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  • 1

    Interview: Jul 19th, 2005

    Week 7 Question

    Since the first few books, Rand's and Perrin's dreams have been protected. Rand can weave a ward around his dreams. Perrin being a wolfbrother has protected his dreams. How have Mat's dreams been protected since the first half of the series?

    Robert Jordan

    A side effect of his foxhead medallion, though he doesn't know it. This was not part of the intended purpose of making the medallion; it's a true side effect.

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  • 2

    Interview: Oct 19th, 1994

    Compuserve Chat (Verbatim)

    Sharon Perdue

    Did Egwene as Amyrlin happen to be watching people's dreams while Rand was shielded?

    Robert Jordan

    I'm not quite sure I understand the question. Again?

    Sharon Perdue

    Since Rand was shielded and couldn't form any wards on his dreams could Egwene have spied out that he was in trouble while in Tel'aran'rhiod?

    Robert Jordan

    Ah. Yes, she could have. The problem is, when you've learned that something is impossible, you have a tendency to stop trying it. She just didn't try to spy during the period in question.

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  • 3

    Interview: Oct 11th, 2005

    Robert Jordan

    RJ has not officially named the "narrow gap between dream and reality" that Egwene describes while Dreaming.

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  • 4

    Interview: 2010

    Erik Wetter (28 July 2010)

    Quick, and, perhaps, rather rude question: was Mattin Stepaneos simply forgotten about in The Gathering Storm?

    ERIK WETTER

    His presence in Knife of Dreams implied that he'd play some role in the story, yet he's not even mentioned in The Gathering Storm. Just need to know.

    Brandon Sanderson (28 July 2010)

    Nope. I thought about referencing him, but found it distracting. He isn't forgotten.

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  • 5

    Interview: 2010

    Mick Wick (28 July 2010)

    Is it possible for us readers to figure out Demandred's identity with the information we already have?

    Brandon Sanderson (28 July 2010 (Facebook))

    And now, Theoryland is holding its breath. I think I might have actually answered on tour. I'm not sure what RJ said on the matter, but...

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    I will say only this: There ARE clues. I think it could be figured out. Maybe. It's much, much harder than Asmodean's killer.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Obviously, I must be tight-lipped. Can it be figured out: Yes. Will it make you smack your heads & say "I should have seen it!" Probably not.

    (from the Facebook comments on Brandon's first tweet)

    RICHELLE PERRAULT

    Brandon, you are such a tease........ but I will "RAFO". but still it's a tease.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Sorry. Inherited that from RJ. Still, it wasn't totally a RAFO. It was a tad more than that. I do see from Tamyrlin's post that RJ confirmed that you could figure it out.

    TEREZ

    Sort of. There was room in RJ's comment for the interpretation that we should be able to figure out that Demandred is simply Demandred. You have made it more clear. Not that we are complaining.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Ah, I see. Well, let me add the official clarification onto what I've said: Basically, I'm not merely talking about "Alter Ego" here when I reply to the "Figure out Demandred's Identity" question. I look at that question as a larger "What he's been up to, what he's been influencing, where he's hiding" that sort of thing.

    Why make this distinction? Well, it's because of things that (likely) others have figured out already. Demandred hasn't been in-guise in the books at least up to Knife of Dreams. So energies focused on "exactly who is he" would be pointless, to an extent. If he is indeed imitating someone, you haven't seen that someone through most of the series. At least not in person. You may have seen them now, but if so, they haven't been on-screen for long.

    So, what I'm saying is basically this: There are clues as to what Demandred is up to. You could figure that out. I think it would be hard, but not so hard that someone won't guess it. (And, knowing WoT fandom, someone probably has.)

    Footnote

    Brandon later verified that Demandred does indeed have an alter ego.

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  • 6

    Interview: 2010

    Luckers (1 August 2010)

    I was wondering—why didn't Amys and Bair contact Edarra in her dreams when they were looking for Tam?

    Brandon Sanderson (1 August 2010)

    There's a reason. Towers of Midnight may shine light on that.

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  • 7

    Interview: 2010

    Azral Hanan (11 August 2010)

    Is Elan Morin a Dreamer/Dreamwalker?

    Brandon Sanderson (12 August 2010)

    That's an excellent question. But I don't know if I'm allowed to answer. Remind me again when the deadline is past, and I'll see.

    Footnote

    Brandon indicated later that there is one male Forsaken who is a Dreamer, which most likely means Moridin.

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  • 8

    Interview: Oct 11th, 2005

    Question

    Are Tel'aran'rhiod, the Skimming space and the Gap of Infinity all part of the Unseen World?

    Robert Jordan

    No, they are all separate from each other.

    Footnote

    'Gap of Infinity' is the Theoryland name for the place Egwene goes to find dreams.

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  • 9

    Interview: Oct 27th, 1994

    Tom Burke

    I asked him to confirm that he had said that Rand will physically lose his hand and that Mat will physically lose his eye.

    Robert Jordan

    He stated, "If I have said something similar to that, I may have misspoken."

    TOM BURKE

    [How is that for being enigmatic?]

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  • 10

    Interview: 2011

    Twitter 2011 (WoT) (Verbatim)

    Brandon Sanderson (10 January 2011)

    Curious: First mention of the Fisher King concept happens when Rand is dreaming, still half-sick, in the back of Bunt's wagon.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Is this our first Lews Therin moment? Bunt wouldn't have mentioned it, and neither would have Ishamael. Unless it's actually something Thom said.

    TEREZ

    I assumed was a True Dream, including Thom's connection to the queen, and Rand & Tam with the sword.

    TEREZ

    But the first Lews Therin moment was in chapter nine when Rand recognized Shayol Ghul (and maybe Ishamael too).

    MATT HATCH

    I'd say Ishamael recognition is a fact in chapter nine. There are some nice comparisons with the prologue.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Well, you probably have a point there. Though you might argue that this is a shade of Lews Therin speaking to him, for the first time.

