I'd suggest reading the first handful of books first but it's not necessary. I read this after finishing the full series over a year ago and it brought back good memories
I love this series. I'm on my 4th or 5th go through in audio, and have read the books in paper and digital format several more times. For those that haven't read any of the wheel of time series, feel free to start with this one. It'll give you some important back-story for some of the best characters in the series. I love it, and wish there were more of these books.
I tried three times to like this book and just cannot find myself associating with the characters nor finding a reason to care about what happens to them. It's like listening to someone buy groceries.
This is actually good background information on a few of the main WOT characters, but I found myself becoming distracted from the story repeatedly. I had to keep restarting chapters, because I would realize I didn't know what was going on in the story, and Kate Reading's voice was just noise in my ear. I literally had to force myself to concentrate on listening! For this reason I recommend this book with reservations.
one of my favorites
maurine and swan and how mairune gets lan as awarder
too many but lan and ants was funny
yes laugh and couldnt get enough
another great series loved it
If you are a fan of WoT than you'll probably end up reading this at some point. Personally, I would recommend waiting until you are well into the main series before indulging, as there are a few Easter eggs present for the careful reader and I felt like some things were explained more thoroughly in the main series. While the overall story is good, I felt like the quality of the writing didn't live up to the caliber present in the rest of the series. But I guess this could be expected given this book is more of a stand-alone prequel to the series itself.
I am just starting the Wheel of Time series and look forward to reading this series. The storyline of the prequel is enjoyable and it was an interesting read. I have no insight into the series so not sure yet how the prequel sets up the rest of the story. I am not a big fan of the two narrators, but they grow on you as the story moves along.
I enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Stormlight, Mistborn, GoT. Last read: Shadows of Self
I picked this up after the fourth book. I assumed I would get to know more of he backstory but nothing new was revealed that you wouldn't have guessed. I do notthink this book should be read before the first. It could be kept for later in the series.
I love learning thru books, about life, people and ways to be better. My best listen so far? The Power of Now, have a good listen!
I have read this book after book 10, which most here agree is one of the worst of the series, perhaps even possible to skip it without hindering the whole series.
Although many have liked this book I found it to be almost exclusively the story of Moiraine Damodred and Lan Mandragoran. Although I like the caracteres, I was expecting many more interesting things to be added to the plot, for example I would love to know the story of Rand's father and mother, both biological and step father, this is a part of the story I was always missing and curious about.
anyways, I'm not sure if there is much to this book, maybe it would be possible to skip it all together, read a sumarry somewhere and race to the new books by sanderson, which I've heard pick up the pace quite a bit
The book gave some good backround but much more could have been done in the way of story telling.
More action of course
Both readers great, as always.
Yes, avoid reading it again.