This book is excellent! Great characters, excellent storyline and unique. Where is book number 2?
I only listened so I can't compare. I do love print, but have more time for audio books.
The characters where multidimensional: bad guys had good qualities and motivations and good guys had issues to deal with.
I especially enjoyed the characters discovery of abilities.
I can hardly wait for the next book in the series.
This is a story that pulls you in and never lets go, gives you the pain, happiness and the excitement that makes a truly great story.
There are so many great characters, Calladin though obviously being the heart of the story, you feel his pain and he constantly struggles threw his trials.
Both the readers make you feel the book, i can picture every scene in my mind clear as day as if i was standing there.
The moment Dalanar accepts his fate, and yet sees his salvation within moments of that decision.
Ive read everything from sanderson and so far this is my favorite book, that being said hes yet to write something i would'nt recommend.
Absolutely worth multiple reads.
Kate Reading and Michael Kramer do a fantastic job.
This is fantasy at its finest. The book steals your life and will not return it until you discover the fate of its main character. Bravo!
Best thing I have read since Wheel of Time... I can not wait for the next installment. The story is very very well written, the world is complete and like nothing you have ever imagined. Some of the best characters I have encountered since Narnia, and Middle earth. If you even remotely like fantasy this is the book for you
Malazan, Wheel of Time, Lord of the Rings, and Chronicles of Narnia
These two are my favorite, I loved them for the wheel of time and nothing changes in this one
Yes, Laugh cry, cringe, jump you name it this book will connect with you!
I already have, and they all agree that it doesn't get better than this.
I love fantasy. I love epic worlds with new and exciting ideas. When I was a senior in highschool I was lucky enough to study the LOTR in honors english with a man that kept the books in his curiculum for 30 years. When I emerged from that class it was hard to find anything that compared to what Tolkien created, and I always laugh at trivial comparisons made with lesser Authors. This book however, and the Author is worthy of comparison. I don't remember reading anything that sucked me in like this book did. From the tragedy to the triumphs. The characters are real, the world is new, and the story is fresh. If you are looking for a book (this is more of an experience) that will take all your time up, look no further. When I finished, it took me awhile to recover. Now I feel like I'm just passing time, waiting for the next one.
Holds your interest, that is 3 words. The characters are developed well and they have a fascinating way of interrelating. I look forward to the next in the series.
They both complement each other and have a little contrast in tempo and even pronunciations. I look forward to listening to then again.
Sanderson is really very good at this.
The mental images this book evokes is amazing! The plot is top notch not too much and yet not enough.
I really like all of them! Their so well developed.
They did wonderfully as usual!
Oh storm father this is gonna be good.
Caution. Your life will stop mattering about 10 hours in you will love, hate, be board and be screaming at awkward instances at your favorite coffee shop. As well as laugh so hard. you even think you might be loosing your mind when you try to explain what you were laughing about to someone else. Over all this is the best book I have ever read and listened to with maybe the exception of the whole wheel of time series combined. That's saying something considering that's 13 long books this is one.
If you pass on this book you will just continue being pleased with the Mediocre. Which may not be a bad thing. considering after, every book even if its good. leaves you Slightly disappointed.
It took a couple of chapters to get my bearings in the world of this book, but once there I could not stop listening. I really hope there is a second book to come, the characters are all very real and the story line is extremely interesting and well developed. The readers were very adept at maintaing charater seperation,which was important due to the number of them. An excellent story, i cannot wait for the second.
This takes some time to build up, but if you stick with it, you will be rewarded. The last part of the novel is brilliant - classic heroism, but so well done. The rest of the novel is well-written, with a believable, imaginative world and enough character depth to keep you invested. I'm looking forward to the next.