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Soon to be an original series starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine!

Robert Jordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®, continues as Rand al’Thor and his companions set out to retrieve a powerful magical artifact from The Dark One’s Shadowspawn in The Great Hunt.


For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of the 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.

In pursuit of the thieves, Rand al’Thor is determined to keep the Horn out of the grasp of The Dark One. But he has also learned that he is The Dragon Reborn―the Champion of Light destined to stand against the Shadow time and again. It is a duty and a destiny that requires Rand to uncover and master magical capabilities he never imagined he possessed.

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The last six books in series were all instant #1 New York Times bestsellers, and The Eye of the World was named one of America''s best-loved novels by PBS''s The Great American Read.

The Wheel of Time
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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
Warrior of the Altaii

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

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Chosen by fate to become the Dragon Reborn--savior and destroyer of his world--young Rand al''Thor attempts to outrun his destiny by joining in a mad search for the lost Horn of Valere. Continuing the story begun in The Eye of the World ( LJ 2/15/90), Jordan creates a lush, sprawling tapestry of a novel in the tradition of Tolkien and Eddings. Recommended where fantasy is popular.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Praise for Robert Jordan and The Wheel of Time®

“His huge, ambitious Wheel of Time series helped redefine the genre.” ―George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones

“Anyone who’s writing epic of secondary world fantasy knows Robert Jordan isn’t just a part of the landscape, he’s a monolith within the landscape.” ―Patrick Rothfuss, author of the Kingkiller Chronicle series

“The Eye of the World was a turning point in my life. I read, I enjoyed. (Then continued on to write my larger fantasy novels.)” ―Robin Hobb, author of the award-winning Realm of the Elderlings series

“Robert Jordan''s work has been a formative influence and an inspiration for a generation of fantasy writers.” ―Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Way of Shadows

“Jordan’s writing is so amazing! The characterization, the attention to detail!” ―Clint McElroy, co-creator of the #1 podcast The Adventure Zone

“[Robert Jordan''s] impact on the place of fantasy in the culture is colossal... He brought innumerable readers to fantasy. He became the New York Times bestseller list face of fantasy.” ―Guy Gavriel Kay, author of A Brightness Long Ago

“Robert Jordan was a giant of fiction whose words helped a whole generation of fantasy writers, including myself, find our true voices. I thanked him then, but I didn’t thank him enough.” ―Peter V. Brett, internationally bestselling author of The Demon Cycle series

“I don’t know anybody who’s been as formative in crafting me as a writer as [Robert Jordan], and for that I will be forever grateful.” ―Tochi Onyebuchi, author of Riot Baby and War Girls

“I’ve mostly never been involved in any particular fandom, the one exception of course was The Wheel of Time.” ―Marie Brennan, author of the Memoirs of Lady Trent series

“I owe Robert Jordan so much. Without him, modern fantasy would be bereft of the expansive, deep worlds and the giant casts which I love so dearly. It''s not often I can look at another author and say: that person paved my way. But such is exactly the case with Jordan.” ―Jenn Lyons, author of The Ruin of Kings

“You can''t talk about epic fantasy without acknowledging the titanic influence Robert Jordan has had on the genre.” ―Jason Denzel, author of Mystic and founder of Dragonmount.com

“Jordan has come to dominate the world Tolkien began to reveal.” ―The New York Times

“The Wheel of Time [is] rapidly becoming the definitive American fantasy saga. It is a fantasy tale seldom equaled and still less often surpassed in English.” ―Chicago Sun-Times

“Hard to put down for even a moment. A fittingly epic conclusion to a fantasy series that many consider one of the best of all time.” ―San Francisco Book Review

“The most ambitious American fantasy saga [may] also be the finest. Rich in detail and his plot is rich in incident. Impressive work, and highly recommended.” ―Booklist

“Recalls the work of Tolkien.” ―Publishers Weekly

“This richly detailed fantasy presents fully realized, complex adventure. Recommended.” ―Library Journal

“Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal.” ―The New York Times

“Jordan is able to take ... familiar elements and make them his own, in a powerful novel of wide and complex scope. Open religious and political conflicts add a gritty realism, while the cities and courts provide plenty of drama and splendor. Women have a stronger role than in Tolkien.... Each character in this large cast remains distinct.... Their adventures are varied, and exciting.... The Eye of the World stands alone as a fantasy epic.” ―Locus

“Robert Jordan has created a fantasy world as tangible and credible as history. He has a fine eye for detail and a vivid sense of drama.” ―Morgan Llewelyn

“Robert Jordan''s The Eye of the World proves that there''s still plenty of life in the ancient tradition of epic fantasy. Jordan has a powerful vision of good and evil-- but what strikes me as most pleasurable about The Eye of the World is all the fascinating people moving through a rich and interesting world.” ―Orson Scott Card

“Jordan''s world is rich in detail and his plot is rich in incident. Impressive work, and highly recommended.” ―ALA Booklist

About the Author

ROBERT JORDAN (1948-2007) is best known for his internationally bestselling epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time®, which has sold over 40 million copies in North America and is currently being adapted for the screen. A native of Charleston, Jordan graduated 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 and received multiple decorations for his service.

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Sean
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Good book in a GREAT series.
Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2016
Second novel in one of the greatest series ever written. Not the best in the series, but not the worst either. If you''ve read the first and you are considering continuing, you really should. If you haven''t read the first, start with "The Eye of the World". As one... See more
Second novel in one of the greatest series ever written. Not the best in the series, but not the worst either. If you''ve read the first and you are considering continuing, you really should. If you haven''t read the first, start with "The Eye of the World". As one progresses through the series more and more characters are added which may be daunting for new readers of fantasy, but all the characters stories are interesting and move the plot along nicely.

Names of places and people can be confusing for those not used to fantasy writing, but the author conveniently provides a pronunciation guide at the end of the novel that can easily be referenced (although the presence of such a thing is telling in-and-of itself).

This series as a whole has everything one could wish for from high fantasy: action, magic, politics, history, relationships, character growth, triumph, betrayal, hope, tragedy, comedy. Not as dark as A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones), not as light as Narnia, not as magical as Harry Potter, not as political as Malazan, and not as historical as Lord of the Rings. However, what this series accomplishes is a blend of all of these in a masterful work of art that is unrivaled in balance across themes.

RIP Robert Jordan, may your work be preserved from the turning of the wheel to delight future generations, time without end.
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The Great Hunt improves upon the first book in every conceivable way.
Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2018
The Great Hunt improves upon the first book in every conceivable way. The Eye of the World was really good, but it had some pacing issues, and it had to wrestle with the fact that to get it''s foot in the door it had to be very Tolkien-esque. The Great Hunt on the other hand... See more
The Great Hunt improves upon the first book in every conceivable way. The Eye of the World was really good, but it had some pacing issues, and it had to wrestle with the fact that to get it''s foot in the door it had to be very Tolkien-esque. The Great Hunt on the other hand is a great book. It''s like Jordan got the first one out of the way, sat down, and said, ''Okay, let''s open this thing up.'' I think I am now starting to see The Wheel of Time''s true colors shine through, and it was very satisfying to watch.

This is an extremely well-paced book. The reader can take a pretty good guess what is going to happen during its plot, and yet it doesn''t totally fall to predictability. And even the things that I did see coming were still fun. While the first book plods along a bit at the beginning, this one moves naturally and flows through its builds and its releases. We already know most all of the characters (including a couple I did not expect to see again), and so we are able to just sit back and take in the story. I mentioned it above but I really feel like the series is starting to form its own identity with this installment. The world is opened up in new and interesting ways (Portal Stones/Mirrors of the Wheel immediately come to mind, as do the Seanchan and their exotic culture), and Jordan''s skill as a writer is apparent in several powerful, trippy scenes. Jordan is not shying away from the freedom that a story based on cycles and cycles, years and years of time and events gives him. And the nature of the One Power (as we discover more about it alongside the characters) gives way to some very cool scenes.

I believe the hook is in me now. And having just ended the second installment I am eager to see where the story goes next. On to The Dragon Reborn.

Death is lighter than a feather, duty heavier than a mountain.

Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.
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Great at Times Frustrating at Others
Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2019
Book Two in the Wheel of Time series is a solid if somewhat frustrating entry. The narrative expands dramatically and the bigger picture starts to become clearer but there are definitely some issues with the writing. Rand is a very frustrating protagonist to... See more
Book Two in the Wheel of Time series is a solid if somewhat frustrating entry. The narrative expands dramatically and the bigger picture starts to become clearer but there are definitely some issues with the writing.

Rand is a very frustrating protagonist to read. He seems to actively work against the progression of the plot. He displays a stubborn hesitance to proceed with truly important endeavors while sometimes showing brash impassivity in leaping to do things that are totally foolish and counter-productive.

It''s not just Rand either. many of the major characters in this series seem to act in irrational and frustrating ways. Communication is particularly lacking between the main protagonists. Often the failure to relay important information proves costly and there are times when the main characters make inexplicable errors in judgement at the worst possible times. There is also this irrational blaming of Aes Sedai for pretty much everything that all of the main characters seem to cling to no matter what happens. In my opinion, too much of the drama comes from that and it does frustrate the reader.

All that aside, this book is, at times, a tour de force! There are epic battles, terrifying enemies, dark prophecies and legendary relics. It is a book that really hits you with everything and, despite a couple of points where it struggles for pace, it was definitely an enjoyable read.
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Phillip Allen
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A NOVEL SERIES OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY
Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2018
When I saw that this novel comprised some 14 individual books (all at least 700 pages each, small print), I had second thoughts. Reading something this extensive would probably take me a year. And if it turns out to be uninteresting? Worse. Well, I could not have been... See more
When I saw that this novel comprised some 14 individual books (all at least 700 pages each, small print), I had second thoughts. Reading something this extensive would probably take me a year. And if it turns out to be uninteresting? Worse. Well, I could not have been more wrong. The story is absolutely fascinating, electrifying, hypnotic. I''ve already sped through the first two books in about as many weeks. I cannot recommend this novel series enough. If you enjoy high fantasy (not that Harry Potter nonsense), such as Lord of the Rings, etc., then this is the novel series for you. In places, the pace is very slow, but this is good, because the narrative pulls you into character and details you just know you will need later on in order to understand everything. Yes, it is a very complex story, but this also is good. It''s like digging in to the richest, most well prepared, multi-course dinner you''ve ever eaten. And every bite counts. Again, if you loved Lord of the Rings, you will definitely love this novel series.
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Cbop
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Not much character change
Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2020
Wasn’t bad and I don’t want to give anything away but has very similar ending as first book. Main characters are annoying as they don’t seem to grow much and carry the same grudges they’ve had. They realize they have certain abilities and continue to resist them the entire... See more
Wasn’t bad and I don’t want to give anything away but has very similar ending as first book. Main characters are annoying as they don’t seem to grow much and carry the same grudges they’ve had. They realize they have certain abilities and continue to resist them the entire two books so far. They resent the Aes Sedai who helped save their village and one of the main characters really resents her and seems to forget that she was the one that saved his father. Not sure if I can finish the series if these characters continue to annoy me. I’m sure the story will improve the characters just not sure if I can slug through the remaining books to find out.
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
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Not as great as the first but still very good
Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2021
“The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.” I first read this book 17 years ago (yes, writing that out made me feel really old). Going into this reread I honestly didn’t remember much... See more
“The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.”

I first read this book 17 years ago (yes, writing that out made me feel really old). Going into this reread I honestly didn’t remember much except they were searching for a horn and some weird chick kept showing up and disappearing. And you know what? I wasn’t too far off the mark with that memory.

The Great Hunt follows The Eye of the World. Rand and his friends leave Fal Dara in search of the Horn of Valere which has been stolen by the enemy.

That’s all of the summary I am willing to give, because well, spoilers. But I vaguely remember this book not being one of my favorites of the series when I read it, I remember books 3-5 were SO GOOD and then book 6 is where I perished in the series and quit. Nynaeve is a frontrunner for my favorite character in this series, Perrin and Mat I remember were some of the better ones too but oddly were not really featured as much in this book.

