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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!]