The Wheel of Time, Boxed Set I, Books 1-3: The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn by Robert JordanThe Wheel of Time, Boxed Set I, Books 1-3: The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan

The Wheel of Time, Boxed Set I, Books 1-3: The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn

byRobert Jordan

Mass Market Paperback | November 1, 1998

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The #1 Internationally Bestselling Series

The Wheel of Time

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Let the dragon ride again on the winds of time.

This boxed set contains:
Book One: The Eye of the World
Book Two: The Great Hunt
Book Three: The Dragon Reborn

Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in ...
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Title:The Wheel of Time, Boxed Set I, Books 1-3: The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon RebornFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:2272 pages, 6.8 × 4.24 × 4.51 inPublished:November 1, 1998Publisher:Tom Doherty AssociatesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0812538366

ISBN - 13:9780812538366

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good An interesting fantasy world Jordan has created
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Immersive High Fantasy This is the Best fantasy series since Tolkien's LoTR. Incredible world building and conflict. Highly recommended. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for a Trial Run A great way to try out the series – it is fantasy at its most pure. A bit simplistic in it’s good vs evil base, the story does manage to get over this and introduce some interesting shades of grey. If you enjoy fantasy reading, this is world the time investment – it is not unlike the Lord of the Rings; less political and more focused on the world itself than a Song of Ice and Fire. Each book is between 600-700 pages, and these are paperback editions so you do have to be careful when reading if you want to preserve the spine and avoid any creases. This is important to me for my books, especially when they have such nice artwork on the covers/spine. Below I broke my review for the 3 books in three, in case you would rather try them separately. (spoiler-free) I think each book is written well if you take a break in between reading, as there is a fair amount of reintroduction in the beginning to remind you of what is happening and how the world works – to some this may not be a big deal, but myself have read them back-to-back-to-back, it made the first few chapters a slog each time. Eye of the World: It is quite slow to really start – about 60 pages before the actually story really takes off. There are a lot of strange-sounding names and it could easily fluster a new reader. It helps that each book in this series comes with a Glossary of Terms at the back of the book which gives the correct pronunciation – it is VERY helpful for this and reminding yourself of character names when you are starting or returning after an extended break. The main characters are initially very hum-drum – very stock and a bit boring, some characters get more development over others. By the end though you get hints at future development and out do care about characters by the end. The best thing Eye of the World does is the world building. The setting does feel like it has a legitimate history and mystery to it – elements of the world’s history become a very big element in the story – in this book and moving forward. The magic system in particular is well elaborated on and fun to speculate on what is possible. Slow start but ultimately worth it. The Great Hunt: My favorite of the 3 books included in this set. The characters really start to develop in an enjoyable way – the big fellowship splits and each smaller group begin to come into what they will one day be. There is then even better sense of tension which pushes the characters forward to save their friends and their world. Stakes are raised and revelations abound. Rand in particular had such wonderful development I found myself smiling while reading when it came up and I realized how much he had changed. We don’t stay with any one group of characters for too long so it manages to keep itself fresh by jumping around to see what is happening elsewhere. An exciting read. The Dragon Reborn: This book probably should have been called “Hunt for the Dragon”, because the character who would be the Dragon Reborn is barely in this book. Instead, largely it focuses on the other main characters trying to find him and the tracking down of darkfriends. If you go into this book knowing that, it will not be as big of a slog as if you didn’t go in prepared. I also feel there is a pretty big issue in pacing here. We spend three, four, sometimes five chapters with the same character – for better and worse. I can’t help but feel we spent too much time anchored to one character POV. Characters are…a bit different than in the previous two stories. Certain characteristics seem overblown and some come out of nowhere. The Amyrlin is way overboard with fishing/sailing puns – a trait that was not entirely present before. The female characters are always “sniffing” at things, tugging at braids; and the character of Mat is almost unrecognizable from his characterization in the previous two books. There is almost no explanation for it and it felt extremely unnatural in the beginning. I liked this one less than the other two, but I definitely want to continue reading the series.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great interesting world of fantasy Jordan has created
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well thought out Some people complain it drags on too long but I disagree. I like that the author took the time to develop each character properly so there is an emotional connection as the stories moved forward. Great series.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great package to kick off a great series As I read "The Dragon Reborn", the third book in this first trilogy of the 14-book series "The Wheel of Time", I realize how much I needed these books in my life. Especially since I eagerly await the third book in "The Kingkiller Chronicle", by Patrick Rothfuss, and the sixth book in "A Song of Ice and Fire", by George R.R. Martin. This series, by Robert Jordan, is pretty much cliché fantasy, except it isn't. The world is incredibly well thought out and consistent, and despite a few character tropes, every single character is worth knowing about. Already bought the second trilogy and eager to start it.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Wheel of Time Book's 1,2, and 3 I Bought this book set (1-2-3), having read the box set 7, 8 & 9 and individual 10, 11, 12, 13 books read and have purchased #14 (last one, not read until the first editions are read), reading 1-2-3 now and looking for 4-5 & 6! Great read and even having read up to the 13th, and reading the beginning gives a great background for me to go into the last and final book -
Date published: 2014-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Boxed set is not hardcover Beware that the description of this boxset is incorrect. The books are all paperback.
Date published: 2009-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love These Books This is the best series EVER!!!! Sure it's really long, but that's the beauty of it. Jordan has a way of surprising you. He's amazing!!! Worlds aren't defeated in mere weeks and it takes more than one or ten people to do this. So to those who think this series is too long and too complicated, I've got news for you, it's not. Jordan writes it in a way that you're introduced to each important character proprely so you don't get confused. If you haven't read these books, you really should.
Date published: 2004-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good, But.... When I read the first 5 or 6 books of this series, I was in general agreement with the other reviews of these books. The problem is that with the way the Jordan is writing them, there seems to be no end in sight. The series is really starting to drag. I have had Winter's Heart for over a year and still have not read it. In the last book I did read of this series (Path of Daggers), there were so many plots that it was hard to keep them straight and it seemed like no more than a few chapters could be spend on any one. When these things happen, you know there is something wrong. This is a very good series, but I consider Eddings, Feist, Goodkind and Brust to have written better.
Date published: 2002-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this! This is unquestionably the best book series EVER! You hafta read this great series! It has all sorts of sub-plots and intricacies that you'd never see in most series. It's great!
Date published: 2000-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant and Moving This series is by far the best I have ever read. In both it's staggering complexity and hypnotic intensity, The Wheel of Time promises to captivate and enthrall the casual reader and fantasy enthusiast alike.
Date published: 2000-08-19

From Our Editors

This Wheel of Time boxed set has the first three books of Robert Jordan's ambitious fantasy saga. The Eye of the World is set in a world in danger of falling to ruin with the return of pure evil. In The Great Hunt, the legendary Horn of Valere- the horn said to be able to raise the dead heroes of the past - must be found by Rand al'Thor. The third book, The Dragon Reborn, follows the competing factions to the city Tear, place of the magical sword Callendor that none but the Dragon Reborn may wield. Jordan offers an epic-length tale of good and evil that aims for the hearts of readers.