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Portable Staplefrog
May 21, 2007



I tried to start the first Lightbringer book a while ago and lost interest early on. Is there a certain point when it gets good or is it just not for me?

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Xachariah
Jul 26, 2004



Portable Staplefrog posted:

I tried to start the first Lightbringer a while ago and lost interest early on. Is there a certain point when it gets good or is it just not for me?

Yeah after about half-way things really pick up and the plot goes from kinda boring to interesting. Second book is way better than the first overall too. It's worth carrying on if you like epic fantasy.

Dravs
Mar 8, 2011

You've done well, kiddo.

Cicero posted:

PSA: Noted Sandersonlike Brent Weeks released The Broken Eye yesterday (book 3 of Lightbringer). Haven't finished it yet but the first two were good.

Haven't heard of these. Is the Night Angel trilogy any good as well?

The Ninth Layer
Jun 19, 2007

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Dravs posted:

Haven't heard of these. Is the Night Angel trilogy any good as well?

I enjoyed the Night Angel trilogy when I read it, but I would probably not recommend it unless you've got absolutely nothing else to read instead. For what it's worth, I have only a vague recollection of what happened in the first book and only slight flashes of things that happened in the second and third. I read the first Black Prism book too and bought the second a few years later and had forgotten almost everything about the plot, to the point where even Wikipedia couldn't catch me up. Perhaps that says more about me than about Weeks or his writing, though.

mallamp
Nov 25, 2009



Dravs posted:

Haven't heard of these. Is the Night Angel trilogy any good as well?
Compared to Sanderson it too has conservative values and conservative genre cliches.
It's videogame fantasy, but not the worst of its kind. At least it's not boring.

General Emergency
Apr 2, 2009

Can we talk?

What is "videogame fantasy"?

inthesto
May 12, 2010

That's a nice stack of dragons you have there. Be a real shame if I sneezed on it.

Just picked up both Stormlight Archive books two weeks ago and chewed through them in no time. Love the series and I'm thinking of picking up other Cosmere books, but I have to say that I'm really not a fan of the obvious setup for a love triangle between Adolin, Shallan, and Kaladin. It's even worse than usual considering how transparently it's a parallel to Gavilar, Navani, and Dalinar, which probably means that Adolin is going to bite it or Shallan is going to outright pick Kaladin eventually.

mewse
May 2, 2006



inthesto posted:

Just picked up both Stormlight Archive books two weeks ago and chewed through them in no time. Love the series and I'm thinking of picking up other Cosmere books, but I have to say that I'm really not a fan of the obvious setup for a love triangle between Adolin, Shallan, and Kaladin. It's even worse than usual considering how transparently it's a parallel to Gavilar, Navani, and Dalinar, which probably means that Adolin is going to bite it or Shallan is going to outright pick Kaladin eventually.

If it works for Archie Andrews comics, it will work in a fantasy novel

e: I don't think we're required to use spoiler tags, everyone is assumed to have read the novels

mewse fucked around with this message at Sep 1, 2014 around 13:35

Xachariah
Jul 26, 2004



Greg Jackson posted:

e: I don't think we're required to use spoiler tags, everyone is assumed to have read the novels

According to the rules you are required to spoiler WoR for at least 3 more days so it has been exactly 6 months since release. It's probably polite to do it for far longer since this is technically a multi-series thread. Some people coming here for Mistborn discussion probably shouldn't have Stormlight ruined for them or vice versa.

mewse
May 2, 2006



Xachariah posted:

According to the rules you are required to spoiler WoR for at least 3 more days so it has been exactly 6 months since release. It's probably polite to do it for far longer since this is technically a multi-series thread. Some people coming here for Mistborn discussion probably shouldn't have Stormlight ruined for them or vice versa.

