Mass Market Paperback, 705 pages

English language

Published Oct. 14, 1991 by Tor Fantasy.

ISBN:
978-0-8125-1772-9
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4 stars (159 reviews)

9 editions

Review of 'The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2)' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Overall, this was a good book. It's not as strong as The Eye of the World, but does a good job of continuing the story and setting up some interesting threads that we will want to see resolved in the series. The reluctant hero is a big part of this particular book, but we see some payoffs with epic scenes near the end that cement their role in the story. It is a must read for fans of The Wheel of Time as it sets the stage for more to come.

For a full review, check out my blog: strakul.blogspot.com/2021/10/book-review-great-hunt-by-robert-jordan.html

Review of 'The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2)' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Overall, this was a good book. It's not as strong as The Eye of the World, but does a good job of continuing the story and setting up some interesting threads that we will want to see resolved in the series. The reluctant hero is a big part of this particular book, but we see some payoffs with epic scenes near the end that cement their role in the story. It is a must read for fans of The Wheel of Time as it sets the stage for more to come.



For a full review, check out my blog: strakul.blogspot.com/2021/10/book-review-great-hunt-by-robert-jordan.html

Review of 'The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2)' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

As much as I love The Eye of the World, for all the great things it does, I have to admit that The Great Hunt is superior. There are so many excellent, excellent scenes in this book, and it sharpens the reader's understanding that the first book isn't a fluke, it's not just a great book in a vacuum, it's the start of a wonderfully complex and expansive world.

Review of 'The Great Hunt' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.

This book has a few more peaks and valleys than The Eye of the World, but the introduction of Portal Stones and the strong finish merit a four star rating instead of the three I was thinking. Still, this was a fantastic read and I look forward to starting the next instalment soon.

Review of 'The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2)' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

A little better than the first book. Male characters are slightly less moronic and female characters seem a little less like man-hating beasts. A little. If anything, the series seems like it could be a little more promising after this book.

Review of 'The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2)' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

Note: I'm breaking my own rules by reviewing a book that I've not read recently. I read these books as they came out, so there's the possibility my opinions might change were I to read them again today, but I doubt it.

The first book was interesting, but here we get the first clues that this isn't going to be a trilogy as the pacing drags (I read this when it was first published, so I didn't realize that the series was going to go on so long that it would outlast its author!).

I still had hopes for the series at this point, but the book wasn't as good as the first one.

Review of 'The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2)' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Book 2 in the wheel of time series is just as good fun as the first book. Things are starting to look bleak for Rand, what with the forsaken starting to rise. Rand spends his time in this book trying to escape destiny... pretty hopeless task if you ask me. Still love the writing style and the characters.

Review of 'The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2)' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This is the second book in Robert Jordan's famous Wheel of Time series, and it does an absolutely tremendous job of carrying on the story from the first book. As this is a sequel, I will be especially careful not to put in things that will be huge spoilers from books one or two.

The book opens as the group (who I more than occasionally find myself comparing to the "Fellowship" of that other well-known fantasy series) in the Borderlands keep of Fal Dara. Some bad things happen, the party is split, and Jordan's trademark split POV storytelling starts. We get our first real look at the White Tower of Tar Valon, and a look at Rand facing his destiny.

The climactic battle at the end of this story is such a great one, with so much character development built into it.

Jordan was truly a master of epic fantasy, …

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