May 22, 2018
Egwene and Nynaeve have been traveling all winter. Verin has
brought the young women, Hurin, and a now comatose Mat Cauthon all
the way to Tar Valon from Falme. Egwene is having prophetic dreams
about Rand - we discuss their meaning. Nynaeve feels a 'storm'
coming – the building tempest of the Shadow's war on the world. Her
sense for reading the weather and
the Pattern give us many big foreshadowings through the series, and
we're paying attention. Lots of speculation on Verin's dual nature
as a co-conspirator with Suian, and Moiraine, and also an unwilling
member of the Black Ajah. The women have a confrontation with a
group of Whitecloaks that does not go to Verin's liking. The
confrontation reveals not only Egwene's new attitudes, but also,
the knowledge of battle weaves she's learned from her time as a
captive Damane. Verin doesn't seem to hurry to save Mat, she has
her reasons for lack of concern.