art by Jake Johnson

Theoryland Resources

WoT Interview Search

Search the most comprehensive database of interviews and book signings from Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson and the rest of Team Jordan.

Wheel of Time News

An Hour With Harriet

2012-04-30: I had the great pleasure of speaking with Harriet McDougal Rigney about her life. She's an amazing talent and person and it will take you less than an hour to agree.

The Bell Tolls

2012-04-24: Some thoughts I had during JordanCon4 and the upcoming conclusion of "The Wheel of Time."

Theoryland Community

Members: 7611

Logged In (0):

Newest Members:johnroserking, petermorris, johnadanbvv, AndrewHB, jofwu, Salemcat1, Dhakatimesnews, amazingz, Sasooner, Hasib123,

Theoryland Tweets

WoT Interview Database

Home | Interview Database

Interviews: Shadows of Self-London, UK

Summary:

Entries

15

Date

Oct 17th, 2015

Location

London, UK

TourCon

Shadows of Self

Bookstore

Gollancz

Links

Shadows of Self-London

Shadows of Self-London

  • 1

    Question

    How did it feel writing Syl as a character, transitioning ?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It took a long time to figure out how I wanted to do her. It took a lot of practice scenes and such. It was very fun when I finally got to do it, because I'd been planning it for so long. It was really just a matter of trying to get inside the head of this creature who is slowly becoming more and more aware of herself. Having children helps, certainly.

    Tags

    ,
  • 2

    Question

    In Elantris, the AonDor comes in the form of the lands, so if an Elantrian wanted to use it on a different shardworld, like Roshar, would the symbols change?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That's an excellent question! And I'm going to RAFO it.

    Tags

  • 3

    Question

    [???]

    Brandon Sanderson

    I can't answer that yet, because I'm going to be talking a lot about how the worlds blend in later books, so I don't want to talk too much about how the magics blend now.

    Question

    Is that something we'll be seeing in Stormlight?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No.

    Question

    In Hoid's trilogy?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yep. Post-Stormlight. That's part of why I need to RAFO those questions, because they're so far off right now. [...]

    Question

    I do.

    Footnote

    added for thoroughness though question and answer are incomplete

    Tags

    ,
  • 4

    Question

    [??? Presumably about the interval between Stormlight 5 and 6]

    Brandon Sanderson

    I can't tell you too much without giving you spoilers. It's not a jump like Mistborn. It's more like ten or fifteen years. It will be the same characters, but some of the main characters will fade to be more minor characters, and some of the minor characters will fade to be more major characters. For example, Lift is one of the main characters for the second part, and Jasnah, and Renarin, and such.

    Tags

  • 5

    Question

    [???(probably about Legion)]

    Brandon Sanderson

    I will eventually. I've got an idea for a third one. But I'm not sure when I'll write it. I've got something else I'm working on.

    Tags

  • 6

    Question

    You're doing a leatherbound edition of Elantris. Are there any plans for Warbreaker?

    Brandon Sanderson

    If the leatherbound Elantris does very well, we'd go through the books. So we'd probably do Mistborn next, and then we would get to Warbreaker.

    Tags

  • 7

    Question

    [how he came up with the magic system of the Rithmatist- started with drawing] I'm really looking forward to it.

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's coming. I'm going to write it after I finish Stormlight 3.

    Tags

  • 8

    Question

    What was your inspiration for Warbreaker?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I kid you not, I was talking to my US editor. I'd just finished Elantris and Mistborn, and he said "Your next book needs to have more color in it."

    Tags

    ,
  • 9

    Question

    Could you write a bad metaphor?

    Brandon Sanderson

    This one's from book three [Calamity]. "She was perkier than a sack-full of caffeinated puppies."

    Tags

  • 10

    Question

    What's on your plate?

    Brandon Sanderson

    [paraphrased] Stormlight 3. [verbatim] And then after that, I have pitched a new trilogy to Random House, which is my teen publisher in the US. That would come out with [something]. It would be the followup to Steelheart, not the same world, but something to follow that up.

    Tags

  • 11

    Question

    Something about whether Elantrians are immortal or long-lived (difficult to make out).

    Brandon Sanderson

    [verbatim] Elantrians have no physical limitations on their lifespan. The power will sustain them, but it's emotionally and mentally exhausting to be an elantrian, so as far as immortality goes it's actually harder to be an elantrian than other forms of immortality that exist in the cosmere"

    Tags

  • 12

    Question

    (Something about Spren)

    Brandon Sanderson

    There is a component to that going on, but I will say that denying Odium is an important part of that in the books through his various different manifestations.

    Tags

  • 13

    Havoc

    I know that 'Perfect State' is not part of the Cosmere, but if the Wode were to construct a 'Perfect State' for someone like Hoid, would that look like the Cosmere?

    Brandon Sanderson

    So a universe with him as the most important character.. yes.

    Tags

    ,
    ,
  • 14

    Havoc

    What colour is Aimian blood? Is it purple or orange?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That's a really good question. It depends on the kind of Aimian. One has purple blood and one has orange blood.

    Tags

  • 15

    Havoc

    In WoK, Shallan is being chased by Cryptics. She begins to summon her Shardblade, stops and then Soulcasts for the first time. We know from WoR that it's her bond to Pattern, her Shardblade that allows her to Soulcast. So my question is, if Shallan had not begun to summon her Blade, would she have been able to Soulcast?

    Brandon Sanderson

    She would not have been able to. No one has ever asked me that before.

    Tags

    ,
    ,