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  1. I always assumed that she saw Galad as so totally different to herself and Gawyn that she didnt want to be associated with him in that way. Remember at school when you didnt want to admit being related to an embarrassing sibling? I also think that perhaps it is somewhat a case of he is so righteous, everyone loves him, Morgase thinks he's a great example, and the only way a (teenage) Elayne can put him in his place is to point out that he's not, actually, her brother or Morgase's son. I think it's a reasonably normal thing for step-siblings to sometimes dispute their relationship and
  2. The most notorious prophecy states for Rand that 'To Live, You Must Die'. We assume this is his death, along with the 'his blood on the slopes of dragonmount' (if anyone can post the prophecy itself that's be great because I can't remember it all and dont have the books with me). Any chance he's already had his 'death' in the kind of rebirth that he had on Dragonmount in ToM?
  3. ToM Spoilers... hope this is ok not been on the forum for a while! Well, it's all personal interpretation at this stage, isnt it? It was from a prophecy like so many things 'Give up half the light of the world to save the world'. The obvious assumption is that as he sacrificed his eye in order to allow them to release Moiraine, that she is somehow going to have a major impact on the outcome of the Last Battle - that having her there will 'save the world'. However, I'm not so sure. I personally think this is one of those prophecies that could mean any number of things. I'll explai
  4. I voted that I like them and am in a relationship. I wouldnt particularly say they're my favourite couple - Rand and Min probably win that one, but I do like them. I think how you're brought up has a lot to do with it and it's exactly the same with my other half and me. We're both only children but whereas I was brought up in a close knit family where we saw my grandparents every week and had family outings (my parents are both only children also so I have a small family), he was brought up in a family which is actually massive, but still after 8 years together I havent met 95% of it. His pare
  5. Personally I think Mat's probably the most chivalrous guy we've met, just about. He grunts and grumbles about having to rescue women, but he does it, again and again.
  6. I also think that the 3 ta'veren will be the 'one', but also don't think we're going to get one person out of it - at least I hope not, I couldnt read the Elayne/Min/Aviendha/Tuon/Faile fight chapter I'm afraid. However, what we do know is that they are all losing something of themselves. Rand's mobility with a physical weapon is impaired, Mat has only one eye, and Perrin is part wolf (mentally). It's a bit like the three monkeys - Hear All, See All and (as we say in Yorkshire) Say Nowt. They also have other traits that the others dont necessarily possess. Mat is a good general (more
  7. I think some complainants get far too worked up about things that really aren't very important. And by that, I'm NOT saying that sexism isnt important - I'm saying that in my opinion, what we see in the books isnt what I would define as 'sexism'. Sexism is the discrimination of a person on the basis of their gender, and that's not what we see. We see the women clucking their tongues and rolling their eyes because the men have been all brutish or rash, or we see the men clucking their tongues and rolling their eyes because the women are fretting over something or giving out orders. That's
  8. I may be completely wrong here but I just had a bit of a thought. There is the prophecy about 'the three become one' and we've always assumed it's Rand/Moridin/LewsTherin. It probably still is and I'm not so precious about my theory to be shot down in flames, but... What if the 3 are Rand, Mat and Perrin? Rand has one hand, Mat... not sure how much I'm allowed to say in this forum. They can already 'see' each other when they think about them - surely that's got to be the equivalent of a live telephone link during battle? Of course there are several suggestions that this is way off teh
  9. I'm reading tEotW again, for the 5th time, now. As the original poster said, you don't really notice things the first time around, or maybe even the second, and I'm slightly concerned that even now i'm only 'noticing' things because I've read other people's opinions on here and have them cemented as 'fact' in my head which of course isnt necessarily the case. However, without getting drawn into the 'when did Rand first channel' debate (for what it's worth, i think it was rejuvenating Bela) I'd like to offer my comment on the original issue - loss of 'spectacular' events with the power.
  10. Hello, I'm not sure if i count, really. I was a regular on the forums until about 2 years ago, when BS began writing, and then because I didnt want to read any spoilers before I'd read the books and also, I couldnt remember a lot of what had gone before in terms of minutiae of detail, I stopped coming on. I've now 'caught up' as it were, and have started reading the books again from the beginning, for the 5th time. So I may be around, although I need to refresh my memory of people and places before I can comment on too many posts as i've been away too long! Sarah
  11. And Rand is also bonded to 3 channellers - Elayne, Aviendha and Alanna. Technically Elayne is a '3' as she's carrying twins but i think that's stretching it a bit...
  12. Yes, us. *rings Ishamael* S'up chief. Im in. A traitor in the midst!!! ;) ;D :P
  13. Ah yeah I remember it... that's the scene where Sammael told Carridin he was sending 'help' which turned out to be the Gholam, isnt it? Yes I think she got caught - I seem to remember a big house with a cellar and torturing implements.
  14. Rand has 3 women, there were 3 boys from Emond's Field, Rand is caught up in a triangle with Lews Therin and Moridin, there are '3' sides at present - Us, the Seanchan and the Dark, and in minor detail, Elaida had a triptych on her wall of the Dragon (I believe)... Does '3' have a significance?
  15. I dont have the book with me obviously, but I'm sure I remember something in the chapter that mentions him being able to smell death and destruction, which suggests that Nynaeve did know about his talent. I could be completely wrong of course :)
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