Please note – this article contains major spoilers for The Wheel of Time.
This week we’re sharing our favorite (or favourite!) moments from The Wheel of Time series, as we await the launch of #WOTonPrime. Whether you’re excited or wary about this new turn of the Wheel, undeniably this series is what brought us together and gives us common ground.
Today’s Favorite Moments come from some of our TarValon.Net Directors and Board Members!
Deoan Kakarot, Director of Technology:
My favorite moment was Rand’s breakthrough out of depression on top of Dragonmount. It was raw, it was real, and I cried with him.
My favorite quote comes from Towers of Midnight, Chapter 31: A Storm of Light
The Asha’man Naeff–standing beside Bashere–gasped. “I’ve never seen so many weaves all at once” he whispered. “I can’t track them all. He’s a storm. A storm of Light and streams of the Power!”
And as for a favorite memory related to the WoT universe, I cannot pick just one. I owe my family to the Wheel of Time and Team Jordan.
Alenya Al’Roran, Director of Membership:
I loved when Verin complimented Egwene’s dress and changed the game forever.
Toral Delvar, Tower Archivist:
“Taim appeared as close to a smile as Rand had ever seen him. “Kneel and swear to the Lord Dragon,” he said softly, “or you will be knelt.”
Then a bit of wobble
“On a day of fire and blood, a tattered banner waved above Dumai’s Wells, bearing the ancient symbol of Aes Sedai. On a day of fire and blood and the One Power, as prophecy had suggested, the unstained tower, broken, bent knee to the forgotten sign. The first nine Aes Sedai swore fealty to the Dragon Reborn, and the world was changed forever.”
Mieriana Souvra, Keeper of the Chronicles:
One of my favorite moments is when Siuan has been stilled. I was so shocked I had to put the book down. I don’t think anything has shocked me more. The person who had introduced me to The Wheel of Time was the only one I knew who had read this, and it was the middle of the night and he was at a party (we were in college), and I was freaking out “They STILLED the AMYRLIN!!!” and he just plain left the party so we could talk about it. It was just SUCH an unexpected scene.
I would also be remiss if I did not mention Death gates. Lews Therin snatched The Power (WHAAAT!!!) and just laid waste to the shadowspawn. That’s just.. #badass.
Aleita Taviah, Director of Marketing:
“Run when you have to, fight when you must, rest when you can.” — The Eye of the World
“We are always more afraid than we wish to be, but we can always be braver than we expect.” — Lord of Chaos
Ilverin Matriam, Director of Research and Records:
I really enjoy reading/listening the Aiel’s history through the glass columns in Rhuidean. It gives us a lot of information about the Song, the da’shain, Jenn and some insight into what the Age of Legends was about.
What are your favorite moments? Join us on the forums to discuss, or leave a comment on this post!