    TEREZ

    I might, but I wouldn't. :D It's more interesting to me the other way, and Rand didn't dream Lews Therin's dreams much.

    TEREZ

    He remarked on the strangeness of it in The Path of Daggers before Lews Therin came back (after having been chased away by Cadsuane).

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Wait. What?

    TEREZ

    I remembered it wrong. Lord of Chaos 19: 'Lews Therin's dreams. That had never happened before, not dreaming the man's dreams.'

    TEREZ

    In A Crown of Swords 41 while Lews Therin is gone, Rand still hears the voice in a dream.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Oh, I see what you're saying. (I think.) Is your argument this: "Lews Therin doesn't talk to Rand in dreams. Therefore, this isn't Lews Therin?"

    LUCKERS

    I think deep down her argument is probably more 'Lews Therin doesn't talk to Rand at all'. ;)

    TEREZ

    Whether Lews Therin really talks to Rand at all or not, this would be quite atypical & strange. As Thom? Why?

    LUCKERS

    Why would Lews Therin speak as Thom? The moustaches baby, the moustaches.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Curious. So who do you think is speaking to Rand the Fisher King words, if it's not a Lews Therin memory?

    TEREZ

    It's a dream. Why does there have to be a 'real' ;) person involved?

    TEREZ

    But I do appreciate the hint. :) [That is, the hint that Lews Therin was also one with the land, and was aware of it. This might be what Brandon was getting at with his Easter egg thing.]

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    I don't normally dream things that happen to be word-for-word true prophecies. Rand's not a Dreamer. He got the info somewhere.

    TEREZ

    Now I'm going to cry. :( Why can't Rand be a Dreamer?? So chapter nine was completely fabricated by Ishamael? That is weird.

    TEREZ

    None of the other dreams influenced by Ishamael were anything like that. How did he create all of those people in Tar Valon?

    TEREZ

    Why would Ishamael first prevent Rand from reaching Tar Valon, and then force him to go to the Tower? Makes no sense. :(

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Lol. I'm not sure if you're being serious or not. Is there some theory on Rand being a Dreamer that I should know?

    TEREZ

    I'm being serious. There's a hint Asmodean's warding might prevent True Dreams. Also...

    TEREZ

    Egwene was guided to it, but Rand had no one to guide him if he was a Dreamer. And everything in The Eye of the World nine was true.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Either it's Lews Therin, it's something someone told him in the real world, or it's Ishamael giving him the info.

    TEREZ

    Maybe he had heard The Karaethon Cycle from Thom at fireside on the way to Baerlon, though. Would make sense.

    TEREZ

    Well, not on the way to Baerlon, since he mentions them for the first time in Baerlon. But maybe on the Spray.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    I'll entertain an argument that it's basically 'known' information, or that Thom mentioned it.

    LUCKERS

    Did you see my cultural idea? That it might be Rand's subconscious—like the way everyone knows the Dark One's name?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    But it really seems like a memory, and we've never seen people mentioning it, while naming the Dark One we see.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    I'll look up answers on this one for sure; right now, I'm just speaking by instinct. But I read the Fisher King concept as...

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    ...coming from Lews Therin/Rand's subconscious and being fed through Thom's mouth as Rand's mind fit it into the dream.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    I'm also pretty sure Rand's not a Dreamer, though he does have uncommon power over his dreams.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    But he does not see specific prophecies in his dreams (other than a few debatable moments) nor enter Tel'aran'rhiod spontaneously.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    But I'll look into it. I rebel against it because Dreaming is basically Egwene's thing.

    TEREZ

    Also, didn't Perrin pretty much just show her that it wasn't HER thing any more? :p

    TEREZ

    And yeah, I know his prophetic dreams only happen in Tel'aran'rhiod. But I just want a male Dreamer dangit!

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Perrin does something different. Also, Egwene was caught off guard and had been spending a lot of time lately doing other things.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    It would be unwise to assume that Perrin is better at Tel'aran'rhiod than she is because of that moment. He had just spent weeks training...

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    ...specifically to fight like that in Tel'aran'rhiod, while Egwene has been forced to fight other fights and let herself get a tad rusty.

    TEREZ

    haha, yeah I know. I have argued much the same against Egwene-haters. I did enjoy that moment though.

    TEREZ

    Why do all the prophets have to be female? Foretelling I can see because of the taint, but the rest? Except Perrin.

    TEREZ

    The Thom dream used to make me think I was missing something, or maybe a deleted scene. Very odd.

    TEREZ

    Also, even with the taint seems like we should have had a male Foretelling by now, or a dreamer. Something.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Well, out of fondness, I'll let you know that I DO know of at least one male (other than Perrin) who can see the future.

    TEREZ

    lol. The male Aelfinn?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Dang. You're too clever. Okay, then, I promise you there's actually a man—human—who meets your requirements.

    Footnote

    In retrospect, it seems most likely that RJ did in fact pare down Thom's earlier conversation about the prophecies (in The Eye of the World Chapter 13, or in another place), not wanting to give too much away. The dream in Chapter 34 should have been a recollection of what Thom had told him. It's possible that Brandon was correct and it had something to do with Lews Therin, but I find it unlikely for many reasons (some covered in the conversation). Also worth noting is that in the previous chapter, during Rand's fever dreams, Thom mentioned the Black Ajah, which had not previously been mentioned to Rand on screen. Also, this hint from Brandon was the first of many concerning the male prophet; the other clues make it pretty clear that Moridin is a Dreamer.

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  • 11

    Interview: 2011

    Twitter 2011 (WoT) (Verbatim)

    Lira Leirner (18 March 2011)

    When Egwene dreams of Perrin, Faile and "a Tinker", why didn't she know it was Aram although she knows him personally?

