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Do not read before reading the main series
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2019
If there is one thing I can stress, it’s that this is not a good introduction to The Wheel of Time. Read the other books first! I repeat — this should NOT be treated as the first book in the series.
Robert Jordan’s world building in The Wheel of Time is good and the magic system is probably my favorite magic system that I’ve ever read. This book does not do it justice.
This book was ok, it delves into Moraine and Lan’s past as well as the beginning of their journey to finding the dragon.
It’s slow in the beginning, and there’s some parts that I’m surprised (and frankly flabbergasted) Jordan would leave in.