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Well... Etzel Send a noteboard - 12/04/2010 05:05:20 PM
I think even a first time reader of the WoT should realize that "the damn point of all this" is basically that Rand & his friends unite the Westlands and prepare humankind (and themselves) for the Last Battle against the plottings of the Shadow or other factions.

In TFoH Rand leads his new army out of the Waste, defeats most of the Shaido, wins two of the main countries, namely Cairhien and Caemlyn (by killing a major villian Rahvin). Personally Rand becomes a more capable channeler through Asmo's teachings, starts to regularily hear LTT's voice (madness?) and learns the ways of the Aiel, especially through Aviendha (they also fall in love in this book with each other).

Besides that on top of my head, most notably: Moiraine and Lanfear "kill" each other. Bashere joins Rand's side. Egwene learns to become an Aiel Dreamwalker and falls in love with Gawyn. Rand announces to create an army of male channelers. Asmo is killed. Mat becomes more and more a general and builds the Band of the Red Hand. The Wondergirls, hunted by Elaida, are responsible for a war between the Prophet Masema and the Whitecloaks (Galad is with them), capture Moghedien, ally with Birgitte and find the Rebel AS. Siuan, Min, Logain, Bryne, etc. join with the Rebel AS as well. Fain gets his dagger back and corrupts Elaida a bit. Morgase & Co. flee from Caemlyn.

Sure, not everything is resolved, because this isn't the last book in the series, but a book in the middle of the series. There are new things and characters introduced. However, IMO there is definitely a lot of progress - besides the circus episode - regarding the development of the characters and the overall plot.
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Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 19/03/2010 09:30:25 PM 10146 Views
A question for Larry - 19/03/2010 09:40:37 PM 2148 Views
Roberto BolaƱo - 19/03/2010 11:09:57 PM 1903 Views
I completely agree with his review. - 19/03/2010 11:11:17 PM 2097 Views
Ouch! Somebody pull that guy off RJ! *NM* - 20/03/2010 03:47:07 AM 955 Views
Can't say that I really disagree. - 20/03/2010 05:19:26 AM 1460 Views
My problem with the reviews: - 20/03/2010 06:29:08 AM 2009 Views
Hear Hear !!! ....................... = ........................ *NM* - 20/03/2010 06:37:11 AM 915 Views
I agree - 20/03/2010 11:19:29 AM 1554 Views
You know what else I'm finding annoying? - 07/04/2010 07:29:37 AM 1478 Views
Fully Agree *NM* - 21/06/2010 12:41:05 AM 809 Views
well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 06:51:29 AM 1833 Views
Re: well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 02:12:43 PM 1367 Views
I'd say just The Eye of the World - 20/03/2010 05:26:19 PM 1364 Views
Indeed - 21/03/2010 12:34:19 AM 1379 Views
These reviews are pathetic - 20/03/2010 12:52:22 PM 1359 Views
I'm amused by some of the responses - 20/03/2010 07:20:03 PM 1719 Views
+1 *NM* - 20/03/2010 10:48:14 PM 915 Views
Are you suggesting that we are unqualified to disagree with him ? - 20/03/2010 11:21:44 PM 1529 Views
No, I said rather that it's ridiculous to make such disparaging comments about his takes - 20/03/2010 11:37:56 PM 1568 Views
I considered doing so - 21/03/2010 12:27:27 AM 1354 Views
I will reply to myself: What's the problem McFly , chicken ? - 21/03/2010 12:29:36 AM 1328 Views
My sister called me chicken once - 10/04/2010 01:18:31 AM 1348 Views
what's wrong runt... are you yellah? *NM* - 10/04/2010 10:40:16 AM 895 Views
NICE! *NM* - 10/04/2010 02:19:44 PM 766 Views
Re: I'm amused by some of the responses - 23/03/2010 04:50:42 PM 1441 Views
