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  1. So far everything looks great for the TV adaptation. I want to share my thoughts specifically on A Memory Of Light, the last book in the series. I think this book and A Crown of Swords will be the tricky TV adaptations because there is some suspense and mysteries in these two books. First off I love this series and have read it numerous times including the world of robert jordans the wheel of time, the companion, new spring: the novel, and the two short stories: river of souls, and the fire within the ways. I loved the gathering storm and towers of midnight, and I enjoyed a memory of light, though I thought AMOL was the weakest book by BS. First off, I think BS was under tremendous pressure from Tom Dougherty to hurry up and finish the book. I went on to BS website before the book came out BS said something like "It will come out when it is finished. You can stop rushing me". I remember there was a scene in towers of midnight which Tom Dougherty wanted BS to cut, and BS replied, that is the way RJ wanted it and I am not changing it. Thats why I think a lot of the pressure came from Tom Dougherty. I have no problems with heroes and some of our favorite characters in the series getting killed. The story ties up Rands struggle with the Dark One and I am cool with that. But there is just two other things that disappointed me about this book. 1. There is no glossary in this book. Glossaries are in books 1-13, but is left out of book 14. Granted maybe some people don't read the glossaries, though I enjoy them. I was very upset when I found out there was not one in this book. 2. Note: some spoilers here. If you have not read the book, you might want to skip this part. Lastly, the ending concerning Rand. I am not 100% sure on this, but it seems like after he reseals the dark ones prison, apparently he is burned out from saidin and can no longer channel. Again I dont know if thats correct but it seems to be the case. It just seems messed up when all his other injuries or healed and at the end he is burned out from channeling the male half of the source. And also the ending was abrupt and there could have been a little more world rebuilding. Don't mean to sound like a critic but I just needed to put my thoughts on this book out there. All in all I think BS did a great job with the series, and I'm sure the last books would have been different if RJ had finished the series. Looking forward to the TV adaptation, hoping people stay healthy and hoping everyone has a happy Easter in advance.
  2. First off as I said in previous comment keeping expectations low for TV series. Adaptations from books to movies or vice versa are always a little different than everyone expects. From what I read of the news topic almost everything looks ok. However I would NOT recommend keeping some characters out of first season. Namely Elayne, Galad, and Gawyn etc. It might be a good idea to at least introduce them in the first season, just not give them a whole lot of screen time. The other thing is the statement about TWOT not being about good and evil, but about balance vs. inbalance. Like I said I know the TV series will be a little different, but I hope and I would strongly urge whoevers in charge of the project to try to stay true to the central theme or storyline of the series. Look how The Lord of the Rings movies went. As far as I can tell the main storyine of the movies was about good and evil, and it seemed to work out well. When I mention movies I am talking about the first three movies: the fellowship, the two towers, the return of the king. I will say one more thing. I dont think this is happening with TWOT TV series, but if whoevers producing it is planning on going with a completely different story e.g. (legends of the seeker from the sword of truth series), a lot of people and fans of the series are going to be angry and disppointed. Again I think the TV series is going in the right direction, though I want to put this out there just in case. So, I am hoping for the best with TV series and looking forward to when it does come out. Thanks for sharing the news and updates dragonmount.
  3. Excited to hear this news about TV series, though am keeping expectations low. Like a lot of people have said, Rand is the central character of the series and I would like to see a lot of the series focused on him, Mat, and Perrin. As far as I can tell, everything else looks ok. Will still probably have to wait another 2-3 years before the TV series premeirs on TV. Again looking forward to watching when it comes out. Hoping everyone has a reasonably cool summer.
  4. Very excited to hear this news. Ever since I first read TEOTW the wheel of time series has been almost like my bible, and the best thing about the series is it has good replay value for me. I can keep rereading the series over and over again and still enjoy it every time. Have three questions. 1. Any word on when TEOTW will be available to watch on amazon video. 2. Is related to first question. How much progress has been made in adapting first book to tv, amzon video etc. 3. I am not sure but I am assuming based on this article that TWOT TV series will be made by and premier on amazon video. That would be great because I have amazon video and enjoy watching movies on it. I cant believe nobody else has posted a comment about The Fire Within the Ways in Unfettered 3. Last time I looked nobody has even posted a comment or book review on amazon website. I thought it was a good story. Thanks for sharing this news, and hope everyone has a cool summer and a happy Easter.
  5. A great read. I wont say anything about the story for anyone who has not read it yet. But I will say I thought it was pretty good. I also enjoyed River of Souls, though it was pretty short. A Fire within the Ways makes me wish a new story set within TWOT would be put out in a book. I know Harriets against this but it sure is nice to dream. Currently reading TPOD in TWOT. Concerning AMOL its a bummer that Rand apparently got burned out from the male half of the source. That is a sad ending for that book. All in all loved AMOL, though I feel that there should have been a glossary in that book. As mentioned above if you want to check out a new story, for me A Fire Within the Ways ranks five stars, and is recommended. Hoping everyone has a happy Easter.
