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Annotation Elantris Chapter 4

Chapter Four (Spoilers Hidden) Moshe and I agreed on just about every edit or change made to ELANTRIS. There is one small thing, however, that we kind of went the rounds about. The word Kolo. Galladon’s ‘Kolo’s are, in my mind, an integral part of his personality. I characterize him a great deal through his Read the full article…


Annotation Elantris Chapter 3

Chapter Three (Spoilers Hidden) There is some division among readers regarding their favorite viewpoint character. One group chooses Raoden, but I think the majority go with Hrathen. All things considered, I think he’s probably the best villain I’ve ever written. His personality comes off quite well in this first chapter, and I think he might Read the full article…


Annotation Elantris Chapter 2

Chapter Two (Spoilers hidden.) So, this chapter gets the grand prize for most edited and revised chapter in the book. There are other chapters that have more new material–but only because they were added in completely after the original draft. This chapter, good old chapter two, was the one that underwent the most tweaks, face-lifts, Read the full article…


Annotation Elantris Chapter 1

Chapter One There are a couple of interesting things about this chapter. First off, it didn’t originally start with Raoden waking up. When I first wrote the book, I threw Raoden directly into the city, line one. That original line was: “It wasn’t until Raoden heard the gate swing closed behind him, booming with a Read the full article…


Annotation Elantris Prologue

Prologue I’m a very sequential writer. When I write a book, I usually start with the prologue and write straight through until I hit the epilogue. Though I can’t remember for certain, I’m pretty sure that this prologue was the first thing I ever wrote for Elantris. Back in those days, I didn’t outline as Read the full article…



Annotation Elantris Dedication

The Dedication I’ve always intended to dedicate my first published book to my mother. I poke a little fun at her here, since I can’t resist. However, I really do owe a lot of who I am–and what I’ve accomplished–to her. When I was in elementary school, I had mediocre grades–and my test scores placed Read the full article…


Annotation Elantris Title Page

You’d be surprised how much can be said about the title of this book. Naming books is one of the most frustrating, and most fulfilling, elements of writing. I’m more fortunate than some authors I know–for most of my books, the names came easily. Sometimes, I even came up with the title before I wrote Read the full article…


Annotation Elantris Introduction

Welcome to the ELANTRIS Annotations section! The following are a series of short commentaries I wrote, each one individually linked to a specific chapter, page, or section in ELANTRIS. They give a lot of ‘behind the scenes’ information relating to the writing process, the concepts and characters of ELANTRIS, and whatever else I was thinking Read the full article…


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