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herid

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  1. I really didn't like most of the Demandred arc. Admittedly, in part this was because I just can't accept the Shara thing. This has been argued before but there was absolutely nothing pointing to Demandred hiding in Shara other than the process of elimination of large military resources. But by the same token he could have been hiding in the Land of the Madmen, in the Seanchan (it's huge and both Semi and Tuon have been gone a long time) or in a portal world somewhere. There are just as many clues pointing to him being in any of those places as to Shara, which is precisely zero. On the other h
  2. For the record, the Cadsuane scene was written by Brandon. And Cadsuane didn't 'become' Amyrlin; that was left open-ended as well. It wasn't even an official summons. yeh, but it's pretty clear where things are going. I didn't know that this bit was written by BS. He only mentioned that most of the epilogue was RJ. I like the Cadsuane part because I find it to be a very nice plot twist. I was sure that Egwene would survive in part because I didn't see who could reasonably become Amyrlin if she died. Likewise, I was sure that Cadsuane would die because her mission in life would be fulfi
  3. I don't think she did. I believe it was a need thing, much in the way the wonder twins found where the Bowl of the Winds was. sorry but that doesn't make sense. the bowl of the winds is an inanimate object and had a reflection in TAR. Faile is a person so she shouldn't have unless she was asleep and could dreamwalk. I have to agree. I feel like the parts that were not ended - Like Hawkwing's chat to Tuon being left off=screen - were done the best, be it Jordan or Sanderson. The things I found unsatisfying were the things that were tied up, like the Binding of the Nine Moons/bowi
  4. There is no timeline. Yes, I know. So this wasn't really an honest objection but just a gripe at this point. Nakomi being both Verin and an Aiel Hero of the Horn could work and is far less objectionable than a Creator avatar. But I don't much like it either. I also don't see any point of her being in the tunnel. what the heck was that for? she didn't really do anything to affect anything there. +1. I found it weird too. In general I didn't like most of the epilogue except for the last scene with Rand and the pipe and Cadsuane becoming Amyrlin (that was totally cool!). I understand
  5. another question that's bugging me. How did Faile manifest herself as a falcon in TAR? she is not a dreamwalker. This was different from TDR because then she wasn't using any ter'angreal this time around.
  6. Since reading the AMOL prologue I was leaning toward Nakomi being an Aiel hero of the Horn. She could be Verin at the same time although I'm not sure how that's supposed to fit into the timeline. But given all the crazy things that happened in AMOL I wouldn't rule out her being a Creator avatar even though it certainly would be a huge deus ex machina. Can't really think of anything else even allowing really crazy things. A Jenn Aiel dreamwalker? she wouldn't be able to get into the tunnel because of the dreamspike. whatever happened to the dreamspike btw? Lanfear didn't disable it so it was
  7. It was a Foretelling by Nicola, which is absolute. It just happened to be backed up by two different dreamers. oops, sorry, you are quite right. I remembered that this was a dream but for a moment forgot that it was in Nicola's foretelling too. Well then, this sucks even more. Badly. I think the "great battle" in that prophecy is the Battle of Merrilor. The one at SG is ongoing and in the situation with Rand vs DO it can literally be said that the world is teetering on the edge of a blade, Callandor. Mostly because of this: This was what I thought before AMOL as i believe
  8. I would say Egwene's death was the most emotional for me. I found a number of other death scenes surprisingly unmoving for various reasons. Some characters (like Siuan) had too little to do in the book and had no definable story arcs. They showed up briefly and died. That diminished the impact of their deaths on me as a reader in a big way. Another problem was that most of them died in somebody else's POV's with little to no psychological buildup. That was true of Birgitte's death among others. That was supposed to be the horrific GRRM moment BS warned us about. But it came on too quickly a
  9. Rand kneeling to the Crystal throne has obviously been fulfilled when Rand knelt to Tuon in chapter 17. It was never proved conclusively that this was a false prophecy. Perhaps it was but perhaps not. I rather think it wasn't. It's not really important as it was fulfilled either way. The three on a boat one was a dream and not a prophecy. Those need not be fulfilled and some weren't. I find the metaphorical explanations such as the ones offered earlier completely unacceptable so I prefer to think of this as an unfulfilled dream even though two different dreamwalkers had it. The Dark prop
  10. so was the Aiel woman who helped Rand at the very end in the tunnel Nakomi? I assume so but I'm not sure what that makes her. After the prologue I thought she was an Aiel Hero of the Horn but was afraid she might be a Jenn Aiel. Now I'm not sure what to think.
  11. You're correct. I think its just a little easter egg to spark mystery with the ending. Best speculation is that considering all he just went through he has gained some TAR-like abilities in the real world now. He spent a long time inbetween worlds and wove his own pattern in there, etc. I dont think its meant to be anything that is explainable nor do I think its something that was meant to be thought a lot about. It's just a quirk at the end. this is clearly the hook RJ was talking about and it was done specifically to make the fans speculate. I'm sure they will too. I agree tho
  12. You're correct. I think its just a little easter egg to spark mystery with the ending. Best speculation is that considering all he just went through he has gained some TAR-like abilities in the real world now. He spent a long time inbetween worlds and wove his own pattern in there, etc. I dont think its meant to be anything that is explainable nor do I think its something that was meant to be thought a lot about. It's just a quirk at the end. this is clearly the hook RJ was talking about and it was done specifically to make the fans speculate. I'm sure they will too. I agree tho
  13. Literally just finished it. feeling quite sad at the moment. Really wanted to like the book but didn't. Might change my mind later but at the moment feeling really down.
  14. +1. instead of hundreds of pages of rather repetitive battle scenes I would have much preferred seeing more time spent fleshing out various plot points. As for what's left unexplained. Alanna is not explained at all. Perhaps she will be in the River of Souls. Verin's letter to Galad is not explained at all. Nakomi is not explained at all (Luckers was right about her in his predictions). Talaan's story is unexplained. How the seals were stolen was not explained. Unless I missed it the DFs going mad at Maradon is not explained. The light stuff in Rand's mind is unexplained. The channelin
  15. I'm still reading the book so this may have been mentioned already (I don't want to read the thread to avoid spoilers) but In chapter 4 Pevara tells an outright lie when she says that Dobser (hate that name) can't hear them right after she makes it possible for him to hear their conversation.
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