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Leopoled Boothe

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  1. I guess I would have to say that TPoD is the most underrated book in the series. I does drag for the first 300 or so pages but it you can get past there it actually picks up quite a bit. It certainly is not the best book in the series but its still a good read. Books 7 and 9 do get more love than the others in the 7-10 stent and with good reason. I have absolutely no problem with ACOS. I think it is a solid book and belongs in the same category as books 1-6. I think the problem with ACOS is just that the climax at Dumi's Wells is a hard act to follow. Also for me book seven was the poin
  2. I think this is the most likely reason. RJ said that there was a hint to Asmo's killer in POD and in this volume we find that following Sameal's death in CoS Gren went to his stronghold to search for items of power. Given this is seems reasonable that she would do the same to Rhavin upon learning of his demise. Still it would be nice to have confirmation of this. And yes, answering the how and where questions would be great. I kinda suspect the where had something to do with the Waygate in Camylen, maybe a bit of foreshadowing was thrown in the mix.
  3. I'm not holding my breath on an actual Gren POV, but I do want more details on the incident, such as why Gren was there in the first place and how she killed Asmodean. In fact, I would greatly appreciate it if every detail on this incident included in the notes, or told to Harriet by RJ made its way into the Companion. I would also like complete character bios that, as much as possible, tell what happened them following the events of AMOL. I would also like to know Thom's full back story. I mean the series never even said where he was from originally.
  4. Very true, and this is comforting since for me the most important thing was that the story would end as RJ intended. Again quite true. Perhaps they intend to go into detail concerning Egwene's death in the encyclopedia and don't want to spoil anything.
  5. Certainly, I will always wonder how much of the final three books of WOT was truly Jordan's intention and how much had to be completely created by Sanderson. It is inevitable that certain answers will be forever lost due to Jordan's death. However, one thing that has always given me hope that the story did progress generally the way the Jordan intended is his infamous Fireside Chat. If you are unfamiliar with the Fireside Chat, this reveres to a party that the Rigney's has with their closest friends and family a few weeks before Jordan's death wherein RJ sat by the fire and told them the res
  6. Just curious if there has been any word on when this will be published. I haven't heard anything in a while. Has anyone out there heard any news?
  7. Would you care to expand on this a bit? I'm not really sure what you are getting at. This page of notes does seem to convey the same basic idea contained in the ending to AMOL, that evil cannot be destroyed, that people cannot be forced to oppose evil (ie be good) but that the only way to keep evil in check is for people to freely choose to oppose it. If you are referring to Rand and the DO using the threads of the pattern to create alternate realities Sanderson freely admitted that that was his own interpretation of Jordan's notes on the ending.
  8. I think it was. Brandon was once asked about this and he gave the very Jordanesque answer, "You have to have the DO's permission to use the TP and Rand didn't have it." Seems to imply that it was, in fact, Rand's link with Moridin that allowed him to use the TP. However, one thing we have to remember is that the body swap was definitely Jordan's idea as it was in his ending. Rand using the TP may or may not have been Jordan as it very well could have been Sanderson's invention. Therefore, it is possible that Jordan was using the bond as a Chekhov's gun alluding to the the body swap despit
  9. Oh yeah, a Valan Luca book. That would be a top seller But truth be told a Shara book would be interesting. I'd kind of like to see a book/series about Demandred's rise to power in Shara. Particularly I'd like to know more about to prophecies of Boa the Wild and how Demandred manipulated them to convince the Sharans he was their savior.
  10. Given that he had Alivia prepare him clothes and other necessities for his escape I would say it had to be premeditated. I think the chain of events went something like this -Rand goes through the door in Tear and asks the Aelfin how he can defeat the DO and live. The Aelfin of course answer with some convoluted riddle. -Through a stroke of luck Rand encounters Moridin in Shadar Logoth the two have their balefire streams cross and a connection between the tow is established. -I can't remember when it happened exactly but I know at come point Rand figured out that Moridin was Ishaemal t
  11. I would guess he knew it would happen because of something the Finns told him. Given that he had a post TG escape plan I would assume that he either made the body swap happen or at least helped in along.
  12. While I would have read and probably enjoyed all of RJ's additional WoT books the only one that really interested me is the prequel about Tam. Tam was always one of my favorite characters and I've always been curious about Karyie al'Thor's back story, in particular I'd like an explanation as to why the DO or Ishameal had her soul at the end of TEotW.
