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Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: September 05, 2010, 01:18:23 AM »
I just finished reading "The Way of Kings" by Brandon Sanderson, I am still in that happy place of awe and brain overload after finishing a great book. I will be picking the book up again many times over the next weeks; looking up different parts, and ideas as I let the story and the world sink in. So as not to confuse myself further I am holding off on anything new, so I am re-reading "The Name of the Wind"  by Patrick Rothfuss

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Buy report
« on: October 19, 2008, 03:03:18 AM »
I had my copy pre-orderd st one of the Borders nearby,  When I had seen on the board that some books were released ahead of time I  went and checked on the sunday before release and found the book 4 copies, in the regular SCIFi/Faantasy Hardcover section, no display and not in the new releases section.  When I went to let them know to take me off the reserved list, I asked if they had more than the ones n the shelf and they stated that only the few that had been pre-ordered.  The remaining books had all sold already. the local B&N did not have any copies.

I can guess 2 possible ptions for the kandra.
1.  God Sazed  endowed the gift of presence  on the now mistwraiths.
2. Some of the Kandra survived in the cave with the Terrisman and people of the city, along with the small mistwraiths, these are re-born with the spikes they pulled out during the resolution.
I can imagine too that some kandra on assignment may have hidden in the shelters with the rest of humanity.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: HOA Chapter 2
« on: September 17, 2008, 04:55:53 AM »
Not easy to find free time, with a Job that usually takes up to 60 hours a week  3+ hours of commuting each day, then the whole house ,family and oh yeah sleep, I save most of my free tme for reading, I will try to get through what I  can, at least until Mb3 comes out!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: HOA Chapter 2
« on: September 17, 2008, 04:42:59 AM »
Well, in one MB1 annotation, Brandon stated that

Quote from: Brandon
I put the Lord Ruler in black and white--rather than just black, as I'd originally planned--to give metaphoric reference to his belief that he is God. He's both black and white--he encompasses all, and controls all. Of course, he's faking. In the mythology of this world, there are two forced--Ruin and Preservation--and he really only touched one of the two powers. But, then, we'll have more on that in later books.

(It's MB1, Chapter Thirty-four, part two, in case you want to take a look about that)

So, that pretty much means he could only have touched one of the powers, not both (hence our endless discussions on the matter).

Chaos, thank 's for the reminder, I have not had the time to read and absorb all of the discussions.  The time I can spend  is very limited! 

Brandon Sanderson / Re: HOA Chapter 2
« on: September 17, 2008, 04:16:18 AM »
What if TLR was both Ruin and Preservation.  In the Bump we see that in a moment the ability to change the world was known, what if this is what TLR did? He moved the earth, changed the World, this was the Power of Ruin,  Then TLR did what he could to preserve the world, create the Ash Mounts to have ash coat the sky and block out the sun, and all the other things and  theories of what he changed or was doing, was it to hold back the Ruin that was unleashed in that first moment of holding the power, and then Preserve what was left?
What if it now continues forward in Ruin?  was TLR holding it back? will the Ash Mounts stop or slow?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Comprehensive Kandra Thread
« on: September 17, 2008, 03:36:58 AM »
The Kandra and (Koloss) were of Preservation /created by TLR. 
There are a few things that lead me to believe that the Koloss and the Kandra existed before TLR and were perhaps some life form that was not created new, but altered.  The comment by TenSoon that the Kandra have a Religion from pre- Final Kingdom, is a main point. Is it that they and the Koloss were human and in the changing of the world TLR made changes to people too, preservation,  to survive the changed world? (The Koloss want to live in the city because they are human /want to be human. Why do they think this? Is it that they have a belief, or history that says they at one time did live in cities, were in fact human?)

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