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Kadere

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  1. But why? What was wrong with the ebook cover of Lan rescuing Nynaeve?
  2. No, Thom is reaching into the fire to pull Moriaine's bead out is a Dream Egwene has in TDR. The two things Min sees about Thom are in EotW. They are of a man, not him, juggling fire, and the White Tower (which makes no sense to Min seeing as how he's a man). Likely the man juggling fire is Mat and references saving Moiraine, and the White Tower is because he'll become her warder, but we really don't know specifically.
  3. Reading Forge of Darkness which I'm finding to be really really good. Can't wait for Fall of Light. It's really putting an interesting spin on the whole Malazan series, and I love learning more about these characters who I loved, but were so mysterious in the main series. Need to finish it up though cause I have 14 WoT books I have to plow through and a little over 2 months to do it. Jesus, January's right around the corner!
  4. There was actually a plan back when RJ was alive to write two more prequel novels after New Spring. The second prequel novel would have actually covered this story you wanted chronically Tam's travels from the Two Rivers, his rise to becoming a Captain and gaining his heron mark sword, the Aiel War, and finding Rand, taking him back to the Two Rivers. The third prequel novel would have covered what happened just before The Eye of the World begins giving us what Lan and Moiraine were doing before they came, along with Thom and everybody else, and what brought them all to the Two Rivers just in time for Bel Tine. RJ left enough notes for the prequel novels to be completed, but RJ had spent most of his life saying that once he died there would be no more WoT books written. He didn't want people just coming into his world and exploiting it for cash. It wasn't until close to the end that he started to argue that someone HAD to finish AMoL for him in case he didn't survive. And so after Brandon was put on AMoL Brandon stated that he didn't want to do the prequel, or the outrigger, novels because he didn't want to just exploit RJ's world. Harriet finally agreed, and it seems that we will never get them. Which kinda sucks, but is understandable.
  5. I've read the entire series 8 times all the way through as far as I could get at the time. So I've read EotW-WH 8 times, NS and CoT 7, KoD 6, TGS twice, and ToM once.
  6. QFT. Anyone who's read anything by Jordan besides WoT knows he has NO PROBLEM WHAT SO EVER getting VERY GRAPHIC about his sex. He toned it down in this series primarially to get younger readers, probably. Though he did say that the Fallon series was edited to amp up his sex scenes and turn them into Victorian porn, which he wasn't a fan of. Conan also has PLENTY of sex.
  7. Everything by Joe Abercrombie. Start with The First Law trilogy. Also everything by Tad Williams Memory Sorrow and Thorn trilogy, Otherland series, Shadowmarch series. The Chronicles of Dune by Frank Herbert are good. The Dark Tower series by Stephen King is pretty great. There's The Way of Kings of course, but I assume you read it though it's not listed. The Amber Chronicles by Roger Zelazny is good. It's too bad you don't like Malazan. That's at least 3 months worth of awesome material. Oh well.
  8. Pedophilia is defined as the desire for children ages 13 and younger. If anything he's an ephebophile, or a person who is attracted to people in their late teens, 15-19. He's hardly a cradle robber if she's 16. Plus at the start of the story Rand, Mat, and Perrin are all 18, so by the time he meets her he's only 20. That's a four year age difference. And in most older societies (and even a number of current ones) you're considered an adult at 16, which Faile is. So, no Perrin is not a pedophile.
  9. The strangeness isn't very significant because it's already passed (it was due to the Bowl being used), but Elayne's unraveling is still slightly significant since the Seanchan believed it to be an unknown weapon used by the Aes Sedai against them. Because of this strong suspicion Tuon agrees to attack the White Tower in TGS before the Aes Sedai can use it again. This fear will ultimately effect whatever negotiations the Seanchan and Aes Sedai try to have in AMoL.
  10. I loves them both but I have to go with Egwene. The Tower stands.
  11. The Fallon Trilogy is great because of just how well researched it is. It's interesting seeing all these characters and then finding out that they're all real people moving as they did in history. Unfotunately, my biggest complaint about the trilogy was the way it so abruptly ended. The series goes from about 1750-1838 and then just stops mid-story. Almost nothing is wrapped up, and characters are actually moving to converge at the end, but never will because there wasn't a fourth book. I know Jordan always said that he was thinking of maybe writing another one, but was more focused on WoT, but between the way this trilogy ended and the way the Conan series ends without wrapping up it's overall plot, makes me wonder just how OPEN WoT will end.
