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JKN-SW

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  1. @Vels Problem with that theory is that at the funeral pyre, Rand states that Moridin is beeing buried with full honors. If the body that was beeing burnt didn't have Moridins soul, why would he think that is was him?
  2. I don't get how people reason in Rand now using the True Power? Wasn't the bore first done to get a chance to tap in to the (then) new power? And with the bore undone, wouldn't the True Power, the DOs essence, be unavailable?
  3. OMG, I just finished =) Well, a lot has been mentioned before, but here are my thoughts. All in all I liked it, but a few things bother me. a) How did they figure out how to use Callandor. Min's role in this has been on stage for so long and to have the final pieze of the puzze off stage was really, really disappointing. Anti-climactic. b) The body swap. When did it happen? How did it happen? They were dying together in the tent, but suddenly one was dead and one alive and kicking? All the soulmigrations we have been shown have happend after the person dies. Does that mean that
  4. I would guess on Olver/the Redarms, just because Olver is a boy. As mentioned above, he doesn't always realize when to keep his mouth shut. And I think the Redarms are so in awe of Mat, they would be willing to believe almost anything about him, even if it came from a boy. And even if they didn't really, really beleive it, making a legend out of their own leader would not seem so far-fetched. They are an army, and what better way to boost your morale and intimidate possible future enemies, then to have a living legend as your commander?
  5. I like both plot and charaterization, and I don't lack either in the books after BS took over. And to be honest, the main line for the characters developement was probably pretty firmly lined up by RJ. Also, I absolutely love Robin Hobb and her characterization. Perhaps not so much in their developement as in their complexety. The Liveship Traders have some very fascinating characters that you can hate while you completely understand how they reason and where they come from. If you haven't read that one, i really recommend it.
  6. I just love when Tam makes her stand down by telling her what he thinks about her. "A bully is always a bully". She never tries to argue with him, cause she knows he is right. And she could easily have been as awesome as she have from time to time, even if she treated others with a tiny little bit of respect that many actually deserve. I find her lack of respect towards others especially annoying as she demands unlimited respect for herself. What a hypocrit!
  7. I read the text, and there really is very little about RJ and WoT in it. The guy who writes it hasn't even read the series. There is a short bit from a discussion on using exeisting myths in fantasy litterature and a short bit about the book signing. I could translate those parts, but the rest was pretty uninteresting. If you want the whole report, I will pass.
  8. I find the last 2 books very enjoyable. The pace is a little faster than RJ:s, but thats a necessity to get to the ending. Of course the really hardcore readers notice a different style here and there and also some changes in how some of the characters are written. I didn't notice much of that, but then, I have only read the series twice, and english is not my native language. Also, a lot of the material in the books was written by RJ and it's still Harriet editing, so I don' thinky o uwill be disappointed. I know I am not. And even if I had been disappointed, I would still read the last boo
  9. Just finished rereading ToM and in the last chapter, when Thom says he will be Moraianes Warder, he points out that Tuon could learn to channel if she wanted too and thus could bond Mat. Wouldn't that be the greatest jokes of all on Mat? After everything he has done to keep free from influence of the OP, he is bonded a warder in the end? And if Tuon wanted it, I bet she would get her way sooner lr later.
  10. Wasn't VoG all about fullfilling that prophecy of the blind man standing on his grave and then seeing again? Would be kind of weird that he both died and was able to see again.
  11. Good read! However, how does the "twice dawning day" fit into this scenario? Also, resurrecting or saving the good guys via balefire have been used at least a couple of times already. Is that really a worthy end of the series? I have always been hoping that RJ had a completely new idea for this. Something we haven't seen yet, and that will still feel absolutely possible and relevant. Maybe I am hoping too much. I am still thinking that the often used expression "three days dead" may be a hint to this. But hopefully not the "Birgitte solution". The more I think about it, the more worried
  12. It's pretty clear from Loials book that the Ogiers will not leave. The decision was almost made when I stepped up to adress the Stump...... I find it very unlikely that the continuation of that would be .. and after my great speach they stood by their decision, opened the Book and left.
  13. I still think Min's viewing combined with Mats answer from the Finns is the most logical answer. "To give up half the light of the world to save the world". By giving up his eye Mat saves Moraine and by giving up his eye he saves the world. Thus by saving Moraine he saves the world. As was mentioned above, the ongoing info on Moraine through all the books indicates that she will play a major part in the finale. It makes sence that Mins viewing is just one more tidbit in that mountain of hints as to her importance.
  14. It's a nice idea, but I an sceptical if it's possible to do the books justice in one or several movies. LotR is less than 10% of WoT in running text, and it took 3 films to make something out of that. Maybe a TV-series could manage. But it would have to be simplified to the point where it would be very, very different from the books we love.
  15. This has been thourughly discussed in other threads together with the rest of the dark prophecies. Most seem to agree that First among Vermin is Rand, the Fallen Blacksmith is Perring and the One Eyed Fool is Mat. It is harder to find a consencus on who the Broken Wolf is.
  16. The Mind, Human in TAR. My reasoning is that in TAR a skilled user can do anything you can imagine, wich is totally without restrictions. And no creature in WoT has a better imagination than the humans. So I can't see anything that could be more powerful than that.
  17. What about Mesaana? Even if her ending was kind of pathetic, she was the one who behind the breking of the WT. And that has had major consequenses throughout the series. SHe didn't quite bring it to completion, but neither will any of the other bad guys.
  18. Hadn't thought about it that way, but it is absolutely true!
  19. While there are some similarities, as you point out, the differences are greater imo. Without any political points (also a swede ) the main differences as I see it are that jews never left Israel/Palesine. From the Romans, via the crusaders, the ottomans and finally the British, the region was under 2 millennia under constant occupation/ part of other empires. Jews and arabs stayed in the area, although lots of jews spread out over other parts of the world, mainly Europe. The jews that left the area were more or less haunted everwhere they stayed with the Holocaust as a horrid ending. The fe
  20. I think most would agree with how you feel about Rand and I guess that it is also exactly what RJ (and BS) wanted us to feel.Rands change is, of course, one of the main parts of the story. How does a normal, everyday youth react to beeing told, and realizing, he is the saviour of the world and will die to save humankind? There has to be some real character-development there.
  21. She is a full fledged Aes Sedai, in ways of thinking, acting and manupulating people to do what she thinks is best. Nothing new here.
  22. I was extremely disappointed with this part of AMoL. Can't put my finger on why, probably the hype that was mentioned above. It's not the length, I think, but that the part doesn't have any "wow-moments". Not for me at least. I found it a bit boring, really. Here we are, finally, bringing back one of the key characters in the series after 12-15 years, or what? And it just isn't spectacular. I really hope this isn't a foreshadowing of the ending of the series...
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