Val's Random Comments: The Great Hunt - Robert Jordan
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He had seen beautiful women. Moiraine was beautiful, if cool, and so was Nynaeve, when her temper did not get the better of her. But this woman … His tongue stuck to the roof of his mouth; he felt his heart start beating again. Hurin and Loial had joined them. Hurin was staring the way Rand knew he had been, and even the Ogier seemed fascinated. My name is Rand. The woman laughed musically, but the next instant she was all regal formality, like a queen on her throne.
Rather boring administrative work. It was made a whole lot more pleasant by Celine, the girl sitting at the desk next to me. She was a student of international law, conversational in French, Spanish and English and very pretty.
Oh boy was I in love. So was she, but unfortunately for me with a Spanish law student who would be joining her for a vacation later that summer. I marked that bit for her and let her read it. It made her smile but looking back on it, I suspect she thought the book was rubbish. Almost 10 years on this is a good memory, although at the time I saw it differently of course.lan and nynaeve tribute
An obvious clue to the true identity of Selene. The Daughter of the Moon, a particularly nasty piece of work known as Lanfear, one of the Forsaken. Apart from fond memories there are other reasons having more to do with the writing why I like this book. For one thing this book is one you can keep reading and rereading.
The Wheel of Time Characters, Chronological
Jordan put so many hints and minor things that will turn out to be important later on in this book that I would advise everybody to go back to it at least once after having finished the series. To give you an example from to prologue of the book: The man who called himself Bors shivered in spite of himself.
Hastily he undid the seals and buckles of his saddlebags and pulled out his usual cloak. In the back of his mind a small voice wondered if the promised power, even the immortality, was worth another meeting like this, but he laughed it down immediately. There was work, great work, to be done in Tarabon, and on Almoth Plain.
Rand looses sight of him in The Dragon Reborn but rumours of his deeds can be found in several books. It the book where Bayle Domon and Egeanin meet each other, the book where Birigitte makes her first appearance, the book where the Aeil and He Who Comes With the Dawn are first mentioned, the book where Rand starts collecting the marks that name him the Dragon Reborn etc.
It is also the book that contains one of my favourite scenes from the entire series, the conversation in which Moiraine confronts Lan with his changing loyalties. After this, you test me? I spoke plainly, not twisting, and I have done as I said.
But at Fal Dara, I began to wonder if you were still wholly with me. I would not have cracked the walls you hold so hard, but I must know. She knew what he had thought was coming, and she would not let up now that he was off balance. It fit, in a way, with what I planned for him, but you and I never spoke of teaching him any of that. It exposes the nature of the bond between Warder and Aes Sedai and the precaution Moiraine took turns out to be quite important in The Fires of Heaven.
With so many young characters dominating the narrative in the first three books this is one of the few scenes where the more mature characters get to have a turn. The relationship between Moiraine and Lan is a complex one, as we'll find out in later books. In the later books he keeps track of what happens when to whom very well as his cast scatters across the nations.
In the earlier books it is a bit of a mess sometimes. In The Eye of the World for instance the scenes taking place between the crossing of the Taren and their arrival in Barleon seems to suggest a week has seven days. In the later books it is ten some fans are quite fanatical about the Wheel of Time chronology. In The Great Hunt some story lines quickly outpace others and to make everybody arrive on time for the climax of the book Jordan skips a few months in one of the story lines Rand using the Portal Stone.
It is probably the biggest leap in the narrative in the entire series and it always felt strange to me. I added it to the top section of the article. Jordan makes up for it by a great climax, the events at Falme send ripples though the world that will lead Pedron Niall to overreach and entice Elaida to rash actions. Ripples that can be felt throughout the later books in the series. He held onto saidin, fought it, and the night's icy chill remained something far off.
He was aware of it, aware of each hair on his arms stirring with cold beneath his shirtsleeves, but it did not touch him. Lan looked troubled, though with him it was difficult to tell.
Eventually, you must walk alone.
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Notice her slippery Aes Sedai answer, even though she's not supposed to do that based on her oath to Rand. And what cause would she have to if she was late for a valid, nonembarassing reason? The blush of course indicates the nature what she was doing. Ever since New Spring Mo cannot handle hearing or talking about sex without blushing. It is the only thing that causes that reaction in her. Then you have Lan looking "troubled", which indicates he was involved with her and felt awkward by Rand's probing.
He had seen her rush into the midst of Shadowspawn, wielding the Power as skillfully as Lan did his sword, seen it too often to believe fear in her.
SO why had she not come when she sensed the Draghkar? She could have, and Lan as well; that was one of the gifts a Warder received from the bond between him and an Aes Sedai. He could make her tell, catch her between her oath to him and her inability to lie straight out. No, he could not.
He would not do that to someone who was trying to help him. Mo is disappearing in this book, so I get the impression RJ wanted the readers to understand that there was a sexual relationship between Mo and Lan, because until now its been doubtful and after this book we would never find out. Rand eliminates fear, and he knows he can trust her at this point. He also emphasizes that neither of them came so most likely for a shared reason.