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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 12 Chapters 7-12

In this entry of The Gathering Storm, Rand plans to stabilize Arad Doman and makes an important alliance with Rodel Ituralde, Perrin prepares to leave Malden once and for all, Aviendha saves the mansion from an unnatural fire, and Egwene encounters the Black Ajah hunters.   Chapter 7: The Plan for Arad Doman   Summary   Nynaeve and Daigan converse in the manor, the latter teaching the former weaves for the test to become Aes Sedai, as Nynaeve still does not receive proper treatment. She o

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Book 12 Chapters 1-6

In this entry of The Gathering Storm, Rand and his forces prepare to stabilize chaotic Arad Doman, Egwene makes significant progress in her secret war, Aviendha is peculiarly punished, Gawyn starts to have doubts in his allegiances, and Rodel Ituralde has a pyrrhic victory against the Seanchan.   Chapter 1: Tears from Steel   Summary   Rand watches from a manor house in eastern Arad Doman, his eyes recovering. Bashere’s army is camped upon the green. Rand received an unusual sword recentl

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Book 12 Prologue

In this entry, I officially begin Brandon Sanderson's first contribution to The Wheel of Time, The Gathering Storm, in which a dangerous storm rises, news rides for Ebou Dar, war and destruction loom over Arad Doman, and Masema meets an unexpected demise.   Prologue   Summary   In the Borderlands, Renald Fanwar, a farmer, watches a bizarre dark storm pass. The blacksmith, Thulin, passes in a loaded wagon with his wife and daughter, leaving everything to head north, as they presume an army

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Book 11 Chapters 31-37

In this entry, we officially conclude Knife of Dreams, unfortunately the final entry Robert Jordan wrote in the series, and quite a bit occurs indeed, from Darkfriend attacks to (finally) a conclusion to the succession of Andor, from a touching marriage to a thrilling battle against the Seanchan, from the Daughter of the Nine Moons to the Lord of Chaos!   Chapter 31: The House on Full Moon Street   Summary   Elayne receives Duhara Basaheen, a supposed advisor sent by Elaida to counsel her

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Book 11 Chapters 23-30

In this entry of Knife of Dreams, Egwene fights a very peculiar war in the Tower, Mat is back in action, Perrin finally rescues Faile, and Rand could use a hand.   Chapter 23: Call to a Sitting   Summary   Romanda is in her tent with Magla and Salita. Magla insists that Salita become the new Sitter of the Yellow for reasons Romanda doesn’t understand. Lelaine ordered Nisao to stop investigating the murders. All she has learned thus far is both victims knew Cabriana Mecandes. After Nisao de

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Book 11 Chapters 18-22

In this entry of Knife of Dreams, a tremendous Trolloc army threatens Rand, Lan rides for Tarmon Gai'don, Loial is confronted by his mother at last, and Sea Folk continue to be pointless.   Chapter 18: News for the Dragon   Summary   Loial questions Rand for his book. He recognizes the third man in his head as the Wanderer from Shadar Logoth, and believes the crossing of their balefire streams established a connection. Logain enters, reporting events in Andor. He sent Asha’man to Arad Doma

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Book 11 Chapters 12-17

In this entry of Knife of Dreams, Perrin's plan starts coming together and Arymilla prepares a final offensive against Elayne.   Chapter 12: A Manufactory   Summary   Perrin Travels to the town of Almizar in Amadicia, accompanied by Balwer, members of Cha Faile, and Khirgan and her soldiers. He believes Alyse will protect Faile. Perrin defends the Tinker congregations to Neald. Perrin enters the headquarters of the Seanchan military present, and a clerk suddenly vomits beetles until he is

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Book 11 Chapters 6-11

In this entry of Knife of Dreams, Mat must contend in his travels with Aes Sedai foolishness, some problematic a'dam, a sinking village, Darkfriends in a tavern, and the fated rescue of Moiraine Damodred!   Chapter 6: A Stave and a Razor   Summary   The circus still remains at Jurador, despite Mat’s desire to proceed. He enters the town, looking out for the ghosts he sighted earlier. He buys a new stave and then negotiates with the owner of a stable for a razor, a prestigious Domani horse