And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 01:11:50 AM 1379 Views
Re: And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 03:03:28 AM 1245 Views
Nah, TGS was the only serious review of the series I've done - 24/03/2010 04:31:28 AM 1297 Views
On a completely unrelated note... - 24/03/2010 06:15:25 AM 1168 Views
Ha! - 24/03/2010 06:34:48 AM 1307 Views
My congratulations then . *NM* - 24/03/2010 06:36:11 AM 1202 Views
You say it as if I had been condemned to hell! - 24/03/2010 07:13:45 AM 1115 Views
No. Well, maybe. - 24/03/2010 06:52:28 PM 1225 Views
! - 24/03/2010 06:54:34 PM 1270 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 22/03/2010 02:47:23 PM 1342 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 01:53:16 PM 1353 Views
Wow, you guys have completely missed the point of the Wheel of Time series - 22/03/2010 05:28:07 PM 1385 Views
There's a point to it? - 22/03/2010 06:47:12 PM 1380 Views
I thought the point was to write about a bunch of stuff happening? - 09/04/2010 03:42:49 PM 1380 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 04:54:38 PM 1306 Views
pfft wth-ever - 26/03/2010 12:35:53 AM 1196 Views
Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 26/03/2010 12:28:19 PM 1436 Views
bla bla bla - 29/03/2010 06:17:07 AM 1286 Views
Usually, it's spelled "blah" - 29/03/2010 07:03:51 AM 1299 Views
Wow. That post was more entertaining than Mr. Roberts' review. Thank you *NM* - 29/03/2010 08:23:41 AM 1094 Views
You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 08:54:03 AM 1271 Views
Re: You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 09:13:44 AM 1374 Views
I know you were, thus the at the least of my comment - 29/03/2010 09:19:30 AM 1251 Views
Unimpressed - 29/03/2010 10:50:07 PM 1615 Views
Thank you - 30/03/2010 12:35:39 AM 1184 Views
*Standing ovation for DomA* - 30/03/2010 07:36:59 AM 1391 Views
Yes. Also, Roberts is a wanker. *NM* - 05/04/2010 09:28:57 PM 923 Views
Re: Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 29/03/2010 04:32:23 PM 1373 Views
Might want to re-read their Wikis again. - 29/03/2010 07:07:11 PM 1253 Views
Awards - 29/03/2010 07:42:03 PM 1244 Views
That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 07:54:56 PM 1210 Views
Re: That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 08:22:03 PM 1345 Views
This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 08:47:54 PM 1269 Views
Re: This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 09:03:07 PM 1322 Views
*considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:28:06 PM 1301 Views
Re: *considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:44:58 PM 1351 Views
The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 12:24:56 AM 1181 Views
Re: The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 01:33:04 PM 1195 Views
No, no, no - 30/03/2010 06:38:41 PM 1251 Views
Re: No, no, no - 30/03/2010 07:51:34 PM 1297 Views
Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 02:10:13 AM 1294 Views
Re: Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 03:56:57 PM 1212 Views
Those were polls - 31/03/2010 08:46:07 PM 1245 Views
Re: Those were polls - 05/04/2010 03:22:13 PM 1201 Views
Does it gives him right to insult me? - 13/04/2011 02:10:32 PM 1199 Views
I wouldn't know. Was he speaking directly to you? - 14/04/2011 11:28:16 PM 1346 Views
He's now reviewed the third book - 26/03/2010 12:27:16 PM 1419 Views
Well, this time I must disagree with him . - 29/03/2010 07:31:40 AM 1240 Views
I don't think he was claiming that RJ was alone in doing that - 29/03/2010 07:44:07 AM 1210 Views
Hah! - 29/03/2010 06:07:28 PM 1212 Views
