January 2013 Archives

AMol Chapters 40 to 42

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So more chapters. I really should go and pack to go to LCA instead of writing this. But here it is, so enjoy it, unless of course you haven't read WoT before, and you don't want any spoilers.

Previous entries can be found here.

AMoL Chapters 38 and 39

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There are some big spoilers in this chapter, and it's not nearly as horrible as the last one. See my index here.

On a scheduling note, I've actually finished reading the book last night. So the rest of these posts will actually be re-reads on these chapters. I doubt I'll have time to do them all today, and I'm still not taking the book with me to LCA tomorrow. So I'll (hopefully) finish off these posts next weekend.

AMoL The Last Battle

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In this post I talk abuot Chapter 37 of AMoL, the Last Battle.

Don't read this post. It's just horrible. I've got an index of other posts here.

AMoL Chapter 36

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Just one chapter in this entry. If you read all the way to the end of the post you'll see why. As I've mentioned a few times already in these posts, there are spoilers (so stop reading this post unless you've already read all of the WoT books) and there's an index.

On a scheduling note, this may be my last post for a while. On Saturday I'm going to an aikido seminar, and on Sunday I'm travelling to Canberra for LCA. And while I am taking my laptop with me, I'm not taking AMoL, it's just to big, especially as I'm cycling some of the way.

AMoL Chapters 33 to 35

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This book is really engaging me. So much so that I'm sitting on a train (and then later a bus) as I write this commentary.

As per normal, I'll have spoilers for the whole WoT series as I talk about these two chapters. See my other chapter summaries here.

AMol Chapters 30 to 32

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I've got a surprise for you. I've written up a summary of three chapters in A Memory of Light. Bet you never saw that coming. Well, you might have had some clue, as I've done a few others.

If you've ever started readin the Wheel of Time series, but never finished, you shouldn't read this. There are spoilers you don't want to know. If you ever think you might want to read the Wheel of Time series (and that's a great idea, you should go do that right now) then you also don't want to read this.

AMoL Chapter 28 and 29

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On the count of three, everyone cheer. One, two, three, Yeah! Because Mat is bloody awesome. Here I'm going to be talking about chapters 28 and 29 of AMoL, the fourteenth and final book of the Wheel of Time. I've lots of other posts on other chapters.

If you keep reading, you will see spoilers. So if you haven't read all the other books, and all the chapters leading up to this, you're advised to take a left just now.

AMol Chapters 24 to 27

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You may have twigged that I'm starting to enjoy reading this book more than I'm enjoying writing about it. Which is why I'm doing four chapters in one post. As has been the case in all the other entries, there is a very good chance that I'll include spoilers for people that haven't read the rest of the series. So don't read on if you haven't read all the other published books in the Wheel of Time series.

AMol Chapter 23

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This chapter is not the begining, but it is a beginning. The beginning of Rand's attack on the Dark One. Read on for the rest of my thoughts on this chapter, but be warned, there be spoilers ahead.

Or click here for the index on all these entries.

AMoL Chapters 21 and 22

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Another double up entry, this time talking about chapters 21 and 22 of AMoL. But you already knew that, didn't you, seeing as that is what the posts title says.

As always, I've got an index of these posts.

There are spoilers if you read on, so don't blame me if I spoil the entire WoT series for you.

AMoL Chapter 20

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Bad news everyone, in this chapter of the book. Previous chapters are listed here. This will have spoilers, as ever, don't read this if you haven't already read all of WoT.

AMol Chapter 19

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Eh? What is that you say? Well it's a blog post about the 19th chapter of the AMoL. I'm going to be discussing things, which will spoil the plot for you if you haven't read the rest of the WoT series. So don't do that, just go read all the books, and then come back here.

I've done quite a few of these posts.

AMoL Chapters 17 and 18

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I know, you're wondering what's going on. Two chapters? What is he playing at? It's true. I've not been able to contain myself, and I've read two chapters this time before stopping to summarise. I hope you can bear with me. Now, just so you know, there is a good chance this post will have spoilers for the entire WoT series, but you already knew that didn't you? Index is here.

AMoL Chapter 16

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This is WoT at it's finest, where we get to hear the implacable roar of the Ogier, for once raised, they are like the tide coming in. Ahh, the shivers as I read this.

Read on for more spoilers. See my index of these posts here.


AMoL Chapter 15

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Ahh, poor Mat. In this review of Chapter 15 of AMoL we see just how smitten he is. If you're not already a fan of WoT, move on. I'll be posting spoilers about the whole series, and it would be much better if you just read the whole thing for yourself.

