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Character Summaries (Spoilers)
Alanna has long dark hair and dark eyes. She’s a beautiful, and slim woman. Her eyes are expressive. She sometimes wears a grey riding dressed slashed with green.
Alanna has a fiery temper and good sense of humor. She switches quickly between the two. She is erratic and often times uncontrolled with her emotions, something uncommon in Aes Sedai. She can be bold and daring, and has a strong personality.
Actions During the Story
Actions Before the Story
Alanna was born in 951 NE in Arafel. At the age of 16, she left to join the White Tower. She stayed a Novice in the White Tower for 6 years and in 973 NE, she was raised to the Accepted.
Alanna was an Accepted in the White Tower with Moiraine Damodred, Siuan Sanche, and Sheriam Bayanar. She participated in the census seeking to provide gold for babies born around the time of the Battle of the Shining Walls.
Actions Between the Books
Alanna was raised to full Aes Sedai in 979 NE after 6 years as Accepted in the White Tower. She joined the Green Ajah.
Between New Spring and the beginning of the story, she bonded two warders, Ihvon and Owein, who would stay with her.
Eye of the World
She is not present in this book.
The Great Hunt
She arrived as part of the Amyrlin Seat’s entourage to Fal Dara. She stands and pulls her shawl around herself when Moraine is summoned to the Amyrlin. On the way to Tar Valon, she gives Egwene and Nynaeve lessons on channeling. While doing so, she questions them about Perrin, Mat, and especially Rand. She stays with the Amyrlin’s party until they arrive at Tar Valon.
The Dragon Reborn
She is one of the Aes Sedai to participate in healing Mat and severing his connection to the dagger from Shadar Logoth. She is helping to operate the ter-angreal when Egwene goes through her test to become Accepted. She mentions some kind of resonance but dismisses it as unimportant. After the ter’angreal almost goes out of control, she blames herself, apologizes to Egwene and even asks the Amyrlin for penance. She is among the Aes Sedai who stop by the kitchen while Egwene, Nynaeve and Elayne are working as punishment.
The Shadow Rising
Alanna travels with Verin to the Two Rivers seeking to find more women who can channel like Nynaeve and Egwene. Shortly after their arrival Whitecloaks arrive with Padan Fain, and they are forced into hiding aided by the Woman’s Circle of Emond’s Field. Her warder Owein is killed by Whitecloaks, she was not near him so she was unable to heal him but felt his death.
She is at the old sickhouse when Perrin arrives. She asks Perrin about Mat and Rand but is rebuffed and goes on to explain the difficulty in fighting Whitecloaks while bound by the Three Oaths. She tells of their experience thus far in the Two Rivers. She heals Perrin and others. Perrin asks Loial to keep an eye on Alanna, she disappears twice while Loial is trying to watch her. Alanna sends Ihvon to find Perrin’s party while they’re hunting Trollocs. Alanna heals Perrin who is near death from a Trolloc arrow wound.
She and Verin aid in defense of Emond’s Field by using the one power on stones used in catapults. She heals tinkers who were attacked by Trollocs and sought refuge in Emond’s Field. She continues aiding in the battle and healing the most severe wounds she can during the battle of the Two Rivers. Faile learns of Alanna’s intention to bond Perrin and threatens to kill her if she does.
Fires of Heaven
She is not present in this book.
Lord of Chaos
Verin and Alanna travel with many women who can learn to channel who are also young enough to be novices, intending to take them to the White Tower for Aes Sedai training. After hearing of the division of the White Tower they continue on to Caemlyn. Alanna expresses her disapproval of the rebellion even though she dislikes Elaida.
When Rand comes to Culain’s Hound, she and Verin persuade him into a private dining room. Under the guise of delving him for wounds she bonds Rand her warder. She attempts to use the bond to compel him but it doesn’t work. She joins with the Aes Sedai from Salidar and then with Perrin’s force and helps guide them to Rand. Due to the warder bond she is able to find him but also feels his pain while he is beaten. Following the battle of Dumai’s Wells she is forced to swear fealty along with the other Aes Sedai present.