    Brandon Sanderson (18 March 2011)

    The dreams aren't always that specific. She might not have seen a face, or recognized it.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    I'd have to look at the specific passage to know which it is.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    [after looking at said passage] That is an oddity, I'll admit. But dreams are not always clear, as I've said. I lay my bet on his face simply wasn't clear.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    There are good reasons for that—for example, Aram's place in the Pattern may not have been as set as Perrin's.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    A fuzziness to accompany the uncertainty, so Egwene couldn't recognize him. After all, she doesn't describe the face.

    FOOTNOTE—TEREZ

    I think Brandon might have been trying to drop hints about the dream of Egwene being saved by a Seanchan woman (the sword is as solid as the stone, but the face wavers). Sometimes fuzziness in dreams doesn't mean any uncertainty; Bair and Melaine couldn't see Aviendha's, Elayne's, and Min's faces in the dream where they were on the boat with Rand, but Nicola's Foretelling confirms that they are the three. (Foretellings are absolute, while dreams show only possibilities that can often be prevented.) Perhaps a better question is, why didn't Egwene remember anything about Perrin being a Wolfbrother in The Dragon Reborn?

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  • 12

    Interview: 2011

    Twitter 2011 (WoT) (Verbatim)

    Terez (17 August 2011)

    Regarding my first question on Gawyn (near the top), would you still answer it the same way, knowing...

    TEREZ

    ...the dream predicted Gawyn's death rather than Egwene's? (You didn't let me finish telling you the dream. :p)

    Brandon Sanderson (17 August 2011)

    Hm... I'm going to have to look back at that dream again. Got a page number for me?

    TEREZ

    I have hardbacks (A Crown of Swords 10, pp 201-2), but @e_wot might be more helpful (CTRL-F 'marry') http://bit.ly/nCVVAB

    TEREZ

    I realized the wording wasn't very clear on @e_wot. Here's the full quote:

    In the way of dreams she floated above a long, straight road across a grassy plain, looking down upon a man riding a black stallion. Gawyn. Then she was standing in the road in front of him, and he reined in. Not because he saw her, this time, but the road that had been straight now forked right where she stood, running over tall hills so no one could see what lay beyond. She knew, though. Down one fork was his violent death, down the other, a long life and a death in bed. On one path, he would marry her, on the other, not. She knew what lay ahead, but not which way led to which. Suddenly he did see her, or seemed to, and smiled, and turned his horse along one of the forks... And she was in another dream.

    FOOTNOTE—TEREZ

    Brandon never responded (not that I expected him to), but it would not surprise me if he just didn't remember that dream correctly. And therefore, his original answer about the Egwene dream doesn't necessarily mean that the prophecy is fulfilled because he believed it referred to Egwene's possible death.

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  • 13

    Interview: Jun 16th, 1995

    Robert Jordan

    On the question if it is possible to find out who is "the one who is no longer" RJ answered: "Possibly".

    Footnote

    This was Setalle Anan, who is no longer Aes Sedai. (She was probably Martine Janata, who burned out while experimenting with ter'angreal.)

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  • 14

    Interview: Oct 9th, 1996

    Question

    Who was the one who is no more? The innkeeper or the guy on the barrel?

    Robert Jordan

    [an amused look] RAFO.

    QUESTION

    Is the innkeeper an ex-Aes Sedai?

    ROBERT JORDAN

    RAFO.

    Footnote

    This refers to a dream shared by Amys, Melaine, and Bair referenced in Lord of Chaos. We get a clue in The Path of Daggers that Setalle Anan was Martine Janata—an Aes Sedai who burned out while studying ter'angreal—and it's near-confirmed in Knife of Dreams when Setalle takes a particular interest in Mat's medallion. Thus she was 'the one who is no longer [Aes Sedai]', and she was the key to finding the Bowl. The guy on the barrel was Jain Farstrider (Noal Charin).

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  • 15

    Interview: Nov 14th, 2000

    SciFi.com Chat (Verbatim)

    Ran

    Are Dreaming and Dreamwalking essentially just different names for the same Talent, or are they separate Talents that often occur together? The illustrated guide seemed to confuse the issue somewhat.

    Robert Jordan

    No. They're very different. A Dreamwalker can enter dreams. But a Dreamer only "understands" dreams, though Dreamwalkers are generally Dreamers, too.

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  • 16

    Interview: 2003

    Orbit Interview (Verbatim)

    Orbit Books

    And on the subject of clues...are you prepared to give anything away from the plot of volume eleven?! Does it have a title yet?

    Robert Jordan

    No, Book Eleven has no title yet. I never have a title until I'm at least halfway through a book, and often not until near the end. As for clues... Read and find out.

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  • 17

    Interview: Feb 26th, 2003

    Robert Jordan

    Things never do calm down around here. The tour is done, but I'm hard at work on the expansion/rewriting of New Spring, I have to go to Budapest in April for the Hungarian Book Fair (with a little vacation—finally!—in Italy added on), and then I need to get underway with Book Eleven.

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  • 18

    Interview: Jan 6th, 2004

    Neenah, Wisconsin

    I was wondering when book 11 will be coming out.

    Robert Jordan

    You've heard this before, guys, and now you're going to hear it again: I absolutely guarantee that the next book will be on the shelves, in the stores, very shortly after I finish writing it.

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  • 19

    Interview: Jul 22nd, 2004

    Jason Denzel

    At one point RJ gave a cryptic message to us about Knife of Dreams. A lot of you will consider it a spoiler, so scroll down to read it.

    Robert Jordan

    RJ said: "Something that has previously happened in the series is going to be revealed to have a terrible cost." He added, "When you read it your reaction will be, 'Gasp. How horrible!'"

    Jason Denzel

    Scroll down further for some of my initial guesses:

    Could it be we'll learn what really happened with the Bowl of the Winds?

    Or what happened after the taint was cleansed?

    Although this could be anything, his tone implied that it was significant.

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  • 20

    Interview: 2005

    Who appears in Knife of Dreams?

