Title: The Great Hung
Series: Wheel of Time (#2)
Author: Robert Jordan
Release Date: November 15, 1990
First Line: “The man who called himself Bors, at least in this place, sneered at the low murmuring that rolled around the vaulted chamger like the soft gabble of geese.”
“The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. For centuries, gleemen have told of The Great Hunt of the Horn. Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages.
And it is stolen.” – from goodreads.com
My thoughts: I’m terrible at reviewing fantasy books I think. As much as I read, I did poorly in reading comprehension in school. I get caught up in the story and forget about all the details and stuff, and I don’t really like rehashing everything. I just talk about how I felt about it I guess. So I hope no one comes to this blog for a summary of anything, because I just pull that from Goodreads, hehehe. But anyway… on to the book. I really liked this book! I have to say I liked it a lot more than I liked the first one I think. The characters have grown on me now. It took me a while to find a liking for them in the first book, but I liked them all at least at some point in this one; even Nynaeve had a pretty awesome part, and usually I can’t stand her. And whereas I was pretty indifferent about Egwene before, now I like her as well. I think right now though, my favorite is Loial. Loial is awesome. So based on this book, I’m expecting the series to just keep getting better and better. 🙂
Kept me interested: 5/5
Overall rating: 5/5
First Line: “The palace still shook occasionally as the earth rumbled in memory, groaned as if it would deny what had happened.”
“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.” – from goodreads.com
My thoughts: My husband has been bugging to start this series forever, but I was hesitant because of the commitment. The books are big, and there are.. like… FOURTEEN of them! But I finally decided to just go ahead and dive in. I’m not sure how fast I’ll get through the series, because I have a lot of YA books to keep up with, but I will try to get to each book before I forget everything that happened in the previous one. Wouldn’t want to have to start over after all! Anyway, I did like this book, especially now that I feel like I can appreciate fantasy more than I used to be able to. I do so love maps. 🙂 I did have a hard time finding love for many of the characters though. Nynaeve annoyed me, but my husband was quick to point out that apparently not many people do like her. I’m not really sure why, but she’s just kind of crabby. I also didn’t like Mat, but I was informed that he gets much cooler as the series goes on. To be fair, I mostly didn’t like him because of something that wasn’t entirely under his control. I felt almost nothing for any of the other characters until near the end of this book. then I started liking Rand more, and Moiraine, and especially Perrin for some reason. I was disappointed when they all got separated, but I suppose that’s to be expected occasionally. I do like the magical elements (especially as women are empowered and men go CA-RAZY when they try to gain power). It’s kind of hard to write a review for something so complicated, so I’m really just writing about the elements/characters that struck me I guess. So after finishing this one, yes, I will definitely continue with the series. I think it will only get better from here really. Oh, and I sincerely hope Thom comes back eventually and is not dead!
Kept me interested: 3/5
Overall rating: 4/5