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Signed books in Orem and Sugarhouse (Salt Lake City)

Signed books in Orem and Sugarhouse (Salt Lake City) If you’ve been following my website or social media you will already know that I had two signings this past week. One at the Sugarhouse (Salt Lake City) Barnes & Noble and another last night at the Orem Barnes & Noble–they even had a little Oathbringer Christmas tree which…

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Words of Radiance Ikraa Interlude

Words of Radiance Ikraa Interlude Brandon abandoned this interlude and instead decided to introduce Lift, who he had been building as a character for years, via the Azish emperor situation. Also, the concept of the emperor whose every action was public is something else Brandon had been planning for years, originally for a non-Cosmere novel.…

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Officially Announcing: Skyward

Officially Announcing: Skyward Hey! I’m back from tour, and let me say, it was quite the experience. I knew you all were excited for Oathbringer—but I didn’t understand just how excited you were. Oathbringer, as of this writing, is still the #1 most read book on Amazon’s “what are people reading” chart. (I guess the length might have something to do…

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Annotation The Way of Kings Chapter 11

Annotation The Way of Kings Chapter 11 And now comes the redemption chapter. This is the sort of thing that I write books to do. It’s the sort of chapter that I really hope to be able to pull off. That may seem strange to some of you, as it’s not the climatic ending or…

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Words of Radiance Chapter Climax 1

Words of Radiance Chapter Climax 1 This is a discarded draft of Shallan finishing the Shattered Plains drawing in chapter 81. Shallan moved her fingers along the map, measuring distances with the back of her pen, making sure that the four quadrants of the map were equal. The paper was relatively dry, despite that omnipresent…

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The Well of Ascension leatherbound edition is here!

The Well of Ascension leatherbound edition is here! I have some exciting news for you: after months of waiting, our special leatherbound edition of The Well of Ascension has finally shipped from the printer. Huzzah! Like our edition of Elantris, and Mistborn: The Final Empire the Dragonsteel edition of The Well of Ascension is bound in premium bonded leather, and the pages…

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Words of Radiance Chapter Adolin 3-3

Words of Radiance Chapter Adolin 3-3 This discarded scene section would have taken place in chapter 51 as Adolin went to meet Eshonai in Dalinar’s place. “So,” Shallan said from the palanquin being carried beside him. “Why me?” Kaladin and his bridgemen, in the disguise of porters, held the poles to her palanquin. Adolin had…

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Annotation The Way of Kings Chapter 10

Annotation The Way of Kings Chapter 10 Kal helps his father work on a young girl’s hand For years I had been wanting to do a full-blown flashback-sequence book. Flashbacks (or non-linear storytelling) can be a powerful narrative device, but they’re also dangerous. They can make a book harder to get into (nothing new for…

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Words of Radiance Chapter Kaladin Insert 3

Words of Radiance Chapter Kaladin Insert 3 This partial scene took place in chapter 32 after Kaladin awakes from his vision. Brandon eliminated the need for this section by having Kaladin already be at the Pinnacle when he woke up. He was in his room of the barracks, alone. He’d been so tired following the…

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