Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Book Review: New Spring

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New Spring by Robert Jordan

I have begun the process of re-reading The Wheel of Time series for the ... goodness, well, I've re-read it several times. While New Spring came out some time after the series had started, it is actually a prequel, detailing how Moiraine became Aes Sedai, the beginnings of her quest to find the Dragon Reborn, and how she met her warder, Lan.

I enjoyed this because you get to see a young, inexperienced Moiraine as she attempts to begin her quest. While Lan is very similar, you can see a little bit of youth in him, although, I get the impression that Moiraine gives him a better sense of purpose.

To see how characters come together before you originally met them, is a nice juxtaposition. It would have been nice for Jordan to write another prequel, perhaps, giving a little more detail on the next 16-18 years before The Eye of the World (first book in the series) picks up.

Jordan is a master storyteller and world builder.


Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick August 11, 2009 at 3:33 PM  

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Charles Gramlich August 11, 2009 at 4:50 PM  

Did you ever read Jordan's Conan novels?

Gabby August 11, 2009 at 4:52 PM  

Charles, I have not. I might be persuaded to maybe pick one up. I don't really think of them as my sort of thing, but ... in my old age I'm starting to expand my repertoire. ^_^

Christine August 17, 2009 at 4:47 PM  

I have New Spring and I still haven't read it yet. I think I'll have to re-read the series before November, too.

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