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.
this book did not let me down truly a fantastic story very deep very exact very heartwarming and the end was truly fantastic... glad I already have the second book haha!!
This was a good book. I didn't realize when I purchased it was over 40 hours long. I enjoyed the narration but there were too many flashbacks.
Overall fantastic story and quite dynamic. Does bot get boring at any point. Kramer's performance is adequate... not great as he does not have great performances ... but adequate.
Kate Reading's performance is ... spotty at best. There also is apparently no sync between her and Kramer - at the end of the book there are differences in pronunciation for names and places.
Despite that i loved the book and would recommend it to everyone that likes dynamic stories and detailed characters... there is also quite an unexpected plot twist.
This is my favorite series to date.
The story captures the reader's imagination and begs it to stretch beyond current limits (without breaking).The magic system is unique, and the plot is very well thought out (as evidenced by the story's organization). At times, the characters are deeply philosophical, even to the point of making the reader feel enlightened. The comedic relief is always rich and far from cliche.
The narrators are absolutely outstanding in their abilities to draw the listener into the story and bring the imagery to life.
I really love what Brandon Sanderson is doing here.
This series was recommended to me by fellow fantasy fans from my Robin Hobb Facebook group. At first I was put off by the martial beginning and the narrator. However, I stuck with it and I'm glad I did. There is a large cast of really well developed characters, both male and female. When the perspective changes to the female characters, the narrator also becomes female. Overall, I really enjoyed this epic tome, and I've just purchased the second installment.
The tale is rich with back stories and vivid detail, and while not flowing with flowery figurative language, the listener has a strong sense of the character, the frustration, and the motivation of each player in this very complex world.
I definitely recommend this book!