Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Great Hunt

The Great Hunt. (Wheel of Time #2) Robert Jordan. Tor. 600 pages.

A few weeks ago I read The Eye of the World the first book in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. I loved it. I loved the promise of it especially. From the start, I felt it was going to be a just-right series for me, that it was going to have characters that I could love and appreciate. The Great Hunt was a great second book. Perhaps the second-half wowed me more than the first half, but, I definitely reached a place where the book became wonderfully intense and almost magical. The Great Hunt features some of the same characters as the first book, but it also introduces a few new characters. And this second book has the characters on somewhat separate journeys.

The men (Rand, Mat, Perrin) join soldiers on a mission to find the Horn of Valere. The women (Egwene, Nynaeve, Elayne) begin their studies at the White Tower in Tar Valon; Nynaeve undergoes a test and becomes Accepted while Egwene and Elayne are novices still. The second half of the book truly focuses on these three characters--and Min--and these chapters were easily my favorite!!! There are three women--Min, Egwene, and Elayne--who have interest in Rand and his uncertain future. All are concerned about where his journey will take him--now and in the future. Will his "destiny" lead to madness and destruction? Can he be saved? '

In The Great Hunt, I felt the story truly begins. I continue to love the series so far.

Read The Great Hunt
  • If you've read and enjoyed The Eye of the World
  • If you enjoy fantasy and adventure
  • If you like world-building and storytelling  
© 2012 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

1 comment:

Kelly said...

The great thing about Jordan was that he really had a knack for pushing you on to the next novel in the series. I read the first 5 of the Wheel of Time series and had a hard time with the overwhelming descriptins, but absolutly loved the story. Just when I thought, "it's too much, I must read something else." he punched me in the gut and forces me to read the next novel.