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Lyndsey Luther

Edgedancer Reread: Chapters 19 and 20

Here we are, my friends, already at the end of the Edgedancer reread. Can you believe it? It’s been a lot of fun, and now we’re hitting the finale, with thunder and lightning and Heralds, oh my! Join Lyndsey and me as we watch the climax play out, in and above the Tashi’s Light Orphanage. Discussion and pancakes, ahoy!

[I will listen to those who have been ignored.]

Series: Edgedancer Reread

Cosplaying the Stormlight Archive: Szeth, Hoid, Veil, and Shardplate

Greetings, fellow Stormlight fans and cosplay aficionados! After a bit of a hiatus we’re back with part two of the “Cosplaying the Stormlight Archive” series, this time featuring Szeth, Veil (Shallan’s alter-ego), Hoid, and—for the truly committed—full suits of Shardplate and Shardblades! Most of these costumes actually have canon artwork featured in the books, so we can get a little more technical about the particulars (and I won’t have to supply as many in-book sources). If you missed part one (Alethi uniforms and the Havah) you can reference it here.

Without further ado, let’s begin with everyone’s favorite assassin in white—Ezio Auditore! No wait. I mean… Szeth!

[Adolin thinks Szeth’s fashion choices are lacking… but he’s too nice to say so.]

Edgedancer Reread: Chapters 17 and 18

Alice: Welcome back to the penultimate episode of the Edgedancer reread! Lyndsey is back with us this week, fresh off her spooky tour of the haunted places of Massachusetts. How fitting, as Lift makes a paranormal discovery of her own this week…

Lyn: It’s appropriate that we dive into these two chapters just before Halloween, because storms above is chapter 18 a creepy one. The Everstorm approaches, no one is what they seem, and food is scarce in this week’s installment of the Edgedancer reread!

[Everything was wrong; it had been since Darkness had first stalked her.]

Series: Edgedancer Reread

Edgedancer Reread: Chapters 13 and 14

Lyn: Welcome back, Edgedancers! We’re getting close to the Oathbringer release now (one month! ONLY ONE MONTH!) and whether you’ve been reading the preview chapters here on Tor.com or holding out for the full book, things are starting to feel more real! Until that massive tome is in all of our greedy hands, however, we’ve got this reread to tide you over. And with an Everstorm on the way, pancakes to eat, and scribes to harass, things are beginning to heat up for everyone’s favorite Edgedancer!

[Sunset is coming, along with that storm.]

Series: Edgedancer Reread

Edgedancer Reread: Chapters 11 and 12

Alice: Greetings and hallucinations, oh ye Edgedancer rereaders! Welcome back, as Lyn and I take aim at the next two chapters—did you realize we’re halfway through?—with our profound wisdom and insight! Ummmm… well, profound something, I’m sure.

Lyn: Profound appetite. Definitely appetite.

A: Anyway, there aren’t so many shenanigans to consider this week, but plenty of typical-Lift-style snark and some not-so-typical contemplation and deduction.

[Maybe I can get you one soul. Perhaps a tax collector… ‘cept they ain’t human.]

Series: Edgedancer Reread

Edgedancer Reread: Chapters 9 and 10

Lyn: Things are starting to get a bit… darker in this week’s reread! (Get it? GET IT?) Prepare to learn a bit more about Darkness and his motivation (Good? Bad? We’ll leave that for you to debate in the comments) and glean some more information about the Philosopher, those odd little cremlings, and… what’s this? SZETH MAKES AN APPEARANCE?

Alice: Hello, Darkness, my old friend…

L: Oh no you didn’t just start a sing-a-long. ♫ I’VE COME TO TALK WITH YOU AGAAAIIIIN… ♪

[As soon as you feel you’re getting a handle on things, the day is done, the night falls, and the light goes out.]

Series: Edgedancer Reread

Stormlight Archive Refresher: The Knights Radiant

As we continue our groundwork for Oathbringer, the next doorstopper entry in The Stormlight Archive, we now present to you another entry in our refresher series. This time, we’re going to review what we know of the Knights Radiant—a brief synopsis of the history, the orders, and the individual members.

WARNING: Spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and Edgedancer.

[Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination.]

Edgedancer Reread: Chapters 7 and 8

Brightlords and ladies, parshendi and spren! Have you gotten your fill of speculation after reading chapters 10-12 of Oathbringer? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because this week Alice and I are tackling chapters 7 and 8 of Edgedancer! These chapters are considerably meatier than those we’ve analyzed so far, so strap in and prepare yourselves for some Diabolical Deeds, Awesome Adventures, and Scrupulous Spren! Alice, you got any more fun alliterative descriptions of these chapters?

Alice: Edgedancer Eavesdropping and Purloined Pancakes, naturally!

