WHEEL OF TIME ANYONE....?

  • masculumpedes

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    Mar 06, 2010 8:36 PM GMT
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    I've been a follower since the first book was released back in 1990 and just finished reading book # 12. Looking forward to book # 13 to be released this November. icon_wink.gif
  • Iluros

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    Mar 06, 2010 8:40 PM GMT
    It was my favorite series growing up.
  • drypin

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    Mar 06, 2010 9:36 PM GMT
    I've read up to Winter's Heart (#9)
  • geojock

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    Mar 06, 2010 9:52 PM GMT
    This is one of my favourite series of all time! I remember waiting for the 6th book to come out, so I have learnt to be patient with them... I re-read the entire series every couple years during the summer and I always get something new out of it.
  • hartfan

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    Mar 06, 2010 11:02 PM GMT
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    I've been a follower since the first book was released back in 1990 and just finished reading book # 12. Looking forward to book # 13 to be released this November. icon_wink.gif


    Who might the women be? There's a Myrddraal on a horse? With a lion/panther?

    Again, who killed Asmodean? Will we really know? Who is Mesaana masquerading as in the White Tower? How will Callandor finally be wielded and by whom?

    SPOILER ALERT:


    Is Graendal really dead? What else did Verin betray to our heroes? How will the sul'dam break down Elaida?


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    The Towers of Midnight will definitely be all about posturing for Tarmon Gaidon.
  • masculumpedes

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    Mar 06, 2010 11:13 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]hartfan said[/cite]
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    I've been a follower since the first book was released back in 1990 and just finished reading book # 12. Looking forward to book # 13 to be released this November. icon_wink.gif


    Who might the women be? AES SEDAI There's a Myrddraal on a horse? YES With a lion/panther? A WOLF SKIN

    Again, who killed Asmodean? SHAIDAR HARAN Will we really know? Who is Mesaana masquerading as in the White Tower? SHE WAS CAPTURED DURING THE SEANCHAN RAID ON THE WHITE TOWER How will Callandor finally be wielded and by whom? I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE ENDING....icon_wink.gif

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    Mar 06, 2010 11:18 PM GMT
    I've read all books up to #12 which is still collecting dust on my shelf. I was hoping that this would be the last one, but no, there will be (at least) 2 more. Groan.
  • hartfan

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    Mar 06, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
    malefeet said[quote][cite]hartfan said[/cite]
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    I've been a follower since the first book was released back in 1990 and just finished reading book # 12. Looking forward to book # 13 to be released this November. icon_wink.gif


    Who might the women be? AES SEDAI There's a Myrddraal on a horse? YES With a lion/panther? A WOLF SKIN

    Again, who killed Asmodean? SHAIDAR HARAN Will we really know? Who is Mesaana masquerading as in the White Tower? SHE WAS CAPTURED DURING THE SEANCHAN RAID ON THE WHITE TOWER How will Callandor finally be wielded and by whom? I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE ENDING....icon_wink.gif



    Who's the Myrddraal on the horse and what is he doing with the Aes Sedai? And why is there a compass?

    I highly doubt that it was Shaidar Haran who killed Asmodean. Shaidar Haran did not come into existence till A Crown of Swords, two books after Asmodean was killed at the end of the Fires of Heaven. Also, Asmodean recognized the Myrddraal, which he couldn't have done given that he had spent at least a book and a half (since somewhere in The Shadow Rising) traveling with Rand back and forth from the Aiel Waste and didn't visit Shayol Ghul at all.

    I really don't think that Mesaana would allow herself to be captured by the Seanchan. She was in an alliance with Semirhage, and would undoubtedly have learned about the Seanchan ways and the a'dam. Even if she was completely surprised by the raid, she's a Forsaken, even if a second-rate one, and she would have known how to make her escape or been able to fight off the damane.
  • masculumpedes

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    Mar 06, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
    hartfan said
    malefeet said[quote][cite]hartfan said[/cite]
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    I've been a follower since the first book was released back in 1990 and just finished reading book # 12. Looking forward to book # 13 to be released this November. icon_wink.gif


    Who might the women be? AES SEDAI There's a Myrddraal on a horse? YES With a lion/panther? A WOLF SKIN

    Again, who killed Asmodean? MORIDIN Will we really know? Who is Mesaana masquerading as in the White Tower? SHE WAS CAPTURED DURING THE SEANCHAN RAID ON THE WHITE TOWER How will Callandor finally be wielded and by whom? I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE ENDING....icon_wink.gif



    Who's the Myrddraal on the horse and what is he doing with the Aes Sedai? And why is there a compass?