Whoops, ok. I'm new to this subforum.

mallamp
Nov 25, 2009



General Emergency posted:

What is "videogame fantasy"?
Plot is about as deep and as ADD as videogames

SavTargaryen
Sep 11, 2011


mallamp posted:

Plot is about as deep and as ADD as videogames

Video game fantasy is probably the perfect way to summarize the Way of Shadows series and I'm surprised I've never heard it before. The Lightbringer ones are a little better, though they're still fairly immature - I enjoyed them a lot, but I wouldn't say they're high literature by any stretch.

api call girl
Aug 1, 2004

whoa, what just happened here?



inthesto posted:

Just picked up both Stormlight Archive books two weeks ago and chewed through them in no time. Love the series and I'm thinking of picking up other Cosmere books, but I have to say that I'm really not a fan of the obvious setup for a love triangle between Adolin, Shallan, and Kaladin. It's even worse than usual considering how transparently it's a parallel to Gavilar, Navani, and Dalinar, which probably means that Adolin is going to bite it or Shallan is going to outright pick Kaladin eventually.

On the other hand, Sanderson did say human-Parshendi hybrids was possible

senae
Apr 3, 2010


api call girl posted:

On the other hand, Sanderson did say human-Parshendi hybrids was possible

actually he said they exist, and they are the horneaters!

I'm really excited about whatever rock ends up becoming.

Rumda
Nov 3, 2009

*bip*


senae posted:

actually he said they exist, and they are the horneaters!

I'm really excited about whatever rock ends up becoming.

and Herdazians; they have rocky fingernails

Strumpy
Dec 9, 2004
Ask me about making games instead of gains.

Autopiloted onto the black bars :S yay I guess. I really don't know why he is so forthcoming with this kind of information... It's probably the worst thing he does.

Rumda
Nov 3, 2009

*bip*


Strumpy posted:

Autopiloted onto the black bars :S yay I guess. I really don't know why he is so forthcoming with this kind of information... It's probably the worst thing he does.

Because its background information that isn't going to affect anything major, and would be clunky to write it unto the text.

socialsecurity
Aug 30, 2003

The Heroic ideal

Rumda posted:

Because its background information that isn't going to affect anything major, and would be clunky to write it unto the text.

I love these books and all but clunky world building info dumps is like what Sanderson lives for.

Rumda
Nov 3, 2009

*bip*


socialsecurity posted:

I love these books and all but clunky world building info dumps is like what Sanderson lives for.

So if the Q&A dribbles allow him to indulge his vice while improving his books then we as fans should support it.

mallamp
Nov 25, 2009



Sucks for fans who don't spend most of their lives on internet though. I'd rather buy "World of Stormlight Archives" or something like that than have to hunt for the info online.

Arrath
Apr 14, 2011


Rumda posted:

and Herdazians; they have rocky fingernails

So is this maybe why Lopen is growing a new arm, instead of Lopen being the first bridge 4 soldier to become a 'squire' or whatever? I liked the idea of all of the Bridge 4 guys being glowing badasses.

Rumda
Nov 3, 2009

*bip*


Arrath posted:

So is this maybe why Lopen is growing a new arm, instead of Lopen being the first bridge 4 soldier to become a 'squire' or whatever? I liked the idea of all of the Bridge 4 guys being glowing badasses.

Na that's most likely pure Stormlight healing

TheMadMilkman
Dec 10, 2007


Way of Kings is free on the iTunes/iBook store right now.

Lobsterpillar
Feb 4, 2014


TheMadMilkman posted:

Way of Kings is free on the iTunes/iBook store right now.

Unfortunately it looks to me like its just a sample . Or perhaps its region specific, I know we get a ton of stuff on NZ itunes that is more expensive than on itunes in the USA.

enigma105
Mar 16, 2004

His record...it's over 9-7!!!

Lobsterpillar posted:

Unfortunately it looks to me like its just a sample . Or perhaps its region specific, I know we get a ton of stuff on NZ itunes that is more expensive than on itunes in the USA.

It's US only

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ShadowGlass
Nov 13, 2012



enigma105 posted:

It's US only

Yep, it's a promotion for iOS 8 (but you can download it on any US iTunes account): http://brandonsanderson.com/the-way...free-on-itunes/

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