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  1. my method doesn't really fit into any of those. I guess you could trace all of the books I read back to Harry Potter. I read that, then went to the bookstore and asked for other great fantasy books which led to Lord of the Rings. I spent a summer in a Lord of the Rings bookclube in which the Belgariad and Malloreon was recommended to me. After that a friend who was reading wot said that if I liked Fantasy longer then a few books like Belgariad and Malloreon I should try wot. So I started wot, but wot was not the end. Because of Wot I have gotten into Brandon Sanderson's books, and through his blog I have gotten into other books, so I guess the chain is never ending.
  2. I'm guessing it's because he is the Dragon Reborn. A general might control the battle and give orders, but that doesn't mean he gave the order for the soldiers to wake up, someone lower done would have.
  3. My optomistic guess is that the first part of it not the entire thing will show up in the backs of Knife of Dream's paperbacks by the beginning of 2009. The paperback copy of Crossroads of Twighlight that I have has the first part of the Kod prolouge in the back. If we are really lucky we might have the entire thing by the end of the year, but that really depends on how fast the revising process goes, because from the sounds of RJ's blog before he passed he was more revising it then writing it. I'm willing to bet that Brandon has a draft of the prolouge on his computer, and his (and harriets) job with the prolouge is to revise it to whatever RJ wanted for it.
  4. We do also have to remember that Rand is as powerful as Lews Therin, who was almost certainly the strongest male Aes Sedai (I'm not sexist but didn't Moghedien say something about the males being stronger) which means that Rand is quite possibly the strongest OP weilder ever, even the forsaken are below him. The only Forsaken that could match him is Mordin (even then I think that is more of a Aniken(Rand) Obi-Wan(Mordin) fight in which one is stronger, but one knows way more about what he is doing). I'm almost certain that in AoL Lews Therin killed many Forsaken, and one more though, Forsaken have been reborn by the DO in the wot, so is it possible that the forsaken were brought back by the DO in the AoL
  5. Forgive me if I'm wrong but doesn't the daggers slash incident occur in a Crown of Swords or a Path of Daggers (one of those two, I can't remember which)before Winters Heart where Rand is bonded by the three girls. Regardless I think he survived more because he is a channeler himself. I've always guessed that the reason the warders got those benefits was there exposure to large amounts on the one power, and we know that Channeler's live much longer then the normal person, so my theory is that his being a channeler helped him survive.
  6. On Demandred I have a feeling that he is either in the border lands or the seanchen. After Knife of Dreams with Sermihage messing the with the Seanchen I am now almost sure he is in the borderlands waiting for rand to come up and prepare to fight the Last Battle and try and earn favor with the DO by taking out Rand before the battle even starts.
  7. Here are all of the ripoff's I found leebarr Star Wars: Young Farmer (Eragon, Luke) lives with Uncle, the Empire as it is commonly reffered to comes and kills his remaining family, and the young farmer becomes the first new member of an ancient organization that died out recently when some of it's own members turned evil and overthrew them. The farmer sets off on a journey with a former member of the organization who has been in hiding for several years to watch over the boy. They are trying to find the rebels and after the old member of the organization dies, primarily defending the young boy, the boy reaches the rebels and they fight the empire in a massive battle in which the rebels win, and the farmer performs a seemingly impossible task (killing a shade, shooting lasers in through a small hole). Part 2 involves the young farmer going to recieve higher training from a member of the ancient order that is even more powerful then the member he travelled with in the first book, the stronger member also trained the member the farmer travelled with in the first part. That plot could fit to both Star Wars 4 and 5, and Eragon and Eldest. LOTR:Overall Fantasy landscape, Epic Quest. Here are some names from a anti-Eragon site, check it out if your anti-Eragon http://wings-immortal.net/aryas-eyebrows/'>http://wings-immortal.net/aryas-eyebrows/ -Eragon (Aragorn) -Arya (Arwen) -Elessari (Elessar) -Valinor (Valinor) -Beor (Beorn) -The Lonely Mountain (The Lonely Mountain) -Melian (Melian) -Morgothal (Morgoth) -Isenstar (Isengard) -Imiladris (Imladris) -Hadarac Desert (Harad Desert) -Mithrim (mithril) -Eridor (Eriador) -Angrenost (Angrenost) -Furnost (Fornost) -The Grey Folk (The Grey Folk) -The concept that Elves are very beautiful, tall, and have hyper-keen senses, and extraordinary voices -The idea that Elves are closely linked with nature; houses in trees -The details of the Dwarfish religion -The idea that Dwarves and Elves feud -The concept that Elves came from “over the sea” -The concept of Elvish immortality, except in cases of heart break and mortal wounds -The concept of Elf-Human relationships (and the length to which one must go to achieve it) -The concept that Dwarves are a rough, gruff, rock-loving race with great skill in gem and stone crafting -The concept that elves do not sleep, but merely dream -The God-blessèd map that is practically a replica -Love interest between Man (Eragon/Aragorn) and Elf (Arya/Arwen) and the great lengths required to fulfil it WOT:(Also from Anti-Eragon site http://wings-immortal.net/aryas-eyebrows/) -Both have old men who seem at first to be old storytellers(Brom/Thom), but then turn out to amazingly important in the history of the story and help and tutor the main character as they travel together. -Both have dark, scary bad guys (Ra'zac/Myrddraal) who always wear black capes and are difficult to kill.* -In Wheel of Time another name for Myrddraal is Shade, when at war each Shade/Myrddraal is placed in charge of a few hundred Urgals/Trollocs and if the Shade/Myrddraal is killed the Urgals/Trollocs are much easier to kill. The Shades/Myrddraal are the biggest, most frightening characters.