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Brandon Sanderson / Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« on: November 05, 2009, 08:00:33 PM »
TGS p. 405 "What? If course I need you, Thom!"  should be "Of course I need you"

Didn't I just say that?  ;D

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Where's the annotation?
« on: November 04, 2009, 08:23:55 AM »
I check them every few days, when work isn't keeping me too busy to do so.

Still waiting to see them begin for Warbreaker! Cool stuff!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Gathering Storm - First Impressions *SPOILERS*
« on: November 01, 2009, 04:18:25 AM »
I was right! I was right!

* Batchman does the happy dance.

*** SPOILERS ***

I still can't say where I came across the idea that Verin was black Ajah ... in reading through book four I have not come across it again ... but I said she was still working for the light, regardless.

I'm hoping we see her again, somehow ... some of the things she said obviously showed she hoped to survive through the time of her revealing herself.

I just finished the book, and like several others have mentioned, I most loved the parts with Egwene and the White Tower. Wonderfully done. So now she has the whole tower behind her, and is free of hidden members of the Black Ajah (at least for the most part).

While Rand's parts in this book did not do much for me, I am glad to see from the last bits that he seems to have realised he was heading the wrong way ... hopefully in the next book I'll enjoy his bits more.

Brandon did a great job, overall. I enjoyed the entire book, though like everybody else, Mat didn't ring quite true for me.

Probably will be more to discuss in time, but for now, GREAT JOB, BRANDON!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« on: October 31, 2009, 06:53:19 AM »
The Gathering Storm

Page 405, paragraph 7.

"What? If course I need you, Thom!" should be Of course.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« on: October 03, 2009, 03:03:07 AM »
Well, amazon was pretty quick, even with free shipping.

Got book 3 today.

Maybe I will have a chance to read this weekend.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« on: October 01, 2009, 07:27:14 PM »
Off topic, but may I say, I miss Ookla ... was a fun name.

I just finished reading about Mat's healing, and the Wonder Girls being sent to hunt black Ajah.

And I had a though. Verin is the one who pulled together the list of Terangreal stolen by the BA. She is also one of the ones who helped heal Mat. And she is the one who said the lucky dice Terangreal was stolen. Mat is supposed to be the lucky one and Taveren, anyway, but what if Verin decided to help him, took the lucky dice Terangreal herself, and used it while participating in the healing? Possibly she aided the light by boosting his luck even further than it already went?

I don't hold with Lanfear doing it, because why would she? But Verin? I could picture it. Not providing the luck, just making it even stronger. I know part of the idea was touched on already, but that particular twist came to mind as I reread this section today.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« on: September 30, 2009, 06:50:23 AM »
Well, amazon sent this on its way to me, today. Still won't likely see it until next week because I have the free (slow) shipping, but it has left the warehouse.


I agree with most of what you said. (Of course. Your figures pretty much match up with what I read, so why wouldn't I agree.)

I do have to ask, though ... is the last paragraph just rampant speculation? I never saw anything in my readings to indicate such a thing. Understand, it kind of fits, and might work, but I've never read anything to actually indicate such.


I know we've have a few spoilers in this thread, but shouldn't we get busy and make a few spilers as well, just so the thread title can be accurate?

I thought it was about 3K years since the breaking, 1K since Hawkwing.

Now admittedly, LTT was taveren at the end of the last age, and Rand is at the end of this age, but Hawkwing was in the middle of this age, and there is nothing to say there weren't more major ones that we haven't heard of.

I think we get three MAJOR taveren this time, because the pattern has such a large issue to try to overcome with the DO.

But who can say for sure ... we've been told much, but there is also much that we have not been told.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: TGS chapter 2 now online at
« on: September 29, 2009, 09:17:11 AM »
The link in this thread would not take me to it, no how, no where.

I finally went to Dragonmount and followed a link there, and got to listen to chapter 2. Now I am really looking forward to this! Good stuff!

I think Egwene is a little too full of herself in regards to the importance of the White Tower compared to all the other groups that are out there ... but as to the White Tower internally, I really like how this is going!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: TGS chapter 2 now online at
« on: September 29, 2009, 04:59:03 AM »
Where can chapter two be found? I can find chapter one in both text and audio, but I cannot find chapter two anywhere. The link posted only leads to chapter one.

Personally, I don't think we have ever been told for certain whether the Dark One comes close to breaking free on more than one occasion, or whether this is a unique situation.

The Dark One seems to think it is ... from his talk about breaking the wheel and ending the circle of time, it sounds like he kind of managed a coup when he got Lanfear to bring others in and actually drill a hole in his prison ... and even though the Dragon and the 100 companions managed to seal him back in, it isn't as good as the prison the Creator originally had him in.

Now you want an interesting question ... there are 100 companions, and I seem to recall from somewhere that there are 100 bound to the horn. Coincidence, or are they supposed to be the same 100? I got the impression that the 100 companions were males wielding the One Power, and I got the impression that many of those bound to the Wheel do not wield the OP. I think we can be fairly sure Artur Hawkwing doesn't use the OP, and it sure didn't sound like Gaiden Cain or Brigitta did. (You'll have to pardon me on some of these names.)

By the way, how often can the horn get used? It sounds like people only expect it to be used for the last battle, but Mat uses it early. And when Hartwing appears, he doesn't seem at all surprised or anything.

How often do people get spun back out into the pattern again? I don't recall hearing anything that could be taken as any kind of proof positive that people can't be spun out more than once in an age, or anything that says they have to be spun out once in an age.

It'll be interesting to see what else comes out in the next book, anyway.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Book 13 Title
« on: September 29, 2009, 04:30:23 AM »
I would have thought Malkier would have been the far SOUTHEast blight. It was about as far south as the blight had managed to come.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WOT Help
« on: September 23, 2009, 11:30:15 PM »
I'm doing my own reread ... though not at as fast a pace as I ought to.

Went through New Spring, Eye, and am now about halfway through Great Hunt.

I enjoyed new Spring and Eye a fair amount. Though I liked Great Hunt in the past, I am having a harder time staying interested in parts.

As I interact with some of these characters again, questions come to mind.

** Spoiler Warning **

I know that Verin is Black Ajah ... but am I the only one who gets the oddest feeling that she's almost more of a double agent? That she'll pay a heavy price for the way she has chosen to fight, but that she is really on the side of the light?

[edit]I have done some poking around on the internet. I can't remember exactly what convinced me that Verin is Black Ajah, but I am so convinced. As noted above, I somehow believe she is Black Ajah, -and- on the side of the light. But looking at the thoughts on the internet, I somehow suspect I will remain completely alone in this thought.[/edit]

** End Spoiler Warning **

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