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WARNING: This archive contains SPOILERS for A MEMORY OF LIGHT.

RyanCurtissLee Wed Jan 23
[email protected], I gotta ask, is Nakomi / the Woman at the End a Shard of Adonalsium? Perhaps Balance? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@RyanCurtissLee No. There is not crossover between my shared world and the Wheel of Time. (Sorry.) #torchat

Mikecox20 Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson would like to know how much of the last chapter was written by RJ and how much did you do? #TorChat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Mikecox20 I did Perrin and some of the in-between writing with Loial. RJ did Mat, Rand, scene exiting the mountain, and others. #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Mikecox20 There are places where I tweaked bits, per editing, and places where I slipped in things he’d written to my sequences. #torchat

MarcelStokvis Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson will you be finishing the prequels aswell ? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@MarcelStokvis Unlikely. I don’t think RJ would want me to. #torchat

mattwalsh12 Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t RJ say in a interview that Shara wouldn’t be involved in any of the WoT books #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@mattwalsh12 The quotes I’ve seen say that nothing significant would happen there on screen. #torchat

AmyrlinEgwene Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Why did the bond survive the body switch at the end of AMoL? #Torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@AmyrlinEgwene I don’t know. RJ did not explain this one to me. #torchat

AmyrlinEgwene Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Are Mat and Perrin still Ta’veren after the last battle? #Torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@AmyrlinEgwene That is an excellent question…that I’m not allowed to answer. (Sorry.) I feel bad. I’m giving you lots of RAFOs. #torchat

shaheen_el3arab Wed Jan 23
I would like to thank @BrandSanderson 4 diminishing my social life for the past couple of days. The Final Empire is an addiction ♥.♥…#love

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@shaheen_el3arab Thanks for reading!

kam2112 Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson will the white and black towers reunite to form one aes sedai again? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@kam2112 RJ was clear to me that the Asha’man were not Aes Sedai, and were not going to become them.

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@kam2112 That said, a united male/female Aes Sedai will come again someday. #torchat

Xolsiion Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson How were Rand/Elan able to switch bodies? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Xolsiion This is one that I’m not answering, I’m afraid. RJ wanted some things about the ending to remain ambiguous. #torchat

WinesprngBrothr Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Was the “Twice dawns the day” prophecy fulfilled by the sun rising over Shayol Ghul or by something else? #TorChat #Wot thx!

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@WinesprngBrothr It was in relation to the eclipse, I believe. 🙂 #torchat

jbtank Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson What was the most shocking thing you learned when first reading RJ’s notes? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@jbtank Verin. #torchat

lenire Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson how does it feel now that the wheel of time is over? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@lenire Sad. Awesome, but sad. #torchat

hkoivuneva Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Rereading the series, what is your opinion, could more books be written on the Fourth Age? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@hkoivuneva Yes, many could–but they would be our projections, not RJ’s vision. So we shouldn’t do them. #torchat

dwestthreefold Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Is the ‘remnant of a remnant’ line just meaning that there are only a few Aiel left, or was it something else? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@dwestthreefold There is a deeper
meaning. But it’s philosophical more than anything else. #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@dwestthreefold It is in reference, in part, to their changing purpose. #torchat

jadekaz Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Now that it’s finished, when you close your eyes, and see Rand 5 years in his future, what do you see? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@jadekaz I see him happy. #torchat

MissyHoughton Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat Does Faile become the queen of Saldaea?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@MissyHoughton Yes. #torchat

ka243 Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson whats your opinion on how pipe lighting was or could have been done even if we dont have rjs answer? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@ka243 Ha. I agree with some of the fan discussions. #torchat

Chris_Coen Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat I thought I heard that there will be a tour in a few months for The Rithmatist. Any idea when locations announced?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Chris_Coen Not sure yet, I’m afraid. #torchat

Bellygod0607 Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson why did you kill Bela #torchat ��

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Bellygod0607 I tried to keep her alive! Harriet told me I’d put her in too bad a situation, and she needed to die. #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Bellygod0607 She was right, of course, but it still hurts. #torchat

DustinT_Edwards Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson my WoT re-read has taken longer than I expected. Will there be a transcript of this #torchat to read once I’m done AMoL?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@DustinT_Edwards Yup. Just do a search for the hashtag. I’ll try to get a transcript up on my site, too.

