The "OMG I just finished!" Thread in Wheel of Time Books Posted August 21, 2013 Just finished today. What a book! What a series! First up, the deaths. -Siuan (didn't think she was going to die, but a fitting death) -Bryne (see above) -Gawyn (YES! Demandred is the first Forsaken to kill off a main character. About flippin' time) -Galad (oh wait, no he didn't die...thought he did. Kinda wished he had) -Bela (WTF! NOOOOOOOOO!) -Rhuarc (more surprised he was Compulsed than anything) -Romanda/Lelaine (fitting they both died on the same page) -Birgitte (a bit shocking) -Egwene (biggest surprise death IMO. I rather liked her so it was sudden an unexpected) I'm sure I'm missing a few of the good guys, but the fates of the bad guys and my reactions: -Demandred (never imagined Lan would kill him. Thought it was going to be Mat) -Graendal/Hesalam (liked how the DO just turned her into some ugly witch. Liked even more how her own Compulsion turned against her. A fitting end for her) -Lanfear (the only Forsaken I was genuinely sad to see die. For a while, I was really hoping she was going to help the good guys out. In the final scene with her, despite obvious ploys toward Perrin, I thought something in her was going to help her help Perrin help Rand defeat Moridin, but instead she took a different path and I was upset that she didn't come back to the Light as had been hypothesized by many) -Moghedian (she got by well enough, but it was funny to see her collared in the end) -Taim (booted up to Chosen. Egwene raped him in that fight) -Padan Fain (a bit sudden. He was in the book for like one chapter. As if forgotten the whole time. And in the same chapter he gets killed off like 5 pages later) -Slayer (a bit redudant. I feel like he should have been finished in Towers of Midnight instead) -Alviarin and co (eh, a weird conclusion for them) -Mellar (lol, that "fake Birgitte" you killed was actually the real one...and she killed you right back) -Moridin (fitting I suppose that he should get death and Rand should live) Anyways, Perrin's chapter were the most interesting of the three ta'veren this time around. Mat and Rand were close at second and/or third (probably Mat's were better). Rand, despite being the protagonist, had most of his focus on the DO (obviously) and those were few and far between at times, so we got a lot closer to Perrin and Mat, and I liked that. Egwene was great, especially in her demise. An unexpected but powerful one. Demandred proved to be the most badass of the Forsaken after all. The only one to kill any main characters...and the Sharan plotline. Yes, just yes! He was the most capable of the Forsaken and that makes him the best one of them all. Did the Tinkers find their song after all? Don't really care for that plot regardless, but I'm thinking it had something to do with the Ogiers...maybe? Androl and Pevara taking center stage in the first third of the book. That was interesting and they're probably the best couple in the book. Cadsuane being asked to Amyrlin...might work. Graendal accomplishing something (with taking out the Great Generals) was pretty satisfying. Lanfear played so many heartstrings. I didn't know what side she was on but I was hopeful that it was the Light, just so we could actually have a Forsaken come back to the Light Moiraine's return got the proper reaction it deserved Mat's and Tuon's storyline definitely developed nicely Moghedien being absent for the majority of the novel fit her character very well. Should have known it was her being the spy for the Seanchan. The Dark One seems less bad than imagined. It's like an essence that exists in everyone and in a way it is necessary for balance, like Rand saw when he decided killing Shai'tan would be worse than keeping him alive. Rand's ending is a bit bizarre but rather satisfying for him. A great way to end the series with the whole wind thing. But it was a ending. GREAT!