Just signed up... Finished the book last night and have no one to talk about it with... This is the first time a WoT book has been released that I did not go back and re-read the series from start to finish. I won't do that again until MoL is released. My favorite scenes over all had to be the ones with Egwene in them. I was forcibly restraining myself to not skip to the next chapter with Egwene it it. The strength of her character presented was remarkable to see unfold. Verin's visit was quite the surprise. Jaw-dropping in fact. I loved the overall pace. It was very satisfying that things were actually happening in spades. I loved the bits from Mat passing out the disguises. Coming out of just having read the Mistborn series, this seems a very welcome "Sandersonian" moment. I loved Veins of Gold. Fantastic bit, especially at the end with the view from The White Tower. I am very intrigued by this new discussion of Callandor and the "3". My initial thought was that the 3 would be Rand/Nynaevae/Egwene combining the most powerful Aes Sedai with Rand as well as re-uniting old friends. The ideas in this thread about Saidin / Saidar / TP are interesting also and something to think about. I also keep wondering in the back of my head if this will somehow involve Mat & Perrin (yes - even though they can't channel) as those boys form a very powerful "3". I can't wait to see the rest unfold.