    Robert Jordan

    For an overview of who appears in Knife of Dreams: Elayne Trakand's struggle for the throne of Andor reaches its culmination. The relationship between Mat Cauthon and Tuon, the Daughter of the Nine Moons, heir to the Seanchan throne, also reaches a culmination in a most unusual way. Perrin Aybara rescues his wife Faile from the Shaido finally, and that also comes about in not exactly the way that anybody's going to expect. And there are other minor story lines that get wrapped up, but as I say, other story lines get advanced. And Rand al'Thor, I've heard it said that Rand al'Thor does not appear in this book as often as some people would like. But he has a few chapters and the chapters where he appears are choice.

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  • 21

    Interview: Jul 14th, 2005

    ComicCon Reports (Paraphrased)

    Robert Jordan

    Book 12 will be the end. He will finish the story in one more book even if it takes 1500 pages hardcover.

    The full editorial review of Knife of Dreams resulted in the addition of exactly one sentence. Q: Will we be able to tell which one? A: No. I'm good!

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  • 22

    Interview: Jul 14th, 2005

    ComicCon Reports (Paraphrased)

    Question

    Crossroads of Twilight was kinda slow. Was that the calm before the storm?

    Robert Jordan

    Emphatic yes. "You'll be sweatin' before you finish Knife of Dreams."

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  • 23

    Interview: Jul 14th, 2005

    Diomedes

    After a few pronunciations, RJ described some of the original details about his contract with Tor.

    (At this point, let me say that I'm reconstructing RJ's comments to the best of my ability. I did take a few pages of written notes during the session, and the content should be accurate, but I'm forced to paraphrase the information since I don't know shorthand and didn't actually record his exact words.)

    Robert Jordan

    RJ had his first contract with Tor in 1984. He expected to write about one book per year, and would need five or six books to complete the story. In fact, it took him four years to write The Eye of the World, and 16 months to write The Great Hunt, and about 15-16 months to write each subsequent book until A Crown of Swords. Up to Lord of Chaos, Tor was trying to publish the books every 12 months. RJ turned in Lord of Chaos in August of 1994 and the book was published in November of that year.

    During this period of trying to maintain Tor's once a year publishing schedule, RJ said that Harriet was doing what he called "drive-by editing." That is, RJ would give Harriet chunks of chapters as he finished with them, and she would basically edit them on the fly. Once a book was finished, they would slap it together and send it to Tor for a barebones editing process and publication.

    After Lord of Chaos was published, RJ informed Tor that there was no way he would be able to provide them with the next book in time for a November 1995 publication, and Tor told him that he could take two years for the publication if he needed it. About a year after that, his Tor contact (Sorry, I didn't write down that name) came back to RJ and said something to the effect of, "We agreed you'd be done in 16 months, right?" RJ remained adamant about the two years for A Crown of Swords, however.

    RJ then talked a little bit about Knife of Dreams, saying that he was done writing at the beginning of April, which apparently means the end of April in author-speak. Which also apparently means in the middle of May in author-speak. That bit was fairly confusing, but I got the impression that he was basically finished in April, but Tor didn't really get the book to begin their editing process until May. Once Tor had the book in hand, they tried to push up the publication date to August, but RJ refused and insisted on the full editorial review and publication in October. RJ then said the result of that fully editorial was to add a single sentence to the book (This was actually quite funny and drew some considerable laughter from us in the audience.)

    Wrapping up his initial comments, RJ reiterated that the twelfth book would be the final book. I did write down the following quote: "If I have to make it a 1500 page publication it will be the final book." He then warned us that we might need to wheel this final tome around in a cart.

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  • 24

    Interview: Sep 3rd, 2005

    Isabel

    [What is the length of] the next book, Knife of Dreams, in comparison to the other books?

    Robert Jordan

    I would say it is the same length as Winter's Heart, perhaps a little longer. Hello, Isabel. I still don't see that note from your mother allowing you to be here. Isabel is only twelve, don't believe what she says, she is only twelve.

    Isabel

    Hehe, so funny, but sorry for this question. I posted this question before we got the information from Dragonmount about the length of the book.

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  • 25

    Interview: 2005

    Evo Terra

    So let's talk a little bit about Knife of Dreams. Where do we pick up in the story?

    Robert Jordan

    Well, we pick up pretty much where we left off in Crossroads of Twilight. But a lot of things that were building in Crossroads of Twilight (and even earlier) come to a head in Knife of Dreams. Elayne gets the throne of Andor in rather spectacular fashion, and Mat...or rather Tuon completes the marriage ceremony to Mat. And we get to see a lot of battles...a lot of battles, probably more than any other book.

    Michael R Mennenga

    Wow.

    Evo Terra

    Cool.

    Robert Jordan

    All in all, I'm afraid there are more deaths in this book than any of the others.

    Evo Terra

    Time to start killing people off as we're getting to the end, I suppose.

    Robert Jordan

    Well, not that exactly.

    Question

    Oh, okay. Actually, since I brought the topic up, let's ask that...

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  • 26

    Interview: Sep 1st, 2005

    Jennifer Liang

    Friday 9/2/05:

    The convention officially began at 1 PM on Friday. I ran the Opening Ceremonies, which was a recap of the last five years and some introductions. Turn-out was better than I expected, since Robert Jordan had his first signing at the same time. It was followed by our New Spring discussion group.

    Robert Jordan

    Our big event for the day was a reading from Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan. I had been told that it would be a reading from "Embers Falling on Dry Grass", the prologue that has been available for a few months in the New Spring paperback. However, Jordan surprised us by reading a section from somewhere in the middle of the book, which was a Mat POV. There are spoiler descriptions of the scene already posted on different sites, so I won't say more than that. Afterwards, he took questions from the audience.

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  • 27

    Interview: Oct 2nd, 2005

    Robert Jordan

    For HotW-Moiraine, yes, the bearded man ter'angreal could be said to be my Alfred Hitchcock moment. In Knife of Dreams, you'll learn what it does.

