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October 9th, 2012, 06:59 AM #61
As to that, you're going to have to wait and see.
Jordan does almost everything for a reason. Even random things scrawled on walls or scraps of paper or things someone dreamed once can come back to be very important, often not for several books time (which is partly why there are so many "readers notes" sites out there for WOT!).
October 9th, 2012, 07:17 AM #62
October 9th, 2012, 10:51 PM #63
I can't find a way of answering with out giving something away. But you will find out very soon, I think.(I'm pretty terrible at remembering in what book something happens since I usually read them back-to-back-to-back) Let's just say there's a few twists waiting for you. It gets better and better...until it gets worse...then better again =)
October 10th, 2012, 01:18 AM #64
I have to agree with an earlier post about how EotW feels like a prologue. I just feel like everything is set up for book 2 and beyond. TGH is definitely where the fun begins in the WoT for me.
October 11th, 2012, 05:00 AM #65
OK am having to agree with you guys, I am 8 chapters into The Great Hunt and already I can sense it's a better book. The prose is much better the story feels abit tighter. Enjoying the other POV's...so far so good
October 19th, 2012, 02:33 AM #66
October 19th, 2012, 08:45 PM #67
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When I started WOT, there were maybe 3 novels released. It was unlike anything available at the time, and I devoured them and waited patiently for every novel afterward, but with my enthusiams waning every time until after Winter's Heart I just stopped.
By then, there was new surge in quality epic fantasy, and I never really went back to WOT. Last year I went through the remaining novels, and I was generally impressed with both Jordan and Sanderson. The bloat was still there, the goofy idiosyncracies too, and the cast of identical Aes Sedai was a blurry as ever, but the plot picked up again with the end in sight. I really don't think there was anything ultra-exciting stunning afterSpoiler:Dumai Wells until the White Tower was retaken
For completeness, I will finish the series, but I am in no way considering a start to finish reread.
October 23rd, 2012, 06:11 AM #68
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Unfortunately life has gotten in the way of reading over the past couple week's and I've only just finished chapter 30 of the The Dragon Reborn. I will try to post some thought's tomorrow, it's 11pm and I still want to knock out a couple more chapters...
The series is only getting better and better! How long will it continue
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October 23rd, 2012, 06:29 AM #69
For me, about 2 more books lol I felt that Lord of Chaos was the beginning of the decline
October 23rd, 2012, 06:42 AM #70
Spoiler:I happened to use the website you mentioned and read a listing of the characters in the prologue and it states Balzamon is the name assumed by Ishamael, however it never explicitly states in the prologue or the book for that matter who Balzamon is. Either that or I missed it. Ishamael isn't mentioned at all, but Bors does wonder if Balzamon is one of the forsaken. Is this a major plot point? As it stand's I'm kinda worried could ruin a big reveal.
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October 23rd, 2012, 11:45 AM #71
Note: the information contained herein is intended to be information known at the time the character was mentioned for the first time in each book with no “spoilers".
If you look at the first book, Ba'alzamon description, it states the same thing. Ridiculous. While this is pretty strongly hinted at during the books, it's not explicitly revealed until TSR. It's not a very surprising reveal, or very important one for that matter. After it's revealed, it's forgotten about and no longer means much. I wouldn't concern yourself too much with it, there are many many hints already pointing towards it. Many people by this time already assume it's one of the Forsaken, and most likely Ish. Regardless, I'm a little angry that there is even a LITTLE spoiler in something that claims 100% spoiler free.
If he responds to me and changes this I will still recommend that site. Don't give up just yet, because as I said this wasn't a huge spoiler. But there should be 0 spoilers.
Side note: One thing that sucks about spoiler tags is that anyone subscribed to this thread(or any thread), when they get an email about the new post it just shows [ / s p o i l e r ] and the text...so if they dont close quickly you will see something you don't want to.
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October 23rd, 2012, 11:49 AM #72
October 23rd, 2012, 07:13 PM #73
I agree. Knife of Dreams was a breath of fresh air, esepcially after Crossroads of Twilight...
October 23rd, 2012, 09:01 PM #74
The guy for the website, http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~karlh/cgi-bin/wot.cgi - responded to me.
I will remove those lines, but I need to check my glossary---I'm
considering the Glossary entries to be fair game as parts of the
description as soon as the character is mentioned, so if it mentions it
there, it stays in.
I also need to re-read the Prologue, when Lews Therin meets Ishamael in
his insane state. If there is enough description there to make the
connection, I may restore it.
Thanks, and I'm glad you enjoyed the site!
October 23rd, 2012, 09:21 PM #75
Awesome, go Chris!
I started the 4th book after taking a break to read a few more Dresden books and the first book in Tad Williams' new series. I haven't enjoyed an epic fantasy series like this in a few years. The 2nd and 3rd books were, quite simply, amazing and I am really looking forward to the developments I will catch up on in book 4. I am only about 50 pages in, so no real thoughts on anything yet.
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