Opinion on The Eye of the World

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The Eye of the World is the first book of The Wheel of Time series. It was written by American writer Robert Jordan. This is my second time reading this book. The first time I didn't enjoy it at all and ended up skipping through the second half of the book. I decided to give this book another shot, and I want to read page to page and not skip anything.

This is my first high fantasy book. High fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy. It usually contains stories of epic nature. For example, epic battles, characters and settings. A prime example is The Lord of the Rings series by J. R. R. Tolkien.

The Plot

Young boys’ lives were shattered after their village was attacked by super natural elements. They escaped and on the run. With the help of powerful characters, they are making way to a safe haven.

The Good

The setting is very attractive to me. The epic backdrop. The environments were well written. The action senses were keeping me on the edge of my seat. Each character has a distinct personality.

The Bad

The story and characters are so similar to The Lord of the Ring series. It’s almost a carbon copy. The book is huge, and it can be exhausting to read. The plot armors that are surrounding the characters are the toughest I've ever seen. It’s hard to ignore especially after Game of Throne had brought the idea of “action and consequences” into the genre.