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Chapter 1 (***yes, there will be spoilers!!!***)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:04 am    Post subject: Chapter 1 (***yes, there will be spoilers!!!***) Reply with quote

I just wanted to be the one who started it Twisted Evil

I've all ready read the first couple of pages, and I am echoing loudly to the annoyance of my roommate, Oh, Linden, what have you done?!?! Loopy in the Sky with Diamonds

And always remember, this is thanks to SRD, his editors, and the best webmaster ever, Romeo, thanks guys!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, but I can't take any credit for The Man's brilliance. Smile

This chapter is one of my all-time favorites.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Romeo wrote:

This chapter is one of my all-time favorites.


Just finished my first reading of it, and I'm going to have to agree with you... so much f***ing info! And.... it's from TC's POV, people!!!!!! ARGH!!! Bounce Bounce Bounce Nana Party
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And.... it's from TC's POV, people!!!!!! ARGH!!!


OK...
since I have decided to not read the first chapter until I get a hold of the book, like I did with Runes and FR before, I reckon it is time for me to stop visiting this AATE forum until I do read the book.

It's been fun, people!
See you in here sometime after October.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Menolly wrote:
Orlion wrote:
And.... it's from TC's POV, people!!!!!! ARGH!!!


OK...
since I have decided to not read the first chapter until I get a hold of the book, like I did with Runes and FR before, I reckon it is time for me to stop visiting this AATE forum until I do read the book.

It's been fun, people!
See you in here sometime after October.


It's probably best, as far as spoilers are concerned....(sorry about that by the way Embarassed .... but I guess you won't see that apology until October... Wink) See ya on the otherside!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice appetizer, indeed !!! Party Time ...dances in joy (well, as best as a middle-aged blue-collar white guy can dance, which ISN'T very well)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG I feel like I've come home!!! Nana Party
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The world just stopped for me when I saw Romeo's announcement. Romeo: the REAL Worm of the World's End. (Shhhh! You didn't hear it from me!)

Is SRD in the groove or what? Every paragraph, every sentence had my mind spinning.

Seeing things from Covenant's fractured POV, his half-coherent visions or memories of events from the the ancient past - and I mean ancient - is just riveting stuff.

And Linden. Sad Ah, Chosen, what further cost will you/can you bear?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can finally talk about (some) things! Yay!!!

THREE years ago, at the Elohimfest breakfast. Everyone was trying to figure out questions to ask during the interview. iQuestor suggested, "who built Foul's Creche?" Which was almost tossed out. But I insisted that he ask that question. It wasn't too long before that when I asked Steve that question myself becuase of the reference in Chapter 1. I always thought that it was too perfect for Foul to create - that it was probably one of the works of the Viles or Demondim (because of the description in Fatal Revenant - I think when Esmer was monologing at Glimmermere *grin*). But Steve's answer was so very unexpected - and yet it fit more perfectly than any other explanation I could have come up with myself. (see the video interviews on the official site for June 2007)

There's another comment from iQuestor ... and I can't comment on it until October. Argh!!!!!! Must. Keep. Big. Mouth. Shut. Smile

But yes - this chapter is really up there among my favorites. If not "the" favorite. And it's got heavy competition - like Lord Mhoram's Victory. Nothing really "happens" in the chapter, but the writing is spot on. And the description of Covenant being pushed back into a mortal body is spectacular. Plus ... Covenant's POV! WOW! What is it now - 27 years? White Gold Wielder came out in early-ish 1983? (my senior year in high school - just after I started reading the series)

Woooo! Happy, dancing bananas for everyone!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked awesome Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

matrixman wrote:
The world just stopped for me when I saw Romeo's announcement. Romeo: the REAL Worm of the World's End. (Shhhh! You didn't hear it from me!)..


A real worm can be drowned in real tequila!! Big Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does Spoiler:
"felled"
mean?! Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like when you Spoiler:
"fell a tree."

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In that case ... it .. Spoiler:
DIES!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hooooooooooooboy....ready for some more now.

I have a feeling before the final book comes out, I'll need to reread the whole thing. Page 1 of Lord Foul's Bane to the end of the next book to prepare. Hopefully I won't burn myself out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stephen R Donaldson wrote:
His compelled transubstantiation left him frangible.

Someone confiscate this guy's thesaurus. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"profound as orogeny"

Orogency was my first run to dictionary.com!!

Good scrabble word! Have to remember it! Big Grin
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Hooooooooooooboy....ready for some more now.

I have a feeling before the final book comes out, I'll need to reread the whole thing. Page 1 of Lord Foul's Bane to the end of the next book to prepare. Hopefully I won't burn myself out.


my exact thought after I read the first chapter of AATE!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spoiler:
The Worm is not the size of the Earth. Just as big as a range of hills.

Interesting.
That makes fighting it more within a human's scope.
I hope I'm on record as saying so because I always thought that was the size of the thing.
Hopefully, and I've said this before too, Spoiler:
the One Tree will be revealed to be much like an antler on the Worm's head and not a tree at all

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spoiler:
When Linden slapped Covenant the first time, I cursed out loud....and all my co-workers looked at me and one of them asked, "Who's a fuckin' bitch?" Wink

But, I'm going on record now by saying that if Covenant's mind is "broken" as the trailer says and the chapter leads us to believe, I'm going to be EXTREMELY pissed off!


romeo, who did the art for the trailer?
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