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Interviews: AMOL Signing Report - Terez

Summary:

Entries

30

Date

Feb 22nd, 2013

Type

Verbatim

Location

Birmingham, AL

TourCon

AMOL Book Tour

Bookstore

Books-A-Million

Reporter

Terez

Links

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  • 1

    Terez

    This was the last ever WoT book tour stop, and a lot of people came out. There were about 250 people there altogether. April and Chip were there as Cadsuane and Warder, along with some other JordanCon folk I don't know so well. Jeff and Kiley Daniel of Ta'veren Tees were also there, and Randy Word (a nice guy who goes to JordanCon) was there with his wife Ashley and his brother, Brandon. Brandon is also a nice guy and he friended me on Facebook after the signing, but then I started an argument with him about gun control (I couldn't help it!) and he unfriended me. (I'm sure this surprises no one.)
  • 2

    Terez

    I brought my friend Dick for company since it was roughly a five-hour drive one way. I think I have mentioned him before; he and I have been friends for more than ten years, though I used to be closer to his brother whom I lived and worked with in Baton Rouge for about six months (along with Hoda, who actually made it to Elder at Theoryland but is probably remembered by few).

    Dick and I didn't see each other for several years, and then I happened to go to his house one day (this was after RJ died) and I noticed A Crown of Swords on his coffee table. He was reading it for the first time, and he had no idea any of his friends had read it, so I told him and Hoda and I had read it and that I had more than read it (insert long explanation of Theoryland here). So between that and the fact that he told me he played Tetris Attack (the only video game I love), he and I started hanging out regularly. He finished the series in time to read Towers of Midnight when it came out. Then he started reading Brandon's books, and has decided to name his as-yet-unborn son Kaladin, which resulted in a funny moment (paraphrased):

    (Brandon is signing Dick's book which is addressed to Kaladin.)

    Brandon Sanderson

    (Says something appreciative.)

    Terez

    I told Peter about that, and he said "That's like the tenth Kaladin I've heard of." (Okay, so I exaggerated; I think he actually said fifth.)

    Brandon Sanderson

    *sighs* That sounds like the kind of thing Peter would say...

    Terez

    (to Dick) Yeah, Peter is not as unfailingly courteous as Brandon...

    Brandon Sanderson

    *hilarious smirk*

    Terez

    ...which is why I like him.

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  • 3

    Terez

    There were no personalizations the first time through because they wanted to get Harriet out of there. I did manage to ask her a question, though (paraphrased):

    Question

    What did RJ like to read (fiction or non-fiction) on the Civil War?

    Harriet McDougal

    He read non-fiction, no fiction.

    Terez

    Not even Gone With the Wind?

    Harriet McDougal

    No.

    Terez

    So nothing in particular?

    Harriet McDougal

    No, I can't remember anything in particular.

    Terez

    I know he liked Jane Austen from that general period...

    Harriet McDougal

    (big smile) Yes, he did.

    Terez

    The line was long, and she had someone else, so I had to leave it there. I didn't realize until later that Jane Austen died well before the Civil War began; I wasn't sure exactly when she lived.

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  • 4

    Terez

    The second time through I made sure I was last in line. There was one guy who tried to be last until I convinced him I had more questions than he did. He was asking stuff on behalf of his friend David who was ill and couldn't be there. He video-recorded it and asked Brandon to address David personally because it would 'make his world'.

    Question

    Robert Jordan...did he lay out all the war tactics for you, because he is a war historian, or was...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Actually, David, no he didn't; he didn't have an opportunity to do that. He indicated that it was supposed to be a big, long battle for the last book—basically all battle—but he didn't give us much of the tactics. There are a few things that he put in there, that he told us to do. But what we did is, we went to several experts that Harriet knows, and asked them for suggestions, and then we relied on Alan Romanczuk, who is part of Team Jordan, and we had him outline the battle tactics, which I then used to tell the story.

    Question

    Okay, good. Thank you. And another question:

    When you got his notes, were they digitized or was it a big stack of papers?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It was both. I got them in digital form—the bulk of it was in digital form—but they had printed off about 200 pages of them for me, which were ones that were relevant specifically to the last book, which turned into three.

