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  1. Well its obvious everyone gets ideas from Tolkien, the man redefined fantasy forever. But its still an interesting subject to discuss the similarities in fantasy books.
  2. One similarity I have found as that there are people within the White Tower that were called Black Ajah's and disrupted the school in the third or fourth book, mind you the books are complicated and thick (and its been a while since I've read those two books) so I'm not exactly sure which book it was. Something like this happens throughout the Harry Potter series, especially in the 7th book. There are other similarities that I can't think of at this point. But every time I re-read Harry Potter, which is at least once a year, I come across the similarities. I'm currently re-reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and if I come across anything there I will relay them in this post. I know there are others who have seen similarities, especially from my friends. The similarities may not be as prominent as one would hope and it just may be fantasy cliche lol.
  3. I'm a big fan of Harry Potter and WoT (of course WoT is better!). While I read Harry Potter I sometimes question on whether or not J.K. Rowling has read WoT. I find many similarities in her books, some not as subtle as others. I really don't wanna give any spoilers for Harry Potter, or WoT but most if not all the similarities concern Hogwarts and the White Tower. There are just so many similarities and I can't seem to find anything online about whether or not Rowling has read WoT. Both are excellent series and it doesn't matter to me that their are similarities. If Rowling did take some elements from WoT and incorporated them into HP I wouldn't consider it stealing but more of an homage. Just a thought.
  4. I really enjoy all things Aes Sedai. There's something so interesting about reading about them and getting to know their beliefs. I know they can seem like they have their noses up in the air, but that's what gives the Aes Sedai a certain character trait that I quite admire.
  5. I'm not real good at introductions but I'll give it my best shot. I am a big fan of WoT, even though I haven't read all the books so far. I am currently on the 5th book and I am trying to get through the series as fast as I can, but at the same time I don't want it to end so fast. I got into WoT almost ten years ago. I know, I know 10 years and I'm only on the 5th book. The reason it has taken me so long is because I've had one of those lives that has kept me busy and focused on trying to make it in this world. That and the fact that WoT is so big and some times confusing, so I have gone back and re-read the first three or four books several times. I like all things WoT and was very saddened when I heard of the passing of Robert Jordan, who in my eyes is the best fantasy author out there. I couldn't ever get into LoTR, not that it's not a good series or anything. I just couldn't find myself diving into it as I did WoT. The world that Robert Jordan created is one that I would love to visit and experience first hand. Also the way Robert Jordan created such amazing characters that I sometimes find myself thinking after reading a chapter, or one of the books and think "I wonder what they are all doing now". That in my view is amazing writing. So far he is the only author to have done this. It might sound a bit odd but WoT really changed my life. I saw the first book when I was younger sitting on the book shelf in a Walden Bookstore and for some reason it called out to me. At this point and time in my life I had been going through a rough patch, something that haunts me a lot. The one thing that kept me from thinking about what I was going through as diving right into the wonderful world that Robert Jordan created. I hope I'm not the only one who feels that way. I hope to make some good friends here and discuss a topic worth discussing.
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