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  1. Does anyone know if the leather bound editions sold at the BYU bookstore of Hero of Ages will be numbered?
  2. When you are at the beauty salon and you see this and instinctively pick up the bottle to see if it tells you how long an epoch is.
  3. Yes. Very good question for Brandon.
  4. I was very curious about the coloring too. Apparently Kokerlii is red on green. JoyBlu[PENDING REVIEW] I dressed up as Kokerlii from Sixth of Dusk.I want to know, red and green are in the book are these [rainbow-colored array of feathers] appropriate, or not? Brandon Sanderson[PENDING REVIEW] Kokerlii I had not imagined as fully rainbow colored. JoyBlu[PENDING REVIEW] So red and green, were there other colors? Brandon Sanderson[PENDING REVIEW] I was imaging red on green. JoyBlu[PENDING REVIEW] What about the green aviar? If I wanted to make a green aviar costume? Green and white? Brandon Sanderson[PENDING REVIEW] Yes that would work. JoyBlu[PENDING REVIEW] Is it just those two colors? Are there different shades of green? Brandon Sanderson[PENDING REVIEW] There are aviar that are like this *gestures to JoyBlu's costume*, full parrot. Totally legit. But There are a lot of breeds of aviar. JoyBlu[PENDING REVIEW] *inaudible* What would be the best <pattern>? Brandon Sanderson[PENDING REVIEW] Solid colored feathers *inaudible* source
  5. That is an interesting question. When I was asking Brandon about Aviars this was his response. I would think the bird had to be on First of the Sun, but I’m not sure if it had to be a native bird. But the way Brandon used the word origin makes me think it would need to be native. JoyBlu Is Mraize's Aviar from First of the Sun or is it from another planet? Brandon Sanderson If it's called an Aviar, its origin is First of the Sun. source
  6. What a fun signing! Everything from standing in a cold line at 6am (I have book #15 woo hoo!) to a 1am breakfast at iHop with not-so-strange “strangers” I met at the book signing. So great to see all my Oathbringer line friends and to make new friends. The Dragonsteel staff and volunteers were kind and helpful as always! Loved all the different mistcloak versions of costumes. I dressed up as a Aviar Bird (chicken) from Sixth of Dusk. I said I was Kokerlii— but Brandon told me that he imagined Kokerlii as green and red - and since I had more colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue) i was a different type of Aviar than Kokerlii was — but i was dressed up as an existing Aviar! (I just don’t know my name yet!). I was able to get several fun questions answered. Q: Are nightmaws similar to dinosaurs? A: (paraphrased) yes — but they have feathers (and he went on to describe nightmaws) Q: what is you First of the Sun name? A: Brandon is a first born and was born in the morning. Q: Can you confirm that Shallan is the biological child of her dad (Lin Davar) A: (he debated whether to RAFO this or not, but ultimately he gave me an answer). Yes she is. — dark-eyed Tarah is not Taravangian’s granddaughter (even illegitimately) but Taravangian has lots of kids and grandkids and has had more than one wife and I got the impression he may have had mistresses. It’s possible Taravangian could have a dark-eyes grandchild but he hasn’t decided that yet. JoyBlu: There are lots of little kids running around in Oathbringer Oroden Gavinor Sah’s daughter Vai Taravangian’s Grandkids (Gvori, Karavangia, Ruli) plus one Shallan drew Hoid’s awakened doll girl (Kheni & Cob) raising orphan Q: How old will these kids be at the end of Stormlight Ten? A: RAFO (with a smile) Q: How does Szeth know how to write and what language did he write in with Gavinor’s blood? Szeth’s name — when did it change to son-son? Was it when he became truthless or before? A: Atheli, and it was part of his training. His named changed when he became truthless — which was relatively recently. — other things that will be on the recording that were longer answers Hoid/Wit and Vasher/Zahel have met but are not necessarily aware of the full extent of each others abilities — How Tein & Kaladin’s powers are connected. It’s all about connection to a person (not a physical place or through genetic heredity) although more Spren are gathered about bodies of water in the physical world because that is where the Spren live in the cognitive world. And where more Spren are gathered the better chance you have of attracting a spren. So if you lived in proximity to water, then your physical location could influence bonding a Spren. -an Epoch is a relative term — not an absolute term Here are some photos I took from the event. If I tagged you, I believe you are in one or more of them. If you are in the big group photo and I didn’t get your handle, please let me know and I’ll add your sign to the group! @Peng the Just @Ace0003 @RShara @Sunbird @1stBondsmith @the.fulgid @Stormlightning @Mason Wheeler @OrangeJedi @Slowswift @Doomslug
  7. @Stark Got mine today!!!! The artwork is beautiful. I love how the front and back endpapers create one scene. Howard Lyon did a fantastic job with the hands. There were two places when I ordered my book to put personalizations. I guess I must have entered the info wrong because it didn’t get personalized. One was comments and one was personalization. I put my name in the comments section. It was highlighted on the printed out paper I received so maybe I did put it in the right place and he just didn’t see it? Oh well, I live in Utah and can take it to a signing easier that most people I suppose. It is beautiful. The paper feels fantastic.
