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Written by Robert Jordan and completed posthumously by Brandon Sanderson, The Wheel of Time is one of the greatest epics of fantasy and a 1 internationally bestselling series.
Taking place both in our past and our future, the saga tells the story of a man destined to face the Evil One and save the world—or destroy it in the process. Get A Copy. More Details Original Title. The Wheel of Time omnibus. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Complete Wheel of Time , please sign up. How many books in the series does the omnibus cover?
Kenneth Gentry All 14 plus the prequel. See 1 question about The Complete Wheel of Time…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Jan 22, Olivier Delaye rated it really liked it.
Now I can finally say that I have read the Wheel of Time cover to cover, a work of Fantasy that's been more than 23 years in the making. While heavily influenced by The Lord of the Rings sailing too close to plagiarism for comfort at times , Robert Jordan managed to veer off that slippery road as soon as book 2 The Great Hunt came out, creating as a result a juggernaut of a Fantasy world of amazing depth and detail too much detail, some might say peopled by just as deep and detailed characters, many of whom will forever live in many a Fantasy-loving heart.
The plot began to meander and go nowhere, the amount of useless description and detail of this or that dress, shawl, jewelry and whatnot simply became indigestible, the characters and especially the female characters became downright obnoxious verging on sexist, and all in all the reading experience became a chore reaching outright torture in book 10, Crossroads of Twilight. At this point, I believe that even the most hardened reader would just call it quits and move on to something else.
Anyway, long story short, the thought of quitting was real, but then one day I found myself picking up book 11, Knife of Dreams… and, miracle of miracles, it was so good that I simply could not put it down! Robert Jordan really penned an amazing book with this one, proving to the world or, at least, to me that he was back at the top of his game. Unfortunately we all know what happened next: Jordan became sick with an incurable disease and in no time he was gone, leaving behind the WoT unfinished.
Not so here. Sanderson was the perfect choice to accomplish such a feat, and the fact that he himself is a huge fan of the series is nothing but icing on the cake. While managing to blend to perfection both his own voice and that of Robert Jordan, Sanderson injects not only a breath of fresh air into the WoT, but a much needed dose of action and resolution to many questions that were both sorely missing in books 7 through The ending, while somewhat predictable, was masterfully written, totally satisfying, and, after more than 23 years, could not have come soon enough.
Best passage of the whole series and quite possibly the most well-known! The Wheel of Time turns, and ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legends fade to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the third age by some, an Age yet to come, an age long pass, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning.
There are neither beginnings or endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning. View all 9 comments. Nov 05, Matt Still rated it it was amazing. For me, this is the definitive work of fantasy literature. Everything I look at reading comes up for comparison with this series--as well it should, as I started reading when there were only 7 books out.
I remember eagerly snatching up The Path of Daggers as a teenager when it came out, I remember hunting Winter's Heart down in a local library, and I was devastated when Robert Jordan passed away in I lost track of it over time, and only recently reread all 14 books, more than a decade after For me, this is the definitive work of fantasy literature. I lost track of it over time, and only recently reread all 14 books, more than a decade after my journey first started.
It took about six months, but I was able to find the first 11 books online. A few cons, and then to the pros. This is especially noticeable in the first book, but I quickly became desensitized due to the sheer awesomeness of the story. Women play a HUGE part in this series, but the inter-female drama is clearly told from the viewpoint of a man who somehow sees women as more complex than they actually are. A lot.
Between this and the thick female drama, there are several sections of the series where you're tempted to skim more than to read. A Gathering Storm was the most difficult to read for me, because Sanderson nearly ruined two of my favorite characters up to that point in the story.
Why is it still the best epic fantasy ever? The story progresses, in classic epic style, from humble beginnings to the grand scale.
But the characters are SO fullly fleshed out--with flaws, strengths, quirks, and so on. They plot, they pursue their own goals, and they're often convinced of something the reader knows is false. You become intimate with them, like old friends. You feel the sense of wonder at the new world as characters discover things, you can feel the desperation in hopeless situations, you take part in the mirth and frustration and every mood that the characters feel.
I don't mean to say that every nation, culture, quirk, is broken downand explained in detail--but rather, they're fleshed out throughout the series. You become familiar with the distinctive dress, speech, naming conventions, habits, and temperaments of well over a doezn different cultures through the book, without him ever breaking down and having to explain it. At the time that Brandon Sanderson took over the writing, there were about 3 million words of Wheel of Time in print.
