White Sand Volume 3 Is Here (Well, the Ebook)


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. 




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In addition to the ebook, you can totally order from Amazon and get your hard copy shipped today...but only if you live in the UK.

The rest of us be waiting until October, because no reasons.

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The art for Volume 3 looks surprisingly good!

You can use the look inside feature at Amazon to see some preview pages, but spoilered below are some examples of how this artwork is leaps and bounds better than anything in volume 1 or 2.

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1. Environments are consistently rendered, and feature novel and interesting architectural forms.

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2. Sand mastery features actual ribbons of sand, the ribbons are actually drawn doing stuff, and sand mastery actually looks pretty freaking cool!

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3. How the pages are laid out makes sense, the flow of the narrative works. This actually feels like an unforced, natural, normal comic reading experience.

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4. The character designs are consistent, the costumes are unique but not bizarre, and the color is absolutely gorgeous. The subdued desert inspired palette is really well done and consistently applied. All in all, this is the best art of the series in my opinion.

I never thought I'd say this, but I am actually looking forward to reading volume 3, nice job on the artist switch Dynamite/ Dragonsteel, that was a great call.

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[Brandon] is currently planning a trilogy of graphic novels focused on Khriss and Darkside

yeah, because he totally doesn't have already more than enough open projects that he should end

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18 hours ago, king of nowhere said:

yeah, because he totally doesn't have already more than enough open projects that he should end

It's not like he is doing any of the drawings or even writing the dialogue for those, so I wouldn't assume there is a lot of pushback for his other projects timewise.

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I think it's great that he takes his needed breaks from one thing by writing another thing.

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I'm reading it for free on this app called Hoopla. All you need is a library card from a library that supports Hoopla. They have all three of these on there, but no other Sanderson books. Although they do have a great selection of ebooks, audiobooks, comics, magazines, movies, and tv shows.

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Overdrive is a similar service for libraries, and they also have the White Sand books.

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