A Crown of Swords
Following the battle of Dumai’s Well’s, Rand selects Alanna to heal his wounds and she complies. She is sent to the Wise Ones’ tents after trying to listen in on a conversion between the Wise ones and Rand. Alanna attempts to persuade Rand to accept Aes Sedais’ help. Alanna accompanies Rand to the Sea Folk ship when he goes to seek the Bargain. Min tells Rand she sees Alanna and some other Aes Sedai in Rand’s palm, meaning he can trust her to fulfill her oath of fealty.
Path of Daggers
Alanna is questioned by Cadsuane about Rand but Alanna claims she’s already told all she knows.
When Rand is bonded by Elayne, Aviendha, and Min, Alanna falls unconscious for three days. When she learns Cadsuane is traveling to Far Madding, Alanna begs to go along. She learns how to Travel from Cadsuane. While in Far Madding, Cadsuane has to order Alanna not to leave seeking Rand. Alanna helps Cadsuane find Rand. She is angry at Rand and tries to get him to tell her who bonded him. After once again pleading with Rand to accept Aes Sedai help, Alanna is sent back to Cairhein with orders from Rand.
Alanna Travels to Cairhein and gathers Merana, Rafela, Bera and Faeldrin, then Travels to Tear to help quell the rebellion.
Crossroads of Twilight
She is present when Rand visits Tear and learns that the rebels will settle if Darlin is made King of Tear.
Knife of Dreams
She is present with the delegation when Rand arrives at the Stone of Tear.
The Gathering Storm
Alanna disappears from the Stone of Tear, Bera says there was not enough channeling for a gateway and Cadsuane finds an envelope. Apparently, once containing a letter from Verin. Rand says she is somewhere north.
Towers of Midnight
Alanna is chained up in the Pit of Doom with a knife wound, Nynaeve treats her with herbs and other non-power healing methods because Nynaeve is currently linked with Rand and unable to control the one power herself. Alanna regains consciousness but Moridin throws a knife into her heart. Before she dies she is able to release the bond with Rand saving him the pain a warder goes through when their Aes Sedai dies.
A Memory of Light
Alanna is an Aes Sedai with strength in the power 17(5). She is of the Green Ajah. She has enough strength to Travel. She has ability with Healing and uses it frequently throughout the series. She has a bond with Rand which allows her to track him and be aware of his well being. But unlike her bonds with her other warders this one did not allow her to compel Rand.
Alanna has a warder bond with Ivhon, Owein (until his death) and Rand Al’Thor.
Alanna is best known for bonding Rand Al’Thor against his will, an action that has been described as being akin to rape. Some speculate Verin compelled Alanna to bond Rand. Whether that is true or not, Alanna’s standing amongst the Aes Sedai who knew of this bond fell dramatically. Even the weakest in the power felt they could disrespect Alanna and give her orders. Despite suspicions throughout the series about her motives Alanna turned out to be on the side of light. Her bond to Rand gave him the abilities of a warder at a critical time. It is difficult to see Rand standing up to the punishment he received prior to Dumai’s Wells without the added stamina and resistance to injury. The bond helped negate the effects of Rand’s habit of missing sleep and meals. Additionally, her using the bond to help his allies find him proved critical both at Dumai’s Wells and Far Madding. Her releasing the bond at a critical moment thwarted another gambit from Moridin.
She helped save the Two Rivers. She healed Perrin. She and Verin helped recruit many new novices for the White Tower. Without Alanna’s actions this would be a very different series.
In Other Media
Priyanka Bose will be playing the part of Alanna Mosvani in the upcoming Wheel of Time television show. She is best known for her roles in Lion (2016), Mortal (2020) and Little America (2020), and various Bollywood films.