Elnore Mandragoran

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Elnore is Nynaeve's mother's name and also the name of her imaginary daughter from her Accepted test.

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Thank you -- I've really enojoyed the series and look forward to reading your current book. I'm having trouble placing the amount of time that has gone by since the early days when the Aes Sedai came to Three Rivers. How long has it been? Also, will Nynaeve and Lan ever get together, face to face?
It's about two years since the beginning. Roughly--very roughly. As to them getting together, read and find out, my dear, read and find out (he chuckled richly).
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You say one more main sequence book after Knife of Dreams, but will there be any more?
I intend to do two prequels: one is why Tam al'Thor gave up a successful military career and went home to buy a small farm in the Two Rivers, and the other one will be largely why and how Moiraine and Lan showed up in the nick of time in The Eye of the World. When I will do those two novels, I do not know.
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You said time after time that Lan will die if Nynaeve dies. What about her? She's Aes Sedai, so she will live very long. And he's much older than her anyway. Would she be able to live without him??
Lan is undergoing the severing effect of his bond to Moiraine which means that he has lost the desire and will to live which is being restored to him by Nynaeve on top of which he loves her. If she dies he really really has no reason to stick around. As for Nynaeve, and Lan dying, women are always a lot tougher, emotionally, then man are. Nynaeve will cry for a very long time when Lan dies and she will go on living.
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What is there to Lan's [cousin], in the Waste [Blight]. . .is he a Darkfriend, or more?
Read and find out.
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With respect to Aes Sedai-forged weapons, like Lan's sword that never needs sharpening: was the Power just used in the manufacturing process, to change the structure of the steel to make it extra-strong, or was a flow of the Power somehow incorporated into the steel? (If you'll recall, this was a big argument a few months ago, related to the Fade blade thing)
The Power was used in blending the metals (and other materials...) and altering the structure. There is no source of the Power in these weapons, nor do they draw on the Power like angreal....
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I like the fact that the main characters are a little unsure of themselves and how to proceed in their world, particularly Rand. Instead, the traditional "superhuman" is Lan, who plays a background role thus far. Will we see more of him?
Yes, some more.
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Did Lan and Myrelle sleep together?
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Why is Myrelle so heartless? She nearly let Lan die. Why?
She's dealing with a man capable of taking her head off before even she could blink and a man who's in a mental state where she can't be sure he won't.
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Who would win in a sword fight between Lan and Galad? My money's on Lan.
(laughs) Unless you can find someone else to bet with, use your money to buy yourself some beer.
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Do Min's viewings always predict the future, or do some tell about the past, mainly the seven towers around Lan in The Eye of the World?
Um, her viewings are always concerning the future.
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In New Spring there were still a lot of them, but nowadays Lan is the only one around: how's that possible? Did they all die?
No, it's a matter of assimilation. All these people now think of themselves as part of the country they live in, they've taken on these new cultures. Lan is the only one who hasn't done this, who at heart remains a Malkieri.
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