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  1. Amazon Prime announced today, via social media, the casting of three actors for The Wheel of Time TV show. Jennifer Preston as Mistress Grinwell Pasha Bocarie as Master Grinwell Izuka Hoyle as Dana There’s already been some debate on who Dana might be. Listed with Mistress and Master Grinwell, logic would say she’s Else Grinwell but with a different name (we already have two major characters with E names—Egwene and Elayne—so this change might be to cause less confusion for TV viewers). There’s also Dena—Thom’s apprentice in The Great Hunt. It seems too early to have her appearing, though. But in the world of cinematic storytelling, who know! Let us know who you think Dana might be in the comments below!
  2. I think the covers were always done as a loose interpretation of what's actually going on (like there's more people in the party of Two Rivers folk than there really were traveling with Moiraine). But for me, this cover has always been amazingly cool! Perhaps the size (or shortness) of Moiraine is emphasized, but that doesn't bother me. Or maybe Mandarb is 25 hands?
  3. It varies how soon books are available for pre-order, but the metallic cover edition will be published in October, so maybe by the end of the summer. We’ll give an announcement when the pre-order is available!
  4. This year, The Eye of the World celebrated its 30th anniversary. To commemorate this special occasion Tor Books is releasing a new hardcover and paperback versions of The Eye of the World as well as a new paperback cover for New Spring. The 30th anniversary The Eye of the World hardcover will be published October 6th, 2020. This amazing cover has metallic binding. It will include a new introduction written by Brandon Sanderson. The Eye of the World’s official birthday was January 15th, 1990, and the Wheel of Time Community Show did celebrate this milestone earlier this year. The new paperback version is the first time The Eye of the World will be released in the trade paperback size. The artwork will feature the original image of Moiraine, Lan, and Rand drawn by Darrell K. Sweet, but in a format similar to the other trade paperbacks in the series. The publication date for this version will be August 4th, 2020. Another first, New Spring, the prequel to the series, will also be released in trade paperback. The cover will feature artwork by Jason Chan, showing the moment Moiraine bonds Lan as her warder. The publication date will be August 18th, 2020. Fans have wanted these two books in trade paperback for some time. With these additions, our bookshelves will be complete! You can watch Ebony go over the details in the latest episode of the Wheel of Time Community Show! So, are you as anxious as I am to get the metallic cover? Let us know in the comments. View full news item
  5. This year, The Eye of the World celebrated its 30th anniversary. To commemorate this special occasion Tor Books is releasing a new hardcover and paperback versions of The Eye of the World as well as a new paperback cover for New Spring. The 30th anniversary The Eye of the World hardcover will be published October 6th, 2020. This amazing cover has a metallic jacket. It will include a new introduction written by Brandon Sanderson. The Eye of the World’s official birthday was January 15th, 1990, and the Wheel of Time Community Show celebrated this milestone earlier this year. The artwork will feature the original image of Moiraine, Lan, and Rand drawn by Darrell K. Sweet, but in a format similar to the other trade paperbacks in the series. The publication date for this version will be August 4th, 2020. The new paperback version is the first time New Spring will be released in the trade paperback size. The cover will feature artwork by Jason Chan, showing the moment Moiraine bonds Lan as her warder. The publication date will be August 18th, 2020. Fans have wanted New Spring in trade paperback for some time. With this addition, our trade paperback bookshelves will be complete! You can watch Ebony go over the details in the latest episode of the Wheel of Time Community Show! And as always, check out our Books section for more info on each book. So, are you as anxious as I am to get the metallic cover? Let us know in the comments.
  6. Welcome back to Community Round-Up, a look at all the happenings within the Wheel of Time fandom and the larger sci-fi/fantasy community. First off TorCon is happening online this week! Tor Books teamed up with Den of Geeks to bring a virtual convention with amazing panels. TorCon kicks off Thursday June 11th with Brandon Sanderson talking about his latest projects! This is a prerecorded event and only available this weekend. You can register for this event here, or see what else TorCon has to offer! Sticking with the Brandon Sanderson theme, you can now take an official quiz to find out which order of Knights Radiant you would be. The Knights Radiant are a group of fighters in the Stormlight Archive series. Each order focuses on different missions, skills and bindings, and they also bond different spren. I tied for Truthwatcher and Windrunner, which sums up my personality perfectly. The Dusty Wheel interviewed Joshua Stolarz, a cartographer, and Joshua shared an amazing drawing of the Two Rivers. You can download Joshua’s map here. I cannot get enough of these sword dances. When thinking about the Amazon Prime show and how some of the sword forms will be shown, I imagine over-the-top stylized fights. Here is a video posted by Stance on Facebook, from Taipei, Taiwan. As always, let’s end with some of the best memes I can find on the internet. While I love Nynaeve's character and her growth throughout the series (and getting over ingrained prejudices), I'm sure the draw One Power was also a factor in her change of view. The evolution of the Aiel (as seen through the flashbacks from the ter'angreal in Rhuidean) is one of my favorite in the series. It's amazing how just a small step each generation can change a whole belief system. While this might seem true on the surface, the Two Rivers folk do have the necessary courage to fight for the Light when it matters! That's all for this edition. Which Order of the Knights Radiant were you? Let us know in the comments!
