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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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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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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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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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