Smeerp of Wonder
- Oct 13, 2008
- West Sussex, UK
Me too! I'm the same when I write, so I admire him for doing it. I'm terrible for having weird-looking names. But I'm too fond of my character Pétron to change it!!! (And I don't care that most will pronounce it Pet-ron, tbh.)HareBrain said:I must say I kind of admired Jordan for sticking with such a weird-sounding character name when surely all his beta-readers must have pleaded with him to change it.
It's funny but I think he really separates himself from the LOTR comparisons after the first book.232 and considering all the parallels with Tolkien I am expecting a fiery beast, perhaps called a...Calrog or similar () to pop up in this dead city. But the characters are really keeping me involved. I especially like Moiraine and her awesome powers. Also want to see Egwene (who I will always pronounce as Egg-ween -- I do this with names all the time, once it's in there, it's stuck!) progressing too. Definitely liking the greater concentration of women characters than other epic fantasies.
I haven't read the books, but I'm going to guess that its a condition, first diagnosed in France, that results from sitting on the ground for too long...."Teranleroids", which sounds more like a disease than a place name. (And I wonder how many WoT fans can guess what Teranleroids is supposed to be. ).
In a word, no. You are in the position of being able to read WoT almost as one great gigantic epic book, split into 14 large chapters.Hmmm, maybe I shall give it a go in the next 2 months. Please could someone tell me is it really that bad those slow books?