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  • 1

    Interview: Jul, 2009


    At the end of Warbreaker you said that they split up their breaths, how if they can only do all at once?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I talk about this in the annotations. But Denth was lying to Vivenna at that point.


  • 2

    Interview: Jul, 2009


    What first gave you the idea for Warbreaker? What was your first inspiration for it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Warbreaker came from a lot of sources. Siri and Vivenna were side characters in a book I never finished. Vasher came from the line that starts the book. No space to post it here, but give it a read. Nightblood came because...well, I just wanted to have a talking sword.


  • 3

    Interview: Apr 17th, 2012

    Google+ Hangout (Verbatim)


    "I loved the character reversal that took place with Vivian and Siri..." and actually I'm enjoying that at the moment "...did you come up with that idea- was that an early idea in your planning or did it emerge as a result of the story writing itself?"

    Brandon Sanderson

    That's a good question, for most of those they were early ideas, my- I had two main themes for myself when writing Warbreaker, one was character reversals I wanted to play with the idea of reversed roles, you see it from the very beginning when the two sisters are forced to reverse roles and also the role reversal between Vasher and Denth.

    The other big thing was I wanted to work on my humor and try and approach new ways of being, of having humor in a book and seeing what different types of character humor I could use. It was really me delving into a lot of Shakespeare at the time and seeing the way he pulled reversals and the way he used multiple levels of humor and I wanted to play with that concept in fantasy novels, so a lot of those were planned. Some of them were not, some of them came spontaneously, as you're writing the book, you always come up with great ideas for books while you're working on them so you kind of see the evolution of a few of them.

    Warbreaker is posted for free on my website, the complete draft of it and I actually posted the first draft all the way through to the last draft and so you can actually take and compare the first draft to the very last draft and even the chapters as I wrote them you can see how some things were evolving and coming to be and I was realizing certain things while I was doing it and other things were, were very well foreshadowed from the beginning.


    Many early ideas from Warbreaker came from Mythwalker, an unfinished novel Brandon wrote a few years earlier. The "switched roles" theme was one of them.



  • 4

    Interview: Jun 20th, 2009

    Other Happy and Exciting information on various books:


    Nightblood: Would mostly be about Vasher and Vivenna hunting down the last of the Five Scholars. Apparently.


    The last of the Five Scholars is Yesteel


  • 5

    Interview: Apr 24th, 2016


    Vivenna’s breaths – If she were to put all but 5 breaths into her shawl, could she then give the remaining 5 to someone else? Then she retrieves her shawl breaths.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Summary – it’s talked about in book. The hack can work.


  • 6

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016


    If Vasher is on Roshar where the hell is Vivenna?

    Brandon Sanderson

    OOOOOH that’s a RAFO!


  • 7

    Interview: Jun 28th, 2016


    Do Vasher and Vivenna hook up?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Definite RAFO


  • 8

    Interview: Nov 30th, 2016

    Borderlands SF-AU Tour (Paraphrased)


    What happened to Vivenna?

    Brandon Sanderson

    This will be answered very soon.