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Expectation: the True Soul of Art or Hoid is Brandon!

Lady Radagu

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“Expectation. That is the true soul of art. If you can give a man more

than he expects, then he will laud you his entire life. If you can create an

air of anticipation and feed it properly, you will succeed.

“Conversely, if you gain a reputation for being too good, too skilled . . .

beware. The better art will be in their heads, and if you give them an ounce

less than they imagined, suddenly you have failed. Suddenly you are useless.

A man will find a single coin in the mud and talk about it for days, but

when his inheritance comes and is a accounted one percent less than he

expected, then he will declare himself cheated.”

Wit shook his head, standing up and dusting off his coat. “Give me an

audience who have come to be entertained, but who expect nothing special.

To them, I will be a god. That is the best truth I know.”



Did anyone else hear Brandon using Hoid to voice some valid concerns? Pleading with his fans not to put him on too high a pedestal?


Maybe Brandon is just another of Hoid's aliases. That's how he's come up with all of these amazing book. Brandon Sanderson isn't just an ordinary guy turned superauthor, he's a being from a parallel universe. The cosmere novels aren't really The Best Fiction Ever Written, they're a recounting of events as told by someone who lived it, who was there.


It's kind of Alcatrazy.

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Message direct for the 17th shard .


I myself enjoyed the book. I goona th the thing down a bit (2 days readind non stop are a little fo much to me) and after a month or soo i gonna read the thing again to see if my oppinion saty the same.


But this as a niceeeeeeee advice to us i think to nuch hype usually don't are a good thing =)

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