Sunday, September 1, 2013
The Fires of Heaven Read-Along, Week 4
Welcome to week 4 of The Fires of Heaven Read-Along. Remember that this section and everything leading up to it are fair game for spoilers so read at your own risk.
*I'm ridiculously busy this week and behind on everything, so my answers will probably be shorter than usual.*
1. The menagerie reads like a sitcom on wheels. What are your impressions? Will Cerandin play a role? Do you recognize someone else we haven't seen for a while?
2. Moghedien recruits the rogue Black Ajah. Speculations on the orders they were given? Just how much danger are Nynaeve and Elayne in, now?
|Not my favorite image of Morgase. Maybe this is |
supposed to be how Gaebril had her dressed up,
but to me she looks like a Forsaken version
of Elizabeth I of England. Thoughts?
|This just wins on SO many levels!|
It's got to come to a head at some point. The longer it takes, the bigger explosion they'll be. Guess we'll find out. :D
6. Our heroes turn back another attack out of nowhere seemingly doomed to fail. Moiraine says not to think the Forsaken simple, but I'm having a hard time not to. Thoughts?
I think yes and no about her advice. I think she's right in that the Forsaken can be intelligent and are likely to implement multi-tiered attacks and strategies. But, I totally know what you mean, too. They're not only human, but relatively closed-minded humans, which makes them actually quite predictable. It's one of those things: good, forward thinking people are original and creative in their own ways; they'll always surprise you. But evil people...they're pretty much all evil in exactly the same ways. So...why would you become a dark friend again?
I also loved the cat fight between Nynaeve and Latelle. It would have been better if we could have actually seen it, but even so. Hysterical. Very classy, Nynaeve Sedai. Very classy. :D
Oh! And Egwene saw Brigitte. I love the parts of stories where someone has a secret, and then someone else finds out. It makes me rub my hands together and read faster.
How did everyone else like this section?