What moved you?

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-14' started by Jenalla Selar, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Caliden Al'Waes

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    There were a few moments where I just lost it. When Egg asked Rand why she can't die for something she believes in. When Perrin says he'll be watching Rand's back, always. When Noal comes back. Those three killed me. Just, killed me.

    Oh. And when Rand is talking to the DO and he summerizes the characters, "A woman who refuses to believe there is nothing that can't be healed" etc etc. I read it 3-4 times, as he put the good into these people who had been there for him time and time again and I just lost my mind.
     
  2. Sorcha Al'Verdan

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    Nynaeve's reaction to Moiraine's return got me choked up
     
  3. Murasaki al'Aevon

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    Yes!! A million times yes! That was so moving to me. Especially when it said something like "she still fights." etc. WOW! It made me feel like I'm wasting my whole life doing something half-heartedly.

    Gorramit. There's that lump in my throat again....
     
  4. Jeffan Caliarthan

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    Oh man. I'm not sure how I forgot about that whole sequence where he lists the people who helped him. That was definitely one of the more moving moments.
     
  5. Caliden Al'Waes

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    The one that was Nyv was the one that made me realize what he was doing. And then I had to go back and re-read and I just lost it as I realized all Rand saw in that moment was the good, the incredible good, inside these people who had helped and saved him. The only thing that I didn't like about it was the fact that Perrin didn't appear to be mentioned. I remember Thom, Morriane, Nyv, Mat, Lan... No Perrin. Unless I missed something as it was 4am and I had 2 hours of sleep the night before. *Goes to grab her book*

    Last night I assumed this was Lan, but perhaps it is Perrin instead.
    I know its Thom, Morraine, Perrin/Lan, Nyv, Mat, Egg. Perhaps Perrin and Lan are to much alike now to need more than a sentence, it woudl just repeat the same idea again. But I loved this part. I sobbed.
     
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  6. Jeffan Caliarthan

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    I figured it was Perrin.
     
  7. Caliden Al'Waes

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    Yeah, you're probably right.
     
  8. Aulrick Vendour

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    I've noticed many people talked about Olver's PoV and people leaving him. It was indeed a touching moment, but for the Life of me I couldn't remember it was ever such an issue with him in previous books :scratch
     
  9. tone al'ucas

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    I didn't cry, but then again, I'm a guy with a disproportionally low emotional quotient. These things affected me though:

    Lan's stand against Demandred, loved it

    Galad getting hacked up. I was sure he was the one for the job. Big bait and switch.

    Olver an Noal

    Totally didn't see Egwene, Gawyn or Siuan coming

    Hurin bummed me out. I liked him a lot, I grew attached to him decades ago. I kind of thought he got robbed his farewell was so brief.

    Now that I think of it, most of the last battle. Time for a re-read!!
     
  10. Caliden Al'Waes

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    Was he ever truly scared for his life in other books though? After we find him?
     
  11. He Who Leaves for Work at the Dawn

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    Man, just reading people posting about Noal coming back to Olver again is getting to me.
     
  12. Taika Vinh

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    I cried only once: the Noal coming back to Olver scene. There were lots of other moving scenes, like Nynaeve finally meeting Moiraine, Rand talking to the DO about his friends still fighting, etc. but the Noal/Olver thing was the only one that brought the tears.

    I was awed when I read about Egwene's death and what she did before it. A bit same way when Lan fought Demandred.

    I was surprised about the Sharans. (We didn't know much about them beforehand, and I had thought them a smaller nation. So their channeler amounts seemed vast to me.)

    I was even more surprised to learn where Isam / Luc had spent his childhood.

    I was disappointed with the Padan Fain / Mashadar appearance. (I thought it was a bit anticlimactic)

    I was relieved when Birgitte died and got back "home" to the World of Dreams. It was the best possible thing to happen to her, imo.

    I was anxious when the Black Tower asha'man got Turned, one after the other. And super relieved when Androl and co escaped it.

    I was puzzled by Logain's pessimism. He'd been through a lot, yes, and maybe the Turning attempts really affected him, but it was a bit abrupt, from his previous almost-holiness to this dark pessimist. Though it was nicely remedied in the end.

    And Rand's version of the world without the DO was super creepy...
     
  13. AnAnonymousWOTFan

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    My favorite part of the whole book was when Lan stood up with Demandred's head and survived. I thought for sure he had fulfilled his destiny to die fighting the Shadow and when he didn't.... I didn't tear up, but I may hae fist-pumped a bit :)

    Nynaeve and Moiraine taking control of Callandor-wielding Moridin was just awesome. Taking out the chief baddie when he thought he had won and using him to seal the Bore and continue the Pattern's existence was poetic justice and pure awesome.
     
  14. Caliden Al'Waes

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    When Noal showed up again I may have sat up and clapped like a giddy fool. It was just to awesome.
     
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    The moment where the DO goes, "THE FIGHT IS OVER." and Rand screams "IT HAS NOT YET BEGUN!", shatters the possibility and goes, "Now I will show you what will be" and weaves the Pattern. It was so awesome I almost feel off my couch.

    Edit: Just realized I posted earlier. Just.... most of Rand's battle with the DO and Lan's arc in Merrilor was fantastic. Mat I loved, as always. Perrin...... meh. Killing Slayer was cool, I guess.
     
  16. Quin Christanan

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    The last charge of the Queen of Andor, where Elayne raises her banner woven of the one power in order to rally her troops. Awesome.
     
  17. Raeviendha al'Toma

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    This. I teared up at this.
     
  18. Arecias Dezell

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    I got teary eyed about a lot of things posted already: Tam and Rand's duel, Egwene, Olver and Noal.

    What I didn't expect was getting angry. I was so upset about Vanin being a darkfriend, and then when he showed back up and said he just wanted Mat's tabac I was so relieved I just couldn't stop laughing!
     
  19. Corwin Matheos

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    Even after 14 books, this is still the most moving moment for me:

    "`The Light shine on you, Lord Ingtar of House Shinowa, and may you find shelter in the palm of the Creator's hand.' He touched Ingtar's shoulder. `The last embrace of the mother welcome you home'
     
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  20. Leo Kian

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    Siuan's death stands out, so sad.
    Moiraines return! When she turned to each person reciting part of the Prophecies was a major goosebump moment!