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Jon Storme

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  1. So I know I'm a bit of an idealist/romantic, but surely I'm not the only one who hopes tha none of the main characters turn to the Shadow. Bar perhaps Elayne I'd be most upset if any of the others became pawns of the DO. From a plot point of view it would certainly be interesting and would keep all of us on our toes. I'm sooooo conflicted about this last installment!!!
  2. I just had to pick Elayne. She can be so snotty and obnoxious.....One of the things I love about Jordan's writing is that his characters provoke such strong reactions. Besides Elayne it would have to be Egwene and I'd also quite like to see Galad get killed. Really hope Loial makes it though. He has to write his book.
  3. I would like to wish everyone on Dragonmount a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Whether you are Christian or otherwise I would like to wish upon you the very best life has to offer; happiness, love and all manner of blessings. Be well friends:)
  4. I completely and utterly agree with you!!! Although I must admit that I make it to The Shadow Rising before I start to have trouble remembering characters. For me I think it may be down to pure nostalgia for the first few books. I always think of them very fondly, more so than any of the later ones even though I do love all of the books in the series.
  5. You are absolutely right in that any attempt to study WoT academically would have to involve Jordans sources and there certainly is an enormous wealth of them. As an English student, when we study a novel no matter what era it is from, we look at what came before it, its' influences and what shaped the authors view of the world which they created. On a side note, if I remember correctly, The Citadel is also where Jordan himself studied....
  6. All views welcome. There's nothing better than a healthy debate:)
  7. Rand dies obviously but leaves behind strict instructions on how things are to be after he wins The Last Battle. I think the future Aviendha saw in the ter'angreal will be at least partly true. He will agree to allow the Seanchan have some of the land back, the Aiel will stay West of the Dragonwall and not go back to the Waste. I also think the White Towers power will be limited heavily. With Rands dislike for Aes Sedai, I think he will whatever he can to stop them attempting to control everything after he is gone. He will make a deal with everyone. After all, he COULD choose not to fight Tarmon Gaidon. He wouldn't do that but he could. That's his card, his bluff, to make them agree to his terms.
  8. So, I am currently in my final year of a BA in English and am struggling desperately to decide on something to study at Post-Graduate level. I have often thought about how unbelievably cool it would be to study WoT as an academic subject. Sometimes I wish I hadn't been born for another twenty years as I firmly believe that someday academic institutions will offer some form of courses relating to The Wheel of Time. Apparently a few Universities are now studying Tolkiens fictional works quite seriously so why not Jordans? Anyone have any views on this.....?
  9. Worst pain I have ever felt. But worth every single second.
  10. "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past"- F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby. I have it tattooed on the back of my leg.
  11. From WoT, Rand and Tam al'Thor, Lan Mandragoran, Moridin and Gareth Byrne. From ASOIAF, Ser Barristan Selmy, Jon Snow, and even though we don't really get to see him Rhaegar Targaryen. From LOTR, Borimir, Gimli,Strider(before we were really made aware of who he is), and Arwen. From The Darkness That Comes Before, Kellhus Anasurimbor.
  12. I have a hard time seeing him pull that one off. Especially since Demandred isn't one to take to the frontline. Of course Demandred isn't going to be at the front line; he's a general not a soldier. However, we are talking about Mat Cauthon here. The same ta'veren who, during the siege on Cairhein by over 160,000 Shaido, and after a successful number of encounters with the Shaido, managed to accidentally stumble into and kill Couladin. I'll point out here that it would be easier for Mat to kill Demandred than Couladin because Demandred can't touch him. Heck, he might not even know it's Demandred he killed. How's that for an ironic death? Friend of mine suggested recently that Demandred could be Talmanes. It would make sense as we are told that Demandred is with a large army and Mat isnt with the band anymore. Also, a Cairhienen noble would make a perfect choice for Demandred as it wouldnt appear at all surpiscious then if he was playing the Great Game and acting sneaky like Nope, Talmanes was on screen in tFoH. Any one shown on screen from EotW to KoD, as well as ToM, can not be Demandred. Forgive my ignorance please it's been a long time since I read The Fire of Heaven onwards. Why can't anyone in those books be Demandred? Because RJ said so. And Brandon for ToM. Forgive my ignorance please it's been a long time since I read The Fire of Heaven onwards. Why can't anyone in those books be Demandred? If I recall, there's an old Q&A with Jordan where someone had asked a question about whether we'd seen Demandred in the books yet, and it was indicated that he had not been "on screen" in any persona other than as himself as of KoD. I think Sanderson extended it to ToM? Yeah, the only book in which Demandred, in disguise, may have been on screen, is tGS. Personally I doubt he was. We've gone over just about everyone even remotely suspicious in the book, and no one fits the bill, so he probably hasn't appeared yet. If he even has a disguise. He prefers to use proxies. Oh right fair enough. Thanks
  13. I have a hard time seeing him pull that one off. Especially since Demandred isn't one to take to the frontline. Of course Demandred isn't going to be at the front line; he's a general not a soldier. However, we are talking about Mat Cauthon here. The same ta'veren who, during the siege on Cairhein by over 160,000 Shaido, and after a successful number of encounters with the Shaido, managed to accidentally stumble into and kill Couladin. I'll point out here that it would be easier for Mat to kill Demandred than Couladin because Demandred can't touch him. Heck, he might not even know it's Demandred he killed. How's that for an ironic death? Friend of mine suggested recently that Demandred could be Talmanes. It would make sense as we are told that Demandred is with a large army and Mat isnt with the band anymore. Also, a Cairhienen noble would make a perfect choice for Demandred as it wouldnt appear at all surpiscious then if he was playing the Great Game and acting sneaky like Nope, Talmanes was on screen in tFoH. Any one shown on screen from EotW to KoD, as well as ToM, can not be Demandred. Forgive my ignorance please it's been a long time since I read The Fire of Heaven onwards. Why can't anyone in those books be Demandred?
  14. Martin doesn't plan too far ahead? What? Martin may know how the series ends but that doesnt mean he knows how hes going to get there. It just feels like he makes it up as he goes along Werthead summed up my thoughts quite nicely. If people feel that AFfC and ADwD were slightly inconsistent, there's a reason for that. In his original plan, Martin planned a five year time jump after ASoS. He wrote a huge chunk of Dance (for this novel was going to be called ADwD as well) when he realized that he was relying far too heavily on flashbacks and it didn't work for him. So he scrapped that and started over, knowing that the characters needed to continue to develop to get to where they needed to be. And that's what AFfC and ADwD is, additional plot and character development, a detour from his original outline. Well I guess you do learn something new everyday. I didn't know all that. I hold my hand up, I was wrong. Thanks for enlightening me; I wouldn't want to do a writer I actually quite admire a disservice.
  15. Martin doesn't plan too far ahead? What? Martin may know how the series ends but that doesnt mean he knows how hes going to get there. It just feels like he makes it up as he goes along
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