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Re: Orbit, we need to talk...
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2015, 07:10:41 PM »
Stormlight Archive is great (like a better and more epic Mistborn imo).
Is it supposed to be a trilogy? I was kinda waiting for it to be complete before starting...

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Stormlight is supposed to be 10 books... if you wait for it to be done you'll be waiting decades.  ;D

Technically it's two 5 book series really, but generally thought of as one big one. For me, the two books so far both had satisfying enough endings that I'm not distraught waiting (unlike Fool's Assassin with its cliffhanger for example), kinda like the end of the first Mistborn book. If you liked Mistborn then you're missing out, SA is a step up from there in pretty much every sense.
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Re: Orbit, we need to talk...
« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2015, 07:29:07 PM »
Ok, there you go, you convinced me not to wait :)
I did like Mistborn a lot!
(and by the way, have you read Weeks' Lightbringer? There are 3 now, one left to the end... they're like Sanderson but a notch better, in my opinion)
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Re: Orbit, we need to talk...
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2015, 08:01:48 PM »
Ok, there you go, you convinced me not to wait :)
I did like Mistborn a lot!
(and by the way, have you read Weeks' Lightbringer? There are 3 now, one left to the end... they're like Sanderson but a notch better, in my opinion)

Problem with Sanderson is that it does get to the point where you feel you are reading the same book - just remixed.    I thought the Mistborn trilogy was great fun.  Didn't like Elantris or the cheesy cowboy Mistborn novel.  Adored volume 1 of the Stormlight Archives, found book 2 a slog.  Have come across a couple of novellas by him that were excellent though.  The one in the Rogues Anthology was surprisingly dark, and Legion was fun. 
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Re: Orbit, we need to talk...
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2015, 10:18:09 PM »
Stormlight Archive is great (like a better and more epic Mistborn imo).
Is it supposed to be a trilogy? I was kinda waiting for it to be complete before starting...


Stormlight is supposed to be 10 books... if you wait for it to be done you'll be waiting decades.  ;D

Technically it's two 5 book series really, but generally thought of as one big one. For me, the two books so far both had satisfying enough endings that I'm not distraught waiting (unlike Fool's Assassin with its cliffhanger for example), kinda like the end of the first Mistborn book. If you liked Mistborn then you're missing out, SA is a step up from there in pretty much every sense.

According to the Word of Brandon, Stormlight will be split into two arcs of 5 books each. Each book is (hopefully) to be released about a year and a half after the previous one with a longer break between 5 and 6. So waiting won't be too bad if you get them once the first five are done.
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Re: Orbit, we need to talk...
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2015, 11:17:19 PM »
Ok, there you go, you convinced me not to wait :)
I did like Mistborn a lot!
(and by the way, have you read Weeks' Lightbringer? There are 3 now, one left to the end... they're like Sanderson but a notch better, in my opinion)
Hope you enjoy them! :)

I've read a few chapters of Lightbringer but it didn't grab me, mean to try it again at some point. Maybe after WoT & Gentleman Bastard...  :P

Problem with Sanderson is that it does get to the point where you feel you are reading the same book - just remixed.    I thought the Mistborn trilogy was great fun.  Didn't like Elantris or the cheesy cowboy Mistborn novel.  Adored volume 1 of the Stormlight Archives, found book 2 a slog.  Have come across a couple of novellas by him that were excellent though.  The one in the Rogues Anthology was surprisingly dark, and Legion was fun. 
Yeah that's definitely a problem with Sanderson at this point. Hopefully he'll learn to mix things up a bit. Definitely agree about the novellas - The Emperor's Soul stands out for me.

According to the Word of Brandon, Stormlight will be split into two arcs of 5 books each. Each book is (hopefully) to be released about a year and a half after the previous one with a longer break between 5 and 6. So waiting won't be too bad if you get them once the first five are done.
Thought it was something like that, thanks! It'd probably take him less than half that time if he concentrated on it, but I guess it's better for him to work on a variety of things so he doesn't burn out on any one series - plus this way he doesn't get fans of one series hounding him quite as much.
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Re: Orbit, we need to talk...
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2015, 12:54:05 AM »
It's funny. Sanderson works on so many projects besides the Stormlight Archive, and yet he still manages to get them out faster than George RR Martin.

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Re: Orbit, we need to talk...
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2015, 04:55:45 AM »
It's funny. Sanderson works on so many projects besides the Stormlight Archive, and yet he still manages to get them out faster than George RR Martin.
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Re: Orbit, we need to talk...
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2015, 05:38:51 PM »
And speaking of covers - why oh why do the Riyria Revelations have such different editions? :'(

I got book 1 from Book Depository (I had a voucher to use): there were 2 covers, one with a person, the other where the title had the biggest focus, so of course I went with the second version.
And now of course I want to keep them aligned.
I found book 2 with similar cover in Waterstones, got it today, fine.
But book 3 only exists in Waterstones in the other version of the cover (with person). I finally found the right cover on Amazon, but it's more expensive than the (for me) bad cover, and I don't understand at all...
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