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  • 28

    Interview: Jul 14th, 2005

    Question

    One questioner noted that Crossroads of Twilight was far more concerned with politics than action, and asked if the rest of the series would follow those same lines.

    Robert Jordan

    RJ assured him that Knife of Dreams would be considerably different, and said, "You'll be sweating by the time you reach the end of it."

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  • 29

    Interview: Oct 21st, 2005

    Question

    Was the gizmo used to capture Elayne a shocklance?

    Robert Jordan

    It was a variation. A shocklance is more like a rifle, and this was more like a pistol.

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  • 30

    Interview: Oct 28th, 2005

    Jason Wolfbrother

    Can you shield dreams for someone else?

    Robert Jordan

    No.

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  • 31

    Interview: 2005

    Robert Jordan

    To: Les Dabel
    Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 12:09 PM
    Subject: Re: Update

    Dear Les,

    Things are going pretty well for me. I'm hard at work on Knife of Dreams, closing in on the finish. It will be good to get regular updates again. It would be good to get together during Dragon-Con, but as yet, I don't know what they will be having me do or when, so I can't make any commitments. Once I find out my schedule, things will shake out.

    Take care, guys. All my best, Jim

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  • 32

    Interview: Dec 1st, 2005

    Tom Schaad

    Well, Knife of Dreams, number 11 in the series of the Wheel of Time, as we come closer to the end of the Age. And, it's really delightful; I had a marvelous time reading. You keep telling people to Read and Find Out, and if they read this book, boy, are they going to find out a lot! There's a lot of stuff packed into this story line. You've got a lot of pay-off for people who have been waiting for foreshadowings to come to fruition. How did it feel to be able to finally put all of that down after carrying it for so long?

    Robert Jordan

    Good. Very good.

    Tom Schaad

    It's been, well, coming in on twenty years that you've been working on the world...

    Robert Jordan

    Well it has been twenty years.

    Tom Schaad

    ...and it's going to be close to a quarter of a century by the time you finally finish this story. Did you think when you first built this that this much of your life was going to be taken up with this other world that you've created?

    Robert Jordan

    Oh no, no. I signed a contract for six books, and frankly thought it would take me six years to write them, and that that would be that, because I thought I could tell the story in six books.

    Tom Schaad

    Well, it's quite a story, and it's not like there's not enough in there for us to read; it's not like it's been padded by any stretch of the imagination; there's just so much story to tell.

    Robert Jordan

    I've actually dropped out bits, things that I intended to put in, because I realized it was going to push it even further, make it even longer.

    Tom Schaad

    Well you know, there will be mixed feelings from your readers on that—some that are glad that it just means they'll be getting to the end eventually and to finally find out that last scene that you've talked about for so many years, and others that will be rather sad that they won't have another book in this story line to look forward to another couple of years down the road.

    Robert Jordan

    Well, they will have some books in this world. There are still two short prequel novels to be written at some time in the future, and while I have always said that I would never write in this universe again, unless I came up with a really terrific idea, it's possible that I have come up with an idea for two or maybe three outrigger novels, you might call them. I have to poke at the idea for a year or two and see if it really stands up to that, though, because I don't want to just write something to be writing it. It's gotta be something that's good.

    Tom Schaad

    Well, I understand that; that's perfectly reasonable.

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    Interview: Dec 19th, 2005

    Robert Jordan

    For several people. Nynaeve could Travel after depositing Lan in Saldaea because she had "learned" that spot by Traveling to it. Remember, if someone Travels to a place, they now know the place they have Traveled to as well as if they had spent time there learning it.

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    Interview: Mar, 2006

    Robert Jordan

    Before I start a book I always sit down and try to think how much of the story I can put into it. The outline is in my head until I sit down and start doing what I call a ramble, which is figuring how to put in the bits and pieces. In the beginning, I thought The Wheel of Time was six books and I'd be finished in six years. I actually write quite fast. The first Conan novel I did took 24 days. (I wrote seven Conan books—for my sins—but they paid the bills for a number of years.) For my Western, I was under severe time constraints in the contract so it was 98,000 words in 21 days—a killer of a schedule, especially since I was not working on a computer then, just using an IBM Correcting Selectric!

    I started The Wheel of Time knowing how it began and how it all ended. I could have written the last scene of the last book 20 years ago—the wording would be different, but what happened would be the same. When I was asked to describe the series in six words, I said, 'Cultures clash, worlds change—cope. I know it's only five, but I hate to be wordy.' What I intended to do was a reverse-engineered mythology to change the characters in the first set of scenes into the characters in the last set of scenes, a bunch of innocent country folk changed into people who are not innocent at all. I wanted these boys to be Candides as much as possible, to be full of 'Golly, gee whiz!' at everything they saw once they got out of their home village. Later they could never go back as the same person to the same place they'd known.

    But I'd sit down and figure I could get so much into a story, then begin writing and realize halfway in that I wasn't even halfway through the ramble. I'd have to see how I could rework things and put off some of the story until later. It took me four years to write The Eye of the World, and I still couldn't get as much of the story into it as I wanted; same with The Great Hunt. I finally reached a point where I won't have to do that. For Knife of Dreams I thought, "I've got to get all of that into one book: it's the penultimate volume!" And I did. Well, with one exception, but that's OK. That one exception would probably have added 300 pages to the book but I see how to put it in the last volume in fewer.

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  • 35

    Interview: Jul 14th, 2006

    Robert Jordan

    For Deadsy again, who suggests that I have an e-Bay auction for something to put in one of my books, a curse word or the like, I already put up naming rights in an auction for a British organization that works with victims of torture. The woman who won asked that a character be named after her husband. Thus, after some checking back and forth, Charles Guybon Hudson became Charlz Guybon in Knife of Dreams. The description used in the book is based on the description of the real man. I think NaClH2O already pointed this all out, though. And DomA, I think.

