Wayne's Last Name

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  1. Murasaki al'Aevon

    Murasaki al'Aevon Gaidin Company Commander of Mahdi'in d'ma Dieb

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    So I pestered Brandon about this at Dragon Con this past weekend. He said, "Right now, he would say his name is Ladrian."

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN!?!
     
  2. Winterdawn Lightheart

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    Whoa. That is quite interesting. :blink No clue what it means!
     
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  4. Almira ni'Caldazare

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    "Right now"? Does that mean the answer will change?
     
  5. Padron Kerenmosa

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    I read Shadow of Self a couple of days ago and there was a sentence there that made me wonder if he isn't actually a Ladrian as well...
    Cant remember the sentence though.
     
  6. Elyss Koh'inor

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    My reaction...
     
  7. Almira ni'Caldazare

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    Can you be more unhelpful?
     
  8. Dnae Ila

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    I would just innocently assume it's just a misdirection on Wayne's part, but you never know with Brandon.

    Speaking of Wayne, though, is anyone else irritated that the cover art of Alloy of Law shows Wayne holding a gun?
     
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    It would make more sense for him to hold a gun on the cover of the last book. But I like the hat
     
  10. Elyss Koh'inor

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    Yes. :| Inaccurate cover art is the bane of my existence.
     
  11. Dnae Ila

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    It's like... Did the artist even read the book? Did the author not look at concept art? Who was in charge of approving this cover?
    I've gotten antsy over minor cover art flaws, like sandals not the style as described, but Wayne holding a gun, that's kinda a big point.
     
  12. Aduiavas Ida

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    I hadn't noticed that. Now I can't unsee it :|

    One of the worst covers for me is Eye of the World. Lan is wearing armour :|
     
  13. Dnae Ila

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    I've got the e-versions of WoT, and my reader allows me to use custom cover art, so I made classy, understated black covers with the serpent and the wheel graphic for every book. I quite like it. As a consequence, I sometimes forget that's not what the actual covers look like.
     
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    That is what the British covers look like. I like them, but they can be a bit boring :look
     
  15. Dnae Ila

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    I've actually always disliked the standard fantasy cover style that portrays a bunch of the characters. Possibly because they often get details wrong, the characters don't match what I see in my head, and/or the artwork is often just... Cheesy and garish and not really... Arty, if that makes sense.
     
  16. Tazren Talamar

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    Artists don't always read the entire books, do they? At least that's the impression I've gotten. And that publishers fix the art and the authors don't always have a lot (if any) say in it.


    Regarding Wayne's surname ... I'd interpret it more as Wayne seeing Wax as his family, so right know if there's any family name that he would identify himself with, it'd be Wax's.
     
  17. Rollyn Montagorae

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    On Sanderson's web page he has author annotations for several of his novels, and in Alloy of Law's annotations for Chapter 8, he mentions the cover art. His comment on it is this:

     
  18. Dnae Ila

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    That actually does make me feel better about it.
     
  19. Ebona din Casei

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    Could they ACTUALLY be related somehow? Like... Third cousins or something?
     
  20. Murasaki al'Aevon

    Murasaki al'Aevon Gaidin Company Commander of Mahdi'in d'ma Dieb

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    hmmm... as i'm rereading, i'm wondering if he's a descendent of Spook or Kelsier. The disguises. THE DISGUISES.