Hardcover ✓ Dragonsteel PDF/EPUB Á

Hardcover  ✓ Dragonsteel PDF/EPUB Á
  • Hardcover
  • 204 pages
  • Dragonsteel
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • English
  • 06 January 2017

Dragonsteel[PDF / Epub] ✅ Dragonsteel By Brandon Sanderson – Essayreview.co.uk This is Brandon Sanderson s Honor s Thesis for his undergraduate degree in English from Brigham Young University It is unpublished but it is possible to borrow the physical copies Sanderson has indica This is Brandon Sanderson s Honor s Thesis for his undergraduate degree in English from Brigham Young University It is unpublished but it is possible to borrow the physical copies Sanderson has indicated that he would like to revise and release this work someday A University scholar project Brigham Young UniversityTwo copies exist, classmark PZ S D.


About the Author: Brandon Sanderson

Brandon s major books for the second half of are The Dark Talent, the final volume in Alcatraz Smedry s autobiographical account of his battle against the Evil Librarians who secretly rule our world, and Arcanum Unbounded, the collection of short fiction in the Cosmere universe that includes the Mistborn series and the Stormlight Archive, among others This collection features The Emperor s Soul, Mistborn Secret History, and a brand new Stormlight Archive novella, EdgedancerEarlier this year he released Calamity, the finale of the New York Times bestselling Reckoners trilogy that began withSteelheartBrandon Sanderson was born in in Lincoln, Nebraska As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested to him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it This changed when an eighth grade teacher gave himDragonsbaneby Barbara HamblyBrandon was working on his thirteenth novel when Moshe Feder at Tor Books bought the sixth he had written Tor has published Elantris, the Mistborn trilogy and its followup The Alloy of Law, Warbreaker, andThe Way of Kingsand Words of Radiance, the first two in the planned ten volume series The Stormlight Archive He was chosen to complete Robert Jordan s Wheel of Time series sThe Gathering Stormand sTowers of Midnightwere followed by the final book in the series, A Memory of Light, in January Four books in his middle gradeAlcatraz vs the Evil Librariansseries have been released in new editions by Starscape, and his novellaInfinity Blade Awakeningwas an ebook bestseller for Epic Games accompanying their acclaimed Infinity Blade iOS video game series Twonovellas,Legionand The Emperor s Soul, were released by Subterranean Press and Tachyon Publications in , and brought two young adult novels,The Rithmatistfrom Tor andSteelheartfrom DelacorteThe only author to make the short list for the David Gemmell Legend Award six times in four years, Brandon won that award in for The Way of Kings The Emperor s Soul won the Hugo Award for Best Novella He has appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List multiple times, with five novels hitting the spotCurrently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.


10 thoughts on “Dragonsteel

  1. says:

