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Brandon Sanderson / Re: Way of Kings Annotations
« on: February 23, 2011, 08:32:16 AM »
I think he already said "yes"on WoK, but not til he's done writing AMoL.

I also have a very vague idea that he said "no" on the WoT books, but I'm not sure about that one at all.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: knights radient
« on: February 21, 2011, 07:54:01 AM »
I think the superspren, the ones that bond to people and grant them abilities,  like honorspren and the symbolspren/truthspren whatever you want to call them that Shallan talks to are deliberately created Splinters of the Almighty's Shard he made a long time ago, like the divine Breath that  empowers the Returned.  The other spren are the pieces that Almighty's Shard was broken into after Odium killed him. That's why they don't show up in Dalinar's visions, cause those were all recorded before the Almighty died.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Nature of Shardblades? (Spoilers)
« on: February 12, 2011, 04:32:04 AM »
My theory is that they were corrupted by the KR abandoning their duty and the subsequent use of the Blades for selfish ends, you will note that the glow to the Blades faded away as the people started using them to slaughter each other.

Also suspect that the corruption amplifies the Thrill that the Alethi feel....

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The curse and the blessing (WoK Spoilers)
« on: February 11, 2011, 07:53:28 AM »
well Dalinar's going to get focus either book 2 or 3, I expect we will find out what happened when he gets his focus book. Until then, wild speculations ahoy!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WoK: Kaladin and Syl *Spoilers*
« on: February 11, 2011, 12:41:32 AM »
Also, I think the Honorblades are the Herald's uber-Shardblades. 9 of which are probably still  stuck somewhere or other, and one of which was last seen lying next to it's unconscious owner. (he ain't dead, cause Brandon sez he gets an expanded role later and he can't if he's dead. )

(edited to fix highly-unfortunate typo)
He dies in the first chapter, is refered to as "having a tendency to choose seemingly hopeless fights and win them. He also had a tendency to die in the process." and shows up in the last chapter, only to die (we know he dies because his blade drops to the ground).  What gives you the idea that death does much more then slow the Heralds down?

Pretty sure Shardblades and Dawnshards operate in the opposite fashion.  When you die with a shardblade, it remains, and when you die with a Dawnshard it vanishes.  This is from the Prologue.

Yep, I already pointed that out, and I also pointed out that I don't think the Dawnshards are the Heralds' Blades, I think they are called Honorblades.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WoK: Making Wishes Out West (*Spoilers*)
« on: February 11, 2011, 12:38:08 AM »
There are lots of people who are still reading through WoT for the first time and haven't got to ToM yet.  :o :P

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The curse and the blessing (WoK Spoilers)
« on: February 10, 2011, 05:15:01 AM »
my gut feeling says, it doesn't make sense for him to have wished to have his  memories erased, it makes more sense for his memories to have  been erased after he asked for the grief over her death to be removed.

of course, that may just be because I have major issues about not liking the idea of having large portions of memory removed from my mind.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WoK: Kaladin and Syl *Spoilers*
« on: February 09, 2011, 11:07:53 PM »
However, the parallel to the Uncertainty principle is quite obvious, that is for sure!  Not sure how it's going to play out, but I believe Brandon has said it's pretty important.

any citations on that? Just curious. Cause it's really interesting.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The curse and the blessing (WoK Spoilers)
« on: February 09, 2011, 09:32:26 AM »
I'm guessing that Dalinar is ashamed at the fact that he can't remember his son's mother---knowledge of that probably would hurt them.  It would certainly hurt me!

I agree with this. My mother died 1o years ago, and it would depress the heck out of me if my dad had got his memories of her erased, even if it was an accident.

And I also suspect Dalinar asked for the grief to be taken away and got his memories erased as well.  And his wife died a few years before Galivar did, I believe.

Also, we know when he got his Blade, it was when he was quite young (2o I think), so it wasn't the Blade.

There's nothing to indicate that her brothers don't know that she was the one who killed their father.  Just because the truthspren accepted it as "A powerful truth" doesn't necessarily mean it was known only to her.  Nan Balat in particular was involved in the events on the night of her father's death, but his 4 pages of the book don't tell us a whole lot.  They might even know she has the shardblade, and thought it would be safest if it was left with her. (If it's unsellable, it shouldn't really matter who's carrying it.)

If they knew she'd killed him, Nan Balat wouldn't have thought of her of being delicate and such in his POV. Also, I suspect if they knew about the Blade, Balat would have convinced her to  give it to him.

Although, I do wonder how *they* think he died, it's never mentioned. Maybe they assume one of his enemies sent an assassin to kill him.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Ten Focus Characters of the 10 SA Books
« on: February 09, 2011, 01:45:18 AM »
I  don't know if he'll be a main character, but I'm definitely looking for some expanded viewpoints and a bit of info on his backstory.

Also Sigzil, cause he used to hang out with Hoid, I wanna know more about what they were doing together.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Nature of Shardblades? (Spoilers)
« on: February 09, 2011, 12:52:45 AM »
I figure the creatures were just some kind of constructs composed of the Midnight Essence stuff, so they weren't really alive and that's why the Shardblade cut them.

Also, I don't think Dalinar mentioned the Shardblades in his visions  being different then the ones he was familiar with, except for the glowing, if they were smaller then most modern Shardblades I think it would have got mentioned.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Parshendi (WoK spoilers)
« on: February 08, 2011, 07:08:57 AM »
they got an assassin to kill Gavilar  during a celebration of the peace treaty he made with them. Not very honourable.

On a side note, could Shallan even wield a Shardblade? I seem to remember them being quite heavy - works well with Shardplate because of that. Can't find reference to weight right now though. Szeth's one is unusually small and he also had Stormlight to boost him. That being said, Shallan seemed to think she could use it, which is why she tried to summon it at one point - that she shouldn't bother trying to use the Soulcaster since she doesn't know how to use it but does start summoning the Shardblade instead, even though she promised herself that she wouldn't use it. So maybe she has used it before.

Actually, Shardblades aren't very heavy (was said a couple of times I believe), I think the main issue is that they are large, so it takes strength to have good control over them, but they aren't actually very heavy. 

And I note that there were swords on the walls of the room, those would seem to be good candidates for spur of the moment murder weapons. And he wouldn't have expected her to do it, so she could have hit him before he had a chance to react.

She said she killed him, when talking to the symbolheads, and they seemed to accept it as a truth,  for whatever that might be worth.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Nature of Shardblades? (Spoilers)
« on: February 07, 2011, 10:20:02 PM »
Just because the Alethi see honour in terms of dueling, with swords doesn't mean they are right about it. The book establishes that most of the Alethi don't know crap about what honour is.

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