    Question

    Okay, and the final question is:

    Are there any—and I'm sure you get this question a lot—are there any plans for any aspect of the Wheel of Time universe to keep going, maybe in another story?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, we are not doing any more books. Robert Jordan specifically didn't want more books being written, so we feel it's best to both respect his wishes and stop while we're ahead. That doesn't preclude video games from being made, and so we perhaps may see films or video games or sort of things like that that will tell some of these other stories, but as for fiction, it is done. So, thank you for the questions, David, and thank you for reading.

    Fan

    A movie would be irritating, because it would just ruin it. They could never capture it.

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  • 5

    Terez

    Then Kiley had a question. She's very soft-spoken so I'm not sure I got it all down right.

    Kiley Daniel

    So how much, either consciously or unconsciously, do the diary entries from the Lord Ruler reflect the Rand-type characters?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That's the pitch to myself for Mistborn, years ago: "What if Rand failed, and decided to take over the world instead?" basically. It's more than that, though; it's, you know" "What if Frodo kept the ring? What if the hero from the monomyth failed, and instead became the tyrant?" And so, I consciously evoked that.

    Kiley Daniel

    So did you ever see in that through the end, so that Rand didn't go....like, this is really similar, ever?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not specifically, but you know, I was basing the idea off of that, yeah.

    Kiley Daniel

    It was like, "This could be Rand's diary," you know.

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  • 6

    Terez

    At this point, Brandon started signing my books. I recorded the conversation while he was doing it, so from here on out it's transcribed. I always ask for something unique, but this time around bossman insisted the HCFFs should ask for a unique personalization—probably because Brandalization kind of decreases the value of signed books!—so Brandon took it as a matter of course. I asked for Zombie's infamous love pentagram.

    (start transcript)

    ....you have to draw a pentagram....and then, you know, you can start with Moiraine on one tip, and then just follow it around, right?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uh-huh. Okay, yeah, that is...I do remember that. Okay. So.... (draws two lines) Can I even draw a pentagram?

    Terez

    Now, they go up to the middle...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, now they go up like this...

    Terez

    ...right...

    Brandon Sanderson

    ...like that, and then across.

    Terez

    (laughs) Yes. It's perfect.

    Brandon Sanderson

    And then Thom...

    Terez

    No, nonononono! Because, like, Moiraine connects to Thom here...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, it goes like that! I see what it is...

    Terez

    Right, right. Yeah.

    Brandon Sanderson

    I see.

    Terez

    And then Thom connects to...

    Brandon Sanderson

    ...to Morgase.

    Terez

    Right.

    Jennifer Liang

    Is this like the hook-up quadrilateral?

    Terez

    It's a love pentagram. (laughs)

    Brandon Sanderson

    Okay, and then Morgase is not going to be Tallanvor....

    Terez

    Gareth...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Morgase is going to be Gareth Bryne, and then Bryne is going to be Siuan....

    Terez

    And then...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, Siuan and Moiraine, pillow-friends! Right, yeah....

    Terez

    ...and then Siuan comes back to Moiraine! Yeah!

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, yeah, okay.

    Terez

    It works perfectly.

    Jennifer Liang

    Yeah, the Wheel of Time is basically one big hook-up chain. (laughter)

    Terez

    Well, I thought this was special, cause it's like...it's not a love triangle; it's a love pentagram.

    Jennifer Liang

    Yep.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, okay. Again, sorry for my handwriting.

    Terez

    And then you have to draw a heart.

    Brandon Sanderson

    (draws heart and sparklies)

    Terez

    (laughs) That's great. Now for the questions!

    Brandon Sanderson

    Alright, now for the questions.

    Terez

    Alright.

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  • 7

    Terez

    You said that the balescreams in Knife of Dreams were because Demandred was balefiring whole cities...

    Brandon Sanderson

    I did not say that.

    Terez

    You did not say that.

    Brandon Sanderson

    No!

