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Shard

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  1. I just finished a few moments ago. I'm glad that there were surprises, like Demandred who was totally worth the wait. Now THAT is how difficult a Forsaken should be, not like Sammael. I enjoyed the entire last battle chapter, nearly 200 pages! I was right in that the body count was being saved for the end. Was surprised at who lived and died. I'd like an Encyclopedia as well! I'm still in shock that it's done, that we've finally arrived at The End.
  2. Not to mention she never seems to miss any of them. I don't know that she really can trust any of them like she can Nynaeve, Elayne and Suian.
  3. Yeah if Perrin has wolfdreams shouldn't Elyas?
  4. I think "His blood on spilled on Shoyul Ghoul" is Rand's plan. He is going to sacrifice himself to remake the Bore.
  5. I think there is something to this. Min is a lousy avatar of 21st Century feminism, therefore for some readers cannot be an admirable character. I never said I thought she wasn't a strong woman. That is NOT why I dislike her. I just don't think she is particularly useful. I don't think she helped keep Rand human, like many others do, I don't think her visions are useful, and I don't think that she has much to add to the story to date. And being 11 books into what was supposed to be a 10 book series, I think it is a little late to think that anything that happens this late in the game will get me to change my mind. I see why some people think she was "trying" to help Rand retain is humanity, but I just don't think that she actually did. Can someone give me an example of how her presence did this? Did her presence help at Natrim's Barrow? Did she ever convince him to be less hard in one of his decisions? (I am sincerely asking this last question, I don't recall any instance where her presence convinced him he was doing the wrong thing by burying his emotions). I guess I want an actual example of how people think she helped him retain his humanity. Like I said earlier, I see Tam as the hero in that, not Min. KoD Ch 27 "A plain Wooden Box" pg 592 (Hardback)5th paragraph, the whole paragraph. This doesn't actually help me much since I listen to the audiobooks. Can you provide context? That was the part where Semirahge just revealed that Rand is insane and hears Lews Therin in his head. Rand then looks around his ally's to see their reaction and he seems to be tettering on going nuts right there and then until he gets to Min and feels all the love she has for him. "If she(Min) turned away from him, he didn't think he would be able to stand it" Paraphrasing that since I don't have the book. She's been the emotional anchor to keeping him sane and human.
  6. Rand does know he has a brother, he commented internally on the fact, and he should know that Galad is Tigraine's son. I would think he had added 2+2 already.
  7. Isn't making gateways an exhausting procedure as is? Neald and Grady were pushed to practically burning themselves out just doing gateways for a few minutes.
  8. I think there is something to this. Min is a lousy avatar of 21st Century feminism, therefore for some readers cannot be an admirable character. I never said I thought she wasn't a strong woman. That is NOT why I dislike her. I just don't think she is particularly useful. I don't think she helped keep Rand human, like many others do, I don't think her visions are useful, and I don't think that she has much to add to the story to date. And being 11 books into what was supposed to be a 10 book series, I think it is a little late to think that anything that happens this late in the game will get me to change my mind. I see why some people think she was "trying" to help Rand retain is humanity, but I just don't think that she actually did. Can someone give me an example of how her presence did this? Did her presence help at Natrim's Barrow? Did she ever convince him to be less hard in one of his decisions? (I am sincerely asking this last question, I don't recall any instance where her presence convinced him he was doing the wrong thing by burying his emotions). I guess I want an actual example of how people think she helped him retain his humanity. Like I said earlier, I see Tam as the hero in that, not Min. KoD Ch 27 "A plain Wooden Box" pg 592 (Hardback)5th paragraph, the whole paragraph.
  9. In the prologue we see the Borderland outposts being attacked. They didn't seem to be posts anywhere near Tarwin's Gap and if the Shadowspawn are attacking all along the border then what's the point of Tarwin's Gap? Why would any of the Shadowspawn go there if they could just cross over any point of the Border?
  10. Honestly I don't believe there's anything in the series to date that indicates what his reasons may have been. If you've read the later books, you know that he has access to certain sources of information, but he hasn't shared them with us any more than he's deigned to share them with the other Forsaken. Egwene and Nynaeve have numerous run-ins with the Forsaken in the series, and none of them seem to view her as more significant than, say, Romanda does. Nice to see that it's not just the good guys that have poor comminication skills.
  11. Actually I think TSR was balanced for everyone, no one got left out in otherwords as far as page time was concerned. It's one of my favorites for that reason. The pacing was just brilliant of how Jordan can really shine.
  12. Is this the one E-book 11? I love it too. I love the detail in his coat. Yes the Knife of Dreams one is excellent. Again never called him ugly just didn't picture him such a pretty boy. I mean he actually looks prettier then how I imaged Galad to be. The problem maybe I'm having is that vacant look seems more "brainless" then "tramautized". He looks too much like a model posing "sadly". The picture Nae Bliss posted shows him as beatened up as I imagined him. THAT looks like a man with the weight of the world on his shoulders. Also isn't Saidin supposed to make the men look gruffer, tough, worn? Certainly not flawless and pretty like the women.
  13. I do think in general alot of people over analyse things, to the point where they loose all meaning and are reduced to catch phrase cliches. Why would the Creator who has so far been hands off suddenly be leaving behind trinkets for us humans to use? If he did do that, why suddenly stop helping? It is in "his" best interest for his continued existance to keep the DO bottled up. Therefore all the toys and trinkets that Rand and Co are human made no matter how mysterious they are. Yes I indclue the Portal stones in that as well.
  14. There seems to be a big fad about making characters look like Pretty boys. This isn't my Rand that's for sure. Not bad per say just not how I imagined him. Ah but he IS described as good-looking. Nearly all the books has someone calling him, "beautiful", "pretty", "fairly handsome", "a good-looking fellow", or some other such phrase (sometimes by men). Sometimes it's indirectly like when Paden Fain told that one dude to "kill the ugly one" in Winters Heart and he goes after Lan NOT Rand. His looks aren't commented on as much as his brother but if the artist gets that right,they are only following what they are reading. Those eyes have seen too much for that to be a book 1 Rand. This is more of an EOTW Rand: Early Rand Do you have a favorite picture? Of him or anyone else? I like the pictures posted by Xader and Nae Blis. Also the new Ebook art Rand looks really good. I just felt like the artist of the first picture was making him TOO similar to the "pretty boy" image. I didn't say I hated it and they did do a good job it's just not my favorite. Though it is better then the Japanese cover art of Rand that makes him emciated(sp).
  15. There seems to be a big fad about making characters look like Pretty boys. This isn't my Rand that's for sure. Not bad per say just not how I imagined him. Maybe he looked that way when he first left Emond's Field but certainly not now.
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