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  1. I disagree. I really think you're best off following publishing order (but start with mistborn, not elantris). It'll help you to get the most cosmere stuff out of each series.
  2. Mistborn Era 2 never clicked for me. It's not that I dislike them. They just feel kinda meh. I love pretty much all of Brandon's other books, but I have a hard time pushing through ME2. I think it's because the stakes are so much lower, plus the characters don't work that well for me.
  3. There's a decent amount of the art here: Not sure if you already knew about it, but thought I'd bring it up
  4. Renarin is easily the coolest. His bumbling, awkward way of handling the ladies is the essence of hip. I wish I were one-tenth as cool as Renarin.
  5. I agree with the polarizing effect that being thrown in can have. It's definitely something that has to be balanced against how cool it is to feel immersed in a massive world like the one you've written. I definitely don't think you NEED to have a clueless type character, I just think that it would be helpful to go through the kinds of questions you would need to write for them, so you could get a better feel for what the audience might want to know. You can then answer those questions in ways that are less blunt and clunky than would be possible with a newbie character, but you'll still know what questions to answer. I think the one-chance idea is a great one. I can see some great character struggles around that issue. My vote is for keeping it
  6. I think there's definitely a lot of potential here, and I love the magic system. I don't it's too complex, per se, but I think the key will be being very selective about what to include explicitly. I know you talked about the magic system being on the level of basic arithmetic, but I think it might be more helpful to introduce the world/magic system through a character that is uninformed about how the whole thing works. it gives the audience something to latch onto and identify with, and it forces you to figure out what are the most essential parts. You'll have to think through what someone totally new to your world, i.e. the reader, is confused about, and what questions they will ask. That will help you sift through things I think. For example, a newcomer might feel that the one-chance-to-ascend thing is unjust, but not ever think to ask about whether a 112-year-old ascendent lives to 120 or 122. It's such a great magic system, and I can't wait to see what you do with it! I don't know where you want to go storywise, or if you've even gotten there yet, but regardless, I'm on the edge of my seat.
  7. Probably David Copperfield
  8. Hating Moash means dedicating part of my life to thinking about him. I try to avoid doing so whenever possible.
  9. Hi everyone! I just joined the 17th shard, and I'm definitely looking forward to being a part of this community. I'm a college student, and I wish I had more time on my hands, but I finished everything published in the cosmere fall of 2020, and I'm reading it again so I can be ready for wax and wayne this year. I just finished Mistborn: Final empire minutes before writing this, and I'm about to start well of ascension. My favorite character is Hrathen, and my favorite Sanderson book is probably Oathbringer. What about you guys? P.S. Vin deserved Spook. That is Brandon Sanderson's greatest oversight. All the fans wanted it, the story was obviously written with that originally in mind, and it never made any sense that Vin would deny someone so ruggedly handsome as Lord Spook.