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  1. Thanks, Cosmic Champion. If you want to read about the themes, I recommend searching the Themes label on the blog. http://13depository.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Themes I've written about the themes of wrongness, living dead.. This post http://13depository.blogspot.com.au/2009/04/eye-of-world-read-through-2.html entitled What Themes Are There? was one of the first I made on the blog. I'd add wrongness and living dead to it if I wrote it now. As for Easter eggs, I'm afraid they are scattered throughout the essays, not just in one place. However, Easter egss in the Character names and place names are in those articles. http://13depository.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Names%20Parallels
  2. this essay I wrote some years ago is on Wheel of Time philosophy: http://13depository.blogspot.com.au/2009/02/there-are-no-beginnings-or-endingsthe.html and this one on Taoism in the series in particular: http://13depository.blogspot.com.au/2002/03/the-one-power-as-elixir-of-life.html Also the posts under this label on my blog are about either the science or philosophy of the world: http://13depository.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Science%20and%20Philosophy
  3. Jourous: The name Merlin was used to source a few names: Thom Merrilin as you observed for his bardic and illusionist skills, the Amyrlin as head of the order of magic wielders. the Welsh speilling Myrddin was used for Moridin. Thank you Wanderer for referring to my names articles. The Place names has been updated for AMOL, but the Character Names have not been yet. The Arthurian Myth parallels articles have also been updated for AMOL http://13depository.blogspot.com/2002/03/matter-of-britain-and-wheel-of-time.html (Arthurian themes + Pendragon men) and http://13depository.blogspot.com/2002/03/matter-of-britain-and-wheel-of-time_14.html (Arthurian Who's Who) And I have written essays on the parallels of some of the main characters: Rand, Mat, Perrin, Tuon, Faile and Berelain (together), Lews Therin. And also these Forsaken: Lanfear, Graendal, Sammael, Asmodean, Mesaana, Semirhage, Balthamel, Demandred There is also an essay on the Three Strands Common to the Forsaken Min and Elayne's parallels are in prep.
  4. That long list wasn't the place to discuss what else Demandred's alias referred to. But it is discussed in my Demandred essay, which talks about Demandreds parallels and themes. http://13depository.blogspot.com.au/2002/03/demandred.html
  5. Actually, Bao the Wyld was both: a reference to Beowulf, and Demandred being an analogue of Beowulf the dragon slayer, but using the spelling of a fan name. This was consciously done by Sanderson. Jordan did multi-layered names too (though he did not reference a fan as one of the layers in a name.)
  6. I already reported to Maria that in Chapter 31 of TOM Mat intended to give one of Elayne's ter'angreal to Olver, and the other to Tuon.Yet this isn't mentioned in AMOL even when Tuon stole Mat's ter'angreal.
  7. I should add that mine too will be going out midnight AEDST on release day. I discovered with the TOM review that spoiler tags don't work for RSS feedsin blogger, which is one important reason why mine will be spoiler free. Luckers: So am I. I'm glad we scheduled our lunch well before the Day of Return!
  8. I did write a review for TOM, posted the night before the book was published: http://13depository.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/my-review-of-towers-of-midnight.html for reference, and I intend to write one this time. I've started writing it. The NDA I signed some months ago says that I can't post a review prior to release day. Perhaps I could get it cleared through Team Jordan as Jason and Leigh did, but at this stage it's not going to make it earlier, and I dislike having my reviews vetted.
  9. Peter: I am going to post a non-spoiler review before the 8th. I've been swamped with work, including the death of a colleague due to illness, and also been trying to finish a major essay that will be posted soon after the release of AMOL.
  10. In the Horn of Valere essay I wrote this: In the Chanson du Roland, a legend derived from the historic King Charlemagne’s court, Charlemagne’s nephew Roland and his companion Oliver were in the rearguard of the army which had been fighting Muslims. They were attacked, but Roland refused to sound his horn Oliphant to summon reinforcements until it was too late. When he finally blew it, blood flowed from his mouth and ‘burst from his forehead’ and he died. Roland’s companion Oliver may be a parallel of the boy Olver in Mat’s group. Mat has already used the horn to summon the Heroes once. Perhaps this legend is a hint that Mat may be late to Tarmon Gai’don or is delayed in regaining and blowing the Horn until late in the Last Battle.
  11. @Master Ablar: You are correct about Sammael. Demandred's military ability, I think has parallels to Von Manstein, said to be the best general of the Nazis. As for his betrayal of the Light, I rather think he has parallels to Quisling, which for decades after was a synonymn for traitor. Obviously being forgotten in the US these days, but probably not in Europe. I have a list of parallels of each Forsaken in my Three Strands COmmon to the Forsaken essay http://13depository.blogspot.com.au/2002/02/three-strands-common-to-forsaken.html, including the ones I have not yet written individual essays about.
  12. Regarding Canler, can i just say that he is the guy who invented the weave for Asha'man bonding his wives so that each partner knows how the other one is.
  13. My name isn't Terez either. I lost count of my re-reads about 8 years ago...
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