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I am in my seventies and hope that I live long enough to finish this great series. Ten books, please Mr. Sanderson, don’t take as long to finish the series as this book did to finish. I know great books take a great deal of time to write but at my age, I don’t know how much time I have left to enjoy pleasures such as these novels. I am a voracious reader, mostly action, spy, counter terrorism etc. My daughter reads like I do and she reads these fantasy epics. Her son, my grandson, gave me a copy of the Way of Kings for Christmas 2012 saying it was his favorite book of all time, and he is a chip of the ole’ block. He is a huge reader also. I so enjoyed that book that I couldn’t wait until this second in the series came out, bought it for my Kindle the day before and it was ready to read the next day. I haven’t finished it yet, but, almost. I have not been disappointed in any way except that I will soon be finished and then what? My daughter has suggested that I start on another of Mr. Sanderson’s novels and I believe that is what I am going to do. So, thanks to my grandson Victor and his mom, Stephanie, I am now a fan of fantasy fiction and especially, Brandon Sanderson. Check it out!
From Booklist *Starred Review* The readers of Sanderson’s The Way of Kings (2010) may have been waiting for him to return to the Stormlight Archives from his labors in finishing the late Robert Jordan’s epic Wheel of Time. The wait is now over, and devoted followers of fantasy on the grandest imaginable scale can make themselves comfortable and start reading. The world of Roshar is still very close to being a character in its own right (one thinks of Dune), as Sanderson has used the room afforded by a book of this size to build it in loving detail, including the fierce storms that make civilized life difficult even in peacetime. But the humans and the humanoid Parshendi are still fighting, although Brightlord Kholin is leading an army deep into enemy territory. His sister, Jasnah, is with him, seeking a legendary lost city that her student, Shallan, believes may hold the key to victory. Far below the level of the high command, the rising young slave warrior, Kaladin, learns that the Parshendi have a counterstrategy in preparation, one that portends the destruction of the world unless he can become the founder of a new order of the legendary Knights Radiant. Many readers will find Shallan and Kaladin the most absorbing of the major characters because they have the most to lose, but the characterization is on the whole as meticulous as the world-building. A very impressive continuation. –Roland Green
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, Book 2) Hardcover – Lay Flat, March 4, 2014 by Brandon Sanderson (Author) Review
You read a book. It is highly diverting, incredibly entertaining. And then you move on. .. Not with this book. It gets inside of you! Roshar is one of the most original, unique, alien, and compelling fantasy worlds every created. And the characters that inhabit it are full-bodied, vibrant, and dynamic. Just when you think you’ve got someone figured out. .. Wham! another piece of the puzzle emerges, and everything you thought you knew shifts, realigns and refocuses. Then you see a bigger picture, and begin to grasp what you think these people and their world really look like. Then something else emerges, the puzzles changes, and new pieces fall into place. You would feel almost betrayed, if it wasn’t so much fun! And then he does it again, and Again, and AGAIN!Brandon’s fiction is not just superb entertainment, it is great literature. It is an art form that teaches about love, hope, honor, betrayal, fear, anger, revenge, mercy, and justice. People might wonder about the many side-stories, interludes, and seemingly random snippets woven throughout Words of Radiance. Just you wait. The vague puzzle pieces from Way of Kings (Stormlight #1) are now (mostly) clearer, and those that are not, well, this is a 10-book epic. There are plot lines running the entire course of this series that are only just getting started. I was there when Brandon released his first novel, Elantris. I remember walking up to him at a signing table in the BYU Bookstore, an author no one had ever heard of, and asking him what his book was about, His answer, not surprisingly, was read and find out. I devoured Elantris, and have since attended many of his release events and read every book he has ever published (and one or two that he hasn’t). I have read more fantasy books than I care to count, and Brandon Sanderson is the real deal. Your grandkids are going to be reading these books, and I for one cannot wait to see where Mr. Sanderson takes us! -Read Reviews-
I like this story and the story line a lot. I really want to know what happens. But I feel Mr. Sanderson has taken on the whole G.R.R. Martin thought process, and I think is is just the new reality with authors: promise an epic, then delay it over the next forty years. I will probably not be alive to read the final books of the read, at an average of one book every four years, it looks like the ten-book series will be completed in or about 2045. So, like I did with the Martin Series ("Song of Fire and Ice"), I have lost interest. This is by no means a critique on Mr. Sanderson’s writing!: I love the stories, love the writing and writing style, but I am finding it less interesting now that I know I will never get to the end. Tolkien began the whole "Epic" saga with The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I am not sure when it became popular to outdo the trilogy, (with a beginning, middle, and end) and create a ten (or more) book series that offers current readers no finis, but now it is common practice to hook readers, then not finish the stories. But if I know I will not see the ending, I am no longer ready to start. This is just a personal opinion, and again, does not reflect any view on the writing. I just wish I could read more of the writing sooner, with the promise of a conclusion.
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