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Finnssss22

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  1. Probably had more to do with the fact that after a while the collared male eventually reverses the link and takes control of the women.
  2. Yeah, characters of the high stoic variety (classic Paladin type) do tend to be on the boring side because they are very predictable. Compared to Rand who at least a little insane through a good chunk of the books and Mat who...well, is Mat are anything but predictable. And it certainly didn't help that the storyline of the brooding Perrin we got during Faile's imprisonment dragged on far too long.
  3. Just a few quick examples. The problem I see with this is that the only time Egwene apologized or she admitted she was wrong out loud was to the Aiel Wiseones and nobody else. Even after Gawyne saved her life and proved her wrong about the Assassins not having anything to do with Messana, she still continued to berate him only admitting to herself that she was wrong, not to him. And she is the only member of the Wonder Twins that didn't apologize/thank Mat for saving her ass in Tear. I don't know about the rest of you but I for one thoroughly enjoyed Perrin so e
  4. Thanks for this reference . I am re-reading TDR now and wondered why Rahvin didn't recognize Mat. And for similar reasons Semirhage didn't recognize Mat or his name in WH when they met face to face. They didn't call him Mat Cauthon in the palace, he was referred to among the Seanchan as Tylin's Toy. One of my favourite minor scenes btw
  5. By quite a bit going by the Kin. in CoS-18, Egwene believes that swearing the Oath's cuts a woman's life span by about half.
  6. Hardcover sales? Really? You know this is the 21rst century and that Ebook sales make up a large percentage of any book sales today right? Using how many hardcovers were sold in the first year compared to non-Ebook years is quite simply a terrible argument. Also, from what I understand (easily googled) aMoL was the 13th highest selling book period of 2013. That's not what one would call a poor showing by any stretch.
  7. At minimum, he is a direct blood descendant of Aemon. The direct, specific memory of being Aemon along with complete fluency in the Old Tongue before ever stepping through either Doorway seems to go well beyond the scope of simply being just the Old Blood coming out IMO. Even Birgitte mentions it later in aCoS-21 when she tricks Mat into having a conversation in the Old Tongue. Mat tries to say that it's just the Old Blood coming out. She laughs and says a few words, a phase or two maybe and usually not even understanding what they said or not quite is the Old Blood coming out. But t
  8. Perrin either is a human with a wolf soul or, like Slayer, also has 2 souls. Only instead of 2 human souls, he has the souls of a human and a wolf. Slayer's TAR abilities seem to stem from having 2 souls so I tend to lean towards the same for Perrin. As far as Rand and the Old Tongue...it never seemed to come up except for the scene you mentioned. That he is able to immediately translate Cyndane does tend to suggest that he does know the OT now. Possibly, Rand simply doesn't realise it just like Mat didn't when he went through the first Doorway in Tear. It also could be because Rand's sy
  9. Yeah, both Mat and Egwene have similar experiences early on where they both think they almost understand the Old Tongue. Like I said though, that changes after Mat is healed of the Dagger's taint.
  10. At minimum, he is a direct blood descendant of Aemon. The direct, specific memory of being Aemon along with complete fluency in the Old Tongue before ever stepping through either Doorway seems to go well beyond the scope of simply being just the Old Blood coming out IMO. Even Birgitte mentions it later in aCoS-21 when she tricks Mat into having a conversation in the Old Tongue. Mat tries to say that it's just the Old Blood coming out. She laughs and says a few words, a phase or two maybe and usually not even understanding what they said or not quite is the Old Blood coming out. But t
  11. Mat is either Aemon reborn or a direct descendant of Aemon's bloodline. I lean towards the first.
  12. I'm pretty you're thinking about the burning down of the Illuminators chapter house in chapter 27 of the Great Hunt. That was caused Rand and Loial, some Trollocs and Selene. Aludra was in charge of that chapter house so she was blamed and expelled for it all. We don't see her again until Mat saves her life in the barn tDR chpt 40.
