Tuesday, March 7, 2017

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan - A Fantasy Classic!

First Chapter Tuesday is hosted every Tuesday by Diane over at Bibiophile by the Sea. Join the fun by making your own post and linking up over at Diane's blog, or simple check it out to find more new books to read!

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (The Wheel of Time #1)

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Chapter 1

"The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.

Born below the ever cloud-capped peaks that gave the mountains their name, the wind blew east, out across the Sand Hills, once the shore of a great ocean, before the Breaking of the World. Down it flailed into the Two Rivers, into the tangled forest called the Westwood, and beat at two men walking with a cart and horse down the rock-strewn track called the Quarry Road. For all that spring should have come a good month since, the wind carried an icy chill as if it would rather bear snow."

So, The Eye of the World is hardly a new book, but I've had it on my TBR for years now, and I am finally going to dive in. I have heard countless incredible things about the The Wheel of Time series, and so far I am really enjoying this book!

What do you think? Would you keep reading either one of these? (And feel free to join in and make your own post!) 
If you're enticed by this chapter, be sure to check out the full synopsis on Goodreads!

*Excerpt taken from the novel itself; I do not claim to own any part of the excerpt.


  1. My husband read this series years ago and he loved it. It's not really my type of read, but I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

  2. I don't read fantasy but, hope you like these.

  3. I, too, am not a fantasy fan but hope you enjoy them. Here's my link for today: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1v4

  4. I don't read much fantasy, but the opening of this book appeals to me. Sounds like a good story.
    My Tuesday post features A Thread of Truth.