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« Reply #60 on: May 07, 2009, 12:51:33 AM »
I'm just saying that CoT is more so as not much is resolved like in books 8 (The weather) and 9 (Cleansing Saidin).
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« Reply #61 on: May 07, 2009, 03:37:12 AM »
I'm just saying that CoT is more so as not much is resolved like in books 8 (The weather) and 9 (Cleansing Saidin).

Yeah, I got that impression as well.  Actually, I'm having difficulty coming up with anything that actually happened in CoT, other than "old stuff is continued and pushed to a point that plotlines can begin to close" sort of deal.
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« Reply #62 on: May 07, 2009, 04:27:29 AM »
Yeah I think like I stated before we were seeing the perspective of the characters that were not at the Cleansing and getting them in place for KoD.
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« Reply #63 on: May 08, 2009, 02:13:31 AM »
It wouldn't have required a psychic premonition. I'm betting he felt pretty crappy long before the diagnosis, out of breath, nauseated, fatigued.
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« Reply #64 on: May 08, 2009, 02:34:13 AM »
There may have been physical symptons as well (I don't really know; I don't know much about the disease (amyloidosis, right?)).
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« Reply #65 on: May 08, 2009, 05:54:30 AM »
There's still a difference between feeling sick and knowing that you have a terminal diease. Especially one according to Jordan's own blog he felt he was going to beat.
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« Reply #66 on: May 09, 2009, 06:38:36 PM »
Maybe the symptons weren't that extreme, too.
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« Reply #67 on: May 12, 2009, 05:16:24 PM »
I agree.  I think the reaction to book 10 was what pushed him to finish the series, not his illness. The type of amyloidosis he had usually kills in one year or less, and he had it almost 2.  To say he knew about it when KoD came out is most likely not true, never mind the 2 or 3  years prior when he wrote it.
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« Reply #68 on: May 13, 2009, 09:57:58 PM »
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The type of amyloidosis he had usually kills in one year or less, and he had it almost 2.
Didn't the doctors say they thought he was gonna live for a couple more years at least, though?  ???
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« Reply #69 on: May 15, 2009, 05:58:10 PM »
Nope.  He said he was going to live that long, but he only had a 5-10% chance of doing so.  The amyloids his body was producing attacked the muscles of his heart, slowly destroying it.
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