The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

Tor Fantasy

Review by Wendy Kosak

Stop me if you've heard this one: four simple farming folk are escorted by a wise wizard (who is not trusted in all lands) and a warrior (a king in his own right) to the city of light and good. They are pursued by minions of evil: inhuman ugly guys with swords and spirit bad guys on black horses. They spend their time between Inns (under false names and served by fat jolly innkeepers) and bleak wintery wildernesses. The main bad guy is a immortal force of evil thought to be safely defeated in some barren land.

Most of this is very well written rehash of every fantasy ever written. It has everything you like. It has everything you don't like. It has everything including the kitchen sink. If you want to read the same stuff over, all well written, this is for you.

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