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I Hate Dragons Chapter Four

I Hate Dragons Chapter Four Chapter Four No, that’s not an error. Brandon wasn’t happy with the third chapter, so he didn’t share it. I believe it introduces the sorceress character, but you can read straight from chapter two to chapter four without noticing any gap. Skip sat down on a large stone near where…

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I Hate Dragons Chapter Two

I Hate Dragons Chapter Two Chapter Two “I’m so very tired,” Skip proclaimed in a loud voice. He was quite proud of his acting, not that any group of players would have hired him. It wasn’t good for business to have your theater periodically swarmed by hungry dragons. “Also,” Skip said. “I hate sunlight. So…

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I Hate Dragons Extended Version

I Hate Dragons Extended Version This is a slightly fleshed-out and extended version of the dialogue writing exercise Brandon posted in January 2011. This was posted on Brandon’s forum in May 2011 since we were having some issues with the website at that time, but it’s now getting a more permanent placement. Chapter One “Master Johnston?” “Yes,…

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I Hate Dragons

I Hate Dragons In December 2010, Brandon posted a note on his Twitter feed suggesting a dialogue writing exercise. This is his result. For those who are following along, here’s what I did for my writing exercise. I actually managed to make it something of a self-contained story. If you want to read up on the rules,…

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Mistborn – The Eleventh Metal

Mistborn – The Eleventh Metal Brandon wrote this Kelsier prequel story for the Mistborn Adventure Game from Crafty Games. Here’s a short preview. The first way to read the full story was to buy the tabletop RPG in ebook or hardcopy. It is also now included in Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection. The Eleventh Metal by Brandon…

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The Hope of Elantris

The Hope of Elantris The following is a short story I wrote in the Elantris world back in January of 2006. At that point,Elantris had only been out in stores for about seven or eight months, but I actually hadn’t written anything new on the story or world since 2000, when I’d finished the first draft of the…

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Warbreaker Deleted Scenes: Mab the Cook

Warbreaker Deleted Scenes: Mab the Cook While I was writing the first draft of WARBREAKER, I toyed with having Mab the cook be sent with Siri to be a lady’s maid. I didn’t intend this while planning the book, but after writing Mab—and having so much fun with her character—I wanted to keep hold of…

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About the annotation system Introduction

One of the unique features of this site is the annotation section, where Brandon himself shares behind-the-scenes articles about each chapter of his books. These are meant to be read only after you’ve reached that point of the book—they’re likely to contain spoilers for that chapter and earlier. But so that each annotation will not spoil the rest of the book after that point, we’ve developed a system for displaying spoilers only when you want to read them.

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Legion

LegionEXCERPT Enjoy this excerpt from Brandon Sanderson’s novella Legion, out today from Subterranean Press. Stephen Leeds, AKA “Legion,” is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds…

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Perfect State

Perfect StateEXCERPT On the three-hundredth anniversary of my birth, I finally managed to conquer the world. The entire world. It had made for a rather memorable birthday present, though admittedly I’d been placed into this world with the intention and expectation that I’d someday rule it. The next fifty years had put me at risk…

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