captaink wrote: »
My dad is on a re-read of the whole series. He really likes books 1-6, they move along fine and have plenty of action. But Lord of Chaos is the last book in that vein. He said the next books slowed down immensely. I suggested the idea of completely skipping Winter's Heart, which he did Now he's on...Crossroads of Twilight I think.
Alegis wrote: »
Yeah I'm reading it on the kindle right now, 'bout 80% done.
better than the previous books I can remember - perrin chapters actually became interesting at a point! Not at first though.
I have this nagging feeling in the back of my head it's going to stall from here though (I should put up a script that immediately skips any pages where the words Elayne and Cairhien appear together) and <insert event> is going to happen in the last 10 pages in the book, according to true Robert Jordan style.
sterling3763 wrote: »
Towers of midnight is available for the kindle. It was released at the beginning of the month.
ETA: A link to the kindle version of ToM.
Vincent Grayson wrote: »
No, it pretty much goes just non-stop awesome once it kicks into gear.
Xeddicus wrote: »
That whole thing was stupid on her part. Typical Aes Sedai games for no reason.
Eggplant Wizard wrote: »
It was a thing on dragonmount et al when the Mat chapter first became available.I agree with your interpretation. Verin was thinking "I'll come back after I've weaseled out of my Oath to the Dark One ... and if I'm not back in 10 days then I'm dead and you can open the letter anyway". Presumably there was some contingency to protect against Mat opening the letter early, like maybe she magicked it so that if he opened it too soon the contents would self-destruct.
Edit: This is in response to LaOs.
silence1186 wrote: »
Also, question on ToM:Can someone point out the Thom X Moraine signs in any of the other books? Did not see that coming. I didn't see Lan x Nynaeve in book 1 either though, so, who knows.
Eggplant Wizard wrote: »
Was the ever a resolution to the timeline weirdness in Towers of Midnight?Sanderson said specifically that Verin died 30 days after her meeting with Mat, and we know she died around the time (was it the same night?) of the Seanchan attack on the Tower. But Mat was hearing rumors of the attack when he was stuck in Caemlyn, with clearly fewer than 30 days having passed. I believe Sanderson just waved this away by saying "rumors don't mean it actually happened", which seems like a cop out.
I always thought it made a lot more sense given the metaphysics of the Wheel of Time that Verin actually died 10 days after the meeting with Mat, rather than 30. My assumption has been that Sanderson misspoke when he said she died 30 days later.