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Everything posted by thom_merrilin

  1. My dislikes are Faile, Cadsuane, Elaida. Faile is just intensely annoying. cadsuane..just utterly un-human, and Eladia for nearly destroying the White Tower and her almost genocidal attitude towards the Blue Ajah.
  2. Thanks guys. I'll go and order the Kindle version then.
  3. I know it shows the Kindle version for release on the same day, but is that really correct? As Harriet normally stipulates at least a three month gap between hard cover and Kindle release. I'd rather ave the Kindle version, but I don't fancy waiting for three months extra for it.
  4. When will we see this in print? And will Narg do signings?
  5. 21 years. I started in 1993, I think. And finished it the day after aMoL was released. If I do a complete reread I can do it about 5 or 6 weeks.
  6. Jack Reacher series by Lee Child Jack Ryan series by Tom Clancy - only up the The Bear and the Dragon, after that they became awful Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbø Patrik Hedstrom series by Camilla Läckberg Kurt Wallender series by Henning Mankell Nina Wilder & Eddie Chase series by Andy McDermott
  7. Only just got into this series. It's always been on the burner to read. I am about 60% of the way through book four. I like Fiddler/Strings. Adjunct Tavore. Ugh. Loathe her. Hebeoric "Light Touch" "Ghost Hands" is rather an intriguing character. Still, a long way to go. I know he kills characters off, so liking them too much can be bad for your health.
  8. Wow, Arkadious that is one sweet piece of ink. The artist is very good and has captured Mat rather well.
  9. Favourite character is a toss up between Mat and Thom. Both showed capabilities and strength when needed. Plus Mat made me laugh. For respect, it has to be Tam, he saved Rand as a baby and treated him as his own flesh and blood. There is much that can be said about Tam and what he did.
  10. 1. tSR 2. tEotW 3. tDR 4. tGS 5. tFoH 6. aMoL 7. KoD 8. tGH 9. LoC 10. ToM 11. WH 12. aCoS 13. tPoD 14. CoT
  11. Very good indeed. I had seen the clip previously. But this is so very well done.
  12. Difficult. Certainly the Black Tower ranks up there. The not killing women I don't see as a flaw. it caused problems for him and others. If Aiel women are brought up to fight Rand refusing to let them fight was callous as it goes against their lifestyle. So, for me, it's his refusal to let women fight. that at times seriously annoyed me.
  13. Happy birthday Dragonmount. To truly one of the best sites on the net. Of course the best WoT site.
  14. To be honest, and many have said it, we should be grateful we actually got resolution. Because RJ had said he would destroy everything. Leaving us without an end. Sure, the final three aren't the same. But they are an ending. Which is what we all wanted. For that I am eternally grateful.
  15. Exactly. I have been in from near the beginning of the series and would be gutted if it was split and other authors stepped in and created their own part of the WoT. The series is special to me and to see it crippled and torn apart just for the sake of telling say Tam's story or the full background to Thom and Taringail would be disheartening.
  16. Tam lighting Rand's funeral pyre. When he spoke I broke down and sobbed my heart out. Because not only were the words perfect for the moment, it was then you knew the series was done. It still gets me even thinking about Tam's words. Then I would say Noal rescuing Olver.
  17. The one main character though who grabbed me from the off was Thom. There was something magical about his persona. He just seemed so world-wise. Plus with Mat and his impish ways those two for me carried it carried, when Thom went down in Whitebridge I was gutted.
  18. I started in 1992 after being recommend it by a work friend. Best pointer she ever gave me in regards fantasy books.
  19. So much grabbed me in book one it was insane. As others have said the escape from TR, Moiraine's weaving of the destruction of Manetheran. The first book is magical, then it builds through two and three. But, for me, I was hooked after book one and haven't looked back since.
  20. Bela that made put the book down and swear. Hurin, I liked him. Noal rescuing Olver, that made me cry. Also Rand, when he saw Moiraine again. I got the tissues out for that. Lan, when I thought he'd been killed, I swore horribly at Brandon/RJ for that. But the killer, in the end was Tam lighting the pyre. I actually couldn't finish the book for a while, I was sobbing
  21. Loved it. Cried, several times. Whooped for joy. Read it fairly quickly. I am pleased with it though.
  22. It's NOT an industry practice. This release date is purely down to Harriet, and her alone. Check the hardbacks for most authors and you'll see same day Kindle releases.
  23. It has been a safety net. It has been a place I can retreat to if I am at a low ebb. The characters, the world and the writing take me away, and hide me from the ills. I am dreading January because it's the end. This is something that has been with me since about 1993, and has given me so much pleasure over the years. Overall it has changed a lot of the fantasy I read used to be 2 or 3 book series I'd read. Now I am more into large-type like Erikson and Feist. But it is thanks to RJ. he changed so much of my reading habits.
  24. There are only two characters I want to die, and call me a misogynist but they are both females. Cadsuane who I hate with a passion, she's pure vileness. And my true hate Faile, who is nothing but useless.
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