DojoToad

Dune to WoT

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The Fremen were an obvious inspiration for the Aiel, but found another reference while reading through 'Dune' today.  When Gurney Halleck was considering whether to sign on with some smugglers, he was offered some advice.  Don't rush into revenge - "Speed is a device of Shaitan."  That name sounds familiar...

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While Tolkein's LOTR was a big inspiration for him, admitted in his audiobook interview and how he wanted to change the way most fantasy involved someone showing up and announcing a prophesy of "You are the one..." he also borrowed from many sources outside of Myth and Religion...including The Never Ending Story, and Star Wars!

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