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Rhythm of War Read-Along Discussion: Chapter Fifteen

Welcome back to another Tuesday, and another discussion of the events in this week’s preview chapter! If you haven’t read it yet… what are you doing here?! Go check it out!

Fair warning. This week’s discussion is going to be full of discussion about Warbreaker and broader Cosmere theory, so be prepared for that.

[Find a new purpose.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Read-Along Discussion: Chapter Fourteen

Welcome back to Tuesday! This week, we’re back in Kholinar for Interesting Developments on the Fused side of the war… and they are very interesting. Not to mention terrifying. On the assumption that you’ve already read Chapter 14, “Voice,” come on into the discussion and let us know how you feel about the probable direction things are taking.

[Extinction is the natural escalation of this war.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Read-Along Discussion: Chapter Thirteen

Welcome back to the discussion! Last week, we saw Kaladin’s arc take an abrupt turn into the unknown. This week, assuming you’ve already read the new chapter, we’ll focus on Shallan. As she deals with internal struggles, we see the events of the previous day turning to a set-up of the next part of her journey. Come on in and discuss!

[Answers. All of them.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Read-Along Discussion: Chapter Twelve

Welcome back to the read-along! We’re back with Kaladin this week, but this time with Adolin and Veil. Shenanigans, weddings, and poignant amateur therapy, as well as a few answered questions… which may or may not make various readers happy. Come on in, and join the discussion!

[Come on, Brightlord Master Highmarshal Stormface. ]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Read-Along Discussion: Chapter Eleven

Welcome back to the read-along discussion, on this fine Tuesday morning. We’re taking a sharp turn in this week’s new chapter—which of course you’ve already read. After all that time in Hearthstone and the Shattered Plains, we’re leaping over to Kholinar today. Yes, it’s finally time to get inside the head of our new main character, Venli, the listener turned Regal turned Radiant. Along with her private thoughts and plans, we’ll have lots of information about the Fused to discuss, so come on in and join us.

[We are all timid when we begin.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Read-Along Discussion: Chapter Ten

Well, how about that. It’s Tuesday again! We’ve all read Chapter Ten, right? (If not, what are you doing here? Go read it first!) Last week, Navani got the beginning of a new arc, with her mysterious correspondent. This week, Kaladin gets the end of an arc, and … well, honestly, kind of a blank slate on what comes next. Let’s go talk about it, shall we?

[They didn’t know the truth—that they’d taken a single profound casualty. ]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Read-Along Discussion: Chapter Nine

Greetings, O Intrepid Early Readers of the RoW! It’s story time again! Now that you’ve read Chapter Nine, come on in and join us in thinking through Kaladin’s battle aftermath, Navani’s travel & study session, and Shallan’s mission conclusion. Two sub-arcs concluding, and one clearly opening up new mysteries. Let’s go!

[Maybe everything was random chaos, and she pretended the world made sense for her own peace of mind.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Read-Along Discussion: Chapter Eight

Oh, look, it’s Tuesday again! That means another new chapter of Rhythm of War, and another new discussion! It’s a good one, whether you were awaiting the next steps from last week’s reading, or eager to read the rest of what Brandon didn’t read for the SDCC reading. We’re excited to discuss it with you out in the open, now, so come on in!

[F*** Moash.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Read-Along Discussion: Chapter Seven

Good morning (afternoon, evening, night, depending on your time zone), good readers! Welcome back to the Rhythm of War Read-Along! You have already read all the chapters so far, right? Because spoilers for all of those lie ahead, and we wouldn’t want you to suffer that.

Ready to proceed?

[This is obviously a trap.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Read-Along Discussion: Chapters Four and Five

Welcome back to the read-along post for discussion of this week’s preview chapters of Rhythm of War! Alice and I are so excited to dig into this week’s material, and we’re so happy to have you along for the ride.

If this is your first time joining us, in the article we’ll bring up any relevant plot points or character progression notes that we feel are worthy of discussion, as well as putting in some reminders to things that you may have forgotten from previous books (or things you may never have picked up on to begin with, like the existence of the Aimians, which is pretty subtle and Easter-egg-y). Remember that the comments section is available to you for any comments you have on the chapters for this week, for everything from simple squee-ing over how much you liked something to in-depth theory-crafting. Just be respectful of others’ opinions and have fun!

[It was time for Veil to take over.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Read-Along Discussion: Chapters Two and Three

Welcome back, fellow Cosmere fans, to the read-along discussion series for Rhythm of War! If you’re here, hopefully you’ve read through chapters two and three, so without further ado, let’s kick this discussion into high gear!

[Veil was growing increasingly upset that nobody had kidnapped her.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War Read-Along Discussion: Prologue and Chapter One

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the first read-along discussion post for Rhythm of War! These articles will be published concurrently with each release of a preview chapter, and will serve as a convenient way for fans to discuss and speculate about what they’ve read. Feel free to use the comment section below as simply a “wow I LOVED ___ part!” as well, if you like. We’re all fellow fans and sometimes we just need a safe place to gush about what we liked or didn’t. Don’t feel as if you need to have some deeply-thought out theory in order to join the conversation—all are welcome!

We’ll be following the same general format as the reread posts that run frequently here on Tor.com, in which Alice and I lay out comments and thoughts on the chapters and you are invited to join the discussion in the comment section. We’ll be pointing out wider Cosmere connections, continuity/character/etc tidbits you may have missed, reminding you about plot points and things that you may have forgotten, and theorizing on things that may or may not happen later on in the series—so tie yourself to the roof and prepare yourself for the highstorm book we’ve been waiting for for so long!

If you haven’t already, go read the prologue and chapter one here!

[“A surgeon must not weep. A surgeon cannot afford to weep.”]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Oathbringer Reread: Epilogue and Ars Arcanum

Lyn: Hello, everyone, and welcome to… stars and stones. Can it be? The final installment of the Oathbringer reread‽ It doesn’t feel as if it’s been almost two and a half years, does it? But we started back in January of 2018.

Alice: … no way. Just… are you kidding me? ::checks calendar:: Wow. You’re right, of course.

L: Hard to believe, isn’t it?

A: SO hard. At the same time, this has been a steady milepost in my weeks for a long time, and it will feel really strange not to have that Wednesday deadline and Thursday discussion!

[Can you not stay a little longer?]

Series: Oathbringer Reread

Oathbringer Reread: Chapter One Hundred Twenty (Part One)

Alice: Welcome back to the Oathbringer reread yada yada yada crazy avalanche! This week we’ll take the first nineteen—yes, nineteen—POVs in this long long chapter, up through Venli’s first scene.

Lyn: We’ve got a LOT to cover and this reread is going to be a very long one, but… most of us have a lot of time on our hands this week, right? We hope that you’re all doing well and that your families and loved ones are safe and healthy in the midst of this global pandemic. In times like this, it’s so important to maintain social connections—and hey, this reread is one of them, albeit a very distanced one! We’re thankful that we can have this chance to escape from the problems of the real world together, and allow ourselves to submerge into the world of Roshar and the wonderful characters that Sanderson’s given us. Enjoy the reread this week, take care of yourselves and each other, and remember—the most important step a man can take is the next one.

A: And wash your hands!

L: … and stop buying all the TP. (Sorry; jokes are how I cope.)

[Journey before destination.]

Series: Oathbringer Reread

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