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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. Thanks about the Avatar, I thought it was appropriate for this forum. :) Wish I could claim credit for drawing it. *heh* As for the Danny/Drogo, it does look bad but then that's been a hallmark of this series. Give a impression of a character and then change that impression either through character growth or letting us see the other side of the issue. Sure it looks like Drogo just basically bought a brood mare but I think it's fixable. I mean Jaime drops Bran from a window, is having sex with Cersei and we haven't even gotten to the whole Kingslayer part yet. I feel that the impression of Jaime is changed through the course of the books and if they can do that with Jaime (who I felt was the scum of the earth and now not so sure anymore). Then they can fix Drogo. I don't think it will ruin his character or show, he IS an agressive character afterall. I mean what he does to Visery's could be considered breaking his oath. Not that I blame him for doing it.
  3. I created an account to say I agree with everything you said. I LOVED the first episode of the series, except this one part. Drogo's supposed to be gentle with her! They end up having a great relationship! He did seem gentle, he didn't hit her or yell at her. He didn't seem to know how to really communicate with her and didn't understand why she was crying.
  4. I have a question about the Targaryen's and just how good/evil they are. I know this series just about every character has shades of grey and Jaime Lannister seems to be the Snape of this series. (I use Snape because I don't want to have to type "The dude that's sorta evil but not really" over and over again). I have read all four books and it has been awhile since I have read themI think I really need to re-read this series again.
  5. 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.
  6. Yeah if Perrin has wolfdreams shouldn't Elyas?
  7. I think "His blood on spilled on Shoyul Ghoul" is Rand's plan. He is going to sacrifice himself to remake the Bore.
  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. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. I just got it for Christmas so I'll be reading it. :)
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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