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    Adonai & Digital Eon: I haven't seen that FAQ yet, all that I have been able to guess is the obvious; that he was killed with the One Power/True Source, not [Lanfear/Damandred/Sammuel/other 2 females with the long names] but probably another Forsaken/Darkfriend. After reading Knife of Dreams, I have decided that the best way to read Wot is with a note-book beside me to take notes. I only began reading Wot last year May, meaning I have only read each book twice. So I might say somethings the diehard elite may find humourous.

    I didn't want to limit the thread to only the books I have read, since I haven't read that many authors. I read all the books of a particular author, then re-read them atleast another four times. But my favorites are: Wheel of Time, Sword of Truth, Raymond Feist [all of them], Lord of the Rings, & Harry Potter. So hopefully people will have questions on these books, and we can intellectually gangB these books.
    "I once saw a man hanging from a cliff. The brink was crumbling beneath his fingers, and the only thing near enough to grasp was a tuft of grass, a few long blades with roots barely clinging to the rock. The only chance he had of climbing back up on the cliff. So he grabbed it. He had to know it would pull free."

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    @ DE, The FAQ basically says that it's basically either Graendal or Slayer, right? With *about 1/2 the FS and DO and Taim* being possible employers for Slayer.
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    Actually, it says there's a very good case for Lanfear~ And there is. The Graendal issue is mostly that she just doesn't have anything against her, which is still pretty good - and Slayer obviously could have done the job. I love how detailed it is, though!

    I haven't read WoT many times either - most of my books fell apart. I just participated in an active online forum years ago, and read the FAQ a lot. ^___^

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    @ AS, I've only read most of them two or three times myself, though some of the better ones I've read around 5 times. As for the Sword of Truth...I don't read Ayn Rand without very good reason, LoTR was too Englishy and old (and boring and somewhat homoerotic) for me, Harry Potter is just not as good WoT, at least not good enough to reread, and I have no idea what Raymond Feist is.

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    I really enjoyed Lord of the Rings - it was a well-created series, and I absolutely adored the backstories (Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales). It was a wonderfully designed world and I admired the use of language. ^___^

    Harry Potter is intended for a younger audience. It's not bad - it's very creative, actually - but I wouldn't place it on the same scale as LoTR or WoT.
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    Raymond Feist is akin to god on roids. It's surprising to me how many people dont really read Feist, but they read those useless books by Robin Hobb. Feist is a nice author because of the way his books work together. I dont want to spoil it for anyone, but his books generally always have a different perspective for the narrative. Magician might not be the cornerstone of fantasy, but it is deffinately worth a read, it only took my a weekend. It's the same size as The Dragon Reborn.. No one will be disappointed reading it.
    Other people have told me Sword of Truth is a bit too preachy [almost anal] whenever I try and bring it up. It's not that bad. True, he does try and force the issue with philisophical concepts, and tries to push his American anti-communist agenda, but the overall series isn't bad [bar a two books that are better used for mauling marijuana/smoking].
    I was speaking with a friend of mine and he agree's that while LoTR might not have the best storyline, the writing is amazing. His old English and sentence construction is the reason I read the books over & over.
    "I once saw a man hanging from a cliff. The brink was crumbling beneath his fingers, and the only thing near enough to grasp was a tuft of grass, a few long blades with roots barely clinging to the rock. The only chance he had of climbing back up on the cliff. So he grabbed it. He had to know it would pull free."

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    *I know double-posting is like committing murder, but for some reason whenever I write more than the previous post, funny things start happening in my browser, and sometimes it gives a "cannot find server" error. I dont know what the problem is.

    Anyone have suggestions as to what the deal is with Sammuel and M'Hael? I saw that in Knife of Dreams, Moridin had Lanfear [Cyndane] & Moghedien dressed in only red and black. These are the same colours as the M'Heal had in his interior courters. I wouldn't have noticed, but RJ made specific mention to colour in both these cases, which makes me think it might be important.
    Harry Potter is a childrens book, but it gets intriguing at times. For some weird reason, it is the only book which I can read after reading it literally 30 times. [I was actually impressing small kids at the movie theater by saying the actors lines before they actually said them. sad but true]
    "I once saw a man hanging from a cliff. The brink was crumbling beneath his fingers, and the only thing near enough to grasp was a tuft of grass, a few long blades with roots barely clinging to the rock. The only chance he had of climbing back up on the cliff. So he grabbed it. He had to know it would pull free."

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    Well, Sammael's dead, so has nothing to do with it. RJ is very detailed; it could be that Taim is a high-ranking Darkfriend or just that red and black are cool colours.
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    There is the Taim is Beidoman theory, but it has almost no evidence backing it up (just the kind that I like).

    A much more plausible theory is just that he has the same kind of "special" MPD that Rand has not necessarily with Beidoman as the host (lots of evidence for this, like referring to himself in the third-person, and somehow knowing how to perform a test for the spark, but nothing definitive).

    And yeah, Sammy is definitely dead, RJ said it in an interview.

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    Beidomon probably died... we heard about him ONCE and he certainly isn't a Forsaken - and who else would have survived for three thousand years?

    Taim's probably just some high-ranking Darkfriend who knows all that stuff because he was taught - training a bunch of Darkfriend Asha'man is certainly useful, isn't it? And since all but Logain are getting "special private training"...
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