I don't know why, but I didn't expect great things from this book. The magic system seemed, quite frankly, a little silly. And it was a YA novel. Granted, I really like YA sf, but Brandon Sanderson doing it? It just seemed odd. But he does a phenomenal job with it. Great, quick paced, page-turning story. Michael Kramer narrates beautifully. You can tell it is written for young adults, but that doesn't mean he dumbed down his writing or over-simplified anything. It is still excellent fantasy. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes sf, or just good writing in general.
I don't normally enjoy humor-fantasy. e.g. Try as I might, Terry Pratchett, as much as I appreciate his talent, doesn't do much for me. But I enjoyed this one from beginning to end. Equal parts funny, original and engaging. I look forward to the next one.
I love this series. My favorite zombie series and my favorite super hero series all tied into one. And this was Peter Clines best work in the series yet. I think this one gave the characters a bit more depth. Especially Stealth. Getting under the veil a bit more was cool. Can't wait for the next one.
I don't know what else to say beyond the headline. This book makes my heart happy. It was sad and beautiful and compelling and simple. And it leaves you feeling precisely at the narrator feels. It touches you.
Really well written. I don't have a technical back ground or any scientific training experience, but I'm sure someone who did would appreciate this novel on a different level. The thing is, even not having that connection doesn't detract from the story or writing at all. Very fast-paced, intriguing and, sometimes, edge-of-your-seat exciting. Can't wait to see more from this author.
This became my favorite time travel novel. It is, while amazing for the genre, and more generally in sf/fantasy, it is also a great piece of literature in and of itself, regardless of classification. With some philosophy mixed in.
There were some slow sections, but they were necessary in some respects as Dan Wells had to build his world (which he did a great job with) and I'm really excited for what else he has to offer. The Young Adult Post-Apocalyptic genre is growing, and it is harder and harder to pick out the really good, unique books from the standard fare. I think this one isn't just more of the same. If you like that genre, this is worth listening to.
I really like this book. It is an interesting story with a great (though not-always-original) mythology. The voices the narrator chose for some of the characters, particularly female characters, was just a bit off, though. It seemed like nearly ever female character sounded like a weird caricature. Almost like really campy drag queens. It was noticeable enough and happened often enough that it distracted from the story for me. Other than that, the narration was great.
Again, the story itself is really good and I look forward to reading more of this series.
Not just a fantastic fantasy book, but an absolutely great novel. I believe this was Patrick Rothfuss's debut novel, which makes it all that more amazing. It is certainly an epic book, but the way that Rothfuss makes a book so epic, yet also allows such a personal, emotion attachment to the main character, Kvothe, is particularly impressive.
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