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About to re-read the Eye of the World and completely start over, hopefully getting further in the series than I ever have. However, would it be wise to start off with New Spring first?

 

Love Always & Blessed Be,

Xander

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Guest LurkingFadeFetcher

I thought New Spring was cool just as some extra background on Moraine and Lan. But I don't think there was much,if anything, to say about what happens later.

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New spring does mention Elyas in 1 line as either moiraine or Siuan are walking by. Its funny. BUt ya, its pretty much jsut background info on moiraine and lan to make you understand them more.

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can't hurt. it can either give you details on what is alluded to later or remind you of what you've already read. and it can give you a different perspective on the books.

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Guest Abaddon

I dunno, for me new spring seemed to have a whole different tone than all the other books, more down to earth, less "High fantasy" it seemed

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I started reading WOT by begining with New Spring, so for me it was a great prologue to the series and informative when I had absolutely no idea what an Aes Sedai was. When I got to The Eye of the World it was kinda cool to see how both Moiraine and Lan had changed, and I already knew a bit about them. As well, finding out that Siuan becomes the Amyrlin was also a shock. So I would definitely recommend reading New Spring since it's not too long and worth the extra information.

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I started WoT with New Spring as well but in retrospect, I wish I hadn't. I could tell as I was reading The Eye Of the World that I was supposed to feel unsure about Moraine and Lan. New Spring reveals Moraines intentions and her being a good person.

 

finding out that Siuan becomes the Amyrlin was also a shock.

 

Yes, this was the best part for me about reading New Spring early. Siuan was my favorite of the two women when I read New Spring. I had begun to think that maybe Siuan was really just a minor character or something. This was a big, awesome surprise from RJ.

 

Don't get me wrong, I still like New Spring. Without it I would have never gotten into the WoT. I just wish I had found The Eye of the World first.

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