought at times that the entire book would be just that. If he entered one more room and described it down to cracks in the floor, I was going to put the book down forever. Comparitively, the final battle at Falme, what I thought was some great suspense writing, takes 3 pages at best. I'm certainly going to continue with the series, but hope that it doesn't bog down again.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2000

    Excellent Sequel

    After finishing The Eye of the World I felt a bit let down by the hyped series, however The Great Hunt really made me an enthusiastic WoT fan. The Great Hunt was an excellent book with an exciting plot and the characters became very well developed, and the world became a rich and developed world.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2000

    the best book series to ever come into this world

    Robert Jordan is pure genious! He is the most amazing author to come into this world. I have read through his 4th book (The Shadow Rising) and I am never dissapointed with anything that Robert has dished out towards us, the readers. Among all of his books that I have read so far, I think that The Great Hunt would have to be the most enchanting one yet. With non-stop action around every corner. It is truly amazing. The Great Hunt shows the struggle of a young man chosen to live a life that could mean the end of the whole world if he becomes mad. He was chosen to be the dragon reborn, followed by some other Ta'veren, who also happen to be close friends of his. The story brings new heroes and more amazing events than the first, in this massive story of magical sedai and warriors in this gigantic world of fantasy. Robert Jordan...Bravo!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    One of the best in the series

    Action packed and character driven with characters you really care about. Leaves you wanting more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    recommend for fantasy fans

    Moves much faster than the first book in the series (Eye of the World), primarily because there is less set-up. I'm continuing on with the Wheel of Time series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Highly Recommended Reading

    This is the best series that I have ever read in fact this is my second time reading through the series. I'm finding it more enjoyable reading it this time than I did the first time I read them.

    Dan

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    The great hunt

    I enjoyed it a lot.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

    As good as the first in the series

    It may be overkill but I just finished this book - for the second time - and am looking forward to the third. I had to go back to reread both "The eye of the World" and "The Great Hunt" because of the sheer number of charactes that sort of get mention then later are discovered to be weighty characters. I'm a bit at odds on whether Robert Jordan gives enough character developent or not. However, there is a lot of detail I discover in the second reading that help by discovering interesting bits that previously made little impression. I do find it easy to get into the story and into the many charactes within it no matter who they give their loyalty to - although that seems to change sometimes. I highly recommend this book as part of the series. I doubt I would have been able to have read this one cold without having to go back and read the first. Now, on to "The Dragon Reborn"....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    The Great Hunt is the second book of the Wheel of Time series by author Robert Jordan, and not surprisingly also a thrilling adventure book just as was The Eye of the World. First off if you have not read the first book then do so now before you begin to read The Great Hunt, because you would be hard pressed to understand what is going on in this book without having read the first. After saving the world for the first time in the last book Rand has now basically begun to try and fulfill prophesies to find out if he is truly the Dragon Reborn. This is a great book for anyone who is looking to leave reality and dive head first into a world of fantasy and adventure. Robert Jordan does a great job in this book to make a childish fantasy feel very mature and entertaining for adults. Through his dedication to make every one of his characters seem real and unique he makes readers feel like they are actually part of the book. As with the first book the events might seem a little confusing and frustrating to understand but they end up making sense in the grand scheme of things. To put into perspective, the book is a mix of Harry Potter, and The Lord of the Rings, but due to Jordan's writing style the book seems more realistic and is far more sophisticated than either of the other books. Jordan goes to the extreme of putting detail into the book and at times it seems almost superfluous to have that much detail about any one thing that he is describing, but in the end it makes for an amazing read.
    The bottom line is I would recommend this book to anyone.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    The Great Hunt

    I'm on book 9 of the WoT series (there are 14) and while Id consider them to be in my top ten favorite series of all time, I think the first few books are better then the later ones I've read so far. The Great Hunt is placed in the same amazingly beautiful world as the first in the series, with detailed characters and laugh-out-loud humor. However, none of the books in this series are light reads, and by reading these first two you are signing up for a long, though enjoyable and rewarding, commitement.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    I say it is worth the read!

    This is the second of the series & I find it very enjoyable and intriguing!
    I cannot wait to get into the next book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH! THE BEST I HAVE EVER READ! AND YOU DUMB PEOPLE WRITING DUMB STUFF, GO AWAY! HOW DARE YOU WRITE THIS STUFF TO THE BEST BOOKS EVER! I LOVE THIS BOOK! <3

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Ummmmmmm

    AHHHHHH! What the jeez?! U guys are scary and sick. Why do you do this? Its disgusting! Would you do this in rl with a random stranger? You dont even know who each other are!! I mean seriously. Get a LIFE. I cant stand this! I go look at some reviews to know if the book is worth it and i see this? What is it exactly? Doing innapropriate things on a nook with random strangers! You obiously havent thought about that before otherwise unless ur a disgusting person you wouldnt be doing this! You guys make me sick. Literally. I feel like throwing up now. Wow. Thanks alot. ((Btw eleven year olds like me can see this too you know.)) ~NORMAL person

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Realy people?!

    U guys r weird! U dont even know eachother! :(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    To john

    Theres this sexy girl named autumn that i hav been watching for awhile u shud fuq her. Shes at meto res 1 and she put her description at res 3 shes dumped me but god shes hot

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2012

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    The Great Hunt sees Rand al'Thor, recently revealed to be the Dr

    The Great Hunt sees Rand al'Thor, recently revealed to be the Dragon Reborn , trying to escape the grasp of the Aes Sedai, a group of women who possess the magical ability to wield the One Power. Rand wants nothing to do with his destiny, which claims that he will destroy the world. He hides the truth from his best friends Mat and Perrin, but when the Horn of Valere is stolen from the Aes Sedai, The Great Hunt begins, and Rand and his friends and allies find themselves on a desperate race to find it before it falls into the hands of evil. I found this to be a much more interesting plot. It was fast-paced and packed with details which made the characters more engaging. I particularly appreciated that so many of the chapters were in the point of view of Rand. He has grown into quite the able protagonist, and despite everything that has been thrust upon him he still keeps a level head and does not jump at the chance to use all the power that he possesses. His is a very sympathetic situation and I found myself rooting for him and hoping that he would finally accept his destiny. I also liked having a glimpse into the heads of Moiraine, the Aes Sedai, and Lan, her Warder, though those parts were all too brief, in my opinion.

    While some of the &quot;main&quot; characters were great, there were others that downright annoyed me. With Nynaeve, for example, I oscillated between liking her and wanting to reach into the pages and give her a good, hard, smack to the back of the head. She has so much pride it's a wonder no one has tried to do it in the books! There are some situations where pride is acceptable, but when it comes to being smart and knowing when to show respect for certain individuals, she has a long way to go. Mat, Rand's friend, drove me up a wall with his jealousy. Several times throughout the book I wondered why he was included as a main character and if he would turn into a Darkfriend. He is the one who will have to go through the most growth throughout the series if he is to succeed in helping defeat the Dark One.

    Overall, The Great Hunt was a great adventure, from start to finish. I can't wait to read the next book (with nervous anticipation, every bit excitement as anxiety, since I've just consigned myself to a 13+ book series!), and I hope that, like this one, it outshines its predecessor by leaps and bounds.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Hu The Great Hunt

    Once again I could not stop reading once I started. Excellent fantasy writing that kept me on the edge of my seat. I can't wait to continue the series!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 27, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2014

    Brett

    I pull my pants down and reveal an 11 in di<_>ck (you gotta respond fast)

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