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  • 1

    Interview: 2012

    Brandon Sanderson (31 August 2011)

    Dang. I just pulled off something in A Memory of Light that is GRRM-esque. I'm not certain if I should apologize, feel awesome, or go take a shower.


    Haven't read GRRM, should I? Also, I recommend feeling awesome and writing more of A Memory of Light, but I'm biased.


    Depends on your threshold for content. His writing is genius, but he is very brutal. I could only stomach the first one.


    His short stories are awesome, by the way. I've liked every one of those I've read.


    Also, the Minas Tirith theme is playing on Pandora. Perfect.


    Gah, now you've got me thinking Boromir/Gawyn.


    I have no idea if Brandon saw that tweet, but his next one came after it, for what it's worth. Some more info was given on this in the reddit Q&A, and there might be another clue here.


    Some good mythological underpinnings and references in this scene, as I believe RJ would have done.


    If I ever get to write the annotations for this book as I plan, this scene will be a nice one to talk about.


    One of the challenges in writing these books is to get mythology right. Not too overt, with careful references. RJ left help, fortunately.


    You mean like Rand having a wound in his side, a la Jesus on the cross?


    That's one of very, very many. But yes. And, you know, Rand being a sheepherder...


    RJ used a lot of mythological inspiration. But I haven't seen a lot of Greek myths used. Have you?


    It's there. Look where Perrin gets wounded.


    ahh... The Achilles arrow?


    Look up blacksmith gods. Hephaestus, Wayland. And, you know, Perun...


    But I felt RJ thought Greek/Roman was overdone, so stayed away from using it as much as Norse/Celtic/Native American.


    Okay, signing off for the night. I need to be up for my Q&A on reddit come noon my time. (I'll tweet a reminder.)


    Moved the A Memory of Light progress bar up to 48% complete to reflect work done so far this week. Been a good week.


    I believe you are trying to kill us by triggering extreme amounts of anticipation and excitement. Some of us don't have the heart to take it you know. Seriously though, can't wait.


    Ha. Just trying to keep everyone involved, if only in a small way. ;)


  • 2

    Interview: Aug 31st, 2011

    Reddit AMA 2011 (Verbatim)

    Axelkappa ()

    You previously mentioned on twitter a GRRM-esque moment in A Memory of Light. Any more on that? In the end are you going to apologize or feel awesome?

    Brandon Sanderson

    When the book is out, ask me about this. I'll tell you which one it was. It's something I was struggling with, trying different takes on. Finally, some things came together. I'll say more, but I'll put it in spoiler text. (It's not very spoilery, but some people don't want to know anything.) [highlight to read] It is a moment of awesomeness, but also is somewhat cruel. There is a death involved. It could be from the side of the Light, it could be from the side of the Shadow.


  • 3

    Interview: Oct 5th, 2001


    Okay, so the interview went on. The interview was about Jordan. I mean, it was all him. Very little Martin. So I don't think I'll repeat the majority of it.

    Robert Jordan

    The pertinent part is that Jordan said he had planned the WoT series to be 5 books (I did a good job not to scoff), but the story has its own mind and can't be contained (again, I didn't laugh). Martin said that he had the same problem. He had originally planned that Game of Thrones and Clash of Kings to be one book.


  • 4

    Interview: Jan 15th, 2003

    Robert Jordan

    I asked him if he thought he'd finish his series before George R.R. Martin's 'Song of Ice & Fire', and he said absolutely. He then mentioned a poll he had seen online where readers were asked which would happen first - Robert Jordan finishes the WOT series, George R.R. Martin would finish ASOIAF, Stephen King would finish the Dark Tower, or the Universe would be destroyed. D was winning by about 65% last he'd checked.


    RJ also told this story in 2001 at Archon.


    lol, grrm,
  • 5

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    sadius551 ()

    If George R. R. Martin kicks the bucket before he finishes A Song of Ice and Fire, would you kindly do so in his place?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ha. Honestly, I'd be an AWFUL replacement for Mister Martin. My writing style is very different from his.

    Let's just wish him to be in the best of health so he can continue to write the story that so many people love.