Shardcast: Brandon's Big Announcement


We had to quickly put together a Shardcast in record time to discuss Brandon's video on March 1st. Make sure you check that out before watching this one (at https://youtu.be/6a-k6eaT-jQ ) because we go right into it. 

Our cast for this episode is Evgeni (Argent), Grace (thegatorgirl), and Marvin (Paleo), who really cruised through to record this in quickly! 

Brandon's video: https://youtu.be/6a-k6eaT-jQ
Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dragonsteel/surprise-four-secret-novels-by-brandon-sanderson

00:00 The Announcement
5:55 Kickstarter
12:15 Covers
18:42 Books
44:18 Recap and Closing

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Philomath

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My joke theory for the 4th one after listening to you guys discuss. It will be epistolary with Nazh writing letters to Khriss. She has sent him to check out some things on Ashyn and he gets sick. Is the plan for Ashyn supposed to be magic you get when you get sick still? I hope so because I think it would be funny if that is the case. So Nazh is complaining to her about being sick, but also gets roped into doing things because he has magic now. And some of the “letters” can also be medical charts. “Patient presented with ‘x’ symptoms. Diagnosed with ‘y.’ Oh and now patient can fly.”

 

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Child of Hodor

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1 hour ago, Philomath said:

My joke theory for the 4th one after listening to you guys discuss. It will be epistolary with Nazh writing letters to Khriss. She has sent him to check out some things on Ashyn and he gets sick. Is the plan for Ashyn supposed to be magic you get when you get sick still? I hope so because I think it would be funny if that is the case. So Nazh is complaining to her about being sick, but also gets roped into doing things because he has magic now. And some of the “letters” can also be medical charts. “Patient presented with ‘x’ symptoms. Diagnosed with ‘y.’ Oh and now patient can fly.”

 

Nazh is also my best guess for the 4th one. He's bald, he's a scholar who works with Khriss and is probably long-lived like Khriss. This could be set a new Cosmere world in the future (relative to when SA 1-5 and MB Era 2). Or just set on another planet that is more technologically advanced. 

It could be Galladon. He's bald and in a worldhopper organization he could be anywhere assuming he didn't decide to retire to the Purelake. 

I agree with the podcast in that I don't think it can be Hoid. He's slated to be the main character of MB era 4 that wraps up the entire Cosmere and Dragonsteel should serve as an origin story for him and the 16 Vessels. Giving him a full book here would undercut some of that. 

Though it would be hilarious if it was a full book of Hoid's letters and responses a la the Stormlight epigraphs. Just page after page of insults back and forth.

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thejopen27

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I think Book 4 is "Liar of Partinel". I think he finally decided to write Hoid's backstory. Everything he said about book 4 could apply to Hoid. 

"Dragonsteel" is the story of the shattering, but "Liar of Partinel" is Hoid's story

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10 minutes ago, thejopen27 said:

I think Book 4 is "Liar of Partinel". I think he finally decided to write Hoid's backstory. Everything he said about book 4 could apply to Hoid. 

"Dragonsteel" is the story of the shattering, but "Liar of Partinel" is Hoid's story

I don’t think Hoid’s origin would be released in this way- the entire point of these books is that they were lower on Brandon’s list and he happened to have two years where he could write them. Since he undoubtedly has a plan for Hoid’s origin, and it’s slated to come far later in the cosmere (sure, Dragonsteel is the Shattering, but Hoid’s origin goes hand in hand with that) I would be shocked if that were the case.

I personally like the theory that it’s Demoux (probably botched that name, sorry) or Galladon.

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I'd love to see Secret Project 4 to be a Mraize novel, but my reasons are similar to Argent's excitement if it were a Nazh story

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Dreamwa1ker

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Long shot but would be cool:

What if Book 4 character is Ishar on Ashyn, and this was written as like his diary or lab notes (he seemed to be some sort of Realmatic Scholar perhaps since the other Heralds seem to think he knew a lot about the mechanics of everything?)

Along the same lines I loved your idea on the episode about one of the 5 Scholars

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Is there a deadline for which you can buy one of the subscriptions? Or could I wait a couple months to buy it?

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Oltux72

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48 minutes ago, NynaeveP said:

Is there a deadline for which you can buy one of the subscriptions? Or could I wait a couple months to buy it?

The Kickstarter is running this month only.

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Chaos

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On 3/4/2022 at 11:53 AM, NynaeveP said:

Is there a deadline for which you can buy one of the subscriptions? Or could I wait a couple months to buy it?

The Kickstarter is this month but BackerKit will up the following month where you can still get the stuff.

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Shuffel

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I really appreciate when Argent host the podcast. It's nice to hear the other people talk without being interrupted or talked over.

Great podcast! Can't wait to hear more

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