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Booked for Lunch: 'Eye Of The World'

23/03/2017
Booked for Lunch
​Booked for Lunch runs fortnightly (Thursday, morning tea) and is open to staff and students alike.  It’s a great way to meet new people and read new books, all while indulging over culinary delights.

Title: 'Eye Of The World'

Author: Robert Jordan

Genre: Fantasy

Difficulty: Medium

Availability: School and town libraries, online and in stores.

Rating: 4 out of 5 apples

What is the book about? The 'Eye Of The World' (abbreviated as tEotW or EotW by fans) is the first book of The Wheel of Time (WoT) fantasy series. It revolves around protagonists Rand, Matt and Perin, after their residence of Emond’s Field is unexpectedly attacked by Trollocs (the antagonist’s soldiers) and a Myrddraal (the undead-like officer commanding the Trollocs). To save their village from further attacks, the boys join forces with a sorcerer. Pursued by increasing numbers of Trollocs and Myrddraal, the travellers take refuge in the abandoned city of Shadar Logoth, where Mat is infected by the malevolent Mashadar.

Where and when is the book set? Robert Jordan has set this book during the Medieval period in a fantasy land.

Did you enjoy the book? Although, the start was a little slow, once it gained momentum, the book was exciting.

Can you relate to the protagonist and their plight? I feel that people could relate to the central protagonist as he is a young teenager who has to take action to save himself and his friends.

Comment on some of the book’s themes.  Themes within the book include fantasy, monsters and magic.

Who would you recommend this book to? This book may be potentially more suitable for seniors based on the heavy fight scenes. Although, if you enjoyed J.R.R. Tolkien’s work, there are strong parallels between these texts.

 

Are you booked for lunch?
See Mrs Ross in GSF2 for more information.