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  1. I really don't understand his obsession with the word tempest. I knew it was coming but I didn't think it would be in that frequency. It was even in a chapter title and I'm sure that at one point i read it 3 times within 2 pages. I get that he was using it to describe the effects on the weather, but at that point I would have liked to have seen it capitalized, that would have made more sense to me. Aside from that, I felt like his writing was ok. The actual story itself was good, the execution was just ok. To me it would be like seeing the most well done charcoal drawing imaginable and then having someone come along and blur all the lines. The great work is there but it was brought down from what it could have been.
  2. The Seanchan and Aes Sedai will end up fighting alongside one another at some point. Some high ranking Seanchan (possibly Tuon herself) will be mortally wounded. knowing only the One Power can save them, an Aes Sedai will heal them. Maybe Nyneave? Maybe not? Or if they don't fight alongside each other then it will be someone captured, an AS or a WO. This could then end up being the catalyst that changes the view of channelers from weapons and threats to people of equal standing.
  3. "The heavens above Shayol Ghul are black at noon with his(tGLotD) breath." This is Padan Fain to Alviarin in tFoH, Ch. 19, 'Memories.' I know the eclipse seems to be depicted on the official cover, which seems to be more accurate than any other cover, but I've never really been to sure of how much I truly expect the eclipse to happen, at least not in a literal sense. So with that quote above, it kind of makes me think that we shall see a dawning the day Rand goes to fight him, then perhaps a clearing of the sky over the Pit and/or Thakandar. Perhaps his 'breath' will have spread out, possibly during a time when Rand is incapacitated, yet upon his return/victory the DO's effect will recede or vanish altogether, showing a second dawning. The weather has been such a constantly affected theme since the first book that it would make sense to me that at some point the DO would simply cast a large part, if not the whole, world into darkness, thus giving Rand's connection to the land a chance herald salvation. This prophecy has always been a fav since you knew it would take so long to know the answer, so I guess the bulk of us will know very soon, while some get to snicker lol. p.s.-I wish I could snicker.
  4. Ya, i think i'm going to stay away as well. I unfortunately got a big spoiler by accident from the discussion board that I'm even surprised exists and really it just makes me wary to even read any threads now.
  5. While I like this idea, I'm still more fond of one I read on here a while back. The last line of the book being "You win again, Lews Therin." or something along those lines. Had to go with it. Pretty sure we know the last word of the book is "time".
  6. This one makes sense. His attempt to save more than a remnant of a remnant ends up destroying all, from her vision. Pretty disconcerting. Not what I meant but since there are kids around, I'll go with it lol. yeah, though the other did occur to me, I decided to take the high road with it Better man than I.
  7. This one makes sense. His attempt to save more than a remnant of a remnant ends up destroying all, from her vision. Pretty disconcerting. Not what I meant but since there are kids around, I'll go with it lol.
  8. The last line of the book will be "There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time."
  9. My first thought was Faile, but an Aiel sounds just as likely. My guess is he has a faction that will fight with him but he is reluctant to use them like the wolves/TwoRivers lads/Whitecloaks...that's my instinct on it.
  10. SamJ: Great post, there's only one thing I disagree with (the bolded part). I actually think Brandon is underrated on this point. People either miss his contributions or think they came from RJ. At least, I was personally surprised to learn that Brandon was the one who decided to give Perrin a leg injury in ToM since it's the sort of thing I expected to have come from RJ—a hint that Perrin's the cause of all the myths about lame blacksmith gods like Hephaestus. (It was also very fitting that all three ta'veren ended up maimed in some way.) Brandon took the time to do some research and add little details like that—Easter eggs for the mythology geeks and people who like to read more deeply into the series—even though not all readers notice them. I also get the impression Brandon isn't really into mythology himself, but spent some time reading up on these things so that he could continue planting references to various figures from mythology like RJ used to. Another important theme in the books is how time is circular; the serpent bites its own tail. As we reach the story's ending, we return to the beginning (New Spring-TEotW) again. Around the same time as NS took place, the former Daughter-Heir of Andor died giving birth to Rand; currently, it's Elayne who is about to give birth to Rand's children. Nynaeve has succeeded in raising the Golden Crane, which Edeyn also tried to do in NS with disastrous results. NS ends with Lan burning his daori (the braid Edeyn used to control him with) right before Moiraine arrives and bonds him. It's probably no coincidence that Nynaeve's braid was burned off right before she went to collect Lan's bond. This felt like such a fitting parallel that I was once again surprised to learn that Brandon was the one who came up with Nynaeve's entire test for the shawl; it was not in RJ's notes. He added many other parallels and references in the test as well, to everything from Nynaeve's Accepted test to her fear of heights and spiders. And Egwene, who has always been Elaida's counterpart in the series, played a similar role at Nynaeve's test as Elaida did at Moiraine's, though for different reasons. I think Brandon gets this aspect of the series—history constantly repeats itself with different players. He took some of the parallels RJ had already inserted and built upon them. Some people say that Brandon's books have little "rereadability" (and I agree the awkward prose/characterization issues sometimes makes that painful), but I still find it enjoyable to go back and take another look at the little details Brandon added to the series, because they are there if you look closely enough. This is the epitomy of the type of post I most wish to see. Actual examples as to why your opinion of Brandon's writing is in high esteem. Pleasure to have read.
  11. With that point it sounds like someone thinking to themselves then. Edited for missing the obvious: forgot the word "replied" and now I like the idea of a flashback someone mentioned but the person who said maiden handtalk gets my kudos, since I always wanted to know more of what they were saying.
  12. Lol...on iPhone waiting for friends out for a sushi dinner. Fired it off quick but point taking I expect ;) I believe it's "point taken." (I apologize, I couldn't help myself)
  13. Gimme a break. I can't picture anyone reading that line and not cringing. Out of context it sounds pretty bad; in context, the only way I could see it working is in a humorous exchange and still that's barely, but oops better keep that kind of talk to ThisGuy's topic on keeping all haters on an island to spare others sensitive ears who in turn get to throw stones all they want Brandon's Work. Anyways, my guess is Elayne or Egwene, to another AS, regarding Mat.
  14. I don't understand why the assumption is being made that Rand's effect is weakening; if anything I would call it the GLotD's effect is strengthening. The state of the LB at this point is extremely obvious in this fact. The lightsiders aren't winning right now, in fact they are coming close to being up against the ropes. This to me screams of the DO's influence being that much stronger and Rand has plenty of catching up to do.
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