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Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2009, 07:07:41 PM »
I think they simply had Preservation manifest itself as multiple spirits. Remember when Alendi's logbook spoke of how a creature looking as if it were made of mist stabbed (at least) one of the people in his group? Well, apparently Brandon only had multiple creatures do the same thing. Going down to one made it easier to associate the spirit with Preservation (single "being"), I think, and it was a good thing, in my estimation.
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Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2009, 04:28:53 AM »
I think they simply had Preservation manifest itself as multiple spirits. Remember when Alendi's logbook spoke of how a creature looking as if it were made of mist stabbed (at least) one of the people in his group? Well, apparently Brandon only had multiple creatures do the same thing. Going down to one made it easier to associate the spirit with Preservation (single "being"), I think, and it was a good thing, in my estimation.

This seems like the most possible explanation. I doubt those "other" mist spirits were Ruin's doing. Admittedly, black "mist" would probably be described as smoke, not mist.
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Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« Reply #47 on: November 05, 2009, 07:30:49 PM »
TGS p. 405 "What? If course I need you, Thom!"  should be "Of course I need you"

I saw another typo in one of the Mat chapters, but I can't remember where now.

ETA: I found a few more while I was looking for the one I forgot.

p. 408-409 "...needed for our custom, " mayor Barlden said. Mayor should be capitalized.
p.412 "Well look at that," Mat said. Insert comma "Well, look at that"
p. 414 "At that moment, the door the inn..." should be "the door of the inn"
p. 527 "Those boxes had give a lot Mat's success..." boxes should be bows
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Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2009, 08:00:33 PM »
TGS p. 405 "What? If course I need you, Thom!"  should be "Of course I need you"

Didn't I just say that?  ;D

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Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« Reply #49 on: November 05, 2009, 09:29:36 PM »
Oh, my bad. Didn't look on page 3.
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Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« Reply #50 on: November 06, 2009, 03:38:59 AM »
I suppose that Ruin could've if he wanted to. After all, he showed (ahh! Brain blank!) Vin's brother to Vin, and Kelsier to Spook.
But wait, they only saw him because of their spikes! Maybe it's because the mist is a gaseous physical form of Preservation's power, so while there isn't something really there, his attention? conciousness? attracts the mists so you can vaguely see him.

Then again, how was Vin able to show herself to Elend when she was a Shard? Is it because of their connection? Or were other people able to see?

Anywho, answer/comment on the HoA thread.
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Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« Reply #51 on: November 14, 2009, 02:21:11 AM »
The Gathering Storm page 631.  In the last sentence on the page, "Blasts of lighting" should be "Blasts of lightning".

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Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« Reply #52 on: November 17, 2009, 06:46:37 PM »
TGS
p. 153, pp9, s3     (I) suppose
p. 109, s2      she'd should be (she's)
p. 209, pp6, s1    sitter(s)
p. 306, complete pp1, s2   "the use (of) twenty"
p.349, pp8, s2   women should be (woman)
p. 431, pp5, s2   "he'd (he) hadn't mentioned it"
p. 487, pp12, s2  "His (He) lowered his hand "
p. 497, cpp4, s2  "want (to) tell him"
p. 612, cpp4, s4   "dared (dare) she spend"

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Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« Reply #53 on: November 17, 2009, 09:43:54 PM »
Do we know if the end of TGS when it mentions Rand putting his face on his "hands" been cleared up.... is it a typo or not?
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Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« Reply #54 on: November 17, 2009, 10:07:43 PM »
Do we know if the end of TGS when it mentions Rand putting his face on his "hands" been cleared up.... is it a typo or not?

I'm on the fence on that one.  It says early in the book that Rand still thinks of his hands in the plural, despite having lost one.  In his POV, it may not be a mistake.
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Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« Reply #55 on: November 18, 2009, 07:49:53 AM »
Haven't seen this mentioned yet:

Gathering Storm US Hardback, page 444, line 6.  Moiraine is misspelled "Moraine."

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Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« Reply #56 on: December 11, 2009, 08:54:12 PM »
Okay, so I reread the end of Hero of Ages. I know this has been mentioned before, but I'd like to bring up the fact that there's yet another inconsistency with the amount of spikes in a normal Inquisitor. In addition to the one that has been brought up earlier in the thread...

On page 486 of the Hero of Ages hardback, middle of the page.

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Normal Inquisitors had nine spikes. The one she'd killed with Elend had ten. Marsh appeared to have upward of twenty.

And from the MB1 paperback, new cover, epilogue, p. 637:

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"Does that...hurt, Marsh?" she asked. "The spikes, I mean."

He paused. "Yes. All eleven of them... throb. The pain reacts to my emotions somehow."

"Eleven?" Vin asked with shock.

Marsh nodded. "Two in the head, eight in the chest, and one in the back to seal them together."

Obviously, there is a discrepancy. Considering Vin did not physically kill any Inquisitors in the time frame until after the end of MB2, it must be assumed that Vin discovered the number of spikes of Inquisitors from this very conversation she had with Marsh and Sazed at the end of MB1. One of these references must be edited.

Normal Inquisitors must not have nine spikes. As they ascribed with the power of Mistborn, this means that they must have the eight basic metals (I suppose they might not have to have brass and zinc, but still...). Add another spike for atium burning, as well as a spike for healing, that makes ten (I suppose there could also be a spike for gold, for eleven).
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Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« Reply #57 on: December 14, 2009, 04:55:56 PM »
What would be the propose of giving them a gold spike?
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Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« Reply #58 on: December 15, 2009, 04:07:20 AM »
What would be the propose of giving them a gold spike?

Feruchemical healing I believe, an attribute that the Inquisitors show very clearly in Final Empire.

I have to agree.  Eleven spikes seem like the minimum for a Standard Issue Lord Ruler Inquisitor.
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Re: Official Typos Thread -- All of Brandon's books
« Reply #59 on: December 15, 2009, 04:12:34 AM »
Crapola being sleep depraved makes me forget other crap! I was thinking in terms of allomancy it's a waste of time to find a gold misting
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