VERY first impressions of WoT

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-8' started by Dorian Rei, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Jarl Lewin

    Jarl Lewin Aes Sedai

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    That is very much the way I experience books, like watching a movie: but the detail is somehow more real because--with the best writers anyway--it's almost like being there . . . but in the safety of your own chair :lol I appreciate detail in books if it is presented well because it makes the "movie" that much richer when reading.
     
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    I received the book for my birthday when I was 13 years old after scoping it out at a local bookstore. I had just finished reading Lord of the Rings and the back quote had “Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal.” Which is very enticing to a reader new to fantasy and just coming off the high of Lord of the Rings. I was least to say enamored by the book, though it was a fair bit denser than Lord of the Rings was. I was captivated by Jordan and his way of being able to paint a mental picture of everything going on. The scope was far beyond me at the time, as well. I read the book more than once before moving onto the second one (half because I enjoyed it that much, the other half I didn't have money for 'The Great Hunt' at the time). It shaped who I was as a reader. I owe a lot to this book series, despite never finding anyone locally who had read the books.
     
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    Very first thought ever about WoT: "OH COOL A BOOK ABOUT DRAGONS I'M 13 AND I LOVE DRAGONS."
     
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    I did think at first that the 'Dragon Reborn' was literal, and there would be a fire breathing dragon at some point. I guess if you made it far enough, you do see Dragons that shoot eggs, but that's not what I was expecting.
     
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    My first impression would have to be "OMG I know I was looking for a fantasy series BUT THIS IS MASSIVE and I don't know if my brain can keep up with a world that spans 14 books!!!!" :fire :fire
     
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    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    AND YET here I am :p
     
  8. Jarl Lewin

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    That's what rereads are for. [​IMG]
     
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    This is a world where for 3000 years, only women have been able to safely use the Power, so that has had some impact on how the roles of men and women are viewed, though perhaps not as much as I would expect - a lot of societies have what we think of as a fairly traditional view of them
    I'm not sure if people glorify Aes Sedai and Warders - they have a pretty mixed, and somewhat inconsistent view - eg, they are darkfriends, but spend their time in the Blight fighting evil. There's also an extent to which they aren't trusted, in a large part because they have so much power and don't seem answerable to anyone other than themselves