Like being thrown from above and straight into the boat in which we find ourselves some 250 years ago, we are introduced to our five protagonists of Arabia Felix by Thorkild Hansen. This is the story of the first European scientific expedition to the Middle East, an unknown part of the world (to Europeans, at least) spanning from 1761 to 1767.
The Eye of the World takes place in an unnamed world where time is a cyclical concept, described as a turning wheel. Everything that has happened and does happen will happen again.
This is the premise of Robert Jordan’s first of many installments in fantasy series The Wheel of Time. Are you into The Lord of the Rings, this is a series I can definitely recommend!
Earth is different from how we know it. It is in distress, and natural disasters have wrecked havoc and made several locations inhabitable and impassable. In this devastated world, a little girl is born, a girl who would eventually become the Girl from Nowhere, the One Who Walked In, the First and Last and Only, who lived a thousand years. But before she became all that, she was just a little girl, named Amy.
So it begins, the epic Passage Trilogy by American author Justin Cronin. And from the first point, it never stops.