I LOVE these books. However, the narrator's voice for the main character Vin is terrible. Every time she talks I want to punch her in the face, which is not hoe you're supposed to feel about the story's main heroine. All the other voices are diverse and excellent, but there is a struggle with the feminine voice.
It was too heavy on political drama and too light on the lore of the world for my tastes. This book could easily be skipped thanks to Sanderson's need to reexplain everything at the start of each book.
The next book really puts this one to shame.
Brandon Sanderson is one of the great writers, even surpassing most of our generation's great writers. His Plots are complex and riveting, his Character Development is so great that one finds themselves gaining friends not observing imaginary people, and his Imagery is so rich you can get lost and forever changed by the amazing leavening mists he wraps you in. You can read this book over and over and still find new and precious layers throughout.
Good book nice twist at the end can't wait to start the 3rd book today.
outstanding writing, well developed story, plenty of surprises. very well done. Fantasyhas needed a series like this for a long time.
I have never read a book or series 3s of books that has been on the verge of tears, making the facial descibed and being completely enthralled untill this series.