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Something of A Prose Poem.

Where Misty Towers Haunt

In my dreams, when the shadow of morn hunts at my heels before the break of dawn; there I see the Misty Towers. Gaunt and horrifying they stand amidst seas of blasphemous vapors that invade both body and soul. They stand at the precipice of fallen earth. Where, at some unknown point in time, Dis and her denizens reached forth from the bowels of age-old soil to swallow whole, a land now lost. Perhaps, I thought, so hated were the morbid inhabitants of this place that those demons—whose names never will I mutter—took this land of horror haunted and in an act of both rage and mercy, buried it down into the abyss. Leaving only those haunting miasmic towers as a token of their demise.
    O’, but with those looming towers as a token of their demise, came each night my own creeping doom. Whether it were black nameless shades that carried me hence, or some tempting flow of wind that drew me ever closer to the shores of those clouded lands of malice. Each night I com…

The Wheel of Time Book 1: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan.

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Hello All.

I've recently finished the first book in The Wheel of Time, series called The Eye of the World and I'd like to talk about it.

       Depending upon whom you ask, The Wheel of Time series is either one of the greatest fantasy series ever written---comparable only to A Song of Ice and Fire or The Lord of the Rings---or one of the longest and most overblown series ever written. Personally, while I don't believe that Mr Jordan was the reincarnation of J. R. R. Tolkien, that doesn't mean I hate his books.
        I in fact loved the book which I read. It was plainly, yet interestingly written. The characters were some of the most enjoyable ones I've seen in a very long time. And, while it did have the same "dark lord, end of the world" motif as well as the "farm-boy" cliche which Tolkien used in his Lord of the Rings and Alexander Lloyd in his The Chronicles of Prydain. The way in which he presented it, making the Dark One, as he's ca…