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  1. The good: - The series is finished! Feels sad, good, and odd at the same time. No more Wheel of Time books to look forward to. - Olver being rescued by Noal - Mat generaling all over the place. - Sense of excitement and dread in the books. - Graendal being at least a bit clever. - Egwene sacrificing herself. - Gawyn dying. - Tam being a badass! :D The bad: - Neo-Perrin and the endless Slayer fights. Seems just odd to me that he can switch like Slayer can (what is the point of Slayer having two bodies?) - Lanfears plot? I don't really understand why she needed Perrins help to d
  2. I didn't much care for the second chapter, it wasn't as horrible as the stuff we've read from Mat's first POV, but still.. First of all, why have two POVs at all? Let us have a full topic about the Black Tower, there are two things of interest there, why not break up the chapter into exploring those issues. First part: Who is Androl, and what will be his relationship with Pevara. This was kinda done, but it was a bit hamfisted. I agree with Luckers, that it reads as if Androl is a contributing member of Dragonmount. He seemingly knows a lot about everything -- even though it appear
  3. I want to see Elder Haman meet Hartha or one of the Elder Sanchean Gardeners. Find out what the deal they have with the Empress is, why they don't have the longing (or do they?).
  4. I think the oddness in Min's viewing is that Avi has seen the future, and has a chance to change it. If she follows Bair's advice, she already has. That is why Min had the feeling that something would be odd.
  5. Who is to say he didn't look for her? Who is to say that she didn't promise to stay in his tent during the battle (ie. being allowed to be on the campaign, but when you're 9 months pregnant, are you really going to be in the thick of battle?), only for him to come back and not find her? I don't have the books in front of me, but I was under the impression that she died in childbirth, not due to external violence. Thousands died at the Shining Walls, there were several hundred thousand troops in that battle. That is a lot of confusion. Shaiel could have 'escaped' from battle and up the hill
  6. My super wacko theory: I think Nynaeve is going to heal him. In the last battle, Rand will fail spectacularly on his first attemt, and die. All hope seems to be lost. Nynaeve finds him, and having heard that Lan has died in the Gap has nothing left to live for, so she pulls a Marcus-on-Ivonova [babylon 5 reference] weave on Rand killing herself, but making Rand live again to finish the job.
  7. It's Rand, Mat and Perrin. Three becomes one. They already see colors when they think about eachother. Come on, it's all there folks!
  8. There are a few references in the books about regular Aiel going out of the Waste to either hunt Trollocs in the Blight or raid into Shinear and so forth. In war, or specially in battle, people get seperated. I don't see the issue with Janduin seemingly having failed the love of his life, giving up and going with some of the younger kids to seek death in the Blight (though they were more likely going to seek adventure, ji, or what have you).
  9. I also find the passage weirdly written. Who would talk like that? "Dreadbane." "What..?" "Dreadbane." "But.." "Dreadbane."
  10. I much prefer the original Legends version of New Spring edited by Robert Silverberg to the longer stand alone one (which was released in RJs CoT era). The Aiel shouting to a 25 year old Lan was just awkward.
  11. You wouldn't have loved it if you had to wait 2.5 years to read it, then wait almost another three to read the next one. The book might work if you just look at it as chapters in a long series, but as a book in it own self it is sorely lacking. The pacing is terrible, two of the main plots are horribly boring (that is subject to taste though) and at the end of the 800 or so pages almost nothing has happened with regards to the main plot. I don't fault RJ for it as much as his editors, they should have taken a butchering axe to it.
  12. With regards to ignoring a weave vs. ignoring a hammer or an arrow, I am not certain that they are the same. To ignore an hammer, you would have to will the hammer that the other guy is wielding out of existance. That would mean battling the other guys perception of the hammer, which could or could not work. Just getting up a shield to stop the hammer would be easier, and safer, as you cannot ignore the hammerblow once it connects. With a weave or an arrow that has been losend, I think you can will it out of existance, specially if the the caster or shooter is not fixated on having th
  13. I get that after Nynaeve is on her feet and "torturing" Moghedien, that she stops trying to escape, that's the way she is. What I don't get is why she, as one of the most strongest (and certainly most skilled) dreamers would accept the a'dam in the first place, or even try to channel as her first response. They are in T'A'R, she is in her element, and she certainly knows that mere thoughts there can do more than a hundred flows. When she picks apart Birgitte on the previous page she does it seemingly all with her mind. Birgitte looses an arrow on her. It evaporates. Her bow evaporates. Her
  14. It's not like I hate the sequence, as I said earlier I just don't like T'A'R stuff all that much. It seems to be a bit too much of "whatever the plot needs".
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