The Splintercast Reads Bands of Mourning, Episode 11: Chapters 28-End


I need this. I need this, okay. Alright. Okay. I haven’t even started reading it yet, I just saw that Wax is… I’m pumped. I’m pumped!

The grand finale of Bands of Mourning, everyone! It’s a race to the end as we jump off of the last cliffhanger and tumble all the way through our final installment for this book. Ships, both literal and relational, are sailing and flying and there’s Allomancy and theories and reveals. It’s wild.

And then there’s that ending. I’ll refrain from Secret History spoilers here, but I will say I feel a bit vindicated by the vehemence of my reactions to that last line here. The Salt Brigade starts early with this one. No Secret History needed. Whether or not my predictions were correct for this ending (and whether or not certain tables will be flipped and set ablaze) remains to be seen.

(Warning that there are Secret History spoilers behind that Salt Brigade link! If you’re listening along as you read BoM, be careful!)

We’ll start up fresh with Mistborn: Secret History next week, everyone! As that novella is a much shorter work, there will be three episodes of that! As always, comments and reactions are exceptionally appreciated and warm the depths of my cold dark heart.

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"Cosmere afterlife, I'm so invested in this"  -- was that an intentional pun, or coincidental?

 

"Kelsier stuck around until Book 3" -- *dirty laughter*

 

The scenes with Wax and Harmony are seriously some of my favorite parts of the book (I also love the "I'm not completely useless" scene with Steris).

 

Oh I would certainly agree that Wayne isn't joking, he's definitely just being mean, and I think that makes perfect sense with his character.  I think we all really tend to get caught up with the effect of Lessie's death on Wax and forget that he wasn't the only one who loved her and mourned her.  Sure it wasn't romantic but with the way Wayne views Wax he has to have seen Lessie as a "big sister" of sorts.  We also see that Wayne really doesn't (didn't?) have a concept of "moving on" so when Wax starts the relationship with Steris he would view that as a fundamental betrayal of Lessie and her memory.  But he can't be mad at Wax because of the whole hero-worship thing so that anger gets transferred to Steris.  But of course that's probably all subconcious and stuff and I've probably thought about this way to much...

 

I say "AHL-ick"

 

That end reaction was just perfect.

 

Also, are you planning on doing a Splintercast for White Sand?

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You can always tell when the avalanche has started by the fact that the POV switches happen fast and furious.  

 

Re: the Set's plans: I always assumed they were attempted to pull a Deus Ex and bring the world's powers under their control, but Wax 1) finding the Bands, 2) giving them to the kandra, and 3) forging a tentative alliance with the SoScads shot those plans right to hell, which is where they were during the epilogue.  (EDIT: Notice that the last two blows to their plans were Steris' ideas)

 

Re: the Set's training grounds: They gave fricking Bilg a city.  (Remember him? Idiot in the resistance who later joined Elend's army, where he was executed for "gross insubordination" to the tune of punching his commanding officer) The fact that they gave Rashek a city pales in comparison.  

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XD

I love listening to these. It's always interesting to get the different reactions, and to know what's waiting around the corner (page?) for past!Feather.

 

Also, totally requesting video evidence of the table-flipping and setting it on fire.

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Okay, so I maybe don't have a spare table at the moment, but I have definitely metaphorically flipped many tables in this discussion, right?

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