Tuesday, April 10, 2018

New Spring by Robert Jordan

New Spring (Wheel of Time, #0)New Spring by Robert Jordan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Last year I finally finished the Wheel of Time series, and celebrated the achievement of over a decade. I excluded this prequel in my definition of the series though. The story started and ended just fine without it, I thought, so why bother? Well, it hung around in my to-read list, and finally made it to the top and I found that I really enjoyed it.

I think time made it sweeter. It returned me to a world that I have spent many hours in. Sure, some of those were hours of frustration... ok, many of them. But it is still an experience I enjoyed. This book brought it all back, with new events for the same old characters. If anyone out there is thinking of reading the WoT, start with this book. While it does have pages here and there that show the characteristic slowness of the series, it is worth the extra pages.