Monday, November 5, 2012

Wheel of Time Reread: The Eye of the World Part 4

Eye of the World: chapters 31-40.


Chapter 31: Play For Your Supper
  • Firsts:
    • Else Grinwell
Chapter 32: Four Kings in Shadow
  • Rand uses the One Power for the THIRD time!
    • "The words seemed to drift to Rand through wool stuffed ears. No way out. Thunder muttered overhead, and was drowned in a slash of lightning. Have to find a way out. Gode called to them, demanding, appealing; the door slid another inch toward being open. A way out! Light filled the room, flooding vision; the air roared and burned."
Chapter 33: The Dark Waits
  • I have to give credit where credit is due; Mat despite being annoyingly paranoid about everyone while his memories are being eaten away, at least he totally sticks with and cares for Rand in this chapter.
  • Firsts:
    • Paitr:
      • He shows up again in Amador with Morgase.
    • The lady in silk:
      • She's Mili Skane and Lady Shiaine
  • Favorite Lines:
    • "My eyes! Oh, Light, my eyes! He took my eyes!"-Mat
      • Just the one.
    • "he doubted if he would ever again trust a skinny innkeeper."
Chapter 34: The Last Village
  • Firsts:
    • Fisher King:
      • "The Queen is wed to the land...but the Dragon...the Dragon is one with the land, and the land is one with the Dragon."
      • Very Arthurian legend! The health of the land is tied to the health of the king.
    • Tigraine:
      • Rand's real mother.
    • Elaida
      • It's seems very weird that going to Elaida was ever an option for Rand.
  • Favorite Lines:
    • "He tried counting the haystacks he had slept in since Whitebridge. Heroes in the stories never had to sleep in haystacks, or under hedges. But it was not easy to pretend, anymore, that he was a hero in a story, even for a little while."-Rand
Chapter 35: Caemlyn
  • Caemlyn
    • I relate the way Rand's feelings towards Caemlyn to the way I feel about London. I've never been a city that big. The history that is embedded in that city is overwhelming.
  • Thom--we learn that Thom was no ordinary Gleeman, he was in fact a court bard and rumored to be the queen's lover.
  • Firsts:
    • Basel Gill
    • Gareth Bryne--I love this man!
Chapter 36: Web of the Pattern
  • Firsts:
    • Loial
      • A young 90 year old Ogier.
    • Rand told he looks like an Aielman 
    • Ta'veren
  • Favorite Lines:
    • "Trouble is, you're caught up in the fringes of politics, lad, even if it's none of your doing, and politics is a foggy mire full of snakes."-Master Gill
    • "Till shade is gone, till water is gone, into the Shadow with teeth bared, screaming defiance with the last breath, to spit in Sightblinder's eye on the Last Day"-Loial
Chapter 37: The Long Chase
  • Wolves wanting to be seen...well by Lan.
  • Seriously loved me some Lan/Nynaeve in this chapter!
    • "he straightened, grasped her hand, and headed off into the night...he had very strong hands."
    • "it was not until he glanced at her that she realized how much assurance there had been in her that he could march into the middle of two hundred men and come back with the boy."
    • "if you are half as good as I think you are, they'll never see you."-Lan
Chapter 38: Rescue
  • Elyas--He use to be a Warder!
  • Lan/Nynaeve!
    • He loves her and want to save her!
    • "Remember your oaths, al'Lan Mandragoran, Lord of the Seven Towers! What of the oath of a Diademed Battle Lord of the Malkieri?"-Moiraine
    • "Lan caught her arm and she stopped short, staring up and him."
  • Favorite Lines:
    • "Rock-hard stubborn...Maybe stubboen enough to save yourself, in the end. Remember the times we live in, blacksmith. Remember what Moiraine Sedai told you. In these times many things are dissolving, and breaking apart. Old barriers weaken, old walls crumble. The barriers between what is and what was, between what is and what will be...The walls of the Dark One's prison. This may be the end of an Age. We may see a new Age born before we die. Or perhaps it is the end of Ages, the end of time itself. The end of the world. Suddenly he grinned, but his grin was as dark as a scowl; his eyes sparkled merrily, laughing at the foot of the gallows. "But that's not for us to worry about, eh, blacksmith? We'll fight the Shadow as long as we have breath, and if it overruns us, we'll go under biting and clawing. You Two Rivers folk are too stubborn to surrender. Don't worry whether the Dark One has stirred in your life. You are back among friends, now."-Lan
Chapter 39: Weaving of the Web
  • The beggar--I don't think I realized that the beggar was Fain the peddler.
  • Logain:
    • "The false Dragon was a tall man, with long, dark hair, curling around his broad shoulders. He held himself upright against the sway of the wagon with one hand on the bars over his head. His clothes seemed ordinary, a cloak and coat and breeches that would not have caused comment in any farming village. But the way he wore them. The way he held himself. Logain was a king in every inch of him. The cage might as well not have been there. He held himself erect, head high, and looked over the crowd as if they had come to do him honor. And wherever his gaze swept, there the people fell silent, staring back in awe. When Logain's eyes left them, they screamed with redoubled fury as if to make up for their silence, but it made no difference in the way the man stood, or in the silence that passes along with him."
    • "Logain, undefeated. No matter the cage, that had not been a defeated man."
    • For some reason I remember Logain looking directly at Rand, I guess it's in another book.
Chapter 40: The Web Tightens
  • How did Morgase become acquainted with the Two River dialect? The only person to leave the Two Rivers has been Tam...so does that mean she met Tam? And Elaida says  "Not another shepherd from the Two Rivers with a Heron marked sword"...yeah I'd say that they've met Tam.
  • Rand:
    • Bryne tells him that the heron-marked sword belongs with Rand.
    • Elaida pretty much tells us that yes, Rand is the very main character.
      • "Pain an division come to the whole world, and this man stands at the heart of it."
  • Firsts:
    • Elayne
      • Tells Rand he's handsome.
    • Gawyne
      • Thinks Rand is an Aielman--2nd time Rand is told this.
    • Tallanvor
  • Favorite Lines:
    • "I don't think I ever saw anyone as skillful at climbing as you, but you don't do so well falling."-Elayne

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