Wheel of Time coming November 2021 to Amazon!

Bren G

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Was amazed to see this today, WOT will be released in Nov! Never thought I'd see it happen. Also, says Rosamund Pike will play Moiraine!

Anyone else looking forward to it?

 

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Was amazed to see this today, WOT will be released in Nov! Never thought I'd see it happen. Also, says Rosamund Pike will play Moiraine!

Anyone else looking forward to it?

This one has been off and on for years.
 

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I'll give this a try. It would be nice if it was great because that would give me hope for the Middle-Earth series. It would also make me sad since Amazon gave up on Consider Phlebas.
 

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@hitmouse and @svalbard - am just curious as to why you didn't like the series?
I read the first novel by chance when I found myself snowed in in a mountain cabin and there was no other diversion apart from eating my left leg. I spotted the book in the kindling basket.

I felt it was classic low-grade EFP: derivative, cliche-ridden, and really irritating, and when the road finally opened I hopped out and never had any urge to read subsequent volumes. If those are literary masterpieces then I am prepared to re-evaluate. Based on the book I read, I am curious how this series rose to prominence above the huge morass of disposable adolescent fantasy.
 
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I read the first novel by chance when I found myself snowed in in a mountain cabin and there was no other diversion apart from eating my left leg. I spotted the book in the kindling basket.

I felt it was classic low-grade EFP: derivative, cliche-ridden, and really irritating, and when the road finally opened I hopped out and never had any urge to read subsequent volumes. If those are literary masterpieces then I am prepared to re-evaluate. Based on the book I read, I am curious how this series rose to prominence above the huge morass of disposable adolescent fantasy.

I went a bit further and read the first five books and found myself getting frustrated as each book went on. Maybe it was the fact that back in the 90s trilogies were the norm instead of multi volumed series. I can only think of the Belgariad as another long series and that was just as tiresome. Maybe as I grew older the actions of the characters made less and less sense. I do know my tastes in fantasy changed in the course of those years.

That said I can see the allure for other readers and there is no denying it's success. Each to their own. I will be watching the series and the I must say the trailer that just dropped looks good.
 

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I went a bit further and read the first five books and found myself getting frustrated as each book went on. Maybe it was the fact that back in the 90s trilogies were the norm instead of multi volumed series. I can only think of the Belgariad as another long series and that was just as tiresome. Maybe as I grew older the actions of the characters made less and less sense. I do know my tastes in fantasy changed in the course of those years.

That said I can see the allure for other readers and there is no denying it's success. Each to their own. I will be watching the series and the I must say the trailer that just dropped looks good.

There is a Trailer for the seres , i saw it on the Dark Horizons Website.
 

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@hitmouse and @svalbard - thanks for sharing. It's so very interesting how someone likes some art and others do not. I happen to be in the 'love it' camp, but to each his own, and that's a good thing. If we all loved the same art, it'd be a monochromatic world wouldn't it? I reread the EOTW every five years or so. I suspect I didn't find it derivative since I hadn't read Tolkien prior and most of my fantasy reading up till then was Terry Brooks and Piers Anthony. I loved them both of course but neither had the layers and complexities when compared to Jordan. So under these circumstances I found EOTW to be very original. Funny though, I had a similar reaction when I watched the Game of Thrones series as there are many obvious similarities to EOTW, and while I enjoyed GOT, it did feel quite derivative to me for this reason. Also, I found books 4+ of EOTW frustrating as well. It seemed to me like the story was being dragged out, well beyond what was necessary.
 

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