Robert Jordan's comprehensive notes included more than 4 million words of unpublished description of the world, of character traits, of nations and histories, everything. And that meticulous care is shown in every book.
Events in the first book foreshadow events as late as the 13th book, written years after the author had passed away. And by foresight I mean not just in hinting at what's going to happen several books before it does, but also in anticipating what a modern reader would think up and then implementing that.
I remember thinking about events and possibilities as they opened up, and imagining like a silly fantasy nerd kid how I would do this or use it in that way--and then, two or three books later, feeling both excited that he thought of the same thing I did, and crestfallen because there didn't seem to be an obvious way to improve upon it. It's presented as a natural force, which some can "channel," and with rules as straightforward but as complex as normal physics.
The fabric of the universe itself, called the Pattern, and the way that our lives threads of the pattern weave through it like some giant cosmic quilt, creates a really nifty--but also deep--concept.
Which is, like other things in the series, revealed gradually and maintained consistently throughout the series. Sometimes dry, sometimes overt, but usually there's just a sprinking of subtle comedy mixed in that make it readable. He's superb at summing a character up in one or two sentences, from another character's perspective, that makes you just stop and chuckle a bit.
After Book 12, Brandon brings his inconsistencies back in line, and the last two books are almost like one gigantic extended climax. It's fulfilling, and it's satisfying, and it's worth it. And it's comforting to know that Robert Jordan wrote out the entire last scene, years before we actually got to read it. View 2 comments. Aug 06, Erin rated it liked it. Started this series June Around book 6 it turned from reading for pleasure into a project I was determined to finish, so I began just taking my time.
Once Sanderson took over the story picked back up, but even he at times exhibited a bit of Jordan's writing-just-to-write feel. As another reviewer put it, the story is great but there is so much unnecessary, burdensome text to slog through that it brings my satisfaction with the series way down. That being said, the character development is Started this series June That being said, the character development is great. Although at a minimum I would expect an author to provide in-depth character stories when you have thousands of pages in which to do it.
I did in the meantime finish Sanderson's two completed books in his Stormlight Archive series. Those are great. While I wouldn't recommend the Wheel of Time series, perhaps you should checkout Sanderson's books for something similar but more succinct. Nov 07, Jeffrey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.
There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. I knew when I started this beas "The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. I knew when I started this beastly series it would be an investment and the investment was worth it by a long shot.
Wheel of Time exceeded in a fantasy story about heroes. It seems fantasy besides Sanderson and a few others has gone very dark lately. Don't get me wrong I still enjoy those, but nothing rings more with me then a story about heroes that rise up beyond what they think is possible to put evil at bay. The Wheel of Time does this as well as any. The character list is vast and I grew to actually care about them all.
Our three core heroes Rand, Mat, and Perrin were exactly what we wanted and I loved it. The series possessed a large detailed vast rich world and a magic system that was fantastically described and written.
I read about scenes that will forever be printed in my mind and caused me more than once to think "that was freaking awesome. Overall The Wheel of Time series requires some time and investment but the payoff is worth every page you turn and I recommend to all who enjoy heroic fantasy. RIP Robert Jordan and thank you for the amazing journey you took me on. Jun 24, Ishra rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Right, so I'm not one to usually bother wiring a review after I finish a book because I'm too busy looking for the next one to read. But after reading the whole series in under two weeks with few breaks in between, but I'm feeling a sense of withdrawal and the characters spoilers ahead. But after reading the whole series in under two weeks with few breaks in between, but I'm feeling a sense of withdrawal and the characters continue to nag in my head wanting a continuation.
As if 14 volumes was not enough from one world. So perhaps writing this will let me move on to something new. Anyhow, it was an epic, so obviously, the story was pretty epic, teasing out tears, sobs, laughter, fury, wishes to punch characters, wry smiles of irony and everything else stories make you feel.
It's hard to review a whole series, especially one this long, because opinions often changed. Characters changed. Characters I wanted to punch and strangle eventually became tolerable and even likeable, while others I found awesome and rooted for turned out to disappoint or somehow disappeared without good reason see: I hated how he just became forgotten. I feel like there was so much potential in his situation and his presence there. He was like the only person Rand could really talk and relate to, back in Rhuidean but once he disappeared, it's like 'ah, the guy just disappeared.
Crap, I let a Forsaken out into the world, but oh whatever. I kept hoping for him to turn up again but nooo that couldn't happen could it. He's a Forsaken, after all. Forsaken do not deserve a chance at living or at happiness or at just being a fun lot. Well, actually, they were quite the fun lot, a lot more interesting than most of the main characters, but most of their fun resolved around compulsion and that's kinda nasty.