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Book 11 Chapters 1-5

In this entry of Knife of Dreams, the rebel Aes Sedai respond to Egwene's alarming capture, Perrin makes a shadowy alliance, and the Forsaken convene to scheme once again!   Chapter 1: When Last Sounds   Summary   Siuan awakens in the army encampment. The rebels discovered Egwene’s capsized boat, and assumed her dead. However, Siuan received her message while dreaming in Gareth Bryne’s tent. She is conflicted over her feelings with the general. Siuan borrows an uncomfortable horse and ride

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Book 11 Prologue

In this entry, I officially start Knife of Dreams, and (gasp) things happen, from Whitecloaks to Seanchan to the White Tower!   Prologue   Summary   Galad rides to the manor house the Seanchan granted Valda, planning to kill him after being told by Bornhald and Byar that Valda assaulted and murdered Morgase. Galad challenges Valda, who accepts, and he successfully kills Valda in heated battle. Asunawa and his Questioners vanish as the other Whitecloaks applaud, who support Galad as the new

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Book 10 Chapters 23-30

In this entry, we finally conclude Crossroads of Twilight, in which Rand organizes a very suspicious negotiation with the Seanchan, Perrin overcomes internal conflict and weevils, Mat buys a dress, and Egwene gets kidnapped.   Chapter 23: Ornaments   Summary   Cadsuane is in the manor of Lord Algarin in Tear. Verin reports that the Sea Folk have been delivered to the city. Min summons Cadsuane to Rand. Beldeine is considering a Warder amongst the Asha’man. Daigian is still recovering from

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Book 10 Chapters 16-22

In this entry of Crossroads of Twilight, there are new developments abound amongst both the rebels and the White Tower.   Chapter 16: The Subject of Negotiations   Summary   Egwene and Gareth Bryne survey the White Tower, finding Northharbor blocked with an iron chain. Ships are bringing in troops via the river, which Egwene could sink with the One Power, but refuses to because of the Three Oaths. She refuses to use gateways to bring battle into the city, intent on preserving the White To

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Book 10 Chapters 10-15

In this entry of Crossroads of Twilight, Elayne takes a bath.   Chapter 10: A Blazing Beacon   Summary   Elayne has been visiting minor Andoran houses to gain support. She visits the estate of House Matherin. As she leaves her chambers, her maid, Elsie, screeches upon witnessing the ghost of Lord Aedmun’s grandmother. Elayne thinks about her pregnancy and Rand’s recent Traveling. The party leaves the estate and Aviendha prepares to Travel to Caemlyn. She suddenly feels an incredible amoun

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Book 10 Chapters 5-9

In this entry, Perrin hunts restlessly for Faile's Shaido captors, contending with Masema undermining his authority and a colossal Darkhound pack passing the encampment.   Chapter 5: The Forging of a Hammer   Summary   Perrin smells a horrific stench in the wolf dreams. He suddenly wakes, and calls to wolves in the hopes of identifying it. Their only response is that the Last Hunt is coming. It has been 22 days since Faile was kidnapped. Initially, Grady and Neald Traveled rapidly, search

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Book 10 Chapters 1-4

In this entry, Mat relives his tumultuous escape from Ebou Dar and prepares to resume the journey, unaware of Seanchan in pursuit.   Chapter 1: Time to Be Gone   Summary   Mat reflects on his tumultuous escape from Ebou Dar, observing the battle-stricken harbor from the nearby woodland. Upon leaving the Palace, he and the rest of the party approached the city gate, Tuon concealed in a bundle. Before disaster could strike, alarm bells distracted the guards when the Windfinders attempted to

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Book 10 Prologue

In this entry, I officially begin the infamous Crossroads of Twilight with an ominously enormous and somewhat tedious Prologue, in which awesome characters, like Loial, Davram, and Ituralde, and irritating ones, like Valda, Gawyn, and the Black Ajah hunters, make their return to the series.   Prologue   Summary   Rodel Ituralde, the Wolf of Arad Doman, intends to rescue his kingdom from the Dragonsworn hordes and the impending Seanchan invasion. However, King Alsalam’s orders have been cr

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Book 9 Chapters 26-35

In this double entry, I officially finish Winter's Heart and much happens indeed: Elayne fools armies, Mat's convoluted scheme to escape Ebou Dar comes into action, and Rand finishes his business in Far Madding to attempt cleansing saidin in one of WoT's best finales!   Chapter 26: Expectation   Summary   Elayne and Egwene meet in Tel’aran’rhiod, in Emond’s Field, both overwhelmed with the change. Elayne intends to take action over the banner of Manetheren. Egwene will move her army to T

