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Books / Word of Radiance
« on: February 06, 2014, 09:23:27 pm »
With Word of Radiance, book 2 of Stormlight Archive, just around the corner. TOR have released excerpts for 10 chapters of the new book

Latest Releases / Noblesse 273
« on: February 25, 2013, 09:16:46 pm »

Well, that was f***ing stupid of them.

Latest Releases / Noblesse 272
« on: February 18, 2013, 03:00:21 pm »

Latest Releases / Noblesse 269
« on: January 29, 2013, 11:59:07 am »

Books / Mistborn: The Final Empire discussion
« on: November 23, 2012, 08:56:02 am »
Since I know both Balis and Silent Assassin have either begun reading or waiting for their books to arrive. I figured a thread for discussion the book is in order.

Because we don't have any spoiler tags currently, please try and keep the plot related spoilers to a minimum for now.

And now, for a bit of background information about the book and the world it's set in

The Mistborn trilogy is the first trilogy in a 3 trilogy series. One set in a medieval settings, another in modern urban settings and the last in a science fiction settings. So far, only the first trilogy have been written.
Brandon Sanderson plans to write the second one during the break in Stormlight Archive, which will happen after book 5, so another 5-6 years to go.

There is one other book in the series, Alloy of Law, which takes place 300 years after the end of the first trilogy. The settings is a mix of a Western and Victorian Era Sherlock Holmes. It's not a part of the 3 trilogies, but rather an independent series of short books that he likes to write in between the big ones.

As with most of Brandon Sandersons books, the planet Mistborn takes place on, Scadrial, is a part of the same Cosmere, solar system, as Elantris, Warbreaker and The Stormlight Archive. The connection is most noticeable in the Stormlight archive, but there are hints of it as well in Mistborn.

As with all of Brandon Sandersons books in the Cosmere, the magic system on Scadrial is a so called "Hard Magic", meaning that the magic system is limited by a set of clearly defined rules and restrictions. This means you know what the characters are capable of pulling off.

Quote from: Mistborn blurb
Once, a hero arose to save the world. A young man with a mysterious heritage courageously challenged the darkness that strangled the land.

He failed.

For a thousand years since, the world has been a wasteland of ash and mist ruled by the immortal emperor known as the Lord Ruler. Every revolt has failed miserably.

Yet somehow, hope survives. Hope that dares to dream of ending the empire and even the Lord Ruler himself. A new kind of uprising is being planned, one built around the ultimate caper, one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal mastermind and the determination of an unlikely heroine, a street urchin who must learn to master Allomancy, the power of a Mistborn.

As the blurb says, the book is set in a world where the good guy lost miserably and the bad guy won and built an oppressive regime that have lasted for over a thousand year.
In this land, the few dominates the many. The nobles of the land are ruthless and treats the commoners, the Skaa, as nothing more than mere animals.

Have the urges?
Just go rape on of the women, but make sure to kill her afterwards, wouldn't want to risk any half noble, half Skaa kids being born. Pay for the Skaas for work? Laughable.

Ideas & Suggestions / Site name
« on: November 19, 2012, 03:20:18 pm »
CD asked people in the chat for suggestions for a suitable site name, and since a chat conversation that have over 1k messages a day is a bit messy to go through. I figured a thread would be far more suitable for people to post and discuss possible names!

So yeah, fire away!

General Discussion / Kittens!
« on: November 19, 2012, 11:19:08 am »

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