VagrantMuse Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Are Elayne’s twins intended to be Heroes of the Horn? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@VagrantMuse It could happen. #torchat

kevinrcantrell Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat did Graendal kill Asmodean? huge fan of yours and WOT, first read EOTW when I was 13, 15 years ago.

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@kevinrcantrell Yes, she did. And thanks! #torchat

jwesbrooks Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat Loved AMOL–Did RJ specifically prohibit a three ta’veren reunion? One of my only minor disappointments.

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@jwesbrooks No, he didn’t, but I just couldn’t fit it in logistically. #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@jwesbrooks Mat/Perrin Rand/Perrin and Rand/Mat from these two books was my nod toward that. #torchat

Angrypecos Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Do you plan on expanding on the wheel of time series more or is it done? Why did you have so many abrupt deaths? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Angrypecos No, no more. RJ wouldn’t want it. Abrupt deaths happen in war; it is the way this sort of thing plays out, I’m afraid. #torchat

wikberget Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson What did Moiraine ask Aelfinn/Eelfinn?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@wikberget Ooh, good question. And I don’t have the answer to that handy, but we can MAFO that and ask Maria. #torchat

sleepinghour Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Any chance of Birgitte or Egwene being reborn as one of Melaine’s twins? #TorChat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@sleepinghour I can’t remember what RJ has said about when a spirit is linked to a body in WoT terms. #torchat

Terez27 Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson @sleepinghour RJ said viability.

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Terez27 @sleepinghour I thought that’s what he had said. So I’d say there is a chance. (But as you can guess, the notes don’t say.)

nethspace Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Who helped Rand out of the Shayol Ghul after the fight with the DO and told him he knew what he needed to do? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@nethspace Hi, Neth. What’s up? This is one I’m not answering, but if you track me down in person, you might be able to beat it out of me.

Lokapele Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson When was the second time that Mat had died? Was it when he was ‘reborn’ with a new name from his marriage? #TorChat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Lokapele Rahvin’s attack.

mathachew Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Can we please, please, pretty please get the last Alcatraz book after Stormlight 2? Please? Rutabaga! #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@mathachew I’ll see what I can do. Rutabaga. #torchat

siraaj Wed Jan 23
#torchat seems like a convo btwn Creator & Rand was missing where “switch” & Alivia’s role in it are laid out–thoughts? @BrandSanderson

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@siraaj I believe that RJ included everything he wanted in this sequence. #torchat

cursor_mortis Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat Is Rand still ta’veren? If not, how did he warp reality and light his pipe at the end?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@cursor_mortis These are questions that I’m not answering, I’m afraid. RJ wanted some things about the ending to remain ambiguous. #torchat

Cherryraven Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson was wondering why the ending there was no conversation between Hawking and Tuon

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Cherryraven You’re assuming because it wasn’t shown on screen, it didn’t happen… #torchat

iyer5 Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson How long did it take you to write Egwene’s death? What were your emotions then? How much had RJ written of it? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@iyer5 It was a hard one, to be sure. Hardest in the books. Had a long conversation with Team Jordan about how to manage it. #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@iyer5 RJ had not written much of that sequence. #torchat

MarcelStokvis Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Think I forgot but in all honesty many thanks for finishing the books you did a hell of a job #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@MarcelStokvis My pleasure. #torchat

cursor_mortis Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat Also, what happened to Shaidar Haran? He seems to have dropped off the face of Randland.

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@cursor_mortis Rand sees him as a husk that gave birth to the void. #torchat

Corbinzsky Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson The Rand and Mat dialogue where they try to one up each other was amazing. Thank you for that (and the whole book). #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Corbinzsky That scene was one of my favorites to work on. #torchat

darken40 Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Thank you for doing a wonderful job completing the Wheel of Time.

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@darken40 It has been my pleasure. #torchat

kqrpnb Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat How did Rand wind up with Moridin’s body?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@kqrpnb This is one that I’m not answering, I’m afraid. RJ wanted some things about the ending to remain ambiguous. #torchat

paxeternus Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson how can you still be RAFO’ing stuff? What is left to read?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@paxeternus To RJ, RAFO sometimes meant “Read, think about it, and decide.” It didn’t always mean “I’ll give an answer.” #torchat

BrentAtGazette Wed Jan 23
What happened in the conversation between Tuon and Arthur Hawkwing?!?! #torchat @BrandSanderson

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@BrentAtGazette It was interesting, I’ll tell you that much. #torchat

