The "Wheel of Time" series is one of the most popular fantasy series today, started by Robert Jordan, and has been finished by Brandon Sanderson.

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Evidence of Lan's fear in Wheel of Time?

I think I've read the first five books of the Wheel of Time series, but it was a long time ago. I started re-reading the first one recently. Moiraine has mentioned several times about being afraid, ...
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How does Pevara Tazanovni know that this Aes Sedai is Black Ajah?

By CoT Chapter 22, Pevara seems to know that Galina Casban is Black Ajah. [1] KoD-Prologue, we read the following: Galina's death had lifted a great weight from Pevara's shoulders-the Highest, a ...
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Is Robert Jordan's description of the Oneness connected to Zen in the Art of Archery?

In Zen in the Art of Archery, the author writes, "The archer ceases to be conscious of himself as the one who is engaged in hitting the bull's-eye which confronts him. This state of unconscious ...
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“Final death” and the future of the Pattern

At some point in the WOT series we learn about the possibility of "final death". For example, from the WOT wiki: The possibility of "final death", then, would seem to have serious implications for ...
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How was Ishamael able to visit Lews Therin after the Dark One was sealed away?

At the end of the War of Power, Lews Therin Telamon led the Companions to seal away the Dark One. By luck or design, they caught the entirety of the inner circle of the Forsaken there and sealed them ...
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In the Wheel of Time series, was it ever revealed how Logain was able to resist the tainted saidin?

In the WoT series, long ago, The Dark One tainted saidin, the male half of the One Power, and that drove most of the male channelers insane and they broke the world. So from that point on, any/all ...
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What are the towers of midnight

In the original guide that came out about 10-12 years ago, there is a map of Seanchan. There is a location in Seanchen called 'Towers of Midnight' that is not expanded on. I think the book is ...
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Does the Dragon Reborn remember all of his past lives after The Gathering Storm?

At the end of the gathering storm, the book implies that the Dragon can remember all of his past lives and in the prophecy it says 'the many become one'. Are there any references to other past lives ...
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What happened to Rand's adopted mother?

She appears at the end of the Eye of the World and at the beginning of A Great Hunt (I think), then I don't believe she comes back. Was this really his mother?
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What are the limits of “physical effects” in the Tel'aran'rhiod?

A lot is made of the dangers of Tel'aran'rhiod, that any wounds or effects suffered in the World of Dreams are real. What are the limits of such a principle? Some specific points come to mind: Could ...
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Is 'the age of legends' similar to modern day Earth?

In Jordan's Wheel of Time saga, there are references to the changed landscape since 'the breaking of the world', but there are also a few mentions of particular items or ideas of 'the age of legends' ...
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The Forsaken and Balefire

From Wikia: During the War of the Shadow, the use of balefire had a horrible effect on the pattern. Whole cities were burned out of existence and the pattern was almost destroyed before both sides ...
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Are the Aelfinn and Eelfinn outside the pattern?

Are the Aelfinn and Eelfinn outside the pattern? From Wikipedia: The Aelfinn and Eelfinn live in twisted worlds, which allow them to read the Pattern more effectively than humans may. Or does ...
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How was Olver able to do it?

In aMoL, But, he really shouldn't have been able to do it since Mat is supposed to be the designated wielder of said artefact. What am I missing?
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How would Rand's relationship with these characters be classified?

In aMoL, Rand has a conversation with Gawyn where he states that he's is Galad's half-brother. But he then goes on to state that he is not related to Elayne (presumably by Andoran standards). ...
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Which was the “wow” scene that Sanderson was talking about?

The following is summarised from an interview with Brandon Sanderson in 2010: Q: Were there parts that you were like, just wow, this is just really weird having to write this? A: The other ...
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The Forsaken after Tarmon Gai'don

From Wikipedia: Also, So, that's two. But then there's: What happens to her after TGS? Does this then make three rather than two?
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What was the point of the switch?

At the end of A Memory of Light, What was the point of this switch? Won't the new form attract unwanted attention too?
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Are the new factions in A Memory of Light a Sanderson invention?

In A Memory of Light, two new factions are introduced: Are they from Robert Jordan's notes or are they both a Sanderson invention? IIRC, the second faction above are also mentioned in Towers of ...
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Was it some kind of charm spell that affected Elayne and Nynaeve while meeting Moghedien?

In Shadow Rising, Chp 46, Elayne and Nynaeve were really excited and acted like they were under some kind of charm spell when Moghedien came. What kind of spell was that? It seems really easy for the ...
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What do the Seanchan do in villages that they conquer/occupy?

In The Great Hunt, it's mentioned, such as in here, that in many (implied to be all?) villages visited by the Seanchan that they left a burned/scorched patch of ground that village residents were ...
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Do we know how much of the ending of “A Memory of Light” did Robert Jordan write himself?

In a comment to this answer to a question speculating on an event in the epilogue of A Memory of Light, someone mentioned that: the ending was Robert Jordan's, written by him before he died. Is ...
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Do we ever see Ishamael channel Saidin?

Warning: Spoilers allowed in answers Ever since The Eye of the World prologue, Ishamael/Moridin seems to channel the True Power exclusively. We know that Elan Morin Tedronai was considered Lews ...
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Did a certain character actually die in “A Memory of Light” and get resurrected?

One of the key climactic scenes in A Memory of Light involves two majors characters fighting and apparently killing each other: This death leads up to the major turning point in the battle: I ...
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Who is the Aiel Woman at the end of A Memory of Light?