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  • 36

    Interview: May 2nd, 2008

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well, after about a month of procrastination, I'm finally getting around to doing the final blog post in my series of "Wheel of Time read through" responses. Thanks to all of those who emailed me reminding me I'd never gotten around to writing a post about Book Eleven. Also, those of you at LJ, it looks like my blog-posting software skipped updating the post I did earlier in the week, so here's a link to it on my own website. You didn't miss much, just a little update explaining that I was done with the grading last week and had moved on to continuing A Memory of Light. (Also, forgive any typos in the following. I wrote it really fast, since I've still got a thousand words or so of A Memory of Light I need to get done tonight.)

    I find several things curious about Knife of Dreams. First, the pacing. This is the first book I remember feeling was moving directly toward an ending of the series. We resolve Elayne's plot to a large measure, Mat and Tuon get married, and Perrin rescues his wife. Those three things all complete major, multi-book arcs and set us up for Book Twelve. I've gotten some emails from somewhat snide readers who claim that they don't believe Mr. Jordan was planning to end the series with Book Twelve, but even if I hadn't seen the notes (which DO prove this book was to be the last) I would have believed in good faith that the ending was coming. Though I enjoy the more lethargic pacing of the previous couple books, Book Eleven's more breakneck resolution of concepts was also refreshing, if only as proof that an ending WAS coming.

    I'm not sure if Mr. Jordan is responding to comments on Book Ten by doing so much in Book Eleven. My instinct says that he wasn't. None of these plot resolutions felt rushed; they were simply all paced in such a way that book ten ended up being the 'middle' book in a lot of ways. It wasn't introducing new plots and it wasn't resolving them. It was, however, building for what happened in this book.

    It was strange reading Knife of Dreams this time as I felt a little like it is directed specifically at me. This book was, in a metaphorical sense, the 'pitch' toward me. It's the lead-in, and it was pitched quit well, directly on line. It's my job to hit that perfect pitch and send it flying.

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  • 37

    Interview: May 2nd, 2008

    Brandon Sanderson

    In the way of more specific responses to the book, I was very curious to discover that my favorite character for this volume was Egwene. I found it very compelling to read about her now that her power base has been completely removed from her. I remember the end of the previous volume, where she gets captured, thinking "Not again!" (Not that she'd been captured before, but after all the times Rand has been through that, I wasn't sure I wanted to read it again.)

    However, reading Book Eleven, I reversed my opinion. One sure-fire way to make a strong plot is to put a strong character into a position of weakness. In essence, the only thing she has as an advantage IS her strength, and she uses it to great effectiveness in this book. I believe this is the first place where she convinced me that she really is the Amyrlin.

    Mat and Tuon were fun to read, as always. Mat has been a real treat in these last books, and I enjoyed reading through again and looking to see what clues there are about Moiraine. (Though it's less mysterious to me now that I have the materials for Book Twelve.) It was good to finally get some resolution with Perrin, though I feel there is still a lot of emotional conflict there to work out. Beyond that, I guess the only response I'll give is that I think this book has my favorite of the prologues. The fight between Galad and Valda was superb.

    I'll try to post some annotations/Warbreaker chapters Saturday.

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  • 38

    Interview: Nov 14th, 2009

    Matoyak

    Have the visions and other such prophecies about Egwene and the Seanchan (such as the running one and the one with the sword) have they been fulfilled yet?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, none of those have been fulfilled other than the attack on the White Tower. She still has more to go.

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  • 39

    Interview: Nov 19th, 2009

    Amalisa

    Has Egwene's Dream of having her head on a block and an axe falling come true?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Brandon answered, It has not; she is still in danger of that happening. Then he looked at us and said, "It may, or may not also have something to do with Min's vision of Gawyn either saving or killing Egwene." Big smile on his face for that one.

    Samadai

    Great job Amalisa, you received the correct Question bonus.

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  • 40

    Interview: Nov 19th, 2009

    SteelBlaidd

    Did Egwene squeeze Moghedien for information on the Dream World?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That was our First MAFO (Maria And Find Out).

    He also said that Egwene is a powerful Dreamer and it seems unlikely that she didn't squeeze her for the information.

    MARIA SIMONS (VIA LUCKERS)

    This one is basic enough that I feel pretty confident that Egwene would have certainly asked Moghedien about Tel'aran'rhiod. Egwene threatened to execute Moghedien if she lied; I would think that with the knowledge that Egwene gained from the Aiel Wise Ones she might use that as the occasional test, and see where it went. I think that Egwene asked Moghedien about pretty much anything that popped in her head.

    FOOTNOTE—LUCKERS

    Maria claims the right to amend this later.

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  • 41

    Interview: Nov 2nd, 2010

    Matt Hatch

    Can someone without the Talent for Dreamwalking or Dreaming, but with access to Tel'aran'rhiod through a ter'angreal be taught to find dreams?

    Brandon Sanderson

    As far as I know, no. That's an 80%.

    The question they should be asking is could Perrin (be taught to find dreams)?

    Matt Hatch

    Can he?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I don't think so.

    Matt Hatch

    Well, what he can do is similar to Dreaming and Dreamwalking.

    Brandon Sanderson

    But the wolves don't know about them.

    Matt Hatch

    Well...

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'm not sure, but that's what I would be asking (paraphrased).

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  • 42

    Interview: Nov 2nd, 2010

    Matt Hatch

    Can the True Power be used to create a Mask of Mirrors?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Matt Hatch

    Do True Power Mask of Mirrors have different attributes than One Power Mask of Mirrors?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Everything done with the True Power will be slightly different.

    Matt Hatch

    Can you place a True Power Mask of Mirrors on another person?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Matt Hatch

    Would a True Power Mask of Mirrors persist into that person's dreams, how they see themselves?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They would see who they saw themselves as (it wouldn't persist).

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  • 43

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2011

    Question

    Do individuals with Talents not directly related to channeling such as Sniffing, Wolfsiblings or Dreaming need trainers to help them discover that they have these Talents?