Well... - 29/03/2010 06:52:10 PM 1199 Views
Differing perspectives, I guess. - 29/03/2010 07:58:13 PM 1275 Views
I suppose - 29/03/2010 08:50:43 PM 1213 Views
Re: I suppose - 30/03/2010 12:18:30 AM 1364 Views
True - 30/03/2010 12:23:28 AM 1212 Views
Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 12:52:01 AM 1124 Views
Re: Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 07:45:08 AM 1251 Views
But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:07:00 AM 1276 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 03:56:54 PM 1231 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:29:37 PM 1317 Views
I really liked a lot of the minor characters in The Great Hunt. - 30/03/2010 12:49:03 AM 1285 Views
I barely thought twice about those, to be honest - 30/03/2010 06:39:55 PM 1271 Views
I can't wait what he's going to try to do with TFoH and beyond - 28/03/2010 08:18:59 PM 1313 Views
Glad you enjoyed it - 29/03/2010 09:33:43 PM 1144 Views
The Shadow Rising review - 02/04/2010 09:42:53 AM 1405 Views
I wonder if this borders on trolling - 02/04/2010 02:29:58 PM 10019 Views
You want complaining? You got it... - 02/04/2010 06:38:09 PM 1313 Views
That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 09:16:25 PM 1474 Views
Re: That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 10:28:56 PM 1199 Views
I agree, Roberts is more and more coming across to me as just bitter - 10/04/2010 01:24:52 AM 1339 Views
Little late to this one as well - 10/04/2010 11:12:04 AM 1381 Views
Perhaps you should have led with this bit - 10/04/2010 02:52:23 PM 1427 Views
Re: I wonder if this borders on trolling - 04/04/2010 09:16:22 AM 1279 Views
What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 08:00:45 PM 1467 Views
Re: What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 09:22:13 PM 1436 Views
See my comment below - 02/04/2010 09:32:54 PM 1424 Views
Re: See my comment below - 03/04/2010 09:31:22 AM 1852 Views
Sorry I'm late in responding, but I've been quite busy this week - 07/04/2010 09:45:48 PM 1660 Views
Yes, I can probably agree with what you say here. - 08/04/2010 12:29:16 AM 1156 Views
- 08/04/2010 12:32:53 AM 1243 Views
I agree completely. *NM* - 02/04/2010 09:53:44 PM 812 Views
Speaking of irritation - 02/04/2010 10:50:04 PM 1418 Views
Commentary, then? - 02/04/2010 09:27:18 PM 1237 Views
Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:11:18 PM 1251 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:31:56 PM 1135 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 03/04/2010 01:34:05 AM 1162 Views
I somehow overlooked this last week, it seems - 10/04/2010 11:01:17 AM 1449 Views
Indeed - 02/04/2010 10:34:00 PM 1118 Views
Re: Commentary, then? - 05/04/2010 03:44:07 PM 1225 Views
for a man that bitterly complains about an author who is padding his work - 08/04/2010 09:41:07 PM 1374 Views
1400 words is long-winded? - 09/04/2010 10:07:41 AM 1414 Views
since you can sum up those 1400 words in about 25 yes that's longwinded - 09/04/2010 01:36:16 PM 1280 Views
Except I didn't really sum it up, as I left out quite a bit - 10/04/2010 11:15:42 AM 1353 Views
You are very defensive over this - 10/04/2010 01:54:15 PM 1128 Views
Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 03:57:12 AM 1211 Views
Re: Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 05:30:53 PM 1132 Views
You sound like a Goodkind webmaster from a couple of years ago - 12/04/2010 06:58:42 PM 1209 Views
You don't come across as a devil's advocate - 30/03/2011 03:07:32 PM 1160 Views
Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 07/04/2010 08:59:28 PM 1326 Views
