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The Eye of the World, chapter 45 - What follows in Shadow

"I don't see how she saw anything about any of us;" Mat said with a grin. "As I remmember it, she spent most of her time looking at Rand."

Egwene raised an eyebrow. "Oh? You didn't tell me that, Moiraine Sedai."

Rand glanced at her. She was not looking at him, but her tone had been too carefully neutral. "I talked to her once," he said. "She dresses like a boy, and her hair is as short as mine."

"You talked to her. Once." Egwene nodded slowly. Still not looking at him, she raised her cup to her lips.

"Min was just somebody who worked at the inn in Baerlon," Perrin said. "Not like Aram."

Egwene choked on hear tea. "Too hot," she muttered.

"Who's Aram?" Rand asked. Perrin smiled, much like Mat's smile in the old days when he was up to mischief, and hid behind his cup.

"One of the Traveling People," Egwene said casually, but red spots bloomed in her cheeks.

"One of the Traveling People," Perrin said blandly. "He dances. Like a bird. Wasn't that what you said, Egwene? It was like flying with a bird?"

Egwene set her cup down deliberately. "I don't know if anyone else is tired, but I'm going to sleep."

As she rolled herself up in her blankets, Perrin reached over to nudge Rand in the ribs and winked. Rand found himself grinning back. Burn me, if I didn't come out best for a change. I wish I knew as much about women as Perrin.

"Maybe, Rand," Mat said slyly, "you ought to tell Egwene about Farmer Grinwell's daughter, Else." Egwene lifted her head to stare first at Mat, then at him.

He hastily got up to fetch his own blankets. "Sleep sounds good to me right now."

 

Cracks me up. Every re-read.

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There are two that come to mind:

 

The battle of Dumais Wells. The scope of the battle was amazing and introduced us to what the ashaman can really do.

 

Perrin vs Slayer in TAR. Almost makes up for the forever it took to rescue Faile

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There are so many brilliant scenes to choose from, but one of my favourite scenes is when Avi splits through a gateway and Rand chases after her. I really liked how their relationship progressed through the books. Alway made me chuckle.

 

Then there is the majority of battle scenes throughout all the books, especially the one in ToM, I was totally amazed by the destruction he caused there.

 

There is just too much to name, the list would go on and on....

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So hard to choose.  And I'm sure there are many I've forgotten, but some of my favourites are:

 

1.  Perrin forging Mah'alleinir.  I hadn't had any particularly strong feelings towards Perrin at this point, but I found this scene extremely moving. I loved Hopper as a character and this scene almost brought me to tears.

 

2.  Rand's epiphany.  All of the scenes connected to it.  I always liked Rand, and even when he was dark and hard I was sure he would have a moment like this, and I really enjoyed it.  It changed the whole feeling of the series from one of darkness and despair to hope and the belief that victory was possible.

 

3.  The cleansing of saidin.  I liked the fact that two of the strongest channelers were essentially incapacitated and fighting their own battle, and the sense of anxiety as the Forsaken etc. attack while everyone else has to rally round and protect Rand and Nynaeve.

 

4.  Nynaeve sending Lan to World's End, and calling on the Borderlanders to follow him.  The hopelessness of Lan's quest, and the feeling that Nynaeve and Lan were saying goodbye thinking they would never see each other again, and Nynaeve just doing the only thing she could to make Lan's death a little bit less inevitable.  This scene brought me to tears.

 

5. Spoilers for AMoL in this one:

 

okay its actually kind of two scenes, but one of them is very small - the bit where Lan's army is charging the gap in what they think will be their last stand when gateways open all around them and the Borderlander cavalry gallop through to their aide.  Veryy moving.

 

And secondly the scene where Rand is showing the DO all who still fight and defy him, and shows Lan still alive after killing Demandred, holding his severed head.

 

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one of my favourites is during the tribonding, then the girls get a glimpse of the pain he is in, and Avi says something to the effect "he is as strong as the threefold land" about it. BTW anyone remember what chapter/book it is in.

Here you go Durinax...

