Oathbringer Edinburgh signing

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Pending review
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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#1 Copy

Hoidonalsium [PENDING REVIEW]

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 [PENDING REVIEW]

...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 [PENDING REVIEW]

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 [PENDING REVIEW]

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 [PENDING REVIEW]

Uh, yeah.

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

Is it what I think it is?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

What do you think it is?

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

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

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

No. More mundane than that.

#4 Copy

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

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

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

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

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

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 [PENDING REVIEW]

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

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

Battlefield.

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

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 [PENDING REVIEW]

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

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

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.

#7 Copy

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

*inaudible* Are they getting Shardplate anytime soon?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

That is a Read And Find Out, unfortunately... There are hints that-- if you look, there are certain people that it's implied already do have it. But I'm not gonna delve into that for another book or two.

#8 Copy

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

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

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

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 [PENDING REVIEW]

What do you think about book piracy?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

...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
Pending review
Name Oathbringer Edinburgh signing
Date
Date Dec. 2, 2017
Location
Location Edinburgh, UK
Tour
Tour Oathbringer
Bookstore
Bookstore Waterstones
Entries
Entries 9
This event is pending review from Dragonsteel Entertainment. There may be some errors in how questions were answered.
Upload sources