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  • 1

    Interview: Oct 15th, 2010

    17th Shard

    On later Stormlight Archive novels will there always be one character we get to see flashbacks for?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, and it should rotate to different characters. I have not yet decided who gets book two yet. It's really between Dalinar and Shallan and I go back and forth on whose story I want to tell next.

    17TH SHARD

    So, does that mean there's going to be 10 different characters that would be seen?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    It's very likely there will be 10 different characters. The only caveat on that is that part of me really wants to do a second Kaladin book. And so I haven't quite decided who gets flashback books. You can probably guess from reading this book some of them who do. But there are some that don't necessarily absolutely need them, so Kaladin may get a second flashback book.

    17TH SHARD

    So, fingers crossed, fingers crosses, will Szeth get one?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Szeth will get a book.

    17TH SHARD

    YES! (laughter) We're all cheering.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Yes, Szeth will get a book. Shallan and Dalinar will get books.

    17TH SHARD

    Adolin?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Um…I'm not sure on him yet. He's one that could, maybe not. I mean he's got some interesting things going on but we'll see how the series progresses first. There are characters who will get flashback books that you haven't yet met or at least not spent much time with.

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  • 2

    Interview: Oct 15th, 2010

    17th Shard

    Ok, fair enough. Do you have a scene you enjoyed more than the rest, and on the flip side, was their something that you did not enjoy?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I will say that I really loved doing all the interludes because they gave me a sense, when I was writing this book, of jumping to something new, which is part of what kept me going in all of this. Are they my favorite scenes in the book? No, but they were probably my favorite to write because it's like I get to take a break and write something whacky and looney, so to speak.

    Hmm…is there anything that was harder? You know, revisions are always hard. In the next to last draft I changed Dalinar's arc very substantially, and that was a hard write. And, you know, Adolin was not originally a viewpoint character, so there was a lot of hard writing there. So, poor Adolin probably gets the badge for hardest to write. Not because he as a character was hard to write but because I was having to repurpose scenes and toss out scenes and rewrite them with Adolin as the viewpoint character and so on to add just a little more dimension to Dalinar's plot arc.

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  • 3

    Interview: Oct 5th, 2013

    Question

    Are Renarin and Adolin Dalinar's legitimate children?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Good question! Yes, they are both legitimate. Though Renarin didn't get as much of the hair, which is probably what people are asking about.

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  • 4

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Sweetness

    What would the Willshapers think about Adolin killing Sadeas?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The Willshapers would probably be ok with that.

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  • 5

    Interview: Mar 19th, 2014

    Question (Paraphrased)

    Please don’t tell me you’re going to do a love triangle between Adolin, Kaladin, and Shallan.

    Brandon Sanderson

    (he phrased this very carefully) I'm not a fan of the traditional love triangle. However, I am fond of conflict in relationships.

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  • 6

    Interview: Aug 13th, 2014

    Question

    When Kaladin helped Adolin fight in the arena, did Elhokar notice him surgebinding?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. :)

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  • 7

    Interview: Nov 29th, 2014

    PrncRny

    So Alethi hair "breeds true" based on the individual's ancestry, why then does Renarin have more black than Adolin?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    As with us regular people, different shades of skin can be had within the same family with the same parents, its just a matter of how their DNA falls out. No different here. Nothing special with Adolin and Renarin's hair.

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  • 8

    Interview: Mar 8th, 2014

    Jerich ()

    Are there radiant orders that would take someone like Adolin even after what he does at the end of Words of Radiant?

    Brandon Sanderson ()

    Brandon: I am not going to say whether or not Adolin will become a Knights Radiant, but yes, there are several orders that would be very happy with what he did. Me: Like the Skybreakers or Dustbringers? Brandon: The Skybreakers would probably not want him because he broke a law, but there are other orders that would think he completely did the right thing and be very happy with him. Trickonometry (who was waiting in line behind me): Like the Dustbringers? Brandon: (Didn't say anything but looked up at him, smiled and half nodded)

    Footnote

    This question refers to Adolin's slaying of Sadeas.

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  • 9

    Interview: Mar 20th, 2014

    Outis

    Is there any significance to Adolin's mother's chain being missing?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Only to him.

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  • 10

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Question

    What Jasnah did, in the first book, with Shallan in the alleyway. And what happened at the end of this book, between Adolin and the other character. Would you put them on the same level? Or would you say that what Adolin did was maybe a little bit darker?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I would say that what Adolin did was less dark, personally. I would say that what Adolin did was something that needed to be done, that no one else was capable of doing.

