Book Reviews of The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, Bk 2)

The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, Bk 2)
The Great Hunt - Wheel of Time, Bk 2
Author: Robert Jordan
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ISBN-13: 9780812517729
ISBN-10: 0812517725
Publication Date: 10/15/1991
Pages: 736
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 575 ratings
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Robert Jordan goes into much detail about the characters and environment in all of his books. While this helps bring the story to life, I began to find it a bit overwhelming by the time I finished this one. What kept me interested was the intriguing story line. My advice: If you're looking for a quick read that you don't have to think about, don't choose any of Jordan's books. But if you've got the time and want a story with a whole world brought to life through vivid detail, this is it!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the larger trade paperback.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wow. I couldn't finish reading this...I was so disappointed but it just dragged and dragged and then I had another book from PBS come in and well, I just couldn't justify forcing myself to read something that I just couldn't get into(even though I felt obligated cuz it's supposed to be this amazing series). I just have so many other books calling my name waiting for me to pick them up....
I went about 200 pages in, and still lots interest.... Book one was great, so maybe I will pick this up and start over some other time...
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Helpful Score: 1
The great storyline from the 1st book continues in the second book. Surprises and new characters are also a plus! Worth the read!
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This is the second book in Robert Jordan's excellent Wheel of Time series. If you love epic fantasy, this is the series for you.
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This whole series is a mash-up of every tale ever told. This one is based on the quest for the grail and has Arthurian overtones. Fun but a little slow.
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as entertaining as the first bool
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The series begins to pick up speed here. This is by far one of the best of the 11 books to this series.
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Excellent series! It is difficult to do anything but read these books.
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Engrossing read. I hated to put it down and am looking forward the rest of this series!
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The first book of this series was enough to get me interested, but it was kind of confusing. This book was just -- great!!! I cannot read these books fast enough!!!
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Couldn't put this book down until the end.... now on to book 3!
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Book two of the Wheel of Time series.
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By book two you are very much into the characters and it is a great series.
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Pretty soon the book starts to follow the same story arc as Book 1. Something evil and unexpected shows up and the folks have to leave for various reasons and are separated. Yep, there is even a river and ferry involved early on. Yes, I do have to gently joke about this. In a way, Robert Jordan made Book 2 feel like an old friend before you have even finished it. In another, this similar beginning was a little predictable in the big sweeping story arc.

In general, in this book we get to meet more Aes Sedai and learn what the different colors of Aes Sedai mean. Rand, Mat, and Perrin all get to go gallivanting off in the hunt for a powerful item. We see a lot of growth in Rand and Perrin, coming into their powers. Mat was still on the sidelines, providing some comic relief here and there but far less of a presence than in Book 1. Loial is still around being the cutest Ogier possible. We learn about these transportation stones that are remnants from before the last breaking of the world that allow a person to access a parallel world and travel a short distance there equal to great distances in their home world. We also get more info on the world myths of both the various versions of the Dragon Reborn and also of the ancient hero Artur Hawkwing and how he took his folks across the seas.

I really enjoyed the adventuring through the land, getting to know the various cultures better. Also Min, Nynaeve, Egwene, and Elayne all get some time to bond and grow a bit. Nynaeve and Egwene especially are tested and show some character growth by the end. The pacing and detail was excellent. On the flip side, the climatic ending went by too quickly and was rather nebulous compared to the rest of the detailed narrative. Honestly, I wanted details, in full glory, peoples thoughts and feelings, etc. But that wasnt there and I noticed its absence immensely. Still, a fun read, especially with a group of enthusiastic friends.
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the wheel of time turns and ages come and go. what was ,what will be,and what is, may yet fall under the shadow,
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Great Series of Books!
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I have read all of Jordan The Wheel of Time Series and I can say that these are the greatest books. Sometimes in the first chapter or two it is slow going, (especially if it has been some time since you have read the series) but when it picks up it picks up and you can't put the books down. And these are fat books! lol. This book The Great Hunt introduces a character or two that remains with the whole series. You see the growth in his characters. I just love these books. Strong women. Just great. Joalice
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Excellent!!!
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Good series.
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Chosen by fate to become the Dragon Reborn--savior and destroyer of his world--young Rand al'Thor attempts to outrun his destiny by joining in a mad search for the lost Horn of Valere. (synopsis by Reed Business Information, Inc.)

This book, the 2nd in the series, actually piqued my interest more than the 1st book did. While I found the 1st book, The Eye of the World, to be a decent read, I found this book way more interesting. Some of the early chapters are a bit slow, but it picked up momentum, so much that I actually decided to buy the next 2 books in the series rather than just getting one at a time.
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Better that Book 1! A lot more action, more elements added to the story line, and Jordan adds more detail to the world the characters live it.
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I didn't really like this book, but you have to read it to continue the series. The books after it are good, so it was worthwhile.
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My husband loves Robert Jordan and has the whole series. This one was an extra copy. Enjoy
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very good just long
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My husband is reading this series and likes it a lot.
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Great read. Really pulls you into the.story.
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Enjoyed it.
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One of the better books in the drawn-out Wheel of Time series.
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Very good read, the story continues.
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wicked good book dudes
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I have to say I wasn't as pleased with this one as I was with the eye of the world. But it was still a pretty nicely written book.
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The start of a long series. The series bogs down around book 10, but it's a great read, for most of it.
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Great book, great series
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please note my copy of this book has a cover that is in rough shape. suitable for reading but definitely not for collecting.