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  • 1

    Interview: 2010


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    Brandon Sanderson (17 November 2009)

    Re: Mesaana. People have been misquoting me a lot on this one. Early in the tour someone claimed to have a quote where RJ said...

    Brandon Sanderson

    ...that her alter ego hadn't been seen. This shocked me, since I thought she had been. I have been waiting until I got home to check it out.

    Brandon Sanderson

    The only thing official I have said is that someone claimed RJ said on the Knife of Dreams tour that she hadn't been seen, and can say nothing until...

    Brandon Sanderson

    ...I am off tour and can research old RJ interviews to find if I've missed something. I think it likely the person was mixed up.

    Brandon Sanderson

    (later) Word from Maria: RJ said we HAVE seen Mesaana's alter ego on screen.

    Brandon Sanderson

    That's good. The guy from DC had me worried. I thought I'd known from the notes exactly who Mesaana was, and that she has been on screen...


    Robert Mee, the guy who provided the original quote from RJ confirming that Mesaana had been on screen, told me in an email that he might have been the one to cause all of this confusion since he misremembered the quote when he talked to Brandon. He's probably right, as he saw Brandon in Bailey's Crossroads on Nov. 4, and the confusion first showed up a few days later. He sends along his apologies to everyone!


  • 2

    Interview: Jan 16th, 2003

    Matthew Julius

    Right before I get my book signed, a group of people clustered near the table asked if they can ask a question...

    "How long was Danelle a novice before becoming Aes Sedai?" Or something. Obviously a RAFO, which it was. Those folks seemed to be taking notes, so maybe they'll post something here also. Dunno, maybe that was Michael's group.


    It was indeed Michael's group; here is his account of the question.


    Which led to my question...


  • 3

    Interview: Jan 16th, 2003

    Michael Martin

    Length of time Danelle spent as novice/Accepted?

    Robert Jordan

    RAFO. (He gave me a small smile as he said it, obviously knowing why it was being asked.)


  • 4

    Interview: Jan 23rd, 2003

    Robert Jordan

    I asked if we had actually seen Mesaana's alter ego in the White Tower and he answered "Yes." I think he was waiting for me to say "Who?" so he could respond "RAFO"..... but I didn't. Granted, it's not much, but it's a bit of evidence that Mesaana is not some random Aes Sedai in the Tower... we have seen her.


  • 5

    Interview: Dec, 2010


    I thought of one more question I had. The revelation of who Mesaana was impersonating inside of the White Tower—was that something that RJ had dictated in his notes/outlines, or was that of your own creation?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That was directly from the notes. It was the person who most people had guessed it was, because of the foreshadowing that Robert Jordan put in.


  • 6

    Interview: Nov 14th, 2009

    Brandon Sanderson

    Regarding Mesaana's alter ego: Brandon said that he had been sent a reliable quote from a Jordan interview that she wasn't anyone we had seen 'on screen' as of Knife of Dreams (? he may have said Crossroads of Twilight? I need to find the quote). Specifically, he said that Laras has been around since New Spring. And would not say if Mesaana was 'on screen' as her alter ego in The Gathering Storm, because he doesn't want to limit good discussion.


    Brandon clarified this later; a fan had led him astray.