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damandred

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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. Thanks for that Werthead, cant wait to read this book. I read memory,sorrow and thorn years ago when i was in my mid-teens and on the strengh of that read most of williams' books since. Dont think any of them were as good as that series, surprised its took him so long to go back there but glad he has.
  3. 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 o
  4. 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.
  5. Im currently listening to the chronicles of amber on audio, i read the books years ago. They are awesome.
  6. didnt the foretelling spoken to Rands mum say, something about when the Aiel got to Tar Valon?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The little fat man? I cant think of any reference to it being anything more than a average angreal.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 previou
  12. The magic system wasnt a big problem for me, the only trouble i had with it, is when the main characters can obviously just destroy the threat, what ever it is, but dont because of the lamest reason. But i know what you mean, i know a lot of people like clear magic systems, but i really dont mind if its not that clear as long if its consistent.
  13. The biggest problem with Feist is he has no problem with changing his entire mythology willy nilly, he can toss away everything you thought you knew with a "i lied". The Empire Trilogy with Janny Wurts is one of my all time favorite fantasy works.
  14. It's probably the best self contained book that I've read in high fantasy, emphasis on stand alone. The series, for me, goes downhill very, very quickly. So Wheel of Time as a series is better, but you couldn't read it as a stand alone book. I also really like his Faerie Tale stand alone - a modern fantasy/horror cross over Yes i agree with this, though i still think Riftwar and Demonwar worth a read.
  15. I really like this book, although - I am not sure if you have read all the Riftwar titles so I do not want to give any spoilers...The author falls into a certain trap later on. But still, this is great fantasy. Yes i have read the Riftwar series and i know what you mean. Feist ended up imo more concerned with getting books out and less on quality. Saying that though i stand by my comments on magician. It is unsurprising it was his first novel, after a bit of success he just got lazy.
  16. As a stand a lone, it is my favorite fantasy novel. As has been said the series falls short, though there is good books in it. For example, A Darkness at Sethanon, though non hit the heights of Magician.
  17. 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?
  18. 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 cond
  19. 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.
  20. So i reread the magician by Raymond Feist for about the hundredth time a couple of weeks ago and since then have been wondering, is there another fantasy novel that delivers so much to the fan of modern or so called high fantasy? I personally dont think so, after 16 years of avidly reading the genre i can honestly not think of any other book that ticks all the boxes that a fan of the fantastic requires quite like Raymond Feist' first and finest novel. It is as epic a fantasy novel that can be written in one book, and for any other story to touch it in scope would imo need at least a trilog
  21. 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 cond
  22. Yeah ok, apologies on my part if you feel this topic has hijacked the thread.
  23. "Doesnt address the point" Of course it does, i have already explained why addressing the AoLer as both himself and LTT is correct. It is not a difficult concept to understand. 2) You compare the Semi evidence to a murder weapon with my finger prints on, being found on my possession, but i would compare it to the police arresting me for murder on the say so of the local crackpot. As I've said she said other people heard voices, but hearing LTT was just one symptom of Rands condition, its like saying just because someone had a sore throat, they had the flu. Sometimes a sore throat is just a s
  24. @ Mr Ares "Look at the quotes Barid provided and how they contradict your view" As i said to Barid, for as many quotes as there is of Rand referring to the AoL self as LTT, there is as many in ToM and aMoL of him thinking of LTT as himself, Maybe more. As i said to Suttree both are correct, he is thinking of another version of himself. 2) You say the Semi speach is evidence to suggest that people have had the same sort experience as Rand. I disagree, it is evidence to suggest other people have heard voices of past lives, and it is far from conclusive, semi could of been lying. To say
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