  12. If you're talking about ToM then no, he's no longer insane. He was genuinely insane, but hasn't been since Veins of Gold. I'm pretty sure Nynaeve checking him in ToM and seeing how his insanity is held back by the veins of gold prove this.
  13. Well the Myrddraal were never meant to be made. The Trollocs made them themselves. There were an unexpected consequence to Aginor, and even he barely understands them. So the light side would have to have someone as good with bio-engineering as Aginor (and there probably weren't many since Aginor was one of the most powerful male Aes Sedai around) to make something akin to the Trollocs for the light side, which I'm not sure would even be possible, and then those things would have to make the opposite of Myrddraal themselves. So it's really a giant gamble that you would ever get something like Myrddraal for good.
  14. Aran'gar likely wants Logain gentled and killed so that he can't sense Aran'gar channeling Saidin. Also if they did so it would put them all in bad standing with Rand and the Black Tower, but likely it's more to protect her cover.
  15. Yeah, Rand just hasn't learned yet how to use Saidin. This continues through TSR until he finally gets Asmodean to teach him. Learning on his own he struggles just like Egwene did back in TEotW. He talks about this again in TSR when Egwene and Elayne come to try and teach him.
  16. Ummmmmmm, if you go back over the books, I think you'll find that the Dark One has nothing at all to say about Rand. Ba'alzamon and Moridin, on the other hand, both gave orders that Rand was not to be harmed. Shaidar Haran's actions, being as he is The Hand of the Dark, would lead us to believe that the Dark One wants Rand dead. Either that or Shaidar Haran is no more the Dark One's willing vassal than Padan Fain is. According to Demandred in Lord of Chaos's Prologue, "The first part of the Great Lord’s message was simple. ‘Let the Lord of Chaos rule.’ His words, exact." The "Let the Lord of Chaos rule" order, from the Dark One himself, meant that the Forsaken were not to kill Rand, but instead sow chaos around him. This order is eventually lifted at the end of TPoD once they discover Rand means to cleanse Saidin with the Choedan Khal.
  17. This thread already exists on the A Memory of Light boards here: My link
  18. I absolutely loved that chapter. It's still one of the highlight's of the series I think. The way RJ put that together and the tension and power of the scene were just incredible, and then to follow it up with Rand reading Moiraine's letter was fantastic. I think at the time I read Chapter 52: Choices I thought she was in Finnland and would come out fairly soon with super powers. I was also afraid she was dead, but the letter to Rand hinted at more to come. Glad you're getting into the series, I love discussing them, that's why I'm here every day. ;)
  19. Was wondering: Were you gonna send me those interviews? o.0 I did, last Thursday. I'll try to send it to you again I guess.
  20. The questions "Robert Jordan's death in 2007 didn't stop the series called "The Wheel of" this: Brandon Sanderson now pens them." Seems pretty simple to me.
  21. I have a 700 page document of every RJ interview, blog post, book signing q&a, and letter he wrote fans about WoT, plus a bunch of the reports from Brandon Sanderson's signings as well. If you want I'll be happy to email it to you. Just DM me your email.
  22. I assume you mean four, and yes I concur. Just buy them off Amazon. No, I mean 3. Orb isn't out in the states yet and won't be until May 22. Sure you could buy it off amazon uk I guess, but you can't get it on American amazon. If you have a Kindle you can also buy them on that as well.
  23. Just buy them off Amazon, they've got all three of them there. I had problems finding RotCG and Stonewielder when I started reading them too, mainly because it was during Border's final months and they didn't get anything in on time, so I just ordered them online. My local Barnes & Nobles now carries all of them. I don't know what you have around you. So I would suggest the old internet to get them.
  24. The battle at Y'Ghatan is just about my favorite battle of the series. The sheer size and scope of it just blows me away, and I love that he does practically the entire battle in one 120 something page chapter forcing you (or at least me) to experience the entire thing before you come to a decent stopping place.
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