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  1. Has Brandon ever said if we will ever learn more about the magic system on darkside from White sand, either in the graphic novel or a prose version? I really want to know what's going on with scythe, he sounds very Lord rulery to me. White sand (prose) is one of favorite cosmere stories and it ends on such a cliffhanger! I hope he goes back to the world some day.
  2. Why was Ais' gender changed from the prose to the graphic novels? And since it was changed, why were the gender dynamics on Taldain also changed from prose to the graphic novels? Wouldn't it have made for a stronger characterisation of Ais if she had to deal with being a Trackt, a Kerztian and a woman within that society? Why change that? Why did we get handwaved gender equality? The Daysiders, the Kerztians in particular were very patriarchal, the Darksiders were more advanced but were still patriarchal like on Earth. Why was this changed in the graphic novels?
  3. cosmere

    I was wondering if there was a way to summarize the entire Cosmere in one sentence. My favorite that I have heard is "For storm's sake Hoid, what stormery are you up to now."
  4. White Sand Volume 3 is out, and so it's time for our last White Sand podcast for a long time. Will it be as salty as our White Sand 1 and 2 podcasts? Well... actually, things end on a reasonably high note! We have Eric (Chaos), Ian (WeiryWriter), and David (Windrunner). Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]! If you like our content, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/17thshard
  5. Just a heads up - the third volume of White Sand now has a cover, plot description, and release date of June 25, 2019 over at Amazon! And I think it's the best cover of the three. Check it: https://www.amazon.com/Brandon-Sandersons-White-Sand-3/dp/152411006X/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1544615315&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=white+sand+vol+3
  6. Does Hoid show up in white sand? and if yes, where does he show up? Because I don't remember seeing him at all
  7. After a long and confusing wait, the much barely anticipated conclusion of the White Sand graphic novels is finally here! Those of you following this thrilling saga will know that the listed release date has been pushed back many times since the listing first went up on Amazon. Well, we finally have confirmation that the listed release date is accurate because you can actually purchase and download the ebook. The hardcover, however, is still listed as October 1 and will not get delivered for a few weeks if that’s what you ordered. Those of you who have read the prose may still want to get this one, as Brandon has reported before that the ending would change between the two. There still may be some exciting twists and mysteries you haven’t yet gotten to read. This volume was illustrated by Fritz Casas, a completely different artist from either of the two who worked on Volume 2, so those of you who didn’t enjoy the previous art styles may find this one more appealing. Brandon also stated recently at DragonCon that this is unlikely to be the last graphic novel set on Taldain,and he is currently planning a trilogy of graphic novels focused on Khriss and Darkside. Where those will fall in relation to White Sand is currently unclear, but Khriss’s status at the end of this graphic novel may give us a clue to what we can expect to see from her going forward on Taldain. So grab your boombox and sit back to read the only cosmere that we’re getting in 2019.
  8. White Sand: Volume 1 was released today on GraphicAudio! White Sand was one of Brandon Sanderson's earliest novels, which he later rewrote around the time Elantris was published. It was never released, however, as other projects took precedence, and Brandon was never quite satisfied with the story. This changed when Brandon announced that he would be working with Dynamite Entertainment to produce a series of graphic novels based on his book. Brandon collaborated with Rik Hoskin to adapt a script based on his novel, and the first volume of three was published in 2016. In an interview earlier this year, Rik Hoskin revealed he was working with GraphicAudio to adapt Brandon's novel yet again! Rik has prior experience with GraphicAudio, which produces audiobooks that include a full cast of actors, sound effects, and cinematic music. GraphicAudio has adapted nearly all of Sanderson's Cosmere works to date, though the odd development of White Sand makes this one somewhat unique. In the interview, Rik had this to say about his methods for developing this new rendition of the story: While GraphicAudio occasionally has to abridge the content in Brandon's novels, it looks like we'll see the reverse happen in this case. While this new iteration is, at its core, an adaptation of the graphic novels, the script also pulls directly from the prose source material, and even includes scenes that had to be cut from the graphic novels. Check out the book's page on GraphicAudio's website for a trailer as well as a 4-minute sample of some exciting action set towards the end of volume 1, chapter 1! With the prose novel available via Brandon's newsletter, this means we'll have three very different takes on the same story. Are you excited to see this new rendition of White Sand? Let us know what you think in the comments.
