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I'm a long time reader - since way back when I was seven. That makes it over three quarters of my life that I will be a reader for. But it is worth it. When I'm not reading or wasting my time online on here or Goodreads I'll be off playing video games, studying teaching and messing around with friends and pop culture. Or reading some more.
New Spring - Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon, Mike S. Miller, Harvey Tolibao The graphic novel edition of New Spring was beautifully and masterfully done. As a recent (3 years) fan of Robert Jordan's work with the entire series of the Wheel of Time New Spring as a novel on its own stands as one of my least favourite works in the series. It lacks for me the epic nature of the other novels even though it provides a little interesting background information.

I think I liked the graphic novel version far more than the text version. Which is of course a rarity to me. I generally prefer to be able to imagine a world for myself. To understand how the wastelands, deserts and cities would exist in their full richness. I do like to be able to see visually however whether my imagination compares to the author's. Because in the case of this graphic novel Robert Jordan did have a crucial role in making sure the novel appeared as he had envisioned it. And while I may have imagined a few aspects differently my version will remain my own and this simply helped me to appreciate the storyline of New Spring to greater effect.

I still recommend anyone wanting to start the epic and incredibly long Wheel of Time series begins with The Eye of the World. While I do not enjoy it as much as I enjoy the second to sixth books it is a decent entry into Jordan's imagined world. However I do recommend that if you find the first a little unimpressive that you move onto and try the second before completely giving up on the series. I myself found the second novel was better than the first which for me is a rarity in fantasy in general.

I intend to do a reread of the full series this year to prepare for the final book and refresh my mind. And maybe just so I can keep track of where my friend who is reading them for the first time is going. I kind of hooked him onto the series but I have no apologies for how he's loving it.