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Words of Radiance Bandit Attack Draft

Words of Radiance Bandit Attack Draft This is a scrapped scene of the bandits attacking Shallan and Tvlakv’s wagons. Clangs rose from behind, the sounds of metal and rocks. Shallan turned sharply and some of the slaves moaned. “What was that?” she demanded of Bluth. “Tag left a trap,” he said. “Someone was poking around…

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The Way of Kings: Tien’s Death Attempt 1

The Way of Kings: Tien’s Death Attempt 1 [Assistant Peter’s note: This is Brandon’s first attempt at writing Kaladin’s flashback scene including Tien’s death. Brandon quickly abandoned this version and then wrote the published version two days later.] “This is a mistake,” Kaladin said, hurrying across the grassy rock through camp. “Amaram promised that he would remain…

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UK tour for Oathbringer + Updates

UK tour for Oathbringer + Updates I am getting ready to head off to the UK for the last leg of my Oathbringer tour. You can check out my Upcoming Events page for full details, but if you’re near one of these tour stops, I’d love to see you there, but if you can’t make it that’s okay. The…

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Annotation The Way of Kings Chapter 8

Annotation The Way of Kings Chapter 8 Shallan Rejected Again I do wonder at reader reaction to these Shallan sequences. Some in the writing group found these scenes too long. They figured it was inevitable that Shallan would end up as Jasnah’s ward, and so spending several chapters with Shallan working overtime to secure the…

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Oathbringer Art Roundup Part 1

Oathbringer Art Roundup Part 1 Brandon’s art director Isaac here with some insights on the art process for Oathbringer. We add a lot of illustrations to most of Brandon’s books, but the Stormlight Archive gets a special amount of attention. We fill each volume with sketches from Shallan and Navani, maps of cities and other locations,…

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The Way of Kings early brainstorms / outlines

The Way of Kings early brainstorms / outlines Assistant Peter’s note: Following are some of Brandon’s notes when he was planning the 2010 version of The Way of Kings. At the beginning of these it looks a lot like Way of Kings Prime, but then it starts to look more like the version we know and love.…

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The Way of Kings Chapter 28 (D)

The Way of Kings Chapter 28 (D) This early draft chapter corresponds to the published chapter 28. The first scene here was changed to Adolin’s point of view in the published book, and there are important changes throughout. Dalinar stood with gauntleted hands clasped behind his back, watching two chulls follow their handler, stepping up…

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Annotation The Way of Kings Chapter 7

Annotation The Way of Kings Chapter 7 I’ve taken some visual art classes. I’m terrible at drawing—as you would expect from someone without a lot of experience—but I felt it would be important to know how visual art works and how artists think. Listening to the professors talk was in many ways more useful than…

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The Way of Kings Chapter 26 (D)

The Way of Kings Chapter 26 (D) This early draft chapter corresponds to chapter 26 in the final book. “I stood in the darkened monastery chamber,” the woman read, standing at the lectern with the tome open before her, “its reaches painted with pools of black where light did not wander. I sat on the…

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Oathbringer is (finally) out!

Oathbringer is (finally) out! Well, the day you’ve been (not so patiently) waiting for has finally arrived. Huzzah! I know that this has been a long wait for many of you as my team and I have been working on this book for about 19 months. We thank you for your patience, and we are…

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