I've got an index of my other chapters over here

AMoL Chapter 14

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Exciting news just in, from the Black Tower, read on for more.

Other posts can be found here. This post will very likely contain spoilers for all WoT books. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.

AMoL Chapter 12

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First there was light, then there was... Chapter 12 (perhaps with a few billion years in between).

This is some thoughts of mine on this chapter in the AMoL book. Other posts on other chapters can be found here. This post will very likely contain spoilers for all WoT books. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.

AMoL Chapter 11

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Chapter 11 seems to have been a short chapter, but it has Mat in it. So that made up for it.

Other posts can be found here. This post will very likely contain spoilers for all WoT books. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.

AMoL Chapter 10

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Today I'm talking about chapter 10, 'The Use of Dragons'. And indeed, there are dragons used

Other posts can be found here. This post will very likely contain spoilers for all WoT books. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.

AMoL Chapter 13

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This is my thoughts and summaries of Chapter 13 of AMoL. I've done this on earlier chapters, you can find an index of those posts here.

This post will very likely contain spoilers for all WoT books. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk. Don't blame me if you read on, and I reveal something that you haven't read yet.

AMoL Chapter 9

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Chapter 9 rolling right up here, with not one, not two, but three not so exciting scenes!

Other posts can be found here. This post will very likely contain spoilers for all WoT books. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.

AMoL Chapter 8

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Back in Black, here in Chapter 8 of my reading through AMol.

Other posts can be found here. This post will very likely contain spoilers for all WoT books. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.

AMoL Chapter 7

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It's chapter seven, and the Ogier are back, hurray!

Other posts can be found here. This post will very likely contain spoilers for all WoT books. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.

AMoL Chapter 6

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Charge! This is the sixth chapter, and it seems we're getting near the end of all the talky bits.

Other posts can be found here. This post will very likely contain spoilers for all WoT books. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.

AMoL Chapter 5

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Another chapter, that's like 2 in one day, amazing! This one was a bit droll, until the end. In fact, until the very last word.

Other posts can be found here. This post will very likely contain spoilers for all WoT books. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.

AMoL Chapter 4

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Here we get to read about the not-so-great Black Tower uprising, which all seems a bit of a fizzle. Other posts can be found here. This post will very likely contain spoilers for all WoT books. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.

AMoL Chapter 3

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Welcome, come one come all, to chapter three! Within you will find a booty answered, and the start of the Black Tower uprising.

Other posts can be found here. This post will very likely contain spoilers for all WoT books. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.

AMoL Chapter 2

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Another day, another chapter. Only two scenes, and it's all about the booty call. Other posts can be found here. This post will very likely contain spoilers for all WoT books. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.

AMoL Chapter 1

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This is the first chapter of AMoL, where Light be praised a hero survives, and not much else. Other posts can be found here. This post will very likely contain spoilers for all WoT books. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.

AMoL prologue - part 2

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In this post I'm finishing off the prologue, and it's a great finish. Other posts can be found here. This post will definitely contain spoilers. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.

AMoL prologue - part 1

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This is my first post as I read through AMoL. In this post I look at the pre-prologue prophecy, and the start of the prologue.

Other posts can be found here. This post will definitely contain spoilers. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.

Just a scheduling note, there is no schedule. It's not like I'm getting paid to do this, these blog posts are to help _me_ enjoy this book. So I'm reserving the right to take forever to write any of these blog posts, or abandon them entirely.

WoT recap, pre-AMol

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As I mentioned earlier I'm going to blog my thoughts as I read AMoL. But before I do that, I thought I'd recap. Where are the characters at the end of the last book? What do I think is going to happen, and what do I hope will happen? This will definitely contain spoilers if you haven't already read the rest of the series, so now is your time to stop reading.

plans for AMol

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The final volume of the Wheel of Time series is out, and has been out all week. I haven't started reading it, as I've been re-reading the rest of the series to prepare myself. I started that many months ago, and had been reading roughly one book per month.

But now I've finished 'Towers of Midnight', the second last volume, and it's time to start 'A Memory of Light'. I'm looking forward to it. We (fans of the series) have been waiting a many years for this book, and I want to make the most of it now that it's arrived. I can only read it a-fresh once.

But how do I make the most of it? Well I've decided I'll take a leaf out of Leigh Butlers book, and do a series of blog posts as I read through. So every couple of chapters I'll deliberately steal myself away from the book to stop, reflect, and write a blog post.