Not really I do feel it was a little inconsiderate to waste time on prequels and wotnot rather than finishing the series when he was going to die like that but I'm really enjoying the series as haven't re-read in about 5 years. My mai worry is that the ghost writer won't be any good. I really just want to know how it ends.
I didn't think he knew he was going to die (or no more than all of us are going to die sometime) when he wrote the prequels.
I think someone (a ghost encyclopaedia-writer) should take all his notes and give them to us in a useful form. There's sure to be stuff that's not explained even in the last book. I want to know more about the aelfinn and the eelfinn.
Well, maybe he didn't know. I'll give you that. Apparently he has left detailed notes and dictated onto to tape a lot more stuff I think we will learn more about the aelfinn and eelfinn. There is the theory isn't there that matt and tom save moiraine from them and snakes and foxes is based on them. I'm just finishing Winter's Heart. Love it. Lots of Mat and no boring Perrin.
Rand is too. I find Perrin a bit dull with the Faile stuff. You know the 'oh she smells jealous. She's being awful but I musn't be nasty or shout because she's a girl' type crap. He suffers in comparison cos right now Matt is rescuing some damane and the Daughter of the Nine Moons (a.k.a his Bloody Wife). My Dad and DH prefer Perrin though, I'm just a hopeless Mat lover.
3 books? oh good grief.Though as long as I have something to read in the autumn...But I want to know how it ends! Yes ,I want to know about Verin,and Cadsuane.(and who the un-identified Forsaken are in the real world). Much prefer Mat to Perrin and Rand.Is anyone else annoyed by how catty and vindictive the women are,in general? Everytime I re-read this annoys me more..
I am trying to get DP to read them, but he doesn't allocate time to reading in quite the same way I do (and in fact I spend less time reading now there is MNing to be done!). He's got as far as book 6 but is slownig a lot, nto sure if he'll make ti all the way as the later ones do drag on a little. He's saying that Egwene is boring, but I know that he must be nearly at the point where she gets dragged off to you-know-where to be you-know-what (or maybe you don't, which is why I wrote it like that ).
I finished winters heart last night. I've found her dull all the other times I've read them but not so much this time. My DH had stopped reading for ages til I got him into WoT. He's now a bit of a fantasy fiend.
I can't believe I'm only joining this thread now! I think Trillian and I chatted about this before (in the nerdy star trek thread! )
I hadn't heard about making it three volumes. Teeny bit annoying, but at least we're getting somewhere finally. Rather cynically, one does wonder if this is all about keeping the gravy train going. God. I am horrendous.
I am definitely going to have to reread completely between now and then, which just means another big argument with my various siblings about who owns which book (you'd think with three of us all reading the same thing for the last 20 years we'd have figured out to LABEL them by now...!).
As the books go on, Matt and Perrin definitely become more interesting whle Rand gets less and less interesting. Although I've always loved the multiple wife thing and thought that was quite funny. Please remind me - Min hasn't become the third wife yet?