Wheel of Time

"The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose.... The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of time. But it was a beginning."
This phrase is from the wheel of time series by Robert Jordan and although it's been a while since I read fantasy i'm starting to get into this series (now reading The Great Hunt) and especially getting into the use of analogies in it. In this world of 'the wheel of time' a person can become 'ta'veren'; someone around whom the great Wheel of Time weaves the fate of the world, I like this kind of stuff. I found it all a bit too 'fantasy' at first and maybe I am too old for most of it but that's just my sober reasoning piping up and my imagination that needs more fantasy and sci-fi stimulation. It has been long since my Tolkien, Susan Cooper, Orson Scott Card e.t.c days, many, many years ago; I have been dwelling on my own fantasy island for months now...although that has seemed to suffice.


  1. The Wheel of Time series is one of my favorites, too. Robert Jordan has been diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare blood disorder disease. I hope RJ gets well soon and finishes the series.

    You might also enjoy Kate Elliott's Crown of Stars series.

  2. He is undergoing treatment and has been given about four years left to live. He has ignored this and says he needs at least 30 years just to write all the books he has in mind. I didn't know that the series wasn't finished, I believe he has the willpower and the love of life to continue writing for some time yet, lets hope he does indeed make a recovery.