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  1. @AlexandeRand Well, this is only my opinion about your question: After two years in which you stopped reading, it's very difficult to remember the characters and plot lines in such a complicate series, if it's your first read. You are probably going to have serious trouble in following the plot line of book 9 or 10, if you don't remember much of the previous events. Probably you aren't going to enjoy AT ALL your read of these books and the following ones. And if you read the summaries of the previous books they're only likely to mess the things up for you, condensing such complicated books. I would suggest you, if you now do have time, to simply reread the series from the beginning. I mean, start again with The Eye of the World, and so on, but this time read it consecutively till A Memory of Light (book 14, last book). I recommend also to read New Spring, the prequel, which is very good (and short by WoT standards!) but AFTER book 10 and before book 11 (publication order). Take your time to read the series, you don't have to go fast if you don't want to. But for such a long series I think it's very important to read it without too much interruption. Don't misunderstand me, I do have a real life: I started reading WoT in early 2013 and I needed almost a year (till the end of 2013) to finish the series. But the fact I want to point out is that I read it consecutively. When I finished a book I picked up the next one. Currently I'm planning a reread with other fans (see http://wotrereads.tumblr.com for more info about that) You will REALLY enjoy more the series this way. You need to really understand what's happening in the book you're reading. And it's very, very difficult to understand so ahead in the series if you don't remember the previous events. (You're not likely to remember well some fast-read summaries) And, by the way, if you follow my suggestion you won't need to restart reading WoT from books 9-10, that are, in many people's opinion, the two slowest books of the series (though, except for some slowing, I still think they're good books) Instead, you will start from the early books and you will be reading some of the best books in the series (4-5-6 are the best in the first part of the series IMHO) The Wheel of Time is a VERY valuable fantasy work (the best ever, in my opinion, together with The Lord of The Rings and the Silmarillion, by Tolkien) but it's challenging. You have to accept its huge size. And to enjoy it at its best you have to read it consecutively. The Wheel is demanding but will reward its readers in an incredibly good way. No series will make you as deeply involved with the characters and the plot as WoT. It's definitely worth the time you spend reading it Again, it's only my humble opinion, but I hope you follow my suggestion
  2. Hi! I'm new to the forum. First post that isn't in the "introduce yourself" section. I don't expect my list of sad moments to be complete. I'm just posting the first that occur to me at the moment. - Egwene's death. This was terrible. Egwene is my favorite character (with Rand close second). Anyway, I think the way in which her death is told is meant to be primarily epic and glorious, and only secondarily sad. Or, at least, sadness isn't the main purpose. But, despite this fact, the description succeeds very well in being sad. Anyway, I still can't read these lines without feeling the need to cry. It's also really sad and moving when her soul reaches Rand while he is battling the Dark One, just after she died. She tells him to let go, and let the dead become what they deserve, heroes: And, remember, Egwene's words were decisive to give Rand the strength to defeat the DO. - Verin's death. Besides the sadness of the fact itself, this scene is really written to move the readers, in my opinion. - Perrin finds out that his family has been killed - Siuan and Gareth death - in Towers of Midnight, when Rand asks Tam to forgive him for what he had done in The Gathering Storm, when he was near to get mad. And many others....
  3. Thank you very much! Could you explain me how these groups work?
  4. Hi! I'm new to Dragonmount, but not to the Wheel of Time (I read all the series). I knew this was the greatest WoT site but never signed up till recently. I'm from Italy and my name is Luigi (that's the Italian for Louis). Here is my tumblr (mainly dedicated to WoT ): lord-dragon-reborn.tumblr.com I'm glad to join this community!
  5. Hi! I'm new to Dragonmount, but not to the Wheel of Time (I read all the series). I knew this was the greatest WoT site but never signed up till recently. I'm from Italy and my name is Luigi (that's the Italian for Louis). Here is my tumblr (mainly dedicated to WoT ): lord-dragon-reborn.tumblr.com I'm glad to join this community!
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