    Terez

    That was reported! (on a private Facebook group)

    Brandon Sanderson

    That was reported; that's not what I said.

    Terez

    What did you say then?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I told them...they said, "What caused these?" And I said, "Ah, that's very interesting. By the way, Demandred was balefiring whole cities.

    Terez

    But you didn't say that's what caused them. Okay.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Terez

    Good answer, because that gets rid of my next question. Okay.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Mmhmm. They asked about balefire and things like that, and it was...

    Terez

    ...and they connected it...

    Brandon Sanderson

    ...and I thought they might, but I specifically said, "BY THE WAY..." This is not....

    Terez

    (laughs) ...Well, we're recording now.

    Brandon Sanderson

    So there you go.

    Terez

    Okay, good.

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  • 8

    Terez

    Now, are Graendal's actions in Shara mentioned at all in "River of Souls"?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I don't think we talk about them.

    Terez

    I was just curious as to how that interacted... (crosstalk)

    Brandon Sanderson

    I mean, I considered...Yeah, it certainly helped with what he was doing.

    Terez

    Right, right.

    Brandon Sanderson

    But I mean...yeah. It's...

    Terez

    Because she totally didn't know he was there, so....

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah. It certainly helped, and if I had been able to go back, and do—which I wouldn't have done—but if, you can imagine, there's a very cool interaction there, where he's there, and she's doing stuff, and he's taking advantage of it, but she's not seeing him and things like that. Like, the whole Demandred In Shara thing is awesome, because there's like twelve books worth of coolness of him being the hero...

    Terez

    Because all this stuff is in the notes, right?

    Brandon Sanderson

    What's that? Oh, some of it is, not all of it.

    Terez

    Oh, well yeah, because I know you said you had to kind of....you know, extrapolate a little bit...

    Brandon Sanderson

    I had to extrapolate a lot of the Sharan culture and things, which is where "River of Souls" came from. At the end of the day, because I was extrapolating these things, that's what made them distracting from the main plotline, if that makes sense.

    Terez

    Mmm, yeah.

    Brandon Sanderson

    And so, a lot of what I was doing was like, it you know...all of Demandred's flunkies. Jim didn't name those; they're not in the notes...but I put them in because, you know, we have to evoke this entire two years of awesomeness....

    Terez

    Yeah, it can't just come out of nowhere, and be nothing.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, so there's that. But yeah, it was too much me, also.

    Terez

    Yeah...gotcha.

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  • 9

    Terez

    Okay, so, Grady has multiple children.... (pauses for confirmation)

    Brandon Sanderson

    (gets this gleefully smug look on his face that knocks about a quarter century off his age)

    Terez

    What is that look for? I mean, come on. You've been, like, dancing around the bush...(crosstalk)

    Brandon Sanderson

    I've dodged this one so well, Terez! (crosstalk)

    Terez

    ...on this one for like two years, I'm not gonna let you dodge any more! Just tell me if he has multiple children.

    Brandon Sanderson

    (stubbornly reluctant) Grady. Has. Multiple. Children.

    Terez

    Thank you. (Someone is laughing, I don't know who.)

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  • 10

    Terez

    Was Luc a Darkfriend when he went to the Blight?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'm going to have to MAFO this one, because this is one that I can never remember, and I've had to ask Maria like three times—the whole Luc thing—because I had it spelled out for me several times, but since Jim did a lot of the Luc scenes, I didn't need to remember it, if that makes sense. So go ahead and ask Maria. She's...there's a lot of stuff on that in there—and hopefully that'll end up in the encyclopedia—but there's a lot of cool stuff on Luc and Isam in the notes. It's one of the areas that isn't as sparse. But I can't remember. I want to say no, that neither of them were, but I can't remember when it happened, you know...

    Terez

    Well, I mean...Isam was a baby, you know?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, uh-huh. Yeah, and so....

    Terez

    So...I mean obviously he wasn't a Darkfriend when he went to the Blight...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Right, but he grew up on the streets....

