I might not be the best reader... I was so excited to learn that Rand was the answer to some terrible prophecy that I went out and bought book 2 on the same day! It took me some time to read book one and hopefully it will take a few episodes to learn that Rand is the Dragon. I did not know all that the prophecy meant. Thom and Moraine gave us readers quite a few hints but I have to admit that I did not see them on my first read through. I had to go back and re-read it to see all the foreshadowing.