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  1. Assorted Entities - They couldn't come up with a good guild name so they just described what they were. Or it could be a tasty variety snack. Mini Outlaws - So small that the law can't find them. Amused Maggots - The most sinister thing you'll ever come across. Misery of Ambition - A lesson. Sentinels of the Bound - Prison guards. Bane of the Rotten - Refridgerators. Retribution of the Skull - Greyskull sympathisers. Night Hearts - Definitely not goths. Shadow Lust - That's one fine looking shadow. Alternatively, it could be just wanting to get out of the sun. Nightsong - Lightsong's edgier younger brother.
  2. Maybe he's going for a more literal take on 'food for thought'? I'm pleased to see that this book is going to give more focus to the Set storyline, which I missed from Shadows of Self even though the book certainly had enough going for it. All the background information about the mechanics of the cosmere is an excellent bonus.
  3. Hey there, I was also at the Leeds signing, and he wrote the same thing in my SoS copy too! I misread the information about the event—thought there would be a talk too, but I still really enjoyed it! There was a great atmosphere there, with lots of people chatting with each other while in line. I found it interesting hearing how many of Brandon's books people had read and their reactions to them, and I even got the chance to nudge people towards being more cosmere aware. While getting my books signed I asked Brandon whether kandra could replicate parshendi carapace and he said they couldn't. I asked whether or not it was to do with the same thing as hair and if that was the reason why, and he said sort of, yes. I think someone else should try to clarify this more because I feel that I could have asked it a bit clearer. I also asked Brandon about that part in the Wandersail chapter of WoK, where Syl leaves Kaladin before he meets Hoid because she gets a bad feeling. I wanted to know whether this related to why Vin decided to not meet Hoid in HoA. He said that they both got a certain impression from him, but wouldn't say whether or not it was the same thing, and stated I would have to RAFO what that was exactly. The last question I asked was if anyone had tried to include allomantic metals in cooking. Brandon said that other than Wax putting steel in whisky, he didn't think so. I told him the reason I asked was because I was wondering what an allomantic food fight would be like, and that I also really liked the sound of allomantic duck. He seemed to find the idea funny, so hopefully that could be a thing at some point... Anyway, all in all it was great fun, I always enjoy talking in person with other fans, and I look forward to the next time I get to meet Brandon again (which I'm guessing will be after stormlight 3 comes out)
  4. Loved this bit too, and I can totally see Wayne amassing his family fortunes this way! I only hope that he names his company Wayne Enterprises, and in the 1980s era one of his descendants runs around beating up criminals while dressed as a bat
  5. Found this on Waterstones' website and thought it looked pretty cool. It's the part 2 cover for the trade paperback version of WoR in the UK, with Szeth looking his usual badass self! If anyone else has seen a particularly cool WoR cover they wanted to share feel free to post it here.
  6. WoK was also my first Cosmere book. After devouring it on holiday, when I returned home I went and bought all the other Sanderson books available. I read Mistborn first and recognised the name 'Hoid' but couldn't place it. When he came up again in Elantris I thought the name was just an Easter egg Brandon put in for his readers, but when the same thing happened in Warbreaker it made me wonder if he was also in WoK. It was only when I found him again in WoK that I decided to have a look online. I found this site first, but went straight to the Coppermind Wiki. And my mind was blown. Then I came back here and started reading all the theories and my mind was blown again
  7. The Shard of Monopoly The more you own the greater your power, but there is also a high chance that you'll go to jail. Also your brother is probably cheating.
  8. Hey guys, I was at the Nottingham UK signing on August 6th, and thought I would just let you know what went on there. Brandon did two readings, the first was the Shadows of Self extract that is available on his site. The way he did Wayne's voice was hilarious, and I don't think I'll ever be able to read him the way I used to ever again. The second was the new Jasnah extract in full that he's been throwing around recently. I took recordings of both of these, exited in particular to share the Jasnah one, only to find that Tor had beat me to the punch, and posted it on their website, but if anyone still wants to hear it I will add it to this post. The recording is on my phone and I'm working off an iPad at the moment because my computer is broken, so I'm still trying to figure out a way to upload it to soundcloud. Both recordings I took are good quality because Brandon was projecting instead of using a mic, and was stood practically next to me. I foolishly forgot to record the actual Q&A - I blame it on being too star struck to understand the finer motor controls of using fingers, but I will post what I remember here as I remember it. Brandon introduced a new law of magic. This is word for word what he said; the Zeroth Law - always err on the side of awesome I embarrassed myself by asking if there were any flying creatures other than skyeels, to which Brandon replied that there was a type of cremling that could fly but he couldn't remember the name of it at the time. He said that the further west you went the more flying creatures you would find, but with Highstorms being what they are nothing really wants to be flying around in one. Except for a certain Windrunner. I could have misunderstood, but at one point he said that the book he was releasing after Firefight (sequel to Steelheart) was Shadows of Self (sequel to Alloy of Law), but I thought he was doing the next Stormlight book after that, so could someone maybe clarify this. There were a lot of questions asked about writing. One of which was how important is constructing a good magic system to the story? Brandon answered something like if you had an excellent magic system but poor characters you would get a terrible story, but if you write great characters with a terrible magic system it could still be an excellent story. One question that stood out was someone asked whether the third Mistborn trilogy would be like the Cosmere version of the Avengers, which Brandon answered that he hadn't heard it described like that before. He said it would be similar, but not with the heroes from his current books as it would be set in the future. He stated that their books are their stories, and are not building up to some big crossover. Rather it could be considered that it would be like the Avengers in terms of different magic systems being seen together. I hope that made sense. Someone asked a follow up question to this, which was: When writing his magic systems, did he try and balance them all? Brandon answered that no he didn't because he thought of it like in real life some people are more skilled than others at certain things, and so some magic systems may appear more powerful than others, or some are more useful at doing certain things, but it is showing how they overcome their inabilities and weaknesses that he finds interesting. When he was signing I decided to ask about whether Shardplate came from the radiant's spirit web which I got a RAFO for understandably (I kind of wanted a card). I forgot to check here for some better questions before the signing, so sorry about that guys. I tried to stick around and see if I could hear other people's questions, but how the room was set up made this kind of difficult so I abandoned trying. The other questions that I remember have been asked and answered (or in some cases not answered) before, but if anything else manages to surface through my fanboy haze of the event I'll add it to this post. All in all I really enjoyed my first Brandon event. I got hardbacks of the Way of Kings and Words of Radiance signed, apparently I could have brought more books and he would have still signed them all, so I've learned that for next time
  9. This could be a coincidence, but has anyone noticed that Aimia is almost the exact same shape as from the edge of the continent near Rall Elorim, to about somewhere close to the bottom of the mountain range separating Shinovar from Azir. Could that mean something? If we go with the theory that the continent was created by Honor and Cultivation, Aimia could then be some form of test.
  10. Just a thought, if in fact all ten of the horneater peaks have shardpools, could it maybe mean that Roshar is like a hub for worldhoppers, and each of those pools links to only one of the other worlds? It would explain the frequency in which we see Hoid and other worldhoppers on Roshar.
  11. Just wanted to say hello to everyone Naturally, having read all of Brandon's books I've delved into this forum multiple times. It's just taken me until now to create an account. My thanks to both here and the wiki for helping me understand more about the background workings of the cosmere over the years, (I can't believe I missed that it was Galladon and Demoux in the Ishikk interlude of WoK ). I hope that I can contribute to the discussion in the future, as we learn more about this excellent universe. Also I can't wait for Words of Radiance