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Book 9 Chapters 20-25

In this entry of Winter's Heart, the setting changes from Seanchan-occupied Ebou Dar to the intriuging city of Far Madding, where Rand starts exacting revenge and some very important questions are answered.   Chapter 20: Questions of Treason   Summary   Bethamin Zeami and Renna inspect the damane in Tarasin Palace. Renna has been subdued by Suroth to preserve the fact sul’dam can actually channel, as Bethamin witnessed in Falme. Bethamin fled upon discovering Renna and Seta, but was collar

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Book 9 Chapters 13-19

In this section of Winter's Heart, there's Forsaken plotting abound and we then triumphantly return to Mat's storyline as he experiences Ebou Dar under Seanchan rule.   Chapter 13: Wonderful News   Summary   Cadsuane meets with Harine in the Sun Palace, the latter demanding Shalon’s return. Cadsuane is increasingly irritated with Harine and Dobraine. She is puzzled as to why the Aes Sedai prisoners pledged fealty to Rand. Verin and Sorilea enter, the latter giving the former a sleeping po

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Book 9 Chapters 7-12

In this entry of Winter's Heart, Elayne has not only complicated politics to contend with, but assassination attempts, spies, Darkfriends, complicated romances, and, worst of all, the Sea Folk.   Chapter 7: The Streets of Caemlyn   Summary   Elayne rides through the streets of Caemlyn. She can feel Aviendha somewhere in the city. Sareitha comments that Elayne isn’t safe in the open, because of the ten Aes Sedai staying at the nearby inn. Elayne doubts the sisters are Elaida’s, as none are

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Book 9 Chapters 1-6

In this entry of my first reading of Winter's Heart, Perrin starts his desperate search for Faile, thus beginning the apparent Subplot of Doom.   Chapter 1: Leaving the Prophet   Summary   Perrin and the others emerge from their meeting with Masema in Abila. Colors swirl in his head when he thinks about Rand. Perrin is infuriated with Masema’s refusal to travel to Cairhien by gateway. He has, however, agreed to bring only a hundred of his men. Balwer reports that King Ailron and his Amadi

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Book 9 Prologue

Today, I officially start Winter's Heart with an absolutely colossal prologue, in which there's plenty of intricate plotting and not much else.   Prologue   Summary   Seaine Herimon and the other Black Ajah-hunters congregate in the basement of the White Tower, questioning Talene in the agonizing Chair of Remorse. Saerin has assumed control over the group. Talene finally admits to being a Black sister, and then proclaims that Elaida is Black as well. Talene believes this is because the Bl

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Book 8 Chapters 25-31

In this entry, I officially finish The Path of Daggers, and quite a bit happens, actually, from betrayals to kidnappings to murders.   Chapter 25: An Unwelcome Return   Summary   Elaida meets with various Sitters, discussing the Seanchan, the rebels, and Rand. Some disregard the stories about a’dam. Elaida is searching for Darlin, Caraline, and Toram Riatin, who are in hiding. She has been forced to chastise and even expel Sitters far too much recently. Alviarin, having vanished inexplica

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Book 8 Chapters 20-24

In this portion of TPoD, Elayne does absolutely nothing, and everything goes wrong when Rand fights the Seanchan.   Chapter 20: Into Andor   Summary   Nothing happens. Okay, the Sea Folk demand the Bowl and receive Merilille. The girls travel through Andor. Nynaeve and Elayne argue. Egwene isn’t happy about the bargain. She warns them about Caemlyn.   Comments   My god, literally nothing happened in this chapter. NOTHING. This is the terrible side of TPoD. It feels like the novel is g

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Book 8 Chapters 15-19

In this entry of my first reading of The Path of Daggers, Egwene finally overcomes the manipulations of the Sitters! This war is actually happening!   Chapter 15: Stronger than Written Law   Summary   Egwene has various dreams: of Rand in various masks, until one becomes him; of Perrin and a Tinker fighting their way off a cliff; and of Mat weighing two Aes Sedai, his decision monumental. Siuan awakens her. Egwene’s headaches have only been successfully Healed by Halima. Bryne reports an a

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