The Stormlight Archive Thread

Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by The Blackfish, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. CC_Nole

    CC_Nole Well-Known Member

    So the Sanderson Avalanche got me and I stayed up until 2am last night finishing the last 250 pages. I can't believe I read that Words of Radiance is the highest rated book on Goodreads? Sheeiittt... lets go
     
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  2. The Blackfish

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    Sanderson Avalanche is real, and it’s fabulous
     
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  3. miles

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    That’s about the equivalent of an 80 page academic paper in terms of writing in one day, to put it in perspective. Ridiculous.
     
  4. RegimentML

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    Yeah Stephen King has talked about trying to hit 2k a day, and that’s prodigious for a lot of people.
     
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  5. CC_Nole

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    Adolin, Dalinar, and Kaladin “vs” Szeth...

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  6. miles

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    Have been debating starting this for a long time and I no longer have any excuse
     
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  7. CC_Nole

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    Do it. My sister got me the books for Christmas; unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to start until the middle of March. Less than a month later I’m 650 pages into Words of Radiance and will be finished by this weekend. Crazy how fast I’m blowing through these books (for me at least).
     
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  8. miles

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    600 pages in 24 hours

    Some parts are a bit of a slog so far, particularly the Shallan chapters, but good.
     
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  9. miles

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    finished reading it in 2 days. Started real slow but that payoff was huge
     
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  10. billdozer

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    The Sanderson Avalanche is so great.
     
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  11. miles

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    Thanks, ~~~~~!
    Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, Book 2) will be auto-delivered wirelessly to ~~~~~'s Kindle Cloud Reader
     
  12. CC_Nole

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    JFC... I’m 800 pages into WoR and I feel like you are going to finish before me at this pace. I expect the last section of the book to be the best for obvious reasons.

    Shallan has improved so much as a character in this book. Her chapters are consistently some of my favorite.

    Also, Pattern >>>>>>>>>>>>
     
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  13. CC_Nole

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    I’m meant to post this last night but whatever. Spoilers through page 800 of WoR.

    Kaladin giving Moash plate and blade seems like a recipe for disaster. Also, Kaladin being on board with killing Elhokar seemed super weird to me.
     
  14. CC_Nole

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    Just finished Words of Radiance. The book finished with a flurry as expected. I just... have so many questions. Rambling thoughts in the spoilers.

    • Thank fuck that Jasnah is alive. I'm usually not a fan of reviving characters but she was one of my favorites in book one. I didn't think she was actually dead but the further along I got the less confident I was.
    • Really interested in where Szeth's character is heading. I'm almost thinking he's going to be a radiant.
    • Speaking of radiants.... we have Shallan, Dalinar, Kaladin, Jasnah, Renarin, Lift & Lopen????
    • Sanderson is a master at writing fight sequences.
    • There is so much I'm confused about in regards to the wordbuilding. I'm afraid to google anything for fear of spoilers, and I don't know if my questions are because I missed something or because it hasn't been answered yet.
    • I think the hardest things to keep track of are the interludes.
    • Going to dive right in to Oathbringer. Curious to see how I like it since it seems to be the book with the most derision among fans.
     
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  15. football501

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    My boss recommended these so I read the three and edgedancer in the last month. Outstanding; WoR overall is the favorite but the last 15% of OB was outrageous. Favorite character progression is Dalinar, went from an immensely powerful dullard to a pretty layered redemptive arc. His flashbacks, good lord. Still thinking through a lot of it but big fan, will read again
     
  16. RegimentML

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    Man that’s some reading, all three in a month
     
  17. CC_Nole

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    I’m ashamed to admit I’ve yet to start Oathbringer. I’m hoping to get started this week.

    However, not ashamed to admit that I tried listening to the Edgedancer audiobook and had to stop about 40% of the way through. Literally wanted to claw my eyes out listening to Kate Reading narrate Lift’s POV.

    May give it another try in book format after Oathbringer.
     
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  18. CC_Nole

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    Dalinar flashbacks...

