[Warning - Spoilers for Book One] Okay. I'm normally not a very weepy person. Even remotely. But I'll be damned if The Eye of the World didn't make my eyes water and my heart hurt several times. I truly love these characters. I made it up through KoD a very long time ago, so I have a fairly good idea of where things are going. I cried a bit when Rand held Mat and promised him they'd get home on the road to Caemlyn; I believe it was when Mat was first getting sick from the Shadar Logoth dagger. I cried a bit when Perrin decided he'd kill Egwene before he let the ravens kill her when they were on the run with Elyas. The whole wolfkin thing just makes my soul hurt in general - I know he just gets sadder. And sadder. I cried a bit when Egwene told Rand that he could be her Warder once she was Aes Sedai; along the same vein, I really cried when Lan turned down Nyaneve. I DEFINITELY cried when Rand learned he could channel, and tried to convince Moiraine that it was over, that he'd killed the Dark One: he's got thirteen books to go, poor kid, and he just gets more and more walled up. The last few pages detail the beginning of that... I really hope he gets over that. I can't remember if he does or not. Anyway. That was a rough 45 minutes, wrapping up the book. I forgot how phenomenally sad these books are. Or maybe they're just sadder the second time around because you know where it's all going. I swear I usually am not like this at all, but I guess that's what happens when you get invested in a series. At any rate, I'm starting up The Great Hunt tomorrow. There will probably be more tears.