The Great Mistborn Read-along of 2019/2020 *Bands of Mourning*

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  1. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    First thought in starting Hero of Ages? I don't really like that Elend became an Allomancer :look Especially that he is so much stronger than Vin :( It takes away from Vin a bit...

    Though on the other hand, it does mean that they can share the experience of flying through the mists together, the only good thing she got from Zane...
     
  2. Ignis al'Caleum

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    It's a lore building moment explaining how allomancy became a thing. It also makes sense that he is stronger in that he is essentially a first generation as opposed to having the ability watered down over 1,000 years. I actually think that it shows how exceptionally strong Vin is in light of that watering down.
     
  3. Sorcha Al'Verdan

    Sorcha Al'Verdan Aes Sedai

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    Ignis nailed it :) I think it also adds a dynamic to their relationship and removes what might have eventually become a much bigger wrinkle, as by the end of Well of Ascension Elend was already experiencing some feelings of inadequacy that would have eaten at the base of their bond, as such things do.
     
  4. Kassina Tendar

    Kassina Tendar Aes Sedai

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    Are we starting book 3 soon? :look (I've already started it)
     
  5. Leira Galene

    Leira Galene Aes Sedai Head of the Brown Ajah Forum Moderator

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    Why not, let's do it. How many chapters should we read a week, anyone want to make a schedule?
     
  6. Elia LePhant

    Elia LePhant Aes Sedai Historian

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    I just finished book 2! :D Man I really forgot ALL of that ending. :lol Looking forward to book 3...
     
  7. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    I will be picking it back up shortly, because I'm almost done with Skin Game! :D
     
  8. Aduiavas Ida

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    I remember why I was so impatient to get to the ending of WoA. I read what happened on the back of Hero of Ages :(
     
  9. Leira Galene

    Leira Galene Aes Sedai Head of the Brown Ajah Forum Moderator

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    Ok, I started Hero of Ages! @Thaddius al'Guy can we get an update to the title/first post?

    I love this bit of dialogue:
    I agree with Cett :D
     
  10. Leira Galene

    Leira Galene Aes Sedai Head of the Brown Ajah Forum Moderator

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    I agree with this, especially because he's so strong... he definitely gets a bit of Mr. Perfect syndrome, even more so than before.
     
  11. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy That Guy Aes Sedai Forum Moderator Game Master

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    Ask and ye shall receive.
     
  12. Kassina Tendar

    Kassina Tendar Aes Sedai

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    Do we have a timeline yet for reading the 3rd book?
     
  13. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    Yes, I would like to catch up, please. :lol
     
  14. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy That Guy Aes Sedai Forum Moderator Game Master

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    I can go ahead and make one, give me a little bit of time and I'll update the first post.
     
  15. Leira Galene

    Leira Galene Aes Sedai Head of the Brown Ajah Forum Moderator

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    Spoilers for chapter 19
    Is that really Kelsier that appears to Spook?
     
  16. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    Have you read Mistborn: Secret History Leira?
     
  17. Leira Galene

    Leira Galene Aes Sedai Head of the Brown Ajah Forum Moderator

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    No, I never got the chance. I don't mind being spoiled for it, though.
     
  18. Thaddius al'Guy

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    do you want the answer?
     
  19. Leira Galene

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    So I'm fairly certain I remember it's Ruin, because there's no way Kelsier could give pewter, that could only happen with a spike.
     
  20. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy That Guy Aes Sedai Forum Moderator Game Master

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    so what happened with Spook right before he started seeing Kelsier? He got injured, correct?