  13. I not sure about these calculations as there are a few things that you need to take into consideration: 1. KoD came out in 2005 2. Jordan's writing was slowed considerably due to his illness 3. RJ was bound and determined that the 12th book would be the final volume of WoT As the typical interval between books in the later half of the series was two years book 12 probably would have come out in early 2008 at the latest. It is uncertain whether RJ really could have told the rest of the story in just one book (I strongly suspect that TOR would have talked him out of it) but I think h
  14. Excuse me? Yeah, never mind that. Kind of misread something in your response the first time through. Just a misunderstanding, sorry about that Anyway, I'm not trying to start anything just curious as to what quote you were referring to.
  15. Not sure what you mean. The very quote you provided says the opposite as he is open to writing outside of the main sequence. Regardless there are a number along these lines: Yes, he does say that he's open to writing outside of the main sequence and I addressed this inaccuracy in my memory. However, he also states that he will not write any more stories about THESE CHARACTERS (i.e. the characters in the main sequence) but he might wright a story that takes place in THE NEXT AGE. Apparently he changed his mind because the prequels do not take place in "THE NEXT AGE" and the Outrigg
  16. That doesn't mean that's all we would have gotten. There was a time when RJ said that he intended to write nothing in the WOT world outside of the main sequence but later changed his mind and decided he would do three prequels and a series about Mat and Tuon. So it possible that had he lived he might have decided to write more stories within this world. I would be interested see the quotes where RJ ruled out anything aside from the main sequence. The earliest one I could find is back in 94 and it says the opposite of what you claim. Regardless his next work was to be Infinity of Hea
  17. That doesn't mean that's all we would have gotten. There was a time when RJ said that he intended to write nothing in the WOT world outside of the main sequence but later changed his mind and decided he would do three prequels and a series about Mat and Tuon. So it possible that had he lived he might have decided to write more stories within this world. That being said I would really like to have seen some short stories or novellas that take place during the time frame of the main sequence but are told from the point of view of some of the more misunderstood characters in the series, par
  18. That is a bit of a stereotype to say that old people do not like learning new things. I know some people in their 50-70s who are quite tech savvy. That being said I think the reason a lot of older people dislike learning new things is because that lack the energy they had when they were young. So if I could have eternal life as say an 18 year old then sign me up right away. If it is eternal life as a 91 year old then no thanks.
  19. My favorite character is and has always been Perrin. I know this is not a popular choice but he was the one that I most identified with when I began reading the series. I could relate to the way he longed for the simple life and I liked that he returned to his home town when they needed help. I also loved the way that he always had Rand's back. Even when he went astray and annoyed the piss out of everyone (myself included) I never gave up on him. My other favorite characters are Nyneave and Thom. I always admired the way Nyn would stop and nothing to protect the people she cared about
  20. No. Tequila is made from the agave plant. Oosquai is made from corn (zemai= anagram for maize). I imagine it's something closer to corn whiskey, or moonshine. i always thought it was made from cactus juice for some reason. i'm sure something is made of cactus So did I. I Always thought that Oosquai was Mezcal, those mexican spirits made of agave (but not exacly Tequila)... Mezcal is more rustic, with an artesanal process, and poorly destilated. ^^ Some bottles come with a dead vermin inside... that just seen so Aiel to me!!!! The mentioned that Oosaqual was made f
  21. I'd tend to go with the the death at Rhudean. When he was killed by Rhavin he came back because Rhavin was balefired. This undid Rhavin's actions so it was like Mat was never killed at this time and therefore would never have been detached from the Horn.
  22. There were hints, but it went from a mutual admiration that could have developed into something more to love, marriage and bonding with no in between. i agree with this. Nynaeve and Lan declaring their undying love for each other at the end of tEotW was a pretty big leap from their interactions together - and I would say there were a few more hints for them than there were for Moiraine and Thom - and they at least interacted a little more 'on page' before getting married and bonded. Thom and Moiraine hardly ever spoke to each other. Yes, they may have admired/liked each other, but they
  23. This hints have been there through the entire series so I was not one bit surprised when this happened. I'm not saying that the hints were obvious but for some reason I picked up on them pretty easily (wish I could have done the same with Asmo's killer lol).
  24. Considering what all of Jordan's other characters were based on I think the best way to find the answer would be to find some mythical figure that resembles Nakomi in some way. I think RJ once said that the Aiel were based on the Irish, Native Americans and the Zulu so maybe she's based on something from one of these cultures.
  25. I notice that every time we do this the order of my list varies slightly but I can say with confidence that for me TSR - LoC was the best part of the series followed by: EtoW - TDR then: KoD - AMoL and CoS and finally PoD - CoT is the worst part of the series (though there were still some great moments here)
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