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  • 1

    Interview: Oct 15th, 2010

    17th Shard

    Okay, next question. How is The Way of Kings related to the rest of the cosmere? What point in time is it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, so far I have written the books/series chronologically. Though, I have skipped books...

    17TH SHARD

    (laughter)

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    And so there will be jumping back eventually, but Elantris, Mistborn, Warbreaker and Way of Kings all happened chronologically.

    17TH SHARD

    Just in general, how is it related to the rest of the cosmere? Or can you say?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    I, uh...officially don't know what you're talking about.

    17TH SHARD

    (laughter)

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    I mean, what do you mean by "related to"?

    17TH SHARD

    For example, the letter...

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Yes, just like the letter that I have no idea what you're talking about.

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  • 2

    Interview: Sep 22nd, 2012

    Zas

    Elantris. Where does it fit in the timeline in reference to Hero of Ages? Since that's what most other things are referenced to.

    Right. Elantris is far earlier.

    Zas

    Like thousands of years earlier? Or more like hundreds?

    Brandon

    It's quite... It's not thousands.

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  • 3

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    mweaver ()

    Time...with all the different happenings across the Cosmere, is there a cross-book timeline available?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Timeline hasn't been made official yet. I'm planning to post one eventually.

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  • 4

    Interview: Mar 13th, 2014

    Question

    If you write Nightblood, the Warbreaker sequel, chronologically, will it come before or after Stormlight?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Before. More close to Warbreaker than to Stormlight.

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  • 5

    Interview: Jan 21st, 2015

    the_archduke

    How long of an in book time break between the two 5 book arcs in Stormlight Archive?

    Brandon Sanderson

    10-15 years (thankfully not nearly that long in our world).

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  • 6

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Question

    And are there parts-- Are the cosmere novels chronological so far? So when you eventually go back to Warbreaker the effects of Vasher being on Roshar...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, no, they are not all going to be chronological. Most of them have been chronological so far, but we are getting to the point where theyíre stopping to be because like Way of Kings was before Alloy but now weíve gone back and done Words of Radiance which is a jump backward and then we are going to be jumping to the next Alloy which is a jump forward. Iím pretty sure thatís how it goes.

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  • 7

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Argent

    In terms of timeline-- So The Way of Kings and the Stormlight Archive takes place 1173-4 right now, how far ago, approximately, was the Recreance?

    Brandon Sanderson

    So you-- Letís see-- Heralds leave at what, 4500?

    Argent

    Thatís what it says.

    Brandon Sanderson

    So the Heralds leave at 4500 and weíre at 11--

    Argent

    So we are at 5500 years after--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah. So Recreance is more recent than late.

    Argent

    SoÖ In the thousands--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Iím going to have to pull out the timeline.

    Argent

    But itís not like three hundred years ago.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Itís not like three hundred years ago, but itís also not like 4000 years ago.

    Argent

    Okay, so from the middle--

    Brandon Sanderson

    The Hierocracy happened after and the Hierocracy was a couple hundred years ago. Itís longer than that even, itís like five or six hundred years ago I think.

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  • 8

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    Does Stormlight Archive happen before or after Warbreaker?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It happens after.

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  • 9

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015

    Question

    How far away from the original Mistborn trilogy is The Stormlight Archive?

    Brandon Sanderson

    From the original Mistborn trilogy? 300 years-ish. Itís happening kind ofÖ Just before The Alloy of Law era.

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  • 10

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015

    Question

    Have we met any of those three yet?

    Brandon Sanderson

    For what I was planning there, yes, you have.

    Question

    Does Alloy of Law take place after the whole Stormlight sequence?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I have not nailed down the exact timing, but itís at least after book 5 of Stormlight. Because I havenít nailed down exactly how long

    Question

    Do the glyphs on Roshar have any fundamental connection to [the geography? Some confusion about if theyíre connected to Sel.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Iím not going to answer that yet, since Iím going to dig into whatís happening on Sel later.

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  • 11

    Interview: Feb 16th, 2016

    zas678

    Did Vasher visit Roshar before or after the Recreance? I ask because he probably had to have seen a live Shardblade to model Nightblood after, right?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Vasher didn't have to have seen a live Shardblade. He could've heard stories and modeled Nightblood after those.

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  • 12

    Interview: Feb 16th, 2016

    zas678

    Chronology?

    Brandon Sanderson

    For the chronology, there is a specific timeline of when the events are, but Karen's the one that's in charge of that.

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  • 13

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2016

    Question

    What was the reasoning between there being many, many years between different stories in the different parts the Cosmere, like the huge gap between Warbreaker and Way of Kings, for example?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I want the Cosmere to be more than just a little blip of time. The concept for the Cosmere was never something to me like the Avengers, which a lot of people kind of view it that way because the Marvel movies have been so big. But itís not like all these concurrent stories with the same characters converging, thatís not how I ever planned it. Now there are some people who are functionally immortal or close to it that will be involved in things across time, but Iím telling an epic story. And I knew we needed thousands of years between some of the events. For instance, Roshar, we start in the Prelude at 4500 years or whatever before the book starts. Itís like, if I didnít have some big gaps, what are the stories that are happening in between? It feels illogical and false to me to have all the stories happen in a short time period. As certain part of the magic allow more communication and connection, then we will have to, by nature, accelerate some of those things. I feel like if I spent ten thousand years or whatever, and only had all the stories happen in the last 50, it would feel really weird. So thatís why.

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