Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan

The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2)The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

December 2009 Review found here.

August 2015 Review:
The Great Hunt maintains a great pace of action, while still introducing new characters and backstory. I like that I noticed very few plot holes by this second book, which speaks to the planning and forethought that went into this whole series.

I wonder if Robert Jordan was ever tempted to limit the scope of this series, and carry it forward to the conclusion, and then write followup books from other character's point of views? Isn't that what Card did with the Ender books? I don't know if it would have worked, given how intertwined many of the plot lines are, but at the same time, he could have shed some of the detail on the ancillary characters in that first main pass, and then filled it in with new characters and info later. Just a thought.

I'm still massively enjoying this series and look forward to book 3!

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