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Kivam

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  1. Just wanted to check in on you guys.
  2. https://youtu.be/R3iNTuGKLqo
  3. FYI, Pat is a good dude and an unofficial-official Friend of Dragonmount, since we brought him in to host an author's Q&A in the Illuminator's way back when (during the run-up to the release of Name of the Wind). So I'm very supportive of anything that brings him publicity and fans. Which is one way of saying if you haven't read these books yet ... go do it
  4. Some of you know that my community and synagogue (Oceanside, NY) were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy. There's now a really easy and painless way you can help me and my community rebuild. Yeshiva University is donating $10,000 in religious texts to an institution that had its library wiped out by Sandy, with the lucky winner determined by Facebook vote. My synagogue is on the list, and could really use your help. Please visit http://www.facebook.com/seforim/app_228910107186452 and vote for the Young Israel of Oceanside (Look for "Oceanside", please - there's also a "Young Israel of L
  5. That drove me crazy. Pages and pages of Demandred screaming "Rand, where are you!" At the Bore, obviously. Where else was he going to be. Last battle, blood on the rocks of Shayol Ghul . . . come on, now. Demandred as good soldier destroying the armies of the Light so the DO/Moridin can face Rand 1 (2) on 1, that would have fit within the plot (though not his personality as it was revealed). Demandred as crazed guy looking for 1 on 1 duel with Rand in a stand up fight in Merrilor made no sense given the leadup.
  6. That's actually Sanderson's biggest problem as a writer - he has his characters self-narrate, declaim, or otherwise engages in way too much "telling" when he should be "showing". It's gotten a lot better since the start, but it's still a real annoyance when I read his (otherwise excellent) work
  7. he was an empty husk in the bore when Rand walked in he noticed the body Which was completely ludicrous. Honestly, much as I liked the book as a whole, the ending felt off and there were such obvious things that nobody was doing (like Androl just opening a gateway in Taim's chest or, once Androl had demonstrated the use of gateways to move lava, further use of that on the battlefield). Characters seemed off, and it just left me cold. Truthfully, the best thing this book could have done is let Talmanes die right at the beginning. Would have set a nice heroism/sacrifice/real danger
  8. he was an empty husk in the bore when Rand walked in he noticed the body Which was completely ludicrous. Honestly, much as I liked the book as a whole, the ending felt off and there were such obvious things that nobody was doing (like Androl just opening a gateway in Taim's chest or, once Androl had demonstrated the use of gateways to move lava, further use of that on the battlefield). Characters seemed off, and it just left me cold. Truthfully, the best thing this book could have done is let Talmanes die right at the beginning. Would have set a nice heroism/sacrifice/real danger
  9. An odd approach. It's possible to form emotional attachments to characters and this to add to the experience of reading when they die: it hurts, showing you are invested in the story and the writer was successful in drawing you into the series. Egwene's death in particular comes after fourteen novels of her being around and having lots of storylines and doing important things, and her death is the catalyst for Rand's victory (or the most notable one). Egwene earns her death scene as much as any of the characters in ASoIaF earn theirs. The use of character death in ASoIaF is more effective,
  10. Yep, No Costume was actually my girlfriend's contribution to the team :) TNS - I was the one in the Perry the Platypus T-Shirt on Friday
  11. This year's JordanCon installment - Car'a'Con - wrapped on Sunday, to the mingled delight and dismay of the attendees. Dismay, of course, because a great weekend had ended. And delight because, once again, JordanCon had fully delivered on its promise and premise, wrapping con-goers in the welcoming and non-judgmental embrace of a fully geeked-out Wheel of Time communal experience. From the informative and lively Writer's Track sessions with published authors and publishing insiders to The Last Ever WoT Theory Panel, JordanCon 2012 was a true home run. I can't do the entire con justice, but for
  12. Mr. Modesitt will be with us through the 25th
  13. What other authors do you think have most influenced your own work - and what other authors do you admire?
  14. Thanks for joining us, Mr. Modesitt. One thing that caught my attention in your Recluse novels was the third-person present tense you wrote in; not many writers use it and it was jarring at first, then kind of captivating. How did you hit on that, and what made you use it?
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