Just finished WOT. I was concerned because I don't particularly care how Sanderson finished up the WOT series. That being said, I was longing for something that would fill the void left after finishing up the WOT series. I think Sanderson is off to a good start and the series holds great possibilities. Series like these require much of our precious time . . . . and yet in a way for me it adds to the vastness of my life's experience . . . almost like allowing me to live through another mind. Well, if you enjoyed WOT, Song of Ice and Fire, Lord of the Rings etc. I think you will enjoy this. Why not a 5 star? Good question. I'm not sure I can explain why.
Great story if you can work through the unfamiliar names for objects, people, places, plants, and animals. Once this other world becomes familiar you're able to enjoy the complex story with the usual Brandon Sanderson way of challenging you to think through meaningful philosophical puzzles.
I'm a midwestern girl that loves to travel, spend time with family and read a good book!
I loved every unique character in this book, it is so well thought out. The further along you read the more mesmerized you become. Simply wonderful!
This book was suggested by my husband, since he loves it so much. It took me longer to get into the story as by the time I would become invested in a character, the focus would shift for ten chapters to another character, then shift back almost as soon as I started really caring about THAT character. Honestly, if I had been listening on my own, I would have dropped the book early on, but the story and the performance were very good and I was rewarded for my perseverance. So yes, it's a VERY long book, but in the end it was worth it.
Fair warning though, is the first book in a series which I don't believe is finished yet, so keep in mind before you get attached. ☺
Masterful set up for the series. Epic. phantasmagorical. suspenseful.
As part one of a massive series the story does not rush itself. There are many small moments of suspense and climax however the overarching plot does not get much beyond an introduction of the characters. there is a definite sense of the world ending danger although none if the characters are yet aware of the scope of the story their lives will tell. as the reader, one is left with more questions than answers but with 9 more volumes there will be plenty of time fit these to be answered. by the end of the story you no longer notice the descriptions of the other world and its odd plants or creatures. The board is set. the pieces are in motion. Game on.