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  1. I was just going thru a re-read, or re-listen rather, with the audio books. Currently at the end of The Great Hunt, and I just noticed something glaringly obvious now in hindsight. Verin seems to have told an outright lie all the way back in book two. When she catches up to the party after Rand vanishes thru the portal stone, she says that Moiraine sent her. But at the end of the book, Moiraine says she did not, that Verin went on her own. So that seems like a total lie on Verin's part, contradicting the oath and naming her Black way back then, and I never noticed it before. Seems like a spoiler if I posted it anywhere but here, in the book where that is revealed. Mod note - clicked wrong button, sorry
  2. My bank account is hating you right now. That sure would look great in a frame on my wall.
  3. Blood and bloody flaming ashes! I stretched it out as long as I could, but finally finished it last night, and I must say, at this point I'm just sad it's over. Even tho I've been waiting for the end of this story for 15 years, after closing the book after the last page, I find that I will miss the aniticipation of the waiting that came with each new volume. There has never been another series that gave me that much anticipation. Hopefully I can find something new to read...suggestions welcome. There were parts where I had to just put the book down and walk away for a day. Egwene's last scene was a big one. NEVER saw that coming. I'm still digesting a lot of what I've read, but overall I liked the book. It was cut like an action movie, which made it really hard to not want to keep turning pages, to get back the characters/scene that just got cut off, tho at times I thought it jumped back and forth a little TOO much and/or too quickly. Lots of super awesome Moments of Super Awesomeness. My favorites were Androl, at the Black Tower kicking ass with his gateways after the dream spike was removed, and unleashing lava on the Trolloc army, that image in my head is sooo cool, er, hot maybe. There were also quite a few moments that made me laugh. I felt like Brandon got the narrative voices of the various main characters a lot better than the previous two books, Mat especially. I haven't quite decided how to feel yet about Rand's confrontation with the DO, still stewing on that. Besides a few small quibbles about pacing and character arcs, my only major complaint is Moiraine. She deserved WAY more "screen time", and a POV. I loved Rand's initial reaction to her, but after that nothing really happens. After all the build up of Min's viewings, and Mat saving her, "half the light of the world to SAVE the world?" I'm a little confused about what she did or knew that was so important (did I miss something?), but besides that, there just plain wasn't enough of her in the book. As much as I liked all the action scenes and battles, some of that could have been cut out to include more about Moiraine. To see Rand and the battle from her POV would have been interesting to say the least, after being the one to find our heroes in the beginning. Alright I'll stop rambling now, I think will listen to the audiobook now.
  4. I saw a Facebook post from Brandon saying the "story" was from a scene(s) that was deleted from AMOL due to "pacing".
  5. I think for me that would depend on whether you asked before or after Rand cleansed the source. Considering that Saidin has been cleansed, that seems like a better option than it would have before.
  6. I had already did the pre-order deal thru the Dragonmount eStore, and was waiting hungrily for the Oct. 2nd download date that was given before, so does this mean I will be able to download it at midnight tonight with the order that I already made?
  7. I wouldn't mind being Moiraine's warder, if I didn't have share with Thom at least.
  8. I think I have to vote for Demandred, simply because he seems to be the only one of them that hasn't yet screwed up royally and gotten him/herself killed, captured, punished by the Great Lord, etc. And for the mystery.
  9. I started reading them in the mid '90s thru book 6 or 7, and have done a re-read with most most of the new releases since then, probably six, and have listened to the audio almost as many times. There are so many little details, that after a 2 year hiatus, doing a re-read is still interesting even after that many times.
  10. Back in maybe '96 or so, a friend of mine had all of them that were published at that point, and recommended them to me, and I was hooked. There were only six books published at the time, so thus began the long wait between books...this last wait is bloody driving me flaming mad.
  11. Hmm, I wonder if in the future timeline the Black Tower would develop something like the Ajahs in the White Tower...If I could pick one, being a man, probably the Brown. I'm a total science/knowledge/book geek, and Verin is one of my favorite characters.
  12. Jeez, there are so many...probably Rand's Rhuidean vision, tho that could maybe considered a whole sequence of scenes. Close seconds are Mat's duel with Galad and Gawyn in the warder's in the practice yard, and when Nynaeve discovers how to heal stilling/gentling.
  13. I think I would have to pick Mat. I just love the irreverent sense of humor, combined with his honesty and principles. There have been so many laugh out loud quips from him thru the whole series. And my absolute favorite scene in the whole series is Mat kicking the butts of G and G in the warder practice yard. But also he seems (to me) to be one of the best developed characters, with lots of depth and different sides to him.
  14. Awesome!!! I just started on the Mistborn audiobooks.
  15. martianblues

    random WoT stuff

    Here are a few random things I've created when I'm bored and need an art project to work on.
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