    Terez

    Right, he grew up under that influence, right?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, it's like he was...always...or was he? And when did they...when they...I want to say that Luc wasn't, but you'll have to ask Maria.

    Terez

    Okay.

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    Terez

    Was the Shadow able to track down or intercept any of Verin's letters after she died?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Um...(laughs)...

    Terez

    You can answer that vaguely if you want.

    Brandon Sanderson

    ....(laughs, coughs)...I'm (ahem) really good at answering things vaguely, but I can say that at least one of them did not find its mark.

    Terez

    Okay. That's good.

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    Terez

    Have we seen Nakomi in any other guise? Is she somebody we would know?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, we haven't. Good question.

    Terez

    That's a good answer.

    Brandon Sanderson

    I can kill the Nakomi-Verin theory.

    Terez

    Yeah, well you already did that.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, okay.

    Terez

    Yeah. I pay attention, you know.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Mmmhmm.

    Terez

    (laughs)

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    Terez

    Fain says that the thinning of reality around Shayol Ghul would make it easier for him to anchor himself there, and Dom wants to know if the proximity of the Tower of Ghenjei had anything to do with the fate of Aridhol.

    Brandon Sanderson

    I honestly don't know. That would make logical sense...

    Terez

    Yeah, it would...

    Brandon Sanderson

    But...we could look in the notes. That's one I suspect is not in there.

    Terez

    Okay.

    Brandon Sanderson

    But you can say there's a good chance that's the sort of thing that would make sense...

    Terez

    Yeah, okay.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Good question.

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  • 14

    Terez

    Um...did you notice...(in a louder voice)...has everybody standing around me read the book?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Okay, spoiler! Just warning you.

    Terez

    Spoilers! Okay, did you notice any good foreshadowings for Egwene's death aside from Guinevere and the Year of the Four Amyrlins?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Um...(laughs, looks at Jenn)....those are very good. I mean, it's mostly, you know, the Guinevere myth and things like that, but there's...(to Jenn)...there's others, aren't there?

    Terez

    The Year of the Four Amyrlins is the only, like, really nice one that I've latched on to, you know? Because it's like, she's talking about, "It's almost like now..." and it's like, "Everybody came to grief in the end...." And it's like...yeah.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Mmmhmm.

    Terez

    (laughs)

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  • 15

    Terez

    Um, was there any connection between Mat's luck and the dagger?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Um, not that I know of. Good question, but we can MAFO that one, but you can give the, "not that I know of". I'm still kind of...you know, the Mat's luck being beyond him being ta'veren, is one that's very interesting to me, because everything that I know says that his luck does extend beyond his ta'verenness, but...

    Terez

    Well, it's like his whole plotline seems kinda designed as like this revenge story for Manetheren against Aridhol, you know?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, uh-huh. Yep.

    Terez

    And, you know, he starts speaking the Old Tongue right before they go into Shadar Logoth; that's the first time he speaks it...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uh-huh. Yep.

    Terez

    ...you know, and then as soon as he wakes up from the Healing, he's got memories, he's got this luck, you know?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah. Mmmhmm.

    Terez

    So...yeah.

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    Terez

    Was Alanna captured in Tear?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No. She managed to get away from Tear.

    Terez

    Okay. Good answer. (crosstalk)

    Brandon Sanderson

    Good question.

    Terez

    What happened to her Warder, Ihvon?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Her Warder Ihvon um, met...

    Terez

    ...(laughs)

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is not happy.

    Terez

    Unpleasant fate, okay.

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  • 17

    Terez

    About—if you can estimate—how many Aiel were in the Town?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, boy. I think there is an estimate in the notes.

    Terez

    There is?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, so ask Maria, and if I say it, I will get it wrong because Jim has an estimate of how many Sightblinders were going to be in the Last Battle.

    Terez

    Okay.

    Brandon Sanderson

    And that would include, you know, ones born there and ones captured, and...yeah.

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  • 18

    Terez

    The next one is something that somebody asked for me—on my behalf—before, but did Perrin bind his soul to the hammer? Or...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Did Perrin bind his soul to the hammer? That's an interesting question. Why are they asking this?

