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Greetings to you, people of Tor. Leigh Butler here, of the Wheel of Time Reread. Of course, the thing is, fourteen Wheel of Time novels is… kind of a lot of reading. She understates, solemnly. With that in mind, the Powers That Be at Tor. Because I am generous like that. So, if that is a thing that you feel will help you be a good Hugo voter or just something you think you would like to readread on!
All due credit must be given to the amazing Encyclopaedia WOTwhich was an invaluable resource when putting this together. Also, some bits of the summaries were semi-cribbed from A Wheel of Time Wiki, which I am nevertheless not linking here because the site made my computer crash twice and seems generally shady, sorry.
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In the Prologue set some three thousand years before the events of the series propera dazed Lews Therin Telamon wanders through the ruins of his palace, not noticing the dead bodies everywhere or knowing that he was the cause of it. He calls for his wife Ilyena, not noticing that she is one of the corpses. A man appears from thin air and looks at the scene with disdain. In remorse, he draws an enormous amount of the One Power and obliterates himself with a solid bar of light.
After, a jagged mountain remains in the place where he had been. A mysterious Aes Sedai named Moiraine Damodred tells Rand, Mat, and Perrin that they are the targets of the attacks, and convinces them to come with her to Tar Valon to protect their village.
Egwene and Nynaeve both discover that they are capable of channeling saidarthe female half of the One Power. Egwene is excited by this, but Nynaeve is violently against the notion of becoming an Aes Sedai. Chased by Shadowspawn, the party is forced to take refuge in the haunted and deadly ruins of Shadar Logoth. Rand, Mat and Perrin meet a ghost named Mordeth there and barely escape from him alive.
When the party attempts to leave the city, the glowing deadly fog called Mashadar forces them to separate. Thom is apparently killed in Whitebridge saving the two boys from another Myrddraal, and Rand and Mat continue on alone to Caemlyn, dodging Darkfriends and battling privation. In Caemlyn, Rand befriends an Ogier named Loial, and then accidentally falls into the Palace gardens, where he meets Elayne Trakand, heir to the throne of Andor, her brother Gawyn Trakand, and her half-brother Galad Damodred.
Galad has Rand arrested and brought before the Queen, Morgase Trakand.
Meanwhile Egwene and Perrin have been traveling in the company of a man called Elyas Machera, who claims to talk to wolves, and says that Perrin can do the same. They run into a company of the Children of Light, also called Whitecloaks, and Perrin kills two of them after witnessing them kill a wolf. He is sentenced to death, but Moiraine, Lan, and Nynaeve rescue him and Egwene. When they reach Caemlyn, they find Mat almost completely corrupted by the influence of the dagger he stole; Moiraine somewhat restores him, but says he must go to Tar Valon to be healed completely.
Loial warns Moiraine of a threat to the Eye of the World, which is confirmed by the disturbing dreams Mat, Rand and Perrin have been having. Loial guides the group through the Ways passageways built by the male Aes Sedai during the Breaking of the World, which are now tainted by the same evil that tainted saidin in order to reach the Eye of the World. There, the party is confronted by two of the Forsaken, Aginor and Balthamel.
Afterwards Rand realizes to his horror that he has channeled the One Power and is therefore condemned to a fate of insanity and a rotting death. It is revealed that Moiraine believes Rand is the Dragon Reborn.
Favorite Passage. The Queen motioned the Captain-General to stand aside, and when he did she studied Rand with a troubled look.
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It was to Elaida that she spoke, though. This one is dangerous. Suddenly Elayne moved, throwing herself onto her knees before the throne. He would have left immediately had I not stopped him. He wanted to go. It was I who made him stay. I cannot believe he is a Darkfriend. Morgase made a soothing gesture toward her daughter, but her eyes remained on Rand. Are you reading the Pattern?
