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Pinzarn

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  1. Much like Occams whiskey bottle, I hated reading about some of the situation that characters were in. Tops on the list for me... - How many candles the Rebel AS had. - The various stories about the Dark One's touch on the world, like grain going bad. - I didn't mind Faile's point of view on her captivity, but Perrin's point of view was boring. - Elayne's ascension to the throne - Morgase keeping her identity hidden
  2. "Next on screen" is when the character appears again in the books. There are some instances that the "on screen" appearances are not blatantly obvious, but one can figure it out. I don't recall how obvious the next Bors appearance is.
  3. I never thought that the turning process required an "active link" to the dark one. It was described that the turning process doesn't really create a new person, it just brings all of their darker thoughts, actions, processes to the forefront and suppresses the "good" actions. My take is that all of the turned people will still be evil, just like bad people would still be bad once the Bore was sealed. It is just part of the clean-up process after any major war that will need to be completed to bring order and justice back to the land.
  4. It would have only made Veins of Gold less dramatic in my opinion. I don't recall VoG being 400 pages long.
  5. Ok, putting myself in Rand's place... I have an item that is all powerful So much power that it has been said that I could rival the Creator with it. At this point, my paranoia starts to kick in. First, I have come to accept that my role in the Final Battle will not be wielding saidan to fry a bunch of Trollocs. At the very least, my role shouldn't be that. Second, I have an all powerful item that I won't be using. The only people I trust can't use it. I count the people I can trust as Elayne, Nynavae, Min, Avienda, Mat, Moriaine, Lan, and Perrin. Third, for the people that can use it, I don't trust them with something that powerful. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. In trying to do "all powerful good", what could possibly go wrong? Fourthly (is that a word?), I am supposed to die in the Last Battle. So I can't use it afterwards. Given all of the aforementioned items, destroying it is the best course of action. I can agree that perhaps the timing of the destruction could have been delayed a bit to use it to some degree in the beginning of the Final Battle, but it would have been less of a dramatic moment for the author.
  6. explicit lies go against the 3 Oaths. And the Black Ajah are the only ones bound to the Oath Rod that could tell explicit lies. For the others to lie, they would need to believe the statement as true; which would make the lie non-explicit. Yes, I know that. Just because an AS could explicitly lie doesn't automatically make them Black Ajah. It just means that she is no longer (or never was) bound to the Oath Rod.
  7. I don't think the clues were really there that Verin was Black Ajah. The clues were there that she wasn't bound by the Three Oaths. Just because she could lie and used compulsion doesn't immediately make me leap to Black Ajah. Shady yes, BA no.
  8. Just for clarification (I know what Barid meant, but it could be read incorrectly)... In the bolded part (I bolded it), Barid is talking about two different characters. Mat was not balefired. Mat died from Rhavin's lightning trap when everyone arrived in Caemlyn. Rand balefired Rhavin with enough power to rewind/erase Rhavin's previous actions. This rewind/erase of Rhavin's actions means Mat's thread in the Pattern was restored to the "living".
  9. Let's just say that it is a character flaw for nearly everyone in the book. This leads to no one wanting to work together. Once they overcome the character flaw, they can accomplish major things. This exists between the sexes, between social classes, between nations, etc. Across the board. Looking back, I think Birigitte is the only one without that flaw, but then again she is operating with many lives worth of experience.
  10. I thought RJ made a comment that the Sherlock Holmes/Watson discussion on the killer was pretty much on track.
  11. I like the Encyclopedia WoT: http://encyclopaedia-wot.org/
  12. I always took Maiden's Kiss to start with multiple maidens and over the course of the "game" it eventually comes down to just one maiden. At that point, I always viewed it as a hook-up between the two of them.
  13. And that is one story line that I wish would have been flushed out more. I would have traded seemingly endless chapters about food spoiling and waning candle supplies to learn what Halima was doing.
  14. I always pictured the Foresaken's "body swap" situation along the following lines: Foresaken dies. Dark One has control of their soul. The new body is still alive as a captive. Some ritual takes place near SG. Foresaken's soul is pushed into the new body while the old soul is ripped out. Dark One now has the old soul to play with. No one ever cared about the old soul. Maybe it is in the River of Souls. I was never of the opinion that the new body was ever dead at any point in time. If the "host" body was dead, then this is the Dark One resurrecting/reanimating the body with a new soul. Why not just resurrect/reanimate the Foresaken in his/her old body? The Rand/Moridin body swap is along the same lines. The only difference is that instead of Moridin's soul had a place to go instead of being in the Dark One's control. This is mainly because the Dark One wasn't the one running the show, but Rand was.
  15. Also, Jordan's book deals change a few times while he was writing the series. Others can correct me if I get the pacing incorrect, but first it was a three book deal that expanded to a six book deal that expanded to a twelve book deal that morphed into the 12th book being broken into three books for a grand total of fourteen books. So in the beginning if fourteen books worth of story was supposed to be crammed into just three books, I would expect to not have as much character development as one would expect. It has a flip side through, I loved the pace of the first three books. I didn't like the pace of some of the middle books. The pace was traded for character development.
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