[Darkness’s breakfast: Mission accomplished.]

Series: Edgedancer Reread

Edgedancer Reread: Chapters 5 and 6

Welcome back to the Edgedancer reread! This week we will be covering chapters 5 and 6, in which Lift has some pretty sobering thoughts about orphans and how they’re viewed in society, meets a Stump, and discusses snot with a philosopher. Gripping, we know. No worries though, we’ll get to the good stuff soon.

Edgedancer can be found in the Arcanum Unbounded collection, or if you wait a few more weeks you can buy it as a separate e-book (or mini-hardcover). Meanwhile, this reread will contain spoilers for both The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance. We do ask—or even insist—that any spoilers for the early-release chapters of Oathbringer be marked as spoilers and white-texted.

[“That wasn’t meant to be helpful.” “Yes, but it was honest, which is the cornerstone of a good philosophy.”]

Series: Edgedancer Reread

Edgedancer Reread: Chapters 3 and 4

Welcome back to the Edgedancer reread, fellow Cosmere fans! Alice is celebrating her 30th wedding anniversary this week (Congratulations Alice!) so I’ll be tackling chapters 3 and 4 all by my lonesome this week.

First of all, a teensy note to answer some comments I saw on various social media platforms in regards to the previous reread post. Edgedancer is included in Arcanum Unbounded, Brandon Sanderson’s collection of Cosmere short stories and novellas. The novella will be released as a stand-alone book soon, but as of now, the only way to read it is within the pages of AU, which I highly recommend you pick up! Along with Edgedancer, you’ll find stories from all the different worlds connected to Roshar, from Scadrial (the Mistborn series) to Sel (Elantris).

Without further ado, let’s awesome our way into this week’s chapters!

[The paperwork on this was going to be a nightmare.]

Series: Edgedancer Reread

Edgedancer Reread: Chapter 2

Greetings, Edgedancers! My name’s Lyndsey, and your intrepid and faithful Alice and I are here to bring you chapter two of the Edgedancer Reread! We’ll be switching back and forth throughout this post, discussing our thoughts in “real time,” as it were, so strap in and prepare for some awesomeness.

[And pancakes. So many pancakes.]

Series: Edgedancer Reread

Cosplaying the Stormlight Archive: Alethi Uniforms and the Havah

Greetings, fellow Stormlight Archive fans and cosplay aficionados! Planning a cosplay from the Stormlight Archive for the upcoming Oathbringer book tour, a convention, or for your own enjoyment? If so, you’re in luck! I’m here to help with the first in a series of articles designed to help you put together the perfect Cosmere cosplay, regardless of your skill level. From beginners who have never picked up a needle and thread to award-winning experienced costume masters, you’ll find everything you need in one convenient location, from pattern recommendations to fabric choices to in-text descriptions. So pull up a chair, pour yourself some blue wine, and let’s talk fashion!

There will be some slight spoilers for Words of Radiance contained in this article, so if you haven’t read book 2, proceed with caution.

[Bring on that fashion folio, Adolin!]

Dream-casting Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn: The Final Empire

‘Tis the season… for Sanderson dream-casts and releases! What better gift could we ask for under the tree than our very own copies of the Mistborn 10th anniversary leather-bound edition? Well… how about a Mistborn dream-cast? (Okay, so maybe the dream-cast’s not as good as full-color endpages and ribbon book-marks and smyth-sewn pages. But if you can’t afford that steep price-tag, a dream-cast is a nice consolation prize—a free way to spend some more time in Scadrial.)

Last month the Sanderson beta reader crew discussed our picks for the possibility of a The Way of Kings film adaptation in the wake of the announcement that Sanderson had sold film rights to his Cosmere universe. Well, this month we’re back (plus special guest braid_tug) with another round-table dream-casting session, this time for Mistborn: The Final Empire. After several weeks of suggestions, debates, and voting, Ross and I are here to present the beta readers’ choices and to talk a bit about the group’s reasons for coming to the decisions we did. There may be some mild spoilers for Mistborn included in our comments here, so be forewarned. If you haven’t read the book yet, it may be best to steer clear of this article until you have.

[Let the discussion begin in 3… 2… 1…]

Dream-casting Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings

If you’re a fan of Brandon Sanderson’s epic fantasy and haven’t been lost in the far reaches of the Northwest Territories for the better part of the past week, you already know about the exciting announcement that hit last week. DMG Entertainment now owns the film and licensing rights to the entire Cosmere, placing them in the position of holding a massive franchise with immense potential for years decades to come. Excited, much?

I first saw the news when someone posted it to a beta-readers group, and after a few minutes of general rambunction, we promptly began the debate over who should be cast as Hoid. Which naturally leads to why we’re here today…

[Let’s Play Dream-Cast!]