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  1. You guys have very good points here. I haven't even thought of some of these, and they all make some sense. Now all we can do is keep talking about the good days when this was all new to us and wait for MoL. Can't wait. I am gonna feel like the times when books like LoC came out xD amazing

  2. Sweeeeet!!! I can't wait for this... i just heard that there will be a 2nd trilogy that takes place 300 years after the ending of Hero of Ages.



    (PS: A really good book by Brandon Sanderson is the Stormlight Archive series book 1 called The Way of Kings... its supposed to be a new wheel of time... series length i mean. It is just amazing. book 2 should come out sometime around aMoL comes out.)

  3. I just have to agree with you 100% on that. Rand was enjoyable in TGS and all that... but i didnt like how he resided to using the dark one's power to free himself... even though i dont want Min to die either... Semirage is a bitch... i see why the Dark One himself betrayed her...



    I never saw Rand in books 6-12 as "dark" I saw him as uncompromisingly realistic and/or fatalistic. If that is dark, well, that is a discussion for another time. In the series, though, that ultra-realistic/fatalistic trait is generally protrayed as evil (Moridin is the example of this; a completely sane, reasonable and intelligent making the choice to which all of his logic forced him to go.) New, post VoG Rand, well, we never saw his PoV in ToM, so I don't think that we can really say _what_ he is like; he certainly acts different and his dialog is a bit, um, over-the-top, but remember the line when he visits the border lander army "If I had come here two weeks ago I would have Balefired all of you - the Guardains only block the One Power" That read to me as a bit of old Rand coming through, though slightly subdued.

    yep he would have balefired them all... lolz, i felt that he really was goin to destroy the guardian as well.

  5. Yeah, I miss the old Rand, too, and I also read the firt two books in the War Between the Provinces by Harry Turtledove a long time ago, but I remember thinking that they were pretty cool. They sound like the War Wotld books you're talking about.

    yep those are the books... and there are 6 of them now :D im on the last one currently.

  6. Asmodean is my favorite Forsaken. I had a feeling that he would turn once again to the light, but he just had to die didn't he and get reborn back to the dark... sigh...


    My least favorite character... dunno... i like them all equally, except for the Seanchan Princess that's now the Empress... don't really like her.

  7. His personalities are just crazy like that ya know? Dark goes :flamingsword: on :seanchan: and :narg: ... i just want to know what happens to the seanchan after the last battle... remember the visions Avhienda(hope i spelled that right) had at the crystal pillars. The Fuckin seanchan deserve to be obliterated to hell. that's what i thank of them...

  8. I've been posting 'bout the WoT characters in the general forums :D I like the original Rand in books 1-3 before he became Dark Rand not caring about anything, even making the Forsaken fear him until they crap themselves due to balefire usage... I did enjoy it, left you wondering what he would do next. I also hated when he almost killed Tam... my heart ached to that, i also liked Rand in Sedai form as well.He seemed like he could take on anything and survive. Even Morden doesn't seem like a pain to him anymore. He is basically back to normal besides his total fusion with Lews Therin. I also liked how he cryed to his father after he fused with Lews Therin. It showed he was still human like everyone else in public. But i REALLY liked Rand when he was shy, very nice, had fear, and didnt want to kill anything inclueding trollocs.


    Ill post about the other charaters on the General Forums. :D

  9. My real name is Dylan Workman. I live in Bellevue Nebraska(Center of the United States). I started reading the Wheel of time in 7th grade because my grandma told my brother to read it, but he didn't want to so he gave me the Eye of the World. By the next year in 8th grade i finished Knife of Dreams... crazy if you ask me. For all i know, she put some...stuff... into the mixture that makes the pages so i get addicted. I hated books before the Wheel of Time. I just hated waiting for the Gathering Storm and Towers of Midnight, and still hate waiting for Memory of Light. I'm currently in 10th grade, and you know how teens are if they want something. Well most of you do. My parents and their friends say i got the mind of a 25-30 year old. From 9th grade to 10th i've read other books by Brandon Sanderson and a few other authors. I love Brandon's series the Stormlight Archive, book one, The Way Of Kings. it is very similar to the Wheel of Time and recommend all of you to read it. It just came out last year in August 2010. That series to me is rivaling for 1st place with the Wheel of Time. i've also read his Mistborn Trilogy and Elantris. those are very good reads as well. i also read 2 book series by Orson Scott Card called The Serpent World, and Mithermages. Book 2 in serpent world will come out this coming year and the ext one in Mithermages comes out after the 2nd Serpent World. The first book in Serpent World is Pathfinder(Amazing!) and the first one in Mithermages is The Lost Gate. Serpent world takes place on a different planet 4000 years after the evacuation of Earth, but turns out that the hyperjump thingy(lol great wording) that took them there cloned every human 19 times in 19 different ships and time traveled 4000 years into the past, and the only way to land on the planet was crash all 19 ships (that are huge) into the planet to change its revolvetion to close to 24 hours, and basically once they landed, it killed everything. the book starts at the point of veiw of a kid about 14-15 years old, in what seems like medieval times(?) you'd think that it is high tech? i wont spoil anything ;D the kid has a power to see people's previously traveled paths, and able to travel in time.