 

WH Ch. 12

>He stared at them, expressionless, and slowly put his fingers to his temples.

"Oh, Light, Rand, the pain," Min murmured in a hurt voice. "I never knew; I never imagined. How can you stand it? There are pains you don't even seem to know, as if you've lived with them so long they're part of you. Those herons on your hands; you can still feel the branding. Those things on your arms hurt! And your side. Oh, Light, your side! Why aren't you crying, Rand? Why aren't you crying?" "He is the Car'a'carn," Aviendha said, laughing, "as strong as the Three-fold Land itself!" Her face was proud—oh, so proud– but even as she laughed, tears streamed down her sun-dark cheeks. "The veins of gold. Oh, the veins of gold. You do love me, Rand."

 

 

Wow, I've only read WH once so I haven't picked up on the Veins of Gold chapter reference in tGS! That's so cool!

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Think I can add the Seanchan vs Callandor moment to my favourites list.

Always love to see Rand screw up and do something insane and self destructive.

That whole Damona Campaign is epic. Some of the best writing in the series. Not just the war parts but the Rand/LTT dialog is priceless.

 

tPoD

"I mean to drive the Seanchan into the sea!" Rand snapped. Light, he hadto finish them now, when he had the chance! He could not fight the Seanchan and the Forsaken and the Light alone knew who or what else, all at the same time! "I did it before, and I will again!"

Do you have the Horn of Valere hidden in your pocket this time?Lews Therin asked slyly. Rand snarled at him silently.

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Without a single doubt, lol, the two favorite scenes in my mind are:

 

 

1. In Lord of Chaos, after Rand breaks the shield holding him, stilling and killing Aes Sedai with pure release of power, followed by the Asha'man literally blowing apart the Shaido. It's an intense, brutal, ghastly scene that I will try to never forget as long as I live.

 

2. In Knife of Dreams, when Rand, with Bashere, Logain, Cadsuane, and Loial, are in the center of a massive Trolloc attack, and Lews Therin Kinslayer grabs hold of saidin and unleashes a hint of the power he held last time the Dragon walked the land. Oh god, it was amazing.

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Sigh, Lord OF Chaos. Best scene in that book is still the Aes Sedai shielding Rand and carting him away. Dear GOD it was satisfying to see Rand suffer.

 

... then the Wells battle had to ruin it (pouts)

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Reading through the responses it's easy to say, "oh that one", "no that one is my favorite", "wait that scene rocked too!" But one I come back to isn't overly dramatic, adventurous, scary, or thrilling. It is in The Great Hunt, when Lan preps Rand for the meeting with the Amrylin. It really felt like one of the first times that Lan was his own person, his own character. He was going to help Rand stand tall and be a man despite the way Rand's world had fragmented around him. Cat Crosses the Courtyard! :)

 

In line with that I really liked Lan's thoughts on Rand in aMoL and Rand's gift to Lan. A great friendship! If Lan approves of you you must indeed be awesome.

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Unless you care little for Lan =P

 

Also, I still really love the blacksmith scene in Book 3. It's one of the few times I've seen Perrin genuinely happy

Does anyone not care for Lan???

My mind can't comprehend that ;)

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There are too many great scenes to have only one favorite.  So, my favorites off the top of my head are:

 

- Perrin seeing Hopper for the first time in the Wolf Dream, post death.

- Nyneve breaking her mental barriers

- The Cleansing of Saidin

- Egwene having dinner with Elaida in ToM

- Rand walking the glass pillars of Rhuiden

- Bridgette's discussion with Mat in the tavern

- Avienda's reaction to Rand after being bonded

- Lan preparing Rand to meet to Amrylin

- Both Nyneve's and Egwene's testing to be reaised Accepted

- The prologue to EotW

- The Epilogue of the series in AMoL

- Any scene offering a glimpse of the Age of Legends

 

Finally ...  Any scene where the dice stop tumbling in Mat's head.

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I'm at the tail end of aCoS, and so far my favorite part has been Rand telling the Aes Sedai to kneel to him after the battle at Dumai's well. 

 

By the way, Howdy y'all, this be my first post!

