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Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures
    #4195318 - 05/19/05 02:13 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

by Robert Jordan

It's like Lord of the Rings taken to the next level.
I am currently on book 5 of 10. Jesus.. each book is like 1,000 pages.

Epic to say the least.
And woah what's this.. looks like they are making a game for it - http://www.wheeloftime.com/


But with reading, I tend to bounce around from book to book.. Like I will read half of one book, then start a different one and read a few chapters, then go to another one.

Right now I am reading about 6 different books. The Fires of Heaven (book 5 of wheel of time), The Elegant Universe, Walking Softly in the Wilderness, In the Shadow of the Shaman, Camping's Top Secrets.. and another one I left somewhere.

I tend to mostly read new age/metaphysical books, physics & astrophysics, natural healing, some science fictions, and things dealing with nature.

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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Shroomism]
    #4195350 - 05/19/05 02:19 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

I have read the entire series (well up to book 10...more to come) through about 5 or 6 times now :grin:

This is probably my favorite fantasy story.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Shroomism]
    #4195365 - 05/19/05 02:21 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

WoT is a great series... though the pacing/passage of time/excitement slows for books 8-10. Eagerly awaiting the next book as always (surely it can't be the last).

Also, the Dune series by Frank Herbert is a must-read! Seriously, pick these up at a nearby used-bookstore! It'll be one of the best investments for the cost you'll ever make.

Even if you're not into graphic novels, the Sandman books by Neil Gaiman are works of genius.
If you're too poor to afford graphic novels, hit me up with a PM. Yarr! :pirate: :hint hint:

Other recommendations:
- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
- The Elric of Melnibone Saga by Michael Moorcock
- The First & Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson
- Running with the Demon, Knight of the Word, Angel Fire East by Terry  Brooks


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Shroomism]
    #4195382 - 05/19/05 02:24 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)



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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: TinTree]
    #4195413 - 05/19/05 02:30 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

I'm too poor for most books.. but I enjoy liberating them from the corporations :hook: Yarrrr!!

So wait you're telling me that even by book 10.. Rand doesn't fight the Dark One in Shayol Gul.. or whateverthefuck?

I've also heard a lot about the Dune series.. I'll have to check that out next.

And Trendal.. I finally got the Elegant Universe just so I could read up on some superstring theory. I must say I think they are definitely on to something there. Something that combines quantum mechanics and general relativity.. into one all-encompassing theory. It makes a lot of sense, where physics in the past tended to obfuscate me to no end...and I disagreed with a lot of it.. finally a theory that embraces the oneness and the vibrations of multiple dimensions. I think they still have some major kinks to work out.. but it is definitely on the right path.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Shroomism]
    #4195426 - 05/19/05 02:34 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Nope, Rand still hasn't gotten to fight the Dark One yet. Lots of other crazy stuff happens, of course, and Rand is certainly a little more insane by book 10...but still no Last Battle.

I think R.J. is planning on one last book, book 11...but I also heard that about book 10 so you never know :wink:

String theory is definitely some interesting stuff. I'm not entirely sure they have it correct...but that may be an issue with the mathematics more than the underlying theory.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: trendal]
    #4195429 - 05/19/05 02:34 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

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hahaha... sweet! :grin:

I only have up to book 8.. I'm going to wait until I finish the next three until I get 9 and 10.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Shroomism]
    #4195435 - 05/19/05 02:35 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

I have read this series up to Winter's Heart. I have the next book after that one, but haven't gotten to it, yet. Freaking excellent books!! The only thing that I don't care for is the number of characters. I mean, shit!! There are like a gazillion different key players in these books! Have you read any of The Sword of Truth books by Terry Goodkind? They are awesome, too! :sun:


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: trendal]
    #4195441 - 05/19/05 02:36 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

I thought that I heard that it was going to be a 12 book series. :shrug:


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Shroomism]
    #4195450 - 05/19/05 02:38 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

from what i have read theres going to be 12 at the very leat RJ has always said he will right as many books as it takes for him to write the story the way he wants to write it and if your looking for another amzing fantasy series check out The Song of Fire and Ice by George R. R. Martin its just as good as WoT


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: lowdominion]
    #4195466 - 05/19/05 02:40 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

I have read a couple of Martin's books and I guess they just didn't do it for me. I don't exactly know why, but I didn't like them too much. Maybe I just read his worst, or something.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: blissedout]
    #4195478 - 05/19/05 02:43 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

yeah i have heard people say that about his books i realy love how he kills off main characters like crazy you never know what is going to happen with him


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: lowdominion]
    #4195600 - 05/19/05 03:00 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

I always hate it when they kill off main characters. It irks me. Like I cheated and skipped ahead to book 6.. and saw that Moraine had died.. :wtf: ..she was like my favorite character.. anybody else could have died and it would have been cool. And tension pisses me off.. like when that bitch took over the Amyrlin Seat, and stilled Suane... wtf. But I guess that's what keeps people reading.. drama and controversy to keep you on the edge of your seat. We humans love our drama don't we?

But yeah Blissed I hear you about the gazillion characters.. it's hard to keep track of them sometimes.. especially when you put the book down for a week or two.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Shroomism]
    #4195660 - 05/19/05 03:13 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

ive read through like book 7 or 8 or something, i got bored after a while =( Book 5 was supposed to be the final one, and whats he up to, like 20 now?

It def rocks though, i just got tired.

sadly, that game, at least the demo, sucked ass. It came out a long time ago, and no one ever played it.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: trendal]
    #4195667 - 05/19/05 03:15 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

wow, only 11? Damn, I thought I heard he made book 15 a while ago. I just checked it out, and it looks like you're right.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: vampirism]
    #4195756 - 05/19/05 03:28 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

The series at times was cool, but it was just too boring half the time imo.

