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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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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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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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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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Words of Radiance Chapter Shallan 13

Words of Radiance Chapter Shallan 13 The following abandoned scene was replaced by the second half of chapter 31. Shallan walked up to the rim of a rock formation, looking to the northeast, toward the Shattered Plains. She couldn’t see them yet, but the caravan leaders promised they were only a few days off. She…

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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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Way of Kings Prime Chapter 22: Merin 5

Way of Kings Prime Chapter 22: Merin 5 This is a chapter from the original 2002 draft of The Way of Kings. The 2010 published version was completely rewritten. Note: This chapter contains minor spoilers for Words of Radiance. Merin clanked through the hallways of the Kholinar palace, looking for Aredor. He found Renarin instead. The younger son was in…

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Way of Kings Prime Chapter 17: Merin 4

Way of Kings Prime Chapter 17: Merin 4 This is a chapter from the original 2002 draft of The Way of Kings. The 2010 published version was completely rewritten. Note: This chapter contains minor spoilers for Words of Radiance. Merin stood perched on the side of the stone wall, looking down. Kholinar’s walls were lofty and thick. Their sides smoothed…

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Way of Kings Prime Chapter 12: Merin 3

Way of Kings Prime Chapter 12: Merin 3 This is a chapter from the original 2002 draft of The Way of Kings. The 2010 published version was completely rewritten. Note: This chapter contains minor spoilers for Words of Radiance. Merin stood uncomfortably, trying not to blush in embarrassment as the tailor pulled out yet another seasilk cloth—this one red—and draped…

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