Prologue Through to the End of the Epilogue--Full Book Discussion. in Wheel of Time Books Posted January 9, 2013 · Edited January 9, 2013 by Terez Re: Verin being tied to the horn. Yes, Verin's role was amazing and she did bring down nearly the entire BA, or at least outed it so they couldn't manipulate behind the scenes anymore. I am not belittling any of that. But she was BA for 70 years.... I have a hard time seeing how she could have been considered a hero of the horn, after a life like that, whatever her motives. Hawkwing was under the influence of Ishamael during crucial years of his life. Farstrider was under Compulsion for almost half his life, and hinted he'd done some dark deeds. The Dragon soul has turned to the Shadow before. All heroes. They don't always live virtuous lives.