    Reading the book in pseudo manuscript form was distracting at first, but I quickly got over it The book was printed single spaced in a tiny font on a hardback book of far greater than 8.5 11 paper, cramming a 300,000 word book onto 200 pages In addition, it didn t have the luxury of italics, and only the front of each page was printed.But that s not important what s important is the story The best aspect of this book was the character growth Sanderson managed to cover about ten years ove Reading the book in pseudo manuscript form was distracting at first, but I quickly got over it The book was printed single spaced in a tiny font on a hardback book of far greater than 8.5 11 paper, cramming a 300,000 word book onto 200 pages In addition, it didn t have the luxury of italics, and only the front of each page was printed.But that s not important what s important is the story The best aspect of this book was the character growth Sanderson managed to cover about ten years over the course of the novel, moving at a steady clip the entire time As such, The protagonist Jerick goes from an aspiring lumberman to a rising student before moving to the royal palace and becoming a scholar which he then leaves behind to become a bridgeman, a soldier, and eventually, a general At the same time, he is developing his mocrikenisis , which allows him to see and manipulate individual atoms Countering Jerick is the servant to the princess, Ryalla Her position in the palace gives her close proximity to many influential people, yet her status never allows her to even learn to read at least, not until the princess grows bored of learning and passes her work to her servant It also doesn t hurt that she too has Microkenisis, allowing her to control photons of light This grants her invisibility and astral projection, as well as an awesome DBZ esque blast Jerick expends great effort to break her out of her shell of shyness, eventually exposing her wonderful personality underneath Unfortunately, when Ryalla begins to bludgeon Jerick with teenage love signs, he makes an abrupt transition into a complete bonehead, leaving Ryalla behind without a second thought.Other characters of note include Topaz, the travelling Jesk who has wormed his way into a dozen governments and who acts as a Microkenetic mentor to Jerick Bat chor, the burly merchant who travels the land in search of Dragonsteel Martis, the twisted son of a Duke who is determined to marry the princess and become king and countless fathers, siblings, and bland supporting characters created to make the landscapeinteresting.Part of me doesn t want to go into detail about the plot, but part of me knows that 99% of you won t have the chance to read the single copy of this book that s available, so I ll provide some details Jerick is the son of a lumberman, like his father before him When a scholar comes to his town to teach the local students, Jerick jumps at the opportunity to learn and attends the school every day Eventually, the king comes to visit, but while he is there, the town is attacked by the Sho Del a race of white skinned demons from far off lands The only important loss in this battle is that of Jericks Parents, but this allows the King to adopt jerick and take him to the palace When Jerick arrives, he is immediately smitten by the princess and does his beat to win her even though it s clear to the reader that Ryalla is farimportant After about 5 years of studying at the palace, the King is once again attacked by a Sho Del assassin, and Martis fights it off, winning the hand of the Princess In a wave of angst filled rage, Jerick storms out of the castle towards the Shattered Plains, where he hopes to win glory in the war against the Sho Del.This is where things get confusing anyone who has read The Way of Kings will recognize where the Shattered plains originated Instead of Gemhearts, the soldiers are chasing after the Dragonsteel wells, where the incredibly valuable liquid Dragonsteel appears periodically Instead of fighting the Parshendi warriors, they are fighting the Sho Del demons Jerick joins Bridge Four, where he befriends Rock and makes enemies with Gaz This is where the book shows its weakness The feeling of despair that bridgemen feel is significantly downplayed, and the danger level is about 1 10 of the bridge 4 that Kaladin claimed The plot moves somewhat awkwardly, and events seem a bit fragmented However, it s interesting to see how much sanderson has developed as an author in the last 10 years, and the parts of the novel that weren t heavily rewritten were genuinely high quality.The last point to cover is the Avalanche, the last 10% of each Sanderson novel that merits a single, focused, 2 hour readthrough, even if it keeps you up until 3 AM Thankfully, this book doesn t disappoint a massive war breaks out in a dozen cities, a hundred important characters are killed off, and the magic system is drastically expanded Topaz, the mysterious Jest, is dramatically beheaded and tossed off the edge of a cliff The last paragraph, however, describes an unnamed man, sitting at the bottom of a cliff, when a head washes onto the beach He muses to himself, I always thought it would be my head that grew a new body The story is left very open ended, a letdown for people like me who need to wait years before they can read the next installment, but rest assured When Dragonsteel eventually becomes properly published, it will be well worth your time to read.What I don t know is how on earth he s going to remove the entire aspect of the Shattered Plains from the novel, now that he moved that concept to another series

  2. says:

    I was lucky enough to get my hands on the one copy, available in the BYU library While I leaned towards giving this book a four, the circumstances surrounding this book make me rate the book higher The book isof a manuscript, with many errors, so stands in need of a good edit It obviously isn t intended to be read by a wide audience, since Brandon has yet to publish it It feels like a rough draft and major changes will have to take place, namely the Shattered Plains will have to be rem I was lucky enough to get my hands on the one copy, available in the BYU library While I leaned towards giving this book a four, the circumstances surrounding this book make me rate the book higher The book isof a manuscript, with many errors, so stands in need of a good edit It obviously isn t intended to be read by a wide audience, since Brandon has yet to publish it It feels like a rough draft and major changes will have to take place, namely the Shattered Plains will have to be removed since he used the idea for the Way of Kings I asked Brandon about this book and he said that he intends to rewrite and publish it, though not for several years, and many key elements will have to be changed That being said, I really loved this book.The characterization was the main element that I loved The protagonist, Jerick, is fantastically written Being able to experience the excellent world building through his eyes is also brilliant The story is riveting and I found myself staying up late to finish chapters or storylines I was a bit confused at the ending, but after rereading some sections and thinking about it for a while, it became a lot clearer The ending is true to Brandon s style, both satisfying and very unsatisfying, making me wantThis book is written as the first in a series Who knows how long it will take for him to get around to making this book, and potential subsequent books, happen Whenever it does happen, I will definitely be buying a copy

