Brandon Started Writing Sixth of the Dusk Sequel in Germany


Today Brandon revealed on Twitter why the progress on Stormlight 4 didn't go up much during his trip to Germany. He didn't have much time to write, but he said he got through two scenes of a non-Stormlight cosmere novella. We were going to go through a long list of things it could be, but then he revealed on Reddit it was a Sixth of the Dusk sequel.

What will a sequel to that novella be? Well, Brandon has said before during the Oathbringer tour that he outlined the novella, and it involves Sixth exploring Shadesmar. That gets me pretty excited, especially since Sixth of the Dusk was already so late in the cosmere timeline. 

Note that he only got two scenes in, which obviously isn't very far. Brandon said he will pick it back up on the flight to Spain in July, and if he doesn't finish it, he has a long flight in October to visit France and Israel. Why didn't Brandon work on Stormlight on the flight? He says it's hard to work on Stormlight on flights because the books are too intricate, and there are lot of distractions on a plane. 

Of course, do note his tweet said he's back to Stormlight work, so don't worry about that :)

There's a few other interesting things Brandon said on Reddit today. First, the Silverlight novella needs to wait until the Threnody novel for "connective tissue reasons". Next, he again talked about a place with a kite-based magic system which he might plot as a YA book, after he's finished with the Skyward novel, as he would like to do some YA in the cosmere.

Are you excited about a Sixth of the Dusk sequel? Let us know below!

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Let's go! I have always loved Sixth of the Dusk, and now there is finally a sequel. I hope that Sixth will do something with Worldhopping.

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Ammanas

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Yes! I wonder how he will release it? Is he writing it for some sort of anthology like he did Shadows for Silence, Sixth of Dust etc? Or will it be a digital only release and eventually collected with other stories and printed as part of Arcanum Unbounded 2?

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Thought Sixths of the Dusk was pretty interesting, but not my favorite novella by him. But I'll take a sequel! Heck, I'll take pretty much anything he writes.

 

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I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT

KNEW HE WAS GONNA THROW ANOTHER RANDOM PROJECT INTO THE MIDDLE OF THIS

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Okay, first: I'M ACTUALLY SO EXCITED FOR THIS SIXTH OF THE DUSK STORY.

Ahem.

Now that that's out of the way, I think it's crazy that he confirmed that there are going to be both a Rock short story and Lopen short story, on top of the already mentioned Rysn story. I was hoping that Rock going back to his homeland would be in RoW, but I think I can deal with it being in just a short story.

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ILuvHats

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Ah, poor Eric. Of all the short stories Brandon could have chosen.

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13 minutes ago, ILuvHats said:

Ah, poor Eric. Of all the short stories Brandon could have chosen.

Alas, indeed, tis a pity.

Sixth of the Dusk is my second least favorite Cosmere work, but I think that a sequel is what it needs to move up higher on my list.

Also kite magic sounds really intriguing, and I'm glad that Brandon's YA work is not destined to stay forever non-Cosmere

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Lunamor

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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I am so happy! I love Sixth of the Dusk! 

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BOOOOO!!! I hate sixth of the dusk, but I'm especially mad that he's doing this instead of working on something that I actually like.  Lost Metal was supposed to be finished LAST YEAR!  He has yet to start it.

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ILuvHats

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1 hour ago, Chromium Compounder said:

I hate sixth of the dusk

:blink: "Hate" is a pretty strong word there. Obviously everybody has their own opinions, but I've never understood how some people despise Sixth of the Dusk so strongly. It's probably my least favorite cosmere short story, but I don't dislike it. I'd probably rate it somewhere between "meh" and "decent."

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2 hours ago, Chromium Compounder said:

BOOOOO!!! I hate sixth of the dusk, but I'm especially mad that he's doing this instead of working on something that I actually like.  Lost Metal was supposed to be finished LAST YEAR!  He has yet to start it.

A lot of the work for this is going to be done on airports and in airplanes - times when he can't really work on bigger things. We are not getting this instead of something else, we are getting this in addition to everything else. If Brandon wasn't working on this, he'd be working on some other short novella - or sleeping, I suppose.

I am sorry you don't like Sixth of the Dusk, but this seems like a bit of a strong reaction to something we don't even know much about.

