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Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of fans around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

In this series companion book, the listener will learn about the exotic beasts used by the Seanchan and hear of the rise and fall of Artur Hawking, and peruse the deeper story of the War of the Shadow. Here is the tale of the founding of the White Tower, and the creation of the Ajahs. The inner workings of the closed country, Shara, are revealed, as is the existence of a hitherto unknown continent called The Land of the Madmen.

©1997 Bill Fawcett and Associates (P)2019 Tantor

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  • MR
  • 08-07-20

I'm not really sure who this book is meant for

It contains spoilers for nonreaders and only a little new info for finished readers.

The first half is amazing for a finished reader looking to learn more about the world history prior to the books.

The last half is weird because this book was written before the story ends, so you hear about stuff you've already read, AND it's unfinished.

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  • Andy Wilkie
  • 14-11-20

Lots of information

Gives good back story. Definitely a good read. I would recommend reading at least the first 5 books before reading this.

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  • Robby
  • 31-03-21

Great Summary

This provides a great summary and background of the world and I wish I read this after book 5 or 6. There are a few spoilers if you read it too soon, but nothing major.

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  • mrgreeneye
  • 22-02-21

Good book

Good summary of the world of the Dragon. Have read the series many times. This was a good review.

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  • LS
  • 13-05-22

Pointless if you read the books.

Feels like a money grab. Not a shred of new information for anyone who has read the books.

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  • Amazon Reviewer OU812
  • 03-11-21

Somewhat Boring

Amazon had a trailer for The Wheel of Time and I thought it might be useful to listen the story before beginning the episodes coming out November 19th. After watching the trailer I thought that the book might have something in common with the series, but from what I watched and what listened to seems that the series and the book only share the title. The Wheel of Time is a long winded history of Robert Jordan's world that probably could and probably is told through the other books. I don't believe Amazon would put on it's slate of shows a history of this fantasy mythology. from the trailer I think they dive right into the story.

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  • Mariana
  • 02-10-21

Great background book, and fun yo revisit!

the world of the wheel of time is vast and it is great to have a guide like this to keep uou from getting lost. it was great fun to reread this now that the series complete and revisit the places and people at a specific point in time.

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  • dylan
  • 29-05-21

meh

I like the information in the book I wish it would have been after the series instead of in the middle and I really really wish they would have taken the time to give this guy the proper pronunciation of these words and names

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  • Tkinsey3
  • 29-07-22

Super Interesting - But Not For Everyone

I really enjoyed this. My favorite aspect of the Wheel of Time is its world and history, and this book is essentially just a history of that world leading up to the series. Robert Jordan’s imagination truly was unparalleled in modern Fantasy. His creation is rivaled only by Tolkien, in my opinion.

That said, I also totally understand that others may not enjoy the book as much. It takes a unique person - namely a Wheel of Time fanboy/girl that enjoys learning about the history of a completely fictional world.

Do with that what you will.

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  • 19-07-22

Shannon from Texas

Very informative. Very helpful in closing the gaps of information and explanations of places and lands and the background of the wide variety of races and cultures in the world of the wheel of time.