The Wheel of Time is a series of novels by American author Robert Jordan. The books are epic fantasy, with magic and dragons. Recently Amazon Prime has adapted the books into a TV show which aired on the streaming platform in 2021.
The Wheel of Time has 14 main books in the series, one prequel novel and several companion/prologue books. There is also a comic series based on the fantasy universe.
THE WHEEL OF TIME TV SERIES
The first season, which consists of eight instalments, premiered on Prime Video on November 19, 2021, with the first three episodes accessible immediately. The remaining five were released every week thereafter until December 24, 2021.
A second season was announced in May 2021.
HOW MANY SEASONS OF THE WHEEL OF TIME?
The first season of the fantasy show has already dropped on Amazon Prime. The second season has already been confirmed. However, there is no information regarding when fans will be able to watch the next instalment.
Season 1 (Amazon Prime)
- Shadow's Waiting
- A Place of Safety
- The Dragon Reborn
- Blood Calls Blood
- The Flame of Tar Valon
- The Dark Along the Ways
- The Eye of the World
Season 2 (Scheduled for 2022)
IS ‘THE WHEEL OF TIME' GOOD?
The Wheel of Time was started by writer Robert Jordan back in 1990. He had planned for it to be a twelve book cycle but after his death in 2007 he left behind only notes for that last book which were completed by Brandon Sanderson.
He then finished up the final instalment bringing it to fourteen books total. A TV show based on these books aired on the streaming platform ‘Amazon Prime'.
In a fantasy world where magic can only be utilized by women, Moiraine Damodred (played by Rosamund Pike) is an Aes Sedai.
Her Quest is to find ‘The Dragon Reborn'; a powerful individual whose magic will allow them, and only them to face The Dark One.
The series was met with a variety of reviews by critics, although fans of the book series appeared to enjoy it. According to the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film's approval rating is 82%.
Ed Power of The Daily Telegraph gave the series 4 out of 5, writing: “In its early episodes this big Wheel has enough sweep, mystique and momentum to suggest that it can keep on turning and give Amazon the global hit it dearly craves.”
If you enjoy fantasy novels, this series is for you. It has magic and monsters and so much more, which is sure to please any fan of fantasy storytelling.