The Eye of the World
|The Eye of the World|
|Cover Artist||Darrell K. Sweet|
|Series||The Wheel of Time (#1)|
|Publication Date||15 January 1990|
|Pages||782 (U.S. Hardback edition)|
|Preceded by||New Spring|
|Followed by||The Great Hunt|
The Eye of the World is the name of the first book in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time Series. The book was first published on January 15, 1990 by Tor Books (U.S.) and it consisted by a Prologue and 53 Chapters in total. Since then the book has been re-released several times in English and has been translated into at least 20 languages.
In January of 2002, The Eye of the World had a young adult release with bigger font text and including images. It was released as two separate novels called "From the Two Rivers" and "To The Blight", the former of which also included an additional Prologue called "Ravens".
The unabridged audiobook published by Audio Renaissance and read by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading, is 29 hours and 57 minutes long.
The plot of the book can be split in four main parts - In Emond's Field, Leaving Emond's Field, Splitting up and Reuniting. To read a more detailed plot summary of the Eye of the World, read Longer Plot Summary.
The volunteers at TarValon.Net have written very extensive summaries of each chapter in the book. Feel free to go through them here:
For a list of all the characters that appear in the Eye of the World, check:
For a timeline of the events in this book, see The Eye of the World Timeline.
- The Bulgarian version was first issued in 1998 by BARD publishing house (ИК "БАРД"), translated by Valerii Russinov (Валерий Русинов). There is no audiobook in Bulgarian.
- The Norwegian issue was first published in 1996 by Tiden Norsk Forlag AS and it was translated by Olaf Havnes.
Titles in Other Languages
- Bulgarian - Okoto na sveta - Окото на света
- German - Das Auge der Welt
- Norwegian (issued in two volumes):
- Flukten fra Emondsmark (The Flight from Emond's Field)
- Stormens Øye (The Eye of the Storm)
- Serbian - Zenica sveta
- Swedish (issued in two volumes):
- Farornas väg (The Road of Dangers)
- Tidens hjul (The Wheel of Time)
The Eye of the World cover in Bulgarian, supplied by Ilverin Matriam
The Eye of the World cover in German, supplied by Toral Delvar
The two volumes of the Eye of the World in Norwegian, supplied by Imzadi Hopewind
Charles Keegan Interview - Artist for the cover of "From the Two Rivers".