  13. It was how he was "healed" after Fain sliced him that showed him how to cleanse saidin. Flinn didn't actually heal him, he walled off the two evil's together, said that they were fighting each other and canceled each other out. THAT was what gave Rand the solution, not what Fel said. His conversations with Fel had to do with how to re-seal the DO. The Pattern is far reaching. Just like how Tigraine had to do what she did so Rand could be born on the slopes of Dragonmount 20 years ago. Shadar Logath had to be there for the Dragon Reborn to cleanse saidin. Even though RJ said in the past that
  14. Not quite sure what problems the Bowl caused? If you mean how the Power was going wild near Ebou Dar, you're confusing Elayne blowing up her gateway with the Bowl use. Mat had to take the knife so Fain would have it later to cut Rand with. If Rand isn't cut by that knife, then he doesn't figure out how to cleanse Saidin. Kind of a big deal no?
  15. #1 He had to get into the Stone to save the girls, which he did. His explosion provided a perfect distraction for Rand and the Aiel. #2 No idea what you're talking about, be more specific #3 Freeing the Seafolk women was a risk? Or talking Tuon along? The escaped Seafolk caused a disturbance just as Mat and company were getting through the lines to leave Ebou Dar. He HAD to take Tuon at that point or the Seanchan would still be at war with everyone, never mind entering the Last Battle with the rest of Randland. It took her away from Semirhage's influence and most likely Tuon would have event
  16. One of my favourite moments was from WH-17 "Pink Ribbons" when Mat barges in on Tylin, Suroth, Tuon and Anath. First off, he is in total shock yet still has time to take note of gold, jewels and how beautiful women are. The Dice come to a thunderous stop in his head and..."he stood there waiting for one of the Forsaken to leap out of the flames of the marble fire place"
  17. #1 He had to get into the Stone to save the girls, which he did. His explosion provided a perfect distraction for Rand and the Aiel. #2 No idea what you're talking about, be more specific #3 Freeing the Seafolk women was a risk? Or talking Tuon along? The escaped Seafolk caused a disturbance just as Mat and company were getting through the lines to leave Ebou Dar. He HAD to take Tuon at that point or the Seanchan would still be at war with everyone, never mind entering the Last Battle with the rest of Randland. It took her away from Semirhage's influence and most likely Tuon would have event
  18. List the reckless or unnecessary risks that Mat took.
  19. Egwene had already figured out and explained how she was going to use the Band right before the paragraph I quoted... We of course find out later that her plan was to play the Band off against her own army in order to increase it and to use it as leverage in the Hall. This plan relies on two things though. Obviously if Elayne simply goes to Caemlyn, Mat and the Band will go with her so that won't do but Elayne has to make that choice on her own, which she of course does without Egwene even having to push her. Second, it would be a lot harder to manipulate the Band if Mat is st
  20. Well the whole "weird thing" with Tuon (Order) is that she is Mat's opposite (Chaos). Mat was only overprotective of Elayne in Ebou Dar because he had made a promise to Rand to get her safely back to Caemlyn. A promise I might add that the girls used to manipulate him to going to Ebou Dar in the first place. Mat only went to save them in Tear also because of a promise he made to deliver Elayne's letter to her mother. Mat's "complaining" is what endears him to most people. No matter how loud or how often he complains about having to do something, there is absolutely no hesitation in doing
  21. Something I like to do with the Audio-books is organise playlists by PoV. For example, I have the list of all Mat chapters from all the books and I string them all together in a single playlist. Do this for any character.
  22. I liked Cad's too. Mainly due to her POV chapters. She was unlike most characters in the series who's internal thoughts or reactions didn't change much from what they were thinking to what they actually said or did. Much like in Mat's POV's, Cad's internal thoughts or telling herself what she should do or how she should handle a situation rarely translated into what she actually did do. Mat and Cad's actually shared a lot of parallels in behaviors and reactions. Mat spanking Jolene/Cad's spanking Semirhage Upon meeting back up with Talmanes in Altara he says to himself he shouldn't be
  23. As much as I didn't like Eladia either and that I believe she was always a little unbalanced, we still have to cut her some slack for her increased levels of erratic behavior and paranoia after tFoH prologue.
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