After Wheel of Time

Season 1 Book and Show review

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My good friend and blogger-partner Gwen Whiting and I have been discussing Wheel of Time.

See her post here

The show has left some unsettled questions, questions we can’t even ask until we go back and review the book. I just don’t have the memory it takes to recall the series of events in the story. So after episode 8, you’ll find us talking about the books, and comparing them somewhat to the show.

We aren’t going to do this to be highly critical of the adaption, but rather to add our own opinions because, like I said before, the series leaves the reader with a certain possessiveness. These characters are ours, you know. They played upon our emotions, our hearts, for so long they became ours.

Light and bloody ashes, you’re talking at least three months of abduction!

I’ve already started reading again and had forgotten how rich Jordan’s writing is. It was this series that made me want to start writing epic fantasy, and not just fantasy in itself. I wanted to learn how to dig deeply into the world I’m creating, from the very road we walk on, to the blazing sun or stormy wind. I want to see every detail and learn to write it.

I’m still not there. I still don’t create my world as richly as Jordan does, so that there’s no stone left uncovered, or detail ignored. But it’s a goal. Reading his words, and there are many, again will help me enrich mine, and for that I’m thrilled.

I’ve found reviewers have in the past criticized my own work for being too descriptive, and here I am complaining they aren’t enough! I think there’s something to be said about fantasy lovers and their need to touch, taste, and smell the world they step into. We’re a breed of our own!

And so next week, come back and read what we have to say about The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan.

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About Dianne Gardner

With a passion for wholesome and entertaining stories, Dianne Lynn Gardner dives into fantasy novels both adult and young adult. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Mother of seven and grandmother of 16, Dianne wants to make sure that books which ignite imaginations, strengthen friendships, spur courage and applaud honor are available to every reader in the world.
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2 Responses to After Wheel of Time

  1. Our first reading will be up to chapter 6 from Eye of the World, where Rand and Tam are attacked by Trollocs at their cabin.

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  2. Gwen Whiting says:

    Reblogged this on Gwen Whiting and commented:
    Now that the first season of the TV show has wrapped up, I’m going to reread and blog about the Wheel of Time fantasy series with my friend and fellow author, DL (Dianne) Gardner. We’ve been talking to each other regularly after each episode and thought that this would be an entertaining way to refresh ourselves on the parts of the books that we’ve both forgotten. As she and I have very different favorite characters and parts of the series, it’ll be fun seeing where we differ.

    I have a lot of mixed feelings about the television show, but feel as if I really ought to do a reread before diving fully into writing out a critique of show versus movie. In many ways, I consider the book and the series completely different turnings of the Wheel… some aspects I enjoy more in the show, but others not so much.

    Check out her blog to see what Dianne’s thinking so far. As the holidays (and this glorious Pacific Northwest snow!) have us busy with family and friends, I imagine we’ll start posting after the New Year. Off to catch up!

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