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12-22-2003, 07:59 PM
Ranger Wolf
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Originally Posted by Shadowtron
Like a lot of fantasy it's heavily influenced by Tolkien. The series has a legion of followers, and I thouroughly enjoyed the first book. A lot say it's dragged around books 5-8, but I guess it's to be expected considering the sheer volume of the story. Pick it up...I think you'll really enjoy it.
Have to agree here. All fantasy has ties to Tolkien, but Jordan has done a good job of crafting a very unique world. Books 1-4 are absolutely awesome. Book 5 is pretty good, but 6-8 are a drag as nothing really happens, with 6 being the best between 6-8. Book 9 is a big improvement (something happens) but 10 seemed to suffer a bit of a backlash. Jordan is suffering from serious writer's block and it is showing. He really needs to end the series and start something new.

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