I'd have had more respect if they could earnestly gain respect from people and then trample on and betray them. In that sense Rahvin was quite a disappointment, needing to compel his harem despite his good looks and charm.
In that same sense, Demandred was actually quite cool, the way he was trying to snuff out his feelings for the people he was manipulating. It's quite sad the way he begging for attention for Lews, but Lews didn't even bat eyelash at it. In a way, most of the Forsaken turned out to be disappointing in the end.
Except maybe Lanfear and Asmodean. And Elan. I actually came to find Moridin quite cool in the end. And Asmodean, so much potential just snuffed out. I still hurt over him. All he ever wanted was be recognised as a musician and spend eternity making music. Though, I guess him surviving may have made me worried for Thom. And Thom is awesome. It was pretty long-winded, the story and sometimes never seemed to be going anywhere.
And sometimes there was far too much description and rambling. But since I usually skim through those parts anyway, taking in only the important stuff, it didn't bother me too much.
I'm the type that tries to skip to the dialogue as much as she can. I don't care all too much about what colour a building is unless it's relevant to the plot. Let me start or continue, I guess, after that long paragraph about the forsaken in brackets with Nynaeve, Elayne and Egwene.
Three of the most arrogant, hypocritical, ungrateful, self-entitled idiots that think they know better than eeeeverybody else that I have ever read of in fiction that get faar top much screentime. I've come to eventually tolerate them and somewhat like them but ugh. For a looong time I just wanted to strangle the three.
And there I'd anticipated their awesomeness when they were first introduced. But apparently being a strong woman meant being an annoying know-it-all bitch in this series. Unless you're Min or Verin or Satella or Alivia or Egeanin - they were pretty cool although, Min deserves a paragraph of her own. And Verin. Most women in this series have the same stubborn know-it-all personality. I want them to have their ears boxed for once instead of them whining about how much better they think they are than everyone else.
For goodness' sake these barely adults still talking about egwene, elayne and nynaeve think they're smarter than the much older experienced Aes Sedai. And I don't care if they're the most powerful in the One Power that the world's seen for centuries or something. The One Power doesn't give them brains.
And the Aes Sedai aren't any better. The girls fit in with them perfectly.
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Since the whole White Tower and every one of its inhabitants and members think they know better than every one else. The only time one of their bigheaded controlling string of actions may have been justified, was after one of them gets herself on the Amyrlin seat.
Before that they were just trying to assert to the world that they are indeed important and not complete fools. Some of Elayne, I can understand. She's a spoilt Daughter-heir, but what excuse did the - oh, I'm gonna stop now. It's a pointless rant that could go on forever. I don't mind manipulative characters in fiction or giving them main roles, but when every actually-important-to-the-plot woman is a manipulative liar with communication and trust issues especially trust in the intelligence of others that aren't herself , it gets frustrating.
Min is the sole exception. And maybe Avienda, but Avienda's not all that much better. She made me realise for sure that Rand Al'Thor has a thing for tsunderes and is a bit or much of a masochist. Even if he pretends to be a sadist at some points throughout the series. The girls eventually - eventually - warm up to you, though. Once they stop being pure bitches to Mat and Rand perhaps. Mat might actually be my favourite character. Maybe that's why I dislike Egwene, Elayne and Nynaeve so much - because of the way they lie and use their own friends and think they are always correct because they are female they're like the type of feminist everybody dreads, the ones who see all men below them and their intelligence.
Anybody who's not female is fair game for their lies. And everyone forgives them for it. Even the author forgives them for it, since their stupid actions rarely have bad enough consequences. And when the consequences are bad enough, they manage to shift the blame on someone else. Acting like they were right all along. If Jordan wanted to give them some legitimacy, he should have made them taveren as well.
Because coincidence loved following them around even if they couldn't win every dice game. Let's get back to Mat. Yes, Mat is awesome. A scoundrel, maybe, but an awesome scoundrel that has all the luck in the world and a military mind that could compete with Demandred. Even Birgitte Silverbow admits it. And I want to take out this time for a bracket to mention that Birgitte is one woman that doesn't get annoying and is absolutely awesome.
That's gotta count for something. Even though he started out as one of the characters I'd dread having to read about, he quickly became a favourite. And most of his annoyingness was clearly the Shagar Logoth dagger's fault. But she's the heir to an empire. You can't expect conventional morals from someone whose empire's military power comes from the illusion of rightful slavery.
