The Silence Divine

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The Silence Divine
Setting cosmere
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The Silence Divine is an unpublished cosmere work by Brandon Sanderson.[1] It was originally planned to be a standalone novel. However, Brandon has since downgraded it to a novella a la The Emperor's Soul. It will be renamed.[2] As of January 26, 2018 it might possibly be trunked. Brandon says about the premise: "What if viruses and bacteria evolved to give people magical talents when you caught the disease. This idea that a bacteria doesn’t actually want to kill you, or a virus doesn’t want to kill you. It wants you to live and spread it. You getting sick is a side effect. What if the side effect is, you got the common cold, all the sniffles and everything, but you could fly as long as you had the common cold? What would that do to society? What happens when someone invents penicillin and can wipe out half of these magical talents? What happens if people start catching a disease that makes everything they touch start on fire?

So it was a story about basically fantasy Jack Bauer, who’s a member of the fantasy CDC, who tries to stop diseases and the problems thay cause. But in order to do his job, he has to keep his immune system terrible, like this weakling who can barely get up the steps, so that he can quickly catch diseases to get the powers he needs to with the outbreaks of these things."

Setting[edit]

It is set on the shardworld Ashyn, in the Rosharan system.[3]

The magic system involves illnesses granting people powers as long as they are sick.[4]

It is currently set to take place around the time of book 8 of The Stormlight Archive, but this could change in the future.[5]

Behind the Scenes[edit]

Brandon wrote, and read, a few test scenes while touring for Words of Radiance.[2]

Notes[edit]

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