Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere

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I figured we should have a place to discuss the various stories that take place within the Cosmere, or just Sanderson in general.


I think it goes without saying there may be spoilers for:

Mistborn Era 1, 2, and Secret History
The Stormlight Archive (Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, Oathbringer, Rhythm of War)
Elantris
Warbreaker
Various Novellas and Graphic Novels set in the Cosmere


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The title of the 4th Stormlight book has been confirmed to be 'Rhythm of War' which makes sense considering:

The story is going to be focussing more on Venli and Eshonai. Hopefully, we learn more about the Parshendi and their history rather than just be focussing on the war.
 
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Heard it's good, The Stormlight Archive series in particular.
The Cosmere as a whole (what I have read so far at least) is great and the more of it you read, the more of the little easter eggs and connections to other stories in the Cosmere that Brandon drops into his books. Stormlight in particular is fantastic with Way of Kings being one of my favourite books of all time.
 

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The Cosmere as a whole (what I have read so far at least) is great and the more of it you read, the more of the little easter eggs and connections to other stories in the Cosmere that Brandon drops into his books. Stormlight in particular is fantastic with Way of Kings being one of my favourite books of all time.
Being partway through another big, fu** off, but completed fantasy series notwithstanding, it's going to be many years before The Stormlight Archive is finished. Even 1 every 3 years would have the planned 10th book in 2038, when I'm in my 50s...
 

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Which I think is why it is best to get in early. I read WoT and Malazan after they were both completed and I would have preferred to have read them as they were released.

If you were to get into the Cosmere next, I'd go for Mistborn. It is nowhere near as big while still having a great story, characters, and magic system.
 

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Which I think is why it is best to get in early. I read WoT and Malazan after they were both completed and I would have preferred to have read them as they were released.
A Song of Ice and Fire and The Kingkiller Chronicle readers have become a jaded breed.
 

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Brandon is not like that and he pumps out quality books in quite a timely manner. The problem with A Song of Ice and Fire is the show. Martin became too distracted by it and did sweet FA writing over that time.
 

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Brandon is not like that and he pumps out quality books in quite a timely manner. The problem with A Song of Ice and Fire is the show. Martin became too distracted by it and did sweet FA writing over that time.
He was doing SFA before the show and has only accelerated. Since A Storm of Swords he barely writes. I've long since resigned myself to him dying before the last book is done.
 

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Yep... can’t wait for the tome that is Rhythm of War in NoV. Clocking in at 460k words, it’s a big book. For comparison, Harry Potter’s 7 books totalled 1,084k words. Even the previous book “Oathbringer” was 450k words. That came out 3 years ago. So, Sanderson is bloody productive and still has some excellent lines and scenes.

2023 is when ideally Arc 1 finished with the fifth book.

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