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  19. billdozer

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    The publisher of the Bulgarian version of Stormlight held a contest for the cover of Rhythm of War. There were 4 finalist and Sanderson picked his favorite. They were told to include Shallan, Shadesmar, and a storm

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  20. The Blackfish

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    Which one did he pick
     
  21. billdozer

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    The first was the winner
     
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  22. CC_Nole

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    700 pages into Oathbringer. The anticipationspren is building... shit is about to hit the fan. Also, kind of a random tidbit, but the way Sanderson handles Shallan's powers might be my favorite thing about him as an author. On the surface there is nothing unique or remarkable about lightweaving. It's been done in some form plenty of times before. However, the way Sanderson puts his own unique spin on things makes something ordinary feel fun and interesting. I wish more people realized unique doesn't equal quality.
     
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  23. CC_Nole

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    Jesus Christ… part three just fucked me up.
     
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  24. CC_Nole

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    Just finished… much to think about. Honestly feel like I just finished running a marathon. 3.5k pages in about two months. Glad I get a little bit of time to recuperate before Rhythm of War.
     
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  25. a1ND

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    i'm probably going to re-read Oathbringer before Rhythm of War...it's just been too long
     
  26. billdozer

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  27. CC_Nole

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    Looks like Rhythm of War will come in just shy of Oathbringer on word count.
     
  28. The Blackfish

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    I love Brandon so much.
     
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  29. Pharm

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    wait mistborn screenplay? how did i miss that
     
  30. Arrec Bardwin

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    My body is ready for Rhytm of War
     
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  31. Handcuffed

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    Started the way of kings audiobook today for a long drive. Never read fantasy (outside of hp) and never listened to an audiobook so there are challenges there. But i suppose it’s fine so far.
     
  32. The Blackfish

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    Oh if you think it’s fine at this point you’re golden. Brandon works up to quite the finale. The Sanderson Avalanche if you will.
     
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  33. Handcuffed

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    Listening to fantasy books is tough because I’m having trouble with some of the names of the secondary characters. The prince guys on the shattered plains specifically. Love the parts with Kal.
     
  34. Pharm

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    I really need to do a re-reread
     
  35. billdozer

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  36. RegimentML

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    For Sanderson, 100k words is nothing. For most authors, that’s a book.
     
  37. Lawnole23

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    For GRRM that's 25 years.
     
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  38. Handcuffed

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    finished book 1. still unsure how to feel about it. i seem to like every character but the more chapters devoted to one, the more i wish they'd spend time with another. i suppose the ending of kalidan + the highprince guy was pretty cool.
     
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  39. CC_Nole

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    Triggered
     
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  41. The Blackfish

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    Don’t even care that I just paid $200 for his 10th Anniversary WoK’s set

    pissed that me made the numbered versions $500 though. All my other 10th anniversaries of his are numbered but no way I could justify spending that much money on it
     
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  42. bryix

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    just finished The Way of Kings last night and I'm getting started on Words of Radiance today.

    it took me a little while to get into WoK, since the world is so dense, but it was awesome.
     
  43. BP

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    Dat run time :ohholkyfuck:
     
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  44. Pharm

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    I've never done a audo book. I'm tempted to let it play while working or doing a re read before November. Maybe both
     
  45. The Blackfish

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    I started audiobooks when I got a job that I had to drive 50 minutes to and from. Love them now. If a book doesn’t hook you, it’s easy to zone out and miss a large portion of the audiobook, but I don’t think that will be a problem with this series. The readers are quite good too.
     
  46. Pharm

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    I listen to music or podcast usually, but figured I'd give a audiobook a go for a week before reading the new one
     
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  47. RegimentML

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    It took me a while to get used to audiobooks. They’re a staple for me now, but idk if a 55 hour book with a complex plot would be a good one to start with.
     
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  48. Pharm

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    I've read it before. This would be for a re-read/listen fore the new one
     
  49. The Blackfish

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    I did this for Oathbringer and it was fine. Really enjoyed it.
     
  50. RegimentML

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    Then yeah I agree, should be good.