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  1. I've never liked Egwene, but Brandon turned that dislike into plain indifference during these last three books. As Bellarific noted there was an obvious lack of love for her, but at the same time I felt that BS was trying to pull his typical 'casuallyincrediblesuperawesomefemalelead' thing, despite having no passion for it. It's a strange mix that completely ruined any meaningful impact she could have had for me (even a grudging admittal that she might not be that bad). But I can barely remember what she did other than stamp her feet to remind people she's in charge, somehow take Taim head-on with voodoo wizardry and incessantly ramble away with her internal monologues about how fantastic she is. It all read totally bland, and quite a little bit rushed. When she finally died I felt nothing other a strange tingle in the back of my mind that urged me to look back to when she actually had a personality, even one I disliked, so that I may think something other than "Well, fancy that". All that Egwene-induced misogyny and this is what it amounts to? You win again, Shai'tan, I've been had.
  2. In addition to the above, there is this classic summary: http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=386600 Remember to swallow all liquids before reading though.
  3. The one where Rand is striding over to the cave entrance that leads into the Pit of Doom like he has all the time in the world, cape thrown back and Callandor propped on his shoulder, where he then snaps on his aviators and turns to his companions, uttering in a voice deep enough to shake the very bones of the mountain, "I'll be back". It will be the greatest scene ever written in the WoT. On the offchance that one isn't included I suppose I could settle for anything with Mat, since he's my favourite.
  4. They could make weapons with the 'intention' of giving them to women, then haplessly leaving them out where any enterprising young warrior could come across them. There are many comically simple ways around the oaths, it's just part of the job.
  5. I had the good fortune to pick up EotW just after TGS came out, so I'm more anxious to see how it all pans out rather than feeling the sadness that comes from being with the series since the very beginning.
  6. Quite fond of the audiobooks. They are very well produced and the narrators are fantastically articulate. I just can't get over some of the proper pronounciations. It's Mazrim bloody Tame and Fail, dammit. What's with all the rampant 'e's?
  7. I won't speculate on his political shenanigans, but assuming he stays alive permanently after the events of TG I'd wager he takes over the Black Tower. Or open some other official channeling school, since the BT will most likely get turned into a smoking crater. The guy is powerful enough to live around a thousand years, he couldn't possibly 'retire' for that long in isolation.
  8. I for one would like more descriptions of the day-to-day doings of the wondergirls and their attire.
  9. You have to remember that this is Lan we're talking about, undead-haunted cites are not exactly high on his list of things to bother worrying about.
  10. I think we're a rare breed, those of us who can enjoy both writers (most of the time) without turning into a frothing, rabid maniac who will defend his Chosen One to the death These kinds of threads always derail into some utter mess of idiocy and fanboyism though, I wouldn't hold high hopes for this one. Plagiarism would be valid criticism if Jordan actually had any original ideas himself, as opposed to chucking a load of mythology into a blender and making a few characters wizards.
  11. Most things about Egwene annoy us haters But I do agree with you. We've slogged through far too many self-righteous monologues to let her fizzle out like a wet firework. I'm a massive fan of Brandon's style, and Egwene's actions in TGS/ToM were well written enough for me to forget the personality behind them for a while. On the offchance she does die, I'm sure he will manage to make it a fantastic scene. Not that I think she will die in AMoL, she's far too super-duper important to the world to allow that kind of tragedy to happen. Edit: Almost accidentally slit my throat shaving this morning with this revelation (no pun intended): Egwene is pretty much the same character as the Abrahamic God in the Old Testament.
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