Laurien's Journey Through The Shadow Rising

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Chapter 1: Seeds of Shadow

- No prologue this time. Interesting!
- Siuan's admission that they're trying to steer Rand is infuriating, but it has me shaking my head. The Tower's hubris is going to come around to bite them in a big way pretty soon, I think.
- Poor Min! Now she's going to have to witness the cause of her viewings surrounding the Aes Sedai firsthand, not to mention endure whatever disguise Leane is supposedly going to squeeze her into.
- ...Well, Elaida's a space case for all she's obviously scheming some way to uproot Siuan.
- I'd honestly forgotten about Bornhald and "Ordeith." A Whitecloak having a temper tantrum and the Dark One's Hound is a combination destined to become a hot mess, I'm sure.
- Ugh, why can't the Seanchan just be gone? The sul'dam/damane thing is so revolting it makes my stomach knot!
 

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Things are about to get big and interesting for you, dear! Three of my personal favorite arcs have their starts in this novel.
 

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- Siuan's admission that they're trying to steer Rand is infuriating, but it has me shaking my head. The Tower's hubris is going to come around to bite them in a big way pretty soon, I think.

is this a foreshadowing on your part :laugh:

I was trying to put myself in Siuan's situation and I cannot see how I would act differently. Someone so important running around doing whatever he wants scares me as much as probably they were supposed to be scared (her and Moiraine).
 

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is this a foreshadowing on your part :laugh:

I was trying to put myself in Siuan's situation and I cannot see how I would act differently. Someone so important running around doing whatever he wants scares me as much as probably they were supposed to be scared (her and Moiraine).

Around this point in the books I was tired of the Amyrlin Seat being just as scared and quick to judgement as she has been, but considering how no one but the reader has full knowledge of what is going on, and even then that is still faulty, I have to agree. If all I ever got was the information she seems to have received I would be making the same decisions as well.
 
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is this a foreshadowing on your part :laugh:

I was trying to put myself in Siuan's situation and I cannot see how I would act differently. Someone so important running around doing whatever he wants scares me as much as probably they were supposed to be scared (her and Moiraine).
A bit, I suppose. :laugh:
Around this point in the books I was tired of the Amyrlin Seat being just as scared and quick to judgement as she has been, but considering how no one but the reader has full knowledge of what is going on, and even then that is still faulty, I have to agree. If all I ever got was the information she seems to have received I would be making the same decisions as well.
In principle, I agree. However, the prophecies have been around for much longer than any of them, and the fact that Siuan and Moiraine believe that the only possible way Rand can fulfill those prophecies is with them steering him is what irks me. The prophecies will come to pass and Rand will do what needs to be done regardless of Aes Sedai involvement, if the Wheel truly weaves as the Wheel wills. That's how I see it, at least!
 
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