  3. says:

    I would give this 3 stars for writing quality, but I m giving it 4 because Brandon wrote this 280,000 words as his undergraduate honor s thesis, a remarkable feat I don t know how he managed to finish college and write this book at the same time What I enjoyed most about this was seeing such an early stage in Brandon Sanderson s growth as an author His talent for world building, magic systems, and character development are all there, even if the story feels awkward and disjointed at time I would give this 3 stars for writing quality, but I m giving it 4 because Brandon wrote this 280,000 words as his undergraduate honor s thesis, a remarkable feat I don t know how he managed to finish college and write this book at the same time What I enjoyed most about this was seeing such an early stage in Brandon Sanderson s growth as an author His talent for world building, magic systems, and character development are all there, even if the story feels awkward and disjointed at times If you are a Sanderson fan and you can get your hands on it, I highly recommend it, if only to see how far he has come as an author However, I recommend you read Way of Kings before this, as a large chunk of Dragonsteel s storyline is also used and done much better in Way of Kings

  4. says:

    I ve been a fan of Brandon Sanderson s since before he was even officially published and it started with this book Dragonsteel is still my favorite Sanderson book and I keep anxiously awaiting its public release.

  5. says:

    I agree with Brandon Sanderson s personal evaluation of this it s not his strongest work The narrative pacing is off, and some bits of the story feel a bit disconnected The book ends in an unsatisfying set of cliffhangers, without the sense of closure that he can now achieve even when dropping a ton of cliffhangers on you That said, it has a proto Kaladin character and a proto Hoid character and similarities to the Stormlight Archive generally, and it s fun to get some idea of how the whole I agree with Brandon Sanderson s personal evaluation of this it s not his strongest work The narrative pacing is off, and some bits of the story feel a bit disconnected The book ends in an unsatisfying set of cliffhangers, without the sense of closure that he can now achieve even when dropping a ton of cliffhangers on you That said, it has a proto Kaladin character and a proto Hoid character and similarities to the Stormlight Archive generally, and it s fun to get some idea of how the whole story s developed in Brandon s mind and also get some idea of his progression as a writer.I m sure if he eventually releases a rewritten version it d be great there are lots of fun pieces here and a number of them have not yet ended up in his other fiction, so far as I can tell

  6. says:

    This was an excellent book A good portion maybe 2 5 was very similar to events in Way Of Kings, so don t read this first This really shows off some of Sanderson s strengths and if you ve read other things he s written, you can see where many of his ideas started and you can see his progression as a writer Hopefully this gets rewritten and published because it was great The format of the book was somewhat irritating, though.

  7. says:

    I respect this book for what it represents But as Sanderson himself has said, it s not his best work The story slows to a standstill at parts, the characters seem to act out of character at times, and the attempt at a love story becomes a bore Since its a manuscript the formatting can be distracting, but overall manageable What I really liked about this piece is the insights into the Cosmere We see a proto Hoid Wit in his native land We get a LOT of information on the three realms Physica I respect this book for what it represents But as Sanderson himself has said, it s not his best work The story slows to a standstill at parts, the characters seem to act out of character at times, and the attempt at a love story becomes a bore Since its a manuscript the formatting can be distracting, but overall manageable What I really liked about this piece is the insights into the Cosmere We see a proto Hoid Wit in his native land We get a LOT of information on the three realms Physical, Spiritual and Cognitive And we even hear some explanation of the different magic systems The non plot parts of this book are definitely the most enjoyable and fruitful In the grand scheme of things this book isn t about Jerick or Ryalla or Topaz, but rather understanding the Cosmere Sanderson recycled parts of the story in the Stormlight Archives and has announced that eventually he will revisit the work withexperience andpolish But that s not until all of Stormlight is finished

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