Mat's Memories

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-14' started by Seaghan Hama, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Seaghan Hama

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    I recently discovered Audible, and am in the middle of my first ever listen through of the WoT; I have read all the books many, many times, but listening is an interesting experience. I am currently on Lord of Chaos, and just finished the scene of Mat dancing with the serving girl in their inn. During the scene Mat is reflecting on the memories that he received in Rhuidean, and it crossed my mind that perhaps the memories are from his past lives, as opposed to just random Generals of history. I am sure this is not an original idea, but I don't think I have seen it discussed anywhere. Has this been revealed by RJ or BS anywhere?
     
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    Thanks Jeffan Sedai!
     
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    Absolutely. :D Theoryland's Interview Database is super amazing and an invaluable resource.
     
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    Yeah, it was probably luck or ta'veren or both that gave him the exact memories he needed to become a great general and all that, albeit grudgingly :p

    The only old memory that is "his" is the one from Manetheren, that he remembered after being Healed from the Shadar Logoth dagger...

    And I am also listening to the book on Audible atm, I am at Path of Daggers. It do really give a new level of understanding, especially because I can't just skip the long sequences of descriptions or explanations like I often do when I read.