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My comments and reactions as I read through The Wheel of Time, starting with Lord of Chaos (as I've already read the previous books before considering blogging)

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Book 14 Final Review/Series Closer

In the final entry of this blog on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time, I offer parting thoughts on the final book, and the series as a whole.   So I’ll just cut to the chase: what did I think of A Memory of Light? This was a momentous book, anticipated eagerly for years, and a tremendous conclusion to one of the longest, most popular series in modern fantasy. And it could’ve gone horribly wrong. It might never have been written. There certainly were doubts when Robert Jordan tragically died jus

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Book 14 Chapters 38-49

In the final entry of A Memory of Light, it all comes to an end.   Chapter 38: The Place That Was Not   Comments   This is too much. Too intense. Sophisticated commentary, I know, but that’s all I can say.   Chapter 39: Those Who Fight   Comments   I’m not even sure what to say anymore because everything’s going so fast and it’s all too intense! It looks like the battle of ideas between Rand and the Dark One is subsiding into a real battle now. Awesome. But he can’t kill Mat! Everyb

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Book 14 Chapter 37: The Last Battle

In this entry of A Memory of Light, the Last Battle is here.   Chapter 37: The Last Battle   Comments   I’m really not sure how to respond to this chapter. I was considering splitting it up into chapter-sized chunks, and then I thought about just responding to every single POV, but eventually, so much was happening, I just gave up. I’ll try to encapsulate how I felt about the Last Battle, but with such a gargantuan chapter, it’s difficult any which way. But let me just say I was freaking e

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Book 14 Chapters 29-36

In this entry of A Memory of Light, Mat becomes the new leader of the forces of good when the battlegrounds erupt into chaos due to the sabotage of the four captains, Perrin emerges from the Wolf Dream wounded, Faile's mission to retrieve the Horn of Valere takes a drastic detour, Aviendha clashes with Graendal in Thakan'dar, Nynaeve attempts to keep Alanna alive in Shayol Ghul, and Rand challenges the Dark One as Tarmon Gai'don begins.   Chapter 29: The Loss of a Hill   Comments   Yep, s

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Book 14 Chapters 23-28

In this entry of A Memory of Light, Rand finally makes his descent into Shayol Ghul, Gawyn helps Egwene escape at great risk to himself, Perrin continues to clash with Slayer in the Wolf Dream, Lan is perturbed by Agelmar's peculiar behavior, Tuon has a tense encounter with the Aes Sedai, and Elayne faces a startling betrayal as the defense of Cairhien starts to crumble.   Chapter 23: At the Edge of Time   Comments   Oh no, Gawyn’s using the rings. Knew it. Isn’t this essentially suicide?

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Book 14 Chapters 17-22

In this entry of A Memory of Light, Rand confronts Tuon for the last time, Elayne is cornered at Cairhien, Egwene's strategy turns to disaster with the intervention of the Sharans and the appearance of a very dangerous foe, Aviendha leads the push into Thakan'dar, and Perrin hunts Graendal in the dream.   Chapter 17: Older, More Weathered   Comments   Okay, this chapter pisses me off. I guess I should’ve expected it, but still, I’m pretty disappointed. So just like that, the Seanchan are g

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Book 14 Chapters 12-16

Note: Apologies for the late post, I've been incredibly busy recently and haven't had the time to read AMoL or write posts as much as I'd like.   In this entry of A Memory of Light, Perrin delves into Tel'aran'rhiod to track Slayer, battle with the Shadow wages in Braem Wood and in the Borderlands, Androl manages to liberate the captive Asha'man, and Mat infiltrates Tarasin Palace.   Chapter 12: A Shard of a Moment   Comments   Birgitte’s sequence was mainly just battle (I’m starting to

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Book 14 Chapters 5-11

In this entry of A Memory of Light, tensions rise in the confrontation at the Field of Merrilor, but the heroes disperse; with support, Lan brings the fight back to the Shadow at Tarwin's Gap, Elayne and Perrin conceive a plan to defeat the Trollocs at Caemlyn, Egwene prepares for battle in Kandor, Rand rethinks his role in the Last Battle, Mat searches for Tuon in Ebou Dar, and Androl and Pevara find themselves in dire straits at the Black Tower.   Chapter 5: To Require a Boon   Comments  