    Terez

    Because I asked before, was it Hopper? It's because of what Slayer said about his ability to step in and out....

    Brandon Sanderson

    Right, was based on having two souls in one body...

    Terez

    Yeah, and he said, "It's just like you," right?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Mmmhmm.

    Terez

    You know, so it has to be something.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, it's a good question. (with an air of finality) That's a very good question.

    Terez

    (sighs loudly) (people around laugh)

    Brandon Sanderson

    I would say...how about this: I would say the relationship between Perrin and Hopper is...part of the reason that...Hopper may not...have suffered as dire a fate...(crosstalk)

    Terez

    That's what I was hoping for...

    Brandon Sanderson

    ...as wolves would normally suffer when killed where Hopper was killed. How about that?

    Terez

    Yeah, that's what I was hoping for, but your answer to the last one kind of drew me on the path of the hammer, which was somebody else's idea, right?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Mmmhmm.

    Terez

    But yeah. Good!

    Brandon Sanderson

    So there you go.

    Terez

    That makes me happy.

    Footnote

    See A Memory of Light, Chapter 45, "Tendrils of Mist".

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  • 19

    Terez

    Were the Aes Sedai at the Silver Swan still there when Caemlyn was attacked?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I.....don't....know.

    Terez

    Don't know. Okay.

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    Terez

    Why didn't the bond protect Bryne's dreams?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Why didn't the bond protect Bryne's dreams!

    Terez

    The Warder Bond...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes! Um....(pauses to think)

    Terez

    Is it an active thing?

    Brandon Sanderson

    What's that?

    Terez

    Is it an active thing, like...she has to....Moiraine kind of phrased it like it wasn't...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah. No, no no.

    Terez

    ...like, because of the bond, he's protected.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah. (long pause) Why don't I MAFO this one so I don't say it wrong, because I had to go to Maria on this one.

    Terez

    Right. Yeah, okay.

    Brandon Sanderson

    ...if that makes sense. And so, I will tell you wrong. I will MAFO it, because it's one I had to talk to her about. So we'll go back to the source of me being...or me working these things out in the first place.

    Terez

    Okay.

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  • 21

    Brandon Sanderson

    How many more do we have? I just got curious.

    Terez

    Just a few; just a few.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Okay.

    Person behind Terez

    Just a few! Like, 15 or 20...

  • 22

    Terez

    Do you know about how many Aes Sedai are left after the Last Battle?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Um, Harriet said "many".

    Terez

    Many? (laughs) Yeah...

    Brandon Sanderson

    (laughs, coughs) Boy they lost a lot.

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  • 23

    Terez

    The name...how do you pronounce it? Is it no-tay, or no-tie?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, it's...you pronounce the K.

    Terez

    Oh, you pronounce the K!

    Brandon Sanderson

    ....according to Alan, who is the Old Tongue expert, who corrected me on it even though I named him.

    Terez

    So say it!

    Brandon Sanderson

    k'no-tie. But Alan can correct me, because Alan is the expert.

    Terez

    Does it have any mythological basis that you know of?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, it does not that I know of, because that one, as most of the names—not all of them, but most of them that I named, because I named him—came from me writing something in English, and saying, "Alan, give me the Old Tongue."

    Terez

    Okay.

    Brandon Sanderson

    And so, there are times where he'll find something, and I'll be like, "Oh, that sounds like this! Let's use it. Oh, this sounds like this; let's use it." Most of the time, it's...he comes up with the direct translation.

    Terez

    Like, Shaisam, actually...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah.

    Terez

    Yeah, I mean that's easy to figure out for us, right?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah. And there are some where I say, "Let's find something that feels like this..." and then, you know, of course, Perrin's hammer, right?

    Terez

    Yeah.

    Brandon Sanderson

    That's one where you're like, you know, let's find an Old Tongue translation that works for what the mythological symbolism is.

    Terez

    And that works well. It's hard to pronounce though.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, it is a little hard to pronounce though.