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Sigh. am I really so alone in this series? All my fav scenes are to do with villains. The fight with Rahvin. Sammael luring Rand and the whole thing with the Fool Boxes. Mog casually beating Birgitte. Be'lal curbstomping Rand. Aes Sedai capturing Rand. The Gholam beating the stuffing out of Mat.

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I love all the scenes with Rand and the Maidens. I love the complexity of their relationship and how Rand just seems to get it immediately despite being largely ignorant of the Aiel and their customs. But some scenes that stand out specially are when Rand joins the meeting of the clans in the waste and says that Far Dareis Mai carries his honor, and how proud that makes the Maidens. And when everyone realizes that Rand has been captured by the Aes Sedai and Sulin yells, "They have taken my first brother!" Sometimes it feels like the Maidens are the only ones who care for Rand just for who he is, not the station he holds or the duty he has. Even the other Emond's Fielders don't see Rand as they used to.

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For me it has to be when Perrin stops Belfire in the world of dreams and saves Egwene.

I don't know why for sure but I think its because Eqwene thought she was so powerful and a master in the world of dreams and yet Perrin just rocks up stops the belfire and simply tells her it's not real. Brilliant as the girls all thought he was wool headed like they do about all three of the Ta'vern.

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Three Scenes:

 

Seeing Aviendha dead in Caemlyn - wrecked my whole day, cause I was interrupted and couldn't read again until the next day.

 

When the three bond Rand - I'm a romantic at heart, what can I say.

 

A cup of sleep - This is the meaning of sacrifice.

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SPOILERS

 

So many but if i was forced

 

Eye of the world: fleeing from two rivers with the Draghkar on there tail + in Baleron and Shadar Logoth

Why: the sense of adventure and quest

 

Perin in the world of dreams (all of it)

Why perin does not get enough spotlight and the whole idea of how you fight in the world of dreams is so cool. all the baiting and tricking

 

And when lan Kills Damodred in aMoL

Why: lan is great and this is his big moment when he shows his skill and shows the value of those who dont channel, when he got up i felt like runing around yelling yes yes yes you get'en Lan you flaming show'en all yes yes yes

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Rand going through the Rings at Rhuidean. I found that whole scene fascinating from seeing the past through the eyes of his ancestors to gaining on and overtaking the Aiel (don't remember his name, sorry) to him coming out of the rings to find Mat hanging from the tree.

 

Mat's first fight with the Gholam. It was nail biting.

 

Rand being afraid of facing Tam after doing what he did. It was enough to bring tears to my eyes.

 

There are more but I can't think of them at this time.

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Any pre-Sanderson scene with Taim. Because he wasn't just a generic stock villain, he was a character in his own right, and it's amazing how much RJ did with his sadly little screen time.

 

Rand & Moridin's dream chats, and in fact pretty much anything involving Moridin, too.

 

"Do you know what happened to the Aiel at Tzora?" Yes. Yes, we know. :(

 

"My name is Nynaeve ti al'Meara Mandragoran. The message I want send is this. My husband rides from World's End toward Tarwin's Gap, toward Tarmon Gai'don. Will he ride alone?" Just talking about this scene may bring me to tears, which can be mildly awkward in the company of people who are not quite so emotionally involved with the series... Not that this has ever happened, of course. *cough*

 

"Do you have any idea how long it takes to dig graves for twenty-three oak trees?" No, Davram, I don't, but I'm sure you could tell me. :D

 

In general every scene in which Bashere tells Rand what he needs to hear as opposed to what he wants to hear.

 

Ituralde's defence of Maradon.

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Not my favorite but the first that made me chuckle out loud was Romanda Sedai reading, essentially, a Harlequin Romance novel (The Flame, the Blade and the Heart) in her tent in Knife of Dreams.

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I can't believe this hasn't been mentioned yet. Read the whole thread and registered just to comment....

 

Rand(/Lews Therin Thelamon) referring to Moraine as "Little Sister" and her utterly flabbergasted response and the realization that he really is, literally, the Dragon Reborn.

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