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Book 14 Chapters 1-4

In this entry of A Memory of Light, Rand prepares for a momentous meeting, Elayne learns about the horrific fate of Caemlyn, Aviendha confronts her relationship with Rand, and Androl and Pevara daringly attempt to rescue Logain from Taim's clutches.   Note: I usually write my summaries for my entries using Encyclopedia-WoT.org for reference, a very useful resource, but for some reason, it doesn't seem to have any info on AMoL past this point. For that reason, I'll probably omit summaries in my

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Book 14 Prologue

In this entry of my readthrough of The Wheel of Time, it's the beginning of the end: Isam receives a new mission, Leilwin seeks audience with Egwene, the Forsaken convene, and Talmanes seeks to rescue Caemlyn from the fires of Trolloc invasion.   Prologue   Summary   Bayrd and other guards accompany Jarid Sarand, who is increasingly erratic. Bayrd crafts a stone spearhead as all the metal in the camp melted away. Jarid blames this on Elayne and the Aes Sedai, intent on giving Elenia the t

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Book 13 Chapters 52-57

In this entry, I officially conclude Towers of Midnight, the penultimate entry in The Wheel of Time, in which Elayne successfully claims the throne of Cairhien, trouble brews in the Black Tower, armies convene on the Field of Merrilor, Perrin accepts the wolf in him, Rand encounters somebody unexpected in his dreams, Lan reaches Tarwin's Gap, and Mat, Thom, and Noal make a daring infiltration of the Tower of Ghenjei to rescue Moiraine from the wicked Eelfinn and Aelfinn.   Chapter 52: Boots

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Book 13 Chapters 44-51

Note: Apologies for the late update, been quite busy recently. I'm hoping to finish the book within a week, though.   In this entry of Towers of Midnight, Morgase finally receives closure in her relationship with Tallanvor, dissent brews in the Black Tower, Mat prepares to rescue Moiraine, Elayne schemes to claim the throne of Cairhien, Tuon learns a startling secret, Rand confronts the Borderlanders at last, and Aviendha glimpses into a terrifying future.   Chapter 44: A Backhanded Request

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Book 13 Chapters 37-43

In this entry of Towers of Midnight, a battle of dreams rages in the White Tower as Perrin confronts Slayer just when Egwene executes her trap for Mesaana; Gawyn comes to a realization, Aviendha reflects on the future of her people, Lan accepts his destiny, and Galad's soldiers are rescued from the Shadow.   Chapter 37: Darkness in the Tower   Summary   Gawyn continues to reconsider his opinion on Rand. He decides he must overcome his pride and submit to Egwene’s authority if he wants to b

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Book 13 Chapters 29-36

In this entry of Towers of Midnight, Morgase judges Perrin, Mat duels the gholam for the last time, Rand protects Maradon from the Shadow's onslaught, Egwene plans her trap for Mesaana, and Perrin seeks to challenge Slayer once and for all.   Chapter 29: A Terrible Feeling   Summary   Berelain, Faile, and Alliandre walk together, discussing Perrin and his motives. Faile remains irritated with Morgase, especially since her presumptuousness in judging Perrin. A bubble of evil suddenly strike

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Book 13 Chapters 22-28

In this entry of Towers of Midnight, Gawyn leaves for Caemlyn, Mat has a conversation with Birgitte, Elayne confronts the Darkfriend prisoners, Lan continues his journeys, Ituralde defends the city of Maradon from Trolloc siege, Galad makes a discovery when negotiating with Perrin, Rand returns to Bandar Eban, Egwene contends with the Sitters, and Perrin rescues wolves from Slayer's grasp.   Chapter 22: The End of a Legend   Summary   Gawyn remains frustrated. He finds that many of the fo

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Book 13 Chapters 15-21

In this entry of Towers of Midnight, Nynaeve combats a bubble of evil in Tear, and then proves herself Aes Sedai to the Tower at last, Perrin and Faile resolve their differences, Morgase learns something startling, Mat and Elayne converse on the creation and usage of dragons, and Rodel Ituralde wages war against the Shadow before Maradon.   Note: Apologies over the rather substantial delay between this post and the previous one. I've been too busy to read lately.   Chapter 15: Use a Pebble

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Book 13 Chapters 8-14

In this entry of Towers of Midnight, Mat faces the villainous gholam once more, Perrin has a disastrous negotiation with Galad and the Whitecloaks, Elayne receives a peculiar letter, Rand returns to Tear, and Egwene contacts old friends.   Chapter 8: The Seven-Striped Lass   Summary   Mat visits a tavern in Caemlyn, ruminating on Verin’s letter. He is determined to avoid eyeing pretty girls because of his marriage. Footpads have been carrying pictures of him in the city, unnerving him. Fr