  9. I had a theory. In Mistborn era 1 Sazed talks about a religious group, the Nelazan, who worshipped the stars, a god with a thousand eyes named Trell. Could it be that this religion actually originates from people who moved from Taldain to Scadrial, and the religion of The Sand Lord/Autonomy morphed into this.... And perhaps this exodus was led by Trell the construction foreman and somehow over time his name became associated with their god.
  10. How old is Khriss during all of the books? And do worldhoppers age slower or something, because she is in secret history, era 2, stormlight, and of course white sand which must have come first. My guess is at least 230 years old during Stormlight.
  11. Earlier this week, Dynamite Entertainment, the publisher of the White Sand graphic novels, released an interview with Rik Hoskin about the series' forthcoming third, and final, volume. Hoskin is an accomplished comics writer who was brought in to help adapt Brandon's original prose draft of White Sand into the graphic novel format, and in this interview he talks about his experiences working on the project. The interview also confirms the identity of the new artist, the cover art, as well as the release date. Perhaps the most notable bit of information however, is the reveal of a Graphic Audio adaptation of White Sand currently in production. Byron Brewer, the interviewer, begins with asking Hoskin about what it was like working with Brandon on this story and Hoskin quite openly says that he was intimidated, particularly when it came to the idea that he would be improving upon the original manuscript. He likens this to "being asked to 'fix' the Mona Lisa", which is a sentiment to which I think most of us can agree. Hoskin goes on to say, however, that Brandon's dedication to and enthusiasm for the collaboration as well as his willingness to step back and allow others to fiddle with the story led to a very fulfilling experience. Isaac Stewart, Brandon's in-house art director, also gets a callout as playing a pivotal role in bringing the project to fruition. A product page for White Sand volume 3 popped up on Amazon, back in December but since Amazon can sometimes be premature (and incorrect) with some of the information they release we elected not to report on this earlier. Now that we have official confirmation, I am very excited to say that the third volume will be releasing this June (on the 25th according to Amazon). The new artist, replacing Julius Gopez, is Fritz Casas. Listeners of Shardcast know that opinions on the first two volumes are contentious, but I have long held that the success of the story rests on having it in its entirety. I for one cannot wait to see how it all turns out. Lastly, Hoskin also confirms that he is currently scripting a Graphic Audio adaptation of White Sand. It seems like this endeavor will be a slightly more fleshed out version as he is taking the work he did on the graphic novel and building on it by going back the original manuscript to restore segments of the story that were cut for space reasons. I am aware that Graphic Audio's productions are not for everyone but I personally love the way that they make these stories we all enjoy come alive in new ways. I am also incredibly thankful for their existence as they are the main avenue I have to share my love of Sanderson with my family, so now I will be able to share another story that I would not otherwise be able to. One thing I would be interested to see, particularly since this will be an expanded version of the story, is whether Graphic Audio would be willing to release the "screenplay" so people can consume it in a format closer to prose, without Brandon having to rewrite the novel. Also, in case you missed it yesterday, 17th Shard now has a Patreon! If you want to help support news articles like this, or the site in general, please consider becoming a Patron.
  12. At the end of White Sand [prose version] Kenton decides to chase after Khriss, and we're left without knowing how that turns out. As we know, Khriss later becomes a notable worldhopper. Has anyone here spotted anyone else fitting Kenton's description in other Cosmere works, indicating that Kenton also became a worldhopper?
  13. I've been re-reading the Cosmere the last few months and I just got onto my Oathbringer reread. This time around I caught something that I hadn't seen talked about so I figured I'd point it out; When Shallan is exploring Kholinar as Veil she encounters Hoid telling the story of Mishim. He recognizes her through her illusion. Shallan comments that Hoid has a white and black jar in his satchel. This is a jar of White Sand and is likely how he identified her since the Kinetic Investiture of her illusion would change the sand's color.
  14. Hey guys any Idea how can I get White Sand prose ?
  15. Trell has been a character of interest in the Cosmere ever since the Alloy of Law book. There are tons of crazy theories on Trell and Trelagism, so I thought I'd share some of mine. Trelagism reminds me a LOT of the Shardworld Taldain. One one side it's constantly daytime - Dayside - and on the other it's constantly night - Darkside. In the religion Trelagism, worshipped by the Nelazan on Scadrial, they thought that night was sacred, as they could see the Thousand Eyes of Trell, which were the stars. This could be a reference to Darkside, and it's entirely possible some Darksiders travelled to Scadrial and spread their beliefs. White Sand takes place waaay before Mistborn. Trell, supposedly an Avatar of Autonomy, could have gone to Scadrial himself. In Trelagism, Trell was the stars and Nalt was the sun. This isn't something crazy, but I connected Nalt to Nalthis for some reason. Is this a coincidence or am I connecting two random things for no reason.
