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Books / Re: Best book you've ever read...
« on: April 21, 2009, 03:34:31 PM »
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

Is his first published book (to be part of a trilogy), expecting the next book out either late this year or early 2010.

DAW president Elizabeth Wollheim called it "the most brilliant first fantasy novel I have read in over 30 years as an editor."

Books / Re: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ***Spoilers***
« on: April 21, 2009, 03:28:48 PM »
Post for spoilers.

Books / Re: My readthrough of WoT (**Spoilers**)
« on: April 21, 2009, 03:19:36 PM »
Darn that school!  :'(

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Splitting A Memory of Light...
« on: March 26, 2009, 03:57:51 PM »
On topic : As much as I dont agree with a double release, I think business-wise there is no other option. Its going to be 700k+ words .... A little too much for one book.

I do believe RJ would have liked one release to keep the fans happy. I am crossing my fingers for one release. But not holding my breath.

I dont support the decision to have three (or even two) releases. This book is a legacy to Robert Jordan, not a way to may some cash off him. The should release it in one copy to make the fans happy. We've been loyal readers for 11 books .... Its what Robert most likely would have wanted.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: A Memory of Light
« on: March 19, 2009, 10:27:54 AM »
Phew .... finally read the 33 pages of replies. Im sure many of these have been mentioned, but just wanted to drop my thoughts as a newly registered member :)


We all know the Prophecies (and unseen hints of something happening later in the story) play a large part of WoT. Most of the Prophecies have come true, although not in the way we have predicted. I personally found Mat and Tuon's path together quite enjoyable, and found myself chuckling quite frequently.

- Mat will trade his eye for Moiriane, though it will take him a long while to puzzle it out and convice himself to accept it ... He hates those effins.
- Min's first viewing of Rand mentions a beggars staff. This has not been addressed yet? Rand is already deformed, but could it get worse for him?
- The large borderland army will be annihilated. The Queen will die. Bashere will be the next in line to rule, but will pass it down to Faile (and Perrin), who will become King and Queen.
- Gawyn will discover Egwene is a prisoner of the White Tower, become her warder, and go join Gareth Bryne and the Younglings.
- Morgase will make her way back to Caemlyn and become Elaynes advisor. She wall marry Tallanvor.
- Logain's halo of power and glory that Min views, will be linked to his part in the Last Battle. He will kill Taim and become M'hael of the Black Tower.
- Logain will be high up in the White Tower when Asha'man and Aes Sedai re-unite as they did before the Breaking.
- Taim and his 'special students' will try to kill Rand. Logain and the loyal Asha'man will defend Rand, killing Taim and the rest.
- Galad and Berelain will fall in love.
- Lews Therin finally dies. He may be removed from the pattern altogether. I think he is the key to winning the Final Battle. Could he somehow throw his soul at the Dark One, destroying them both?
- Alivia will help Rand die, by telling everyone of his death. Although he is not really dead.
- Tuon will help Rand with the Final Battle. They will be able to keep all their conquered lands in return.

And there are hundreds more things to be said, but ill leave that for now :)

Site News / Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« on: March 19, 2009, 10:05:33 AM »
Hello  :D

My name is Tyler Hall, im 24 years old and from Perth, Western Australia. I was a Police Officer for 5 years (recently resigned), and I currently study Commerce at Murdoch University. When I have made enough money, I will retire early and begin my writing. I have great idea's, and think of myself as a 'dreamer'.

I have spent thousands of $$$ on Fantasy books over the last 7 or 8 years, with my favourite authors being Terry Brooks, Brian Aldiss, Mark J. Ferrari, Patrick Rothfuss, Raymond Feist, David and Leigh Eddings and ofcouse Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan.

"The Name of the Wind" - Patrick Rothfuss is probably the best novel I have ever read, and recommend it to everyone.

I have a long term girlfriend, whom I own a house with, and we have a 4month old puppy called Poppy. They are both my world.

From looking around these forums, I think i'll be carefully watching the Wheel of Time threads, and try to offer my opinions in the nicest way I can. I dislike fools who have a go at other people's opinions, and will put them in their place quite thoroughly if required.

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