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New to Brandon Sanderson/Warbreaker Few Questions
« on: June 24, 2009, 03:35:11 AM »
Ok about a month ago I was entering a lot of contests online and a week or so ago I received Warbreaker hardcover in the mail. At first I wasn't really sure what to think about it, I've never really enjoyed the fantasy genre and hadn't ever heard of Brandon Sanderson before. Anyways I started reading it and I really couldn't stop, I could go on and on about what a terrific book it is, but I imagine all of you here already know that XD Ok now I'll get into my questions.

1. I know that Warbreaker was only recently released, at least the hardcover anyways, not sure when the ebook was first made available. But I was wondering if anyone knows if Brandon has made any plans to continue the world? The whole BioChromatic Breath, Awakening, etc is all so amazing and quite a lot of fun to read.

2. Having never been a big fan of the fantasy genre and have only just read Warbreaker, what other Brandon Sanderson books should I be looking at first? Seems he has quite a bit and I'm wondering which I should try and read to further pull me into the fantasy genre.

3. Is there any maps, or anything else relating to the world of Warbreaker available? I know there's the map in the beginning of the book and the Ars Acunum (I believe that's what it was called) in the back explaining the Heightenings. Just wondering if there's anymore.

Thanks in advance for any help you guys can offer.

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Re: New to Brandon Sanderson/Warbreaker Few Questions
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 03:39:39 AM »
1: Yes, but that's a tentive sequel titled "Nightblood".  It's about Vasher and Viv hunting down the last scoller.

2: If you enjoyed this, check out Elantris.  It's closer in the lightness and mood then his other series Mistborn (which is the current favorite).  Both are stand alones, and both aren't nearly as dark as Mistborn.

3: I haven't seen any beyond the one in the front cover.  You could check out the huge thread from when we were first reading it to get some other details, but there aren't a lot there.
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Re: New to Brandon Sanderson/Warbreaker Few Questions
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 05:48:53 AM »
2) Read Elantris, then Mistborn. Realize, though, that Elantris is Brandon's first published book, and as such isn't quite as polished and well-written as Warbreaker or Mistborn. Mistborn is awesome, but you would probably want to read Elantris first just because you're new-ish to the genre.

3) Not that I know of.
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Re: New to Brandon Sanderson/Warbreaker Few Questions
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 07:53:06 PM »
2) Don't forget his middle grade humorous fantasy series Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians. Warbreaker has more humor than Elantris or Mistborn, but Alcatraz has even more. It's for kids, but a lot of adults like it too and it has a lot of in-jokes. They're quick reads.

3) There aren't any other maps at this time, but Brandon has written author's annotations for every chapter (kind of like the director's commentary on a DVD) that reveal quite a bit about the rest of the world. The annotations will be put up on Brandon's website one at a time starting in a few months. They will first be available in a special edition ebook of Warbreaker coming from Tor that includes all the annotations as bonus content (and maybe some other goodies). That should be available relatively soon but I'm not sure when that will be.
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