Perrin is another slice awesomeness. He'd break the world if it was for his wife. At least, if his wife didn't need to live in said world. I want to hug him and his wolves.
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He's whiny before his wife gets kidnapped, but every character in this series is whiny at some point or another. There's more to say about him, but I'm not one to sing praises for long - not even in a spoiler filled review like this. Criticizing comes easier. As for our dear ol' Rand. That's a character I'd rather not get into. He's a complicated old I disagree with him on a lot of counts and on a lot of others I wish people would just stop being such dicks to him and just spend a moment to listen to him.
Though that's mainly aimed at the women. I did quite love his arrogant Darth Vader phase. Though, sometimes I did frown and shake my head at his disregard of respecting others. But what can you expect from the founder of the Dragon Empire. Really, what he ended up with was basically an Empire in the end, though he pretty easily gave away influence and set up other rulers since he had little wishes to actually rule, outside of making sure the citizens were being fed properly and that he left some kind of legacy behind, in the form of the schools he set up.
All the romance surrounding him was pretty crap though. I usually hesitate to call something in a book just plain crap, but the romance felt pretty crap to me. His period of being in love with Egwene felt the most heartwrenching, but that somehow just dissipated. It is a really good thing though that he wasn't in love with Elayne alone, since spending too much time with her would have destroyed him.
He may love her and she may love him back in whatever twisted way she loves people except with Thom, I quite like her relationship with Thom , but she would have been poison to him his character as well as his plans without Min and Aviendha balancing things out. Min alone was good for him honestly. His only anchor. Avienda and Elayne both had other priorities and as much as I am an advocate for not letting a man turn you into a fool, their way of loving him were quite cold.
They're more fling or occasional mistress or an old flame you can't forget material than wife material. Funny thing is Avienda and Elayne became first-sisters to marry him, but both could only ever give him the time they give to an occasional affair. Min was the who one who could afford to actually be with him when he needed her.
She was actually useful to him as well and not just a pretty accessory for him to keep his sanity for. Also, I think the only reason he fell for Elayne was because of her uncanny resemblance to Illyena Several potential plot and character developments were ignored, but this is such a giant book already; there was probably no time. And the last three volumes did have to be written post Jordan's death by Brandon Sanderson who did a fantastic job btw.
It's just such a shame that Rand never got to really interact with any of his blood relatives. I wish I'd gotten to read some interaction that acknowledged his heritage. And I'm not even one of those people who give worth to noble blood or anything.
It would just have been nice if it wasn't just something acknowledged, or rather just mentioned, right near the end in that offhand way. I could write another few thousand words on how great the world building and actual writing was, but you can read someone else's review on how cool the Aiel are or the intricacies behind Dae's Daemar dunno if that's spelt right.
I'm tired now, so I'll finish off with how worth your time the series is. Just don't read it within two weeks forgetting all about real life for the duration like me. Even though I was complaining most of the time, that's a pretty good sign. For a book to get me talking that much means it's worth reading. I think. View all 4 comments. Jan 05, Georgi rated it liked it. The things that I didn't like about the series: The Prophecies - from the first chapter of the first book you know that your heroes would reach the final battle which is 14 books later.
You have a main character Min which can pretty much see every major plot point before it happens through the series and it's really frustrating when you read a quality chapter but somehow know the end of it.
Offcource there are some nice moments with the whole prophecies system Mat but it end, personaly, thi The things that I didn't like about the series: Offcource there are some nice moments with the whole prophecies system Mat but it end, personaly, this reduced my overall score with one star. It's like viewing one of the greatest football matches while knowing the final score. Sea of characters - the story somehow expects from you to remember 2nd-3rd grade characters that keep coming back and back again.
In the first book a random captain saves out heroes, in the second book the story needs a captain of a ship half a world away and it uses the same random captain, later on you meet the same captain every time the story demands it. And it's not only him, after the 3rd or 4th book every time our heroes need some random help in order to progress somehow we meet a character that we already met or at least is connected to someone in the story. Constanly they are arrogant, presuming, daring and proud and I can't count the times that I wanted to slap them really bad.
For example after books Elaine meets Perin- the childhood best friend of the love of her life Rand whom is also the strongest person in the Galaxy and her first words are - tell me one reason why I shouldn't cut your head off!!! Nynaeve is really poorly written in my opinion, no way she can survive that long in the story before her character becomes bearable 9thth book. Love is in the air - I would start with the main love story.
