In which a whole heap of us re-read Wheel of Time

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Why not both? There are lots of engineers, scientists, and mathematicians who worked on the Apollo program
Because Robert Jordan said Lenn was John Glenn?
 

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Checking in with all our readers....I think we have finished EoTW...and it is time for Hunting.

@Dianna Melear , erstwhile leader - can we start on the The Great Hunt?
 
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Tell Me when you hit Shadow Rising!
 

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I got finished TDR, so went back to EotW.
I listen for up to 5 hours per day while I work, so I can get ahead VERY quickly.

Also, I’m sorry I haven’t checked in here really. I’m doing my very best to make a return to the Tower and not just chill over in Discord. I can’t promise anything, but I will try :grouphug:
 

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Checking in with all our readers....I think we have finished EoTW...and it is time for Hunting.

@Dianna Melear , erstwhile leader - can we start on the The Great Hunt?
*queues up book 2!*

I think I'm going to try to read a chapter or maybe two per day. Hopefully that keeps me from rushing through things and missing details Iike I've done in the past haha.
 

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I couldn’t wait!! I started The Great Hunt. I loved the Prologue - The Dark Friends’ Social. So interesting to use Bors perspective; I just need to remember that when he becomes more prominent and I wonder what his special mission in Tarabon was???
 
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I couldn’t wait!! I started The Great Hunt. I loved the Prologue - The Dark Friends’ Social. So interesting to use Bors perspective; I just need to remember that when he becomes more prominent and I wonder what his special mission in Tarabon was???
Yeah, the prologue is interesting. It’s the only time we get the perspective of a darkfriend that’s not a channeler.
 

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I'm through Ch 5 of TGH and I have two comments...

The darkfriend social: I was always surprised that Bors was judging what his colleagues revealed by their outfits as if it made them idiots. I wonder how many of them did that deliberately in order to lead people to the wrong conclusions? If it was me, I would absolutely wear a style of dress from halfway across Randland, or dress as a man maybe. And you KNOW if those Aes Sedai were covered except for their fingers it was because they darn well wanted everyone to know AS served the shadow!

In ch 4 when Moiraine is preparing to meet the Amyrlin, her shawl is described as "embroidered with curling ivy and grapevines", forever shaping my mental image of what an AS shawl should look like. I didn't realize I formed that impression so early in the series but there it is!
 

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Went ahead and got started in The Great Hunt, so much going on. I never understood the schism between Rand, Moraine and eventually, the Tower - but this time I was able to understand how Moraine and Siuan deliberately set it up. I also didn't realize how early on Verin was in this strategy (or at least I had forgotten it). It will certainly provide greater context to later actions. Rand's attempts to distance himself from his friends (Mat and Perrin) was much more poignant for me this time.

I could understand more clearly the intense hurt that Mat and Perrin felt at Rand's behavior. I also enjoyed the moment of clarity and fondness between Lan and Nynaeve when he gives her his signet.

Up to Chapter 9 and trying to move slowly... where are the rest of our readers at?

@Dianna Melear @Fenya al'Caem @Nadezhda al'Lanahrin @Kassidy Rose ni DaiShan t' al'Kalin @Seryse ni Cousland @Toral Delvar @Phen al'Rohan @Megana Vallentin @Ananke Ruadh @Viktara Fen @Raina Tsornin @Sláine al'Eir @Falone Charpontier @Leala ni al'Dareis t'al'Caleum @Jorell al'Racha @Lealenya Terim
 

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I reached chapter 30 of the Great Hunt. Pausing a little.
 

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Meanwhile I'm on chapter 13 of Fires of Heaven.
I struggle with Fires of heaven though. There's a lot going on in this one
 
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I’m about to start FoH
 

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DarkFriends Social! that takes me back some decades to the days of Usenet
Some of them. we can later work out who they are, or I think , it was confirmed. Others, we never find out - all sorts of plans and things happening "off screen" that apparently didn't work out and we never get to see them
 

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On chapter 9 of Path of Daggers, don't worry though, I started in May 2021 so I'm sure you'll all catch up to me before I finish the series at this rate. And I'll join in on this thread when that intersection happens!
 

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Went ahead and got started in The Great Hunt, so much going on. I never understood the schism between Rand, Moraine and eventually, the Tower - but this time I was able to understand how Moraine and Siuan deliberately set it up. I also didn't realize how early on Verin was in this strategy (or at least I had forgotten it). It will certainly provide greater context to later actions. Rand's attempts to distance himself from his friends (Mat and Perrin) was much more poignant for me this time.

I could understand more clearly the intense hurt that Mat and Perrin felt at Rand's behavior. I also enjoyed the moment of clarity and fondness between Lan and Nynaeve when he gives her his signet.

Up to Chapter 9 and trying to move slowly... where are the rest of our readers at?

@Dianna Melear @Fenya al'Caem @Nadezhda al'Lanahrin @Kassidy Rose ni DaiShan t' al'Kalin @Seryse ni Cousland @Toral Delvar @Phen al'Rohan @Megana Vallentin @Ananke Ruadh @Viktara Fen @Raina Tsornin @Sláine al'Eir @Falone Charpontier @Leala ni al'Dareis t'al'Caleum @Jorell al'Racha @Lealenya Terim
I am still on The Eye of the World, but that is also because I am reading it to my boyfriend.
 

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Some of them. we can later work out who they are, or I think , it was confirmed.
I was thinking I'd be able to do that RIGHT NOW but man it is all just so vague. So yeah I think later we get some additional references that help with a few and I'm hoping I can make those connections when I get there, now that I'm reading more slowly and (hopefully) for details like that.
 
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