I have started the long journey of reading The Wheel of Time series from Robert Jordan. Recognized as one of the greatest epic fantasy series, I felt it was time I added them to my memories. The Eye of the World (goodreads) is the first book in the series.
Most of the men rolled their shoulders and said, “Well, we’ll survive, the Light willing.” Some grinned and added, “And if the Light doesn’t will, we’ll still survive.”
That was the way of most Two Rivers people. People who had to watch the hail beat their crops or the wolves take their lambs, and start over, no matter how many years it happened, did not give up easily. Most of those who did were long since gone.
That excerpt is taken from the first chapter. After reading the description of the town and its people, you feel like Robert Jordan visited their personally and was now your tour guide. He mixes just enough description to put you there, while also giving you enough action to keep the story moving forward. Of course a lot of praise has been placed on this series and I look forward to the journey ahead.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!