No way in hell 3 women would love one man and they would be "ok" with each other and even become best friends. Let say that I understand that Min is open minded given her gift, that Aviendha is coming from a open minded comunity but Elaine is a princess a future queen that lived her entire life receiving everything she wants and somehow suddenly she is ready to share a man with two other women? Every lovestory in the books seems forced except maybe Aviendha-Rand.
They meet, they stare at each other and week later they are in love. I am single and I find this offensive!
Who is the bad guy - the Dark Lord has 12 choosen ones on his side. They are thousands of years old, being strong in the force and the story present them as very powerfull foes and yet somehow they lose every battle against our green teenager protagonists.
We have orks - they are big strong powerfull and you can guess right they never kill anyone. Everytime our heroes needs to level up they meet orks and unexpectengly they kill them with their last breath. You have Padan Fain whom had potential as a character but somehow fades away after the 3rd book and gets unsatisfied ending in the final chapter of the last book.
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To me the Church guys never felt right in the story, especially after the 2nd or 3rd book they occasionaly receive some chapter ploting some evil plan but in the end nothing really happens with them.
The Saenchans probably didn't spell them correctly are really cool as an idea but in the end they are "So-so" in the whole story. In the second book they are presented being tyrannical towards the ordinary person living in the village and yet later on they became a fair rulers defending the human rights which completely contradicts their methods of enslavement for people using the force.
I really dont know what to thing of them and we have a major character whom somehow marries their emperor Nobody dies - till the very very end nobody of mather really dies - not the bad guys whom are reborn later in different bodies, not the good guys not even their horses. Till the end they kept riding the same fu.. What happen to Moiraine was obvious from miles away. How can you feel about someone when you know that they can't die? Too much dreaming chapters - in my eyes they were boring.
I get that different people from me can like them but still just from the dreaming chapters alone we have material for books which is just too much. Lord of the rings - I get that this is the very foundation of the fantasy genre but still I can see way too much similar story lines.
Four kids from a small village, a wizard whom helps them, a great warrior whom is also the king of a great fallen kingdom, a Dark Lord with dark knights using a poison blades, a swamp escape scene, the big final All in battle to give some time for our main protagonist Fro Why Rand didn't meet his father before the final books.
At the beginning they were presented as very close, his father was injuried when he left and you would at least expect that when Rand found the portal system he would go visit his father and this never happened. Why Two rivers from a small village that nobody ever visits and which is minor enough for the queen not to ask for taxes suddenly can produce an army of the best archers in the world?
Why every interaction between man and women ends with stupid comments as such "Pffff Mennn", "Pfff Womennn". Why people snort so much?! Everytime someone says something, the person next to him snorts in disagreement.
We have ordinary snorts with no meaning, silent snorts, loud irony snorts, accepting snorts. At the end of the series I felt that there is at least one snort per chapter. I get that real people snort and probably some of them far too often for my taste but they also go to the toilet and yet not a single time in the books someone went to the toilet For example if all this was concentrated in books, the story would be far more action packed and it wouldn't feel like soap fantasy opera.
Jul 12, Jason rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Long Winded Fantasy. Recommended to Jason by: A friend from an earlier age. I suggest this series to anyone who enjoys fantasy, can make the time commitment to get through 12, pages, and deal with some slow books in the middle.
If you like great prose, this will work for you. Character development? Jordan's your pusher. Compelling story? This is your hook up. However, be prepared to be frustrated with effusive excess and repetition. Mark Twain encouraged James Fenimore Cooper to "eschew surplusage. And so should I, actually. Everyth I suggest this series to anyone who enjoys fantasy, can make the time commitment to get through 12, pages, and deal with some slow books in the middle. Everything I have to say about the series can be found in my reviews for the individual books: Mar 19, Peter Gould rated it it was ok.
I definitely enjoyed the first 3 books in this series. The advice my older brother gave me when picking it up was: Though this advice was being given around midway of the books being written.
I feel that I should have heeded his advice. After the first 3 books the author held me in for a while yet the story continued to expand, and more and more characters were introduced.
I never felt much I definitely enjoyed the first 3 books in this series. I never felt much attachment to the newer characters and some of the old characters who still got focused on began to become tired. What I wanted was a resolution, the plot to move forward and the secrets to be revealed. The Shadow Rising: Book Four of 'The Wheel of Time' download free ebook. SlideShare Explore Search You. Submit Search. Successfully reported this slideshow. We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads.
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