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We’re not killing or kidnapping him. Then let’s be smarter. We tell him there’s a party and invite him.”

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#When you barely wakes up from a swoon after you had been possessed by a spirit #very evil and the girl you love feels that something bad happened and you instantly gets up to go after her and comfort her.

aplyflwynd  asked:

As someone that's never read any Wheel of Time, where would you suggest starting?

Lemme give you a Wheel of Time primer, because I wish that more people would read these books. WoT isn’t flaw free, but there are so many great female characters in Wheel of Time, and so many great poc characters, and so many of them are in positions of power. There are well thought-out matriarchies (plural)! Body positivity! These characters are my friends, and I want everyone to meet them. This is the order of the main series:

  1. The Eye of the World
  2. The Great Hunt
  3. The Dragon Reborn
  4. The Shadow Rising
  5. The Fires of Heaven
  6. Lord of Chaos
  7. A Crown of Swords
  8. The Path of Daggers
  9. Winter’s Heart
  10. Crossroads of Twilight
  11. Knife of Dreams
  12. The Gathering Storm
  13. Towers of Midnight 
  14. A Memory of Light

Other stories set in this world:

  1. New Spring - a prequel, set approximately 20 years before the main series. I recommend reading this after Winter’s Heart.
  2. The Strike at Shayol Ghoul - a prequel, of sorts, available online. It’s written as if it were an ancient, fragmentary “manuscript” that someone recently found. Don’t read this until you’ve at least Book 5 or 6, imo.
  3. “River of Souls,” a short story in the Unfettered anthology - deleted scenes from A Memory of Light. Do not read until after AMOL. 
  4. There were two other novella prequels planned, one about Moiraine & Lan’s arrival in The Two Rivers, and another about Tam’s journeys during the war, but Robert Jordan died before these stories could be written, and while there are notes about them, they will probably never be written, and I will never get over it. More info.

Companion books:

  1. The World of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time - informally referred to by fans as The Big White Book. An encyclopedia with a lot of history and background, similar to GRRM’s The World of Ice and Fire. Don’t read this until you’ve read through Winter’s Heart (Book 9)
  2. The Wheel of Time Companion - A dictionary / encyclopedia. It’s basically a wiki in book format. Contains spoilers for the entire series, so do not read this until you’ve read the whole series.
  3. Leigh Butler’s Wheel of Time Reread - basically officially sanctioned meta. Also available for free on Tor.com

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