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You say it comes on you when you least expect it and goes as suddenly as it comes. If this is a Foretelling, Elaida, I command you to speak the truth clearly, without your usual habit of wrapping it in so much mystery that no one can tell if you have said yes or no. What do you see? From this day Andor marches toward pain and division.
The Shadow has yet to darken to its blackest, and I cannot see if the Light will come after. Where the world has wept one tear, it will weep thousands. This I Foretell. A pall of silence clung to the room, broken only by Morgase expelling her breath as if it were her last. Pain and division come to the whole world, and this man stands at the heart of it. Rand felt as if his feet had become rooted in the marble floor. The cold and stiffness of the stone crept up his legs and sent a shiver up his spine.
No one else could have heard. But she was still looking at him, and he had heard. Rand et al recover and rest at Fal Dara in the Borderlands. Suian Sanche, the Amyrlin or leader of the Aes Sedai comes to the castle, and she and Moiraine force Rand to confront her conviction that he is the Dragon Reborn.
Rand, however, continues to deny it. Padan Fain is a prisoner to Fal Dara, where he had been revealed as a very powerful Darkfriend. Mat will not survive long without the dagger, so he, Rand, and Perrin accompany Lord Ingtar south to retrieve it and the Horn.
Egwene and Elayne are novices, but Nynaeve passes the test to become Accepted, the intermediate rank before full Aes Sedai. Egwene learns that she is a Dreamer, with the ability to see visions of the future in her sleep. They meet a mysterious woman named Selene, who helps them find another Stone and encourages Rand obliquely to use channeling to activate it. Rand and Loial are attacked by Trollocs and once again lose the Horn and dagger. Rand tries to use a Portal Stone to get them there more quickly, but this drastically backfires and the party ends up losing months of time.
Meanwhile, invaders from across the ocean called the Seanchan have occupied Falme, and the Whitecloaks are preparing to attack them. Rand confronts and kills High Lord Turak, who had been the commander of the Seanchan forces and also a blademaster.
As they attempt to get out of the city with the Horn and dagger, Ingtar confesses to Rand that he is a Darkfriend, but redeems himself by sacrificing his own life to let the others escape.
Elayne and Nynaeve rescue Egwene and also attempt to flee the city, but the Whitecloaks attack, causing chaos. Rand et al are trapped between the two opposing armies, and in desperation, Mat blows the Horn of Valere, summoning dead heroes from the grave to aid them.
Min finds him in the aftermath, and sees Selene, who reveals herself to be one of the Forsaken, Lanfear, and instructs Min to watch him until she comes back for him. Rand wakes some days later with an unHealable wound in his side and the Dragon banner flying above their camp.
The Shienarans pledge to him as the Dragon Reborn, and Rand finally accepts the title. Down the billowing fog, as if it were the side of a mountain, rode shapes on horses. He knew them.
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Men, not all in armor, and women. Their clothes and their weapons came from every Age, but he knew them all. Rogosh Eagle-eye, a fatherly looking man with white hair and eyes so sharp as to make his name merely a hint. Gaidal Cain, a swarthy man with the hilts of his two swords sticking above his broad shoulders. Golden-haired Birgitte, with her gleaming silver bow and quiver bristling with silver arrows.
He knew their faces, knew their names. But he heard a hundred names when he looked at each face, some so different he did not recognize them as names at all, though he knew they were. Michael instead of Mikel. Patrick instead of Paedrig. Oscar instead of Otarin. He knew the man who rode at their head, too. Tall and hook-nosed, with dark, deep-set eyes, his great sword Justice at his side.
Artur Hawkwing. Mat gaped at them as they reined in before him and the others. Is this all of you? You could tell him, Lews Therin, could you but remember when you wore flesh.
Rand shook his head, but he would not waste time with denials. They must be driven back into the sea. And—and there is a girl.
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A novice from the White Tower. The Seanchan have her prisoner. You must help me free her. To his surprise, several of the small host behind Artur Hawkwing chuckled, and Birgitte, testing her bowstring, laughed.