Brandon Sanderson did an excellent job stitching together the remainder of Robert Jordan's epic fantasy legacy. All of the major loose ends are tied up and you'll be left feeling satisfied. I thoroughly enjoyed Sanderson's influence in the clever use of gateways. It's reminiscent of the creativity seen in Mistborn, Elantris, Stormlight, etc.
Also, the performance of Kate Reading and Michael Kramer is outstanding as always. I've fallen asleep many nights listening to these two and their skill has lead me to search out their other narrations (Codex Alera and some Tom Clancy novels respectively).
In short, AMOL was the perfect ending to an amazing journey. :)
The story, performance, and grandeur of this book is everything I've come to expect from Brandon Sanderson, Kate Reading, and Michael Kramer. If you're not familiar with these names, go find other work they've done. Each alone is outstanding but put them together and you get something truly special.
Aside from the alternate reality setting, the lead character makes me think of a female Harry Dresden. The lead is just a bit too concerned with her libido as well. The performance is ok. I've heard better and I've definitely heard worse.
The story is very good but the performance made the book. You barely have to use your imagination to see the story.
The Words of Radiance was everything I expected an so much more. Brandon Sanderson, Michael Kramer, and Kate Reading are the perfect combination. Nothing else need be said in praise of this book.
Remember to keep an eye out for Hoid (Wit) and the Cosmere references.
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