    Question

    Will it have any ramifications for him down the line? With how it was handled?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, there are definitely ramifications. How it's handled, there's lots of ramifications. And there are certain characters who would think that what he did is totally, totally, totally wrong.

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  • 11

    Interview: Jan 17th, 2015

    Question

    So Words of Radiance… [paper crumpling; Adolin?] ...killed by… [crumpling; Sadeas?] … knife through the eye [crumpling] … worked so hard, I mean like does that change him in any way [?]

    Brandon Sanderson

    You will have to read on and see where it goes, and it’s certainly not something his father would have done, but at the same time, ah, I think there is a legitimate moral argument that what he did was right. I think there’s a legitimate one. I’m not saying it won’t change him or stuff, but there is a legitimate argument.

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  • 12

    Interview: Apr 24th, 2016

    Question

    There won’t be a weird love triangle between Kaladin / Shallan / Adolin?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I will do my best not to be weird.

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  • 13

    Interview: Jan 5th, 2015

    Kaladin al'Thor

    So I noticed during my last read through of WoR that when Adolin summoned his blade, it formed from mist in the shape of vines. Does this mean that the Radiant that the blade was originally bonded to was an Edgedancer?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, yes it does. (He also had a huge mischievous smile).

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  • 14

    Interview: Jan 5th, 2015

    Kaladin al'Thor

    1) So I was wondering, if Adolin were to make the same exact oaths, could the Shardblade be revived? 2) So it could happen if something else also happened?

    Brandon Sanderson

    1) Something more would have to happen. 2) Yes.

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  • 15

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Question

    I am very convinced that Adolin, with the events that happen with the last book. You’re sending him down a like a dark path. Is he possibly going to be a-- Antagonist(?) protagonist(?)-- A bad, eventually? Or is he--

    Brandon Sanderson

    I’m going to say this, the things that Adolin did do not contradict some of the moralities on Roshar, in fact they follow them directly. Some of the moralities on our planet would say what he did is the right thing to do. I think treating it as a “dark path” is too reductionist to say. There are people who would seriously argue, and they would have a good argument, that what Dalinar was doing by leaving Sadeas around was a good idea. And then there are other people who would say “You know what Sadeas did was a challenge and it was rightly then responded to” and then there are people who would say it was absolutely immoral. So, it depends on your philosophy. What would Honor say? Well, Honor’s dead, so-- *lots of laughter* You know Honor would not have been behind that action, but Honor’s dead.

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  • 16

    Interview: Apr 2nd, 2015

    Ruro272

    Was Adolin's murder of Sadeas him falling under the influence of Odium, or was that all him?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That was all Adolin.

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  • 17

    Interview: Feb 25th, 2016

    Question

    Jasnah’s book, would an in world person consider that she is also advocating for gender equality for men?

    Brandon Sanderson

    In-world? Jasnah would, but I don’t think most people who read it would.

    Question

    Do they have a concept of alcoholism in Roshar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Question

    Does Dalinar’s family have it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hmmmm… That will be answered in the next book, but you should definitely be asking that question.

    Question

    Is there an abolitionist movement in Roshar? In any culture there?

    Brandon Sanderson

    In ANY culture? Eh...yeees.

    Question

    Are we ever going to find out about all of Adolin’s failed relationships?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Probably a little bit more. Not a ton. But a little bit more.

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  • 18

    Interview: Feb 25th, 2016

    Question

    What is the thing with Adolin's serial dating? Is it just...?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He is bad with relationships, and that's just it. He's a little bit scared of being good at relationships, and so there's some kind of unconscious sabotaging going on. But yeah, he's young and he's bad at relationships.

    Question

    Do the Radiants have only one gender per [order], or you can have...?

    Brandon Sanderson

    You have - yeah. There can be different genders.

    Question

    Why is Dalinar very restrictive of Adolin but not with Renarin and Elhokar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is a little bit - I would say a slight flaw on Dalinar's part, he's too hard on Adolin. But that's because Adolin is in line for the throne, and he's the eldest son, and the heir, and all of that stuff. I would say that Dalinar's a little too lax in some ways, a little too strict in others.

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  • 19

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Blightsong

    Is Adolin's inability to form meaningful relationships important to his overall character arch? (Shoutouts to Maxal)

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, it is.

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  • 20

    Interview: Sep 6th, 2016

    Question

    Today at the dark talent release, I asked Brandon for the name of dalinar's wife.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Dalinar's wife's name was eevee. (Spelling unknown)

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