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  1. Yea from reading the posts I can see that a lot of people were unsatisfied with the way this ended. But in all honosty, can you see any other way? When you think about all of the huge fantasy epics that have been written, whether you like them or not, they all end in a similar fashion, with a certain degree of ambiguity. The Eragon series, Harry Potter, The Tolkien Trilogy, we never really do find out what happens to each and every character in the book. I think a certain degree of ambiguity is ok, especially when dealing with this many characters. Honestly though, I cant think of many characters who we dont know what happened to them in the end. Perrin and Faile turn out ok, Matt and Tuon turn out ok, Elayne, Aviendha and Min turn out ok (although true we dont know what happens to Min in regards to serving the Empress), Lan and Nynaeve turn out ok, its assumed Galad and Berelain turn out ok, Egwene and Gawyn are dead, Cadsuane is ok, Alivia is ok, Rhuarc is dead. I honestly cant think of many main characters who we dont know what happens to them in the end. If you think I'm wrong I would love to have a discussion over either of the points we both brought up. Uh, those are bad examples. In the Inheritance Cycle, Eragon had won. The line of Dragonriders will continue and the land was well on its way to peace. His future is left ambiguous, yes, but only that. The other characters, whether minor or otherwise, had their story wrapped up pretty well. As for the the Return of the King, it did not simply ended with the One Ring destroyed, the army of Man saved, and Frodo awakened surrounded by friends. It went on for years after the main quest was over. Finally, the Harry Potter series. You would be correct if the last book ended immediately after he killed Voldemort, but in its epilogue which takes place 19 years later, we were shown who ended up with who, how many kids they've each had, and the main characters themselves relatively content with their lives. Meanwhile, a Memory of Light was almost completely about the Last Battle, with only a few vague hints on the future. The strife between the Ashaman and the Aes Sedai is far from over and could easily throw the land into chaos. And what of Shara? Are they now seen as a whole country of Darkfriends by the world and will they be indiscriminately purged for their role in the Last Battle? I'm sure Tuon will be happy to help. Or what will happen between Andor and Two Rivers now that Faile is Queen and Perrin is no longer ta'veren. Or what will happen with the Band and Andor? With Min and Mat when Tuon inevitably sails for Seanchan? Even more, what will happen to the minor characters? Who survived? Who died? And the numerous fortellings scattered across the entire book. Who will Sarene have a "tempestuous love affair" with now that she's one of many corpses on Shayol Ghul? What on EARTH is Logain's glory? The one that few men could hope to attain. The Last Battle has ended, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the story has ended for those who survived! We can guess their future, but your theory is as good as mine.
  2. I just finished the book myself. Like most readers, I'm left a bit unsatisfied by the way it ended. Hopefully, an extra long prologue will come out in a few years that'll expand on that and show us life after. The fate of a GREAT deal of characters were left ambigious, some of whom I actually care about. I will say this though. Aviendha must be happy. Her lover survived certain death, she's pregnant with his babies, and she saved her people from a slow decay into obscurity slash cultural extinction. Not to mention that she finally lost some of the tohs that she's been complaining about all series. The Wheel must've heard and obeyed.
  3. Slayer. Luc Mantear leads a double life as an incredibly likeable Hero of the Horn and as Slayer, the greatest assassin employed by the Shadows. Raised in the reaches of Shayol Ghul to harness his evil for, um, evil, Luc developed an unhealthy obsession with wolves. Luc is a killer who must grapple with the presence of Isam Mandraoran, while, at the same time, he struggles with his ability to feel sympathy for wolves he kill. The irony of Luc's life is that he must now work closely with Perrin Aybara, ta'veren, champion of the Light, AND a wolfbrother, whilst he hunt his own kind, Padan Fain, former darkfriend and a killer like himself. Forsaken by the Light and cursed with the Shadow, will Luc, the former First Sword of Andor, ever be rid of his dark passenger? All new episodes, only on Showtime.
  4. I don't get half of what I just read, but still, my mind feels... blown. How weird.
  5. I thought all the captured Damane were kept in Camelyn. Did they even make it out alright?
  6. If Tor did so solely because of our criticisms, then it certainly hints of major trouble for the last book.
  7. I thought Mat and Egwene had some chemistry too. Or at least Mat and Elayne. Mat stormed the world's greatest fortress for them. The least he should've gotten is a peck on the cheek. But no. Rand got Elayne and Egwene went to Gawyn. I guess ladies do love guys with royal blood.
  8. If the two books is any indication, I'll burn through it in one day, then reread the entire book two times.
  9. Both the Dark One and the Creator will turn out to be Shards from BS's universe. The whole series ends with Rand in Moridin's body comically running away from his three ladies and their babies. Technically, he is *not* the father.
  10. O I've always assumed that they would have something to do with Cairhien. Especially if the popular consensus turns out to be true and Elayne finally reaps what she sows.
  11. Mat and Perrin will both die. Or appeared to have died. Their deaths makes Rand only so much more determined to succeed.
  12. Hasn't Warder bonds been described as a close connection? That forced bonding is like rape? If so... You just suggested that Elyane just raped Talmanes.
  13. Not much difference if you considered only the end results. If Rand doesn't break the seals until the last possible moment, then the DO won't have as much influence over the pattern as he could have otherwise. Say Rand waits a day. That means the Light forces will have one extra day to prepare, to perhaps work on that unity that he insisted was so important, and perhaps weaken the Dark forces before the DO could dish out the REAL hurt. Personally, I think Rand should wait until his forces have a distinct advantage before he breaks the seal. The Light forces already have to deal with Darkfriends, Trolloc armies, evil channelers, and who knows what else. And they have to do it... All. At. Once. If the seals are broken, the DO would certainly influence the world so that it will hurt Rand's forces and aid his own. Who knows what other horrors he could unleash once he is free. So, the Light forces will still have to deal with Darkfriends, Trolloc armies, etc, etc, but their battles will be considerably harder with the DO unrestrained by the seals. Also, I would also like to add that Rand doesn't even have a plan to seal the Bore. He's really taking a gamble here.
  14. But if Avi's vision is right, channelers will still exist after the war. And I might be mistaken, but those little quotes at the beginning of each book hints that the One Power is still around too.
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