Sunday, January 20, 2013
Eye of the World Read Along Week 5
Today's Blog Tour stops are:1) A guest post on The Science of Interchron at New, Borrowed, Used and
2) A guest post on Why New Adult? at Jen Daiker's Unedited.
Will you all be dears and check out their blog posts today since they worked so hard putting them together for me? Thanks a million! Have a great rest of your weekend! ;D
Welcome to week 5 of The Eye of the World Read Along, hosted by Anya of On Starships and Dragonwings and Nrlymrtl of Dab of Darkness. These questions are for chapters 28-33. They were pretty intense!
They were freakin' creepy! Right out of a Hitchcock movie. I think it's an interesting idea that the Dark One uses animals that feed on death for his minions. Hummingbirds just wouldn't have the same creep factor, you know?
2) In Chapter 29, we hear part of the legend of Artur Hawkwing. How do you like Robert Jordan's nod to such an ancient legend and his use of it and other mythologies in building his world?
I love it! I think it's great. It ties his world's mythology to our own in a way, and makes his world more three-dimensional. While Perrin was a little freaked out by it, I'm with Egwene (all kinds of cool). And--no worries--we'll definitely be hearing more about this legend. :D
3) Do you think Lord Captain Bornhald and Child Byar capture the two ends of the spectrum for the men who make up The Children of the Light?
That's an interesting way to put it. At first, my answer was going to be no. (Because I've read this before) I know there are some men in the Whitecloak regime that are very decent, just misguided. Then I realized that's exactly how you could describe Geofram Bornhald. While Byar seems a bit sociopathic, Perrin describes Bornhad as "grandfatherly." Misguided or not, that makes him scarier because he seems level-headed and maybe even sweet, but then he starts spouting Whitecloak doctrine with that same sympathetic look all the while. *shivers*
4) Mat and Rand have a little fight over whether to sell Mat's dagger, as they are running out of food. How do you like the solution they came up with?
5) At Four Kings, Mat and Rand play for food and bed at a dive of an inn run by Saml Hake. During the course of the night, Rand spots a man, who turns out to be a Dark Friend, Howal Gode. And this naughty Dark Friend disturbs their sleep in a locked room. What do you think happened there?
A bolt of lightening "suddenly" striking and saving the boys' bacon would be a bit too convenient. I totally know what happened so let's just say Robert Jordan is a much better writer than that and leave it there. It will be explained later, but it wasn't a coincidence or miracle. Hope everyone picked up on that! :D
Misc. Stuff: Totally love the never-trust-a-skinny-innkeeper bit! So great! Can't wait to get to the next section. All kinds of awesome stuff happens to our boys in Caemlyn! Yea!
How's everyone else liking it?