If you try this book force yourself to get past the first two chapters. That's when the real meat of the story starts! I throughly enjoyed it. I was glad someone made me promise to keep listening past the first two chapters bcz I would have stopped. I'm so glad I didn't.
Great story with a slow start. I'm definitely adding Sanderson to my top author list. Check it out and finish it you won't be disappointed. Listening to the next after this review. I don't want to give any spoilers but it has a great cast of characters they you will love and some you will hate.
Do not be overwhelmed by the length of this book. Though long, this book is well worth reading. There is a large cast of characters, all well written, possessing depth and interesting back stories. There is little romance but I did not find the book lacking even without it. The world is huge and well thought out. Once again Brandon Sanderson delivers. I have read a few of his other works but this one is by far my favorite. The second book in this series, the storm light archives, is just as good if not better. If you're looking for a good fantasy book, this one will not disappoint.