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Brandon Sanderson / Alcatraz 3 *spoilers* (maybe)
« on: September 29, 2009, 05:23:32 AM »
great book! very funny and clever, as always.  best line had to be when alcatraz commented on there being towers on every building and "seizing the throne".  Folsom's Talent was awesome. i can totally seem him surrounded by a whole bunch of Librarians, then putting on headphones and just taking them all out. so cool.  i'll be interested to see where the whole Lybrarian thing goes.  any guesses on who Alcatraz supposedly murders? my guess is Attica.

And is it weird that i was able to read the whole "frustrating part" in chapter 14 without any trouble at all?

Brandon Sanderson / Scadriel's Orientation, Geography, and Weather
« on: September 16, 2009, 12:18:00 AM »
Hopefully this hasn't been covered somewhere in the 60 pages of HoA spoiler thread, and if it is, oh well. that's too much to look through for something that might not be there.

My question is how the planet Scadriel works within the laws of nature.  We have been told that scadriel is largely made up of wastelands with the only habitable parts being at the north and south poles and that the mistborn series takes place around the area of the north pole. on earth, this would mean that there would be some very large effects on the weather, i.e. periods of daylight lasting for a couple month's and a prolonged winter.  but this does not seem to be the case for scadriel.  nowhere in the books is anything like this mentioned and the seasons seem to move naturally.  assuming brandon actually has this thought through somewhere and i'm not delving too deeply into an imaginary universe, how would scadriel be oriented in space to maintain the "natural" seasons?

Would it lie virtually on its side like Uranus and then just have an extremely fast precession period to create day and night? that doesn't seem right to me, so i guess i'm at a loss. any thoughts?

Brandon Sanderson / Scadriel
« on: July 09, 2009, 09:28:00 PM »
Alright, I am talking about the world on which the Mistborn series takes place.  Brandon has mentioned that in the course of the story we only get to see the North Pole area of the planet and that he purposefully didn't mention what was happening on the other side, the South.  Now Brandon has said while answering questions on twitter that a sequel to Elantris has already been written: Mistborn.  Now, it is most likely that this is simply a reference to the fact that all of Brandon's books are in the same universe, but I started wondering if it means Elantris and Mistborn take place in the same WORLD. Does Elantris take place on Scadriel?  It would be nice if someone took this question to Brandon on one of these forum thingies he's doing.

Brandon Sanderson / Similarity between warbreaker and dragonsteel
« on: June 16, 2008, 12:55:51 AM »
i've been reading some of the sample chapters of brandon's unpublished stuff and i couldn't help noticing the similarity between the storyteller that tells Siri about the war and the character of Midius in dragonsteel. both are storytellers who throw dust in the air for dramatic effect, with the difference that Midius has magic involved, but they are similar enough to be taken notice of.  was this kind of storytelling a common enough thing to be able to be in two separate series by the same author without people raising eyebrows?

i was thinking that this was probably more of brandon's cannibalism, and i was wondering whether one of them was going to be sacrificed for the other. i haven't read the latest version of warbreaker so i don't know if this has already happened, but if any alpha readers, or brandon, know...

Brandon Sanderson / Theory on why Vin is so powerful *spoilers*
« on: February 04, 2008, 05:49:55 AM »
Ok, first off this is my first post so hello everyone, and Mr. Sanderson/Brandon/EUOL/whatever us fans are supposed to call you, you are an awesome writer (my new favorite. please hurry up and publish more books :)
Based on what i have read online and the books, i've come up with this theory: Vin's unusual amount of power stems from the third magic system, hemalurgy, and her ear ring.  We know from what EUOL has said that Inquisitors are created through the usage of hemalurgy, involving the deaths of several people.  We also know that the Well Spirit has the ability to control people with spikes in their bodies, like Marsh and Zane, and create voices in their minds. Is any of this remind anyone of Vin's mother? She is described as mad and hearing voices, then she goes and kills Vin's sister and impales Vin's ear with the ear ring.  My guess is that this too is an example of hemalurgy and is a main reason behind Vin's power.

Thoughts anyone?

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