The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
I am Madeline. I am a tenth grader living in Hailey Idaho. I love skiing, reading/writing fantasy, and chemistry!
The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan is the first book in his epic Wheel of Time series, fans of high fantasy are sure to enjoy.
Rand al’Thor’s world revolves around his life as a simple sheep herder in the Two Rivers, a region forgotten by the rest of the world. During the festival Bell Tine, Rand and his father make their way to the village to prepare for the festivities. His enthusiasm is replaced by uneasiness when a Fade lurks behind him on the road to the village, a creature that he believed to be a myth. The festivities push away the doubt however, as the year’s festival promises to be especially grand, with the arrival of two mysterious outlanders, a lady named Moraine, and a knight named Lan.
Rand is abruptly reminded of his brush with myth when his farm is attacked by the Fades, and other creatures out of a nightmare. The village would have been destroyed if not for the intervention of Moraine. She revealed herself to be an Aes Sedai, mistrusted wielders of the “One Power,” a mysterious force that supersedes nature. She tells them the village was attacked because the Dark One wants Rand or one of his three friends for unknown purposes. They are forced to flee the only life they have ever known to evade the Dark One’s plans. All the while, Rand must face his fear that he might possess the “One Power” he has learned to fear so much.