  7. Welcome back to Community Round-Up, a look at all the happenings within the Wheel of Time fandom and the larger sci-fi/fantasy community. First off TorCon is happening online this week! Tor Books teamed up with Den of Geeks to bring a virtual convention with amazing panels. TorCon kicks off Thursday June 11th with Brandon Sanderson talking about his latest projects! This is a prerecorded event and only available this weekend. You can register for this event here, or see what else TorCon has to offer! Sticking with the Brandon Sanderson theme, you can now take an official quiz to find out which order of Knights Radiant you would be. The Knights Radiant are a group of fighters in the Stormlight Archive series. Each order focuses on different missions, skills and bindings, and they also bond different spren. I tied for Truthwatcher and Windrunner, which sums up my personality perfectly. The Dusty Wheel interviewed Joshua Stolarz, a cartographer, and Joshua shared an amazing drawing of the Two Rivers. You can download Joshua’s map here. I cannot get enough of these sword dances. When thinking about the Amazon Prime show and how some of the sword forms will be shown, I imagine over-the-top stylized fights. Here is a video posted by Stance on Facebook, from Taipei, Taiwan. As always, let’s end with some of the best memes I can find on the internet. While I love Nynaeve's character and her growth throughout the series (and getting over ingrained prejudices), I'm sure the draw One Power was also a factor in her change of view. The evolution of the Aiel (as seen through the flashbacks from the ter'angreal in Rhuidean) is one of my favorite in the series. It's amazing how just a small step each generation can change a whole belief system. While this might seem true on the surface, the Two Rivers folk do have the necessary courage to fight for the Light when it matters! That's all for this edition. Which Order of the Knights Radiant were you? Let us know in the comments! View full news item
  8. @Dice since they still have more covers to complete, I'm sure Mah'alleinir will be featured! @ElleKayEm here's a like to the French website for the first book in the series, but I didn't see anything that jumped out that looked like a cover designer. https://www.bragelonne.fr/catalogue/9791028102586-loeil-du-monde-premiere-partie/
  9. Mashi, Head of the White Ajah. I'm so sad by everything and I'm crying all the time. The world's current struggles are so overwhelming and my own emotional state is so unstable. I escape to Animal Crossing, but I'm not sure that's a healthy response to this....
  10. Yay, I'm so glad the Blues are having a Pride celebration! I will definitely join in! One of my favorite series is the Whyborne and Griffin series written by Jordan L Hawk (a trans man). Hawk's series is about a gay scholar who falls in love with a bisexual detective and they solve crimes in Widdershins--a very creepy city. The whole series is 11 books long (as well as a few novellas and spin offs, one following Whyborne's sister who falls in love with his secretary). They're fantastically written and I love the mix of magic and romance!
  11. I know when I stopped eating process foods for about three months, I felt the best I ever have in my whole life. And I've been a vegetarian for about a year and a half. I'll check it out, Rhea!
  12. Liitha sent me the correct response! But don't worry; if you still want to try, PM me!
  13. Gil Glabbers has lived on the coast of Guernsey, in the English Channel, for more than a decade. In that time he's found a number of difference "messages in a bottle" washed up on his beach. Using only the clues below, match each bottle to its author, place of origin and the year in which it was written, and determine the year in which Gil discovered each one. PM me with your answers!