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Snorkel

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So conflicted! On one hand, Sixth of Dusk is awesome and deserving of a follow-up. On the other I am looking forward to Stormlight.
Well at least it wasn't MTG this time ;)

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Chromium Compounder

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5 hours ago, Argent said:

A lot of the work for this is going to be done on airports and in airplanes - times when he can't really work on bigger things. We are not getting this instead of something else, we are getting this in addition to everything else. If Brandon wasn't working on this, he'd be working on some other short novella - or sleeping, I suppose.

I am sorry you don't like Sixth of the Dusk, but this seems like a bit of a strong reaction to something we don't even know much about.

I understand that, and I probably was more harsh than I should have been, but Sixth of the Dusk is the only Brandon story I've listened/read only one time.  I feel absolutely no desire to give it another listen.  I would probably rate it between Lame and Meh.  For some authors that's okay, but his second worst story in my opinion is White Sand, and I'd put that as Okay.

As an interesting side note, I read this in your voice, which I know thanks to shardcast.  It was kind of weird to hear your voice in my head like that, but cool.

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2 hours ago, Chromium Compounder said:

I understand that, and I probably was more harsh than I should have been, but Sixth of the Dusk is the only Brandon story I've listened/read only one time.  I feel absolutely no desire to give it another listen.  I would probably rate it between Lame and Meh.  For some authors that's okay, but his second worst story in my opinion is White Sand, and I'd put that as Okay.

All of this is fair - your tastes are your tastes, and there's nothing wrong with disliking any of Brandon's stories. I only take issue with the way you voiced you... expectations. Wishing he would work on something you personally are more interested in is fine; being angry when that doesn't happen is less so. Especially when it's not really this sequel is 1) not really taking from his time on bigger projects, and 2) not even in the writing phase. The Silence Divine has had about as much written, and Brandon hasn't really spent any time on it in years.

But I trust you get my point, I don't need to keep making it. 

3 hours ago, Chromium Compounder said:

As an interesting side note, I read this in your voice, which I know thanks to shardcast.  It was kind of weird to hear your voice in my head like that, but cool.

That's... definitely interesting :D Thank you for listening.

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Jaywalk

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If the Silverlight novella needs to wait until the Threnody novel, I wonder if Nazh would play into both... He’s an assistant to Khriss, who’s a scholar—Silverlight is a university—and his roots are in Threnody. It fits too perfectly.

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Singer

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On 5/27/2019 at 11:52 PM, StrikerEZ said:

Now that that's out of the way, I think it's crazy that he confirmed that there are going to be both a Rock short story and Lopen short story, on top of the already mentioned Rysn story. I was hoping that Rock going back to his homeland would be in RoW, but I think I can deal with it being in just a short story.

I didn't know about the Rock and Lopen short stories! Sweet. I want all the Stormlight short stories. Reading the comments just tripled the  number of things to be excited about.

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Oltux72

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12 hours ago, Singer said:

I didn't know about the Rock and Lopen short stories! Sweet. I want all the Stormlight short stories. Reading the comments just tripled the  number of things to be excited about.

Why? Roshar certainly gets a lot of volume. If we get short stories, why not some of the smaller worlds? And if Threnody and Nalthis are going to get full novels, First of the Sun is a pretty good choice.

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NattyBo

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This is gonna be so fire. Sixth of the Dust was the best story in AU, and that's saying something, because that is a book full of great stories!

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Singer

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On 5/30/2019 at 3:46 AM, Oltux72 said:

Why? Roshar certainly gets a lot of volume. If we get short stories, why not some of the smaller worlds? And if Threnody and Nalthis are going to get full novels, First of the Sun is a pretty good choice.

Umm...because I enjoy Stormlight? I'm triple excited because not only is there a Sixth of the Dusk short story I am learning about for the first time, but two other short stories that I hadn't heard about (Rock's and Lopen's) So I am now triple the excitement. It's 1+2. If I were getting short stories from Nalthis and Threnody I would be equally as excited. Perhaps you were confused by my wording "I want all the stormlight short stories" is in reference to a meme. I was not saying I didn't want short stories from other cosmere worlds or anything. I'm just saying I am looking forward to reading these.

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