Listening to the audio is a great way for me to reread this series, and even though this was a 26 hour audiobook, it really didn’t feel that long. I was invested for every second of it and was thoroughly enjoying it. I can see how some people quit reading the series after this book because I would agree, it’s not the strongest one and it’s more exposition than even the first book was. But I look forward to my rereads of 3-5 and I’m still scared of book 6 because I remember it was so boring. I plan on sucking it up and pushing through so I can finally finish the entire series like I intended to 17 years ago (still hurts hearing that number).

This book series is set to become a tv series on Amazon later this year (2021) so if you want to get a jump on it, I recommend you start reading the books now!
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Steven M. BrownTop Contributor: Fantasy Books
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An engrossing book two in this epic fantasy series
Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2021
This third-person limited series can make for a good steady read or listen. The characters feel real to the point that you can get annoyed with them and never get taken out of the story. The flaws and characteristics feel natural and thus flow well with the story.... See more
This third-person limited series can make for a good steady read or listen. The characters feel real to the point that you can get annoyed with them and never get taken out of the story. The flaws and characteristics feel natural and thus flow well with the story. Sometimes a bit of third-person omniscient slips out but it still feels natural and did not take me out.

Considering the length of the series I am curious how things will progress. It is exciting and I can not predict much of anything as I am unsure whether the looming main antagonist is the real big bad Considering how much we have seen him already in just the first two books.

I am listening to the audible version and as the readers are excellent they pull you deeply in adding extra flavor to it.

I do think the series is appropriate for young adults and above. I would caution letting younger children read it without the parents going through it first. There is nothing explicit nor any real bad language.

The characters, setting, and plot are all well established and nothing is there to pull the reader out. I do think that for the epic fantasy purest this is a must-read for someone dipping their toes into the genre this might be a bit much but worth it. (Future Steven here and I will say that while the first two books feel like traditional epic fantasy with each book the characters and style morphs a bit. Being deep in the series now it does not feel as if Rand is the same character or at least we are not given the same perspective from him at times. The story is still great but his friend''s stories are at times more interesting. Which is sort of like complaining that it is raining gold.)

I feel that the action will pick up more as the series goes on, but there is still a.good amount in the story as well as good balance of humor and romance.
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OB1Jakobi
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Great Story, OK ending
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2019
Overall B+, due to overall great book, but lacking due to a poorly executed ending. Would I recommend this book? Yes, especially if you finished the first book, and were hoping for something better from the story. Will I continue the series? Yes, I''m... See more
Overall B+, due to overall great book, but lacking due to a poorly executed ending.

Would I recommend this book? Yes, especially if you finished the first book, and were hoping for something better from the story.

Will I continue the series? Yes, I''m planning on starting the next book shortly.

This book really propels the story from being Tolkien-esk to being its own. I thought the first book read like a well written Tolkien fan fiction (trollocks, the dark one, a soft-ish magic system that serves to progress the plot); however, Jordan seems to be hitting his stride. The world building is great, and really drives home the difference in cultures, as well as the peoples. Excellent storytelling with regards to the Seanchan, who I hope to see more of, because of how fascinating their people are.

I also got more out of each character, and while I wouldn''t say this is the best character-driven story, I''d say that it does an excellent job really showcasing just how complex and unique each of the characters are (particularly the main characters of the story).

