Sunday, April 13, 2014
Winter's Heart Read-Along, Week 2
|Perrin and Faile (Source)|
1) What did everyone make of the Shaido's treatment of Faile, Maighdin, Alliandre, Bain, Chiad, Lacile, and Arrela during the march through the snow? Harsh? As expected?
Both. Yes, kind of harsh, but not out of keeping with what we know of the Aiel and the Wise Ones. It's a bit different because there's snow on the ground, but it also must be kept in mind that the Aiel don't know anything about snow. Though they're obviously tough enough to run miles in snow as easily as on dry ground, they'll probably be truly shocked when some of them end up with mild frostbite. They'll be so confused!2)
|Lol. No idea what's up with this pic, but|
thought it was funny. (Source)
I don't know that I'd be very trusting of Galina. She openly admitted that she'd help them only if they helped her. She'd throw them all under the bus as soon as it served her purpose. I totally think Faile she use Galina where she can, but just not totally trust her.
As for them speaking openly of Sevanna's orders, I think Sevanna's too cocky to do anything about that, even if she heard them talking. Of course, just because Sevanna's an idiot doesn't mean she's not dangerous. I worry Faile will end up getting caught between the crazy Aiel woman and the desperate Aes Sedai. And we know Sevanna's messing with the Forsaken as well. Faile needs to be more careful than she knows.3)
So far, she hasn't been successful at seducing Perrin. He's very devoted to Faile and I doubt she'll find anymore success now, even with Faile temporarily (we hope) out of the picture. I thought it was downright ridiculous that she was offended when Perrin wouldn't confide in her after all that's happened. As in, really?
Hm. What would I do with her? Cruel though it might be, I'd really love to stuff her in a trunk, like what happened to Rand, just so we don't have to see or hear her for a few days. What a relief the silence and lack of cleavage would be!4) They are on the hunt! Talanvor left on his own to pursue the Shaido hours ahead of Perrin and crew. Perrin had to chastise the Cha Faile for their spying activities. The Asha'men want to lead the charge. Add to that, Masema offering to assist. Will Perrin's anger explode? How can this hunt possibly be derailed?
Lol. Poor Perrin! We knew this was all coming to a head. I don't envy him in the least trying to juggle all these factions and keep them from coming to blows. Wouldn't surprise me if he's a little less sane when this is all over. I know where this is going, so I won't make predictions, but even if Perrin is only a man who can only be pushed so far, he is also ta'veren, and that should help, even if it also makes his uneasiness grow. :D
|Not sure I'm a fan of this pic of Elayne. |
It's a little too...Berelain for my taste.
What do you guys think? (Source)
I think it just shows that the road to the throne, as we've said before, is going to be long and dangerous. She's going to have a lot to deal with along the way.
Of course the ladies should be concerned with more than clothing, but I kind of like that they talk about this. Let's face it: frivolous or not, lots of girls care about clothes, and it's probably a nice respite from all the other worries Elayne has. It just makes them human.
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