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  1. Hi Cross, if you like Perrin you'll really enjoy the next book, in tDR you start to see Mat in a better light from this book he goes on in leaps and bounds in his development. From a moany little whinger in the first two books to my fav in the series, until Sanderson get a hold of him at least, but thats another story. Anyway hope you enjoy the Wot, if you liked the first two books then your in for a treat. Im a little envious! btw the Dresden files are awesome, love jim butcher, have you tried his furies series yet?
  2. Yeah i agree Mat didnt do much to gain his skill in battle, walking through a magic door way and coming out a general without peer is a bit, meh. But he was hung and was only saved by Rand at the last minute, he was inches from death. Also it shouldnt come as a surprise he did so well, if anyone was built up in the series as a great general its mat. Even straight after Rhuidean, hes looking at hills and thinking of how they can be defended, then after beating Caulduin to breaking out of Altara with the whole of the seanchan army on his tail he is being built as the lights general. Indeed one of his titles is "son of battles". And it didnt all run smoothly for him at the last battle a lot of people are doubting him through it and even Tuon begins to lose faith, its only at the end Mat plays the hand he had been waiting for, as he said to Elayne in his poker metaphor, before that it was looking grim. So i think its abit unfair to suggest that Demanded was beaten easily by mat or that it was some great upset. Demanded had held all the aces until his death and mat used all his skill honded throughout the series just holding him of until the right moment.
  3. I dont think mat was that much better, he won the battle but it was close, and even mat acknowledges how good demanded is. Lets not forget that but for dem thinking he had to be LTT, he would have just travelled to the command centre and fried him. And who knows what would have happened if Lan hadn't of killed dem, most of the slaughter of the shadows forces near the end was down to them being leaderless, he was winning when he died, i doubt the stunt with the dragons in the cave would have been so effective with dem about.
  4. didnt the foretelling spoken to Rands mum say, something about when the Aiel got to Tar Valon?
  5. Yeah i think its because of a old LoC? Cover were hes depicted with maybe strawberry blond hair, more blond than strawberry anyway and that image stuck.
  6. The opposite than Kermit for me, i picture Rand tanned with blond hair, though i know he has red hair it takes a conscious effect to picture him with it.
  7. The little fat man? I cant think of any reference to it being anything more than a average angreal.
  8. I think it was pretty clear to all the foresaken that once Rand started the cleansing he would be pretty much out of the game in the battle.And we know the foresakens powers are exaggerated in the series, but not that much, anyone should be able to defeat 3 average third agers even if linked, remember linking doesnt double or triple the power you can use, its entirely possible that Demandred was still stronger on his own and with his deeper knowledge of the power should of made short work of them.
  9. I think Emperor has a point. I except that Demandred' heart wasnt in the fight and can remember some comment along the lines of a general shouldn't get his hands dirty, but, going of how powerful Rand is at the end and since he and Dem are nearly the same in strength and knowledge ( though even dem admits that LTT was more skilled) i think Dem should of been able to destroy the circle of three without breaking a sweat and it shouldn't of been a exuse to drive him off, plus dont forget though he wasnt that interested in being there he did have a desire to get his hands on Rand, who had previously been very hard to find.
  10. What evidence do you have to support that?The evidence for personality has been provided a number of times in thread.Yeah, missed that, would you mind pointing it out to me?
  11. But not the point. You're talking about something else. A local crackpot who tends to be very reliable in what he says and there is no reason provided to think he is lying in this specific instance. You still haven't provided a reason to think Semi is lying, beyond the possibility she might be. Sometimes a sore throat might just be a sore throat, but you're then trying to rule out it being the flu on those grounds. Which you can't, because flu remains a possibility. Plus we are aware of no condition besides Rand's that has this as a symptom - thus we can conclude either that there are two conditions that come with a real voice and only one involves memories, or that Rand had the same condition as those other people. While we might not be able to say definitively either way, why are we making unnecessary assumptions? That doesn't exactly invalidate my analogy. An answer has been provided. And it is wrong because those memories and experiences are those of the previous life, not the current one. Rand didn't do any of those things. LTT did. Yes, they matter quite a lot, unless Shai'tan is around. LTT ceased entirely. Then Rand came, and LTT didn't come back for about twenty years after that, and even then he didn't come back entirely. So given that he died and never came back to life...Have already gone through most of this, and have to agree with Barid we are just repeating ourselves. I think your wrong but respect your opinion. Question though. When you say "even then he didn't come back entirely" apart from his body what else didnt come back? Most of his mind and personality. What evidence do you have to support that?
  12. I Think aCoS a solid WoT book, better than tDR for example. While book 9 WH has the one of the best battle scenes of the series.
  13. But not the point. You're talking about something else. A local crackpot who tends to be very reliable in what he says and there is no reason provided to think he is lying in this specific instance. You still haven't provided a reason to think Semi is lying, beyond the possibility she might be. Sometimes a sore throat might just be a sore throat, but you're then trying to rule out it being the flu on those grounds. Which you can't, because flu remains a possibility. Plus we are aware of no condition besides Rand's that has this as a symptom - thus we can conclude either that there are two conditions that come with a real voice and only one involves memories, or that Rand had the same condition as those other people. While we might not be able to say definitively either way, why are we making unnecessary assumptions? That doesn't exactly invalidate my analogy. An answer has been provided. And it is wrong because those memories and experiences are those of the previous life, not the current one. Rand didn't do any of those things. LTT did. Yes, they matter quite a lot, unless Shai'tan is around. LTT ceased entirely. Then Rand came, and LTT didn't come back for about twenty years after that, and even then he didn't come back entirely. So given that he died and never came back to life... Have already gone through most of this, and have to agree with Barid we are just repeating ourselves. I think your wrong but respect your opinion. Question though. When you say "even then he didn't come back entirely" apart from his body what else didnt come back?
  14. Yeah ok, apologies on my part if you feel this topic has hijacked the thread.
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