The Eye of the World: Book One of 'The Wheel of Time'

The Eye of the World: Book One of 'The Wheel of Time'

by Robert Jordan

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The Eye of the World: Book One of 'The Wheel of Time' by Robert Jordan

The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV!

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.

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. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

When The Two Rivers is attacked by Trollocs—a savage tribe of half-men, half-beasts— five villagers flee that night into a world they barely imagined, with new dangers waiting in the shadows and in the light.

TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD,” the Netflix series “Hemlock Grove,” and the NBC series “Chuck.” Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." —Variety

The Wheel of Time®

New Spring: The Novel

#1 The Eye of the World

#2 The Great Hunt

#3 The Dragon Reborn

#4 The Shadow Rising

#5 The Fires of Heaven

#6 Lord of Chaos

#7 A Crown of Swords

#8 The Path of Daggers

#9 Winter's Heart

#10 Crossroads of Twilight

#11 Knife of Dreams

By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

#12 The Gathering Storm

#13 Towers of Midnight

#14 A Memory of Light

By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson

The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons

The Wheel of Time Companion

By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk

Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765334336
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Series: Wheel of Time Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 752
Sales rank: 48,577
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.31(d)

About 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.

Date of Birth:

October 17, 1948

Date of Death:

September 16, 2007

Place of Birth:

Charleston, South Carolina

Place of Death:

Charleston, South Carolina


B.S. in physics, The Citadel, 1974

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The Eye of the World: Book One of 'The Wheel of Time' 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 87 reviews.
bryanohio More than 1 year ago
even if you do not read another book in the wheel of time series, the eye of the world is quite satisfying as a self contained masterpiece as well. that being said, read the whole series! you will not regret it. the sweeping scope, masterful writing style, and epic story are unrivaled. from the first paragraph you will find yourself drawn in, and the fleshed out characters will keep you hooked. robert jordan takes a genre that is often not taken seriously and gives it literary credibility. though he pays homage to his predecessors, like tolkien, in some of the imagery used, jordan not only makes the world of fantasy his own, but sets a new standard and quality at which it can be enjoyed. get it.
Karlstar on LibraryThing 5 hours ago
The first and possibly best of the Jordan Wheel of Time saga. The usual story of young people who have to grow into their roles and learn their way around the world, while fighting a world-wide evil conspiracy - or two. This series is a bit unusual due to the cyclical nature of the 'wheel', the concept that this battle has been repeated before. Its also very, very large in scope, with many characters. The amount of detail is amazing.
readafew on LibraryThing 5 hours ago
The begining of one of the largest epics ever, "The Wheel of Time". This is a great start to an incredible epic. Hopfully Jordan lives long enough to complete it. Jordan paints a great picture of a new world and he can make you see it and the peoples filling it. On the second start of the series I wondered at Jordan's forethought at the first book. I was amazed at how many later stories and charactors started as almost through-away charactors in this book, from the very first.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing, what can i say? Some people have trouble getting into the series. The first time i read this book i found it good, but not fascinating. The second time i was enthralled. just give it a chance. get through this one and it all gets better from there. The cool thing is that throughout the first few books there are some cool references to lord of the rings, like a tavern named "the nine rings". This series is AWESOME.
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GrahamCDowns More than 1 year ago
You know, the problem with epic fantasy is that it's a huge time commitment. And this one was a huge commitment indeed, taking me over a month and a half to read. It was worth it, though. The characters are rich and vibrant, the descriptions are incredible, and the story is pretty good. I've read a few books which people have said are derivative of The Eye of the World, but I didn't believe them at the time. In this story, though, I see so many concepts which I've read before, which is a pity because I read them in books published well after this little gem. I'll definitely be reading the rest of the series, but maybe not any more this year!
Laine-librariancanreadtoo More than 1 year ago
Robert Jordan has brought us a new world, and a new era for us Sci-Fi geeks to be part of. The new series (well, new to me of course) The Wheel of Time has brought us the usual good versus evil battle that we loved in Lord of the Rigns and tons of action but is also fills our minds with magic, history, politics that we have never seen or heard of before, sociology, cultural background and realistic characters that could pop out of the page if they had a mind to.  A story that starts with a peaceful village with peaceful townsfolk ends with a mystic challenge that no one was ready for! A must read!!!
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ValentineCO More than 1 year ago
Great series!
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Tanzan More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this entire series! Although the first two or three books do involve some tedious characterization, the action involved makes it well worth the effort to get through! I picked the first book up at the recommendation of a friend, and I couldn't stop reading the series until I finished every book!
evanavmiller More than 1 year ago
The descriptive writing of the world Jordan creates is very good, but it is hindered by a droning pace that tends to get repetitive. There's nothing wrong with a lengthy book, but The Eye of the World's length doesn't warrant it's length. Especially considering there's 10+ books in the series.
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JaMaMaMonkey More than 1 year ago
I first read this back in 1993 when I was 10 and was instantly in love with it. I just recently re-read it (realizing there are now 13 books in the series) and I still loved it. The characters are amazing and well written. They have a depth to them most other novels skip over. This definitely sets the bar for all other fantasy novels I read. A Must Read!
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