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Brandon Sanderson / Re: knights radient
« on: February 21, 2011, 06:54:44 PM »
@Argent, if that is the case, then why does Szeth not mention his spren at all? With all the talking that Syl does, I would be surprised if Szeth's spren was completely inactive.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: knights radient
« on: February 20, 2011, 11:56:28 PM »
On the subject of Szeth, it is possible that Syl was the spren that bonded with him as Syl cannot remember much over a year ago and Szeth never thinks about his bond in his POVs.
As Brandon has mentioned that this book would be like an Age of Legends rather than an Age of Illusions, I think it is safe to guess that there will be a lot more spren binding in the future- assuming that it is the spren that will take Roshar into an AoL and not the mass production and use of fabrials.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WoK: Making Wishes Out West (*Spoilers*)
« on: February 10, 2011, 07:38:36 PM »
I know what I'd wish for... The knowledge of who killed Asmodean!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Nature of Shardblades? (Spoilers)
« on: February 08, 2011, 08:13:21 PM »
I meant that swords were honourable in that the Almighty gave the Heralds swords and if he thought they weren't honourable I don't think he would have given them.
Also the duel Kaladin is fighting would be honourable because he is doing it to save a load of people.
Also, as much of this book relies on symbolism a fight to the death is pretty damn good symbol. ;)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Nature of Shardblades? (Spoilers)
« on: February 07, 2011, 09:36:41 PM »
If the Dawnshards were not weapons, how is the "champion" supposed to challenge anyone. It would be pretty difficult to fight a duel without a weapon of some sort. Because the Almighty is the representation of honour, that would imply that there would be a duel fought as that seems honourable and that the weapon used by the Almighty's champion would be a sword as that also seems the most honourable weapon.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Parshendi (WoK spoilers)
« on: February 07, 2011, 09:29:11 PM »
As the parshendi either flee from kaladin or try and kill him, I don't think that they would be sent from the Almighty as they clearly knew that Kaladin was infused with stormlight.
Also, is it not possible that the original master of Szeth was working with the Parshendi (or by extension, the Nightwatcher, or Odium) as they took credit for Gavilar's murder and seemed to anticipate the siege of the Shattered Plains.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Who has read The Way of Kings (minor spoilers)
« on: October 15, 2010, 11:45:38 PM »
Teft has almost certainly heard at least parts of it as his parents were both part of that cult.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Rights For Spren!!!! (minor spoilers)
« on: October 15, 2010, 05:55:08 PM »
I think most of the spren (ie not the "superspren") are the spiritual embodiment of physical world concepts and objects. Maybe, because most people think that the spren are splinters of the Almighty's shard, the spren are somehow related to the creation of roshar. ie the Almighty reated it and the power he used is still attuned to the planet.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WOK: Horses
« on: October 14, 2010, 11:01:09 PM »
There were the special Ryshadium horses, though. Those weren't really described either, except that the rider doesn't choose his Ryshadium, the Ryshadium chooses you. That bonding process seems to be kind of interesting... We probably will find out more about it later either in a Dalinar flashback in a future book, or else one of the other characters gets a Ryshadium too.

sounds too much like eragon for my liking...

Brandon Sanderson / Re: favorite sanderson book?
« on: October 14, 2010, 10:58:15 PM »
My favourite was definitely WoK. the world building and character arc and just general storyline were much better than in BS's earlier books.(not that they were bad in the first place but in elantris, Raoden and Sarene were pretty static) I think that working on the WoT has really progressed BS as an author and improved his forshadowing and character development.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Rights For Spren!!!! (minor spoilers)
« on: October 14, 2010, 10:47:46 PM »
Probably to balance out the material that was used to create the spren 1 giant one 1000s tiny of ones. Or maybe, following those people who measured spren, someone had defined it so that it stayed the same size and always appeared at the same time.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« on: October 11, 2010, 11:47:56 PM »
They're mainly that sort of thing but there are also some autocorrect errors such as writing "khlennium" as "millenium" "vin" as "via" etc.

do we know if cultivation is dead/alive?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« on: October 11, 2010, 09:10:18 PM »
does this include ebooks? there must be 10000+ in mistborn ebooks (gollancz)

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