  8. So . . . Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]Was Azure hunting the Herald or is she hunting Zahel?Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]She's <not?> hunting Zahel. I was near there during that question and I remember chatting about it and I think someone said that Azure/Vivenna was hunting Nightblood. So that would mean she wasn’t hunting Zahel/Vasher or a Herald. There were some other things said about speculation about the book Nightblood, that pointed as to why Vivennacwoukd be hunting Nightblood, but I think it was just fan speculation— nothing Brandon himself said.
  9. I did not know that. Thanks for the info. I’ve been listening to WarBreaker looking for clues to see if Tonk Fah’s Colorful bird showed any sign of being an Aviar. Perhaps I’m wasting my time.
  10. You know you are a SanderFan when someone you love has a birthday and this is the cake you make for them #BridgeFour
  11. Too funny.
  12. You are in a conference center in Vegas and as you are riding up an escalator you see this art work and you start wondering if that’s how the Pits of Hathsin look like upclose. Then you go back down the escalator to get a closer look and wonder where the Atium could be hiding inside. Then you wonder if your hands will scar if you could just get your hand in deep enough.
  13. @Subvisual Haze love your well arranged insights. Thank you for sharing. I can’t see anything I disagree with and I feel like my eyes have been opened. I was hoping that we would find out more about why Jasnah was considering assassinating the Queen — and I think we will know someday — but not till we get Jasnah’s POV. I wonder if Moash’s grandparents being silversmiths have anything to do with the Cosmere and the importantance of metals on the other Cosmere planets. The one that starts with TH especially. Were they world hoppers, or at least interacted with them?
  14. Good alright bad — but you thought it was great! I’d love to see an option for Great and another option for Incredible (as compared to your WoR experience)
  15. I felt that way at the end, especially regarding Amaram, And I felt that the chapters were short (especially in part 1) but most of the book I felt held deep, majestic, chapters that were little mini-masterpieces. I felt that the world-building / themes that connected / bridged those brilliant chapters were missing. @maxal as always, i quite enjoyed your analysis. You seemed to say many thoughts that were itching inside my brain but had not fully formed yet. Which brings me to my next point. I loved WoR. I read it right after reading WoK and I read it in the summer. My kids were out of school, the days were long, I read outside while my kids played with friends, I believe I fed my kids snowcones on a few occasions for dinner while reading those two books back to back. My house didn’t need as much attention because we were basically living outside that month. I reflected on the book while exercising outside, while doing laundry and other mundane but necessary tasks. It was a relaxing time in my life. Contrast that to OB coming out in November. Talk about a stressful time of year. It didn’t help that I chose to camp out to get a low numbered book. (It was freezing and I didn’t sleep hardly at all) but Yes, I would do it again if given the chance. My kids are all back at school, they need help with homework and I had to have nutritious meals for them on a consistent basis. Not to mention all the Holiday prep, (Thanksgiving & Christmas) a lot of which must be done when the kids are away at school lest they figure out what actually goes on behind the curtain. I had relatives come and visit, and had to host and entertain when my brain wanted to just read!!! My life was stressful, there was no time for reflection, and I did not enjoy OB as much as the first two books. I was living with people and interacting with people in real life who had finished OB before me (I took 2 weeks to read it, my son was done in 2 days). Obviously it’s because I was making his dinner!!!! But i felt pressure to finish it so I could discuss it with them. Under normal circumstances I would not have started a book of that length during that time of year. I loved the parts in both WoK and WoR where I cried. The parts where I set down the book and just couldn’t believe what Amaram had done to Kaladin. When I discovered that Shallan had a shardblade and was a double murderer. I set the book down and my brain connected all of those pieces and it was so rewarding. The closest I got to that in OB was discovering Vivenna. Another thought to consider— I read and responded to all the sample chapters for OB. I read many comments of others as well. I loved every minute of those sample chapters. I can’t help but wonder how having week after week to reflect and digest those three chapters and then diving into the feast of the rest of the book influenced my OB experience. It made me see things I may have missed. But I think it also disconjointed the experience for me. The book wasn’t as continuous because of that (but I’m not complaining) Did I like OB? Yes. Did I love it? No — but that doesn’t mean I won’t grow to love it. I didn’t love those first parts of Way of Kings the first time I read them, but after I read WoR, I liked those first parts of WoK so much more. Perhaps there is more set-up going on in OB than we realize. It’s not the end. I am planning on doing a full read through of OB this summer. Perhaps the more relaxed me will enjoy it more.