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  • 1

    Interview: Oct 15th, 2010

    17th Shard

    Tucker asks, "Will you ever write a book or series where different magic systems come into the same world?"

    Brandon Sanderson

    Where different magic systems come into the same world. Um...I have already.

    17TH SHARD

    (confused) Published novels?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Yes.

    17TH SHARD

    I mean like different magic systems from different worlds.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    That's what I said.

    17TH SHARD

    He's being really clever about this, Eric.

    Eric

    Okay, okay, sorry.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    You're asking if I'll do it obviously.

    17TH SHARD

    (laughs)

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Where that's the focus of the novel? Someday I might. Right now I've been planning in the back of my head, but I'm not sure if I'll do it. See, here's the thing: I like all of this stuff to be behind the scenes; I don't want any reader to walk up on the shelf and pull it out and feel like they are completely lost because they have to read 27 Sanderson novels before this one makes sense. And so that would be my hesitance in ever doing that. But I already have in very subtle ways. And if were going to do a conflux book, I might just post it on my website. I don't know, I'm not sure. It depends on how popular the things are and whatnot. But, I don't think I want to do that to my casual readers.

    17TH SHARD

    Right, they wouldn't have any of the background.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Right, they wouldn't have any of the background. Thing is, some of the magic systems do cross worlds, and have before. And that has not happened obviously; you haven't really seen it. Right now Liar of Partinel [an unpublished book óed] and Stormlight Archive share a magic system, because with the unifying theory of magic there's a certain number of things that magic can do, and there's a lot of different ones, but when they get similar they tend to work in the same way. So Lightweaving shows up in both books. I may change that for Liar of Partinel, but it's kind of integral to that book and it's kind of integral to Stormlight Archive right now too. This is one of the reasons why I had to decide to do either Dragonsteel or Stormlight Archive as the big epic.

    Some of the magic systems have been discovered on different planets, and some of them do work. A lot of them don't, but some of them do. It depends on your spiritual DNA, what people are able to do, and things like that. But, if you find a way to do illusion magic in one of my worlds it's going to work pretty much like Lightweaving, regardless of which planet you're on. If that makes sense.

    Footnote

    Several suspect that Hoid is using Lightweaving when he is talking with Kaladin in Way of Kings.

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  • 2

    Interview: Nov 24th, 2011

    Fire Arcadia

    You have said previously that the Stormlight Archive will include Lightweaving. Is that still the plan?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    FIRE ARCADIA

    Have we seen a Roshar native in The Way of Kings who can use Lightweaving?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Yes, we have seen someone who has potential.

    FIRE ARCADIA

    He seemed to be trying to say that they didn't know that they can use it.

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  • 3

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    mycoltbug

    Hoids base magic system Lightweaving?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO

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  • 4

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Nicrosil

    Just got back, asked a few questions. Please note that these are super paraphrased, but I did see someone's IPhone on the table, so we hopefully have a transcript!

    Question

    Have we seen another Lightweaver?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The power? Yes. The Order? No.

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  • 5

    Interview: Jan 6th, 2015

    Wetlander

    When Shallan does Lightweaving, is that a combination of Illumination and Transformation, or is Lightweaving just of Illumination?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Lightweaving is just of Illumination. Lightweaving is a long-established power in the cosmere. Very early books, in fact one of the very first stories I ever wrote, Lightweaving was the magic. (That story is unpublished, written long ago—long before Liar of Partinel) And so, this stems from my own personal affection for illusion and my feeling that it had not been used as well as I wanted it to be used in fantasy fiction. So I consider it only Illumination truly in The Stormlight Archive.

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  • 6

    Interview: Mar 29th, 2014

    Question

    Have we seen another Lightweaver as of WoR?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, depending on your definition. You could make the argument, the Order of Knight Radiant, no. But you have seen people lightweaving, the skill, yes.

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  • 7

    Interview: Jan 7th, 2015

    Question

    My first question is about Shallan and whether what she does with her drawings and the deserters in Words of Radiance, kind of changing them, at all similar to what Shai does in The Emperorís Soul?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Umm, thatís a good question. There are similarities, but only in that The Emperorís Soul is cosmere and is relying on the same foundation of magic. But good question. [...] somebody do it before. So you have seen what she does before, but that is not what I was pointing at. No one is going to expect it.

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  • 8

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Alterodent

    Does Shallan's bond improve her art?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Shallan's memorization is supernatural, and her memorization affects her ability to do art, so I would say yes.

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