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I loved it when Rand knew just by looking at them who was a darkfriend. That could be handy, should he ever decide to pay a visit to the Black Tower.

Perhaps he did, or perhaps he was tipped off by a certain letter...

Perhaps both :wink:

 

He does mention how they can't hide from him anymore, though, and that he is no longer blind. Whatever he did to fix all the eyes of the darkness on him (Chapter 13), it seems he now recognizes darkness in people when he sees them.

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The most foreboding moment was "But think. Delivering thousands of soldiers into the White Tower through a hidden basement, room. Striking with the force of a thousand hammers against a thousand anvils!" [ToM, Ch 51, A Teaching Chamber, pg 706].

 

I thought it was also interesting that Mat mentioned he'd be going back to the White Tower to get something he had left there (the Horn of Valere), which is also being held in the basement... wonder if the timing of these two events will coincide? :biggrin:

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wonder if the timing of these two events will coincide? :biggrin:

 

That's what I'm thinking.

 

“Highness?” the der'sul'dam said, sounding shocked. "What under the Light are you doing here?”

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wonder if the timing of these two events will coincide? :biggrin:

 

That's what I'm thinking.

 

“Highness?” the der'sul'dam said, sounding shocked. "What under the Light are you doing here?”

And whose that dude floating on a cloud behind you with a sword just like the Dragon Reborn's?

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I first found this series as a teenager in the late ninties. I've read and reread it for years. (And never cease to be impressed by the knowledge each of you have of the books. I often times dumbfounded by what other point out as obvious that I had not even considered.) When Tam and Rand met in Tear and rand apologized I bawled my eyes out.

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The story of Lan should have ended with him raising the Golden Crane, that scene was epic and his storyline had been leading up to it the entire book. I also felt like the final scene with him charging to his death was only to leave the audience with a cliffhanger

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So many great moments, but one of my favorite scenes was when Rand brought Ituralde to Alsalam. I'm not sure how plausible it is that Alsalam went entirely unmentioned during all the White Tower segments over these last few books, but it was very satisfying to see something brighten the spirits of a man who just lived through hell.

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I think it'll be hilarious if Egwene's at FoM, Mat in TV, the Seanchen crash the party, then the AS and Seanchan start fighting. The Shadow crashes the party and Mat, Thom and Moiraine are left to command the Tower, that would be priceless.

For favorites Rand and Tam, Grady saying that AM can fight to live not to die, the forging of Mallanir(sp), Tarna not that I liked what happened to her, just that the story needed more evil in it. Androl going to Pevara interesting lead in.

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Skipped to the end to post this. The best part of the entire ToM book (possibly the entire series) is when Nyneave gets her damn braid cut in half.! hahahahahahahaha! Tug on that!

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Wrong. Rand does not CALL OUT Cadsuane. He gently makes humour of her calling him a boy. But he does not blame her or reprimand her for it.

 

I despise fan crap like this. He absolutely does call the b!tch out. She constantly demeaned him by referring to him as "boy" throughout the series. He rightly called her out on that and the fact that she doesn't know sh!t about the Age of Legends or anything else. Even her supposed task to teach him something 'essential' was nothing more than Cadsuane screwing up and accidentally prodding Rand to the edge of destroying the world. Cadsuane was the one character that RJ should have left on the cutting room floor. She has almost completely ruined the series for me and BS should be congratulated for marginalizing this execrable shrew. Hopefully she will be executed immediately in AMoL and we will be done with this worthless POS character sooner rather than later.

 

I disagree - I think that the example of a supposedly "legendary" person screwing up so badly is a subtle influence on Rand. He's also a supposedly "legendary" person, and perhaps Cadsuane's example helped lead him to see that he too was going down the wrong path for what seemed to him good reasons.

 

Besides, I always enjoy it when someone with an "I'm all that" attitude winds up impacting on their glutes.

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There are so many moments in TGS & ToM that I loved. I would have to say that my favorite moment was the one when I realized the pace finally picked back up again. With so much story wrap up to take place in these last three "books," it was nice to see the plot moving again at a steady pace (the way it did up to The Shadow Rising. I do wish that RJ were still with us, because I believe this series would be concluding with 16-18 books instead. There is so much that he could do with the characters that I believe we will be left hanging with. That being said, I am happy BS is finishing them at all, but I really feel like there is more to the story that RJ took with him.

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There are so many moments in TGS & ToM that I loved. I would have to say that my favorite moment was the one when I realized the pace finally picked back up again. With so much story wrap up to take place in these last three "books," it was nice to see the plot moving again at a steady pace (the way it did up to The Shadow Rising. I do wish that RJ were still with us, because I believe this series would be concluding with 16-18 books instead. There is so much that he could do with the characters that I believe we will be left hanging with. That being said, I am happy BS is finishing them at all, but I really feel like there is more to the story that RJ took with him.

 

Why did you put quotations around books? Are you implying that they aren't actually books? Perhaps Tor has discovered a method by which they can mass produce ter'angreal that will turn the entire WoT fanbase into an army of malicious zombies loyal to Brandon Sanderson so that they can take over the world? I guess I better leave my hard copy alone from now on and wait for the ebook.

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'Ho Grady, blown up anyone interesting lately?' and perhaps 'or did you just drop by so that you could sit on my stewards head?'

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There are so many moments in TGS & ToM that I loved. I would have to say that my favorite moment was the one when I realized the pace finally picked back up again. With so much story wrap up to take place in these last three "books," it was nice to see the plot moving again at a steady pace (the way it did up to The Shadow Rising. I do wish that RJ were still with us, because I believe this series would be concluding with 16-18 books instead. There is so much that he could do with the characters that I believe we will be left hanging with. That being said, I am happy BS is finishing them at all, but I really feel like there is more to the story that RJ took with him.