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Book 13 Chapters 1-7

In this entry of Towers of Midnight, Rand returns from Dragonmount serenely to approach the White Tower with a plan for the Last Battle, Perrin addresses his own inner fears as he works to protect his people from a sudden Whitecloak threat, Galad successfully reunifies the Whitecloaks, Graendal receives new orders, and Egwene is faced with a puzzling series of murders.   Chapter 1: Apples First   Summary   Almen Bunt tends to his sister’s orchard, all the apples shriveled and rotted. Alme

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Book 13 Prologue

In this entry, I officially start the penultimate novel in The Wheel of Time, Towers of Midnight, in which Lan rides for Tarwin's Gap, Perrin confronts his internal conflicts, Graendal manages to narrowly survive Rand's balefire attack, Galad and his Whitecloaks fall into a trap, Padan Fain prepares to kill Rand at Shayol Ghul, and some courageous Borderlanders fight to the death against Trolloc invasion.   Prologue   Summary   Lan rides through northern Saldaea by the Blight. A man sudde

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Book 12 Chapters 45-50

In this entry, I finish The Gathering Storm, in which Egwene purges the Black Ajah and is triumphantly crowned Amyrlin, reuniting the Aes Sedai at last, while Cadsuane's scheme to handle Rand using Tam ends in disaster until Rand has an epiphany on Dragonmount.   Chapter 45: The Tower Stands   Summary   Egwene prepares for the assault on the Tower. Over 50 Black sisters were stilled and beheaded, among them Sheriam, a sunbeam illuminating her red hair and blue dress as the silver axe deca

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Book 12 Chapters 40-44

In this entry of The Gathering Storm, Egwene mounts an incredible defense as the Seanchan invade the White Tower, Siuan procures the aid of Gawyn and Bryne for a last-minute infiltration of Tar Valon, and disaster ensues when Rand abandons Bandar Eban to confront the Borderlanders.   Chapter 40: The Tower Shakes   Summary   Siuan wakes from Tel’aran’rhiod fearfully. She warns Bryne that Egwene is imperiled. A soldier reports bursts of light flashing around the White Tower. Siuan realizes

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Book 12 Chapters 34-39

In this entry of The Gathering Storm, Mat has a memorable encounter with the woman pursuing him, Tuon becomes Empress of the Seanchan after a disastrous negotiation with the Dragon Reborn, Rand resorts to drastic measures in defeating Graendal, Egwene is liberated from her confinement in her cell, and then proceeds to learn the truth about the ever-mysterious Verin.   Chapter 34: Legends   Summary   Mat and the Band approach the town of Trustair. To avoid another Hinderstap, Mat concocts a

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Book 12 Chapters 27-33

In this entry of The Gathering Storm, Mat has a shocking encounter in the strange town of Hinderstap, Rand arrives in Bandar Eban, where Nynaeve finds Graendal's hand in the death of a messenger, and Gawyn remains confused.   Chapter 27: The Tipsy Gelding   Summary   Mat enters the town of Hinderstap. The group intends to reach Caemlyn, visiting Four Kings on the way, after which Bayle Domon will lead Mat and Thom to the Tower of Ghenjei. In town, the mayor welcomes the party but impresse

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Book 12 Chapters 20-26

In this entry of The Gathering Storm, Mat rides toward Hinderstap, Faile commemorates Rolan, Gawyn joins the rebels before Tar Valon, Aviendha stands up for herself and completes her apprenticeship, and Semirhage does the last that could be done to Rand.   Chapter 20: On a Broken Road   Summary   Mat and Talmanes lead the Band of the Red Hand on an ancient road northeast of the Damona Mountains, a few days after Tuon’s departure, intending to join the remainder of the Band near Caemlyn. M

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Book 12 Chapters 13-19

In this entry of The Gathering Storm, Gawyn finally comes to his senses, Cadsuane exploits Semirhage's weakness, Rand has a chilling conversation with Moridin, Elaida seemingly puts an end to Egwene's secret war, and Tuon prepares to negotiate with the Dragon.   Chapter 13: An Offer and a Departure   Summary   Gawyn trains with two Warders, one of them the hardy blademaster Sleete, who narrowly survived Dumai’s Wells. Gawyn defeats them both, and Sleete notes that his Aes Sedai would ac

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