The Night Brigade

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The Night Brigade
Setting Threnody

The Night Brigade is a tentative title for a cosmere novel set on Threnody.[1][2] The novel is considered one that Brandon will "maybe" write someday, although he does consider it integral to the overall cosmere sequence.[3] The novel is planned to take place in the Homeland.[4]

Plot Summary[edit]

An expedition tries to go back to the Homeland and free it from the Evil but things don't go well for them--the book starts with their ships sinking and the people washing up on shore.[1]

The Deepest Ones will be "involved a great deal."[5]

Characters[edit]

The story will be about brand new characters, and will most likely not include Silence Montane, except possibly as a minor cameo.[6]

Setting[edit]

The story takes place on Threnody, likely on the Homeland, the former home of the Forescouts that was lost to the Evil.[4] It will be the closest Brandon has ever gotten to writing in the grimdark genre.[7]

Development[edit]

The Night Brigade has been a part of Brandon's original plan for the cosmere saga for many years, since before he was a published author. The original idea for the story involved a group of refugees arriving in the Forests of Hell after having fled the Homeland, now destroyed by the Evil.[8] Recent years have seen Brandon grow more confident in his idea to flip the story on its head and instead focus on people attempting to take back the Homeland.[9] He has not yet fully completed an outline for the book.[10]

Trivia[edit]

  • One of the reasons Brandon wants to write this book is because there is "a group" that will be important later in the cosmere saga, and he needs to write a book about them so that readers know who they are.[11]
  • When Brandon first dropped the potential name of the novel in 2016 he called it "Dusk Brigade", but it was misheard as "Dust Brigade".[1] The name "Dust Brigade" was then used in the fandom for years. It wasn't until 2022 when Brandon talked about changing the in-universe group's name to "Night Brigade" (due to the similarity with the character named Sixth of the Dusk) that the communication error was caught.[2]

Notes[edit]

This meta article is complete, but has yet to be reviewed.