Towers of Midnight: Chapter 2

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Questions of Leadership

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Points of View: Perrin and Galad


Asunawa is killed and Galad becomes undisputed leader of the Whitecloaks.


Perrin's Point of View:

Setting: Near the Jehannah Road

Characters: Perrin, Faile, Turne, Fennel, Arganda

Perrin talks to Turne who wants to join Perrin's group. Perrin tells him he cannot afford to pay, but Turne is happy just to be able to eat. He is surprised that Perrin had food that does not spoil instantly, but Perrin believes all that is needed is to keep it right. Perrin tells him he may join, which does not please Arganda who thinks the man may be a deserter. After Arganda leaves, Fennel arrives, to tell Perrin that Basel Gill and the others went east to Lugard as the northern road was impassible. Perrin is unsure what to do as Grady and Neald are not well enough to weave gateways after being poisoned by snakes that appeared in a Bubble of Evil. Faile joins them and they argue about how well Perrin has performed as a leader. He is convinced he has been a failure and wants to abandon his people. She insists he saves them. A couple of Maidens he had sent ahead to scout return to tell him there is something he needs to see.

Galad's Point of View:

Setting: Near the Jehannah Road

Characters: Galad, Dain Bornhald, Jaret Byar, Berab Golever, Alaabar Harnesh, Brandel Vordarian, Trom

Galad wakes in a tent, disorientated. He cleans himself and tries to prepare for the next questioning session when he sees Trom, Byar and Bornhald enter. He is angry with them for defying his order not to rescue him, but they tell him they haven't. Golever, Harnesh and Vordarian come in, with Asunawa's head in a bag. They tell Galad that his words impressed them and that Asunawa had led his men to fight other Children. All the Lord Captain's accept him and so do the majority of the Children, with just Questioners refusing, a third having been killed and others arrested. Galad instructs them to free any man who wishes to leave.


This section contains Notes on this Chapter which may contain spoilers. Please expand to view.


Why is Perrin unaware of the food spoilage issues?

Is his ta'veren effect countering the spoilage?

Character Development

  • His regression continues and he is adamant he did not lead well in Faile's absence.


First Mention

Turne, Jarr, Reed Soalen, Candeiar, Fennel, Brandel Vordarian (named)

First Appearance

Turne, Jarr, Reed Soalen, Candeiar, Fennel

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