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Im pissed about stormlight archive.
« on: April 10, 2011, 09:54:28 AM »
So I borrowed The Way of Kings from my friend because I liked the mistborn trilogy. So I started reading this figureing it was gonna be a trilogy or so. Well I finished the book and go online to see when the next one comes out and find out that its also a 10 part series and the other books not coming out for a while. So if Brandon doesn't pull a rothfuss or martin I have to wait 10-15 years to finish this series.

I loved How he sets up the series.

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Re: Im pissed about stormlight archive.
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011, 10:24:02 AM »
well,  for what it's worth, Brandon's been pretty consistent about publishing at least one book a year, so he's probably not going to pull a Martin.

If you haven't read Warbreaker and Elantris yet, I recommend reading those for more Brandon, Warbreaker is even  available for free online, also a stand-alone Mistborn novel is coming out in November.

Also, might I recommend joining the 17th Shard forums in order to discuss Brandon's books with an active group of fans? You'd want to stay out of the general theories section til you've read everything though as its a bit spoilerific.

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Re: Im pissed about stormlight archive.
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2011, 09:22:15 PM »
I'd estimate at least 10-15 to finish the series.  Didn't Brandon say that he plans to do 2~ books in between each Stormlight book?  Like another Mistborn trilogy, sequels to Elantris and Warbreaker, and even new worlds.  I don't remember where I read it, but I'll look around to see if I can find a reference to 2~ books between each Stormlight one.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2011, 11:46:23 PM »
I though he said that he was going to do 2 stormlight books every 3 years. (After WoT is done) I am not 100% on that, but I thought I read that somewhere. Anyways, I am more than pleased with his pace of releasing books.

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Re: Im pissed about stormlight archive.
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 01:17:28 AM »
Two Stormlights every three years, yes. Basically Stormlight, Stormlight, side project, rinse & repeat. A book every year. Of course, we have a little over another year to see the end of the Wheel of Time, which is the current project at hand.
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Re: Im pissed about stormlight archive.
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 08:54:50 AM »
Look, don't be pissed. Just don't read it then.

Brandon is very upfront about the fact that it will be 10 books. Remember that Sonf of Ice and Fire started out as a trilogy. Now it's supposed to be 7 books. And Martin is taking ever longer for each one. That's a reason to say you're a little upset. As for the Stormlight Archive, why don't we just say we all loved the first one and can hardly wait to read the next as soon as possible?  ::)


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Re: Im pissed about stormlight archive.
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 12:16:08 AM »
The time between Stormlight books will give us plenty of opportunity to memorize and theorize.

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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011, 12:38:20 AM »
The time between Stormlight books will give us plenty of opportunity to memorize and theorize.

Yes! This will be the first series that I began the day it was released (being a younger person), and I'm excited to see it all the way through.  Wheel of Time is bad enough, and I only started that after the 10th book was released.
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2011, 02:22:19 AM »
The time between Stormlight books will give us plenty of opportunity to memorize and theorize.

Yes! This will be the first series that I began the day it was released (being a younger person), and I'm excited to see it all the way through.  Wheel of Time is bad enough, and I only started that after the 10th book was released.

Same here. I've taken it as something of a personal obligation to become an obsessive mega-fan. X3
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Re: Im pissed about stormlight archive.
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2011, 03:10:08 AM »
same here lol.

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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2011, 10:49:53 AM »
Not me! I started  the 1990's by getting floored by The Eye of the World, 21 years later we await the final book in what is my favorite series of all time.  I was 19 years old when I  began that journey, and its been a journey that I have truly been thankful for. All the years of speculation, and in-depth conversations with my dear fiends are cherished memories and fondly remembered  times. Sure I may have grumbled a few times in my 20's and early 30's, but looking back I truly have no grumbles, other than Mr Jordan had to leave us.  My other 40 something friends, that I turned onto the WOT years ago, and I were actually looking  at the conclusion of the WOT with a twinge of melancholia, that was until I read The Way of Kings, and I Knew, I had found the series to escort me to my 60's, and its a journey I can't wait to enjoy.

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Re: Im pissed about stormlight archive.
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2011, 02:11:19 PM »
Sometimes I wish my favorite book series were more like my favorite TV series, so I would always know when the next installment would be coming out. 

But then I remember how some series get cancelled right when something really cool is happening (Firefly, The 4400, The Agency).  And I am glad that publishers are less likely to do this than producers. 

Then I remember how some series take a wrong turn (Heroes, season 2), or run out of steam (Burn Notice), or have really disappointing endings (BSG).  And I am glad that authors can take more time to figure things out than screenwriters.

So I'm in no hurry.  :)

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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2011, 07:25:29 PM »
Ugh, don't talk about the 4400 cancellation.  I was so mad about that for weeks.

Yeah, I'm excited for the Stormlight Archive to be my "decade long" journey, much like WoT has been for so many people.
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2011, 08:58:14 PM »
I am excited about Stormlight being 10 books!   I started with both Wheel of Time, Song of Fire and Ice, and many more with the first releases so it has been a long road,  with so many series finally coming to an end I am glad there is another that will be my friend for years to come.

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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2011, 10:18:18 PM »
Not me! I started  the 1990's by getting floored by The Eye of the World, 21 years later we await the final book in what is my favorite series of all time.  I was 19 years old when I  began that journey, and its been a journey that I have truly been thankful for. All the years of speculation, and in-depth conversations with my dear fiends are cherished memories and fondly remembered  times. Sure I may have grumbled a few times in my 20's and early 30's, but looking back I truly have no grumbles, other than Mr Jordan had to leave us.  My other 40 something friends, that I turned onto the WOT years ago, and I were actually looking  at the conclusion of the WOT with a twinge of melancholia, that was until I read The Way of Kings, and I Knew, I had found the series to escort me to my 60's, and its a journey I can't wait to enjoy.

Hear, hear. :) I couldn't get into the Wheel of Time, probably because I started it too late, but I just can't wait to be swept up by this new series and see what it has in store for us. I look forward and imagine what the next ten years are going to be like, what the story's going to reveal, and what kind of changes in my life the Stormlight Archive is going to see me through, and I can't feel anything but excitement.
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