Wheel of Time 02: The Great Hunt

Wheel of Time 02: The Great Hunt

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Synopsis

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of th Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of…Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages. And it is stolen.

Review

A short review for a very long book. The pickup in pace really helped bumped this book up in rating. I was close to giving it four stars, however I am leaving it at the half mark because the next book is even better. Having 90% of the world building and character introductions finished in the first book helped this one move faster and kept the reader more involved with what was happening. The book is very well written from both a language and plot perspective, and I love how much we are getting to delve into all of the main characters and not just Rand.

That being said, both Rand’s and Matt’s story lines do put a bit of a drag on the plot. Rand’s because he is often nothing more than whiny and Matt’s because the dagger has become pretty repetitive. Both narratives pulled together well at the end, but there were points that were a bit grating throughout the book.