I’ve read fantasy and science fiction novels since I was a little kid, yet I’ve never read what is considered one of the greatest fantasy epics ever, Robert Jordan’s “The Wheel of Time.”
Why? Two reasons (one is not great, the other is reasonable):
That brings me to this weekend, when I finished John Scalzi’s “The Last Emperox” and realized that other than the new Hunger Games book, none of the series I’m in the middle of has a new release until November. I finally have a significant amount of time to delve into The Wheel of Time. It helped that a few people talked about it during my Facebook Live chat last week.
I’m currently 15% or so through the first book, and I’m really enjoying it. It’s written like a modern fantasy novel, yet not as rushed…and I’m surprised by how much I like that. Instead of telling me about the characters, Jordan is showing me one by one how the characters respond in different situations, fully fleshing them out. And I’m guessing this is just the very tip of the iceberg, as all of the action is limited to a small village so far.
In case you’d like to join me in reading through the series, here are a few tips I’ve picked up (please mention others without spoilers in the comments):
Have you read “The Wheel of Time?” Do you have any tips? Where would you rate it among your favorite fantasy series?