A Memory of Light: Chapter 8

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That Smoldering City

Chapter Icon: The Lion of Andor

Points of View: Elayne, Androl


Elayne is preparing for the battle with the Trollocs who are settled in Caemlyn. Eventually she decides to tell everybody who is the father of her children. Androl, Pevara and their friends are tied and being Turned one by one.


Elayne's Point of View:

Location: Caemlyn

Characters: Elayne, Guybon, Davram Bashere, Birgitte, Dannil, Talmanes

Elayne arrives to a hill about a thousands paces to the northwest of Caemlyn. She realizes that warfare is changed forever observing the damage the dragons did to the walls. Perrin and the Whitecloaks arrive too. The battle plan is to lure the Trollocs out of the city and into the forest where they could fight them more successfully. Bashere argues with Elayne if she should tell the men she carries the children of the Dragon Reborn. Using gateways the army of Light fills some of the basements in the city with oil and set them on fire. Watching the burning city Elayne orders Birgitte to make it known among the Guards she carries is pregnant by Rand.

Androl's Point of View:

Location: The Black Tower

Characters: Androl, Evin, Logain, Mezar, Mishraile, Pevara, Taim, Welyn

Androl, Jonneth, and Emarin are laying down, tied to hooks in the ground and shielded. Pevara and Evin are also tied up and shielded. Evin tells Androl that Taim's men broke him and learned of Androl's plan when they came looking for Emarin. Pevara tells Androl telepathically that they were dug out of the dirt room because Taim hasn't met his quota of Turned Dreadlords yet. Evin is Turned and tells Androl that Nalaam died in the cave-in. Emarin is taken to be Turned next and Androl thinks that Nalaam was lucky to have died in the cave-in.


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