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Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Fifty-Nine

Here we are again, all ready for another tense chapter full of Kaladin charging around the Tower, fighting people who ought to overpower him, and learning more bits and pieces that will start to come together a few chapters downstream. ::deep breath:: This week he faces both the Pursuer and Raboniel, and things get pretty dodgy. Come on in and join the discussion!

[One day at a time, always taking the next step.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Fifty-Eight

Welcome back to the Sanderson Reread channel, my peeps! We’re here this week with another episode of the Kal-and-Syl show, with disguises, distractions and thefts, oh my. Also tension, PTSD, and yet another call for protection. Our poor boy just never gets a break, does he? Jump on in and join the discussion!

[You there! I am super annoyed!]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Fifty-Seven

Welcome back to the Rhythm of War Reread, O my Rosharan Chickens! We’re in another flashback this week, with viewpoints from both sisters. This is the point where Venli, for all her pettiness before, takes the turn to become the person we saw in Words of Radiance… Come on in and join the discussion!

[Our attention can be dangerous.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Fifty-Six

Welcome back to the Rhythm of War reread, and another Venli POV. (Stop it with the groans, you! We need her perspective on these things!) As always, her chapter is a mix of doing something good and making some foolish mistake. Not the best at thinking on her feet or seeing the possible ramifications of her words, our Last Listener… Oh, also, cliffhanger. Well, come on in and join the discussion. Let’s see what you make of this one.

[Her eyes were closed, but her face twitched, as if she were in the grip of a terrible nightmare.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Fifty-Five

Hey, my Cosmere Chickens, it’s Thursday again—time for another Rhythm of War reread chapter. Welcome back, as we rejoin Kaladin for some sober conversation with Syl, and some very sneaky sneaking around the Tower. Also an Observation, and a realization that leads to a very tense mission… which we’ll get to in another three weeks. Come on in and join the discussion!
[He felt as if he were standing on the edge of eternity.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Fifty-Four

Welcome back to the Rhythm of War reread, y’all! This week we’re back behind the Emuli battle lines—an odd place (for us) to see Dalinar practicing his Grampa skills as well as examining his relationship with an adult son. We also see Renarin’s most recent vision concerning Dalinar, which gives us more questions than answers. Come join us!

[More wars are lost to lack of information than are lost to lack of courage.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Fifty-Three

Here we are again, O Chickens and Peeps. Welcome to another installment of the Stormlight Archive reread, and a third chapter of Venli’s activities. This is a good one, though, and continues to improve her likability (at least for me). We’re back in Urithiru, and thankful that our secret Radiant is the one collecting reports for Raboniel—and even more thankful that her secret spren is pushing her to act like a Radiant instead of a wimp.

[She wants these Radiants for something.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Fifty-Two

Well, and a fine morning to you all, my Cosmere Chickens! It’s Thursday again, and time for another installment of the Rhythm of War reread. This week, we’re looking into the past again, as Venli fears for her mother and gets frustrated with her sister and the humans. Also, I don’t blame her. For once, I’m on Venli’s side.

[Would you like to learn how to obtain a form of power?]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Fifty-One

Hey there, ye chickens and peeps of the Cosmere. Welcome back to another weekly installment of the Rhythm of War reread! There’s not a lot of action this week, as Venli observes Navani’s busywork and has a little consultation with her favorite stormsetter, but there’s still plenty to talk about. This week sets up some interesting foreshadowing, not to mention the lead-in to next week’s flashback. Come on in and join the discussion!

[An escape. A way out.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Fifty

It’s another Reread Thursday, my chickens and peeps! This week, we’re back with Dalinar and Jasnah for some carefully planned and coldly executed shenanigans. (Is that a contradiction in terms? Can you plan shenanigans, or do they just have to happen?) In any case, Dalinar does a lot of musing this week, and gets thoroughly disrupted by Jasnah and Wit taking care of business. Come on in and join the discussion!

[You cannot tame a feral axehound with kind words. You use raw meat.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Forty-Nine

Greetings, O Chickens and Peeps of the Cosmere Fandom! Welcome back to the Rhythm of War reread, wherein we consider darkness, light, Light, Connection, and the determination of Our Heroes to resist the occupation of their home. Kaladin and Navani are working out their plans, large and small, and figuring out what the next step is—so they can take it. Inadequacy and exhaustion are simply not sufficient cause to quit.

[I’m not in any shape to fight. I’m going to do it anyway.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Forty-Eight

Greetings once again, my peeps and chickens, and welcome back to another installment of the Rhythm of War Reread! This week is our second flashback chapter, as Eshonai has further interaction with the humans. It’s a disturbing mixture of impressions, and honestly, in my view the humans don’t come out looking very good, even though Eshonai thinks they’re great. That’s the interesting part of a reread—you know too much to accept things at face value! Come on in and let us know what you thought about it!

[Yes, there was more than one way to explore.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Forty-Seven

Cosmere Chickens Ahoy!! Welcome back to the Rhythm of War Reread, as we arrive at our very first (in this book) Dalinar POV. And it’s a doozy. Battles, allies, enemies, fabrials, Connections, revelations, ancient history, new abilities… There’s a ton of action and information packed into this chapter, so let’s get to it.

[I once thought I knew the extent of your abilities. I have abandoned that ignorant supposition.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Forty-Six

Welcome back to the Cosmere, my peeps and chickens! This week we rejoin Navani and Kaladin as they face their “new normal” in their own places and their own ways. Politics, spren, fabrials, nightmares… all this and more. Join us for the discussion, won’t you?

[This was all… all wrong. This wasn’t real… was it?]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Forty-Five

Oh, hey there! It’s Thursday again, and time for a new Cosmere Chicken-Scout gathering. This week in the Reread, at long last we reach the first of the flashback chapters. Through the viewpoints of both Eshonai and Venli, we begin to learn of the culture of the listeners, before it gets all messed up by the Voidspren and other meddlers. Come on in and join us!

[What is a secret but a surprise to be discovered?]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

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