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Podcast: #108 – The 4th Age Podcast – Towers of Midnight Read-through – Prologue

Posted by Tialin on Dec 11 2011 02:50 PM under in 4th Age Podcast

We begin our Towers of Midnight read-through and commentary in the 108th episode of The 4th Age Podcast. Your hosts for this episode are Andrew and Virginia.

(This episode, like most of our talks, is chock full of spoilers if you haven’t read Towers of Midnight yet!) Warning:  SPOILER ALERT!

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ATTENTION! THERE ARE TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT SPOILERS in this podcast! Also, spoilers on ALL the other books are VERY likely! If you haven’t read all the way through the Wheel of Time, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS of all previous books! There may be spoilers of other book series, tv series, and movies as well, too, or anything ELSE we can think of in the known and unknown universe…. We will try to give warning. We can give no guarantees, however.

Hosts: Andrew, Virginia
Editor for this episode: Richard F.
Editor-in-Chief: Spencer

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Music by: Josh Needleman. His website is  www.joshneedleman.net and he has the music available to hear on his MySpace page at www.myspace.com/joshneedleman Its title is Floodgate. Thanks, Josh!

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Posted by Tialin on Dec 11 2011 02:50 PM under in 4th Age Podcast


The team's need for editing help is the main reason why they haven't been able to turn in an episode for me to put on the front page each week. If you are a fan and want to see these posted more regularly, please consider contacting them at the e-mail address listed above about helping with editing.
Testy al'Carr
Dec 11 2011 05:37 PM
loial himself says no matter what, he will be at the last battle. i don't think he would say that if it wasn't possible even if the book were opened/used.
Testy al'Carr
Dec 11 2011 06:13 PM
these people you keep saying are almost like ta'veren are always closely connected to real ta'veren. that whirlpool brings them in and effects those around them as if they themselves are ta'veren. i'd guess at this point most of the threads in the pattern are being pulled in unless they are firmly held by the shadow.
Testy al'Carr
Dec 11 2011 06:21 PM
nyn's room moved, and her door opened into a wall, she had to use a traveling gateway to leave it.
Testy al'Carr
Dec 11 2011 06:32 PM
mashadar as well with fain. the guy is clearly nuts, insane like nobody has ever been insane before. but within him are the most powerful evils of the world. greed from the shai'tan's touch, pride from machin shin, and hate from mashadar.
Testy al'Carr
Dec 11 2011 06:34 PM
correction on previous comment, meant machin shin as well with fain.
Testy al'Carr
Dec 11 2011 06:50 PM
btw i'm not so sure about pride, although all of the evils i mention are just a part of human existence, and not evil in and of themselves. greed can be good for you and yours as long as it isn't theft, pride can help one move forward in life, and hate can help protect you from those who would do you and yours harm. but all of those can easily tip over into doing bad things, hate being the easiest, and not really worthy of specifics. greed is the second easiest, if it drives you to take from another, whether it be material or not. and pride is extremely easy when combined with either one of those previously mentioned, but even by itself it can lead to arrogance.
id agree... its like... eddies coming off of a paddle... the ta'veren do the broad stroke, but people around him(or connected through a bond?) generate a small movement for a while after...

and two... has anyone noticed that all of the bubbles of evil are effected directly by one of the 4 elements? the dust clouds in rhuidean are effected by wind... the fires that burnt through rands house aviendha put out with water... the dust that nyaneve swept through tear from fire... the weapons that attacked perrins crew fell still when touched with earth......... why no spirit?

and, after reading about the dove, who else reread the whole series and suspects every bird that flutters away whenever anyone gets close? it happens throughout the series...

all in all... thanks for the new episode!
Testy al'Carr
Dec 12 2011 12:43 AM
and please don't get my nitpicks wrong, i am thrilled for new episodes of 4th age.
I know one of the editors. He's more than ready and willing to crank shows out but he rarely gets anything sent to him to edit... :wacko:
Good show! Yeah, it looks like Richard F. and Ken S. are the only ones editing these days.
It's interesting that the Ogier dead can't seem to enter the Stedding.
is it possible to channel the true source in a Stedding? I know Rand said he could in that one city that's shielded like a Stedding, but is it different with it being a real Stedding and a fake one? If a real Stedding guards against the True Source, then maybe that is why the dead cannot enter into a Stedding?

I don't know. I just thought of it.
Maybe it's more analogous to not being able to enter a Stedding via TAR then having to do with the TP...IDK
On fain, I thought it was interesting how he said he was going to kill Rand, but after Rand perhaps the dark one. Do you think maybe Rand could pit fain and the dark one after each other like the different evils in the two unhealable wounds? Or like what he did with Saidin's taint on Shadar Logoth...?

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