There is a series of fantasy stories written by American author Robert Jordan. The Wheel of time review shows that it is comprised of fourteen books, though, the author intended to write only six books. Before this, he composed another book named, “Eye of the World,” which attains the height of success.
According to the Wheel of Time review, Jordan seems to be inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s book, War and Peace in 1869. He presents the mythology of both Europe and Asia as the nature of Buddhism and Hinduism, and a reader can trace easily. The author used two specific religious words from Christianity and Islamic context in the book, for instance, the word Light refers to Creator in Christianity whereas the word Dark refers to Shaitan in Arabic, which means Devil.
This book is famous for its breadth, a considerable number of characters, magic. It is the New York Times Bestseller book, which was awarded Hugo Prize. Many producers of T.V channels are keenly interested in adopting the series of book for their channels.
Writing the review of this book is not a child’s too, but I thought that if a writer can write such an extensive book why couldn’t I just read the book and give my strong feedback. I think writing is biting a difficult task; so I decided to read the book so that I could write a better review of The Wheel of Time. The list of the fourteen books is as under;
- The Eye of the World
- The Great Hunt
- The Dragon Reborn
- The Shadow Rising
- The Fires of Heavens
- Lords of Chaos
- A Crown of Swords
- The Path of Daggers
- Winter’s Heart
- Crossroads of Twilight
- Knife of Dreams
- The Gathering Storm
- Towers of Midnight
- A Memory of Light
Robert Jordan has beautifully composed this book. His use of enriching vocabulary makes the book distinctive and authentic piece of literary genre. I loved the book because of its natural style of writing. The author’s style of introducing us with magical system and characters is so natural that I really do not feel anything abhorrent in the story. The author introduces True Sources in the book by describing the power of magic.
Different people use different elements for power as he described that women use Saidar whereas menus Saidin power. Only a few people can use one power of the actual source. Most of the people use all four elements of nature such as air, fire, earth, and wind with the spirit.
One important point to be noticed is that all characters belong to the same land. In the book, the author adds the story of teenagers who leave their homes but gradually come towards maturity after their self-experiences. The characters are not flat and passive, but they improve themselves learning from their own blunders. However, an in-depth and interesting The Wheel of Time review drives me to the world of classic where most of the stories comprise a conflict between good vs. evil, darkness vs. light, innocence vs. tyranny, etc. Robert Jordon shows the same conflict in his series of the fantasy novel.
Although, the book is very fantastic, yet some portion of the book is a really confusing and long list of characters is also very complicated. It might become difficult for the readers to remember the role of all characters, individually. Wheel of the Time review reveals the truth that the focus of the book is its characters rather than actions or plot.
In short, if you love reading long epics, this book is the best genre of literature. Try it. Happy Reading!
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