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We're reading the Wheel of Time series of fantasy novels by Robert Jordan!

We read about 5 chapters every episode, and we recap the events of the story, so you don't have to read along unless you want to.

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May 29, 2020

Elaida's Black Ajah hunters arrive at a breakthrough, Elayne arrives in Caemlyn, Perrin arrives to meet Masema, and Egwene's army arrives at Tar Valon. Rand learns that neglecting your army of channeling warriors can have negative consequences: for instance, sometimes your throne room explodes.

Your hosts are Jeff Lake...

May 22, 2020

The White Tower is in tumult thanks to the influence of the Black Ajah. However, Elaida's secret Black Ajah hunting squad is closer to their quarry than even they suspect. Meanwhile Rand and Cadsuane have a jackass competition and Rand, unusually, loses.

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May 15, 2020

Rand leads an army into battle with the Seanchan. Things start off well as his literal lightning campaign catches them off-guard, but having an insane commander eventually proves to have a downside too.

Your hosts are Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake), Micah Sparkman, and Alice Sullivan (@alicemsullivan).

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May 8, 2020

Egwene makes her attempt to seize true power over the rebel Aes Sedai. It depends on her being unshakably confident in her own righteousness and also being annoyingly, technically right about legal minutiae. In other words, Egwene's specialties.

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May 1, 2020

Rand meets with his variously trustworthy Asha'man and plots his next move. Then Egwene is set up to make her big move to realize her power as the Amyrlin Seat by a helpful Andoran army. Hopefully she won't have to destroy them.

Your hosts are Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake), Micah Sparkman, and Alice Sullivan (