  14. The perks of being a teacher means two months off over the summer! LOL Actually I'm going to teach summer school for two weeks this month, so I'm not entirely "on vacation." Sometimes it is nice when things are quiet, and sometimes it's nice when there's noise. Balance is the key. Hahaha
  15. Pride is a time for LGBTQ+ people and allies to celebrate. June 28th marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York. The Library of Congress states: With our country in such turmoil, all Pride events have been canceled or moved to an online format. GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Deformation) has a master list of online events here! Visibility of LGBTQ+ people is the focus of Pride. There is a great diversity in our world, and people have a right to be different without being afraid. Let's celebrate our differences and not let hate stand in our way! Personally, I am bisexual. Though it seems that since I'm in a heterosexual relationship and married that people will assume I'm straight. This is not always the case. We shouldn't ever assume anything about a person's sexuality or identity. I am also a published author with several LGBTQ+ novels. I love the idea that love wins, and when I write stories featuring LGBTQ+ characters, I always want a happy ending. So come celebrate Pride with me! Anyone is able to join in this discussion. But this is a time to stress if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.
  16. I think @Gentled Ben is around, but like most of us Whites, we kinda just lurk! LOL. I'm currently on summer break, so I have a lot more free time right now. Yay! So, I'll try to keep on top of things here in the White Ajah's quarters. ❤️
  17. My husband is currently reading Dianetics by L Ron Hubbard and I'm kinda tempted to read it after he's done. This is a kinda funny story... while visiting LA for the TCM Film Festival last year, the Scientology temple is right next to one of the theaters. We stopped in to check it out and they showed us a movie about how L Ron Hubbard wrote Dianetics. While I do not agree with Scientology philosophy--I identify as an atheist--the book Dianetics did sound interesting. I'm intrigued by mental health, since I have my own mental health issues and have been seeing a therapist for the past two years, and I'd love to look at different ways on how the brain processes information, feelings, memories, etc. So, since non-fiction is difficult for me to read, we'll see if I can actually get to it.
  18. So pretty! We'll get the logic puzzles going again so you can still hang out with us!
  19. Just a quick update! My healing is going pretty well, still. My left breast is almost completely sealed up--there's maybe a half inch opening. The right breast has a slightly larger opening. It's probably about two inches still. The wounds aren't gaping. It's more like when you have a cut on your finger and there's a bit of discharge still. I don't know all the technical names for what it is, but it's still leaky. I wanted to go swimming since it's so hot out now, but I can't yet because the wounds aren't sealed. Oh on a good note I'm finally healed up enough that I can go without my bra a bit! Usually after I shower I lay in bed without a bra for an hour or so! It's lovely! I have another appointment with my doctor next Wednesday, so we'll see how it goes this time.
  20. I LOVE this! I want more than anything to have a cute, white fairy dress like this!
  21. Les éditions Bragelonne, the publisher of the French versions of the Wheel of Time series, is re-releasing each of the novels with a new cover. Even for those of us who aren’t able to read French, this publication still gives us something to gawk over. These new covers are amazing! You can watch the latest episode of The Wheel of Time Community Show to hear more about these covers, and you can check out the images below! Clearly an image of Tam’s heron marked sword. The detail on the hilts shows how Rand could be branded by it when Ba’alzamon heats it in the The Great Hunt. Also, the Serpent spinning the Wheel seems a lot fiercer. A seal to the Dark One’s prison, already broken. Mat’s ruby dagger retrieved from Shadar Logoth. I love the snakes on the hilt. An interesting interpretation of the Horn of Valere, complete with Old Tongue script along the edge. The Dragon Banner. Callandor. I really love how crystallized it is. Most renditions of Callandor are smoother and not nearly as detailed. An Aiel spear and buckler. And maybe a shoufa wrapped around it. But what is it balanced on? The design at the top looks like a Seanchan helmet. Perrin’s axe. Mat’s ashandarei. I love it! The ravens are amazing. A Cairhienin helmet. Note the sunbursts, which could stand for the Rising Sun of Cairhien, also featured on their flag. The flag for Tar Valon and the White Tower. A trolloc helmet. Quite horrifying. A marriage knife worn by women in Ebou Dar. The white stones indicate four female children, and the red stone in the center indicated one male child. Possibly Tylin’s, since she does have one male son, and it doesn’t state how many others she had. The Laurel Crown of Illian, also called the Crown of Swords. These covers are amazing to look at. It’s wonderful to get new perspective on anything within the series, especially when it’s official. Each novel within the Wheel of Time will be split into two novels, making a total of 28 when completed. Books one through ten are available now, with eleven and twelve available August 12th, and thirteen and fourteen available November 18th. View full news item
