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Re: Way of Kings Discussion (prologue for now) :SPOILERS:
« Reply #120 on: May 29, 2010, 08:46:08 AM »
Last time Brandon showed art it was not allowed.

Makes sense. Unfortunately :P
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Re: Way of Kings Discussion (prologue for now) :SPOILERS:
« Reply #121 on: May 29, 2010, 09:00:31 AM »
Last time Brandon showed art it was not allowed.

Makes sense. Unfortunately :P

Eh. Someone just needs to commit them to memory, then redraw them later.
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Re: Way of Kings Discussion (prologue for now) :SPOILERS:
« Reply #122 on: May 29, 2010, 09:08:30 AM »

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Re: Way of Kings Discussion (prologue for now) :SPOILERS:
« Reply #123 on: May 29, 2010, 06:39:08 PM »
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Re: Way of Kings Discussion (prologue for now) :SPOILERS:
« Reply #124 on: May 29, 2010, 09:40:11 PM »
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Re: Way of Kings Discussion (prologue for now) :SPOILERS:
« Reply #125 on: May 30, 2010, 12:37:31 AM »
As opposed to the clean pleasant pigeon poop?  So WoK is another shards book?  Hrrrrmmmm I was hoping he might be branching out a bit.
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Re: Way of Kings Discussion (prologue for now) :SPOILERS:
« Reply #126 on: May 30, 2010, 01:20:44 AM »
There's about 32 different shardworld books that are planned.  There are other books, such as Scribbler, which aren't shard world.  However, the shard books each have their own flavor and style.
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Re: Way of Kings Discussion (prologue for now) :SPOILERS:
« Reply #127 on: May 30, 2010, 03:37:53 AM »
There's about 32 different shardworld books that are planned.  There are other books, such as Scribbler, which aren't shard world.  However, the shard books each have their own flavor and style.

So, what exactly is shard world?  Are Brandon's early books part of shardworld and do I need to read them before starting Way of Kings?

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Re: Way of Kings Discussion (prologue for now) :SPOILERS:
« Reply #128 on: May 30, 2010, 03:45:39 AM »
Nope-y nope.  Basically all of the books are related through these things called shards (see Ruin and Preservation in MB).  We aren't exactly sure how they're related, but they are.  However, you can read each series for their own things and not worry about it if you want.
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Re: Way of Kings Discussion (prologue for now) :SPOILERS:
« Reply #129 on: May 30, 2010, 07:00:17 AM »

Basic easy run down of the Shards of Adonalsium.

Adonalsium was something/someone that at some point shattered.  It is now what we call the Shards.

The Shards seem to have affects on people and things.

A character named Hoid was present when Adonalsium shattered.  He is seen in every Sanderson book which contains a Shard of Adonalsium.

Any book referred to as a Shard World is a book which takes place in the Cosmere, the universe in which Adonalsium existed.
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Re: Way of Kings Discussion (prologue for now) :SPOILERS:
« Reply #130 on: May 30, 2010, 07:23:29 AM »

Basic easy run down of the Shards of Adonalsium.

Adonalsium was something/someone that at some point shattered.  It is now what we call the Shards.

The Shards seem to have affects on people and things.

A character named Hoid was present when Adonalsium shattered.  He is seen in every Sanderson book which contains a Shard of Adonalsium.

Any book referred to as a Shard World is a book which takes place in the Cosmere, the universe in which Adonalsium existed.


These include: Elantris, The Mistborn Trilogy, and Warbreaker, with The Way of Kings and the rest of The Stormlight Archive coming next.  All these books are in the same universe and connected, but in the background of the story.  (We're talking a few paragraphs per book so far, and always very subtle.)
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Re: Way of Kings Discussion (prologue for now) :SPOILERS:
« Reply #131 on: May 30, 2010, 08:01:38 PM »

That changes dramatically in WoK.
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Re: Way of Kings Discussion (prologue for now) :SPOILERS:
« Reply #132 on: May 30, 2010, 08:29:01 PM »
Yes and no.  Brandon said that those who don't know about Shards and junk just glossed over that type of stuff.  So you don't have to understand the cosmere to read it.  If you do though...
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Re: Way of Kings Discussion (prologue for now) :SPOILERS:
« Reply #133 on: May 30, 2010, 08:31:21 PM »

It's like drinking an amazing bottle of wine.  If you don't drink it often, but like the flavor you enjoy it, but if you really know how to taste it then you're in heaven.
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Re: Way of Kings Discussion (prologue for now) :SPOILERS:
« Reply #134 on: May 30, 2010, 11:53:36 PM »
Slightly more relevant analogy: It's like reading the Chronicles of Narnia without realizing It's an allegory for Christ. Still enjoyable, but a little less depth.


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