Oathbringer Reread: Chapter Seven

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

Hello, and welcome back to the Oathbringer Reread! In this week’s chapter, we continue on with Kaladin’s heart-wrenching homecoming before he heads off in search of Wascally Woidbringers.

Reminder: we’ll potentially be discussing spoilers for the ENTIRE NOVEL in each reread. There are no Cosmere connections in this chapter, so read on with no fear of spoilers from non-Stormlight novels. But if you haven’t read ALL of Oathbringer, best to wait to join us until you’re done.

Chapter Recap

WHO: Kaladin Stormblessed
WHERE: Hearthstone, Alethkar
WHEN: 1174.1.2.2

After Kaladin’s (totally deserved) decking of Roshone, he summons Syl to prove his rank and takes a report from the guards about the transformed parshmen, who left the town in peace. He gives Roshone a brief pep talk about leading his people, then Laral arrives. She sets him up with the things he’s requested—a spanreed to report in to ...

The Top Five Best-Worst Moments of the Wheel of Time

Oh my God, Becky, look who’s back: me, with a Wheel of Time post! Again! What a world, what a world.

Today’s post completes my thoroughly odd trilogy of Best Moments and Worst Moments in the Wheel of Time, by adding a third category to what anyone normal would consider a dichotomy: a list of the Best Worst Moments of the Wheel of Time. Or maybe the Worst Best Moments?

Look, I don’t know, you don’t know, nobody knows, it’s fine. This whole thing is mainly just an excuse to be all like, hey, remember when that thing happened in the Wheel of Time and we all had feelings about it?, so I feel like everyone will be okay and have a good time with it in the end.

So if having feelings about Wheel of Time things seems like your bag, click on!

First, as ever and always, ...

Oathbringer Reread: Chapters Five and Six

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

Alice: Welcome back to the Oathbringer Reread, as we finally rejoin our favorite (only?) Windrunner and his lovely spren. In keeping with the writer’s adage that “long journeys are usually boring to read”—

Lyn: Except in Lord of the Rings.

A: —we haven’t seen Kaladin since he left Urithiru, on his way to Hearthstone with a pocketful of Stormlight, to protect his family from the Everstorm. This week, we’ll walk the last few miles with him, and discuss what he finds there in the first half-hour or so. (Also, how does that adage fit with “journey before destination”? Generalizations sometimes fail.)

If you’re interested in going back to review the discussion when this was previewed, you can check it out here.

Reminder: we’ll potentially be discussing spoilers for the ENTIRE NOVEL in each reread. This week’s Cosmere references are small, and aren’t spoilers unless you’ve never looked at ...

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Top Five Worst Moments of The Wheel of Time

Look lively there, Tor.com, for I have brought you: an argument.

Specifically, an argument about the Wheel of Time, one of our favorite tried-and-true sources of argumentation round these parts. And even more specifically, as a complement to my recently-posted Top Five Moments of WoT, this is an argument about which are (gasp) the Top Five Worst Moments of the Wheel of Time. Oooooooooooooh…

And don’t forget, once you’re done arguing, to go and check out Tor.com’s newest font of WOT Argumentating: Kelsey Jefferson Barrett’s Read (not Reread!) of the Wheel of Time. Good times!

But first, with great vengeance and furrrrious anger (but, you know, polite vengeance and anger, be nice, y’all), click on!


Once again the obligatory disclaimer: here be reborn Dragons, and also hella massive SPOILERS for the entire Wheel of Time series. If you haven’t read, best toddle off out of ...


Meet Tor and Tor.com Publishing Authors at Emerald City Comic Con!

Tor Books Tor.com Publishing authors Emerald City Comic Con 2018 ECCC author events schedule panels signings

Brandon Sanderson is one of the spotlight guests at Emerald City Comic Con 2018, his first time at the convention! But he is far from the only Tor author attending ECCC from March 1-4: While Sanderson will be on a panel about writing magical stories that make sense, R.A. Salvatore will be discussing the darker side of fantasy, and Seanan McGuire will be in attendance to discuss the happily-ever-after in SFF. Plus, Myke Cole will lead the charge to draft the best fantasy party to tackle every adventure, while Annalee Newitz will remind us that it’s OK to root for the bad guys sometimes. Click through for the complete schedule of panels and signings.

Various authors will be interviewed at the ECCC Livestream Stage, partnered with SYFY WIRE, which will be available live on the SYFY WIRE YouTube page. In addition to Sanderson’s spotlight and panel, Arcturus XR Studios will ...

Oathbringer Reread: Chapter Three

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

Well, hello again! Good to see you all back with us today, as we travel back in time to the early days of the Kholin campaign to unify Alethkar. Today we’re reading Dalinar’s first flashback, when he was a terrifying teen. We’ll meet an old friend for the first time, as well as one who was a friend and became an enemy. Oh, and we’ll see where Dalinar got the nickname Blackthorn.

Reminder: we’ll potentially be discussing spoilers for the ENTIRE NOVEL in the reread and the comments. If you haven’t read ALL of Oathbringer, best to wait to join us until you’re done.


Chapter Recap

WHO: Young Dalinar
WHERE: somewhere in Alethkar, and probably not in Kholin lands
WHEN: Indeterminate day in 1139 (34 years ago)

We start off Dalinar’s first flashback on a battlefield. Dalinar and his elites charge into battle, Dalinar seeking a challenge—and the ...

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Brandson Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive Gets the VR Treatment

The Way of Kings, Escape the Shattered Plains, VR experience

Have you ever wanted to immerse yourself in Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series? Here’s your change, coming next month!

The Way of Kings, Escape the Shattered Plains is a VR experience that will be released on Viveport and Steam for the HTC Vive on March 2. Step into Kaladin’s shoes and explore!

Take a peek at the trailer for Escape the Shattered Plains to see what’s in store:

Need more Stormlight Archives? Check out our Oathbringer Reread!

[Via THR]