Posts Tagged ‘Stormlight Archive’
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
I have been given the privilege of occasionally sparking some discussion in regards to a particular theory with a post here on the blog. The nature of these discussions will vary from post to post. Sometimes, I will provide a theory developed from my own readings. Other times, I will spotlight a theory posted by someone on our forums. Lastly, I sometimes may write a bit about a topic we only have some information on, and provide a platform for discussion and speculation to begin. Hopefully we can ignite some great debate and figure out the books before Sanderson even has a chance to write them! I’ve been very excited to make my first post, however, due to an ungodly amount of school work and an unfortunate death in the family which pulled me home my single weekend off, I’ve been held up.
I had wanted to provide you all with a mind blowing, earth shattering theory of my own with my first post. Unfortunately, due to the circumstances presented above, this simply hasn’t been the case. I’m not happy enough with anything I’ve been working on to post it, but I don’t want to delay my first post any longer either. So, I’ve decided to focus on someone else’s theory, posted back in September, that I’ve always believed deserved more discussion. While I was initially skeptical when I read it, as time has passed, I’ve began to wonder if there is some bits of truth in the theory. At the very least, I believe it deserves more discussion.