The wait for Dawnshard is over, at least if you backed The Way of Kings Leatherbound Kickstarter! The novella is being sent out via BackerKit now. For non-backers, they will put the novella on ebook stores, which may take a few more days. There will be a print version of Dawnshard coming to Kickstarter backers, but that won't be until early next year. There will also be an audio version, but according to Brandon that is not coming "for a year at least."
Still, Dawnshard is out! That's exciting! The ebook should contain a bunch of different versions of it, including MOBI, EPUB, and PDF files, similar to Way of Kings Prime.
Dawnshard spoilers are only* allowed in the Dawnshard Spoiler Board on the forums and the #dawnshard-spoilers channel on our Discord server - and you don't need to hide or tag them in those places. These spoiler areas will last for three months from now, as that is our usual cosmere novella spoiler period length. Dawnshard spoilers will also start showing up on the Coppermind wiki, but pages that include them will also include a warning up top for the 3-month spoiler period.
What if I want to talk about Dawnshard and Rhythm of War?
This is what the asterisk above is. If you want to talk about both of these new Stormlight stories, you must do so in the Rhythm of War forums/channels - no RoW spoilers will be allowed in the Dawnshard forums/channel! In addition:
- On the forums, you must either have [Dawnshard] in the topic title (in which case you don't need to tag or hide DS content in the thread), or use the spoiler tag (eye icon in the toolbar) to hide any Dawnshard material; if you are using the tag, make sure you also label what this is a spoiler for somewhere in your post. All of this will remain in effect until the 3-month spoiler period for Dawnshard is over, after which you'll be able to freely talk about it in any Stormlight forum, as well as the general Cosmere one.
- On Discord, you must use either #row-spoilers or #row-magic-mechanics. For about a month after Dawnshard's release, you must put Dawnshard content behind spoiler tags (double vertical bars around your message, ||like this||) and label them as Dawnshard spoilers - just like you would in #tagged-spoilers-only (where you can also talk about Dawnshard, provided you tag and label it properly). After that timeframe, Dawnshard content will be allowed to be unlabeled in those two channels.
And again, please no Rhythm of War content in the Dawnshard area.
One last non-Dawnshard spoiler policy thing: if you happen to get Rhythm of War early, full book spoilers will not be allowed to be posted until November 17th. Only discuss the released sample chapters. Some bookstores break street date every year, so we just wanted to mention that.
Edited by Chaos