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Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of Time Series'

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:17 am
by Cardno
I know it isn't sci-fi, but Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of Time series' is an excellent fantasy series.

Just noticed they intend to turn it into a film - seriously hope they don't butcher it.

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3171270

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:54 am
by FLETCH
Geez thats an even bigger challenge then LOTR....

The story is just so damn long. 11 books and the last one out at the end of next year.

I agree, a great epic adventure. (if a little long winded at times)



speaking of long winded..... is that why you chose Logain as a nick? :wink: :D

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:35 am
by Havok
Didn't Robert Jordan pass away a couple of years ago?

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:03 am
by Cardno
Yup he did. They have found some other dude to finish his partially drafted 12th and last book.

Much like Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth Series, it's a great concept and well written - except, that apparently 12 books makes you a lot more money than 6 or 7! Which is about all he needed to write to actually make it one hell of a yarn. And I thought that 4th book in the (original) 6 boook Thomas Covenant series was superfluous.

I still get the two series mixed up at times, they are so, so similar!

I will be glad to see the Wheel of Time finished however.

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:48 am
by Havok
I've read the first 2 trilogy's of Thomas Covenant years ago. Liked the first one better.

I've heard good things about the new 3rd trilogy but figured I probably won't read it until it's all been published.

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:33 pm
by B A N E
...Robert Adam's "Horseclans" almost 30 of em.

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:40 pm
by Havok
The Incarnations of Immortality by Piers Anthony were also pretty good. I think there were like 7 or 8 of those.

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:15 pm
by Cardno
B A N E wrote:...Robert Adam's "Horseclans" almost 30 of em.
What the F#*## Was he being held at gunpoint by the Editors until he had made enough money for them to close up shop and retire?

Were they any good?

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:56 pm
by B A N E
re: Horseclans

I read about half or so of them from a friends collection when I
was in high school/early college. I thought they were good then.

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:42 pm
by Havok
You know Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote 20+ Tarzan books, another 9 for John Carter of Mars, at least 5 Venus Chronicles books and dozens of others.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Rice ... bliography

However each and every book is the exact same book. Different places, different names, and exactly the same forumla over and over and over and over. So you get to a point in his books that you don't need to read any more of them...

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:48 am
by Logain
FLETCH wrote: speaking of long winded..... is that why you chose Logain as a nick? :wink: :D
I picked Logain because I like the series and the character. I came by the long winded part on my own :D

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:41 am
by Cardno
Logain wrote:
FLETCH wrote: speaking of long winded..... is that why you chose Logain as a nick? :wink: :D
I picked Logain because I like the series and the character. I came by the long winded part on my own :D
I really can't remember Logain from the series. What part did he play again? Was he one of the 'false' dragons.

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:59 am
by FLETCH
He was one of the false dragons, yes, a very powerful one. But he was manipulated by the Aes Sedaiand ended up joining Rand's Black Tower.

If my memory serves me right :? :)

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:05 am
by Cardno
That's right - it does all come back to me.

Are we sure this is really a piece of fiction - being manipulated by a woman sounds pretty much like non-fiction to me...