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Issue 9. (Art by Charles Keegan)

The Wheel of Time TV Show

What we know:

Production Studio - Sony Pictures Television
Production Company - Radar Pictures
Show Runner - Rafe Judkins
Executive Producers - Ted FieldMike WeberDarren LemkeRed Eagle
Consulting Producer - Harriet McDougal

New News: Not a peep since JordanCon back in April at which we learnt the following:
Sony Pictures Television has signed a contract with executive producer Ted Field of Radar Productions (with whom Bandersnatch Group signed a contract last year) to develop a TV production of the Wheel of Time series.
Related News:

Narg was reminded on twitter about a article "Book Narrative Chart for The Wheel of Time Shows Why The Series is So Appealing" in which the author compares it to a screenplay for a movie.
The Eye of the World, in hewing closely to screenplay structure, becomes more evocative and visual as a result. The story moves rapidly, aided by the branching viewpoints being confined solely to the second act of the novel. Bringing the characters back together at the end of the second act allows them to combine their transformative experiences. They essentially learn about each other all over again at the same time as the reader, which has the happy result of ensconcing a reader more deeply within the world of the book. This happens any time a character’s journey parallels the reader’s journey, but it is notably potent in the story structure of The Eye of the World.
Most of it went over Narg's pretty head, but Narg gets a mention, so Narg like.

General Wheel of Time News

Reddit user jason_the_argonaut turned Karl Hammond's spoiler-resistant character compendium into a mobile app. Essentially you type in a characters name, select the book you are reading and you get a character discription/history. It's not perfect and Narg's not sure it's totally spoiler resistant but might be a handy tool for rereads. iTunes StoreGoogle Play

The Legendarium Podcast people celebrate their 150th podcast with a Robert Jordan Retrospective podcast.
After 11 Wheel of Time novels, and 23 podcasts about them, we’ve come to the end of our Robert Jordan road. (Sort of. There’s still plenty of WoT to get through.) We take a pause from talking about the books individually to talk about them as a whole, and especially about the guy who brought them to us. Craig, Ryan, Kenn, and Kyle go through their laundry list of favorite and least favorite aspects of Jordan as an author, rank him among fantasy writers, and indulge in a bit of RJ trivia time.
Runs for just over an hour.....skip the first 8 minutes to get to the RJ stuff.

Narg found this chart by @weavesofthewheel rather accurate. Narg is Beautiful!

Quote of the Week

Featured Artist Character

**Warning Art and book SPOILERS up to book 11!**

Nynaeve! Who doesn't love Nynaeve? 

Narg love Nynaeve so much, Narg had the following Commission done!

The scene: **Major Spoiler for book 11, Knife of Dreams**
 “How may I help you, Aes Sedai? You wish me to send a message for you via my pigeons? It will be my pleasure.” It was also wise to grant Aes Sedai any favors they asked, and a pigeon was a small favor.
“A message to each merchant you correspond with. Tarmon Gai’don is coming soon.”
He shrugged uneasily. “That is nothing to do with me, Aes Sedai. I’m a merchant.” She was asking for a good many pigeons. He corresponded with merchants as far away as Shienar. “But I will send your message.” He would, too, however many birds it required. Only stone-blind idiots failed to keep promises to Aes Sedai. Besides which, he wanted rid of her and her talk of the Last Battle.
“Do you recognize this?” she said, fishing a leather cord from the neck of her dress.
His breath caught, and he stretched out a hand, brushed a finger across the heavy gold signet ring on the cord. Across the crane in flight. How had she come by this? Under the Light, how? “I recognize it,” he told her, his voice suddenly hoarse.
“My name is Nynaeve ti al’Meara Mandragoran. The message I want sent is this. My husband rides from World’s End toward Tarwin’s Gap, toward Tarmon Gai’don. Will he ride alone?”
 He trembled. He did not know whether he was laughing or crying. Perhaps both. She was his wife? “I will send your message, my Lady, but it has nothing to do with me. I am a merchant. Malkier is dead. Dead, I tell you.”
The heat in her eyes seemed to intensify, and she gripped her long, thick braid with one hand. “Lan told me once that Malkier lives so long as one man wears the hadori in pledge that he will fight the Shadow, so long as one woman wears the ki’sain in pledge that she will send her sons to fight the Shadow. I wear the ki’sain, Master Aldragoran. My husband wears the hadori. So do you. Will Lan Mandragoran ride to the Last Battle alone?” 
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