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Atheose

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  1. The huge, army-sized gateway opening to reveal the Sharans. Amazing.
  2. I agree with Brandon that the BT sequence would have worked better in ToM. I also appreciate that he's willing to discuss these things with fans and admit mistakes, but finding out how badly everything was planned is depressing. Deadlines should not have decided where the BT sequence ended up. Unfortunately it's a lose-lose for them. If they slow down and take the time to do it right, people get upset that the release date gets changed.
  3. I thought so. I'm all for having gay characters in books, but the way it was done, both times as a minor aside ("Besides, he prefers men.") was kind of pointless.
  4. This is pretty much spot-on. Awesome first 3 books, then Feast for Crows is terrible and goes in a direction nobody cares about, then he starts getting back on track with Dance of Dragons. Thankfully having HBO catching up to him should light a fire under him to finish the last two books quickly.
  5. I seems obvious to me that she was abducted. I'm a little fuzzy but didn't it say that Cadsuane and the others thought Alanna left immediately but they didn't feel anything (like a gateway). Seems pretty plausible that Moridin or one of his male channeler lackeys could have scooped her up pretty easily. It was a cliffhanger and it did pay off for me. She was abducted by Moridin to be used against Rand at the very end.... re: Lanfear -- looks like she wanted to be the one to step in at the last second and save the day for the Shadow. I think those thoughts are Perrin's but they seem
  6. Jordan himself said (many, many times) that he didn't want to reveal everything because he wanted people to discuss and speculate long after the books were released. Hell, he wasn't even going to release definitive information on Asmodean's killer either.
  7. Of course Brandon wrote it, my point is that I don't believe Brandon decided "Hey I'm going to have LAN fight Demandred and kill him with Sheath The Sword". Unless you have a source that I'm missing. I know that most of this is just speculation by all of us until we get specific quotes from Brandon. I just think people are using Brandon as a scapegoat for some events in the final book that they dislike, which I think were probably decided by RJ. There is a source out there confirming from Brandon's own mouth that he thought up the Lan vs Demandred scene. I dont know where to find it
  8. Of course Brandon wrote it, my point is that I don't believe Brandon decided "Hey I'm going to have LAN fight Demandred and kill him with Sheath The Sword". Unless you have a source that I'm missing. I know that most of this is just speculation by all of us until we get specific quotes from Brandon. I just think people are using Brandon as a scapegoat for some events in the final book that they dislike, which I think were probably decided by RJ. There is a source out there confirming from Brandon's own mouth that he thought up the Lan vs Demandred scene. I dont know where to find it
  9. Of course Brandon wrote it, my point is that I don't believe Brandon decided "Hey I'm going to have LAN fight Demandred and kill him with Sheath The Sword". Unless you have a source that I'm missing. I know that most of this is just speculation by all of us until we get specific quotes from Brandon. I just think people are using Brandon as a scapegoat for some events in the final book that they dislike, which I think were probably decided by RJ. I'm largely positive about what Brandon has done. RJ may have left a note on that scene with Lan, but to be honest, from things that have be
  10. Of course Brandon wrote it, my point is that I don't believe Brandon decided "Hey I'm going to have LAN fight Demandred and kill him with Sheath The Sword". Unless you have a source that I'm missing. I know that most of this is just speculation by all of us until we get specific quotes from Brandon. I just think people are using Brandon as a scapegoat for some events in the final book that they dislike, which I think were probably decided by RJ.
  11. On the contrary we know for fact that isn't true. The notes were far less robust than originally thought. For instance in many places it would be "character a starts here and ends here" and Brandon would have to make up everything in between. It is no where near as detailed as you claim above. Brandon has stated he had to create well over 50% of the material from scratch with almost no guidance.Isnt that what he just did? That was far from robust... That is saying starts here, ends here in one sentence. How can it be less than that?Wait what? Atheose implied each step was outlined. We know tha
  12. On the contrary we know for fact that isn't true. The notes were far less robust than originally thought. For instance in many places it would be "character a starts here and ends here" and Brandon would have to make up everything in between. It is no where near as detailed as you claim above. Brandon has stated he had to create well over 50% of the material from scratch with almost no guidance.Isnt that what he just did? That was far from robust... That is saying starts here, ends here in one sentence. How can it be less than that?Wait what? Atheose implied each step was outlined. We know tha
  13. How was the ending botched? A lot of people, me included, are quite happy with the ending. Also, I believe that RJ himself wrote the ending, and a large part of the last third or so of aMoL. This is how I feel. RJ had a lot of time to start outlining things before he died. Unless someone has an interview quote that says otherwise, I'm VERY confident that RJ outlined most of the last three books (especially the Last Battle), and Brandon just wrote the words. If you're upset with specific things that happened you should be blaming RJ; if you're upset at the writing and wording, you should
  14. It makes complete sense, especially as a parallel to the DO. The DO has both his own booming voice and Shadar Haran, so logically the creator would have the same.
  15. This is how I feel. Of course there were parts I didn't like, and a few things stuck out as un-Jordan-like, but overall I'm extremely pleased that it was ended so well despite Jordan passing away 6 years ago.
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