At the risk of being petty I'm writing this review to explain the loss of a single star. Towards the end of the book the female narrator narrates a chapter in the character area thus far narrated by the male narrator. Someone didn't do a good job of making sure that they pronounced a fairly important character's name the same way. It was the only irritating part of the entire performance. That in itself should serve as a testament to the quality of the performance, at least from my perspective. Do yourself a favor and enjoy this amazing story. It will leave you wanting more...
Haven't done much reading lately, used to be a big fan of Lord of the Rings and Redwall series'. This ,while slow at times, was an engaging fantasy story. I'll be listening to the next book for sure.
This book is a little slower in its initial chapters than Sanderson's Mistborn series, but the payoff is amazing. I fell in love with these characters and felt that the 1000+ pages was too short. Can't recommend highly enough.
you'll need to stick with it, in order to survive the initial confusion , but once the story comes together it's fantastic. Brandon Sanderson has held true to his interesting array of characters with unique ethics, backgrounds, struggles and decisions in a way that only he can write. I am super excited to read the rest of the series!
This was a great book to begin after the Mistborn Series. I admit it is a bit hard to follow at first via the Audible version. The names and new devices terminology takes time to follow. However as I continued to listen the story and characters came together. And I LOVED this book. It is really well written and once your mind understands the story's format you cannot put the book down. I loved it and now I am onto the second one. I fully recommend it.