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  1. Prince of Ravens

    Prince of Ravens

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    Hi everyone! Just made an account and excited about joining this community! A little about me:
    • With my username, you'd think my favorite character is Mat, but I'm on my first re-read and I really am enjoying Moiraine this go around.
    • I found TarValon.net because I am doing audibooks for the re-read and the chapter summaries help me if I miss something (I listen while working)
    • I am an IT Auditor and spend most of my time on a computer, so I get to do a lot of audiobook reading at work!
    • From Louisiana!
    • Favorite author outside of Robert Jordan is Shakespeare! I love love love all of his plays.
    Question for the community: What is the most under-rated book in the WoT Series?
     
  2. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Welcome to TarValon.Net! :D And I don’t have an answer for your question. Well, maybe New Spring if you save it and read it around book 9 or 10. It can be a refreshing, faster-paced read in the middle of what many people consider a slog.
     
  3. Alenya Al'Roran

    Alenya Al'Roran Aes Sedai Director of Marketing Forum Moderator

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    Welcome to Tar Valon!
     
  4. Narysse a'Jahar

    Narysse a'Jahar Aes Sedai

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    Welcome to Tar Valon!
     
  5. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    From Louisiana?! Where??? :lol

    I’m in northwest Louisiana. ^^
    Also, welcome!!
     
  6. Prince of Ravens

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    From good ol' Baton Rouge! Geaux Tigers!!
     
  7. Prince of Ravens

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    The slog is real! That was the main reason I got the audio books was to force myself to listen to the slog and get through it! But of those, I actually liked winters heart a lot more the second time (currently on Knife of Dreams)
     
  8. Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn

    Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn Aes Sedai Membership Activities Coordinator Head of the Green Ajah

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    Welcome!

    I don't really have an answer to your question because I think of them as one big story and tend not to separate them out by book.
     
  9. Ilverin Matriam

    Ilverin Matriam Aes Sedai Outreach Activities Coordinator Head of the Gray Ajah Historian Tower Gatekeeper

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    this :look But I also think some people add Crown of Swords to the very tenuious boring part of the story, and I believe Crown of Swords is still very strong as a book.

    Also Welcome :joy happy to have you here with us ^^
     
  10. Arella Mathara

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    Welcome! :welcome

    The books are one long story to me as well. Certain events I clearly remember happen in s certain book, most I don't. I'm on Crossroads of Twilight in my reread now. Taking a small break for he second time :look
     
  11. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    Oh, sweet! I live in Shreveport, but I studied at LSU in Baton Rouge for about a year and a half. ^^
     
  12. Nandi el'Shahir

    Nandi el'Shahir Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    Welcome! I prefer the physical books, mostly b/c of the glossary in the back and the maps and shuch.
     
  13. Jocasta Braithe

    Jocasta Braithe Novice Forum Moderator Mafia Admin

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    Hey there! I was going to nominate Winter's Heart as the most underrated. I really liked it. I loved all the parts with
    Elayne and Aviendha are excellent in that one, the Seanchan invasion ramps up, and I love the cleansing of Saidin.
     
  14. Prince of Ravens

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    I do prefer the physical books as well! But the narrators for the audio books are great, but I have a special row on my bookshelf for my physical copies!
     
  15. Prince of Ravens

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    I really didn't like Winters Heart on my first read through, but having just finished it in my re-read, I loved it a lot more. I had forgotten some of the non-major events!
     
  16. Prince of Ravens

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    I am with you as well. It all blends into one long story for me. My re-read is helping me remember what happens in specific books better, but it all flows as one story so perfectly
     
  17. Prince of Ravens

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    Thanks! And yea it does get lumped in as one of the boring books, but I really enjoyed it. But then again, I really enjoy all the books lol
     
  18. Prince of Ravens

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    Oh aweseome! Now I want me some pie from Strawns!
     
  19. Atarah al'Norahn

    Atarah al'Norahn Aes Sedai Director of Research and Records TVT Editor Historian

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    Welcome, fellow Shakespeare person! What's your favourite play?

    I agree with Ilverin about A Crown of Swords. I love that book.

    Between Nynaeve and Lan meeting again, Elayne finally standing up to the other Aes Sedai, Mat and Birgitte spending time together, the developing relationship between Elayne and Aviendha, Egwene continuing to put plans in motion--it's a solid book, in my opinion.
     
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  20. Onis O'Leia

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    Welcome to Tar Valon!