    I highly doubt that it was Shaidar Haran who killed Asmodean. Shaidar Haran did not come into existence till A Crown of Swords, two books after Asmodean was killed at the end of the Fires of Heaven. Also, Asmodean recognized the Myrddraal, which he couldn't have done given that he had spent at least a book and a half (since somewhere in The Shadow Rising) traveling with Rand back and forth from the Aiel Waste and didn't visit Shayol Ghul at all. I MEANT TO SAY MORIDIN-SEE EXPLANATION ON NEXT POST

    I really don't think that Mesaana would allow herself to be captured by the Seanchan. DIDN'T NYNAEVE CAPTURE MOGHEDIEN? She was in an alliance with Semirhage, and would undoubtedly have learned about the Seanchan ways and the a'dam. Even if she was completely surprised by the raid, she's a Forsaken, even if a second-rate one, and she would have known how to make her escape or been able to fight off the damane.
  • masculumpedes

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    Mar 06, 2010 11:45 PM GMT
    How Moridin killed Asmodean

    This is how Moridin killed Asmodean:

    Moridin has the habit of using his skulker mask and True Power to hide in the open presence of Forsaken-class channelers. In The Fires of Heaven, he was watching Rand in Cairhien, and followed him to Caemlyn. He witnessed the battle with Rahvin. He waited for Asmodean to be alone, and seeing which door he was headed to, he Traveled using the True Power to interecpt him.

    Asmodean recognized Moridin because the True Power also provided a Mask of Mirrors for Moridin to show his old face. Moridin sliced Asmodean to bits with a lethal True Power weave and destroyed the evidence with the True Power as well.

    Moridin's motive was that he had been ordered to bring the Forsaken in line. He started with the biggest traitor, Asmodean. He then arranged Lanfear's mindtrapping as her punishment for her part in Asmodean's teaching Rand. Next, Moghedien was punished for teaching Egwene, then Samamel was disposed of with Moridin's assistance for disobeying orders. Next, Graendal was reined in for her part in Sammael's schemes. Finally, the remaining Forsaken acknowledged Moridin as Nae'blis.

    We knew Ishamael could have been resurrected because we have been told numerous times that the Dark One is Lord of the Grave and can resurrect the dead. Ilyena Sunhair, Kari al'Thor, Howal Gode, Aginor and Balthamel have all been referred to with respect to being brought back to life. Even Mat somehow acquired dead men's memories, indicating that dead souls may be more accessible than is generally believed. Isam's soul was even transmigrated into Luc's body, in exactly the same fashion as the Forsaken later were.
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    Mar 06, 2010 11:53 PM GMT
    The post above is exactly why every time a new book came out I would reread the previous one. I think I made it up to book 10 before I gave up. I even tried keeping notes but those didn't help either.

    I think the last chapter of Lord of Chaos is my favorite of any of the books. When Rand breaks free and has his revenge on those that held him captive was great.
  • masculumpedes

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    Mar 06, 2010 11:56 PM GMT
    madtown saidThe post above is exactly why every time a new book came out I would reread the previous one. I think I made it up to book 10 before I gave up. I even tried keeping notes but those didn't help either.

    I think the last chapter of Lord of Chaos is my favorite of any of the books. When Rand breaks free and has his revenge on those that held him captive was great.


    Yeah, the battle at Dumai Wells was great.....I agree! icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 06, 2010 11:58 PM GMT
    I have just finished rereading all eleven books before I read the twelveth.

    It's a tradition with me, I always do that when the next book comes out.

    That way all the different story lines are fresh in my head.
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    Mar 06, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
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    madtown saidThe post above is exactly why every time a new book came out I would reread the previous one. I think I made it up to book 10 before I gave up. I even tried keeping notes but those didn't help either.

    I think the last chapter of Lord of Chaos is my favorite of any of the books. When Rand breaks free and has his revenge on those that held him captive was great.


