The Eye of the World

The Wheel of Time #1

Robert Jordan

fiction fantasy
adventurous dark slow-paced

814 pages | first published 1990

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.

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Moods

adventurous 97%
mysterious 38%
dark 33%
tense 31%
challenging 17%
emotional 10%
hopeful 6%
funny 5%
inspiring 4%
lighthearted 3%
relaxing 3%
sad 1%
reflective 0%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 42%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 32% | Character: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 18%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 10% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 43% | No: 36% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 56% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

3.89