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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. :)  )

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 11:51

p>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).

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 11:39

This just in! Brandon and Tor.com are launching the first digital scavenger hunt in Wheel of Time history! You can get full details at Tor.com‘s page – but here’s the deal:

Starting tomorrow an encrypted page that reveals a Wheel of Time secret will post to Brandon Sanderson’s website. The actual page won’t go live until 8/31! To decipher the page, fans will have to collect unique digital codes that will be printed on the back of Wheel of Time bumper stickers. Brandon will be hiding at least one sticker per tour stop inside copies of The Way of Kings. (See below for those dates!) Each code unlocks a part of the page – getting us closer to the big reveal.

So be on the lookout for the oval Wheel of Time bumper stickers!  If you find one, you can bask in the glory on the Stormblessed forums!

National Tour Schedule for The Way of Kings

Monday, August 30th (Midnight) – BYU Bookstore: Provo, UT

Tuesday, August 31st (7:00 PM) – West Jordan Barnes & Noble: West Jordan, UT

Wednesday, September 1st (7:00 PM) – St. Louis Barnes & Noble: Chesterfield, MO

Thursday, September 2nd (7:00 PM) – Orlando Barnes & Noble: Orlando, FL

Fri 9/3 – Sun 9/6 (*Eagle Eye Bookstore*) – Dragon*Con and Decatur Book Festival

Tuesday, September 7 (7:30 PM) – Quail Ridge Books: Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, September 8th (7:30 PM) – Washington D.C. Borders: Baileys Crossroads, VA

Thursday, September 9th (7:00 PM) – Chicago Borders: Oak Brook, IL

Friday, September 10th (7:00 PM) – Mysterious Galaxy Books: San Diego, CA

Saturday, September 11th (3:00 PM) – Borderlands Books: San Francisco, CA

Monday, September 13th (7:00 PM) – Powell’s Books: Portland, OR

Tuesday, September 14 (7:00 PM) – University Books: Seattle, WA

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 09:52