  22. Les éditions Bragelonne, the publisher of the French versions of the Wheel of Time series, is re-releasing each of the novels with a new cover. Even for those of us who aren’t able to read French, this publication still gives us something to gawk over. These new covers are amazing! You can watch the latest episode of The Wheel of Time Community Show to hear more about these covers, and you can check out the images below! Clearly an image of Tam’s heron marked sword. The detail on the hilts shows how Rand could be branded by it when Ba’alzamon heats it in the The Great Hunt. Also, the Serpent spinning the Wheel seems a lot fiercer. A seal to the Dark One’s prison, already broken. Mat’s ruby dagger retrieved from Shadar Logoth. I love the snakes on the hilt. An interesting interpretation of the Horn of Valere, complete with Old Tongue script along the edge. The Dragon Banner. Callandor. I really love how crystallized it is. Most renditions of Callandor are smoother and not nearly as detailed. An Aiel spear and buckler. And maybe a shoufa wrapped around it. But what is it balanced on? The design at the top looks like a Seanchan helmet. Perrin’s axe. Mat’s ashandarei. I love it! The ravens are amazing. A Cairhienin helmet. Note the sunbursts, which could stand for the Rising Sun of Cairhien, also featured on their flag. The flag for Tar Valon and the White Tower. A trolloc helmet. Quite horrifying. A marriage knife worn by women in Ebou Dar. The white stones indicate four female children, and the red stone in the center indicated one male child. Possibly Tylin’s, since she does have one male son, and it doesn’t state how many others she had. The Laurel Crown of Illian, also called the Crown of Swords. These covers are amazing to look at. It’s wonderful to get new perspective on anything within the series, especially when it’s official. Each novel within the Wheel of Time will be split into two novels, making a total of 28 when completed. Books one through ten are available now, with eleven and twelve available August 12th, and thirteen and fourteen available November 18th.
  23. As we've been going through a lot of repeat series, we did get a few new ones in this past week. Marathon Man (1976). This one stars Dustin Hoffman and Roy Scheider. Scheider is a government official dealing with some not-so-pleasant foreign people--in this case, a former Nazi who wants to smuggle diamonds stolen from Jews out of New York. Hoffman is Scheider's younger brother who gets caught up in the heist. This was an okay film. Intense and a bit gritty. Not typically my thing. SPOILERS: In once scene where the bad guy is trying to figure out how much his diamonds are worth, he's recognized by a few older Jewish shoppers. I really, really wanted a swarm of ordinary people to bring the Nazi's downfall, but alas, Dustin Hoffman had to be the one to save the day. The Vast of Night (2019). This one was a Amazon original. In the 1950s, a small town is plagued by mysterious noises over the radio frequencies. Fay, a sixteen year old who works nights as a switchboard operator, and Everett, a young radio DJ, team up to try to solve the mystery. The opening sequence was one of the best scenes I've seen in film in a long time. Fay is obviously smitten with Everett and she bought a tape recorder and asks Everett to show her how it works. The first 8-10 minutes of the movie is them walking from the high school gymnasium where the first game of the basketball season is about to kick off, to the phone company where Fay works nights. They stop and do impromptu interviews with a few people they know, and Everett encourages Fay to tell about all the latest scientific discoveries she knows about. It was so precious and I loved everything about this opening! The movie itself was really well done. A nice mix of suspense and mystery. The Invisible Man (2020). I really liked this film. The opening was hard to get through emotionally because, although it doesn't say right out that Cecilia (played by Elisabeth Moss) is in an abusive relationship, the care and preparation she has to take to get out of the house shows it. My heart was so hurt by thinking how this is a normal occurrence for so many women around the world. So, so terrible. The rest was easier to watch. The physiological torment she still goes through was still horrible, but the satisfying ending made it less cringy. She was an interesting character to watch and I loved how strong she was. On a not-new note, we watched Batman (1989) with Michael Keaton last night. Oh wow, it was so funny to see this film again. Superhero moves have really evolved!
  24. Such delicious offerings! Thanks Cairos! I'm currently in need of something sweet. Can't seem to get enough sugar since quarantine began.
  25. TarValon.net’s annual Robert Jordan Memorial Scholarship is now accepting applications: This year’s topic is: How do you plan to use your education in a way that exemplifies being a Servant of All? If you're interested in combining your academic studies and your love of The Wheel of Time, make sure you submit your applications before June 5th!
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