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Dawnshard Reread: Chapter 15 – Epilogue

Lyn: Well, my Cosmere chickens, we’ve reached the final installment of the Dawnshard reread, and boy do we have a lot to talk about!

Sam: Hoo boy…. This week the chapters we’ll be talking about completely change a lot of what we assumed about the Cosmere and the history of Adonalsium. Where last week I had a lot to say about how paraplegia was portrayed via Rysn’s character, I think it’s safe to say I’m expecting to have a LOT to say in the Cosmere Connections section.

[The very cosmere is at stake.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Dawnshard Reread: Chapters 8-14

Lyn: Happy Stormlight Thursday, my chickens! (Yes, I’m going to use this as a term of endearment for you all now. Live with it.) I hope you’ve all been enjoying working your way through Rhythm of War, if you’re not finished with it yet! Sam and I had a great time last week with part one (of three) of the Dawnshard reread, and we’re back now with part two! ::match bell rings:: This week we’ll be discussing further aspects of the wonderful work that Sanderson does with his representation of Rysn as a disabled character, as well as learning some more about the Sleepless (oooh! aaahhh! …Or maybe AAAHHH! is more appropriate) and watching the Lopen get up to some heroic shenanigans (let’s face it, when does he not?). Next week will be a Cosmere-heavy discussion, so be aware of that going in, my wee chickens. (I’m loving this nickname a little too much.)

Sam: This portion of the book has some of my favorite parts of fiction. As such, you’ll notice that I pulled a lot of quotes regarding Rysn and her disability. I cannot express appropriately how much I loved those paragraphs. It may be because I participated in the beta read and was able to provide my feedback, but I feel like Sanderson perfectly depicted my feelings about living with a disability. I know we all have different perspectives, so I can only hope that these sections affected everyone else with a disability as favorably as they did me. These chapters also feature some of Lopen’s best moments, in my opinion. And the Sleepless! I can’t wait to learn more about them. Next week, as Lyn said, we’ll be diving into the deep end of the Cosmere. Hold on to your shardplate!

[Sometimes you had to negotiate from a position of weakness.]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Dawnshard Reread: Prologue and Chapters 1-7

Lyn: Hello everyone, and welcome to the reread of Brandon Sanderson’s novella/novel, Dawnshard! We’re going to be powering through this one in order to finish up before the holidays and begin on Rhythm of War in January, so buckle in, because it’s going to be a heck of a ride!

Sam: It keeps being said, but it doesn’t become less true, only Brandon could accidentally write a novel. I’m glad to be on board for this and I’m eager to hear yours and other’s thoughts on this story!

[Ah, to be free of the “but why.”]

Series: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

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