Belatedly Announcing The Wheel of Time Reread – Index

The last time I read The Wheel of Time was in anticipation of A Memory of Light.  The culmination of the series was a big deal for me.  I discovered The Wheel of Time shortly after The Shadow Rising (book 4) was released, which means I waited over twenty years for the series to finish.  I was a kid when I started reading it and a man when the series concluded.  In the interim I lost two immediate family members, graduated from high school, college, grad school, and law school, got my first job, got my first real job, got my first promotion, changed careers twice, lived in four states.  The Wheel of Time was a constant through all of that.  It may be the only reason I read fantasy today—for the better part of a decade I would not have read any fantasy but for a new Wheel of Time book every two or three years.  It was the excitement that the book would be finished that turned me back toward fantasy permanently.

As a kid, I reread the books obsessively, rereading each at least once in anticipation of the next book.  Later I would read the newly published book once and leave it at that.  Once I even *gas* went months after publication before buying the newest book.  A hectic life since A Memory of Light kept me from a full reread.  I got married, became a father, changed careers again, and lived in two more states.  Oh, and started two blogs.  My desire to write reread posts here was part of the delay.  Rereading four million words and writing about them is a much bigger commitment.

I delayed a reread for a long time because I wasn’t ready for the commitment of the reread posts.  Finally I decided I would never have time for the reread posts and should go ahead and just reread the posts without any obligation to post on them.  Of course as soon as I picked up the books I just had to write about them.  It has been slow going, but I am ready to admit at this point that I am committed to a full series of reread posts.  The index below will be updated as each new post is published.

Each reread posts includes a very brief summary of the plot covered in the relevant chapters, then 3-5 thoughts on the story.  They are by design brief, although “brief” will frequently mean a thousand words.  They are full spoiler posts, although I will try to not be gratuitous with the spoilers.  I expect my pattern from The Eye of the World will hold—I will start with posts that cover big chunks of the book then cover fewer chapters as the story picks up (it took me seven posts to cover The Eye of the World but I covered over half the chapters in the book in my first two posts).

As I start reread posts for each book I will also link to the reviews I wrote of each book during my pre-A Memory of Light reread.

If you are looking for a first read series on The Wheel of Time, I can recommend two that are excellent:

Big Read: The Wheel of Time at The Adventures of a Bookworm

Reading The Wheel of Time at Tor.com

 

Index

The Eye of the World

 

The Great Hunt

About H.P.

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20 Responses to Belatedly Announcing The Wheel of Time Reread – Index

  1. Bookstooge says:

    The “Index” isn’t clickable. I’m assuming it was meant to be? In conjunction, will you be creating a new tab at the top of your page next to Throwback SF, or will it be somewhere else?

    I’m also interested in what kind of search hits a dedicated page to that kind of thing gets.

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    • H.P. says:

      The post itself is the index.

      I have it stickied to the top of my blog. I will think about adding a tab or something.

      I actually have REALLY good SEO for The Wheel of Time. I will add a link to my three most popular WOT posts and hopefully they will start pulling over traffic. I’ve used index posts for all my other big post series and they seem to really help.

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  17. Don Proven says:

    Interesting, I just started a reread (actually I never got past the 11 book). I just got tired of the plot not going anywhere. Going to power thru this time to see the Last Battle dammit!

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