The Wheel of Time Re-read (currently reading - Eye of the World)

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Reread (Spoilers)' started by Ilverin Matriam, May 2, 2021.

  1. Ilverin Matriam

    Ilverin Matriam Aes Sedai Director of Research and Records Historian Tower Gatekeeper

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    Welcome everyone :joy Who is excited to finally start our re-read?

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    Here is the schedule for reading book 1:

    Week 1 (May 3rd - May 9th) - Prologue (Dragonmount plus Ravens if people have that version) to Chapter 6: The Westwood
    Week 2 (May 10th - 16th) - Chapter 7 Out of the Woods to Chapter 13 Choices
    Week 3 (May 17th - May 23rd) - Chapter 14 The Stag and Lion to Chapter 20 Dust in the Wind
    Week 4 (May 24th - May 30th) - Chapter 21 Listen to the Wind to Chapter 27 Shelter from the Storm
    Week 5 (May 31st - June 6th) - Chapter 28 Footprints in Air to Chapter 34 The Last village
    Week 6 (June 7th - June 13th ) - Chapter 35 Caemlyn to Chapter 41 Old Friends and New threats
    Week 7 (June 14th - June 20th) - Chapter 42 Remembrance of Dreams to Chapter 48 The Blight
    Last Week 8 (June 21st to June 25th) - Chapter 49 The Dark One stirs to Chapter 53 the Wheel turns

    Get your books ready! We start tomorrow! :joy
     
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  2. Satara al'Caelahn

    Satara al'Caelahn Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah Moderator

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  4. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Assistant TVT Editor

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    Oh right! That starts today!

    For some reason I thought that was Wednesday?

    Planning a wedding, y'all. :lol
     
  5. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy That Guy Aes Sedai

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    Take a break. Read some WoT!
     
  6. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Assistant TVT Editor

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    That sounds like a good plan. :D
     
  7. Satara al'Caelahn

    Satara al'Caelahn Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah Moderator

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    Thanks for the reminder! I might have maybe forgotten, despite being fully aware of this yesterday. I slept. Also ADHD.

    *grabs book*
     
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  9. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy That Guy Aes Sedai

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    For any of you interested, I have a word document of the Ravens prologue if you want to read it since it was only available in one or two published books that most people likely don't have. Just send me a message and I can shoot the document your way.
     
  10. Leala al'Dareis

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    Fun fact: I've only ever read the Ravens prologue in comic book form. :look
     
  11. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Assistant TVT Editor

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    I started listening yesterday while driving my long commute home, then while hanging up things on my blank walls. :lol

    I'm on chapter 2 now! :D
     
  12. Laralelle Susandrea

    Laralelle Susandrea Aes Sedai

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    @Faeril Munlear that is my favorite scene in that movie :love

    Also, yay! Already two chapters behind :facepalm
     
  13. Ilverin Matriam

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    YAY Great that you are already ahead Leala :joy Did you find some bits that you might have missed before?

    Laralelle - that's ok, I'm sure you will catch up! ^^ I find it easy to read the first couple of chapters all at once.
     
  14. Satara al'Caelahn

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    I usually find it easy to read the first couple of books all at once. :look

    It's a vice.

    I'm working on it.
     
  15. Leala al'Dareis

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    I don't even know how many times I've read this part of the book, so I'm not sure. :lol
     
  16. Laralelle Susandrea

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    :lol
     
  17. Leala al'Dareis

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    So, you're saying you're saying you're working on a way to read the first SEVERAL books at once. :look
     
  18. Leala al'Dareis

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    Ewin Finnegar's Guide to Catching Aes Sedai: Give them treats. :8)
     
  19. Toral Delvar

    Toral Delvar Archivist Gaidin

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    I thought I had the Ravens Prologue, but perhaps not
    Some thoughts (including things I never considered/noticed before)
    The description of people sunken into the stone seems very reminiscent of what happened to the Trollocs in the Ways when they triggered some trap
    The Voice is capitalized, as is the Singing - is this the same sort of seed singing we see later?
    How would giving him a few minutes of lucidity work? Have Aes Sedai done this? Would the madness then return instantly in the same form? Or is Ishmael just assuming things? It seems to be set very shortly after the sealing, so there surely can't have been much time to try and learn
    Lews Therin has young children. He also has childhood friend who are still alive - He's described as middle years, more white hair than not, so is probably 500-600 years old (I think we get a confirmation of his age somewhere). So, even with the extended life for non channelers, it's surprising he has childhood friends around - in the Aiel visions, it was suggested typical lifepan was around 150 IIRC. I think he had probaby been with Ilyena for 30-40 years at this point. I guess when you live very long, the age at which you have children can cary a lot.
    Did Ishmael tell people what had happened? It doesn't seem like anyone else was around to witness the creation of Dragonmount
     
  20. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe

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    Yes, I think the Voice here is the Aiel/Ogier tandem singing.

    I suspect Ishamael was able to give LT lucidity because the taint is from the DO, and he used the True Power in some way. It would probably not be a lasting effect.

    His childhood friend that is still alive could also be a channeller ;)