    Yeah, the battle at Dumai Wells was great.....I agree! icon_wink.gif


    A few of them got what they deserved, but not all.
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    Mar 06, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
    My previous post should say I would reread the previous oneS. I've read the first book 10 times. Luckily the books are better at the beginning of the series. The later books seem to stop moving the plot forward. Robert Jordan seemed to know he could publish anything and it would sell. His publisher and widow seem to be following the same strategy with these last three books. I just think it is unfair to fans.
  • masculumpedes

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    Mar 07, 2010 12:00 AM GMT
    DODGY1974 saidI have just finished rereading all eleven books before I read the twelveth.

    It's a tradition with me, I always do that when the next book comes out.

    That way all the different story lines are fresh in my head.


    Yeah I do the same thing....I bought # 12 as soon as it came out and then had to wait to read it until I re-read the other 11 (12 if you count New Spring which takes place before the first book, The Eye Of The World) icon_wink.gif
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    DODGY1974 saidI have just finished rereading all eleven books before I read the twelveth.

    It's a tradition with me, I always do that when the next book comes out.

    That way all the different story lines are fresh in my head.


    I'm glad I'm not the only one. I wonder how many TWOT fans do that?
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    DODGY1974 saidI have just finished rereading all eleven books before I read the twelveth.

    It's a tradition with me, I always do that when the next book comes out.

    That way all the different story lines are fresh in my head.


    Yeah I do the same thing....I bought # 12 as soon as it came out and then had to wait to read it until I re-read the other 11 (12 if you count New Spring which takes place before the first book, The Eye Of The World) icon_wink.gif


    Ya, I have 'New Spring' as well.
  • masculumpedes

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    Mar 07, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
    madtown saidMy previous post should say I would reread the previous oneS. I've read the first book 10 times. Luckily the books are better at the beginning of the series. The later books seem to stop moving the plot forward. Robert Jordan seemed to know he could publish anything and it would sell. His publisher and widow seem to be following the same strategy with these last three books. I just think it is unfair to fans.


    I dunno, I think when the storyline slowed down it allowed us to look into the lives of the secondary characters.....kind of like a plateau before bringing us up to the top where all the action starts all over again. icon_wink.gif
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    madtown said
    DODGY1974 saidI have just finished rereading all eleven books before I read the twelveth.

    It's a tradition with me, I always do that when the next book comes out.

    That way all the different story lines are fresh in my head.


    I'm glad I'm not the only one. I wonder how many TWOT fans do that?


    In the old days one book came out per year. It was necessary for me to have everything straight in my head.

    Some people may not need to do that.
  • masculumpedes

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    Mar 07, 2010 12:04 AM GMT
    DODGY1974 said>

    A few of them got what they deserved, but not all.


    Yeah, I am sure Galina Casban is gone for good...and I hope they go into detail with Elaida, but I also hope she doesn't teach the Seanchan the weave of traveling....icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 07, 2010 12:06 AM GMT
    i have read it and i must say it was just really annoying how much on the storyline depended on nonsense female dont talk to men ..just because..
    this could have been a 2 book series... I much prefer terry goodkinds sword of truth or tallk about real high fantasy george r. martins bookseries.
  • masculumpedes

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    Mar 07, 2010 12:08 AM GMT
    Oh and what ever happened to Liandrin now that Suroth has been made da'covale icon_question.gif
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    madtown saidMy previous post should say I would reread the previous oneS. I've read the first book 10 times. Luckily the books are better at the beginning of the series. The later books seem to stop moving the plot forward. Robert Jordan seemed to know he could publish anything and it would sell. His publisher and widow seem to be following the same strategy with these last three books. I just think it is unfair to fans.


    I dunno, I think when the storyline slowed down it allowed us to look into the lives of the secondary characters.....kind of like a plateau before bringing us up to the top where all the action starts all over again. icon_wink.gif


    Uh huh, and the millions of dollars they were making per book didn't play a factor at all. icon_biggrin.gif
  • masculumpedes

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    Mar 07, 2010 12:10 AM GMT
    Librarian saidi have read it and i must say it was just really annoying how much on the storyline depended on nonsense female dont talk to men ..just because..
    this could have been a 2 book series... I much prefer terry goodkinds sword of truth or tallk about real high fantasy george r. martins bookseries.


    To me Terry Goodkind was doing great...with the Sword Of Truth series until he started repeating himself over and over in the book Chainfire, I believe, with the "What if Kahlan never existed" storyline.....I mean come on....icon_wink.gif