Anya of On Starships and Dragonwings and myself are teaming up to to tackle the fantasy legend of Robert Jordan. We’re going to be starting with The Eye of the World (Book 1) of The Wheel of Time series (15 books total) and taking it one book at a time. As long as we’re having fun, we’ll keep on going.
As many of you Fantasy fans know, The Eye of the World was first published in 1990. It wasn’t until after the 10th book (published in 2003) that New Spring (a prequel with serious spoilers) was published (2004). Hence we decided to go with publishing chronology instead of story chronology in our reading. Sadly, Robert Jordan passed in 2007 before completing his series. His wife chose Brandon Sanderson to pass the torch on to, who finished the series with 3 books, the last of which, A Memory of Light, is due out January 2013. Just FYI: The Eye of the World was republished at some point in two books (From the two Rivers and To the Blight).
We’ll be averaging around 100 pages per week (at least in my paperback) for the read along, skipping a week for the Winter Solstice holiday of your choice. If you’d like to join us, sign up at either of our sites. For those that do, we’ll be providing read along questions prior to each discussion post date so you have time to put up a blog post too. If you don’t have a blog, or do but want a more casual realm of play, feel free to join us weekly at our sites and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Feel free to jump in and out of the read along, as our pace may be a bit slow for some readers.
21-27 post on January 13th
28-33 post on January 20th
34-40 post on January 27th