We're reading the Wheel of Time series of fantasy novels by Robert Jordan! We read them when we were younger, but now we are wiser.
Why? Because they're so much fun! Adventure, magic, battles, politics, treachery, horses, braid-pulling... these books are top flight entertainment. They're also, as the kids say these days, "problematic". We'll dig into it as we go.
We read about 5 chapters every episode, and we recap the events of the story, so you don't have to read along unless you want to. Join us!
Egwene slowly conquers the Tower with words, Mat is reunited with his battle brother Talmanes, and Perrin launches his commando mission to rescue his wife. They're all getting back to the things they respectively do best: acquiring power, leading armies, and Faile.
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Rand finally moves from his seclusion. He visits Tear, and sets his plan to win the Last Battle in motion. This causes a wave of surprise visits by Asha'man, including Logain, who has gotten surprisingly cool since last we saw him.
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While Elayne deals with the siege of Caemlyn, Rand prepares his grand plan to befriend the Seanchan before the Last Battle. Erith manages to wed the most interesting Ogier in the world: Loial. Their wedding is briefly interrupted by an epic battle against a horde of shadowspawn.
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