Oathbringer Edinburgh signing

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Name Oathbringer Edinburgh signing
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Date Dec. 2, 2017
Location
Location Edinburgh, UK
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Tour Oathbringer
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Hoidonalsium

The Resonance between various powers, specifically about Shallan... The way that she seems to be sort of Soulstamping herself, is that due to a Resonance power? Or is that something external—or is it mental?

Brandon Sanderson

...It's a combination of the two, but it's not Resonance. It's more mental health and her magic kind of interacting.

#2 Copy

Brandon Sanderson

I actually am having a meeting on Monday with my publisher saying "We need to get more books to India," because that is the number one complaint I get... The number one country that emails me of people saying "We can't get your books" is India. So hopefully we'll do something about that.

#3 Copy

Questioner

VenDell, the kandra from the Wax & Wayne era. So, at the start of the book, coat is brown. End of the book, a light tan. Is he doing something specifically himself to change the color?

Brandon Sanderson

Uh, yeah.

Questioner

Is it what I think it is?

Brandon Sanderson

What do you think it is?

Questioner

It appears to be some sort of, kind of, almost Awakening?

Brandon Sanderson

No. More mundane than that.

#4 Copy

Questioner

Who is the greatest warrior in the cosmere? I think it's Kaladin?

Brandon Sanderson

Well, define "warrior" versus "soldier" versus--

Questioner

Who could win at an all-out fight? Even with powers taken away, I think he could still take on a lot of the other warriors.

Brandon Sanderson

A question. Are they on a battlefield? 'Cause Kelsier just murders him in his sleep.

Questioner

Battlefield.

Brandon Sanderson

The actual soldier, battlefield, is probably Kaladin. Problem is, you could put Dalinar in his prime. And they're both pretty good. But, Kaladin is a true soldier.

#6 Copy

Questioner

You know the sparring guards, for the Shardblade training, the guards they put on the Shardblades. Are they made of aluminum?

Brandon Sanderson

So, they are not. Peter will not let me make them made out of aluminum. He's my continuity editor, he keeps me honest. I tried to get them to be aluminum, but there are reasons why they can't be. So we had to make them their own weird little thing, unfortunately. But you could make a sheath out of aluminum for a Shardblade that would work.

He keeps me honest, so it's good, but I did try to fit them in that way.

#8 Copy

Questioner

The casting for these films. Is that just gonna be, like, professional people, or will it be open to the public?

Brandon Sanderson

I have asked them to hold open casting calls. So, I don't know if they'll do it, but I have asked them. We're not even that close yet, though, right? It takes forever. We're not close enough for you to start being eager about that. It's still a few years if-- even if it happens.

#9 Copy

Questioner

What do you think about book piracy?

Brandon Sanderson

...So, I have a love-hate relationship. I like that things like torrents for books exist for people who have lost their books or who want to try one out, I think there are very legitimate reasons for it to be out there. But there's a sense of entitlement that just rubs me wrong sometimes. Like, the other day, we found a whole bunch of Ebay listings for selling the ebook, for people who had just downloaded the torrent and were just selling it on Ebay. That kind of stuff just gets under my skin.

Event details
Name
Name Oathbringer Edinburgh signing
Date
Date Dec. 2, 2017
Location
Location Edinburgh, UK
Tour
Tour Oathbringer
Bookstore
Bookstore Waterstones
Entries
Entries 9
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