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Posted 17 October 2014 - 01:02 AM

4?? I thought the next was the last?
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Posted 17 October 2014 - 01:30 AM

Wait..I thought I read the first trilogy talks about the past...the three after talk about the future.

I could be wrong...
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Posted 17 October 2014 - 02:15 AM

I meant I didn't know we were getting another 3.
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Posted 21 November 2014 - 09:42 PM

definitely 2 trilogies afaik.
first 3 we learn about what broke him
next 3 we learn about how he fixes it I think.

but he would need to hurry the fuck up
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Posted 05 December 2014 - 03:57 AM

View PostMacros, on 21 November 2014 - 09:42 PM, said:

definitely 2 trilogies afaik.
first 3 we learn about what broke him
next 3 we learn about how he fixes it I think.

but he would need to hurry the fuck up


Oh thank god. I thought this next book was the last one in the series and was a little disappointed as there is so much unknown. Glad5 there will be another 3, but considering this third book has been written for a couple years and hes just editing it, I have no idea when his other trilogy might be finished. 2025?
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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:31 PM

Rise dead-thread... rriiiIIIIIiiiiiiise!


Ten or so hours into the 25 hours of WARBREAKER, here are my SPOILER-ridden thoughts...

1. Brandon has come a long long way since writing this.

2. Thank God.

3. Siri's storyline is so trite i am tempted to write down the next ten developments just so i can tick them off as i listen.

4. Vivenna's plotline is better, tho her initial motives - hey my sister got my job, i think i'll go kidnap her back, waah Daddy issues - were thin.

5. Denth and Tonk Fa are fun.

6. I haven't made my mind up about Nightblood and Vasher yet. Nightblood in particular... amusing or irritating, haven't decided.

7. Lightsong isn't bad. I think Brandon could have made the same points by now in about half the text.

8. Interesting magic system but...

9. ....every time i read the word 'biochromatic' it throws me right out of the otherwise sword and sorcery medieval setting.


10. Not bad overall, so far.
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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:46 PM

There are indeed some hitches in the narrative, most of it due to it being early-Sanderson...but yeah I think it finishes strong, and the good stuff ends up outweighing the bad...and I especially LOVE the Mediterranean/Byzantine setting.
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Posted 29 March 2017 - 05:59 PM

Really wish we had gotten a Nalthis system description in AU atleast.
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Posted 10 April 2017 - 03:01 PM

View PostAbyss, on 29 March 2017 - 02:31 PM, said:

Rise dead-thread... rriiiIIIIIiiiiiiise!


Ten or so hours into the 25 hours of WARBREAKER, here are my SPOILER-ridden thoughts...

1. Brandon has come a long long way since writing this.

2. Thank God.

3. Siri's storyline is so trite i am tempted to write down the next ten developments just so i can tick them off as i listen.

4. Vivenna's plotline is better, tho her initial motives - hey my sister got my job, i think i'll go kidnap her back, waah Daddy issues - were thin.

5. Denth and Tonk Fa are fun.

6. I haven't made my mind up about Nightblood and Vasher yet. Nightblood in particular... amusing or irritating, haven't decided.

7. Lightsong isn't bad. I think Brandon could have made the same points by now in about half the text.

8. Interesting magic system but...

9. ....every time i read the word 'biochromatic' it throws me right out of the otherwise sword and sorcery medieval setting.

10. Not bad overall, so far.


Just finished.



11. Siri's storyline proceeded predictably. The character just barely saved it from being tedious.

12. Vivena's storyline was by far more interesting on all point. I genuinely enjoyed it.

13. Lightsong's storyline was ok. Predictable but with a fun narrative and the odd swerve here and there. Could have been shorter, but worked.

14. Vasher and Nightblood grew on me. Also, looking thru the Coppermind after finishing to tie WARBREAKER into the Consmere was fun, largely due to these two. The revelations about them towards the end of the book leave a lot of very cool possibilities for their involvement in TSA.

15. The end was satisfying overall, but not showing the stone Lifeless dealing with the other Lifeless was, imnsho, a weak note in an otherwise satisfying finale. If we were supposed to accept that the less than 1000 stone Lifeless would have no trouble dealing with 40k dead human Lifeless, it should have been clearer.

16. Changing your hair colour is the silliest sign of royalty ever. I get how it tied into the Returned at the end, but even so. That said i give Brandon credit for how it was played by the priests to 'read' Siri.

17. The most interesting things about the biochroma system are the hints that it can do far more than we see in the book.

Decent book, decent earbook, glad i read it.

In the larger scope of the Cosmere i am VERY curious to see where this world fits. There is insane potential if, by example, Vasher on Roshar learns to use investiture from highstorms or whatever in the place of Breaths. Instead of needing several thousand souls, just leave Nightblood outside overnight...
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Posted 10 April 2017 - 03:50 PM

Should have been in AU dammit. It's def an "early BS" compared to what we have now but at the time it was super fun.
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