In the first section of the Epilogue of Wheel of Time, when We have the following passage: She is described as being an woman with white hair, dressed in Aiel clothing. My original assumptions ...
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Why don't Uno and the other Shienarans go back to Shienar

I am referring to the Shienaran that left Shienar with Rand at the beginning of The Great Hunt (the second book of the Wheel of Time). They are seen later in the series to just be kind of wandering, ...
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What happened to Shaidar Haran, the super Myrddraal (minor spoiler)?

Shaidar Haran does not seem to show up at the Last Battle. What is his fate?
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Do the Tinkers ever find their song?

This involves Memory of Light
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Who were the villagers that Mat sent to keep the river from being dammed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Last Battle - farmers at the river In the battle at the Fields of Merrilor, Mat makes what seems to be a strange decision. He sends a group of villagers, including ...
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A character is claimed to have died over the course of the series. When did that happen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When else has Mat died? (Wheel of Time, minor spoiler) In A Memory of Light, it is revealed that: However, one of the Heroes of the Horn (Artur Hawkwing himself, if I ...
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What scene in A Memory of Light did this viewing represent?

Min has this viewing of Rand in Towers of Midnight: Two dead men on the ground, surrounded by ranks and ranks of Trollocs. Towers of Midnight, Chapter 13 - For What Has Been Wrought What did ...
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What did the boat represent in the Wheel of Time?

Warning: Spoilers for A Memory of Light under spoiler text. Nicola Treehill had this fortelling, back in Lord of Chaos: The lion sword, the dedicated spear, she who sees beyond. Three on the ...
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What did the Dark Prophecy in Towers of Midnight mean?

Warning: Spoilers for A Memory of Light under spoiler text. The Dark Prophecy that Moridin shows to Graendal in Towers of Midnight was: Lo, it shall come upon the world that the prison of the ...
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The Last Battle - farmers at the river

In "A Memory of Light", Mat told the Asha'man that it's a story he'd tell him later. I must have missed something.
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What did the title “A Memory of Light” refer to?

One of the things that Robert Jordan left after his untimely death was the title of the final book of the Wheel of Time - A Memory of Light. Of course, this final book became the "Sanderson ...
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What were the questions and answers the Aelfinn gave to Moiraine?

Now that A Memory of Light has been released are we able to deduce what Moiraine's questions / answers were and Rand's final one was from / to the Aelfinn? We know two of Rand's: Question: How to ...
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When else has a certain character died? (Wheel of Time, minor spoiler)

Now, this is probably a stupid question, but in a Memory of Light Birgitte mentions to Mat that the time he got hung was not the time he "died and lived again," but that he does not remember it. Now, ...
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What did this prophecy from the Karaethon Cycle mean in A Memory of Light? (Spoilers)

Warning: heavy spoilers under spoiler text. How did this prophecy from the Karaethon Cycle play out in A Memory of Light: Twice dawns the day when his blood is shed. Once for mourning, once for ...
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Did anyone make a count on the number of time Egwene/Nynaeve/Elayne got caught?

They got caught so easily and I just would to would they got caught more in the future. From what I can remember ( to The Shadow Rising ), Egwene and Perrin got caught by the Children of the Light. ...
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Did Jordan base the Aiel on Herbert's Fremen?

Were the Wheel of Time's Aiel based on Dune's Fremen? Did Robert Jordan acknowledge or otherwise address this connection?
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How is the Ogier Loial able to drive back the shadowspawn?

Since joining Rand, Loial has shown the ability to fight and drive back shadowspawn such as Trollocs and Myrddraal. It is known that Ogier are peaceful creatures and are not used to weapons. I've seen ...
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A Memory of Light Question on the Epilogue

How did Rand al'Thor do what he did at the end of Memory of light? How was this achieved, and what are the implications?
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What does it mean by “switch” in these context? [closed]

In many occurrences, I've seen the writer using the word "switch", for example: If it mean "to whip", it would be odd. Why does the writer insist on using this word? “I told you not to be a ...
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Why did the Seanchan hang the watchers?

As the Seanchan invaded Falme, they hang the watchers of Watchers over the wave because "They watched for the wrong thing". But what is the right thing to watch? It seems to they were watching for the ...
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How does everyone know they have to get to Toman Head?

In The Great Hunt, several characters just know where to go - Toman Head, including Fain, Verin and Rand. I can see why Rand went to Toman Head because the message Fain left. I think Verin chose to ...
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Are the Seanchan real?

As it turns out, some part of the Seanchan appeared in The Great Hunt are minions to the Dark One. One would question if the Seanchan are really the heir of Artur Harkwing. In fact, they are using ...
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Who added the extra wards to Callandor?

As of the end of Towers of Midnight do we know who added the extra wards to Callandor that were present when Jahar Narishma collected it for Rand in The Path of Daggers? (The retrieval happened off ...
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Is there a website which explain mysteries in wheel of time books?

There were mysteries in the wheel of time books. For example, in The Great Hunt, a blood message were written on the wall of the prison in Fal Dara. Who wrote the message and free Fain? These ...
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Is Artur Hawkwing a greater Ta'veren than the three Two Rivers boys?

As referenced by Loial in The Dragon Reborn. Artur Hawkwing was a great Ta'veren. It seems that he stand out among other great hero in the Age of Legends. How does his Ta'veren property compare to the ...