Moiraine is for sure a "key" character, but am not sure about she "holding" the series together.
as far as I recall, she is present in prequel through book 5 then reappears towards the end of book 13 and present in book 14.
if I recall correctly, she is mentioned in at least some of books 6 through 12.
the main character of this series seems to be Rand; present in all of the main books, but only mentioned in the prequel.
if I recall correctly, there is no character that appears in all 15 books.
In your experience? It didnt raise any alarm bells that it blew up in your face fairly recently?
Honestly what's wrong with something as simple as time differences?
DLs of Americans are usually at 3 am to 5 am for me. And then I have work till like 8 pm at night and I spend a lot of it driving and unable to be on my phone. Ie being scum or a PR I would miss DLs and it has nothing to do with "not paying attention".
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