What is Wheel of Time and why should you read it? | IdiotReborn

Greetings earthlings! Today I talking about one of my favorite series the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and why you should read. *I have a review for the series which you can read hereI read this series earlier this year and I did write of review and now I will try and explain the best I can. *this will be hard.

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What is Wheel of Time?

Wheel of Time is high fantasy series with fourteen books and a prequel that are giant and it was written by Robert Jordan and later on Brandon Sanderson. Every book tells the same continuous story but at the end of book we get some sort of ending that resolves something. It is about a world that is facing an end of the age that has been prophesied  and there were be a chosen one to fight off the darkness. It is set in fantasy world that is pre industry and sort of post apocalypse with there being a war 3000 years earlier, the male half magic got tainted, and there was a really bad fall out and now women can safety magic. Our heroes are a group of friends in late teens or earlier twenties from a village.

After the village is attacked, our main protagonist Rand and his friends have to leave and they sort of figure that they can go home once the danger passes *hahahahahahahaha welcome to being a protagonist your life is now really hard. They all get new abilities and they get caught up in  this really big thing that is the Wheel of Time plot line and have to try and save the world. The first book is mainly in Rand point of view but as the series goes on we got other point views from other characters. More stories are brought in as more characters are brought into the story and they all bring very different perspective to the story.

The antagonist in this series is Shai’tan who is called the Dark One *isn’t a racist things it’s like star wars and everyone who follows is called a Dark Friend. There is also a good side called the Light which is lead by a guy named Lews Therin Telamon who is also known as the Dragon and thats like the all powerful channeler. A channeler is a person who can do magic stuff. But after they reseal the prison where all they were all, the Dark One does this thing where all the male channelers go insane and Lews Therin kills him family then himself. The whole plot is around people trying to bring the Dark One back but a new Dragon is reborn.

If you didn’t notice I mention that it was written by two different authors and that is because Robert Jordan die in 2007 before the final book *which originally just the last three books combined and called the gathering storm which is the name for book number #12. Brandon Sanderson is a fantasy writer who was a fan of the series took up the role of finishing the series off. The book was already like half way written so Sanderson I think just finished it off. I like the three books. The wrapped things up all and it had a great but really heartbreaking ending. Some fans don’t agree with that. In fact according to a tumblr blog some wheel of time fans won’t read the last three books because they don’t want to read what he has written. It’s not the same author that created the series that we fell in love with. I look at the last three books before I read them like how I looked at Cursed Child. I knew that it probably wasn’t going to be like the books that I had read before but it was still apart of the story and I was going to read it.

Have there been any adaptions of the series? Well yes and no. FX created a pilot based off the prologue in the first book Eye of the World which is six pages long *no you don’t have to read that again. you read it correctly the first time. and called it Winter Dragon *wtf???? The pilot aired at one in the morning and Billy Zane was Ishamael and when fans got word of the pilot, the fan web site Dragonmount crashed. The pilot failed though for so many reasons but I listed the most common ones.

  • The fans hated it. I’m not kidding I know one guy who has claimed to like this pilot.
  • They never told his wife, who owns the rights to Wheel of Time, about an adaption being made. They never gave her any information on this happening so there was like a law suit.
  • It sucked.

Here’s the link if you want to watch it.

Before we had Winter Dragon though, at one point at was announced that there were going to be movie based off these books but that sadly that never happened. You know a great fantastic series, that is basically a classic, can’t get a movie deal but stuff Fifty Shades of Grey, which is abusive bullshit and isn’t a classic, somehow can *what a world we live in. We do have hope though because in April of this year it was a announced that was becoming a tv. That was all that was given out nothing else but hey i can only have hope.

We do have a this really awesome fan video and it’s the best! Here’s the link.

Why should you read it?

Now you are probably like why should I read a fourteen book series and the books are soo big that you could probably kill someone? Well, Wheel of Time is a fantastic series with a crazy intense plot, characters from different places with different personalities and you guys who have read the books know when I talk about character I really mean, you should just read this series because MAT CAUTHON!

I’m a gambler, a farmboy, and I’m here to take command of your bloody army!”

The prologue is only six pages but so much happens that you have no choice but to continue on because you’re just like ‘what is happening right now?’. This series was originally only going to be six books but it got so big and complex that we got other eight books. There so many fans that read this series and there is a guy on Dragonmount, who made a blog post talking about how the Wheel of Time inspired him to write a book. We have a website that is all about this series.

Also did I mention that we have a ton of strong females characters because we do. All of them are so cool and fantastic. We have more female lead characters then most high fantasy books. That’s pretty cool. There are kick ass characters of all genders and some are different creatures too. The fights are great and even though this may be a deal breaker, when you finish this series you will be emotionally unstable probably forever and will never find a series as good as this.

