5.0 out of 5 stars
Eye of the World, Jan 22 2001
Okay, I have been reading other reviews for the other books in the Wheel of Time series. So far, they are mostly contradictary. Most go along the lines of "Jordan is a good writer and talented but the plot is hard to understand" and "I don't know what the fuss is about." Okay, let me tell you what the fuss is about. Unlike the "talents" of Tolkien, Jordan manages to get you interested from the beginning and keep you interested. He has a wonderful sense of imagery and a beautiful hand at detials. Jordan gives his characters not only a personality of their own, but a perfect description.
Most of those who read the book and get lost, probably missed something somewhere. I can tell you that if you are having trouble understanding what is going on, instead of struggling through it, go back and re-read a few of the chapters rather than giving up. All in all, I have read the up to The Shadow Rising and I must say that Jordan hasn't lost his touch yet.