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Discussion in 'Brandon Sanderson' started by Arecias Dezell, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. Arecias Dezell

    Arecias Dezell

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    Looking around online, I've found tentative release dates anywhere from October 2013 to January 2014. Brandon Sanderson's website says the first draft was 40% complete as of the end of January. I'm guessing the book will probably done around Christmas?

    So for those who are interested in to doing a group re-read, when do you suggest we do the re-read? Sooner will make sure we have it done on time. Later would keep everything fresh in mind, but then we risk not finishing in time. Any suggestions?

    As a side point I found this quote from Sanderson: "'In honor of Asmodean, I’ll say that there is a mysterious death in The Way of Kings that could use some resources devoted to it. I did not put it in there simply because of Asmodean, but as I thought about it after writing it, I said, “Oh wow, I wonder if people will pick up on that." So there you go.'"

    I wonder which mysterious death is in honor of Asmodean? I have to re-read to find out
     
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    Keelinnea Isyne Aes Sedai

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    Oh....that alone would make me pull out my book for a reread. Though if we all missed it on the first time around, not sure it is up there with Asmo's death. But we will see after I find my book and reread it.
     
  3. Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn

    Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn Aes Sedai Membership Activities Coordinator Head of the Green Ajah

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    Dependent upon what else I'm reading and when it is, I might be interested in a group reread :)
     
  4. Raeviendha al'Toma

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    I'd love to do a re-read. Hopefully I can find my book.
     
  5. Ty al'Djinn

    Ty al'Djinn Mod for Life Gaidin

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    I'd love to do a reread with everyone! When would we do it? Need plenty of time to finish after all.
     
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    Anika Forsyn Aes Sedai

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    Seriously loved this book! I was pretty skeptical the first few chapters because it was my first brandon sanderson book and I had no idea just how freaking crazy/awesome his imagination is, but once I got into the book, I was in love!!! I'm totally onboard for a reread!!!
     
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    Toral Delvar Archivist Gaidin

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    I'm re-reading mistborn, but have both on my nook, so it isn't haI don't have to carry both physcial books). My struggle is to keep to the same pace as everyone else
     
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    Megana Vallentin Aes Sedai

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    I have the same problem with this book that I had with most Wheel of Time books...I got too interested in one character (Shallan in this case) and started skimming over all the sections with other characters!

    I will definitely be re-reading before the next book comes out and would love to join you all. :)
     
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    Taika Vinh Aes Sedai

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    My copy is the hardback one, so if the re-read occurs on our summer holidays (when we're in Finland visiting relatives) then I'll need to just read faster to catch up with y'all! :D I'm trying to avoid carrying heavy books with me. (And won't buy the Kindle copy of books I already own as physical ones :p)
     
  10. Arecias Dezell

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    I'm done moving, but not unpacking, however I did find my copy of The Way of Kings, and the book almost took up a whole box by itself! I forgot how long it is, hard cover is 1001 pages.

    I'm hoping we can stick pretty close together on this re-read, so that as we go along we can discuss what moves us, things we missed the first time, favorite quotes, speculation on the future, and of course who died that made Sanderson think of Asmodean. And I think it will help us to get to know each other a little better!

    With that said, I agree with Ty that we should start sooner, it will be easier for us to keep pace with each other. Let's shoot for 250 pages a month(too much or little?), starting this month. This will have us done by June, way before the earliest speculated date for book 2. We can adjust that later if we need too. Does that sound good to everyone?

    Toral Gaidin, do you think I should change the name of the thread for spoiler reasons, and is it ok to keep the thread in this forum? Thanks
     
  11. Raeviendha al'Toma

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    Sounds great Arec! Thanks for taking the lead on this. I'm excited! :D I know where my book is and I just need to pull it out. Yay! :joy
     
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    Same as Roheryn. I got really excited about it and then realized that there was only one book! eeek. I hate finding a new book that is all by it's lonesome.
     
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    Sounds nice Arec! I'm in too. :D
     
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    :clapOK It looks like the re-read is official!!!:clap Taika Sedai and Anika Sedai, I'm happy you're in on this too! Raeviendha, I'm excited too! I hope everyone who said they'd like to join will be able to. The bigger the group, the more we'll have to talk about. I'm starting tonight!
     
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    Ok I'll start tonight too! This is going to be so awesome.
     
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    I think I'll have to finish The House of Chains (Malazan #4) before starting. It may take a couple of days but I'll catch up. ^^
     
  17. Raeviendha al'Toma

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    I'm kind of in the middle of my WoT reread, but I think a break will be nice. Know what I mean? I've been submerged in Randland for a couple of years now, with breaks here and there, so it'll be nice to dive back into the Stormlight Archives. I'm looking forward to discussing it with everyone.
     
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    Oh gawd, 250 pages a month? How about I just read the book once a month til June and you guys remind me where you're at? I can't go that slow. lol
     
  19. Megana Vallentin

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    Haha that's me too...I would read the 250 pages in a day, and then wait 30 days and have forgotten what I'd read before. :$

    But I'll still jump in and enjoy discussing it with everyone as you go!
     
  20. Arecias Dezell

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    I know what you mean, I threw a number out there to get a feel for a pace that work for most. How many pages would you say is good to where we can have most keep pace, or catch up when they finish what they're reading now?
     
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