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  1. I don’t think the Cosmere is getting out of control. It’s more of the writing direction where the narration choices, ie who gets screen time and how much is variable. Too much fabriel mechanics and Shadesmar, meant the book was just seriously bloated. All of us sit there wishing for the current book to be like the last. And it isn’t. Sometimes it’s better, and sometimes it is the Well of Ascension. (Still haven’t finished it, despite reading Hero of Ages) The book was about raising stakes which it did. It also sets up the back 5 with new magic system of Honor/Odium combo and potentially Cultivation/Odium combo.
  2. Ok... I skim read a lot of the book mixed in with part audio. My reactions.
  3. Part 3.... I don’t mind it. Skimmed a lot of flashbacks though. The Sibling seems more human than something like Honor or Cultivation. It is like a sanderlanche action novel with a lot of flashbacks and side plots thrown in. Very different pacing. Kaladin doing the mission impossible sequences, and Navani with the dialogue. It’s good though. I have abandoned the audiobook in favour of Kindle for part 3, just to get through it quicker.
  4. I do want to discuss. But still not done with part 2 yet. The whole day went by with work. Will peek back in when part 2 is done to post in that thread.
  5. At OB release, it took 2-4 hours between kindle and audible. So, this time, I am keeping my expectations from audible lower. You can listen to Part One from audible book on YouTube on Brandon’s channel if you haven’t already (up to Chapter 19).
  6. Got email... reading kindle. Audible pre order is still “processing”...
  7. I think it is Szeth who will have the critical role again in helping save Urithiru. While Kaladin might have a command type role. Szeth is likely to use Nightblood a lot in the end, setting him up for Book 5.
  8. Remember at the end of Oathbringer, the singers/fused were searching for something in the walls? They were searching for any hidden Dawnshard Commands. What about the other photo that no one could figure out from Shallan's discoveries at the start of OB? PS - doesn't it all sound like Dawnshard is like a nuclear button?
  9. What about the musical tone of the captain’s voice? World hopper?
  10. I am shocked myself when people don’t try The Curse of Chalion despite my recommending it a million times. Oh well, people will always have personal preferences
  11. Firstly, the Goodreads ratings are very generous. 3 stars means that it is ok, when at other places, a 3 star means it's passable. Secondly, for any sequel, you need to discount the rating somewhat, as most people go to the sequel only if they liked the first book. So, it is a bit of preaching to the choir. You would be better off looking at the rating of the first book to get an idea of it. And finally, people will have different opinions. Other fans including this forum respect your opinion in not liking WoR so much. I have other popular books I never got to sequels to because I never liked the first book:- Dresden Gentlemen Bastards It happens. I love WoR. Excellent scenes. I have heard the audiobook over & over 10 times or more. Is it the best ever fantasy book that I have ever read? No. It will be somewhere in the top 10 though.
  12. Well, Wit is a unlikable (old) man with a pointy nose. That’s what I got as Navani’s viewpoint there. I know there are people hanging out for 1-1 girl talks (Overlady). Looks like that’s not happening here. Did anyone think that Wit’s taking of a Cryptic affected how he appeared to Navani as well?
  13. So it appears she won her own shardplate in Aimia, but doesn't carry a blade I think she carries a shard bow?
  14. What are all the possible spoilers in RoW for the Dawnshard novella? One I picked up was Navani mentioning the soulcaster cache discovered in Aimia earlier in the year - chapter 9.
  15. Just reading after the release of RoW chapter 16, and I am thinking about Dalinar boosting radiant powers. Dalinar boosting :- Shallan:- 3D virtual map projections. I wonder what Dalinar boosting Hoid will do... Kaladin - the entire army becomes squires temporarily. Lift:-??? Renarin :- crazy number of visions Malata :- the bomb/flamethrower Jasnah:- soulcast the wall of China Szeth:- a million lashings Stoneward:-??