The Great Mistborn Read-along of 2019

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  1. Leira Galene

    Leira Galene Mafia Admin Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Oh I figured it was the other way around, that first it was called just Mistborn then once the other books came out they changed it.
     
  2. Thaddius al'Guy

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    No, you're right Leira. I was wrong. Wil Gaidin filled me in on it. I was the one that had it backwards.
     
  3. Atarah al'Norahn

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    When I was at the bookstore, I was definitely concerned for a few minutes that I was buying the wrong books :lol

    Stephen, thanks for posting those bits from the annotations. I haven't checked out the site itself because it was mentioned it could be spoilery. I'm particularly interested that Vin was originally a male character.
     
  4. Stephen Lightheart

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    In my memory, they were written by the guy who was eventually betrayed by the Lord Ruler.
     
  5. Stephen Lightheart

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    There are spoilers, but they're hidden behind a button much like spoilers are here. They are intended for rereaders, but I'm pretty sure you can read them on your first go.

    Though I suppose it does sometimes tell you when a small thing will become relevant later on, so if you don't like such things influencing your experience, don't read.
     
  6. Kassina Tendar

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    Ooo, I'm only a week behind, so I may start this re-read myself! :D I've been wanting to reread them, after all.
     
  7. Stephen Lightheart

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    You are, in fact, only a day behind. ^^ Get on it! :look I'm a super slow reader with a toddler and very little time, and I read the first week's material plus annotations in an hour last night. Plus made notes.
     
  8. Leala al'Dareis

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    So, I'm way ahead of the read-along, but I'm really enjoying Vin's character arc in general.
     
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    I too liked that we didn't see to much action, just little pieces of potential. I like Brandon's way of introducing us to a world without pages of description or random POV's to excuse explanation. I'm really looking forward to seeing Kel and Vin interact.
     
  10. Thaddius al'Guy

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    WEEK TWO (8/14-8/20):
    Chapters 3 & 4.

    It is less chapters this week, but roughly the same number of pages. Many of us have read the book before so I'll stick this reminder in here but If you're going to discuss any full book spoilers, I ask that you do it in spoiler tags with warning. Happy reading!
     
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  11. Autumn Sapphira

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    This.

    I forgot to start the next chapter, but... @Thaddius al'Guy Didnt we read the Prologue and Chapters 1&2 last week? So shouldn't we be reading Chapters 3&4? :look
     
  12. Thaddius al'Guy

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    Yes, you're right. I did that update right after I woke up, so....Yes. :look
     
  13. Autumn Sapphira

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    :giggle
     
  14. Elanda Tonil

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    I’m going to the library today to grab the book! I shall catch up!
     
  15. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    The epigraphs are in fact written by the guy who they thought were the "Chosen One" but the now Lord Ruler betrayed him to prevent Ruin from being released from the Well of Ascension
     
  16. Leira Galene

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    That's right, I had forgotten. Thanks.

    God, I forgot how BRUTAL Kelsier is. I've read SA way more recently and was more used to like, Kaladin style, where he doesn't revel in killing people, and Kelsier is out here like THESE BITCHES DESERVE IT I'M GOING TO LITERALLY THROW THEM OUT WINDOWS. :lol
     
  17. Leala al'Dareis

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    That's a good comparison! :lol Kelsier is so non-chalant and casual when you ask him about it too. :rofl Like it's his hobby to kill noblemen. Like, "It's just something fun I do in my spare time. You want me to pencil in a couple more for you?"
     
  18. Autumn Sapphira

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    I've never thought about it like that, but :lol Yes
     
  19. Elanda Tonil

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    That was one of my favorite things about Kelsier, he's extremely flawed as a person. He's a big hero in this book, but he's short sighted and overly focused on indiscriminate revenge. I wouldn't really want to be his BFF... but I love him as a character. :D
     
  20. Leala al'Dareis

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    I think I'm going to finish the book today. :look
     
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