    at the end of the story(just to let you know there was 2 ships to evacuate Earth, one to test hyper jump, and other was just to tavel normal speed) and the other ship gets ready to land with where the 19 are located. Good book :). the first book in mithermages is about the Norse gods, basically. it takes place in modern time, and the powers and gods of the Norse are not immortal and powers over exaggerated. the main character starts at 13 and at end of the first book is 16-17. he is a gate mage able to make "gates" like gateways in wheel of time, and there are other mages like mages that comunicate with animals and mages that work with nature. these powers are just like the One Power, and they arn't able to get back to their original planet, so they are stuck on Earth in modern times... because Loki closed all the Great Gates cuz he was a Gatemage as well. I wont say anything more.

    the last series im currently reading is a replica of World War 2 in Fantasy Medieval terms. It is VERY close to World war 2, there are nukes with dragons as planes and leviathans as submarines with other animals as tanks and have both unicorns and horses as cavary and a gun run on magic energy called a Stick...lol name... want to know more about these books just post or post to say HI :D

  10. My favorite of all the "Rands" out there is the first, very young Rand that never got mad, never wanted to kill anything, even a trolloc... and was scared out of his books before he figured out he could use the power. I have always enjoyed rereading the first and second books, mainly because it introduced the story from the beginning all over again. It never gets old :D. Also i almost forgot that the madness could be healed and i don't think the the madness of Rand should go away, or he would be 100% light... no more normality to him...

  11. Lol, those are some pretty good assumptions. I like they young Rand before he turned to Dark, overly careless Rand. RJ is really good with his making of characters. I can tell he spent a lot of time with the development of Rand, and also Mat and Perrin, with how they change as well.


    Mat goes from the mischievous little boy at the beginning, to a commanding general of his own group of men. He is basically immortal to any One power attacks, unless they throw a rock at him or something... and i think balefire would be able to break through it, kinda like it can still break through the shell that Rand used to block out everything, including air. I liked the faces of all the women who tryed to use the power on him... hehehe...


    Perrin changes from the shy little blacksmith's apprentice to a half human half wolf with yellow wolf eyes. I like how he was one of the first people to trust the Asha'man because Rand asked him, and I also like the new wolf hammer forged in the One Power at the end of ToM. I can tell it will be put to good use in Tarmon Gaiden.

  12. I did like how bad ass Rand was, and it really built suspence when he started to go to far with curtain stuff after taking in the Dark One's power, like balefireing a whole freaking fortress... Crazy bastard... lol


    Rand is my favorite character, and he has red hair and gray-blue eyes like me :D the current Rank in ToM just seaqms a little... overpowered... if you know what i mean.


    He seems he could take on anything.

  13. In the series, Rand's personality changes throughout the whole thing. To me, i originaly liked his personality in books 1-3 and also liked his personality once it started to change in 4-6, but through 7-12 though... I just didn't really like that Rand at all. Seriously, feeling emotions doesn't change how "strong" one person is.

    I liked how he was a very nice man in the early books and the fact he got very nervous a lot. Those were the good times in the series on how you would laugh at how much he gets nervous and how weak and small he seamed, but now he is an emotionless bad-ass kinda dude who doesn't care about anything period.All he cared about was killing all of the Forsaken and the Dark One. Even the Forsaken feared him for the fact that he blasts balefire all over the place almost unraveling everything... He didn't even care for his adopted father that much...

    Then he changes into a very calm, godlike person in book 13 to the point that he didn't fear the whole White Tower. I liked that fact, this personality was much better then the careless bad-ass... In this godlike state i belive he could take on the Dark One and survive just barely, but who knows... Brandon Sanderson killed off basically all his main characters in the Mistborn Trilogy, who says Robert Jorden won't do the same? At least with some characters I'm sure. Don't get me wrong, I like this kind of story, i was just telling an example of how you think everything would end happily for the main characters when the actually get their asses handed to them because they left them in the world of the living... lol.

    And don't think i'm charater bashing or whatever, Rand is my favorite character, i just felt like bitch slapping Rand out of his state of carelessness, he seemed like a real dush... you know?

    This series, to me, is the greatest thing that ever happened to me. I used to hate books to the hell, and didn't do anything but TV and sports, but now I read all the flipping time. I read just about every book by Brandon Sanderson, like the Mistborn Trilogy, 1st book in the Stormlight Archive(which is a close 2nd or even rivaling for 1st place on my favorites list) called The Way of Kings, and Elantris. I also like the author Harry Turtledove, who wrote the series World War: and magic, which is just like world war 2 with fantasy stuff in it. Dragons are jets with bombs strapped to their waist, Leviathans are submarines with larger bombs strapped to their waist, and have creatures as tanks and have a special type of gun they call sticks which shoot a white beam that reminds me of balefire, and also have freaking nukes! Dragons, leviathans and nukes! What more could a fantasy person ask for?(not for kids...has... BAD scenes you could say)

    Sorry i got off topic for a second, but that is basically what type of stories i like. :)

    Please post what you guys think of Rand. I would like to hear it from all of you guys :)

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