Leafback Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Should you have your pen name trademarked/copyrighted? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Leafback Some people think it is a good idea. I don’t think it’s needed, but it is not a bad choice either. #torchat

apocriva Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Why didn’t anybody notice when a supposedly-dead Moridin got up and walked away? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@apocriva I’d say coincidence. But there aren’t many of those in the WoT world. #torchat

peterbinks Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson is ‘RAFO’ basically to mean we’re never going to find somethings out?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@peterbinks There’s a “Talk it over, see if you can figure it out” aspect to it as well. #torchat

nethspace Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Who’s the POV for “River of Souls” in Unfettered? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@nethspace Bao. #torchat

AnthonyRadisich Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson what’s so evil about going to the wolf dream in the flesh? Seems like a gun on the mantle that never got fired?? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@AnthonyRadisich In this case, “Evil” depends on one’s perspective. I don’t think it’s evil, personally. #torchat

JackRioch Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson I asked this on good reads before, but do you think you will make it to Ireland on your tour Brandon?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@JackRioch Someday, I will for sure. Maybe this fall, during my Europe trip. #torchat

darrellwyatt Wed Jan 23
#torchat @BrandSanderson, Did the Shadow Prophecy at the end of ToM come to pass? If so can you explain as I did not recognize it. Thanks.

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@darrellwyatt Everything in it happened, but not exactly as many would have interpreted. #torchat

JordanHusband Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat How did the body switch happen? How hard was Egwene’s climactic scene for you? Which death was hardest for you?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@JordanHusband Egwene was hardest by far. It was an emotional scene to write. The other is one I can’t answer. #torchat

mikescinto Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat So, is it implied that once the Wheel turns again, this whole Dark One VS The World will go down again as well?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@mikescinto Everything in the WoT world repeats. Not always exactly the same, though. #torchat

Werthead Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Did Demandred take over just a single faction of Sharans, or all of them?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Werthead Multiple factions, but not all by a long shot. #torchat

lamguin Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson How many shards has Hoid received powers from, whether taken, stolen, given, etc? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@lamguin Well, he has a bead of Larasium. #torchat

bakeranders Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson, can we expect to see Wit in his same duties to the king? Or perhaps just in other duties?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@bakeranders Wit is going to be around, for sure. #torchat

AndrewMudge Wed Jan 23
#torchat @BrandSanderson is Rand the missing link between the pattern and the creator himself, possibly even the balancer light/dark ?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@AndrewMudge That’s one possible theory. #torchat

SandyRStuckless Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Is there anything specific process-wise you learned from completing #WoT that you will apply to future projects? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@SandyRStuckless I’m in awe of RJ’s subtlety and hope to be able to transfer my understanding of that to my own works. #torchat

MissyHoughton Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat Did Hawkwing talk with Tuon?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@MissyHoughton Yes. #torchat

jeck414 Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson was there any details to how the callandor was created in the notes RJ left? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@jeck414 Yes, there were some. I might try to get more in the encyclopedia. #torchat

DavidCathe
rine
Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat With all of the homages to global myths/legends, is Nakomi the Wandering Jew/Jenn?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@DavidCatherine That’s a very clever question that nobody has yet asked me. #torchat I’m not going to say more, however.

BrentAtGazette Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat Did the confrontation between Vin and Ruin in Hero of Ages influence the Rand v Dark One scenes?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@BrentAtGazette Everything I do influences everything else, so I’d say yes–but in this case, I had RJ guiding me as a greater influence.

dwestthreefold Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Now that you’re finished, what was your favorite scene to write? Character? #torchat #AMOL #Wot

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@dwestthreefold Perrin, and the forging of his hammer. In AMOL it was the sequence with Lan near the end. #torchat

cobraspideyguy Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat What other stories/Project do you have working besides #Steelheart #Rithmatist #Unfettered #Dangerouswomen #Storm2

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@cobraspideyguy Lol. As if I need more. Well, Alloy of Law sequel has some work done on it, as does a Legion sequel. #torchat

ampsonic Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat How do you think Fortuona reacted to speaking with Hawking?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@ampsonic With great consternation. #torchat

wilde4fitness Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson If a live Elantran entered the pool outside of the city, could they also use it to travel to the cognitive realm? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@wilde4fitness Let’s just say that the characters in the book do not fully understand the pool or its power. #torchat

