I just finished the audiobook this morning, and in the setting are rules about how to not provoke shades of the dead. The rules are in order of least to most severe:
- Don't run
- Don't kindle a flame
- Don't draw blood
The post script talks about how these rules were based on shabbos as presented in the Torah. It was just interesting to see a non-Jewish author (In this case, Mormon) base something off of Judaism.
:) Thanks for the thread.
The Double Eye from the Stormlight books (inside front cover illustration of the magic in the hardcover of book one) has some roots in the Tree of Life also, and if you look at Alethi, you'll find some Hebrew poking through now and then.
I read all of your books as audio books because they are all so well narrated, especially the Wax and Wayne series.
I will have to keep a better ear out for the Alethi.
It can be easy to miss, as I play with it a little first, fitting it to Alethi. But Moash came from Moshe, for example.
Is that a hint of things to come? Is Moash like Moses or something? He is, isn't he?
Sorry. It doesn't mean anything other than "My editor is named Moshe, and I've always liked how the name sounds."
Speaking of which, there's a Lighteyes named Yonatan (a very Jewish name) that Wit insults in...I think it was Way of Kings. Is that based off of someone you know as well?
That is indeed. (Look again at what he's wearing.)
That's based off of my editor's nephew, who was included as a wedding gift.