  6. Hello everyone and happy holidays in advance to everyone. Found another typo error in book 6 Lord of Chaos. This is another publishing error by tor. In this book LOC it says about the author is on page 1012. There is not even about the author unless you count the photo, but the author photo is on page 1013. Still enjoy TWOT series and may consider getting TWOT ebooks, although tor should fix this minor mistake sometime in the future. Am looking forward to TV series and Unfettered 3. Merry Christmas and happy 2019 to everyone.
  7. Good to hear this news and will keep open mind about TV series, though I know it will be a while until we see the TV show. On book TSR right now. Love the series though I got to give positive complaint to TOR. The current paperback edition etc. that I own has page number typo error about the author. About the author RJ is printed to start on page 1006. It really starts on page 1007. For crying out loud whoever does the publishing get page numbers right! Also in hardcover TSR in glossary about artur hawkwing, the text is incomplete and fades to white, so you cannot read it. That is a mistake on TORs part. Another typo error in TGH hardcover dustjacket synopsis. "the leader of the aes of sedai who may intend to gentle him." It should read "the leader of the aes sedai who may intend to gentle him". As far as I know the rest of TWOT books are ok. I can live with minor typo errors in words in books. TWOT series is so complex you have to give HJ some slack. So TOR if you ever put out a new edition of TSR get page numbers right. Will continue to enjoy TWOT series, and looking forward to TV series and also Unfettered 3. Happy holidays to everyone.
  8. Good to hear this news and looking forward to reading the book. It would be even better though if some more insight about AMOL ending was explained. TWOT companion says Rand lost the ability to channel. I guess he was either severed or burned out from saidin. That would be cool if more details were revealed. It has also been quite a while since we heard any news about TWOT TV series. Right now I am taking a break from TWOT book series since I have read it so many times, but I still love the series. Wishing everyone the best, and a hopefully good year of 2019.
  9. The only thing I can think of off the top of my head that I dont understand for AMOL is this. In TWOT companion for the entry about Rand it says near the end that he could no longer channel saidin almost at the end of AMOL. Also in AMOL the book itself, almost at the end it basically says that he willed the flame to light his pipe. The thing I dont get is how come Rand can no longer channel saidin? I dont recall either one of the above mentioned books telling if he got gentled or severed. Yes, I know he switched bodies with Moridin, though as far as I know Moridin could channel saidin also. So if BS, Harriet, or anyone could answer that question, that would be cool. Thanks and hoping for the best for everyone.
  10. GRRM series is entertaining though unrealistic. I can identify more with TWOT than ASOIAF. I am definitely looking forward to TWOT TV series.
  11. It is good to hear this news and looking forward to when the TV series does premier. Even though its a long ways off in terms of timing, I think it will be done right. There are a number of other ways for Harriet and tor to expand this series. As far as I know the new editions of TWOT series-TEOTW e.g. with Rand hanging on to the mast-those books with the new dust jackets are only in trade paperback. I may be wrong but I have not seen those covers in mass market or hardcover. Maybe if they republished these books kind of like what bantam did for ASOIAF, I bet that would make a lot of money for the series. Or like I have said before, if they put out books 4-14 in trade paperback with the artwork done by DKS, that would be good. I know what Harriet has said, although I would still love to see new stories set in TWOT universe. All in all it is great to hear this news and hoping everyone has a warm summer and a happy fourth of July.
  12. Thanks for filling us in about the price for this new book. Its there for anybody who wants it, and not nearly as expensive as I thought it would be. I probably still won't get it, since I like the original books with the dust jacket art done by Darryl K. Sweet. Except for AMOL and later TWOT books. As for the trade paperbacks, I forgot to add this to the first comment, but what I meant is that I would like to see trade paperbacks for books 4-14 released in original covers and art done by D.K.S. Books 1-3 are already out in trade, though it is hard to find TDR for this edition. I own the first three in trade by DKS and I would get books 4-14 if they were done with art and covers done by DKS in trade. I know I would get them. Just wanted to clarify that. Thanks for the info.
  13. I wonder how much they are gonna charge for this? A 100 dollars or more? This is something I can do without. One thing I might pay money for is if TOR released TWOT books 4-14 in trade paperback. I am talking about those big paperbacks almost the size of hardcovers like for books 1-3. I would not mind hearing some news about TWOT tv series adaptation.
  14. I wonder how much they are gonna charge for this? A 100 dollars or more? This is something I can do without. One thing I might pay money for is if TOR released TWOT books 4-14 in trade paperback. I am talking about those big paperbacks almost the size of hardcovers like for books 1-3. I would not mind hearing some news about TWOT tv series adaptation.
  15. I wonder how much they are gonna charge for this? A 100 dollars or more? This is something I can do without. One thing I might pay money for is if TOR released TWOT books 4-14 in trade paperback. I am talking about those big paperbacks almost the size of hardcovers like for books 1-3. I would not mind hearing some news about TWOT tv series adaptation.
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