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RedStickBR
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re: Brandon Sanderson's COSMERE
Off topic, but curious about your name. Have you been to Meursault?


Meursault
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No. The username pays homage to the main character from The Stranger by Albert Camus.


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Sasquatch Smash
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So all of his books tie together in a way?


Not all of his books. He has a number that take place outside of the Cosmere, not to mention his writing of the final three "Wheel of Time" books.

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The only Sanderson book I've read is Way of Kings


This begs the question: why haven't you read "Words of Radiance" or any of his other books?


boxcarbarney
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why haven't you read "Words of Radiance"


It's next on the list. I figure I'll have it finished before the 3rd book comes out.

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or any of his other books?


I never got around to it I guess. Now that I know his books are part of a larger universe, I may pick them up.


Sasquatch Smash
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re: Brandon Sanderson's COSMERE
Finished "Arcanum Unbounded" last night. Many stories were a reread for me, but all the other tidbits concerning the planet systems were interesting. The final story, "Edgedancer," concerning Lift from "The Stormlight Archive" was well worth the read.

Looking forward to "Oathbringer" come November.

Edit to add: Curious to see what the Nightwatcher and her Old Magic is on the world of Roshar. Also...Roshar seems to be the home to quite a number of strange, sentient creatures.
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WavinWilly
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re: Brandon Sanderson's COSMERE
So I just started reading Sanderson. Blazed through Way of Kings and Words of Radiance. While I wait for oathbringer, what would be the recommended order of series to read. I know nothing other than this all seems to happen in the same solar system/universe.

My brother told me to go read Mistborn. Is that a good start?


Sasquatch Smash
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So I just started reading Sanderson. Blazed through Way of Kings and Words of Radiance. While I wait for oathbringer, what would be the recommended order of series to read. I know nothing other than this all seems to happen in the same solar system/universe.

My brother told me to go read Mistborn. Is that a good start?


Well...the current "Stormlight" era is right in the middle of the chronology as we know it. How do you want to go from there?

The earliest so far in the chronology is his first published novel "Elantris." The original "Mistborn" is next I believe and a really good read. But considering you've read both "Stormlight" books, I might suggest reading "Warbreaker" next to learn more about two of the more obvious Worldhoppers that you've met so far.

All up to you, though. Just make sure you read the original Mistborn before you start Wax and Wayne's books.

It's not the same solar system, it's within the same small galaxy/universe.

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I wanted to add that most everything in his books are part of the story, especially with "Stormlight." With those books, most of the stuff on the back cover is "story" from an in universe character. The Ars Arcanum in each book is written by an in universe character, and the maps are drawn by an in universe character.
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WavinWilly
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I might suggest reading "Warbreaker" next to learn more about two of the more obvious Worldhoppers that you've met so far.


Library doesn't have Elantris, and I'm trying to take a slight break from buying new books, but they do have Warbreaker and the Mistborn books so looks like I'll do those next and see if I can't get them to buy Elantris or by that time just buy it.



Sasquatch Smash
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re: Brandon Sanderson's COSMERE
Just finished Oathbringer.

Things certainly escalated in that one! And it appears to have made Warbreaker an even more vital read to get the bigger picture.


Kvothe
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re: Brandon Sanderson's COSMERE
I need to reread it but it’s too long to start so soon again.

I did think it was great, though


FootballNostradamus
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I get so nervous about starting something that's supposed to be 10 books like Stormlight. I loved Mistborn, but damn that seems like a lot.

One of these days I'll take the plunge.


Sasquatch Smash
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I get so nervous about starting something that's supposed to be 10 books like Stormlight. I loved Mistborn


Well, technically...the whole Mistborn saga is going to end up being at least 13 books (trilogies cover four eras, with "Alloy of Law" acting as a one-shot/prequel to Era 2).

And with Stormlight, you have a front five and a back five.

But I definitely understand where you're coming from. It's a long haul and big undertaking.


Kvothe
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Once I read mistborn I kind of fell into the wonderful trap of Sanderson. I wanted to read everything he wrote. Huge added bonus that they all connect through the cosmere.


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FootballNostradamus
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Well, technically...the whole Mistborn saga is going to end up being at least 13 books (trilogies cover four eras, with "Alloy of Law" acting as a one-shot/prequel to Era 2).


Really? I forget how it ended but I remember thinking it was a fairly tied-up trilogy. Was that always the plan? Sometimes it feels like authors will milk a good thing endlessly, even if the quality of the story suffers.

From that standpoint I do give Sanderson credit that he's always planned the Stormligjt books to be that long.


Sasquatch Smash
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Really? I forget how it ended but I remember thinking it was a fairly tied-up trilogy. Was that always the plan? Sometimes it feels like authors will milk a good thing endlessly, even if the quality of the story suffers.


I think it was always the plan to write a trilogy of trilogies for Mistborn, each in different time periods/technological eras. The original trilogy was pretty self-contained, but the events from there are world history and legend for the remaining books.

Initially it was going to be the original trilogy, a second era taking place in a "modern" time period (supposedly going to be a 1980's spy thriller type of thing and will be Era 3 now), and then a future space opera era.

He then wrote the "Alloy of Law" book as a way to clear his head between books and fill a time gap (takes place 300 years after the originals). Turned out he liked the stuff and decided on a trilogy there with those characters, which is a Victorian/Wild West age (now Era 2). So, when it's all said and done there will be four books in Era 2.

I highly recommend the Wax and Wayne books (Era 2 Mistborn). Hope this post wasn't all that confusing.
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TigerNutwhack
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re: Brandon Sanderson's COSMERE
I really enjoy Sanderson, and he puts a ton of work into the details of his universe. So much so that almost anything could be either a throw away line or the key to unraveling all of the mysteries in his universe.

I've enjoyed the Stormlight archive tremendously, the original Mistborn trilogy was great as well (even if it did suffer some in the later books), and his short stories from all over the Cosmere are great entertainment.

But the Wax and Wayne books, to me, are the absolute most fun to read. Anytime I think about picking up a Stormlight book I usually end up just re-reading my favorite parts instead, but I've listened to the Allow of Law books in their entirety several times. Just something about the mixture of genre's and settings (not to mention the action) is just so well done.


Kvothe
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I was in the library and they had Arcanum Unbound displayed so I grabbed it. I’m finishing up Morning Star then I’ll dive into it.


Anyone know if it is all a re-read?


Cockopotamus
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I got it from the library just so I could read Edgedancer before Oathbringer came out and that was the only story in it I read.

I really enjoyed it though and once I finish the books on my list and need a Sanderson fix I'll pick it back up and read the other stories in it
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TigerNutwhack
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Anyone know if it is all a re-read?


I think only two or three stories in it had been available in other forms before. The Mistborn secret history (or something like that) was new I'm pretty sure. Edgedancer, the one with the birds, and the Wax and Wayne era short story were all new too I think.


Sasquatch Smash
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The only story that was exclusive to the collection was “Edgedancer.” Everything else had been previously published in one form or another.

All the blurbs and planetary maps for each star system were new as well.


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