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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    Not a bad episode. They pretty did what I predicted in my last comment, and showed more about the impact of an Aes Sedai's death on her Warder. I liked most of the episode. Some of the things I didn't like were:
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    Yeah, I was disappointed in that part, too. As @rudyjuly2 said, it's something that is supposed to have a very major impact on the Warder, and I don't think the show really conveyed that. Maybe they will expand on it more in the next episode, and show the Warder suffering in the aftermath. Not...
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    Ditto. After the first line or two, I was into it. By the end, I loved it.
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    I like *this* so recommend me.....

    Hi there, You mentioned you like Abercrombie. Have you read all of his books? If not, you certainly need to read his new Age of Madness trilogy. That third book just came out a couple of months ago. Other than that, maybe give The Powder Mage trilogy by Brian McClellan a try.
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    I don't actually recall a lot of details about Thom, but from whatever vague image I had in my memory, I actually thought the show was pretty consistent with the books. What parts do you think are different? I actually don't remember that. Did they really say Egwene is ta'averen? How did I miss...
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    Yeah, I caught a glimpse of that AMA. I didn't read through the whole lot, partly because it looked like a lot of sucking up by commenters. Everyone telling Rafe how they think he nailed the show and it looks perfect and everything is exactly how they imagined it, while I, even as someone who is...
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    I'm the same with ages of young protagonists, not just in WoT but in pretty much any series I read. I imagined Jon Snow, Danaerys, Sansa, etc. to all be in their 20s when I read the books, too. I just find it hard to take a book seriously when I'm expected to believe that the characters are...
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    It's November 2021: What fantasy book are you reading?

    To be fair, the connections aren't very obvious unless you are really good at remembering every character's specific mannerisms or quirks. The connections between the larger Cosmere become a little clearer, though, if you read all of the books. For instance, the novella Mistborn: Secret History...
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    I think, at the end of the day, it's too subjective for everyone to feel the same way. How the written word affects us is very personal, and different readers will take away different things. For instance, my reading style is what's called sub-vocalization. Basically, I don't just read with my...
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    I have no idea whether you're in the minority, but I, at least, am on the same page as you. DC, both in movies and TV, simply haven't done as good a job as Marvel, but for different reasons. There's something about the way they've made them that they're either way too serious and self-important...
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    You know, I think I'm with you on that point. By far the two most successful adaptations of Fantasy were The Lord of the Rings (movies) and Game of Thrones (TV). The two series are about as different as can be, but one thing they have in common is that both are very light on on-screen magic...
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    Book deals and discounts (post here)

    A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine, the sequel to the Hugo-winning A Memory Called Empire, is on sale for $2.99. Also on sale, for the same price, is Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, the sequel to Gideon the Ninth.
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    Definitely not a fan of this Mat, but I wouldn't necessarily blame the actor. He's most likely just following the direction given to him from the scripts and the directors/producers.
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    I understand what you're saying, and it's definitely important that they're fans, but what I was saying is that I haven't been convinced (so far) that they are able to really make the show have an impact. As I said, the GoT guys really got the feel of the series from the start. Yes, the show...
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    Saw all 3 episodes over the weekend. I agree with a lot of what's being said here. As @Regula said, how the heck didn't they think of having the opening shot be a flashback about the Breaking? Anyone remember that hastily done quasi-pilot that randomly aired in the US several years ago? Even...
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    Wow, they already reached Shadar Logoth? Is that really quick, or have I just forgotten how early in the series that happens?
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    Agree with everything @Silvion Night, @ReguIa and @Cyphon said. If this is merely misdirection, good enough. But if they're actually changing who the Dragon Reborn is, that's a problem. The entire concept of saidin being cursed loses impact. It goes from something that can be world changing...
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    Damn, seriously? Wow! That is some confidence they're showing in the series, renewing it two full seasons in advance, even before a single episode has actually aired. I'm guessing there's some business sense there, too. Amazon Studios might be expecting the show to be a hit, and the team to...
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    I think the show's success is very important, for it to have a chance to tell the story till completion. It's too expensive for them to keep making if it's not a hit. Keep in mind that one of the reasons Amazon is making this (as well as the LotR show) is because they had a directive straight...
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    The Wheel of Time tv-series

    Agree. I loved WoT when I read it, but this isn't really a series I would say had a lot of gray characters. I kind of remember a couple here and there who you weren't sure if they would turn out good or bad (like Logain) and there were some traitors in the White Tower (the "Black" Ajah) but for...