I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 07/04/2010 09:50:39 PM 1252 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 08/04/2010 01:06:20 PM 1121 Views
Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 09:58:44 AM 1318 Views
Re: Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 01:26:42 PM 1224 Views
I have a very different take on that book - 10/04/2010 11:17:13 AM 1209 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 09/04/2010 01:45:44 PM 1270 Views
Hrmm... - 10/04/2010 11:19:01 AM 1088 Views
Re: Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 12/04/2010 05:37:36 PM 1301 Views
He brings up some interesting points, if in an unnecessarily rude manner - 08/04/2010 12:42:25 PM 1256 Views
To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 10:05:49 AM 1273 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 01:28:17 PM 1782 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 10/04/2010 11:40:22 AM 1192 Views
why are you so bothered by people being unimpressed with Roberts? - 10/04/2010 02:19:08 PM 1323 Views
I don't understand it either - 11/04/2010 12:44:25 PM 1284 Views
right? - 11/04/2010 02:13:00 PM 1291 Views
Nah - 12/04/2010 04:13:44 AM 1088 Views
And in vol. 5, Roberts discovers the horrors of the circus - 09/04/2010 09:57:03 AM 1226 Views
5 reviews without saying more than "I hate the series" - 09/04/2010 01:31:13 PM 1152 Views
Basically he just states the "nothing happens"-argument... - 09/04/2010 03:26:02 PM 1144 Views
Well, what was really resolved here? - 10/04/2010 11:25:25 AM 1149 Views
Well... - 12/04/2010 05:05:20 PM 1341 Views
well exactly - 12/04/2010 05:33:11 PM 1362 Views
So very little was resolved and much was set into motion, then? - 12/04/2010 06:55:45 PM 1313 Views
Yes... - 12/04/2010 10:51:08 PM 1102 Views
Ever read Umberto Eco's How To Travel with a Salmon? - 12/04/2010 11:07:19 PM 1312 Views
I guess... - 13/04/2010 10:03:03 AM 1356 Views
Sounds like you value prolixity for the sake of prolixity, to be honest - 13/04/2010 04:41:07 PM 2506 Views
Nah... - 13/04/2010 05:29:34 PM 1113 Views
He's read and enjoyed Proust, among others - 13/04/2010 07:37:39 PM 1159 Views
Ah, well... - 13/04/2010 09:45:45 PM 1133 Views
Dismissive, much? - 13/04/2010 10:52:30 PM 1273 Views
About that bifurcation... - 14/04/2010 02:02:15 AM 1245 Views
I'm rather moderate - 14/04/2010 10:11:30 AM 1156 Views
I'm just a liberation theologist at heart - 15/04/2010 01:51:16 PM 2083 Views
So, if you don't mind... - 13/04/2010 05:51:06 AM 1233 Views
That's fine with me - 13/04/2010 06:31:41 AM 1204 Views
I'm sorry, but he's totally right. "The Circus" made me put down this series for 5 YEARS. - 09/04/2010 03:38:16 PM 1233 Views
I didn't find it quite that bad, but... - 11/04/2010 08:27:52 AM 1128 Views
LoC represented a sharp drop in quality!!? - 19/05/2010 03:27:21 PM 1252 Views
And ignores everything else... - 09/04/2010 05:10:00 PM 1304 Views
Inchoatus went offline a couple of years ago - 10/04/2010 11:42:26 AM 2218 Views
This guy is going to get what he deserves... - 09/04/2010 10:26:14 PM 1212 Views
I'm waiting with bated breath for his CoT review *NM* - 10/04/2010 01:00:59 PM 896 Views
Just wanted to point out that he is not reviewing the series. - 16/04/2010 04:04:49 PM 1229 Views
Lord of Chaos commentary - 16/04/2010 03:39:39 PM 1246 Views
He has reached - The Hump. - 16/04/2010 03:55:51 PM 1200 Views
Re: He has reached - The Hump. - 18/04/2010 08:08:59 AM 1427 Views
No no. It was Lord of Heaven! - 16/04/2010 05:51:11 PM 1157 Views
Yeah, I noticed that - 16/04/2010 11:16:26 PM 1065 Views
I would love the see him review Goodkind... - 16/04/2010 11:51:07 PM 1249 Views
Finally re-read that post - 20/04/2010 09:35:45 PM 1207 Views
