- Maybe Rand was originally intended to die, but somewhere along the way that plan (if it ever existed) changed;
- Sure, we know Rand has to bleed all over the rocks of Shayol Ghul, but that doesn’t mean death. Hey, a paper cut bleeds like hell;
- Rand thinks he’s going to die – therefore it’s too obvious for him to do so;
- You’d have to be one son of a b*tch to keep your readers waiting twenty years only to kill off the hero.
So what do you think? Is Rand going to live happily ever after, or do you think he’s going to get the sword?