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Gandaal

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  1. I'm not sure the exact number but I think Taim has only appears in four or five chapters in the entire series. 1. Recruited 2. Rand visits black tower 3. Dumai wells 4. Visiting rand in Caemlyn? 5. Laughing evilly with friends at Black Tower. In a series as big as this it's not much. He's interesting but still just a minor character. I believe he appears in 12 chapters. But was I roughly correct about the scenes he's in? They may have been spread over a few chapters.
  2. I'm not sure the exact number but I think Taim has only appears in four or five chapters in the entire series. 1. Recruited 2. Rand visits black tower 3. Dumai wells 4. Visiting rand in Caemlyn? 5. Laughing evilly with friends at Black Tower. In a series as big as this it's not much. He's interesting but still just a minor character.
  3. Probably a more complicated history then is actually needed for a minor character like Taim.
  4. He's dead and so he should be. It would be fairly big cop out if they were to miraculously save him. He died the death of a hero saving many citizens of Caemlyn, the Dragon cannons, and took out two fades in the process. I doubt there will be many characters who receive such a wonderful end to their story.
  5. The badger was my favourite part. "I caught a badger. Want to let it go on the village green?" And he actually caught one too. LOL!
  6. Moving on from the timeline issue, where's the motivation for Verin to make this appearence? Here's the evidence from the book that she's the creator: So Verin decided before appearing before Aviendha in a random place in the desert seven days away from Rhuidean (how did she know where she would be exactly?) to forage for deepearth roots in the waste? For a very busy women she sure likes wasting time. Nakomi, the women who can make red hot coals magically appear. A fairly philosopical one for a Aiel women wandering around in the desert. She can make food ma
  7. Aviendha left for Rhuidean about 20 days before Verin died. I'm pretty sure that's been mentioned a couple of times already. There is evidence to the contrary all throughout Verin's plotline. I'm amazed that it took this long for someone to say it. That was my first and only thought as to who it was. RJ has verified that the Creator does not interfere. So... Yeah. The timeline of the last two books is very unclear but whatever. So your saying even though she was stuck in Trustair and unable to leave due to Mat, she somehow left anyway just to pay Aviendha a visit in the d
  8. Why do so many people think it might be Verin? Verin is dead, she didn't seem to care less about the future of the Aiel (why would she?), and she has no motive or motivation to take the effort to go to Waste, and learn anough about Aiel custom and culture to flog herself off as a Aiel to Aviendha Sounds like wishful thinking to me. I'm amazed that it took this long for someone to say it. That was my first and only thought as to who it was. Prehaps a English literary major would be better at breaking down the scene to prove that this was your standard 'Visitation from God' scene that
  9. Is anyone worried about the continually hints about Rand being blind in the future? That Seanchan prophecy mentioned by Tuon about Rand being blind was just another hint towards that direction. Hasn't enough been done to Rand at this point? I kinda feel like enough is enough of the negativity with Rand. It's time for a poor positive focus.
  10. I thought that was one of the best moments in the book so to each their own. Hilarious ;D
  11. "I saw you and another man. I couldn't make out either face, but I knew one was you. You touched, and seemed to merge into one another, and....one of you dies, and one doesn't." - Min to Rand So are we all pretty much convinced now that Rand was wrong and it wasn't a viewing about Rand and Lews Therin but a viewing about Rand and Moridin?
  12. It would've been a very short series if Moiraine was a Darkfriend. Picture this starting from CH 7, page 90 of EotW: "Suddenly a house became visible through the last bare-branched trees, and it was burning. A dark sooty shadow covered the night sky, smothering the surrounding landscape in a sight not seen in these parts for a thousands years but one that will be all too common in the years to come. Shaken too his core Rand took a while to notice an elegant white horse, its short stature reflecting the size of its owner who was seated on her back. A beautiful lady in blue with a stran
  13. Lack of Rand in the latter books has really wrecked the series in my opinion. Hey we all love Mat but he can't carry the series all by himself.
  14. A bit of a worry really, both for Robert personally and the series.
  15. Chronologically for me personally EotW -Rand meeting Loial -Rand falling into the palace at Caemlyn and meeting Elayne tGH -Rand taking over leadership of the Shienrans without realising it and then apologising. -Chatting with Artur Hawkwing after the horn was blown tDR -Mat beating up Gawyn and Galad -Perrin saving Gaul tSR -Practically every conversation between Rand and Aviendha -Rand seeing through the eyes of his ancestors tFoH -Mat discussing battle tactics with Lan before the major battle at the end -Nobels declaring Mat their leader and his men singing Jak
  16. Warning major spoilers ahead!! . . . . . Best (best to worst): 1. Great Hunt - Well written, great structure. You could really see Rand turning into the hero you would expect the champion of the world to be (what the hell happened?). 2. Eye of the World - Great start to the series even if the basis for the final confrontation doesn't actually make any sense based on what's happen afterwards. 3. The Shadow Rising - This book is dominated in my mind by the Rand/Aviendha interplay which I loved every second of. It also fleshed out the Aiel who are by far the most interesting tribe/ cul
  17. There are two Aes Sedai in the White Tower involved in the Black Ajah hunt who have got almost the exact same name. It irritates me beyond belief.
  18. Clothes for the most part seems to be based on European Dark Age/Middle Age clothing.
  19. The issue is that given this is a fantasy novel Olver being Gaidal Cain is a logical possibility given the nature of fantasy series. Not everyone has access to RJ interviews on the web and to someone reading the series without access to outside information it would seem fairly obvious that Olver is Gaidal Cain even if it would seem slightly ridiculous. The whole Olver being exactly like Gaidal Cain in every way but not actually being him is the biggest fault I find in the series. Elayne and Co chapters in latter books and Egwene's character driven chapters in the middle of the series (not
  20. Another scene that I noticed on my last read through happens during TDR. While on the chase for Rand Moiraine, Perrin and Co are in a small village. For one reason or another, I forget exactly why, Perrin angrily barges into Moiraine's room and catches her in a less than dressed state. The only thing Perrin can think of afterward is what a beautiful women Moiraine is. :D
  21. Rand also suffers from 'channeling sickness' on Domon's boat after escaping from Shadar Logoth. The Rand seizing Saidar issue, as you put it, is just a minor editing error and in a series the size of the Wheel of Time its bound to crop up on occasion. Its not really an example of internal inconsistency in the books.
  22. I'm currently reading through the series again so I'll post any excellent obscure scene that I notice. One scene involves Mat in Maerone about 150 pages into LoC. In a inn surrounded by his commanders in the Band he dances with a serving maid to music that disappeared two thousand years before the books. He drowns in the memories of being a tall nobleman from Coremanda dancing with emissary of the Sea Folk and gets lost in the dance. Another not too long after is the scene where he meets Oliver. After beating up two hunters for the horn, who were threatening to kill Olver for sitting o
  23. If the White Tower still exists at the end of the next book the Red Ajah will still exist within. You can already see it's purpose changing before our very eyes over the last few books. Their purpose in the future will likely involve being the forerunners in formal and informal interaction between Aes Sedai and Asha'men.
  24. I'm probably a lot like Melanril.
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