Questions tagged [cosmere]

The Cosmere is the name for a shared setting for a number of fantasy novels written by Brandon Sanderson, including the Elantris, Mistborn and Stormlight Archive novels. Use this tag when discussing any of the works that are part of the Cosmere shared universe.

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Reading order for Cosmere series by Brandon Sanderson

My entry into Brandon Sanderson's works is Mistborn Trilogy, I finished and loved it. Then I got to know that many of his series are connected and happen in the same universe - Cosmere. Next I started ...
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How does Compounding work?

In The Alloy of Law, Miles Hundred-Lives is a double gold twinborn. This means he can burn gold to see visions of his possible alternative past, (Allomancy) and tap/fill gold to retrieve/store health ...
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Does Metal have to be Hemalurgically charged for Ruin to control someone?

We have several examples of Hemalurgic spikes being used to control or manipulate a being: Kandra Inquisitors Koloss Vin Penrod Spook However, Spook's letter in The Hero of Ages reads: Vin, ...
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What happens to burnt metals/alloys?

In Mistborn allomantic powers are activated by 'burning' them, somehow using them up. But what happens to the metal after it's burnt? Does it oxidise? Is it annihilated? I know it can't remain in it'...
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Why didn't the Seons change?

In the book Elantris, the Reod was caused by a giant earthquake opening a chasm which changed the shape of all the Aons. The Seons, which are basically living Aons, were presumably unchanged, since ...
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Which Sanderson works are part of the Cosmere and which aren't?

According to Wikipedia: The Cosmere is the name of the universe in which many of Sanderson's books exist. This idea came from his desire to create an epic length series without requiring readers to ...
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Are the different types of magic in Brandon Sanderson's books his own invention?

I initially had 2 questions here and have been encouraged to split them: Is the magic in the Cosmere connected Brandon Sanderson's approach towards magic is in my eyes rather unique. Each story has a ...
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What is the fate of the Koloss?

At the end of the third book in the Mistborn series, there is no definitive statement about the fate of the koloss. The author's own commentary/annotation notes: One hint from The Alloy of Law is ...
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Why is Dalinar's Blade screaming?

Spoilers for the Stormlight Archive. At the end of Words of Radiance, when the Stormfather bonds with Dalinar, he asks Dalinar to divest himself of that "monstrosity", the Blade he's currently bonded ...
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Why does Sazed say that there are only 2 metals left to discover? (Mistborn spoilers)

At the end of The Hero of Ages, Sazed said, in his letter to Spook: There are still two metals that nobody knows about. You might want to poke about and see if you can figure out what they are. I ...
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Shards and the various things that happen to them, what do they mean?

From what I remember Shards can Splinter which is what creates things like the Spren (from the Stormlight Archives), but I also recall the description Sliver. Specifically "Sliver of infinity", when ...
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How was Zane convinced to give himself a piercing?

Brandon has explained that Zane acquired his Hemalurgic spike by piercing himself: Zane spiked himself. It was…a very twisted and messy process. Note that Ruin tries to get Spook to do something ...
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Are Shardblades “God Metal”?

We know that the "God Metals" in Mistborn are investiture from Shards in physical form. We also know that Shardblades are Spren, which are basically sentient investiture, manifesting in the physical ...
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What happened to the kandra, koloss, and Marsh in the end?

Towards the end of book 3 of the Mistborn trilogy, The Hero of Ages, what happens to the last of the Lord Ruler's Hemalurgic creations? There are the few kandra, such as KanPaar, who There are the ...
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Is the magic in the Cosmere connected

I'm starting to be a real fan of Brandon Sanderson own work, all supposedly taking place in the same universe called Cosmere. I read the Mistborn Trilogy and Alloy of Law, Elantris and Warbreaker. Two ...