Highly imaginative and expertly written, The Final Empire is an adventure worth taking. The way Sanderson creates his magical universe and gets us to invest in his characters is what makes this a masterpiece.
The characters are perfectly contrast to one another to make the book feel whole. The story was great and the narrator (same as in the Stormlight series) was great too! I really didn't know how things were going to turn out, especially knowing that there were more books. Usually things start slow in the first book of a series but this book had intense chapters riddled throughout! There was really never a dull moment in the book which is hard to do, there was always a potential for danger lurking around every corner. I have gone through all the Stormlight Archive books, Killer King Chronicle Books, Dawn of Wonder, Blood Song, Sword of Truth books all of which I loved but this book felt refreshing somehow. I think when editing this book Sanderson must have had perfectly cut all the fat out and left everything great. Great book and highly recommend.
Fantastic story, fantastic performance, fantastic everything! The only exception is that the audiobook is chopped up into ridiculous chapters which make no sense at all.
Sanderson's rules of magic and his story craft make for a truly enjoyable read. I highly recommend.
Attorney - love to listen to audio books
I know this book is getting great reviews, but it just did not do it for me. I thought it was extremely slow. After four chapters, I skipped to the end to see what happened and now I am through. No more of this series for me.
love Sandersons books, had started with Stormlight from a reccomendation and fell in love with his stories. This is an amazing story told from many perspectives as is his style.
I loved Mr Sanderson's completion of The Wheel of Time series. I decided to try one of his own novels. Looking forward to listening to the others. As always Michael Kramer is a wonderful narrator. I forget I'm listening to one person and only hear and see the characters.