Epic. Book one in the "Wheel of Time" series. I had to get about a quarter of the way into it before it picked up steam, but once it did I loved it. If you like "Lord of the Rings" style fantasy epics this is first rate.
Warning....you will not get much done around the house until you finish reading the book. Start reading way before bedtime.
The Eye of the World takes a lot of concentration and I'll be honest, I read it when I was sixteen and it took me four attempts to read it. This book is an epic fantasy and absolutely fantastic. It is the first book of a lengthy series. I can tell you that the first book is worth every bit of time you put into it!
This is an excellent work in the fantasy epic genera. However, sometimes I got a sense of deja vu while reading. Many of Jordan's themes and characters borrow heavily from Tolkien. With it's compelling story line and richly detailed world, I am looking forward to reading further on into the series.
i can't say this book is bad, i just couldn't get into it, far too many details to stay interesting, and they keep going into detail about what someone is wearing everytime they change scenes, like the first time you meet the hero, can't remember the name anymore, they almost tell you his messurements and who designed his outfit, then he changes clothes and the author does it... AGAIN! i like the idea of the story but the level of detail made the pace way to slow. awesome intro though, and good theme.
The power of Robert Jordan's novels lies in the flesh and blood of the world he creates. His writing brings to life expansive landscapes and detailed cultures. Before long you'll feel as if you've lived in the Two Rivers all your life.
The Eye of the World is my favorite out of the Wheel of Time series. The story begins with the protagonists as young adults being chased by a horrid evil of which there is no safe place to hide. Each of the characters has so much potential and you glimpse it in this novel. During the later novels the main characters learn more about who they are and what they can do, but in the Eye of the World they are still young and inexperienced.
If the thrill of a new journey excites you then read this novel, it may be a little slow at first but it will hook you in if you stick with it.