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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/

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  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 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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. The Great Hunt 3. A Memory of Light 2. The Shadow Rising 1. The Fires of Heaven A more detailed reasoning for these rankings are at my site. http://atg-reviews.com/gold-articles/whats-the-best-wheel-of-time-book/ So everybody rank the Wheel of Time books.
  12. 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 right, I liked the Aiel, I would hate to see them get destroyed.
  13. Hello and welcome to Dragonmount. I agree with you the Seanchan definitely suffered the least in the Last Battle. A lot of damage to the Seanchan seems to have been implied, so the readers never really know what the extent of the damage that was done to their society by the onging civil wars in their home world after the destruction of Seanchan royal family. If Aviendha's return to the Aiel waste and the visions she saw carry any weight though, the Seanchan will be a powerful society in the future.
  14. A lot of the names seem to come from King Arthur legends, especially the main characters - but there are other name sources in this series, too. This site, which I've included some links below, has done a lot of research into the Wheel of Time name origins, which may be of interest to you. Character Names Letter A, click around the site for this one http://13depository.blogspot.com/2002/02/character-names.html Bad guys http://13depository.blogspot.com/2002/03/names-of-shadow.html Places http://13depository.blogspot.com/2001/03/origin-of-place-names.html
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