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  1. It’s my favorite of the non-Cosmere books. It is self contained, although there’s a clear set up for a sequel, which has been long delayed. I really like the premise - it’s basically Harry Potter, except the protagonist doesn’t have magic. The magic system is fascinating. After reading, I immediately started thinking about how amazing it would be as a video game. It’s simplistic enough that it could actually be realistically implemented (vs Mistborn or Stormlight), but would also be a ton of fun. The other thing that sets it apart from most of Brandon’s other books is that it’s truly a Young Adult book. And I don’t mean that in the negative way that most people use the term YA. The book only has a single protagonist and is only told from his POV. It’s focused on one person at one school. You don’t have to learn about 10 different nationalities and cultures and politics. I love the complexity and epicness of Stormlight, but sometimes you just want a single, normal-sized book. But really, what do you need to know except that it’s a Brandon Sanderson book?
  2. There are a number of threads dealing with this topic. The general consensus was that shard weapons are inflexible and can’t be split into multiple parts.
  3. Only if they turn it into a Graphic Novel...
  4. We know that there were multiple people between Vasher and Nale:
  5. I kind of doubt this. The most obvious example of savantism’s downsides come from Soulcasting, which does not seem to involve modifying your own Spiritweb. And we know that cosmere healing wouldn’t fix that, per this WoB, because there’s “nothing wrong” with you.
  6. We’re they talking about Nightblood though? They specifically asked “metal tools.” Also, there’s this WoB that directly confirms its possible.
  7. I believe that if you were to pack enough Investiture into the metalmind, it would eventually gain sentience. One of the broadsheets from Era 2 mentions talking pieces of metal.
  8. Now that I think about it more, I’m pretty sure that this is not possible. Aren’t there 10 different Oathgates in Urithiru, one for each city? And they just get swapped between the city and Urithiru. So you can’t go directly from city to city.
  9. A hot-off-the-press WoB indicates that there were a number of possessors between Vasher and Nale.
  10. Do we know that the Oathgates can go directly from city to city without going through Urithiru? I vaguely remember a passage about discontent about Oathgate taxes being assessed from Urithiru, which wouldn't make sense if you could easily bypass it.
  11. I agree that it's not likely that we'll see voidblades, simply because there's been no mention of them so far. However, I believe that it should be theoretically possible for it to happen. If Seons/Skaze can turn into blades, then voidspren should be able to as well.
  12. Teleportation seems much more likely to come from Transportation than Gravitation.
  13. That is not what the WoB says; it says that you can feed Nightblood directly if you are burning metal, not that he feeds directly on the metal. This distinction matters because (as @Weltall pointed out), in Allomancy, it’s not the metals themselves that provide the power. Burning the metals opens a gateway to Preservation’s Investiture in the Spiritual Realm, which is what is actually powers Allomancy (the Coppermind has a good description). However, once your metals run out (or you stop burning) and that gateway closes, then Nightblood would start to feed on you directly.
  14. My headcanon is that each combination of powers gives you a separate resonance (similar to how waves work in real life), so there would be a total of 11 different resonances for 4 different powers. Brandon hasn't directly confirmed this, but some of his wording (e.g. this WoB refers to "these little quirks" plural) also leads me to believe this is the case. However, I don't think that you'd actually be able to use the resonances - 11 seems like way too many. FYI, the most recent resonance WoB we have clarifies that the resonances are still present even in Mistborn (who have 65,519 different combinations), but "they're not as pronounced" (i.e. they're attenuated to the point of uselessness).
  15. Huh? Where does it talk about Kelsier being "too independent" for devices? The Bands of Morning are essentially one giant uber-medallion. And his whole schtick is that of crew leader - he builds up a crew of diverse people and relies on them to do their jobs. As far as original Feruchemy, we have literally no idea how that came about, or whether that's even a thing that Kelsier could re-implement.