The magic items are mostly irrelevant... - 21/04/2010 03:37:36 AM 1217 Views
A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 23/04/2010 08:36:17 AM 1318 Views
Re: A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 29/04/2010 06:02:28 PM 1221 Views
I disagree - 29/04/2010 09:34:49 PM 1083 Views
I agree. - 29/04/2010 09:45:29 PM 1275 Views
Took me a moment to realize with whom you were agreeing - 29/04/2010 10:19:05 PM 1160 Views
Well, I did mention the necklines get overdone... - 06/05/2010 06:17:46 PM 1522 Views
Well, there's now also the tea to comment about - 07/05/2010 11:29:03 AM 1262 Views
A bit of a stumble this week - 30/04/2010 01:53:31 PM 1315 Views
The Path of Daggers commentary - 07/05/2010 10:39:03 AM 1299 Views
You'd think a Brit would like the tea... *NM* - 11/05/2010 04:05:42 PM 781 Views
Maybe he's just a contrarian? - 11/05/2010 07:55:43 PM 1140 Views
Winter's Heart - 21/05/2010 12:46:14 PM 1304 Views
To be fair - 21/05/2010 01:56:49 PM 1409 Views
I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 21/05/2010 04:49:31 PM 1197 Views
Re: I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 25/05/2010 05:05:09 PM 1386 Views
WH was my least favorite novel in the series, and that is saying a lot. - 28/05/2010 03:15:13 PM 1294 Views
I completely agree with his KoD post. Here is my favorite quote: - 28/05/2010 03:08:31 PM 1490 Views
CoT, you mean (link to actual post included) - 28/05/2010 04:56:10 PM 1317 Views
Yep, I meant COT. *NM* - 28/05/2010 07:02:48 PM 775 Views
Knife of Dreams - 18/06/2010 09:07:27 AM 1222 Views
Re: Knife of Dreams - 19/06/2010 05:49:38 AM 1286 Views
Agree... - 19/06/2010 05:08:44 PM 1280 Views
Roberts reflects back on WoT 1-11, with answers to questions asked of him - 25/06/2010 12:51:29 PM 1294 Views
This guy should be burned at the stake - 25/06/2010 03:22:34 PM 8704 Views
Are you done making a fool out of yourself, Mark? - 26/06/2010 06:53:37 PM 1246 Views
Oh come on... - 26/06/2010 09:06:01 PM 1366 Views
Well, the burning at the stake was a bit much... - 26/06/2010 10:19:40 PM 1363 Views
Well, really! You brought the comment to his notice... - 26/06/2010 11:34:08 PM 1318 Views
And your point is...? - 27/06/2010 12:37:00 AM 1398 Views
Well... - 27/06/2010 05:38:12 AM 1338 Views
Indeed... I think it's rather clear that Larry's goal has been to cause trouble - 27/06/2010 10:57:36 AM 1477 Views
There is no "borderline" about it. - 28/03/2011 05:17:15 PM 1217 Views
Ridiculous - 27/06/2010 06:38:46 AM 1246 Views
I like his FAQ and his overall musings on its' popularity. - 29/06/2010 06:35:10 PM 1317 Views
One year later... - 27/03/2011 03:40:29 AM 1239 Views
Re: One year later... - 28/03/2011 05:03:32 PM 1155 Views
I see you subconsciously support critical takes. - 28/03/2011 11:41:48 PM 1459 Views
No I conciously support telling you and him that you are pathetic, arrogent, & jelous. *NM* - 30/03/2011 01:40:36 PM 847 Views
Jealous? - 30/03/2011 05:20:32 PM 1207 Views
I agree, I didn't even notice it was an old post, definitely did not deserve to be revived. *NM* - 30/03/2011 02:41:12 PM 758 Views
Seconded. - 30/03/2011 04:04:36 PM 1116 Views
Now I notice as well that this is a year old. You're very silly, Larry, very silly. *NM* - 30/03/2011 04:13:38 PM 796 Views
Yep! - 30/03/2011 05:16:38 PM 1140 Views
Jeez Larry, you're starting to sound like a GRRM detractor. - 31/03/2011 03:01:38 PM 1256 Views
Nah, no detractor - 01/04/2011 03:00:41 PM 1358 Views
Could a thread be locked? - 31/03/2011 07:48:26 PM 1135 Views
Re: One year later... - 01/04/2011 02:55:02 AM 1413 Views
Yep - 01/04/2011 02:57:52 PM 1291 Views

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