I’m trying to avoid reading any spoilers about the whole Wheel of Time series. My intent is to finish the books before I learn any of the significant details about how it all turns out. This is mainly because my anger, and reason for stopping when the books were new, is that it appeared Jordan wasn’t going to answer any of the questions he himself had raised. I now hope that Brandon has, but I want to RAFO, not see too many spoilers.
That means I have to be careful when searching the web to see if any of my new theories, spawned during my re-read, are original. I risk finding out that they’re true or false but only based on later stuff I’ve not read.
So here’s a couple of random thoughts that may be true or disproved already.
One Man – Three Bodies
Lews Therin was a mighty man, battle leader, strong in the One Power, etc. However, Rand doesn’t really seem to know much about battle, no reason he should, he’s quite young. He is however very strong in the One Power. Mat on the other hand, can’t channel, but has come into the possession of an awful lot of knowledge that makes him a great battle leader. I’m not totally sure where Perrin fits in yet. But perhaps this time, the Wheel has spun out three men, all ta’veren, and split the skills between them. This seems to have confused the response from the evil guys, never knowing if they should be killing all three, or working with all three. It’s almost as if the Light needed a way to get an edge.
One Woman – Three Bodies
If the theory of Lews Therin is true, I wonder if the Wheel has spat out Ilyena Sunhair as multiple women? Perhaps Elayne, Min and Aviendha?