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Kvothe
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re: Rhythm of War (Stormlight 4) UK cover art revealed
Man I need to re-read the last one.


I prefer the idea of Adolin having to struggle to figure out how he fits in now that he’s no longer top dog, as mentioned above. Spices his arc up in a big way imo


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Athos
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re: Rhythm of War (Stormlight 4) UK cover art revealed
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The romance is definitely cringey and over the top but I think that was partially the point for two dramatic teenagers in their first love acting ridiculous. There are points in the story where surrounding characters roll their eyes at them, etc. I don't really care for the romance and it isn't engaging but I feel like it is written more as "these two first love teenagers absurdity" moreso than something you are really supposed to get behind - that was just my take on it


Relationship wise it’s a step back from the more mature relationships of the after mentioned.. So much superficial cringe, poorly written superficial cringe at that. Nothing organically real or believable about it and when entire sections are devoted to it, I roll my eyes and try to move on. It’s just awful and I disliked being hit over the head with Sanderson writing it in a way that the marriage “makes sense.” It’s also the QB/Nerd trope and I loathe those the most. It’s also why I enjoy the characters of Joe Abercrombie more. Sanderson is elite level in world building and magic systems but his characterizations often disappoint to extremely distracting levels. Joe is elite at characters.

Being honest though, Shallan and Adolin both as characters ruin my enjoyment of the series. There’s absolutely nothing interesting about Adolin’s character. Not at all. And Sanderson could and should have done a better job of it but didn’t. He’s the “never struggled” Gary Stue and we’re three books in. Dude didn’t and likely won’t suffer any consequences for murdering Sadeas. Is the womanizing tool who gets settled down by the nerdy redhead. Cringe after cringe. And the terrible love triangle didn’t improve my opinion. I hate when writers default to this, particularly when it’s superficial and shallow.

Shallan is like Carrie Matheson in many respects. When her character isn’t fricking exhausting to read, her childishness gets in the way. Many of her splits are more interesting than the “real” version we’re lead believe is Shallan. “Real Shallan” or whatever the frick POV we spend the most time with, is aggravating.

I just can’t get through Oathbringer because of them. Which is a pity because I Kaladin and Hoid and bridge four. It’s many of the other mains I don’t like though which makes ensemble, multiple POV reads difficult to get through.


Kvothe
Member since Sep 2016
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re: Rhythm of War (Stormlight 4) UK cover art revealed
I had to force myself to read the Shallan chapters and not skip them. It got harder the further I got.


Sneaky__Sally
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Member since Jul 2015
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re: Rhythm of War (Stormlight 4) UK cover art revealed
Ya she isn't my cup of tea really - never had a huge problem with Adolin although he isn't my favorite. I think that is different than them being some cheap characters without any depth though.


Sneaky__Sally
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re: Rhythm of War (Stormlight 4) UK cover art revealed
FYI if you like listening to mindless stuff while working Sanderson does some live Q&A sessions while signing books ( I love the way he works - easy to tell why he is so efficient at putting out books, interacting with fans, etc.).

A lot of nothing in there but also gives some really interesting insights to Wheel of Time, Stormlight, the Cosmere, writing tips, suggested reading for other series / movies / etc.


Sasquatch Smash
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Sanderson does some live Q&A sessions while signing books ( I love the way he works - easy to tell why he is so efficient at putting out books, interacting with fans, etc.).


Yeah, there's a whole group of fans that try to mine information from him during these things by asking specific questions concerning hunches.

Think it's over at the Coppermind/17th Shard website.


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