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Brandon Sanderson / Re: Magic of the Stormlight Archives
« on: August 13, 2010, 03:23:04 PM »
It could also be that each spren has an inate link to a certain individual due to being some type of spirit.  Most spren leave that individual at some point so they lose there memory so they wander aimlessly.  Syl has not left Kaliden for an extended period of time so she has retained her sense of self. 

Brandon Sanderson / Re: I Love Goodreads
« on: August 04, 2010, 07:34:44 PM »
I lost. :(  I did go and check to see if I won though.  I have also started to use the site. I like it and am rereading books now so I am filling out very basic reviews as I go though my library.  Currently reading Magic's Pawn, from the Last Herald-Mage trilogy. 

I am pretty sure he has some magic already.  We saw it in the first chapters where in battle he developed a blur around him and superhuman speed.  Is it magic he controls or is it magic being placed upon him, maybe by Syl.

Just starting a new thread to discuss the new chapters that have been put up.  I really like the progression of Kaladin's character.  It appears to me that Syl seems to be an abnormality for a  windspren.  Maybe all of them have some sort of memory but they have to be really focused on something or someone.  Syl appears to lose her memory and goals the longer she is away from Kaladin.  Syl bring thing Blackbane was entertaining though.  To bring poisen to a person she is trying to protect was ironic,  and the effort it takes for Syl to interact with any object makes it all the more impressive.

The end of Chapter 11 leaves a very good lead in for future chapters.  I am wondering how Kaladin is going to try and protect his bridge crew.  We already know he has asked about shields and that they are not allowed.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Funny pic that sums up the Wheel of Time
« on: July 26, 2010, 02:46:41 PM »
How I wish I could see the picture so I knew what was going on....

Cruel but possible.  It would make a good scene but very, very graphic.  So put multiple lashings on each arm and leg to quarter them.  I looked up Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered but that would be way too graphic.  I will stick to just quartered.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Paolini Takedown Challenge
« on: July 20, 2010, 03:04:45 PM »
Yeah I only buy new hardcover books as well if I have a choice.   I started doing that after my first few paperback WoT books fell apart on me :D.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Magic of the Stormlight Archives
« on: July 19, 2010, 07:57:24 PM »

Brandon said at some point, talking about Mistborn and Elantris, that if you took people from one planet and transported them to the other, that they wouldn't neccessarily lose or gain any magic - it all had to due with the specifics of their genetics.

Because it states that they wouldn't lose any magic I would say that the energy output buy a shard affects there genetics.  After they leave a planet there genetics stay the same so the magic comes from there body not from the shard.  The genetic mutation is what comes from the shard. 

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Paolini Takedown Challenge
« on: July 16, 2010, 03:21:06 PM »
I still get at least an hour of reading in a day.  Its just that my book collection only gets read by me. At least I read my books multiple times so it is not like I buy them, read them, and store them.  There are only few books in my collection that have not been read multiple times.  I think there is 1 that I never finished because it sucked that much. 

Granted my wife is from the Philippines so reading is probably not as easy for her as it is for most of us.  English is not her primary language and I don't think Brandon's books come in tagalog.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Awakening: Immoral Practice?
« on: July 14, 2010, 10:34:49 PM »
In some cases I could see it as being immoral.  However, there are great benefits for people that could come out of it as well.  I am just trying to pull this out of my head right now but wasn't it stated at some point that if you have multiple breaths then you could pass on some but not all of those breaths.  Susebron was apparently going to do this with the child that was to replace him. 

If that was possible, the benefits could be seen more if it was more of a practice to give up your breath on your deathbed then to sell it early in life.  The breath does not die with the person so they are technically unlimited as long as they are passed on.  Or upon retiring the life of an awakener,  pass on all your breath except the one you need to survive. 

Vivian is taking on the life of an awakener, but I thought the were using already harvested breaths and don't follow the practice of taking more?  That may be my wishful thinking though.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Paolini Takedown Challenge
« on: July 14, 2010, 03:08:28 PM »
The problem is that I don't know anyone that reads fantasy.  I have one friend that reads history books, other then that I they don't read at all.  I got my wife to read a book, but it was twilight.  I tried to get her to read Harry Potter to get her started on Fantasy but she never finished the first book.

Granted.  Just reading the chapter it seamed like it was heading that way.  With him begging for a spear to join the army. 

I honestly think that at some point he is going to be a member of the army.  How is he going to accomplish that.  The only way I see is by taking part in the battle after dropping the bridge at its final location.  It would be  anti-climatic if that happened the first time he was on bridge detail though. 

As I see it currently he has two options (because he can't stay a slave forever).  The first is to escape. As it states he has done this before and been recaptured, with his brand I do not find this likely.  The other is to pay off his debt.  Being a member of the bridge crew, and the amount of time it would take to accomplish, the only way I see this as possible is if his status rises.   The guy in charge of him hates him so I think he will either be left behind at a battle and be picked up by the other company, or he will somehow prove himself in battle.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Paolini Takedown Challenge
« on: July 13, 2010, 10:14:07 PM »
There better be a fourth book.  There is no real ending to the third.  Just a lead in to another book.  If there is not another book then all three books are a complete failure.

I just finished listening to chapters 4-6.  I am glad to see that the magic system that was introduced here was not introduced in a battle.  It shows more use of this magic system and how it relates to the real world and not just the endless battle that seems to be going on. 

For some reason, at the end of chapter 6, I expected Kaladin to no longer be in the bridge crew.  Maybe take up a sword after someone got killed or something like that and prove his worth, maybe show off his "magic".  It may still happen, who knows?  Well other then the advanced readers.

Shallon seems to be progressing well. I think alot of people may not be interested in her as much because her parts are not action oriented like Kalidins are.  As a character she is progressing and we are getting more of her background out of it.  In her current situation she seems totally in over her head.  It will be interesting to see how she handles it.

Now for Kalidin's magic.  As of this far in, not being an advanced reader, I am not sure if it is his magic or is the spirit that is always with him.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Paolini Takedown Challenge
« on: July 13, 2010, 03:00:14 PM »
Eragon,  great book, hated the movie.  My main gripe about this movie was how 3 separate races (dwarfs, humans, and elves) all became humans in the movie.  I read the book before the movie ever came out and the movie was just so blatantly wrong.

I like the way that Brandon is publishing his books currently.  He has at least one book a year, normally more, but he doesn't tie himself down to one series.  I think that would keep your mind more agile and less likely to burn out.  Granted the work and deadlines he has set due to WoT have to be stressing on him some.

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