A Fantasy Scrub vs. The Wheel of Time, Pt. 2

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. Blog posts are written; heroes are born and die and fade to legend. Those legends turn to myth when the heroes inevitably say something stupid and start a Twitter war. In one month, a month called August by some, a month that’s happening now, a month that will come again in 12 months, a blog post was started. It wasn’t the beginning…because the beginning was last month, when I made my first Wheel of Time post.

At the end of the first book, our party has gone to stay at a city in Lan’s home country, and Moiraine is pretty sure that Rand is the Dragon Reborn. One thing I didn’t mention in that post was the small fact that they found a legendary item called the Horn of Valere. The Horn of Valere is supposed to bring back legendary heroes from the Age of Legends and make them ride forth for the Dragon. The Horn is the subject of a very popular story called “The Great Hunt,” and every few years, in fact, a new great hunt occurs where people from all over the world gather to search for the horn. No one thinks they’ll find it, not really, but they all try to become famous for other things. We actually hear about a new great hunt commencing during The Eye of the World, and everyone just kinda dismisses it as a fool’s errand. Guess what this book, titled The Great Hunt, is about. Continue reading “A Fantasy Scrub vs. The Wheel of Time, Pt. 2”