First Impression Friday

First Impression Friday – The Great Hunt

“The man who called himself Bors, at least in this place, sneered at the low murmurung that rolled around the valted chamber like the soft gabble of geese.”

First line in The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan

I’ve started a book and I want to talk about it hence this First Impression Friday post. First Impression Friday is hosted by J. W. Martin and the point of it is to talk about a book you’ve just started to give your initial thoughts and predict whether you’ll end up loving the book or not.

Today’s book is The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan, which is book 2 in The Wheel of Time.

By the way, that is the ugliest cover I’ve ever seen.

Currently, I’m on page 74 of 579 so not very far into it but the first 4 chapters completely held my attention. It starts off pretty intense and I was so excited. However, I’m beginning to get the inkling that Jordan is fooling me again. In the first book, I was kind of bothered by how often he built tension but then wouldn’t let it amount to very much. He’d rather give you an in-depth description of a door frame. I find it annoying to be fooled like that so often. I don’t mind it a couple of times because it’s an efficient way to create suspense. In book 1 it was just such an overused tool.

I do still like the book so far. I’m very excited to see how the overall plot pans out and I’m expecting a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. I don’t think I’ll ever give books in this series more than a 4 because of the writing style. Through that perspective, 4 is pretty good.

Have you read this? Let me know what you thought.

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