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Interviews: WOR Signing Report - Res Ipsa





Mar 19th, 2014




Dayton, OH


Words of Radiance Book Tour


Books & Co.


Res Ipsa



  • 1

    Res Ipsa

    Is Noal a new hero?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. Brandon said that he disagreed with RJ's views that a hero once bound could not be unbound. Brandon thought that since the WoT is infinite, eventually everyone would be bound.


    I had talked to Brandon about this before, noting that it was possible for heroes of the horn to die a permanent death, if killed after death while in Tel'aran'rhiod, same as the wolves. (See The Fires of Heaven Chapter 14, "Meetings".) I figured he had forgotten, so I emailed him after Res posted his report. This is his response to me:

    Brandon Sanderson

    I had completely forgotten that. So there IS an unbinding method. You just can't live through it.

    For what it is worth, I am reasonably certain there is nothing in the notes about Noal being an old hero. [...] But maybe someone can find something in the notes at the [College of Charleston] library to be certain.


  • 2

    Res Ipsa

    Does a hero take on their most notorious form or their more recent?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Most Notorious. Brandon did not say this was confirmed from RJ but rather "how he viewed it."