Read 'The book of the new sun' by Gene Wolfe :thumbup:  Don't go into it with expectations however, it requires a few reads to understand some of it too.

I'm also looking for something new to read.  Please keep the suggestions rolling :grin:


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: MovingTarget]
    #4195774 - 05/19/05 03:31 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

a series i was reading at the same time and enjoyed more was Piers Anthony's series Incarnations of Immortality


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Shroomism]
    #4195797 - 05/19/05 03:34 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah it does suck sometimes when they kill of a character that is realy kewl but it does add to the story sometimes with fantasy books it get old the tired good verse evil good always wins and the characters live happily ever after bullshit gets old thats what I like about Martin his characters have a lot of human quirks not realy good or evil just plain human with all the goods and bads that all real people have.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: lowdominion]
    #4195813 - 05/19/05 03:36 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

and if anyone reading this thread has not read Illuminatus Trilogy pick it up it will blow your mind


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: lowdominion]
    #4195932 - 05/19/05 04:07 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Has anyone here read seer king?

I bought it before reading anything about it, and so after finding out a bit about the book through reviews I was kinda put off and never bothered to continue past the first 50 pages.

What are your opinions of the book?


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: MovingTarget]
    #4195941 - 05/19/05 04:09 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Haha, just looked in amazon. '74 Used & New from ?0.01'


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: MovingTarget]
    #4195948 - 05/19/05 04:10 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

No sure if i've read it i've read the FarSeer series by Robin Hobb theat was excellent


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Shroomism]
    #4195963 - 05/19/05 04:13 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

the game has been out for a long time


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: lowdominion]
    #4195971 - 05/19/05 04:14 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Damn it, looking for new books to read is such a pain in the ass. None of the last 15 books ive read have lived up to expectation.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: goobler]
    #4195974 - 05/19/05 04:15 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah, I think it came out around the same time as the 2nd or 3rd book.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Shroomism]
    #4195975 - 05/19/05 04:15 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

I read the first ten books a few years ago..........

Good stuff!

I have likely real over 1,000 Science fiction fantasy books over the years.

have you read Terry Brooks or Barbara Hambly?


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: goobler]
    #4195993 - 05/19/05 04:18 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

shows how in the know I am!
that sucks that is sucks though


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Ripple]
    #4195997 - 05/19/05 04:18 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

just finished reading the first two books in the Warrior Prophet series by Scott Barker highly recommended


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: MovingTarget]
    #4196009 - 05/19/05 04:20 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

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Read 'The book of the new sun' by Gene Wolfe :thumbup:  Don't go into it with expectations however, it requires a few reads to understand some of it too.





Hell yeah... that's a killer book. Definitely requires a few reads and some contemplation, though.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: lowdominion]
    #4196020 - 05/19/05 04:21 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Bakker* lol

The darkness that comes before looks pretty good, I think I've decided which book to read next :grin:


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: MovingTarget]
    #4196025 - 05/19/05 04:22 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

barker-bakker doh!!


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: TinTree]
    #4196055 - 05/19/05 04:27 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

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Read 'The book of the new sun' by Gene Wolfe :thumbup:  Don't go into it with expectations however, it requires a few reads to understand some of it too.







Hell yeah... that's a killer book. Definitely requires a few reads and some contemplation, though.




Have you read any of his other books?  I've only read that one series.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: MovingTarget]
    #4196071 - 05/19/05 04:32 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

No, I have not, but some of them sound quite interesting. I have read many interesting discussions on minutiae of the Book of the New Sun and his other works at: http://www.urth.net/


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: TinTree]
    #4196122 - 05/19/05 04:46 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

anyone ever read Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman? Awesome read if you get a chance


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Shroomism]
    #4196125 - 05/19/05 04:48 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

great thread getting some good titles to pick up :grin:


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Shroomism]
    #4196192 - 05/19/05 05:02 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Wow this thread has certainly struck a nerve, I know I love reading and rarely have anyone to share with, guess I'm not alone in that! :smile:


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Ripple]
    #4196224 - 05/19/05 05:08 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

I've yet to find a fantasy book that I've enjoyed as much as the very first fantasy series I read. Raymond E Feists riftwar trilogy.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: MovingTarget]
    #4196267 - 05/19/05 05:15 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:five thumbs up for the entire riftwar series :grin:


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: lowdominion]
    #4196280 - 05/19/05 05:17 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

:yesnod:  :smile2:


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: MovingTarget]
    #4656352 - 09/13/05 07:58 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

bringing this post back, cause i missed it! anyways-
I have read The Wheel of time about 8 times now, the last 2 books like 5 or 6 times. I know thats crazy, but i love RJ. Another really really good author is George r.r. Martin, look him up, i am really into it right now.  :rockon:


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Shroomism]
    #4656436 - 09/13/05 08:15 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

fuck man, quit with all the plot spoilers. I'm only on book 2.

Thanx for turning me on Shroomism. I'm digging it. My pops says he likes them better than lotr.I don't know bout all that, but the hobbit is my fav of all time.
I believe he read all the ones you gave me, and went out, and bought the next couple in the series.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: Dreamer987]
    #4656576 - 09/13/05 08:52 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

i read somewhere Robert Jordan plans on having 12 books in the series, and 3 prequils.

New Spring is the first of the three.


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Re: Anyone read the Wheel of Time series? ... and other book adventures [Re: thePatient]
    #4740552 - 10/01/05 12:23 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Halfway throught the second book by R Scott Bakker.

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