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What are the differences between the prose version and the comic version of White Sand?

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Could someone tell me what are the differences between the prose version and the comic version of White Sand?
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The prose version is, simply put, much better. The story flows better, the character motivation, personality depth, interaction & development are smoother. The events can be a bit haphazard in the graphic novel, especially vol 1. The prose version is also, of course much more detailed regarding both the characters & world-building (there's a lot of interesting things about Taldain you'll miss if you only read the GNs!). Things gets better in vol 2, and I actually like vol 3 better than its corresponding part within the prose. But that's still only 1/3. I'd recommend reading the prose version and getting vol 3 of the graphic novel (the ending is better, and there's quite an interesting additional scene).

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To add on to what @R J said,

from the prose to the Graphic novel there were a few minor changes...

-the scene of Khrissallas arrival to dayside was cut in the GN

-a main character gets gender-swapped(male to female)

-A (minor?) character lives instead of dying

-name of one of the main cultures was slightly revised("kershtian" to "kerztian"

-in the Prose, we get a lot of other Charaters PoV's and internal monologue(like Khriss)

-lots and lots of typos in the Prose

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If you've finished it:

Spoiler

Kenton kills Drile in the prose, while in the GN, he spares him.

Kenton goes to Darkside with Khriss in the prose, while in the GN, he sends Dirin.

The GN ends with a reveal that Baon is a powerful sand master, while the prose does not.

In the prose, Delius had been buying all of the Zaidon, raising the prices, and threatens the Helm by saying he will sell his stockpile at very low prices, destroying their trade in that area. In the GN, he threatens them with a blockade.

In the prose, Gevin claimed that he had been making fun of Khriss with the others, while in the GN, he just seems to not care about her very much.

The GN has far less Khriss, Aarik, and Ais PoVs than the prose.

Ais is a man in the prose, and there is extreme gender stratification, while she is a woman in the GN, and there isn't the same gender stratification, although the Diem still seems to be made up entirely of men.

A few names, like Eric/Aarik are spelled differently.

In the GN, there is a blatant Hoid appearance, faces in the clouds watching the characters, and a picture showing that Elorin really did meet the Sand Lord.

The GN has many accidental things included in it, such as a boom box, ceiling fan, and IV.

In the GN, slatrification is only really mentioned at the beginning, and doesn't even play a part in the duel at the end. Brandon has indicated that he regrets including slatrification at all, so it seems to have been retconned.

 

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8 hours ago, ChickenLiberty said:

In the GN, slatrification is only really mentioned at the beginning, and doesn't even play a part in the duel at the end. Brandon has indicated that he regrets including slatrification at all, so it seems to have been retconned.

What? No, of course Slatrification is real... 

@JPGU Did you write that message in the same font as the White Sand Prose? Because that is what I remember it looking like...

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@GoWibble I'm new in 17thshard and I don't know how to change the font, so that's a coincidence, but a really funny coincidence 

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