Read Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere novels one chapter at a time with Alan. This close-read-along show focuses on Narrative Technique, Philosophy, Religion, and Pop Culture as a lens into this amazing Fantasy Epic.
Elantris Ch 17
Alan gets a little more personal about the things he has in common with Sarene in Chapter 17 of Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. What is Pedagogy and why is it so hard to learn? What is up with Shuden and Race in this book? How is Sarene so good at figuring out Hrathen’s whole plan, but so terrible at finding information about the Elantrians?
Elantris Ch 16
Alan gets Axial about Raoden in Chapter 16 of “Elantris’ by Brandon Sanderson. The chapter is packed with a lack of violence and I love it. How many times can one person say alienation in one podcast? There aren’t even aliens in this book, and I’m going to say that word a lot. Like- A LOT.
Elantris Ch 15
Alan analyses Hrathen’s Trolley Problem as he has a repressed dream of Elantris in Chapter 15. I talk about the Crusades, the utility of doubt in faith, and how time is a circle.
Elantris Chapter 14
Alan details Sarene’s fight against the Patriarchy, and her greatest enemy- Art- in chapter 14 of Elantris. What do women want in Kae? What are they allowed to want? What does it cost Sarene to live authentically? The answers reveal what it means to be a hero in Sarene’s story.
Elantris Ch 13
Alan talks about the short-story that is Elantris Chapter 13. Can Raoden climb Maslow’s pyramid to discover how hieroglyphs became an alphabet? Is Karata Omnibenevolent?Am I just throwing words and ideas together in a description that describes nothing?
Elantris Ch 12
Alan gets into Contrast, Abstraction, Devotion, and Dominion as the we explore Chapter 12. Hrathen envies Dilaf’s passion while he has a crisis of identity. What would St Anselm say? St who? What’s all this now?