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The Memories of Light (Full Spoilers)


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The Memories of Light are a series of snippets--sentences, paragraphs etc--that Tor released via daily email approaching the release. This thread is for discussion of them in their context, and will contain full spoilers for A Memory of Light. If you want speculation discussion on what they mean, it is availliable on the Pre-Release Spoilers board here: http://www.dragonmount.com/forums/topic/76964-the-amol-memories-of-light-releases/



The Memories of Light are as follows.


(Credit to Olver_is_a_Forsaken for the template)

This is the list of the "Memories of Light", and will be updated when they come out. It may include Chapter Titles, words, Sentences etc... and will be defined in brackets.

Monday November 26th

"It had been useful at Maradon. Nobody knew he had it. That was important." (Sentence from aMoL)


Tuesday November 27th:


I should like to hear one of your stories. Perhaps you could tell me of the time your father and you visited Shara?" (Sentence from aMoL)


Wednesday November 28th: "


Being married is not so bad, Perrin. Why didn't you tell me it was not so bad? I think I am rather fond of it." (Sentence from aMoL)


Thursday November 29th

"Pass his bond to me." (Sentence from aMoL)


Friday November 30th:

"Creator shelter us," she whispered.

Mat scowled. "You know, that's what Tuon said." (Sentence from aMoL)


Saturday December 1st

The right thing had always seemed clear to Galad before, but never had it felt as right as this. Those streaks of light were like indicators on a map, arrows pointing his way. The Light itself guided him. It had prepared him, placed him here at this moment. (Sentence from aMoL) 


Sunday December 2nd:

"Nobody travels the Ways," Ituralde said, aghast. (Sentence from aMoL) 


Monday December 3rd

Egwene strode around a frozen pillar of glass in her dream. It almost looked like a column of light. What did it mean? She could not interpret it. (Sentence from aMoL)

Tuesday December 4th:

The letter was written in Mat's hand. And, Elayne noticed with amusement, the handwriting was much neater and the spelling much better in this one than the one he'd sent her weeks ago. (Sentence from aMoL)

Wednesday December 5th

"And farewell to you, old friend," she said to the air. "Until I dream again." (Sentence from aMoL)


Thursday December 6th

"One more thing, the marath'damane..."

"I'll deal with those channelers personally," Mat said.

She gawked at him as if he were insane. (Sentence from aMoL)



Friday December 7th:

 "Enough talk. You will bed me now." (Sentence from aMoL)


Saturday December 8th:

 "We must spread the word to all of our allies," Amys said. "We must not use this weave." (Sentence from aMoL)


Sunday December 9th

she replied back
, is something one should never, 
 say to an Aes Sedai. Ever. 
(Sentance from aMoL)


Monday December 10th:



“It is a simple thing, to stop a man’s heart,” Cadsuane said, arms folded. (Sentence from aMoL)


Tuesday December 11th

"Do not cut off your foot for fear that a snake will bite it, Perrin Aybara. Do not make a terrible mistake because you fear something that seems worse. This is all I will say on the topic." (Sentence from aMoL)


Wednesday December 12th


"It is one of the three things which I will require of you. Your payment, to me, in exchange for my life." (Sentence from aMoL)

Thursday December 13th:

Fortuona ignored her, standing. "This woman is my new Soe'feia. Holy woman, she who may not be touched. We have been blessed. Let it be known." (Sentence from aMoL)

Friday December 14th

"What did you do to your eye?"

"A little accident with a corkscrew and thirteen angry innkeepers." (Sentence from aMoL)


Saturday December 15th:

 As Tam attacked again, Rand lifted the sword and- ( Partial sentence from aMoL)

Sunday December 16th


And you don't feel a small measure of pride?
 Egwene asked herself.
 Rand al'Thor, once simple village boy and your near-betrothed, now the most powerful man in the world? You don't feel proud of what he's done? 
(Sentence from aMoL)



Monday December 17th:


"Why are you helping me?" Perrin demanded.

"I'm fond of you, Perrin." (Sentence from aMoL)



Tuesday December 18th

"Light burn me," Rand said. "You're not him, are you?" (Sentence from aMoL)


Wednesday December 19th

"There were many good years. Good decades, good centuries. We believed we were living in paradise. Perhaps that was our downfall. We wanted our lives to be perfect, so we ignored imperfections. Problems were magnified through inattention, and war might have become inevitable if the Bore hadn't ever been made." (Sentence from aMoL)

Thursday December 20th:


blood and ashes
, no!" Cadsuane said, spinning on them. "No, no,
." (Sentence from aMoL)


Friday December 21st: 

Uno's topknot danced as he continued to blaspheme. (Sentence from aMoL)

Saturday December 22nd: 

"Peaches!" Rand said, aghast. Everyone knew those were poisonous. (Sentence from aMoL)


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Saturday December 29th:

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Monday December 31st:

Tuesday January 1st:

Wednesday January 2nd:

Thursday January 3rd:

Friday January 4th:

Saturday January 5th:

Sunday January 6th:

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The Memories are also an Easter egg for resourceful fans. Obviously people who have read the book can discuss them here, but for fans who would just like to know a little more about them, you can find the page numbers where they appear, if you know where to look. If you don't like this sort of game, then don't play; keep in mind people have apparently been banned for complaining about such things. (Along the lines of the don't-demand-spoilers rule.)

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Though, to be clear, this is a full spoiler thread unlike the chapters thread. People with the book may discuss it in as great a detail as they desire (or as little, in truth, as Terez has chosen to do).


People without the book, as always on this board, are guests who will be unfailingly polite, thankful for whatever they are given, demanding of nothing and may the Light help the fool who throws a hissy fit.


Have fun.

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Though, to be clear, this is a full spoiler thread unlike the chapters thread. People with the book may discuss it in as great a detail as they desire (or as little, in truth, as Terez has chosen to do).

Obviously people who have read the book can discuss them here...


Like I said. :p I never said anyone couldn't, not here, and not in the other thread.

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I find, in retrospect, that they've been very clever with this. They surprisingly picked several quotes from key moments, but devoid of context. I found myself enjoying how several of these popped up at somewhat unexpected moments. Cadsuane's was particularly well done, I felt, as was the one about the bond. The column of Light, and the farewell till the next dream are my favorite, because they were key moments.

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Alannah's passing of her coveted Bond to Nynaeve was one of the most beautiful moments of this book. I wept openly thinking that the four women who shared his Bond were four ofthe most wonderful women in the world... Min, Elayne, Avienda, and most especially, Nynaeve, who's unconditional, overarching, and utterly trustful love for Rand, and the other boys, always brought me to tears when she committed herself, and allowed herself to get out of her skin.


The cleansing of the Saidin taint 'With The Choedan Kal' had me in racking sobs through the entirety.  Her sacrifices, and unbarred leaps of pure love, and Faith in Rand always shook me up. Nynaeve was always such a tight prude in so many things. When she allowed herself these moments of utter vulnerability... well... I was just a wet-faced fool for every one of them.



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