    Alan Romanczuk

    No, the people will still be able to use their Talents eventually, but not at as refined a level as if they had been trained.

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  • 44

    Interview: Apr 17th, 2011

    Terez (herid)

    When you said some Forsaken are Dreamers, you meant they have prophetic dreams, right? Or are they just Dreamwalkers?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I did mean Dreamers. People have been trying to pin me down on that one.

    Terez

    Yeah, everybody has been like convinced that you were just confused...

    Brandon Sanderson

    ...that I was just confused. No. I meant Dreamers. I DID INDEED MEAN DREAMERS.

    Terez

    I know you did, but...just verifying.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah. And I’m like 95% on that one. We’ll put an asterisk on it. I actually sent Maria deeper into the notes, but I know at least one is, and I’m pretty sure one of each gender is.

    Footnote

    The most likely candidates seem to be Moridin, Cyndane, and Moghedien, who are undeniably the most skilled at getting into people's dreams and using Tel'aran'rhiod. These talents seem to go together, and all three of them are still alive as of Towers of Midnight (out of five remaining Forsaken).

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  • 45

    Interview: Apr 17th, 2011

    Terez

    Have Egwene's dreams concerning Gawyn all been fulfilled?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Which one are they asking about?

    Terez

    This is my question.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Because it was a Min vision, about holding her life...

    Terez

    No, no...I know the difference. I’m thinking mostly of the fork in the road that Gawyn comes to in Egwene’s dream, and down one road they marry, and down the other they don’t...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Okay, yes. That has been fulfilled. That fork in the road was the same decision that Min saw. Those were parallel [prophecies]. And that prophecy did get fulfilled...and the meaning of that is...there is no hidden meaning, no 'Surprise, that wasn’t really it!' You saw it: if Gawyn had not returned when he did, Egwene would have died.

    Footnote—Terez

    Brandon didn't let me finish telling him the dream, so I asked him about it again later. The dream actually refers to Gawyn's death rather than Egwene's, and was not fulfilled until A Memory of Light when they married (which set Gawyn down the chosen path).

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  • 46

    Interview: Apr 17th, 2011

    Terez

    Was Moridin in his own dream when Rand visited him in The Gathering Storm? If so, did he pull the boys into his own dreams in The Eye of the World, or did he invade and control theirs?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I believe Moridin was...okay, in The Gathering Storm, he was in his own dream. He at least believes he was in his own dream, and he is usually right on things like that. And in The Eye of the World, he...I believe it was their dreams that he was controlling. But...

    Terez

    That's difficult to do.

    Brandon Sanderson

    That's very difficult to do....so I could be wrong on that. It's easier to pull someone into your own dreams, but it's easier to influence multiple dreams from the outside. So...does that make sense?

    Terez

    Yes.

    Brandon Sanderson

    So, since he's doing it to all three of them, that makes me believe he was actually controlling their dreams. I'm pretty sure on that one, Terez. [Cut discussion of the pronunciation of Terez.] I could be wrong...but my understanding of the mechanics is that since they're all dreaming the same thing, that it's external, much as a lot of the Forsaken have been not warding their dreams through the early parts of the books, and causing people to dream lots of weird things, and share dreams. Ishamael was doing that intentionally...doing something similar. Does that make sense?

    Terez

    Right, and it also has to do with his ability to find ta'veren.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah.

    Footnote—Terez

    In my reread I noticed in A Crown of Swords Chapter 10, "Unseen Eyes", that Egwene says it's possible for a Dreamer to pull someone out of their dreams into a dream of her own making in Tel'aran'rhiod; this is something the Wise Ones won't do, but Ishamael wouldn't have a problem with it; I had forgotten that detail for some reason, and the Moridin dream confused the issue. It can be assumed that Lanfear did the same thing; Moghedien has shown no sign of having the ability (or perhaps the desire) to reach others' dreams, but she can trap Dreamwalkers in their own dreams in Tel'aran'rhiod. Aran'gar can do it weakly, and then only if she is sleeping right next to the person. Brandon has a point about the fact that all three of them dreamed the same dream apparently at once, but in once instance, after Perrin found the wolves, it seemed to Rand and Mat that they fell asleep, had the dream, and immediately woke up, when Moiraine says they were asleep for four hours.

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    Interview: Nov 14th, 2009

    Claire

    The dream sequence where Rand sees Moridin, and he thinks about having been there "long ago"—is he simply remembering his dreams there with Ishamael from The Eye of the World and The Great Hunt?

    Brandon Sanderson and Harriet McDougal Rigney

    Yes.

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  • 48

    Interview: Dec 17th, 2011

    Loialson

    Hey Brandon, I got a bunch of questions from the Wheel of Time Re-read.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Okay! Alright! So Wetlander and people.

    LOIALSON

    Yes...Are the impressive displays of power that Rand makes in Towers of Midnight (i.e., stopping the Trolloc army and having no concern over being able to leave the White Tower) a result of his integrated knowledge or his ta'veren nature?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Umm...Both, though, one thing you have to keep in mind, is...Rand, as a result of power level...Robert Jordan was specifically not using him very often because his power had grown so powerful even by the end of Knife of Dreams. I mean, you look at Knife of Dreams—if you go reread the fight in Knife of Dreams he is laying waste to nearly as many Trollocs as he has when he does the battle at the temple—which is not actually called that in the books—that's the one with the Trollocs and things [referencing Rand's big single-handed fight in Towers of Midnight]. And so...yes, some of these things have changed, but he's really powerful now.

    Now, the thing about in the White Tower is something different. [Brandon smiles]

    Footnote

    Someone needs to ask Brandon about that 'temple' thing.

