I had just recently finished book 7 of the wheel of time series. I am so GLAD that the women finally found the bowl of the wind. It sure took them AGES, I mean, typically, AGES ,to find that object. Is the bowl of the wind so important that so many chapters must be devoted to finding it? What do you think? Do you think the bowl of the wind is important? I mean, if the weather is bad, let it be bad. Is changing the weather as important as getting rid of the black Ajah? In spite of the flaws, I still love the wheel of time series and I am now moving to book 8.