By Brandon Sanderson

The next is a quick tale I wrote within the Elantris global again in January of 2006. At that time, Elantris had basically been out in shops for approximately seven or 8 months, yet i really hadn't written something new at the tale or international for the reason that 2000, while I'd comprehensive the 1st draft of the unique publication. This tale was once initially published on the market on Amazon.com; as soon as the agreement with them ran out, I published it here.

There have been continually a number of holes within the manuscript the place i made a decision to not contain viewpoints or sections of rationalization within the identify of streamlining, relatively on the finish. behind my brain, I knew what occurred. This tale talks approximately a type of holes; it's intended to be learn after you've accomplished the unconventional and happens in the course of the occasions of the climax. within the annotation, I've written an additional clarification of why I wrote this piece. a few of you'll locate it fascinating to learn this sooner than time; I placed it within the annotation, even if, as i do know others may particularly benefit from the tale with out bias previously, then learn my recommendations in a while. both approach, when you haven't learn the unconventional Elantris, this includes significant spoilers. may perhaps I recommend studying the ebook first? This tale won't paintings in any respect for you when you haven't.

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Good, such a lot instances, really. on the entrance of the group, Galladon spoke. “Good,” he acknowledged. “That’s Aon Daa--the Aon for energy. Kolo? Now, we need to perform including the Chasm Line. We won’t upload it to Aon Daa. Don’t are looking to blow holes in our beautiful sidewalks now, can we? We’ll perform it on Aon Raok instead--that one doesn’t appear to do something very important. ” 7 Brandon Sanderson “The wish of Elantris” Matisse frowned. “What’s he speaking approximately, Father? ” Dashe shrugged. “Seems that Spirit believes the Aons may well paintings now, for a few cause. We’ve been drawing them fallacious all alongside, or anything like that. I can’t see how the students who designed them can have ignored a complete line for each Aon, even though. ” Matisse doubted that students had ever ‘designed’ the Aons. there has been simply whatever to. . . primal approximately them. They have been issues of nature. They hadn’t been designed--any greater than the wind have been designed. nonetheless, she stated not anything. Dashe was once a type and decided guy, yet he didn’t have a lot of a brain for scholarship. That was once fantastic with Matisse--it were Dashe’s sword, partly, that had kept New Elantris from destruction by the hands of the wildmen. there has been no finer warrior in all of recent Elantris than her father. but, she did watch with interest as Galladon pointed out the recent line. It used to be an odd one, drawn around the backside of the Aon. And. . . this makes the Aons paintings? She notion. It looked like this sort of easy repair. may possibly or not it's attainable? The sound of a cleared throat got here from at the back of them, and so they grew to become, Dashe approximately pulling his sword. A Seon hung within the air at the back of them. none of the mad ones that floated madly approximately Elantris, yet a sane one, sparkling with a whole gentle. “Ashe! ” Matisse acknowledged fortunately. “Lady Matisse,” Ashe acknowledged, bobbing within the air. “I’m no girl! ” she acknowledged. “You recognize that. ” “The name has continually appeared applicable to me, girl Matisse,” he acknowledged. “Lord Dashe. Is eight Brandon Sanderson “The desire of Elantris” woman Karata within reach? ” “She’s within the library,” Dashe stated, taking his hand off the sword. Library? Matisse inspiration. What library? “Ah,” Ashe acknowledged in his deep voice. “Perhaps i will carry my message to you, then, as Lord Galladon seems to be busy. ” “If you wish,” Dashe acknowledged. “There is a brand new cargo coming, my lord,” Ashe stated quietly. “Lady Sarene needed that you simply be made conscious of it fast, because it is of an. . . vital nature. ” “Food? ” Matisse requested. “No, my lady,” Ashe acknowledged. “Weapons. ” Dashe perked up. “Really? ” “Yes, Lord Dashe,” the Seon stated. “Why could she ship these? ” Matisse requested, frowning. “My mistress is worried,” Ashe stated quietly. “It turns out that tensions are becoming at the outdoors. She stated. . . good, she desires New Elantris to be ready, simply in case. ” “I’ll assemble a few males immediately,” Dashe stated, “and move acquire the guns. ” Ashe bobbed, indicating that he inspiration this to be a good suggestion. As her father walked off, Matisse eyed the Seon, a notion happening to her. might be. . . . “Ashe, may I borrow you for a second? ” she requested. “Of path, girl Matisse,” the Seon stated.

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