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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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Jan 28, 2022

Nynaeve finally takes the test to become a full Aes Sedai. Her success depends on her skill (which is good) and her tact (which is not good). Also, Ituralde leads a fighting retreat which goes well until it doesn't. And Mat gets advice on being a legend from Birgitte, a literal legend.

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Jan 21, 2022

Faile works out her issue with Perrin with a romantic evening. Then she works out her issue with Berelain with a knife fight. Mat presents his plan for vastly increasing the lethality of warfare to Elayne, and she enthusiastically accepts.

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

Jan 14, 2022

Mat runs into his old friend the gholam in their favorite hang-out spot: a puddle of Mat's buddy's blood. Then Perrin meets Galad, who confirms that the best of Whitecloaks is the worst of everyone else. Rand returns to Tear, and he's got his stuff together.

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Jan 7, 2022

Perrin starts to make progress with his wolfish nature, boding well for his state of mind. His state of body is less secure though, since his army has encountered Galad's army of white-clad jerks. Meanwhile Mat finds himself sharing a tent with a certain rubbery horror.

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Jan 6, 2022

We finished Season 1 of the Wheel of Time TV Show! Our final review: could be better! The changes to the plot and characterization left us fuddled. Who is this show for? Not us, apparently.

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

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