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Brandon Sanderson / Re: What are the words?
« on: January 26, 2011, 03:21:15 AM »
I go along with the Radiant Ideals theory. Speaking (and believing) the Ideals is what seems to make a Knight Radiant, and I would suspect that the most important thing that can happen at this point is to bring the Radiants back, what with the world coming to an end and all. And bringing them back would only happen by speaking the Ideals.

Taravangian seems to believe his cause is good. I think he really does believe that whatever he finds from all these little snipets is going to save the world. But that doesn't for a moment excuse the way he's going about doing it.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Unpublished Books
« on: January 21, 2011, 11:46:07 PM »
If you really really want to read the first three chapters of Scribbler, you can find their links on these three blog posts:

Chapter One:

Chapter Two:

Chapter Three:

Warning, it's kind of an annoying cliffhanger (right when things get good) and The Rithmatist will undoubtedly have plenty of changes.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Unpublished Books
« on: January 18, 2011, 08:59:49 PM »
I think Andigal is right, it was on his progress bars on his website, and I believe is now going by "The Rithmatist" and planned publication is a tentative spring 2012. If you look back far enough on Brandon's blogs, you can find the first three chapters of the original Scribbler.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Roshar and the Ocean. (very minor spoilers)
« on: January 08, 2011, 05:41:40 AM »
I feel like you're kinda off base, but that there are some possibilities. I mean, the map of Shadesmar reverses everything so that land masses are oceans and oceans are land masses. Maybe there's a connection.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: knights radient
« on: January 08, 2011, 05:38:42 AM »
Yeah, I see that too. So I wonder if Jasnah's got it wrong and the voidbringers are the Parshendi. But that seems to bring up a lot more questions than the other option...

Brandon Sanderson / Re: knights radient
« on: January 06, 2011, 02:00:55 AM »
Can I just throw out a random theory on the Knights Radiant here? I was reading the back of the book, and ended up just staring at the line, "before the Heralds abandoned us and the Knights Radiant turned against us." for ten minutes.
For no apparently reason it occurred to me that maybe the Radiants have somehow 'fallen from grace' for lack of a better term, and that maybe they got cursed, or something to that effect.

It's been a long time since I have had the book--I just barely got it back--and I'm too lazy to look it up, but I remember something about the Voidbringers being the parshmen, or at least that's what Jasnah thinks. Any chance the Radiants are Parshendi? or vise versa?

I just had to write it down before I started pulling apart the flaws :P

Any thoughts?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Hopes/Predictions/Wild Theories for Book 2
« on: January 03, 2011, 08:46:25 PM »
I really want to see everybody intersect at the same time. Szeth shows up to fight Dalinar, but Kaladin gets in the way of that, and as their battling Jasnah and Shallan show up and offer the aid of their Soulcasting abilities. Oh, and maybe Amaram can show up just in time to watch it all :)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: TWOK Casting
« on: January 03, 2011, 08:40:19 PM »

It's been suggested that Aaron Eckhart play Adolin, but purely based on the pictures I've seen he looks more like Elhokar to me. Other than that, I really like everything on Dhalagirl's list.

You know how it says, somewhere, that one of the three viewpoint characters would ruin the world?  (I don't remember where, but that means that either Dalinar, Shallan, or Kaladin are going to do something really stupid.)  My bet is on Kaladin.  He just seems too easily embittered, and while he did a ton of good in this first book, I can easily see him turning into a much shadier guy as we get deeper into the series.

I mean, once he gets his powers developed, he'll be just as unstoppable as Szeth--but without any random oaths to anybody else.  I can see him going Loose Cannon on Roshar brightlords sometime in the future.

Dalinar or Adolin might never kill Sadeas, but Kaladin?  Oh, boy.

It's on the back of the hardcover, and you're forgetting Szeth, who is the most probable character to go off destroying things at this point.
It seems to me that Kaladin and Szeth will end up being very opposite, I mean, Kaladin is embracing the Oaths, and Szeth is following an 'honor' of a very different sort. Personally, I think that while Szeth is far more practiced, Kaladin will be an even match for him relatively soon since these Oaths seems to be giving him power.

I agree with the points made about Taravangian. I really hate him, but I can understand him too. He does what he does in an attempt to save the world. His moral compass is obviously very flawed, but whatever he discovers could be a serious help to saving the world. I wish there was another way to find out the things he's looking for, but that's the only option he's got. He could probably do it more patiently, and with only the terminally ill, so there is reason to say he's just plain evil.

As for the 'One of them may save the world. One of them will destroy it.' My votes go toward Dalinar and Szeth, respectively.  Szeth's skewed version of honor could very easily mean the end of everything.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Favourite Minor Character
« on: October 16, 2010, 12:41:21 AM »
I vote for Teft, all the way!! Sigzil's past strikes me as the most potentially-fascinating, though.

These would be my 5:

Odium (Not much to say there)
Thaidakar (Ghostblood leader dude. He's probably really evil, even though we don't know much about him yet)
Taravangian (I would prefer that Szeth get over his 'honor' and just kill this guy, rather than anyone else doing it. He got so close...)
Roshone (I can't wait to see his reaction when he finds out what's become of Kaladin)
Amaram (He's on his way to the Shattered Plains at the end of the book. Lets have him and Kaladin meet in some hugely epic way and perhaps get him and Adolin dueling)

Sadeas deserves to die, but I don't really see it happening anytime soon. With him gone, we'd lose one of Elhokar's most loyal, and that could get Dalinar in a whole mess of trouble...
Szeth can't die until he redeems himself at least slightly by killing someone who deserves it. I know that he can get redeemed.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Who has read The Way of Kings (minor spoilers)
« on: October 15, 2010, 11:04:03 PM »
Yeah, Sadeas has heard Dalinar repeat whole sections, and even asked to get a copy of it because 'it might entertain [him] to hear more of its little stories'. A few chapters later he bashes heavily on the book, so i don't think he ever got around to all of it. That's why I'd leave him off the list of readers.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Who has read The Way of Kings (minor spoilers)
« on: October 14, 2010, 06:08:34 PM »
Oh, and Teft's mother has read it :D

Pg. 831
"There was some old king who came up with all this. Had his wife write it in a book or something. My mother read it. The Radiants based the Ideals on what was written there."
At least, that sounds like The Way of Kings to me.

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