Neiley83 Wed Jan 23
@brandsanderson Is this the absolute end? Darkfriends must still exist and the future v unclear. Seems scope for more?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Neiley83 It is not the end, but it is the end of what we will write. The rest is left to fan imaginations. #torchat

Historytechbito Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson what character was most difficult to write for? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Historytechbito Mat was the most difficult for me to get right. #torchat

ckiernan99 Wed Jan 23
#torchat @BrandSanderson is it tough knowing you can’t continue the story?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@ckiernan99 Yes, and no. I feel the ending is the right one. And I can imagine in my head what happens, so for me, that is enough #torchat

DanielEgonsson Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat Was there anything in AMOL you wished you could have changed?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@DanielEgonsson I might have done more with Fain if I’d had the time and the pages. #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@DanielEgonsson The biggest challenge for the book was fitting everyone in, and making sure they had relevant things to do. #torchat

Cyan220 Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Can you confirm that Rand’s body was burned at the end of AMoL? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Cyan220 Okay, fine. Yes, I will confirm that Rand’s body was indeed the one that was burned. 🙂 #torchat

terrybenton Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat did all of the bale fire cracks disappear after the last battle? If not, was Egwene’s weave discovered again?

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@terrybenton The world will heal itself, with time, even without the weave. But the weave was witnessed. #torchat

juanthecow Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson #torchat When Faile, Olver, etc escaped through the gateway to Merrilor, where did Setalle go? If you told us, I missed it.

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@juanthecow She makes it through the chaos alive. #torchat

Fyodor32768 Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson When did Taim become a DF? Was he a DF as false Dragon? Why did he use AOL era phrasing (so-called Aiel) #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Fyodor32768 Taim was recruited by one of the Forsaken, so it happened after they were free. #torchat

jeffstarke Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Could you explain further about the body switch and how it was possible? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@jeffstarke This is one that I can’t answer, I’m afraid. RJ wanted some things about the ending to remain ambiguous. #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
Okay, so I went an hour and 45 minutes and Still have over 500 questions. I’m sorry to cut the #torchat off here. 🙁

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
It would be easy to keep going for the next six hours, but I don’t have the time. I’ll do more Q&A sessions in the next few weeks. #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
For now, we’ll get the transcript of this up, and maybe you’ll find that someone else asked your question. Thanks, all! #torchat

Terez27 Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Is Nakomi the avatar of the Creator? #torchat

Werthead Wed Jan 23
@Terez27 @BrandSanderson SIFADFOE (Scream In Frustration And Don’t Find Out, Ever) 🙂

Terez27 Wed Jan 23
@Werthead @BrandSanderson Yay, that means I can officially not give a shit about Nakomi. 🙂

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Terez27 @Werthead You are allowed that right officially. She’s becoming the Asmodean kill of this sequence of books.

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Terez27 @Werthead I, of course, should have realized she’d become as big a thing as she did–but that wasn’t the intention.

Terez27 Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Who sent the attack on Algarin’s manor? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Terez27 I’m going to MAFO this one, since I honestly can’t remember. I did get an answer from Maria as I was writing the books, though.

Terez27 Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Was the last scene written or dictated? #torchat

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Terez27 Written down. As was the scene with Isam in the prologue.

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Terez27 The borderlander tower scene was dictated, I believe.

Werthead Wed Jan 23
@BrandSanderson Great Q&A. If you do make it to the UK this autumn, I’ll try to come along this time 🙂

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
@Werthead If that happens, Adam, I’d happily make time for a lunch/dinner during the tour to actually sit down and chat.

BrandSanderson Wed Jan 23
We just received word that A MEMORY OF LIGHT is #1 on the New York Times list for the second week in a row. Wow!

BrandSanderson Sat Jan 26
Something went wrong with the cover of THE RITHMATIST over at Amazon. Some kind of attack by a Forgotten? link

Dustyg013 Sun Jan 27
@BrandSanderson has anyone reported copies of “A Memory of Light” with pages reprinted later in the book? My copy goes from pg 544 to pg 481

BrandSanderson Sun Jan 27
@Dustyg013 It happens on occasion with most books. Unfortunately, you will need to return it. Pages will be missing.

BrandSanderson Mon Jan 28
I recorded myself writing a chapter from the next Stormlight Archive book. This video is the prewriting. More to come. link

BrandSanderson Mon Jan 28
If I used your name in TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT or A MEMORY OF LIGHT, the 13th Depository has the complete list here: link


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