The Splintercast Reads Words of Radiance, Episode 25: Chapters 82-84


We're deep into the climax, so what can I even put in the description that isn't immediately spoilery? This chapter contains one of my favorite lines in the entire book. And Alyx gets emotional--but since when is that new? Such emotion. Much wow. This is Splintercast.

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Kaladin's moment at the end of Chapter 84 was a moment where I yelled "EFF YEAH!" loudly in my apartment at 2am.

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Hugs to Past Feather. It will be okay sweetie. I feel so bad for you. :'(

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You should try and burn metals now because that certainly made you snap.

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You should try and burn metals now because that certainly made you snap.

 

Nah. Chapter 86 is when she will snap... or want to snap Shallan in two.

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How can you stop there?  How??  This is not fair!!!!

 

(runs off to re-read chapters 85+)

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I winced at "Shallan and Renarin are going on a special mission, and it's going to be wonderful."

Poor feather :(

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Oh, ouch.  I knew what that sound of pain and shock was and man did that hurt to hear...  And hearing everything after that like "I'll get over this" and knowing there is worse to come is very not good feeling.

 

And unfortunately I'm kind of glad you are really angry at Shallan (which sounds really bad) because at least you aren't going into *that scene* with your previous expectations.

 

On a somewhat happier note, "I claim him" has to be my favorite line in the book.

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I can now picture Kaladin walking through the camp and out into the chasms singing Let It Go - from the same chapter as Shallan spying on Amaram XD

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"Stretch out thy hand" is my favorite.

 

That whole scene is just packed full of awesomeness and feels

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The last few chapters of this book have become a bit of a happy pill for me; I read them whenever I feel down because they leave me feeling so energized and hopeful. Seeing Kaladin realize his potential in this way is so cathartic. Of course, it helps that I never shipped Renarin/Shallan as Feather did, so mine is an untainted happy.

 

I do feel for you though, Feather. The pain, shock and anger in your voice makes it clear how much you had invested in the potential between those two. And to be fair, I think that potential still exists. They are birds of a feather, in some ways - Renarin was just dealing with having to be Bonded to a blade that screamed at him every time he held it, and having visions of  a surely nightmarish future as a Truthseer must be a bit… off-putting to say the least. I think when he comes into his own (he is getting a POV book at some point, right?), he'll be more ready to find a ship of his own.

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"Stretch out thy hand" is my favorite.

Why 'thy' though? I feel like I'm missing something here. Syl now talks like Shakespeare at dramatically appropriate moments? That line honestly just confused me :/

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Oh look at me NOT CHECKING SPLINTERCAST WHILE THE BEST ONES ARE BEING UPLOADED. *blames Eric for not notifying me*

 

You guys are so nice to me... Yeah, it was a very trying scene to get through and it ended up messing me up pretty badly. Worse than even I was realizing at this point. Thankfully I have friends who helped me through it and all of you being so nice to me about it.

 

*lays down and cries about Shallarin some* It still hurts...

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Chaos

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YOU KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THE SCHEDULE WAS. DO NOT LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT :P

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I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SCHEDULE IS. "A FEW DAYS A WEEK MAYBE" "GET THEM IN WHEN ERIC YELLS AT YOU"

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