The Wheel of TimeThe Wheel of Time is one of literature’s greatest achievments in epic fantasy. It was written by the late Robert Jordan, and completed posthumously by his successor, Brandon Sanderson.
The Wheel of Time
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What's it About?Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time is a story that takes place both in our past and our future. In his fantasy world, only women can use the One Power safely. Any man who wields will inevitably go insane and wreak havoc in the world.
As the books begin, the Dark One, the embodiment of pure evil, is breaking free from his prison. The overall plot is about a man who learns that he is the reincarnation of the world's messiah and is once again destined to save the world from the Dark One -- but possibly destroy it in the process. This saga is not only his story, but the story of an entire world's struggle to deal with war and change, destruction and hope. May the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.
Where do I start reading?The short answer is that you should begin by reading The Eye of the World. For more information and other options, watch this video we produced to address this question:
Where to begin with The Wheel of Time.
What about the TV show?Sony Television and Amazon Prime produced an Amazon Original series based on the books. Learn more about The Wheel of Time TV show here.
The Eye of the World
The Great Hunt
The Dragon Reborn
The Shadow Rising
The Fires of Heaven
Lord of Chaos
A Crown of Swords
The Path of Daggers
Crossroads of Twilight
Knife of Dreams
The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
New Spring prequel novel
Related Written Works
The Strike at Shayol Ghul (complete text)
River of Souls (deleted chapter from A Memory of Light)
A Fire Within the Ways (non-canon deleted sequence from A Memory of Light)
The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan & Teresa Patterson
The Wheel of Time Companion: The People, Places, and History of the Bestselling Series by Harriet McDougal, Maria Simons, & Alan Romanczuk