I really liked the book, I thought a long time ago that maybe the author was just looking to cash in just a little more on the popularity of the series, but I the book added to the overall story and was in and of itself very good.
I have been listening to most of Brandon Sanderson's books, and I haven't disliked any yet. In this novel, I was really unhappy with James Yaegashi. I have never read this book, but I still didn't like how James portrayed some of the characters.
I like Brandon Sanderson, but his books tend to take a really long time to get into.
I really like Brandon Sanderson, and I am familiar with Michael Kramer, but when Kate is reading anything that is not a character speaking, she has a really annoying and very defined speech patern. My head may explode by the end of the book.
I know that a lot of people love this book, but I have to disagree. There is so much required for you to actually get the story.
The author takes no time in establishing that the general population is very unintelligent and follow like sheep. She then proceeds to treat the reader as if he/she were part of that general population.
It is impossible to disagree with most of the view points of the author, so I got tired of the repetitive sermon after the first couple hours of the novel.
A good example, is the speech that one of the main characters gives to the world near the end of the book. The speech is supposed to be geared towards people in the book, but instead I had to listen to the bable for over two hours. I don't need the speech, I am not one of the sheep. Summing it up by telling the reader that the speech happened would have been quite enough.
The overall story in the 'Sword of Truth' series is good, but the whole thing could have been told in 4 books instead of 11. Instead the author spends half of his time preaching, and a large part of every book reviewing what has already happened. I read the earlier book before I read the 10th, I know what happens!
Early in the first book you can tell how anti-socialism the author is, but through the series it grows and starts to become very anti-religous.
As I said about half the series is the author blatently preaching. I don't know how this series was ever made into a tv show.
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