* -Both have flying beasts that kill people (Lethrblaka/Draghkar) -Both feature big grunting killing machines with horns, who wander in tribes tribes when not under someone's command and kill people (Urgals/Trollocs). *the Ra'zac seem to have received the description of the Myrddraal, but the Shades-Main character (Eragon/Rand) was not raised by his own father, and wants to know about his real parents, but as soon as he finds out he decides that the man who raised him is really the one he wants to consider his father. -Main character (Eragon/Rand) leaves his remote village where everybody knows everybody and nobody really knows where he went or what he is destined to become. -Main character's mentor who originally took him from the village (Brom/Moiraine) dies just as he was beginning to trust him/her. -Main character carries a larger than average bow that is common in remote village. People from everywhere else are amazed at how big it is and how strong he must be to wield it. -Main character learns how to use a sword in a very short amount of time and is soon one of the best swordsmen in the world. -Seventeen-year-old girl (Nasuada/Egwene) gets placed in a high position (Leader of Varden/Amyrlin) by a council trying to use her as a puppet, but character of high position (Eragon/Gareth Bryne) helps her out by swearing fealty to her, not to the council or cause. With this edge she is able to take control of the council and they grudgingly begin to respect her. -Supporting male character, Roran/Perrin, the MC's childhood friend that he grew up with, saves his village from bad guys and becomes their leader, totally changing the way those people live. -Supporting male character (see above) loses his house and family because of the main character. -Supporting male character's girl (Katrina/Faile) gets kidnapped and carried off. He (Roran/Perrin) gets an obsessive I'll-kill-anything-that-gets-between-me-and-her personality. He drags lots of his devoted villagers after him in an attempt to rescue her. He has to travel in pursuit for weeks before he even knows for sure if she is alive. -Supporting male character gives up his main weapon in favor of a blacksmith's hammer. have the same name and the same personality -In both, Magic can be contained in objects to be used later. -The Dragon/Rider bond is kind of like the Aes Sedai/Warder bond. They can give each other strength, they can sense each other's emotions, and if one dies something drastic happens to the other one -The term "dancing through the forms" is used to describe sword fighting. -Main guy finds out that he is related to some one else (Murtagh/Galad) through his mother, who was amazingly beautiful, who disappeared, and who no one knew much about. -Elves/Ogier can "sing" objects from wood. Sorry it got a little long, but there is a lot of stealing going on.
  8. I find Eragon to be a complete ripoff of Star Wars, LOTR, and WOT, in one single book. Christopher Paolini is making money off of other peoples ideas, all mashed up. You could argue that dragon riders are not in any of those, but they were a huge part of Dragonriders of Pern, which leads to all of the smaller ideas he ripped off from other books.
  9. I had to vote for Egwene, but Elayne is just as bad in my opinion. On Egwene she is upcessed with making every female who has ever touched the one power bow and grovel before her. She has no respect that Rand is carrying the wight of the world upon his shoulders ( and mat and Perrin have huge responsibilites that they constantly get no respect for). Elayne has the same issure with the three boys as Egwene (except she happens to have an odd love/hate relationship with one of them) and she is arrogant, whining about her throne for a few books. Despair I agree with you about Mat and Perrin, but I think Rand has a huge responsibility, and is slowly going mad ( as well as going blind, and getting his left hand blown off) I don't think any of us would be doing much better In Rand's situation.
  10. I got started on the books in early January and read the first two books over two months (Jan. and Feb.) Then I read a book every week, to week and a half until I was finished (around mid May). Towards the end I was sitting in bed every night and reading by lamp for 3 or so hours every night. Ironically aside from New Spring I read the Shadow Rising the fastest even though it is if I remember correctly the longest, but two eight hour car rides in a week helped. New Spring was easy and only took me two and a half days. I envy you Bob T. Dwarf.
  11. Bela easily survives the last battle and begins training for the Kentucky derby
  12. Good news. I'm waiting to start A song of ice and fire, because I don't want to sit waiting for the next book. I might have the will power to wait to start reading a little longer.
  13. bearit

    inheritance trilogy

    sorry in advance if I seem heated but I feel pretty strong about the inheritance trilogy. I think it is a lame rip off of Tolkien and Star Wars and the only talent it demonstrates in Christopher Paolini is his ability to copy other works and the ability to use a thesarus to find the biggest overblown word to describe everything. I am disgusted with the inheritance trilogy.
  14. My theory is that the boys (I'm guessing there will be something like two boys and two girls) will have the dragons on both forearms even though they have not gone to Rhuidean. I don't know about the girls, probably the invisible mark that the Wise Ones (I remember something about how the females didn't need a visible mark like the males.)
  15. Luckers I don't want any books that don't have the beggining middle and ending plotted out by RJ. I in no way want any WOT books that are using material completely invented by a new author. I was only suggesting that if their are notes that clearly detail what RJ wanted to happen in the two prequals or the outrigger novels I would like to see them finished. I don't want anyone to just write what they think would happen. If there are insufficient notes I don't want to see them published.
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