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Brandon Sanderson / Re: Lightsong (Blog Post Reference)
« on: June 13, 2008, 04:47:13 PM »
It's been months since I read Warbreaker, but Lightsong is definitely one of the shining characters in that story. I loved how human he was -- the incredulity he displayed at the state of things, the way he talked to women and his head servant. As long as it isn't taken over the top, I agree that a little more rebelliousness to make him stand out even more against the other gods would fit in very well.

CCGs / About: Changes as of Shards of Alara
« on: June 05, 2008, 03:09:27 AM »
All I can say, is I am much less excited about drafting after Even Tide. Or even doing sealed. Taking away 5 commons for sealed and replacing them with useless land?! And 3 less for draft? That's ridiculous.

I don't mind the smaller sets, as long as they don't get too ridiculous. I was tired of Morningtide fast with the lack of variety. I'm much more of a first-set-of-the-block kind of gal. I am in love with Shadow Moor, and am crossing my fingers that Even Tide synergizes the block even more.

I don't know if Brandon will ever check this lurking forum, but I'm wondering -- you really liked Time Spiral, but what did you think of Future Sight? I thought it was pretty, but extremely erratic and inconsistant -- it destroyed Time Spiral block drafts IMO by taking away some of the synergy.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« on: March 28, 2008, 05:48:02 PM »
Meep!! I was severely excited to read yesterday's blog post!! Wow...Brandon makes up for all the time George RR Martin fans have been waiting for the next of his Song of Ice & Fire series...or at least that's how I feel :) Yay for fast readers...and yay for the excitement of putting together the last Wheel of Time book ^_^

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker: Free Ebook
« on: March 17, 2008, 05:59:09 AM »
I liked Parlin for being quirky, and I wouldn't mind if there was more coming from his part of the story. I'm not sure how long the book is supposed to end up being, but it'd be great to have some chapters from his POV. I think he is important for putting more emphasis on how the sister (finished the book a couple weeks ago and def. forgot her name) is so close-minded while he accepts change and flows with it. Did I mention how frustrating she

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker: Free Ebook
« on: March 09, 2008, 06:32:20 PM »
Rhuan has a very good point.

I think the food thing needs to be a little more clear (craving vs needing), and the Vasher thing is either a large plot hole or something that needs a bit more information.

I can't wait for the next version of the story, I'll definitely read the entire thing over again in a heart beat ^_^

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The coolest sword ever...Nightblood
« on: March 02, 2008, 01:35:17 AM »
Hehe Nightblood reminds me of this really goofy talking sword in Baldur's Gate II. It may have once been a person, but has long forgotten and simply makes ridiculous statements whenever you use him.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker: Free Ebook
« on: February 28, 2008, 09:28:51 PM »
I definitely started reading this less than 24hrs ago and completed it. I literally read, finally had no choice but to go to sleep for a while, then woke up and finished it.

I really liked it. I couldn't stop reading....

As far as critique,

Most of the Vivenna chapters, until she met up with Vasher, were a struggle to get through. Her close minded bias was so strong it irritated me to the point of boredom?

I really loved the foreshadowing -- like the painting of the war that Lightsong looks at, that reveals Lifeless + Shashara w/Nightblood.

I liked that there was at least a comment about how Susebron could use his tongue after not having one for so long. I also thought the name was spelled Suesbron halfway through the story, then when I noticed it wasn't, I thought the spelling as Susebron wasn't as cool :P

I would have liked to have seen a few scenes of what was going on back in Idris during the rest of the story. I kept wondering how the king had taken Vivenna's disappearance, and how the build up of their army was going.

Huth and ....oh I can't remember the names of those two cities, but anyway they are mentioned about 3 times in the story, and then slightly more clearly at the very end. I felt like there should be a bit more explanation when they were mentioned.

Maybe a bit more relation between why the royal's hair color changes and their lineage from the Returned. And a better last name than Royal? Maybe that was just a place holder for a better name.

I was deceived on so many levels....I trusted Denth, and so many others. That was impressive. I would have liked to have been able to make a better opinion of Suesbron's priests, but I never saw how they interacted with the god king. I know that may have given it away, but I also wondered about what was going on during the day when Siri was running around and Suesbron was...wherever? And I would like to know how is mother died.

I really loved the way Blushweaver (if that's the name, I don't feel like looking back to find it) was developed. I didn't like her at first, and then I loved her. Not enough to cry during her death tho. I'm big on the whole getting so attached to characters that I cry....I don't know how to offer any advice on that.

Well that's my critiques for now. Again, I really loved the story. I hope my comments are constructive. ^_^ And yea, I'm totally buying Elantris, the Mistborns, and Warbreaker when they're all out <3 I'm gonna borrow the 2nd Mistborn from my friend in the next few days (gotta wait for the paperback before I buy it, I'm a poor college student :)  ).

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