 

Why did you put quotations around books? Are you implying that they aren't actually books? Perhaps Tor has discovered a method by which they can mass produce ter'angreal that will turn the entire WoT fanbase into an army of malicious zombies loyal to Brandon Sanderson so that they can take over the world? I guess I better leave my hard copy alone from now on and wait for the ebook.

It was simply to refer to them collectively. As they really are one novel, broken into 3 parts. Why so serious?

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There are so many moments in TGS & ToM that I loved. I would have to say that my favorite moment was the one when I realized the pace finally picked back up again. With so much story wrap up to take place in these last three "books," it was nice to see the plot moving again at a steady pace (the way it did up to The Shadow Rising. I do wish that RJ were still with us, because I believe this series would be concluding with 16-18 books instead. There is so much that he could do with the characters that I believe we will be left hanging with. That being said, I am happy BS is finishing them at all, but I really feel like there is more to the story that RJ took with him.

 

Why did you put quotations around books? Are you implying that they aren't actually books? Perhaps Tor has discovered a method by which they can mass produce ter'angreal that will turn the entire WoT fanbase into an army of malicious zombies loyal to Brandon Sanderson so that they can take over the world? I guess I better leave my hard copy alone from now on and wait for the ebook.

It was simply to refer to them collectively. As they really are one novel, broken into 3 parts. Why so serious?

 

**Tries to will sarcastic tone into text**

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**Tries to will sarcastic tone into text**

:: winks ::

 

I know. I may be new to this forum, but I have been around the block a couple times.

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In no particualr order -

 

Apple orchard

Rand and Tam Meeting and Min introduction (She's important to me)

Rand Sedai

Mat Perrin and badger

Perrin and the forging of the hammer

Perrin with his nonchalant "Its only a Weave"

Nyneave healing the madness - didnt like the bubble of evil stuff though.

Rand with his DF detector in full swing :D

Rodel's et all ...

Nynaeve becoming an Aes Sedai

 

The feeling that I get that no one can manipulate Rand any more...

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There are so many moments in TGS & ToM that I loved. I would have to say that my favorite moment was the one when I realized the pace finally picked back up again. With so much story wrap up to take place in these last three "books," it was nice to see the plot moving again at a steady pace (the way it did up to The Shadow Rising.

Can't resist taking this off-topic, as you've just pushed one of my pet hate buttons. Another 'If RJ had been writing them, it'd be 5-10 more books' comment. Did people skip straight from COT to TGS?!

 

KOD had - Perrin rescued Faile (and killed Aram as part of it), Rand captured Semirhage and lost his hand, Mat re-united with the Band, kicked Seanchan butt, married Tuon and Tuon became the Empress in waiting. Egwene started undermining Elaida and Elayne took the Crown of Andor. And Ituralde started kicking the Seanchan where it hurt.

 

KOD had as much resolved as TGS or TOM - or close to it. And with those resolutions RJ could have written them to have accomplished the same in around the same amount of pages. What he'd have added to the page count by more 'descriptive' writing, would have been gotten back by his more subtle use of secondary characters or other viewpoints to show things happening, rather then straight out 'info dumping' ('Wow, Bryne, Min was right, here's why' as an example, didn't need any explanation - or at best a 'Thank you Min' Suian thinking to herself). At worst TGS or TOM would have been an extra 20 - 50 pages I think, for more of the background, world building and secondary character interaction BS is weak on.

 

Certainly I don't see how after KOD anyone figures it would go back to COT or even TPOD like. Those 'delays' were in large part caused by so many plots 'open'. With Elayne closed largely and the others converging it was always going to get faster at the end. Those alluding to the fact it'd have been dragged out are doing RJ a disservice, where as I thought it was fairly clear things were all pointed to it stepping up from KOD's already good pace (I'll allow Elayne's storyline as the annoying exception - that cut down to one chapter to meet Mat, one to meet Perrin and one to take Cairhein would have been a major plus).

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Still don't understand why Brandon didn't use my version of events:

"A gateway!? This is Madness!!"

"THIS IS TAVEREN!!!"

*bye bye gholam*

Also felt that Rand at Maradon was the greatest part of this book, and for once didn't want to throttle Gawyn for the noob he is- nice work on those Bloodknives :D

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Bornhald: It IS you! The light has delivered you to us!

Perrin: Unless it has also delivered you an army 3 or 4 times the size of the one you have now, then I doubt very much that it will matter.

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Best part of book:......the Glossary!! Seriously loled my head off when I found that Brandon put Asmodean's killer, the greatest mystery of Wheel of Time history, the question fans argued over for THOUSANDS of pages,.....in the glossary. =D

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My favorite part was in the very beginning:

 

 - from The Dragon Reborn, by Loial, son

of Arent son of Halan, of Stedding Shangtai

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My favorite part was in the very beginning:

 

 - from The Dragon Reborn, by Loial, son

of Arent son of Halan, of Stedding Shangtai

 

Yeah that was nice to read alright, since Loial was absent from the book and all.

 

For some reason I think my favourite part was

Min: So...are you really, like, 400?

Rand: No. Psych! I'm 450.

Min: Oh. That's...kinda weird.

Rand: ...How so?

Min: ...

 

Or maybe just that one word in the epilogue, desire. Never has one word had the potential to cause so much s***

 

Least favourite part: will someone PLEASE kill Egwene?

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