Brandon Reveals a Deleted Viewpoint Character From Words of Radiance

Well, this woud have been an interesting path for Brandon Sanderson’s work. Apparently, one draft of the epic included a point-of-view interlude from a highly verbose inanimate object, a stick. The stick contemplates its stickness, questions its role in life, and finally comes to terms with its life in Roshar:

I am a stick.
I am a stick.
I am a stick.

While we can understand why Sanderson ultimately abandoned this character, we still applaud his decision to try such a bold voice. Rather than focusing on a sword, a wizard’s staff, or even a tree branch, taking us behind the eyes of an anonymous stick gives us a whole new view on the world. Read the full excerpt here!


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