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    Interested in reading/discussing/writing about fantasy and science fiction books. I rate and review all things fantasy and science fiction on my website - ATG Reviews. http://atg-reviews.com/
  1. I would say Elayne. I really don't have a reason for this, she just seemed like she would be the most attractive. Moiraine and Egwene might be up there too.
  2. If I had to pick a favorite book from 7-10 it would definitely be Winter's Heart, which is mostly due to its ending. It also answers some questions that people had been waiting for a long time like what did Rand al’Thor learn from the Aelfinn, and who is the Daughter of the Nine Moons? Books 1 - 6 are generally speaking the best chunk from the series.
  3. I read it in about 31/2 months, starting at the end of February right after AMOL came out, and finishing it in early/mid May.
  4. I just finished Divergent, the last two pages of that book were atrocious. The rest of it was alright ... alright being a stretch. . One book I couldn't finish all the way was Last of the Mohicans.
  5. I finished the Malazan series late in 2013. I read all of the books back to back, it's a lot different from your typical fantasy book, and they're pretty challenging. I liked the first half of the series a lot better than the second half, I was hoping for a stronger ending. But to this day Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice, and Midnight Tides are still 3 of my favorite books from a fantasy series.
  6. I don't know if I would have liked to have seen any of the major characters from Wheel of Time ... they were thoroughly covered. I would have liked to have seen spinoffs with the Seanchan. They had a morally complicated culture and they weren't as well developed as the Aiel. Jordan never even took the readers to their continent, so there seems to be a lot of potential there. Artur Hawkwing's life story might make an interesting novella, I would have liked to have read more about that.
  7. Dangerous Women is a compilation of short stories and novellas put together by editor Gardner Dozois and George R.R. Martin. Each author selected is renowned for their work in genre fiction, and each of these authors was tasked with writing a short story that tackles the theme of dangerous women. In our review each short story is given a brief synopsis, analysis, and score. The final score you see at the top of the review is an aggregate of all 21 short stories. Some Desparado – By Joe AbercrombieSynopsis: Shy is a fugitive bank robber and she’s just been betrayed by her three friends w
  8. Thanks for sharing this. This is a beautiful story even though your father hasn't been able to finish WoT. I honestly envy the relationship you had, I've never been able to share my interest in stories, books, movies, art etc. with my family because they dislike fantasy and stories like the Wheel of Time. I see a lot of bonding between families over these books, especially on this forum, and it's great that you were able to share what you could with your father. It's also great to hear you will pass the tradition of reading these books to your children, too.
  9. Hello and welcome to Dragonmount. That's a great story. I wish I had read the books when I was younger, but I only started reading them once I was an adult. I never got to grow up with the books, but I still really enjoyed them.
  10. The Whitecloaks are the closest thing the Wheel of Time has to organized religion. This series has a lot of roots in Eastern theologies - reincarnation, etc. - but it never introduces an organized religion. This is a great change of pace from most epic fantasy stories, and is one of the more unique aspects about this series.
  11. Jordan's treatment of gender is probably the single biggest recurring flaw in the series. Despite this flaw and others, I really enjoyed reading all of these books. You can read them really quick (most of them at least) and they're a lot of fun. I actually found the descriptions immersed me in the world more. Yeah there are a lot of them, at times it can be a bit much, but I've found that's just a big part of the epic fantasy genre. Jordan created one of the most detailed and vibrant fantasy worlds out there.
  12. Hello NewJeffCT welcome to Dragonmount. I read the Wheel of Time for the first time this year. I decided to wait until all the books were published before I began the series, I didn't want to get stuck waiting... much like I'm stuck waiting for the next Song of Ice and Fire book.
  13. Hello Abaddon, welcome to Dragonmount. It's great to see you've had such a long relationship with the series. I hope you're family enjoys the books as much as you did.
  14. I recently decided to make a list ordering my least favorite WoT book to my favorite, and I posted this on my website. I wanted to see where everyone else decided to rank the Wheel of Time books. If you don't want to rank all of them, then you can put down your favorite and least favorite book from the series. Here is the short version of my ranking 14. Crossroads of Twilight 13. The Path of Daggers 12. Towers of Midnight 11. A Crown of Swords 10. A Knife of Dreams 9. Winter's Heart 8. The Dragon Reborn 7. The Gathering Storm 6. Lord of Chaos 5. The Eye of the World 4. T
  15. I don't think Aviendha's vision will come true. Not fully, at least. I think the ter'angreal at Rhuidean shows a possible future, or maybe the most likely future at that moment, but I think it can be changed quite easily. I mean, Rhuarc was alive in the vision, but we know that he died at the end of aMoL. And if I remember correctly, the Aiel fought against the Seanchan in the first place because they wouldn't give back their Wise Ones, but Egwene and Fortuona made a deal that the Seanchan could keep all the channelers they had now. (If the deal survived Egwene's death) I hope you're righ
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