Kome: Started reading the series in 9th grade, about 13 years ago. Since then, I read the entire series (at least, what's available) about once a year. On the whole it's damn good, even if there are some serious bad spots that are like a chore to get through.
Dazrin: Smeggy Smurf: Spoiler alert:sniff, tug braid, smooth dress, sniffNa, she had her hair chopped off in one of the last two books, so now she just wants to tug on the braid all the time.redmond24: I was going to start the series when I finished ASOIAF until I heard the original author died and another is picking up the pieces.I don't feel like I'd be reading true canon if I picked the series up. GRRM says all the time he knows what happens in the end, but not how it happens. I can't imagine we'd be getting the same product Jordan would deliver.I could be wrong though. If I were reading it since the 90s then I'd get it just for some amount of closure. But I don't think I'll pick it up unless the reviews are really, really good.Robert Jordan knew his time was nearly up and prepared for it by leaving copious notes. Plus the new author is very good in his own right; the last two books that were penned by Brandon Sanderson have been an improvement over the last few RJ penned books. A big improvement.I should have my copy tomorrow when I get home. Finally get this series completed and move on.
Andric: tillerman35: I know there are people out there desperately wishing there could be another Wheel of Time book and that the series could somehow come to a conclusion. But there won't. And it won't. Ever.You post an awful lot of text for someone who's so completely wrong.
TheMysticS: Thank you! :) I would probably be a Green Ajah as well, they seem to be the tomboy types. Though I really like learning so I might have gone Brown Ajah but actually be out in the world.I think I'm already Brown ajah....
HotWingAgenda: I was up way too late the other night reading through endless blogs and literary reviews trying to figure out what the big deal is with this series. I have a couple of friends that are obsessed with it, and this book in particular, but they've never been able to explain what they like about it, or even what it's about. Other than "fantasy" or "it's like Lord of the Rings but not".And that troubles me, because I grew up reading fantasy, and these friends otherwise have the same taste in books as I do.
had98c: Some of the stuff in these books really point to the series being a kinky sexual fantasy outlet for RJ. Examples include women controlling other women via a collar and chain, overt lesbianism in school (pillow friends in the Tower, especially with Novices/Apprentices), an arch enemy that kills people by overloading them with feelings of sexual pleasure, a main character that openly declares his love for three women at the same time AND THEY'RE ALL COOL WITH IT.Besides all that nonsense, it's a pretty good story overall.
NobleHam: LockeOak: I stopped reading this series somewhere in book 6 or so when I realized I could open any of the previous books to any random point and I probably wouldn't know what was going on or who half the characters were.At a certain point you have to accept that you're never going to know who all of the characters are. There are probably around 100 who matter, and 1900 who are interchangeable with other characters of their type (Maiden/Aes Sedai/Two Rivers person/etc.) and therefore don't need to be remembered.I'm pretty excited. I think Sanderson's been better than Jordan was for his last few books. Book 4's still the best, but 12 and 13 were much better than 7-11. I am a little worried though. After so many years waiting, I dunno that any ending to the series can be satisfying.
ModernLuddite: This is why my wife and I have instituted the "don't start reading a series until it's over" rule.//I want to read "A Game of Thrones" so bad.///BUT NO.
LockeOak: I stopped reading this series somewhere in book 6 or so when I realized I could open any of the previous books to any random point and I probably wouldn't know what was going on or who half the characters were.
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