The Hunt Begins: Part One of The Great Hunt

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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.

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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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Editorial Reviews

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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

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765348432
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/16/2008
  • Series: Wheel of Time Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,077,045
  • Age range: 12 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 7.59 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert  Jordan

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.

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 June 11, 2009

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    The HUNT and all the rest

    I have been enjoying this series since it first started, and this past Christmas the only thing that I wanted was the complete series. My wish was satisfied and I have really had a wonderful time reading the older ones again and the last three for the first time. I WANT MORE!!! There is never enough for me.
    He also wrote a series on the History of Charlston that was just as wonderful. Now I plan to read the Conan books, and whatever else I can get my hands on!
    Read and enjoy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2008

    WoT stuck in Time

    No I disagree with the previous posts. Jordan is a great writer. World creator, like J.R. Tolkien, R.A.Salvatore, David Farland, David Eddings and many more. Yes we do go forward & backwards but even backwards, it gives us more insight into Rand and his friends head making it a clearer picture to where we are going. Although I too would like to get into book 13 when it does come out lol. I did enjoy the read. But I also don't wish to hurry the 13th book release if it is just going to be thrown together to please us either. No, that would not be good. I just keep checking the book store releases to see if it is release, if not I have 12 other author's that keep me occupied as at least 1 of them will have something to get lost in. Can't wait but surely will keep up the good work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2008

    A reviewer

    The first 3 or 4 books were gripping and exciting, then it seemed that the characters got stuck in the great 'wheel' of time and started backtracking. Instead of 3 steps forward and one step back they seem to be backing up more than going forward, thereby stopping the storyline. Lately we seem to be adding so many new charaters that we are losing track of the original cast. Rand has become so dark he's not really that likeable anymore. Plus it seems that each book takes more time. Author could save this series by making real progress along the storyline in the next (overdue) book. Don't believe that this story is better than Tolkien. That's like saying the 3 horse carousel in front of K-Mart is better than Disney World.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2005

    Hurry up and End

    I'm a big fantasy reader and while i'm addicted to the series...i'm also disappointed in how drawn out it is...i some times find myself skiping needless passages and somethings are over redunant...so while its way better then tolkien it takes time to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2005

    Extemely disappointing

    Robert Jordan apparently either has no interest in concluding the storyline, or has no idea how to do it. Each book has gotten progressively worse, until the last four were nothing but a bunch of meaningless dialogue. I will not be tricked again into wasting my money on this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2004

    Ugh

    Like so many other fans of the WOT series, I have read and re-read the series every time a new book comes out. Unfortunately, they all keep becoming more and more disappointing. Like George R.R. Martin, Jordan obviously has no regard for his fan base and is more concerned with fattening his wallet. I'm done wasting my money on both of these authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2004

    SIGH

    I thoroghly enjoyed reading the story the first time. And the second time. And to some extent, the third. I am sad to say that, while I am unfortunately addicted to the series, I share the grief over its progress. I stopped losing sleep over it a long time ago, though, now my only question is why there are so many positive reviews posted with negative comments.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2004

    Conclusion Please

    Finish the story then write the side stories

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2004

    Finish the story

    I have read and reread the entire series each time a new book has come out. Even though I love the story, I feel that the author needs to put an end to it. Let us (the readers and die-hard fans) know what finally happens to the characters that we enjoy reading about so much. Each family and adventure needs to have some type of closure. When you put out 'new books'/ different titles, same story we become disheartned and disenchanted. Get the real sequel out there.The one that we all want to read.Book #11 Where are you?!?!?!?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2003

    Greedy chump!

    Quit re-releasing the old novels and write a decent new one.

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    Posted December 19, 2008

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