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Interviews: AMOL Signing Report - Mason Wheeler

Summary:

Entries

5

Date

Feb 12th, 2013

Type

Paraphrased

Location

Seattle, WA

TourCon

AMOL Book Tour

Bookstore

University Temple United Methodist Church

Reporter

Mason Wheeler

Links

17th Shard

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    Mason Wheeler

    I was there too [the Seattle signing], and I asked a few Cosmere questions. I didn't record any of this, and what I'm reporting here, both in my questions and his answers, (particularly his answer to the first question) are kind of paraphrased, but this is accurate enough. (Note: Mistborn and Way of Kings spoilers ahead.)

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    Mason Wheeler

    You've said that Splintering a shard is essentially the same thing as the shattering of Adonalsium, repeated on a smaller scale.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah.

    Mason Wheeler

    And a while ago, someone asked you if Splintering was permanent or reversible, and you said that it can be reversed.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah.

    Mason Wheeler

    And shard holders tend to take the name of the shard they hold. So you've got Sazed, who goes by "Harmony" now, after taking up Ruin and Preservation. That makes me wonder, does he hold two shards... or one?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You could really answer that either way. The distinction is a really subjective one, and you could say that he's holding both shards, or that he holds one single Harmony.

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  • 3

    Mason Wheeler

    So, according to King Taravangian, the... erm... I don't actually know the name for it, the uh, death-babbling phenomenon...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Death rattles.

    Mason Wheeler

    OK, death rattles have been going on since about the time the Parshendi were first discovered. Soon after this, King Gavilar was killed, and he said something that sounds kind of nonsensical. Was that him talking, or someone else?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, that was Gavilar.

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    Mason Wheeler

    All right. And related to that, sometimes some little concepts kind of... cross worlds. When Miles [from The Alloy of Law] died, who was talking there? Him, or someone else?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Wow, that's a really excellent question. And I'm afraid I'm going to have to RAFO that.

    Mason Wheeler

    Aww... figures.

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    Mason Wheeler

    Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

    Also, I overheard him saying to anther fan that all magic on Sel is essentially programming, and building up a complex Aonic effect or an intricate Forgery works just like writing code.

    Mason Wheeler

    (As a computer programmer myself, I found that pretty cool.)

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