Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby SaintStrongbow on Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:23 am

Finally, I now own the final book (14) of this series! Have started re-reading them not long ago and am currently half way through the 5th again :D
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby Shuriken on Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:19 pm

I've had the last 2 to read for ages, there was such a long break I got out of the rhythm and will be starting them again soon, the wheel weaves as the wheel wills :)
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby Rico on Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:02 pm

This thread's a bit old now, but since it was bumped a while ago...

I really enjoyed Joe Abercrombie's books. Characters with a bit of grit and dubious morals.

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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby Xerxes on Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:30 am

I finally finished this series. I found it hard to articulate how I feel about this series.


So I made a graph.


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Next up: Let's condense the series into 6 really good books instead of having a lull of about 7 mediocre books in the series! That being said, the last 3 books were bloody awesome.
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby Rico on Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:14 pm

I've yet to read the Wheel of Time series; so, can I miss out the 6 middle books? Maybe reading a synopsis on Wikipedia will suffice if they're that bad.
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby Xerxes on Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:46 pm

They aren't bad as such, they just have long periods where almost nothing is happening - if you are enjoying them I'd recommend continuing to read them, but from firsthand experience it became a bit of a chore reading the middle books...and hence took me nearly a year to get through them. :(

It's definitely worth reading the first parts about the Aiel as the later books won't make any sense without the context for it. :)
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby Rico on Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:09 pm

Well, I've really enjoyed all the Song of Ice and Fire books, while some say they're slow going in parts.

I've failed 4 times to get very far with LOTR though. =)
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby re# Skilgannon on Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:56 pm

gave up halfway through number 5, lots of promise at the start of the series but meh life is too short!

just re-visiting the Earthsea books by Ursula Le Guin, not read them for years and have reminded me why I enjoyed them so much :D
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby SaintStrongbow on Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:16 pm

SaintStrongbow wrote:Finally, I now own the final book (14) of this series! Have started re-reading them not long ago and am currently half way through the 5th again :D


Forgot to say, earlier in the year I finally finished the entire set! Huzzah! :cheers:
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby Flare on Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:18 pm

If you are still looking for other authors to read...

I heavily suggest Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis, they have a number of series all of which are pretty interesting :

- The Darksword Triology
- Rose of the Prophet
- Star of the Gaurdians
- Deathgate Cycle

I think they also wrote the most well known Dragonlance tales, the ones with Raistlen and Tanis... themed on the seasons I believe so you may already be familiar.
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby re# Skilgannon on Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:29 pm

been reading Weiss and Hickman for over 20 years :D
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