Book Review: The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time #2) by Robert Jordan

What a great follow up book. What a wonderful story. Awesome characters. The worldbuilding is just fantastic. Robert Jordan deserves his reputation as the outstanding author he was. This series deserves it’s place near the top of all epic fantasy. The adventures of Rand, Perrin, and Mat are truly epic. Classic fantasy at it’s best. You have reluctant heroes, Dark powers, magic, diverse people, and great battles. The only regret I have with this book, and the series is that I did not read it sooner! I can see now that I am going to be obsessed with this series. I finally know what all the hype was about from all the WoT fans out there. Now I am one of you. If I can just read the whole series by this time next year. On to The Dragon Reborn.

Make sure you check out all the Wheel of Time books from Tor Books!

5/5 Stars

Keep an eye out for more Wheel of Time reviews coming soon!


About the book:

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. For centuries, gleemen have told of The Great Hunt of the Horn. 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.

About the author:

Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam (from 1968 to 1970) with the United States Army as a helicopter gunner. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with “V” and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. After returning from Vietnam he attended The Citadel where he received an undergraduate degree in physics. After graduating he was employed by the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer. He began writing in 1977. He was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.


  1. I love the Wheel of Time novels. I discovered them right after reading The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, both of which deal in magic and fantasy. The Wheel of Time is so epic and large, but the first six books are good but then after book six I start to kind of loose interest. Not because of how much there is, but because I just don’t care for how the storyline is wrapping up.

    I have heard that they’re thinking of doing a TV series-I’m betting if it becomes a TV series then it’ll probably go to either Starz or Showtime or HBO? Still, I’m betting it will be just as good a show as Game of Thrones is (which is another favorite of mine, and also equally epic scope in writing!)

    Anyways, glad to meet another WoT fan! 🙂

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    1. Well I am starting book 4 now so I will see how it goes. So far I love this series. It would be nice to see a high budget tv show for this series but who knows. Glad to meet you also fellow WoT fan!


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