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  1. Indeed many thanks to Sanderson and all of Team Jordan! As for Jason's review, I'd say he seems to be predominately happy with the final result. This series very well could have been left unfinished. I would think that was the worst case scenario in all of this. One thing that feels out of place though, is the seemingly sharp level of dissatisfaction with the efforts of these folks, by people who seem to be vets of this site. This has only become glaringly apparent here in the past few weeks as more AMoL content has been made available. I've read the two books that BS helped complete and all of the Chapters that have been released thus far for AMoL. I only really look at posts in the AMoL spoiler section on these forums, so I'm not saying this as a blanket statement for all of the forum posts, but its really making me question whether or not something is wrong with my ability to know if a book is good. Other than a somewhat disjointed feeling with how all the timelines where outta whack for a little while, I really enjoyed these last couple of books. Maybe its just that I'm not a "rabid" fan or I lack critical eye, I dunno. Either way its kind of a bummer. I hate to think that people are being disappointed.
  2. true, she did say she would see to them before she split. i guess there is just too much going on to make a big production out of it
  3. I know! Does anyone beside Rand and the guy she healed even know she can do that?? Wouldn't that guy be running around to all his crazy Asha'man buddies telling them that Nynaeve Sedai has got the medicine??
  4. I forgot about Verin. With her I get the feeling that her actions were less about redemption and more about just how the only way she could give Egwene the info was to kill herself and bypass her "dark oaths".
  5. Ingtar, Lord, of House Shinowa I know his loyalties and whatnot have long sense been revealed, but when I was reading TGH for the first time, I really liked his character and thought his interaction with Rand and their merry troupe of Shinerians was great. As the story progresses you begin to suspect that this seemingly perfect example of a Shinerian Warrior is the traitor and has given himself over to the Shadow. Yet, in the end I think the man very well may have achieved redemption. Now that I think of it, is this the only Darkfriend we've seen that is redeemed? Did Matt's Aiel girlfriend/assassin DF achieve redemption in her death? Seemed more like she put herself in position to be killed by him, in some half-hearted attempt to fulfill her mandate. Is that a redemption worthy action in its own context?
  6. Very well said. It is a great series, it shows us boys and girls who begin to change, grow, and ultimately become adults in a most astounding way. I didn't realize till now, but that is probably my favorite thing about these books. How they all change, they are still the same people, but wow, the changes.
  7. allota has a point.... thanks to TGS and all the "hooks O Evil" in poor Rand's brain we can definitely say that real or construct, LTT being in Rand's head was his manifestation of madness. It's kinda funny though, personally I never gave this much thought, I always just kinda accepted that LTT was real in a way and that it was Rand's brand o crazy all in one. But explanations are always nice.
  8. those r pretty good Jennifer. ty for the post. I agreee with RyanG that ya dont see many attempts at shadowspawn.... the trolloc post Skald linked is prolly the best rendition ive ever seen. The way the human bits and animal are mixed is really well done.
  9. heres a scary thought... assuming they win and seal the bore how many ages do u think it will be before some dummy Aes Sedai/aha'man comes along and breaches it again?
  10. There has been many valid points raised for Egwene as far as good and bad goes. All I can say is how I personally feel about her... Now I can respect Egwene in the fact that she can look at the White Tower be aware of its flaws and yet still maintain a personal vision of how great it could be. She is out to make the tower better than how it was. That being said, she seems to assign the wrong reasons/motives to what ppl do a good bit. Is that fair to the ones that she does that to? No, I don't think so. Sometimes she seems presumptuous. Now I don't think u can say she abandoned Aiel ways, I honestly never thought that myself, I believe someone made the comparison of going to school in Japan for a year, u might adapt to some of their ways to fit in to help u learn, but not become culturally Japanese. Thus the same with the Aiel. I don't think she means to make thrones grovel and what not, but she expects respect towards her station and her organization. I think that her efforts to connect all female chanelers to the tower is not such a bad move and I also think the reason people call her out on this one is because of the inner monolougue she has where she states that while the Wise Ones and Windfinders think they wont be too intergrated with the tower her thoughts on it r that eventually they will be very firmly entreched in the new structure she is creating. So she is essentialy playing them or u could say scheming or tying strings, ya know being Aes Sedai. She also seems to be suffering from the arrogance factor some Aes Sedai have, after Nyneve's testing she(Nyneve) says straight up that she thinks the White Tower sometimes puts itself ahead of those they are supposed to serve. Egwene never seems to dwell on that fact or acknowledege it as a problem with the women in her awesome tower vision. What I have a problem with personally is her attitude towards Rand, and sadly it may be a tad bit unjustified(my problem with her). Up till about ToM I thought her attitude concearning him was appropriate. But when they finally came face to face I think she acted contradictory to her thoughts. She realised fairly quickly that she had to think of him as Rand her friend and that he and her hold their positions for a reason. But when he says his plans she immediatley thinks madness, beyond saying that she wants some women to examine his brain she seems to think him insane right out. There is no seeming thought on his ideas, no "hey browns get on this and see what ya think", its just No Rand u cant do this it makes no sense to me and I wont try to figure out why u think this is a good idea. I thinks its funny that she immediately starts scheming against him, picking an opposing stance. Now why my feelings on this may be unjustified is because up to that point ol'Randy's rep is not in very good shape, and it might not be totally unreasonable despite how he was acting to think that he is surely insane.
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