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About Jedidiah

  • Birthday 09/01/1991

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  1. I'm nearly done with The Wise Man's Fear. Both books are easily two of the finest fantasy novels I've read. Often, I forget that I'm reading a book, and I think that I'm in Kote's inn listening to the story directly from him. It's a really different style than Brandon's works, which I'm happy about. I found it more akin to LoTR and Earthsea, personally.
  2. I just finished both books for the first time. I really enjoyed them, though I thought Crimson Campaign was the far superior of the two. I can't wait for the next book...
  3. The first three Song of Ice and Fire books were phenomenal, and the last half of Dance with Dragons was great, but yes--the 4th and 5th book, overall, were a drag. I read the Earthsea novels (Ursula Le Guin) last month, and I really enjoyed those. They're considered fantasy classics, I suppose, so they're worth the read.
  4. Ok, that's more of what I thought until I saw Jezrien equated with the Stormfather on the Coppermind Wiki when I looked up the Stormfather. It seemed to me that the Stormfather is to Honor what (maybe) the Nightwatcher is to Cultivation--although we'll just have to read on for those answers, I suppose. And, unless someone else knows something I don't (which plenty here do), I don't think there's any reason to believe that Cultivation is dead or splintered. Thanks!
  5. I'm sure some of you could easily answer this: I understand that the Stormfather is Jezrien, but how does that make him a sliver of Honor? It seemed that in Dalinar's final visions in WoR, the Stormfather revealed that he was a sliver of Honor. Does that mean that the Heralds were slivers, and that was their connection to Honor, or did I misread something? Thanks!
  6. It'll probably be just my luck that Unhallowed Stones is published right around the time when The Winds of Winter is published, and I'll have to make the most difficult choice of my life.... haha
  7. The entire book was incredible. The scene where Syl "claimed" Kaladin while he said the words was one of the most epic scenes in any book I've ever read. I could hear the music swell (my internal soundtrack to the book, sorry), I got chills, I laughed, I cried, it was great.
  8. Here I go again....finish a Cosmere book and head straight to this site for some extra answers I thought the inclusion of Nightblood was a phenomenal surprise; I'm looking forward to seeing how this plays out in the next book....Doesn't this seem like the most obvious connection between books so far? Up until now, the connections between books have mainly been a few disguised characters and name-dropping, but this was BIG and incredibly obvious to anyone who has read Warbreaker!!
  9. I'm about 300 pp. into the book right now..... It really is fantastic, and even better-written than TWoK so far. I'm excited for the "ending" you' were so stoked about!!!!
  10. I've been looking forward to Dangerous Women. Martin and Sanderson are (currently) my two favorite authors, and it's great that they will be publishing novellas in their respective Westeros and Cosmere universes!
  11. I'm rereading The Way of Kings after finishing all of the Cosmere novels. There's so many hints I didn't catch the first time through...

  12. Thanks a lot, Mistress of Bedlam!
  13. Eddard's sense of virtue prevented him from treating Theon like a hostage since the Greyjoys and Starks shared an alliance in the North. He couldn't have known that the Greyjoys were plotting a hostile takeover of Rob's land (in later books), and he wouldn't blame Theon for "the sins of the father", I suppose. The Lannisters were always incredibly corrupt and seemingly opportunists, so it's no surprise to me that Eddard did not trust them--especially since Jaime was more or less a traitor to the crown (Aerys Targaryen). His sense of honor is somewhat Kantian in that it is rooted in duty, not a Divine or purely objective morality, so I would think that he would consider it to be his duty to confront the situation in Kings Landing despite the consequences. Remember, this is the guy (I'm theorizing here) who took in his sister's son (Jon Targaryen, heir to the throne) and feigned infidelity to Catelyn in order to accomplish his duty of defending his family and the crown. I don't think he's stupid, he just values duty above all other things--even when the dutiful option may seem foolish. That's how I see it, anyway.
  14. 1. How do you know that the Shard in Nalthis is Endowment? I assume this was revealed at a convention or q&a panel? 2. Is it possible that Vo was the original holder of Endowment? I know it would seem more likely that Austre was the first holder, but wouldn't the original holder benefit from the Shard's power (hence, be the first Returned)? Vasher obviously had different names throughout history, so could Austre and Vo be the same person? This is more of a question for Cosmere experts rather than a promulgation of a new theory...