[Spoiler][Oathbringer] About Elhokar and Shallan in Oathbringer : Stormlight_Archive
Truly, love and marriage isn't for you. Marriage is about the person you married . Shallan Davar from Stormlight Archive / The model is Pricilla Stirge. Wit stepped over to Shallan, then quietly folded his arms around her. Dalinar's leadership, his relationship with Shallan, or something. Shallan Davar from Stormlight Archive / The model is Pricilla Stirge, KNOW YOURSELF: In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time.
On the other hand, maybe i'm so torn about his death because Sanderson managed to make me see the future that Elhokar COULD have, just to take it away in the end. It does make for a very powerful moment, that much is true.
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I guess what it boils down to for me - i would have really liked to see a new Radiant in the semi-main cast. Most radiants we know or I know so far seem to be progressing very fast with their powers, apart from maybe Dalinar and Renarin and we really don't know that much about his powers apart from healing.
The squires are rushing through the powerups because of their training, so a new radiant who would have had to figure out his powers "kinda" from scratch would have been nice. What do you guys think? I also heard that ppl really don't like Shallan as a character.
Until book 3, I actually really enjoyed her progress but in OB, i could see why ppl would find her really jarring.
Maybe it has to do with the nature of her nahel bond and the ideals that her order is representing.
Kaladin and the Windrunners follow the ideal of Honor, which in our culture is a very positive thing. It makes for a good hero-attribute and is often very clean cut on the surface but ONLY on the surface. I'd rather you discover this on your own, by reading the series. I've posted before my pitch on what the books are aboutand why you might like them.
For those of you who have read up to the fifth book, it's time to give a behind-the-scenes look at what happened with this series. If we look back towe can find the seed of the first [Alcatraz] book in a writing prompt I wrote out for myself: I typed it into my phone while at a meeting one day, and quickly became enthralled by it.
I'd been reading a lot of middle grade, and wanted to try my hand at something in the genre. I discovery-wrote the story, mostly as a writing exercise—and as a break from the Mistborn series, which I felt needed some breathing room before I could work on the next book. The story turned out great. Quirky, sarcastic, and fun. So I sent it to my agent, and he liked it too. It took us only a few months to get four offers.
Each of the editors we were talking to wanted to know, what was my vision for the series? And this was tricky because the first book had left me in a bit of a conundrum.
You see, a big theme of that first book was a character telling their life's story and warning everyone that he wasn't a hero, that things ended poorly for him.
And yet the series was lighthearted and fun, full of humor and wackiness. It didn't have the dark tone of Lemony Snicket, despite the main character's insistence that he was no hero.
I felt I'd promised the audience a fun reversal—that Alcatraz would end up being a hero, even if he didn't think he was one.
This was tricky though, because I had the feeling that if I ended it that way, it would be too obvious. Somehow I had to have an ending that justified Alcatraz thinking he was a huge failure in life, but at the same time indicating to the reader that he was actually heroic.
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And that's when I hit on a structure that would let me do this. I pitched the following to the various editors interested in the books: I'll write a six-book series that I tell everyone is five books long.
The main character will write five, and the fifth will end with the disasters he predicted. This will show exactly why he thinks of himself the way he does. But then the sixth book will be from the viewpoint of his bodyguard, continuing the story and giving the real ending.
I felt this would work because it played into the themes of Alcatraz being honest about his past, mixed with his feelings of failure. But it would at the same time let us have an ending that wasn't quite so much of a downer.