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 “The Wheel of Time” is one of the most popular and best fantasy series out there today. If you are a fan of fantasy series like "Game of Thrones" or " The Witcher ", you must follow it.

After the frenzy of the phenomenal "Game of Thrones" series, many have ambitions to achieve similar success. Various production houses are also competing to find and get a popular franchise.

Currently, there are two competitive fantasy series, we can say. "The Wheel of Time" and "The Witcher". Before this, we already covered “The Witcher”. Now it's the competitor's turn.

So, what do you need to know about this series?

Is a book adaptation

This series is an adaptation of the book series by Robert Jordan. This book series is often compared to George RR Martin's “The Song of Ice and Fire” series on which the “Game of Thrones” series is based.

There is one interesting thing about writing this book series. Robert Jordan had already died in 2007 before he could finish all the books. Amazingly, Robert Jordan has prepared complete materials.

Writing the ending story was completed by another fantasy writer, Brian Sanderson. He wrote the last three books in this series. The total number of this series is 14 books.

The 14 books of “The Wheel of Time” are:

"The Eyes 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"

“Winter's Heart”

“Crossroads of Twilights”

“Knife of Dreams”

"The Gathering Storm"

“Towers of Midnight”

“A Memory of Light”

How is the storyline of "The Wheel of Time"?

Moiraine, an Aes Sedai, and Lan, her guardian, search for a person known as the "Dragon Reborn", who is predicted to save the world or destroy it. He met with Rand, Egwene, Nynaeve, Perrin, and Mat who were supposedly reincarnated.

The Dark One is also looking for the person who is the reincarnation. That's how Moraine and his entourage ran away from the Dark forces, while looking for who was the real Dragon Reborn.

But when the Dragon Reborn is discovered and fights the Dark One, the problem is not solved. Even the great battle had just begun.

Who are the important characters of “The Wheel of Time”?

Moiraine Damodred , an Aes Sedai

Lan Mandragoran , warder of Moraine

Nynaeve al'Meara , a Wisdom

Egwene al'Vere , Nynaeve's adopted sister

Rand al'Thor , the Dragon Reborn, Egwene's lover

Perrin Aybara , friend of Rand and Egwene

Mat Cauthon , friend of Rand and Egwene

Liandrin Guirale , an Aes Sedai

Alanna Mosvani , an Aes Sedai

Loial , a Qgier

Siuan Sanche , Amyrlin Seat, leader of Aes Sedai

Min Farshaw

What is Aes Sedai?

Aes Sedai are women who can connect with One Power and are trained in the White Tower of Tar Valon. The term Aes Sedai itself in the series' mythology means Servant of All (those who serve all).

The Aes Sedai organization has 7 Ajahs, each of which has its own abilities and functions. The 7 Ajahs come with colors as identity: Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, White, Gray, and Brown.

Every Aes Sedai always has a Warder, a kind of protector who is bound by an oath. Aes Sedai and Warder's relationship is described as closer than a couple.

The Aes Sedai organization is led by an Amyrlin Seat. As leader, Amyrlin Seat is not tied to Ajah, and is described as "of all Ajahs and none".

Who is Dragon Reborn?

Dragon is the title given to the figure of the good power (Light) who fights The Dark One. This figure will be present through reincarnation (hence the name "Reborn") at a certain time.

In the story in this series (Third Age), who becomes Dragon Reborn is Rand al'Thor. However, the prophecy for Dragon Reborn this time is a bit vague, and depicts that he can save or destroy the world.

Who is The Dark One?

The Dark One is an ancient entity with evil powers. His real name is Shai'tan. However, because the name is considered to carry a curse, people often refer to it as The Dark One (well, similar to Voldemort, although this book series was published first)

It can influence people's souls to act evil by encouraging selfishness. In addition, he also creates chaos and destruction through the creatures that become his troops.

What is the difference between the book and the series "The Wheel of Time"?

The early story of the TV series is more directly different from that in the book, which has an opening to build the plot of the Dragon figure. Although both of them reveal who Dragon Reborn is, in the TV series there are no ominous events like in the book (which makes the reader guess).

The characters in the TV series are also older than the books. If in the book Rand is still shy, in the TV series he and Egwene have become a couple. Another obvious difference is that Perrin already has a wife (none in the book).

In the book, there are three Ta'veren who are thought to be Dragon Reborn, and all of them are boys (Rand, Perrin, and Mat). But in the TV series, the number of Ta'veren is 5 with Egwene and Nynaeve, opening up the possibility that Dragon Reborn can also be female.

Then the embodiment of One Power in the book is more colorful, with each element of nature having its own color. But in the TV series, One Power is all white.

Also, some of the plots in the TV series are different when compared to the books. For example, the meeting with Thom Merrilin who only appeared in episode 3, and the incident of Nynaeve who was kidnapped by Trolloc. The journey of these characters was accelerated in the TV series.

Where can I stream “The Wheel of Time”?

You can watch the series "The Wheel of Time" by streaming on the Amazon Prime service. Episodes in the first season air on every Friday and are finished.

How many seasons and episodes of “The Wheel of Time”?

List of episodes of the series "The Wheel of Time" season 1:

“Leavetaking” — November 19, 2021

“Shadow's Waiting” — November 19, 2021

“A Place of Safety” — November 19, 2021

“The Dragon Reborn” — November 26, 2021

“Blood Calls Blood” — December 3, 2021

“The Flame of Tar Valon” — December 10, 2021

“The Dark Along the Ways” — December 17, 2021

“The Eye of the World” — December 24, 2021

When will season 2 of “The Wheel of Time” air?

Production of the second season of the series is already underway on July 19, 2021. “The Wheel of Time” season 2 is scheduled to begin airing in February 2022.

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