    Terez

    Can you pronounce it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    MAH-HAHL-in-ear? Eh...ask Alan.

    Terez

    (laughs) Okay.

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  • 24

    Terez

    Alright, is Cadsuane's lesson to the Asha'man yet to come?

    Brandon Sanderson

    To the Asha'man? It is the same lesson that Rand learned, but they....they started to learn it.....

    Terez

    Yeah...

    Brandon Sanderson

    I would say that they have not completely learned it yet. Not until they have spent years...um...growing...

    Terez

    Well the distinction in Min's viewing is that none of them would like learning it from Cadsuane.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. Mmmhmm.

    Terez

    Yeah, so that's where everybody gets a little bit confused.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah.

    Terez

    But yeah, I got you.

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    Terez

    Was the "innocent" foreshadowing in early The Great Hunt—that you mentioned on Twitter when you were doing your reread—do you remember that?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, I do remember it, and people have asked me this, and I can't remember what it was! (crosstalk)

    Terez

    And you don't remember what it was. And then there's the one in The Dragon Reborn Chapter 27.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah. Oh, I can probably remember that one.

    Terez

    Can I email you about those two?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, you can email me about that one, because I can find that one. Because I know which one that one was, but I can't remember the other one. I feel so bad! It's like...

    Terez

    Well, was it Leane and Perrin, with the crown and the High Chant?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Mayyy-beee.....

    Terez

    Like, she said something about, "Next the blacksmith is gonna be wearing a crown and speaking in High Chant..."

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ohhhhh, yeah! I bet it's that one, because...yeah.....

    Terez

    It's kind of an innocent foreshadowing....

    Brandon Sanderson

    ...No, you're right.

    Terez

    I think you kind of avoided my question, and then you later kind of...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, I think it's that one, because it's Perrin becoming king.

    Terez

    Right. Okay.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Which finally happened in this book.

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    Terez

    Can you tell us one scene that RJ worked on outside of the prologue and epilogue?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. He wrote Moiraine's dialogue at the, um....

    Terez

    ...at the Merrilor meeting?

    Brandon Sanderson

    At the Merrilor meeting.

    Terez

    Okay.

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    Terez

    Was it actually Egwene talking to Rand, after...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, I've left this one intentionally ambiguous.

    Terez

    I figured that's what you did.

    Brandon Sanderson

    That, and whether Lan actually died or not, are both ones that I'm not going to answer.

    Terez

    Yeah, and whether Perrin actually died or not, because he's in the dark prophecy too.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, but do remember that the dark prophecy people are misinterpreting that one a little bit, by intention.

    Terez

    Yeah... [Amusingly, Brandon is talking about the dark prophecy in Towers of Midnight, and I'm talking about the one in The Great Hunt.]

    Brandon Sanderson

    You know, they're supposed to misinterpret it, but one of the lines doesn't refer to Perrin; it refers to Hopper, and then the next line...

    Terez

    Well, not her new lover!

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, yeah...

    Terez

    That's not Hopper, is it? (laughter behind)

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uh, no...

    Terez

    She's not into...okay. Good. (laughs)

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    Terez

    Was Min's "three ships sailing" inspired by the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I don't believe so. Wow, but I don't know, so I can't say on that one...

    Terez

    Oh, it wasn't yours?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uh, no....ah...

    Terez

    It was in the last book: three ships sailing, insect in the darkness, red lights....

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah. It's not the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María....

    Terez

    Yeah, well I thought it might have been inspired by that...

    Brandon Sanderson

    We'll have to dig into the notes on that one.

    Terez

    Allllll-right.

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    Terez

    And I think that is it!

    Brandon Sanderson

    Okay. I hope I didn't say anything too wrong.

    Terez

    I think you did a good job of avoiding that.

    Brandon Sanderson

    As always Terez, you are awesome...

    Terez

    You are awesome...

    Brandon Sanderson

    ...and we really do appreciate you.

    Terez

    I appreciate you too.

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    Terez

    And then I said my goodbyes, and then we drove home in the rain. Godawful rain. But it was worth it. :)