- Apr 25, 2019
- Istanbul, Turkey
- He - Him
Moiraine talked about an Aes Sedai who came to her room as an Accepted to help her learn to channel, but instead beat her repeatedly with the Power until she panicked enough that she could do it.
That's straight out of New Spring. Elaida did that in the guise of helping her practice for the Raising test to the shawl.
I think there will be no Elaida. Moiraine probably talks about Cadsuane there, because we know that she will be in the show.
he end of the Eye of the World was a clusterf**k guys. As much as we all love the series, the ending of that book was... impossible to adapt. Full of plotlines that never went anywhere (the voice speaking over the battle?) and devices that never appear again (the untainted pool of Saidin?). It would have been a confusing (time consuming, expensive, impossible) mess, and people who hadn't read the books would have been incredibly lost. When I read the book I was incredibly lost. In fact, I'm not much less confused by the ending than I was when I first read it. So... we pretty much KNEW there would be major changes and the episode was just about what I expected (well not entirely, finding the Horn of Valere... under the floor in Fal Dara made me go WHAT?! but mostly). I was not at all surprised they cut Aginor and Balthamel and made the direct confrontation with Ishamael.
I wouldn't want them to fully show all the things at the end of the book, but they almost showed nothing. No real duel or battle. The effect of Rand using sa'angreal wasn't satisfactory, Dragon Reborn's power x 100 shouldn't look that weak. The book version of the ending confused people, yeah, but the show did the same but with no epicness, book was at least epic in that matter. All of my friends who didn't read the book didn't like the episode. They said it didn't feel like a season finale, except the opening scene with the Age of Legends and the ending scene with Seanchans.