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Brandon Sanderson / Re: I Love Goodreads
« on: August 13, 2010, 11:48:22 PM »
I think some reviews are helpful. I know there are quite a few people who started on Brandon Sanderson because of the quote on the front of Elantris from Orson Scott Card.

But, I agree with you that most reviews aren't going to be the major determining factor in reading a book. Personal Recommendations are.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Way of Kings signings
« on: June 26, 2010, 02:35:30 PM »

I'm pretty sure it has been mentioned by Alphas that Hoid is going to have  much more screen time in Way of Kings.

I have a question about the prologue.  Is the plural of Shardplate Shardeplate? Or is it Shardplates?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: One divine thread?
« on: June 12, 2010, 03:46:28 AM »
And because BS said that Hoid wouldn't have fitted with his persona. Although I am pretty sure there is a name of the leader of the Terrisman in the Alternate Ending.

Iam going out on a limb, and I think it is way too early to say, but I think that Dallet is Hoid. Just something about him smiling against all odds, it just seems like him.

Then again, Dallet is a warrior, which we haven't seen Hoid being yet.

EDIT- and Cenn as Ruin. (He is the red-haired shard from HoA, right?)

Never mind. I was writing as I was reading, and am displeased to learn that Kaladin thinks Dallet and Cenn are dead.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alcatraz 4 cover?
« on: May 03, 2010, 09:50:16 PM »
Just burn the dust jackets.  ;)

But all the hardcovers have the same image under it, too!

What!? I thought that was illegal!

Found the reference!

I take it either Spook did not have children or Sazed made him a reduced-strength Mistborn rather than giving him the full potency of the 9 originals and Elend?
Spook is a reduced power Mistborn. 

My guess is that since TLR changed the genetic codes for the Balance and to make people survive ash, Kelsier suggested to Sazed that he do the same thing to Spook, and since he already had the right spiritual codes to be a misting, those were close enough to become a mistborn. Just a guess.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: **SPOILERS! The Shards of Adonalsium
« on: April 30, 2010, 12:21:53 AM »
Look what I found in the HoA thread:
However, now they (The Metallic Arts) are more directly affected by the presence or absence of the mists, which will slowly return to the world but not be of the extent they once were.  (The mists are now an extent of Sazed's power, and where they roam, he is better able to influence things.  There will also be two kinds of mists.)

Maybe it's not just faith, wells, and spikes.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: **SPOILERS! The Shards of Adonalsium
« on: April 24, 2010, 05:50:30 PM »

What if it turned out that Hoid was EVIL!?  He's always been more passive than anything, thus leaving his actual morality a sort of unanswered question until WoK comes out.

Except that he hasn't really been passive. He has delivered weapons and goods to the Elantrians,  given info to Kelsier, led a group of Terrismen from the hunting Inquisitors, tried to give info to Vin (perhaps something about the obligator being an allomancer?), and he gave much-needed information to Siri.

I wouldn't call that Evil. Or passive. Sure he may not be on the front lines, but he's is pushing the heroes toward victory the best way he can.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker Paperback!
« on: April 11, 2010, 02:41:00 AM »
It would be called Nightblood, and it would be about the Adventures of Vivenna and Nightblood and Talaxin/Warbreaker/Kalad/Peacegiver/Vasher.

From what he's said, it will answer how The First Returned was able to have a kid, develop Vivenna and Vasher's characters, answer some more BioChromatic questions, and be overall awesome.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Cosmere- Life and Death
« on: April 11, 2010, 02:36:21 AM »
And (and this is all from my memory), it kind of sounded like Tindwyl chose to go on, while Kelsier wanted to meddle, and Vin and Elend had just barely died, so they decided to wait for a bit while Sazed cleaned up the world.

My vision of death in the Cosmere is that When you live you are connected to all three realms (physical, cognitive, spiritual).
When you die, you lose your connection to the physical realm, so you exist on the cognitive and spiritual realm.
This is why Sazed was able to talk to Kelsier and Elend and Vin, because they still existed on the cognitive realm. Tindwyl, on the other hand, decided to go on to just the spiritual realm, losing her connection to the spiritual realm.

This is just wild speculation.  It may be that the 'waiting place' is only for Allomancers, or maybe just for those that have an excessive amount of shard (allomancers) in them.

EDIT- Something else occured to me, and I didn't want to double post.

I think that Kelsier was only able to 'piggy-back' on Preservation's power because he didn't have a connection to the Physical Realm. 

When Vin, Ati, and Leras all lost the power, their bodies collapsed to the ground. But because Kelsier was dead, his didn't. This also explains why he was only able to talk in people's minds, instead being able to move the planet. He had no connection to the physical realm, so he can't affect the physical realm.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Larasium?
« on: April 05, 2010, 10:35:12 PM »
Lerasium is derived from the name Leras, the cognitive force (?) behind the Shard of Preservation.
Atium is derived from the name Ati, the cognitive force behind the Shard of Ruin.

Sazedium would be derived from the name Sazed, the cognitive force behind the Shards of Ruin and Preservation

A horse walks into a bar and the bartender says, "Hey! Why the long face?"

Brandon Sanderson / Re: **SPOILERS! The Shards of Adonalsium
« on: April 03, 2010, 12:13:47 AM »
Except that it is heavily suspected(possibly slightly confirmed) that every Shard has a Pool with Dragonsteel ( I believe that's the term?) in it [Never mind! See Peter's post below]. Maybe this one has a special purpose. Maybe all of them have a special purpose. Isn't speculation wonderful?

Edit- Put a line through my incorrect information.

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