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    Interview: Nov 2nd, 2010

    Aidan Moher

    One of the perks associated with finishing The Wheel of Time is that you've read all of Robert Jordan's notes. Now that you know all the secrets (including stuff that won't even appear in the novels), how has your appreciation for the series changed?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's been an interesting experience. So far as I know, I'm the only person in the world to have ever read through—beginning to end—the Wheel of Time, starting with Book One and continuing through until I reached the final scenes Robert Jordan wrote before he passed away. (Maria might have done it, but I don't think so—she pretty much has the books memorized by now, and seems to spot-read more than she reads straight through.)

    This is an experience others will start having in the coming years, and perhaps they'll agree with me that it DOES change the series. First off, you gain a better appreciation for Robert Jordan's ability to foreshadow. Second, the slow parts don't seem so slow any longer, particularly as you see books seven through fourteen as being one large novel.

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  • 50

    Interview: Apr, 2012

    Luckers

    Are the ripples in Knife of Dreams balescreams?

    Brandon Sanderson

    *grins* RAFO. And say that’s a RAFO with a grin.

    Footnote

    This most likely had something to do either with balefire or the True Power.

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    Interview: Apr 21st, 2012

    Melissa Craib

    Melissa Craib, this year's JordanCon master of ceremonies, asked the Team Jordan members which parts of the story they had been surprised about.

    Harriet McDougal Rigney

    Harriet told about an incident she has described before from when she was writing the blurb for the dust jacket of The Dragon Reborn and finally realized that RJ intended Callandor to be an analog of the sword in the stone. She yelled down to RJ, "You son of a ****, you've done it to me again!"

    Maria Simons

    Maria said that she was surprised... well, actually I've forgotten what Maria was surprised about. Maybe somebody else remembers...was it from Knife of Dreams when Semirhage blows Rand's hand off? That's what comes to mind, but I don't remember any details about why that surprised her, really, so maybe that's not it. :s

    Alan Romanczuk

    Alan at first said that he wasn't surprised by anything; he had figured it all out, of course. Then he owned up to being a little surprised about the scene in Crossroads of Twilight in which Perrin chops off the hand of one of the captured Shaido, because it showed the depths to which a person could go when pushed to the brink.

    Peter Ahlstrom

    Peter said he was surprised when it was revealed that Demandred was... (yeah, he was messing with us).

    Footnote

    Nalesean at Theoryland pointed out that Maria said that she was surprised by the death of Rolan during the battle of Malden.

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    Interview: May, 2012

    Terez

    The tor.com post about the Whelan art is copied in full and parsed for tagging, but there are some plot-relevant bits from a friend of Whelan's in the comments that are recorded at the bottom, and I've clipped the relevant bit about the DKS art from Tor's tribute post.

    Irene Gallo

    The scene depicts Min, Aviendha, and Elayne gathered on a battlefield around what is presumably a funeral pyre for Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn. What we recognize as a yin/yang appears in the clouds, possibly signifying a unity that has evaded male and female channelers for over 3000 years.

    DARRELL K. SWEET

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  • 53

    Interview: Jan 12th, 2011

    Matt Hatch

    Can someone that enters Tel'aran'rhiod physically, use the Gap of Infinity? More specifically, if Egwene entered Tel'aran'rhiod in her physical body, could she access the Gap of Infinity?

    Brandon Sanderson

    MAFO.

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  • 54

    Interview: Jan 12th, 2011

    Matt Hatch

    Is Lanfear a Dreamer?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I lend a lot of credence to the theory that at least one of the Forsaken is or was a Dreamer.

    Matt Hatch

    I did my best to just get him to tell us straight up that one IS, actually that more than one is a Dreamer. But he persisted in using the above language.

    Footnote

    He did confirm that later.

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  • 55

    Interview: Apr, 2012

    JordanCon 2012 - Terez (Paraphrased)

    Question

    Is there any relationship between Perrin's dream visions and Min's viewings? Does she see into Tel'aran'rhiod?

    Maria Simons

    I don't know. I might be able to find out.

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  • 56

    Interview: 2012

    Memories of Light (Verbatim)

    Day 8

    Egwene strode around a frozen pillar of glass in her dream. It almost looked like a column of light. What did it mean? She could not interpret it. (p. 147)

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  • 57

    Interview: Jan 9th, 2013

    Marie Curie

    We found out in Knife of Dreams that some of the Forsaken (most especially Moridin) are able to 'read' the Pattern to locate ta'veren, for example. How (or where) do they 'read' the Pattern? Do they use Tel'aran'rhiod? Or the Gap of Infinity?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I don't know. (Brandon looks at Maria)

    Maria Simons

    I don't know. It might be in the notes.

    Footnote

    Lanfear/Cyndane can also do it; the Talent is probably related to Dreaming.

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  • 58

    Interview: 2013

    Twitter 2013 (WoT) (Verbatim)

    Terez (23 January 2013)

    Who sent the attack on Algarin's manor?

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    I'm going to MAFO this one, since I honestly can't remember. I did get an answer from Maria as I was writing the books, though.

    Maria Simons

    I'm going to plead the encyclopedia on this one.

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  • 59

    Interview: Feb 21st, 2013

    Trae Cooper

    RJ left specific notes that Min's Alivia viewing was supposed to be incidental, and an example of unreliable narrator even in the case of Min's viewings. The Foretelling/dreams about the boat were supposed to be along the same lines.

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  • 60

    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2013

    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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  • 61

    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2013

    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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  • 62

    Interview: Mar 17th, 2012

    Zas

    This one is from Terez, about WoT. It says "Does Moridin have anything to do with the Knife of Dreams?"

    Peter

    She thinks that his name "Tedronai" translates into Knife of Dreams in WoT.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    (slightly surprised) Oh. If that is the case Terez,which it very well may be, I don’t know. I don’t know. That’s mostly because I don’t do anything with the Old Tongue- I let Alan handle it, because he’s so good at it, I pretty much just refer to him. The only thing I tried to name on my own was Perrin’s hammer. And even that, he had to fix a few little things to make it work right.

    So I won’t kill that theory, but I can’t confirm it either.

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