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The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan: Book Review

My Review

My Rating: 5/5


Having been introduced to the world and the characters in The Eye of the World, reading The Great Hunt felt like it went a lot faster than the first.

The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan is more about character development than anything else, I think. Yes, the story itself was exciting, and we saw even more of the world – both new cultures and new places – but by the end of the fantasy book it was incredible to see how far the characters had come.

Rand has grown into someone I don’t hate too much!

He’s a good character, but he’s so unsure of himself all the time that it can be difficult to read his POV chapters in The Great Hunt without rolling my eyes!

Mat goes through a lot in this book but finds his feet eventually – he’s one of my favourites so I’m glad.

Perrin is my favourite character and it was so cool to see him do a little more in The Great Hunt. I hope to see even more in later entries as he’s got a lot to offer.

Nynaeve, Egwene, Elayne and Min had much slower storylines than the other characters, but they were all brilliant to read. What they go through later in the book is harrowing, and I think it will affect their characters for a long time to come.

I hope they stop squabbling as much though as it’s getting tired now.

Overall, The Great Hunt was the perfect second entry to The Wheel of Time series and I hope the quality is kept up for the next one, The Dragon Reborn!

 (Possible) SPOILER SECTION – No spoilers for this review – I might come back to it in the future, or possibly start writing some discussion posts on the books and characters of the series.

The Wheel of Time Book Reviews

The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time #1)

The Dragon Reborn (The Wheel of Time #3)

The Shadow Rising (The Wheel of Time #4)

All Robert Jordan Book Reviews

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  1. I’ve just finished #3 – #4 is an even bigger book but I’m looking forward to it. Can’t believe I have 11 more books to go!!!

  2. I loved The Shadow Rising and The Fires of Heaven. Lord of Chaos takes a good 400 pages to really pick up. Thank God I enjoy the small personal character dialogues.

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