the less I like them. Elayne thinks her mother is dead and yet she goes all around the world and refuses to go back to be queen. It seems impossible to me to believe that she would abandon her country and her "Loyal Subjects" to chase after the "Bowl of the Winds". Once she found the bowl does she go back? No she thinks of anyplace but her kingdom to be. Does she have no loyalty to her country or her kingdom? What if her land was falling apart while she runs around the globe? Seems very irresponsible and unbelievable to me. Did anybody else find this hard to swallow? Is she grateful to Rand for securing her throne? No! She does the typical thing all women in these books does, she gets angry and blames Rand for DARING to give her her kingdom which she apparantly does not care one whit about.