The second volume in The Stormlight Archive has its final title: Words of Radiance. In the announcement on Tor.com, Brandon explains what went into the choice and why he didn’t use his original idea, The Book of Endless Pages.More
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We began hearing last night that The Way of Kings has won the David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Novel. Congratulations to Brandon Sanderson! He’s had several prior nominations, even getting two books on the short list at the same time both this year and last year.
Some people saw this as a surprise and an upset, given that Brandon’s other nomination this year was alongside Robert Jordan for Towers of Midnight. That, too, is a great book, and apparently The Wheel of Time has not received a major award so far. It certainly should have, and as a WoT fan also, I’d be very happy to see that happen. But if Robert Jordan only won an award, at long last, for one of the volumes he didn’t get to finish, that would seem to be less credit than he’s really due. I hope someone will give the series as a whole a shot at recognition for its contribution to the genre.
The Way of Kings, meanwhile, is fully deserving of this win. (Naw, we’re not biased here. )More
Last month, even before he finished his hectic Towers of Midnight tour, Brandon Sanderson kindly agreed to answer some questions for us in an email interview. We got right to work on some fun and interesting questions – Copes helped to catalog issues that people were curious about from the forums – and narrowed the list down to some of the ones that seemed least likely to get RAFO’ed (a RAFO, in case you haven’t seen the term before, is an answer of “Read and find out”). We still cut it pretty close on a few of them, and we appreciate Brandon doing his best to tell us something without giving too much away! Click “more” to read the full interview (both questions and answers are free of major Way of Kings and Wheel of Time spoilers, for those still reading).More