  16. For those who haven't read volume two yet (what are you doing?), A regular dude named Trell shows up for one page, and is never seen again. I nearly fell off my chair when that happened. Any ideas of what this could mean?
  17. There is a Kenton Street in Luthadel. Khriss. What did you do to Kenton. My idea is that Kenton died, and that Khriss was there while Luthadel was built, then wrote down Kenton Street as a memorial to him. Thoughts?
  18. I have a crazy fridge theory about our Stalker Musician and Guitar. Now it's generally thought that the Musician is Hoid, and we know that Hoid has a love for musical instruments (at least in the Stormlight Archives). first he uses a flute that he is very fond of which he gives to Kaladin. Then next we see him he has a Guitar that seems to have more than one player. I subject that Hoid either got or has the guitar in White Sand, the very one we see in fact, took it with him on his Cosmere Grand Tour before eventually managing to awake it on Nalthis. I also believe that by the end of Part 3, that Guitar and Musician will have a role to play. But we shall see.
  19. So one of the first things we learn about in White Sand is that Taldain is tidally locked to it's star. This means that the Dayside should be (very) much too hot to live on, and the Nightside should be (very) much too cold to live on. The only reason I can think of that makes at least a little sense is that some of the energy that should be given out from the sun is actually converted into Investiture, which is why Sand always turns white again, if left in the sun. For this to work, lnvestiture would actually have to be a form of energy, as there has to be a lot of energy converted for Taldain not to be too hot, and for it to be converted in the first place, it would have to be a form of energy. However, this means that the Nightside would be even colder. Taldain does not look like a very nice place to live. The only other explanation that i can think of is that Autonomy fiddled with the anatomy of the humans who live there (TLR 2.0) or that he fiddled with the planet, e.g. made the planet with varying levels of thickness in the atmosphere so that the thermal energy reflected by the white sand (some kind of effect, where infrared radiation gets reflected by the colour white, can't remember what it's called), and it gets bounced all the way back to the Nightside. What do you think?
  20. Hey all, just got through my second read through of Volume 2, and something caught my attention the second time through. Was this something they changed or am I simply mis-remembering something? Other than that has anyone caught sight of our favorite trickster? Last I heard the musician from the first volume was the best suspect and I didn't sense any new contenders this volume.
  21. I am currently listening to the Oathbringer audio book, I've already read it, and caught this phrase. I don't know if that is saying the jar itself was white and black, or if it's contents are. If it is the jars contents, I think that Hoid is a sand master, as once white sand is used, it turns black, until it is recharged. This is very little evidence, and I can't recall if there are any other clues like this in any of the other Cosmere books.
  22. The release of White Sand Volume 2 has been a tumultuous one. It's been delayed a long time, but now, today, it is actually out. Several people have reported that their physical copy is out for delivery, so that means it is officially real. However, it isn't totally out yet. You might notice the Kindle version and other ebook versions say you can't get it until tomorrow, February 21st. Ian (WeiryWriter) tells me that this is the case because comics generally come out on Wednesdays in America. I suppose that makes sense that there is some discrepancy in the two markets, so there's some weirdness in the release. Our White Sand Volume 2 reactions thread is here. If you haven't read the first volume, you can pick it up anywhere. In case you missed it, you can also listen to Shardcast's comments on the first volume. You can be sure there will be a Volume 2 podcast soon, too.
  23. We're back, and this week we're reading White Sand Volume 1, the graphic novel, in anticipation for Volume 2 which comes out February 20th. We discuss everything that happened, our feelings on the transition to a graphic novel and its quality, analysis of the magic (as you no doubt expect), and what we expect after the three volumes of the graphic novel are finished. Let's talk about spoilers. There will be discussion of the unpublished, White Sand prose version, but we don't talk about big plot points and we stay focused on Volume 1's stuff. But the prose version colors our impression of Taldain, and it's important we talk about how and why that is. Today we have Eric (Chaos), Ian (WeiryWriter), and David (Windrunner). Next week we will have a Very Special Episode, so stay tuned.
  24. Hey i'm new is it possible to get a copy of white sand and aether of night,
  25. Would this be the same Reen from Mistborn (or rather, is the Mistborn Reen from this), or is it just a coincidence? Because this Reen is a thief, also... But it says "some fifteen years ago", and I'm not sure how old Reen from Mistborn is.