Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-8' started by Kallarn Lo'Vosh, Oct 8, 2012.
Thats great. Thank you!
I actually haven't read New Spring. Started it tonight, after having finished several other books by other authors. Someone mentioned that she was reading it, and that reminded me I should go find it and start reading it.
This is my... sixth? reread. I read NS for the first time at the start of this one. Does that count?
Yeah, since I read it when it came out.
I agree with what some have said here already. If it's your first time reading the series, start with Eye of the World. On a re-read start with New Spring. I like the way Moiraine and Suian appear larger than life, and in turn make Aes Sedai seem that way also. Also I like the questions of Moiraine and Lan's relationship the first time around. I agree Moiraine and Suian are more humanized in NS. That's the main reason I recommend to read NS last the first time around.
PIMP! Im waitin!
I read New Spring first. I bought New Spring from a used book store and did not know that the rest of the series existed! I went to the library the second I finished New Spring to get the rest of the series!
That's really cool, Almira! How did that affect what you thought of TEotW, etc?
I read it first without searching if I should.As it's prequel of the main series I wanted to read it first and I have to say there weren't many things that I should know from the other books!I mean RJ explains everything quite good!
I'm not sure that I would read it first if I could start all over again. I loved the way I was introduced into the series in the first chapter of eye of the world, with Lews going crazy and creating Dragonmount. It really set the stage for me, Im reading New spring right now to tide me over till I get aMoL
I read the book as soon as it came out. I like to read the book first in my rereads to keep the timeline straight.
I kind of get antsy anyways since I read the whole series because I wish Sheriam and others of the Black Ajah had died before they could cause so much damage.
As far as my view of Aes Sedai, it didn't really change much by seeing that they started out as idealistic teenagers who mature. Of course, power affects different people in different ways and The One Power is no different. Liandrin is a great example of those that gain power getting an elitist opinion of themselves, while Moiraine is a good example of how gaining power doesn't alter the responsibilities that one has.
Back when I first was reading the series, New Spring had just come out, so I read it after EotW. For my re-read, I started with New Spring.
I am about to finish Lord of Chaos. I've heard both that I should read it soon and that I should read it in publishing order. I guess the ship has sort of sailed when it comes to reading after Dragon Reborn, but what would you recommend: now, or Crossroads of Twilight?
I am old school and would suggest publishing order, but that's just me.
I read it after I finished the fourth book (as it was when Jordan wrote it anyway). I loved seeing the extra workings of Aes Sedai, especially the test!
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