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  1. I'm pretty sure that's the only dual bond directly mentioned let alone shown in the whole series. I don't think Rand bonds anyone. But just imagine what Egwene would have done if she knew there was a way to read Rand's mind.
  2. i'm on my first reread and i'm on book 4. after Perrin leaves for the two rivers, are the three ta'veren ever on screen together again? i know rand and mat are plenty, and rand and perrin, but i can't think of a time its the 3 together again.
  3. i don't work here or anything, but this pattern/taveeren debate of yours seems to past "simple" question/answer. you might find better answers starting your own thread about it?
  4. Give it time. And there are plenty of threads dedicated to Egwene bashing, so you're not alone in your annoyance.
  5. Anyway to know if Egwene knew of Beldeine before being tested for Accepted, or if the terrangreal filled in her knowledge with true information?
  6. Just (re)read Egwene becoming accepted. In her "vision" or whatever as Amyrlin, her keeper was someone named Beldine or Beldeine or something (I'm listening to the cds, so I don't know the spelling). Is this person a real Aes Sedai, or just a filler in Egwene's mind? This AS is green in the "vision," so maybe she's a mentioned green from somewhere. (I also don't know what to call the "visions" but that's a less important question.
  7. Does Loial not get the Longing throughout the series because he's strong enough to resist it or just because it hasn't been long enough, or is it because of being with the taveeran or having a sense of purpose or something along those lines?
  8. i just saw on wikipedia that RJ had originally planned to write two additional prequel books (in addition to NS). is it known what they were to be about?
  9. I took that as "Oh no - everyone will see that lookalike and think its me so no one will think to come here to save me" or "now people will think i'm dead and that will kill their spirits." I don't think she recognized the girl, she just realized the darkfriends' plan.
  10. you see that in the real world too. there's a certain area in NY that consistently put out good basketball players. ohio and texas consistently have some of the best football players in the country. so in randland, the two rivers puts an emphasis on archery. and it makes sense genetically, since there's such isolation, that the natural abilities needed for archery would continue to carry on down the bloodlines.
  11. yeah that makes sense. i think @agitel and others are suggesting that the series and the characters will probably be more entertaining when looked at as a whole after reading, instead of trying to dissect each individual scene one at a time trying to figure out exactly what each forsaken is doing and means. many of the plans take several books to understand. we think you'll enjoy it more if you analyze it all after experiencing it, instead of asking for each evil character to be fully explained to you while its happening. its more fun to watch a football game as it happens from beginning t
  12. i think he means that it appears that you look for reasons to dislike the main characters and desperately look for flaws in the storytelling. i have no issue with critical reading, in fact i encourage it, but it comes across in your posts that you don't want to enjoy any aspects of the series that most people like. if your friend told you that the villains are stronger characters than the heroes, then your friend is mistaken. i do think the villains have much much more characterization than the average fiction story though. but this isn't silence of the lambs.
  13. is tuon's horse a zebra? or is it just a cool black and white horse?
  14. @emperor, it seems that you understand the taverenness pretty well. i don't think you're going to get an explanation that you like, because it doesn't exist. it seems to be akin to complaining that Harry Potter solves all of his problems by using magic and his friends, when its a story about a boy who uses magic and has helpful friends. i personally think the taveren thing is a cool plot device, and its perfectly fine that you disagree, but i think its something you need to just accept or move on.
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