The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was so much better than the first one!
Without spoilers (since this is the second book in The Wheel of Time), everything in this book was better. The characters were more interesting, the plot stronger, the world more layered. So if you are as me and didn’t feel it after the first book, give the second one a chance. Thankfully I have a wonderful boyfriend who told me I had to read this because it is one of the greatest series in the history of fantasy literature.
The story picks up a few weeks after the end of the first book and the characters are well rested after their first-book-journey. It seems like they all will head their separate ways, but the Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills, all is part of the Pattern, especially for ta’veren. Everything is changing.
About the characters; Rand had grown a lot during the few weeks between the books, and I actually found him interesting. This is a relief since he is the main(est) character. Perrin I fell for already in the last book and I want more of him. Mat is still a bit annoying, but that might get fixed in the next book. Nynaeve, badass, love her! Egwene is okay, nothing exceptionally special. Moiraine didn’t play as big a role in this book and the same goes for Lan.
I want to keep this spoiler free, but there is so many spoilers I’d love to talk about! However, pick up this book. I thought I’d die in the end, it became way too good. 12 more books to go until the final battle!
“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.”