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Chapter 9: Tellings of the Wheel
The padding you'll learn to hate is descriptions of clothing :p Also, most of the stuff they talk about end up actually being relevant in some way. (you just might have to wait ten books or so)
Also, Jordan can write great battles. Just wait until Dumai's Wells. (that's oh... Six books away.
The padded clothing (:P) I can deal with. It's the opening of every book I hate, wherein the author writes about how a wind has moved over the surface of the land in a completely unimportant way. Which takes two or three pages.
Oh, and those dreams are important; pay attention to what is said and shown in them.
^^Really? I actually love that, ties all the books together in a way. And also the epilogues in which a multitude of false rumours spread across the land, but one central truth gets across in all of them. But then, I didn't notice any padding until about the 8th book my first time through, probably because I read quickly and didn't have to wait long stretches for the next installment. Of course, after that the internet informed me that boy there sure are a lot of descriptions of dresses and braid-tugging etc. Then I noticed. Oh, yes, any dreams that happen mean something sooner or later, even if the character who had them never figures it out.
I know you're way beyond this point, and I'm going to be catching up, but I just gotta say, I fucking adore Manetheren, and the story that Moiraine tells here. Seriously, biggest fucking badasses ever. *hearts* -Kiryn
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