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  1. My take on it is that RJ was a history buff. The Children of the Light are a loose mix of the Crusader knights and the Inquisition. This is easily seen with the Questioners and and the shock troops in white. For the crusades, a knight had to swear an oath of fealty to uphold the righteous, etc... And centuries later, the Inquisition just killed everyone who didnt agree. Just a good poke a Catholicism. As for the incorporation in the books, he had it as a fallback for another source of evil. The immorality of moral supremecy.
  2. Darth Andrea made me remember one of my favorite (and one of the original) WOT artists. Her art is still awesome 7 years later. http://www.angelfire.com/art/frenchkiss/index.html Check it out.
  3. The whole point of Elaidas palace is just to make us hater her more. That is it.
  4. Oops, lost sight of the category. I still think Elayne and Faile suck.
  5. Sorry to quote you again, but you make very valid points (you really do put some time into your posts). You seem into it, so I will give you a solid response. It is my belief that when he first wrote "Eye of the World", it was a first novel to test the market and see what works. Remember, book 1 could technically be wrapped up by its final chapter. Anyway, that left all the characters wide open after it became a bestseller. Who buys SF and Fantasy books? Especially in the late 80s and early 90s? 90% men. Remember, up to that date, the "Dragonriders of Pern" had been the only success among
  6. Trankand01, I will give you credit for rebutting every snipe I made against each character. I was just being cavalier about each character since they are almost like family members having been re-reading the books since the first hardcover of book 1 came out. You made valid points on all from a female point of view, so I say thanks. I especially loved the quote above. He lost his family, country, Aes Sedai, and now has to hang out with Nyenaeve in the off season. Jeeze, what a knob. Snap out of it. LOL. I too think he and Logain will really shine in the last book. They better!!!!
  7. Blood or no blood, it doesnt matter. After reading 10,000+ pages for the third time without a notepad, I still dont know who is related to who. I do know that Moiraine, Elayne, and Rand are related somehow, but who cares. Rand has the aiel, control of 5 armies, Penn and Tellers magic men outside of Caemlyn. He has every force known to man at his fingertips, yet it slips away. How could this happen? I have realized now that his name is Rand Al'Bush.
  8. In addition to my last reply where I spelled throne as thrown, House Trakand is unimportant as per the reasons given in the beginning of the post. They got that correct. By blood, it is Rand. Can we kill off Elayne now!!!!!
  9. Even if in her stupid, pretty, and arrogant head Elayne believed she united the countries behing her, it was only because of the fear of Rand. The lesser of two evils. Rand held the grip so Elayne could return. No matter what, that thrown was held for her. The nobles were cowed, plotting, and whatever under Rand, but he took care of 90% of the problem. Remember, Morgaise was a runner up queen (due to missing heirs) and an agreement on succession. Dont make me look back in the books, but I think she was only a cousin or something. Elayne's claim was actually no better than others. Sans
  10. Every women character kind of sucks in the books. In some weird way, RJ never could bring himself to create a female character that was loveable. Every woman character was a plotter, self interested, social/power climber, and a bitch. On the other hand, every male character is kind of stupid and has no ambition. For females, look at: Egwene: first real female character introduction. Starts off ignorant as hell, ends up head of the Tower and finishing her education on how to manipulate people. Super Power Freak! Nynaeve: I, like some other folks, hated! hated! her at first.
  11. Ok, mystery solved! Now I can leave this one alone.
  12. Let's bring this topic back!!!! We all know Bela is the hero. We all know Rand is a twig. No discussion!!! Bela will kick Rand, Mat, Perrin, Nynaeve, Egwene and company into the fiery pits of hell to make a nice stew. If she only had hands, she would stir vigorously because Elayne keeps popping up. If horses could talk they would be asses; and thats why they dont talk.
  13. touche! But can we get Nynaeve, Elayne, and Perrin to jump out of a plane? It was made clear that in the time of legends they had some mass transport airborn thingies. If Rand is Lews, it could happen.
  14. So how do we end the books? I am thinking something like this: Although it was the end of an age, it was also a beginning. Rand had almost died during his last battle, but was dragged back to Fal Dara by Nynaeve and Lan. He was healing nicely, but Min, Elayne, and Aviendha decided it was time to test his mettle. After stabbing each other repeatedly, they just gave up and killed Rand too. In another far away place, Perrin would be serving 20 to life for finally killing his wife. Most would cheer. However, he was considered an idiot, and they allowed him to sit by a blacksmiths a
  15. Nynaeve. She is a central character and she still is the most annoying.
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