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Is Eye Of The World boring?

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Hi everyone!! You’ve probably seen this  question a million times but I’m midway through the first book in the WoT series and this far only the prologue has been good. I’m a huge fan of all Brandon Sanderson books out there especially in the cosmere. I started reading the book and expected pretty much from it, and the prologue definitely stood up to my expectations! But after that nothing really exciting happened in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong I really like the characters but the story isn’t going anywhere. Will the whole book be like this with nothing happening? I’m a big sucker for big epic fights and mind-blowing  plot twists, so will the series deliver that? Does Eye of the world get better? I would appreciate if you left spoilers out of this thread thank you! 

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19 minutes ago, Numuhukumakiaki'aialunamon said:

Hi everyone!! You’ve probably seen this  question a million times but I’m midway through the first book in the WoT series and this far only the prologue has been good. I’m a huge fan of all Brandon Sanderson books out there especially in the cosmere. I started reading the book and expected pretty much from it, and the prologue definitely stood up to my expectations! But after that nothing really exciting happened in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong I really like the characters but the story isn’t going anywhere. Will the whole book be like this with nothing happening? I’m a big sucker for big epic fights and mind-blowing  plot twists, so will the series deliver that? Does Eye of the world get better? I would appreciate if you left spoilers out of this thread thank you!

 

As a Series, Mind-blowing Twist and Awesome action definitely happen.  But if you are looking for it to be in the Sanderson style in any particular way, it just plain won't be.  Robert Jordan's writing, while I liked it, is a different thing than Sanderson's. Even the three Sanderson wrote to complete the series were written to be loyal to the Jordan's intent and style rather than injecting his own.  

As far as Wheel of Time itself:  Yes Eye of the World gets better (in my opinion), much like LotR, things start off kinda slow in the first half of the first book, but soon get rolling.  Eventually it does slow WAAAAY down as the character and storylines diverge, to the point where you may go multiple books without seeing some of the original Main Characters (this is probably my biggest complaint about the series).  But even then, it's a wild ride with tons of twists and turns, major developments and crushing defeats and all the things you can hope for in Epic Fantasy.  

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3 hours ago, Numuhukumakiaki'aialunamon said:

 I’m midway through the first book in the WoT series and this far only the prologue has been good. I’m a huge fan of all Brandon Sanderson books out there especially in the cosmere. I started reading the book and expected pretty much from it, and the prologue definitely stood up to my expectations!

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strange. when i read it the first time, the prologue was utter nonsense to me. no sooner than book 4 i could make full sense of it.

anyway yes, you get epic fights and big plot twists in the wot, but it's pretty slow. it's slow to start, the more the main characters will become badass, the more epic fights you will see.

there is one such climatic fight near the end, and while i didn't like it because it felt pulled out of nowhere (again, after rereading and knowing what is actually happening, i can appreciate it better), but if you liked the prologue, you should also like the end. if you manage to reach so far without putting down the book.

also, there is a lot of political intrigue too. in fact, there will be long stretches where nobody is fighting and everyone is politicking.

 

anyway, you can do much worse than wheel of time with slow. i was gifted a book where the main character spends 30 pages making a phone call with her mother, where absolutely no plot relevant information is discussed. in the beginning, the book starts with an inspection in an informatic network after an alarm triggered, and nothing was found out of place. it took 50 pages.

in wot you may not be interested in some of the subplots, but at least stuff does keep happening.

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By the time I got to the end of The Wheel of Time, I was reading them about a book a day. Eye of the World sat in my backpack for about two months as I periodically opened it up and read it. It's still a good book, but it can definitely be slow, especially if you aren't yet invested in the series.

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If you aren't hooked by the end of The Eye of the World, the wheel of time may not be for you. The first 5 books are the most dynamic, then there is a slog for a few books. Although in the Eye of the World its true that there is a slowdown halfway through the book, but then it picks up again.

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I was completely hooked on Wheel of Time after Eye of the World and I agree with everyone that if you aren't feeling it; the rest of this series is not for you and that's okay.

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