What I didn''t like is the ending. Very minor spoilers, but I will say that it felt rushed, and I felt like the Deus ex Machina was a cop out.
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L. R. Vaughan
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The series that never ages or grows boring
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 8, 2020
I have read the WoT series maybe a dozen times over the years, and still discover fresh titbits in every reading. The series and, by association, this book is written so well that you can easily find yourself immersed deep within from the word to. The characters Jordan...See more
I have read the WoT series maybe a dozen times over the years, and still discover fresh titbits in every reading. The series and, by association, this book is written so well that you can easily find yourself immersed deep within from the word to. The characters Jordan brings to life are fantastic: each one different, immersive and, best of all, able to evoke feelings in you that other books just do not. Fabulous read that as usual I could not put down.
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Good Content! Bad Quality Cover
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 3, 2021
This is so worth the purchase if you are new to the Wheel of Time series. However, the plastic peels from the cover on these newer books, which is a bit irritating. I know I will be buying hardback copies of these books in the future, so it is a bit irritating. But they do...See more
This is so worth the purchase if you are new to the Wheel of Time series. However, the plastic peels from the cover on these newer books, which is a bit irritating. I know I will be buying hardback copies of these books in the future, so it is a bit irritating. But they do the trick and I stand by the term don''t judge a book by its cover With the first book I understood the complaints about the Tolkien comparisons. However, I think this book opened up the world so much more expansive than the first. As I reach each book I think this trend will continue. The Seanchan and the Mirrors of the wheel was amazing. I wont go into anymore detail because its kind of spoilers, but this book starts to become brave with more complex ideas. Absolutely loved it! Cant wait for The Dragon Reborn!
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Kieran McLoughlin
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A solid second book, great ending!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 23, 2021
After moderately enjoying the first book of the all-famous fantasy series, I decided to give the second a chance. Needless to say, definitely an improvement on the first, but not by too much. The characters are much more proactive and intentional as they hunt the Horn of...See more
After moderately enjoying the first book of the all-famous fantasy series, I decided to give the second a chance. Needless to say, definitely an improvement on the first, but not by too much. The characters are much more proactive and intentional as they hunt the Horn of Valere and fight against the dark ones minions. We get more insights into other realms, plot and world development, and an ending which was really solid. If you enjoyed the first one I''d recommend this one too. Not perfect by any means, but a really enjoyable read.
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JRC Salter
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A good read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 15, 2012
First time I read this, I finished it in a week. At the time, that was a record for me (a record I kept until the Deathly Hallows came out which I finished in the space of about twenty hours). Unlike the previous book which was a ''run for your lives'' adventure, this is a...See more
First time I read this, I finished it in a week. At the time, that was a record for me (a record I kept until the Deathly Hallows came out which I finished in the space of about twenty hours). Unlike the previous book which was a ''run for your lives'' adventure, this is a quest. We start off in Sheinar where Rand is just coming to terms with the fact he can channel and will go mad someday. In order to protect those he cares about, he estranges himself from them, a decision which will cause much friction throughout the novel. The story really starts when the legendary horn of Valere is stolen and an army of Sheinaran soldiers, along with Rand and his friends set out to hunt it down. The book suffers from a rather slow start, something that Jordan seems rather apt at doing. The hunt itself doesn''t begin until chapter ten, a full quarter of the way through. The thing is, I don''t really mind, Jordan is very good at setting the scene, and drawing the characters and where they are now that the previous adventure is over. It takes time, and for some, it may seem to be too much. There are two notable things about this book. The first is the introduction of Tar Valon and Aes Sedai society. Unfortunately, nothing much happens here. Most of the narrative is devoted to how the culture operates and the customs and rituals they perform. This portion is probably the weakest part of the book. Doubly so because even the character moments aren''t that interesting, and sometimes I even cringe at them (Egwene, Min and Elayne excitedly exclaiming, ''Let''s be friends!'' to each other just smacks of something out of My Little Pony). However, once they get whisked off to Toman Head, things get interesting. There they meet the other notable thing: The Seanchan. Aside from the forces of Darkness, this is the main enemy for most of the series and they are very well portrayed. And what they''ve done to women who can channel is a very novel, if horrific, idea. But it is the ending that is the best. After plodding along at little faster than a snail, the last six to seven chapters pass by in a blur and I found it impossible to stop reading. It is an epic and exciting finale with so much happening. All in all, this is a very good book, possibly better than its predecessor. Unfortunately, it suffers from a slow pace and a little clunky writing now and then, but it is nothing I can''t get past.
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I. Am. So. Invested.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 7, 2020
This has to be the coolest world I have ever read. Never have I been so truly interested in learning more and more of the different cultures, histories, world''s and people of this world that Robert Jordan created. This second book had more action, a new drive and some very...See more
This has to be the coolest world I have ever read. Never have I been so truly interested in learning more and more of the different cultures, histories, world''s and people of this world that Robert Jordan created. This second book had more action, a new drive and some very interesting routes from which the journey can now take!
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