A Memory of Light: Chapter 40

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Points of View: Elayne, Aviendha, Mat, Grady



Elayne's Point of View:

Setting: Elayne's Camp

Characters: Elayne, Birgitte

With Hanlon's death Elayne is able to move free and channel again. Her guard breaks through and between them and Birgitte, the rest of the Darkfriend mercenaries are defeated. Birgitte tells Elayne she is off to join the other heroes and Elayne should stay where she is. Elayne responds that her men believe her to be dead, and she needs to be seen to give them heart.

Aviendha's Point of View:

Location: Near Shayol Ghul

Characters: Aviendha, Amys, Cadsuane, Elyas, Graendal

Aviendha is alone now that Rafela has joined the Dragonsworn's last stand at the cavern. Elyas runs past her with a large pack of wolves to attack scores of Darkhounds. She sees Graendal ahead of her with a group of Aes Sedai and Wise Ones she has captured, and sends a signal in the air to Amys and Cadsuane. Graendal senses it and tries to shield her, but Aviendha draws in saidar through the turtle angreal and is able to withstand her. Graendal attacks and Aviendha is forced to run, until Cadsuane and Amys arrived.

Elayne's Point of View:

Location: The Field of Merrilor

Characters: Elayne, Birgitte

Elayne attacks a Trolloc, swinging a sword at it, prompting the surviving Andorans to gather round her.

Mat's Point of View:

Location: The Field of Merrilor

Characters: Mat, Tinna

Mat, with his surviving forces, tries to push the enemy off the Heights. Gateways open in the air and the Seanchan pour through. He intends half the Seanchan to join Elayne and the other half to hit the Trollocs from the rear in the corridor between the Heights and the bogs. He hears thunder and realises that Talmanes and Aludra have mended the dragons and are now firing on the Sharans. He thinks there is just one more piece to fall into place.

Jur Grady's Point of View:

Location: The Field of Merrilor

Characters: Grady

Grady watches a canyon, ten or so miles to the northeast along the Mora. He is angry with Mat for the way he sent villagers to fight at the river. His orders are to make a gateway at dawn to the same village. He opens it and is astounded to see the same villages and members of the Band that had been killed the previous day. They pass through and fall upon the three Dreadlords keeping watch, killing them and allowing Grady to destroy the dam and release the river.


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