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Well that was fun. I hope you enjoyed this fun rant / review of why you should read this series. This post is more then thousands words so that should show how much I love this series and think everyone in the world should read so that it can be the next Game of Thrones. Have you guys read this series? If you have, do you like it or do you hate it? Let me know. I hope you enjoyed this and I post once every week. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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*favorite to least favorite

  1. Shadows Rising (Book 4)
  2. Fire of Heaven  (Book 5)
  3. A Memory of Light (Book 14)
  4. Lord of Chaos (Book 6)
  5. Gathering Strom (Book 12)
  6. Towers of Midnight (Book 13)
  7. Knife of Dreams (Book 12)
  8. Eye of the World (Book 1)
  9. Great Hunt (Book 2)
  10. Crown of Swords (Book 7)
  11. Winter’s Heart (Book 9)
  12. Path of Daggers (Book 8)
  13. Crossroads of Twilight (Book 11)
  14. The Dragon Reborn (Book 3)

The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan Series Review | IdiotReborn

HELLO EVERYONE! Welcome to IdiotReborn!!!! Where I talk about the Wheel of Time series and how I have an unhealthy obsession with it and how it’s ruining my life!

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!!WARNING!! SPOILERS AHEAD!!

I finished A Memory of Light like last week and I’m still emotional. The last series that did this to me was Harry Potter and that was like 4 years ago. I love this series as much as I love Harry Potter which is clearing saying something.

The Wheel of Time is a high fantasy series by Robert Jordan and later on Brandon Sanderson after Jordan’s passing in 2007. There are 14 books in this series and I only hated two which again says something. Each of the books are about 700-1000 pages. This series isn’t too well known like Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones but it’s pretty popular with it’s huge fanbase.

I got into this series because I’m one of those people that when they see a book they have to like see what’s thats about. For me it’s when books are giants and this guy in my class was carrying around on of theses books around and being me I had to know what it was. If I hadn’t gotten into this series then I would have loved it that and gone on this magic rollercoaster. This story starts of with a bang! Literally a building is collapsing in the prologue in the first book.

So the story starts with a building collapsing and a guy searching for a his wife. It’s only six pages long but it’s enough to get you into the story and want to know more. But it wasn’t enough make AN HOUR LONG PILOT!! The next 14 books follow Rand, who finds out that he is something called the Dragon Reborn, and many other characters and are all badasses. *maybe not perrin or faile . It’s 14 books that are a rollercoaster of emotions.

My three favorite characters are Mat,

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Moiraine,

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and Min, *all of start with M. the wheel of M’s. Let’s be honest out of the three girls, Min’s the best.

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I do love all the other characters, theses guys are just my favorites. I don’t like Perrin or Faile. I find them so annoying. I don’t hate Rand but sometimes he can be pretty pathetic. Thank goodness for Elayne, Aviendha, and Min or else he would be like that all the time.

Favorite to less favorite:

  1. Shadows Rising (Book 4)
  2. Fire of Heaven  (Book 5)
  3. A Memory of Light (Book 14)
  4. Lord of Chaos (Book 6)
  5. Gathering Strom (Book 12)
  6. Towers of Midnight (Book 13)
  7. Knife of Dreams (Book 12)
  8. Eye of the World (Book 1)
  9. Great Hunt (Book 2)
  10. Crown of Swords (Book 7)
  11. Winter’s Heart (Book 9)
  12. Path of Daggers (Book 8)
  13. Crossroads of Twilight (Book 11)
  14. The Dragon Reborn (Book 3)

About the tv shows, FX decide that it was a good idea to try and make the Wheel of Time series a TV which I think would be a great idea. But it was about the six page prologue, aired at one in the morning, some fans liked and some fans hated it, and there was a law suit with Robert Jordan’s. I thought it was okay. There were also going to be movies but nothing ever happened on that. But on April 29, 2016, IGN tweeted that Wheel of Time would becoming a TV show!!!!!!

I’m so happy! Literally I was writing this and I had said I was waiting for an adaption and it’s happening I’m soo happy!!!!! You can read the article here.

This series is so complex and amazing and I love every single second of it! If you are a big high fantasy or just a crazy booknerd then you have to read this series! I have to warn it will leave you if a giant book hanger. I finish the series like a week ago and I’m still not over. I have that feeling to reread all 14 books and I usually have this but it was like ten times worse. I’m rereading Harry Potter which usually solves everything but I still want to reread the Wheel of Time series.

My Favorite moments

If you have weapons, place them on the ground before us. They’ll be here for you when you return.”

Rand unsheathed his belt knife and laid at Amys’ feet, then after a moment added the green stone carving of the little man. “This is the best I can do.”

Mat began with his belt knife and kept right on, pulling knives from his sleeves and under his coat, even one from down of the back of his neck, fashioning a pile that seemed to impress even the Aiel women. He made as if to stop, looked at the women, then took two more from each boot top. “I forget them,” he said with a grin and shrug.”

I love this series. Everyone should read time and I can’t wait to learn more about this TV show thing. Tell your thoughts about this series and what you think about it becoming a TV shows. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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