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What is The Wheel of Time?

The Wheel of Time is a fantasy series by Robert Jordan, finally finished with 14 volumes. These are:

New Spring (prequel)
The Eye of the World
The Great Hunt
The Dragon Reborn
The Shadow Rising
The Fires of Heaven
Lord of Chaos
A Crown of Swords
The Path of Daggers
Winter's Heart
Crossroads at Twilight

Knife of Dreams
The Gathering Storm
Towers of Midnight
A Memory of Light


What's so great about this series in particular?

Some of the things I particularly like about the Wheel of Time series are its detail -we might meet people that seemed insignificant when we first ran across them in the first book and suddenly find out there is more to them than we would have thought at first glance. The characters, societies and setting are over the course of the series worked out, characters grow and develop, and Robert Jordan keeps suspense high by often taking a long time to come back to a certain story thread -even so I have little doubt he will eventually wrap up all loose threads.
Another thing I like from the Wheel of Time series is that while there is definitely a 'good vs evil' theme, common in so many Fantasy stories, Robert Jordan doesn't paint many characters in simple black and white. The heroes aren't flawless and invincible, and many of the 'baddies' have at the very least interesting sides. Many characters are hard to easily place in either of the 'camps'.


My favorites

Favorite characters: Sheriam, Jahar Narishma, Nynaeve, Bela, Tam, Thom, Mesaana.
Least favorite characters: Masema, Fain, Liandrin.
Best book: Winter's Heart
Worst book: The Gathering Storm (still pretty good though :))
Favorite plot thread: Cleansing of the Taint, Morgase being on the run, Egwene taking the Tower, Siuan denying she's interested in Gareth Bryne.
Least favorite plot thread: Finding the Bowl of the Winds. Rocked when they used it, but it took soooooooo long to find :P. Also the Shaido, was good but it's time for Rand or someone to beat them now. And how the Black Ajah was finally exposed, sad to say but that one made so little sense I even wrote my own fanfiction story about it. See here: Mesaana's story and here The Shadow Within. Please keep in mind that these were written and published on just before the last book was out, I could not know the method or effectiveness of turning one to the Shadow in the actual series when I wrote my story!
Favorite forsaken: Asmodean, Mesaana & Moghedien.
Least favorite forsaken: Rahvin, for what he did to Andor, Morgase, and all.

I also made some Wheel of Time smileys to use!


More about The Wheel of Time.

This page is just a short introduction for those of you who don't know The Wheel of Time. There are loads and loads of pages with detailed information, lists of characters, places, maps, artwork, and much, much more. If you already are a Wheel of Time fan, or if you are looking for more detailed info, these links should help you further:
Wheel of Time Index Links, links, links. This pages holds all the links you could possibly need.
The Wheel of Time FAQ Detailed information about just about everything.
Encyclopaedia WoT Great cross-referenced site where you can look up anything.
Wheel of Time book forum, a WoT message board.
Wheel of Time on EZboard, another WoT message board.
Nynaeve Rulez!, the Official Nyaeve fanclub.

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