The Hunt Begins: Part One of The Great Hunt

The Hunt Begins: Part One of The Great Hunt

by Robert Jordan, Charles Keegan
     
 

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Since they were boys, Rand and his friends have heard the tales of the Great Hunt of the Horn. Fabulous tales of hunters and of a legendary horn that can raise the dead heroes of the ages.

But no sooner is the horn found then it is stolen.

And in order to save Mat's life, Rand must find it.

Overview

Since they were boys, Rand and his friends have heard the tales of the Great Hunt of the Horn. Fabulous tales of hunters and of a legendary horn that can raise the dead heroes of the ages.

But no sooner is the horn found then it is stolen.

And in order to save Mat's life, Rand must find it.

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From the Publisher

“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

Children's Literature
In this first half of Volume 2 of Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series, Rand sets off on a quest to find and reclaim the stolen horn of Valor. To do so, he must face incredible challenges, including confronting his own identity. He also faces the consequences of his ability to channel the Power, which is something that only certain women can do without falling into madness. Moreover, his companion, Mat, is suffering from a huge evil growing inside of him, and only the retrieval of the horn can save him. Robert Jordan has been compared to Tolkien for his ability to weave masterful fantasy, and his writing is indeed suspenseful and gripping. Once in awhile, however, the dialogue is somewhat stilted. For instance, Liandrin Sedai's speech is simply too reminiscent of Star Wars hero, Yoda: "Any Aes Sedai in the halls you pass, a black sister could be. This I swear. I cannot tell you which they are, but my protection you can have. If in the Light you walk and me obey." I read this book without having read Volume 1, and, in the beginning, it was very difficult to figure out what was going on. The extensive glossary helped, but I would certainly recommend reading the books in order. 2003 (orig. 1991), Tom Doherty/Starscape, Ages 12 to 18.
—Kathy Egner, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765348432
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
04/16/2008
Series:
Wheel of Time Series , #2
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,160,981
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.59(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 17, 1948
Date of Death:
September 16, 2007
Place of Birth:
Charleston, South Carolina
Place of Death:
Charleston, South Carolina
Education:
B.S. in physics, The Citadel, 1974
Website:
http://www.tor.com/Jordan/

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