When one has invested the majority of his adult life in a series, starting from 18 years old to now in the 40's, this was a culmination both sad and sweet. To give it anything less than 5 stars would be disrespectful to the characters I grew up with over the past 20 years. Thanks goes out to Sanderson for finishing what absolutely had to be finished. I could not have lived in peace wondering what happened to my childhood friends in the Wheel of Time.
I made it through four hours and couldn't take anymore. It was sooo boring. I just don't understand how anyone could think it to be interesting. I know Peter Straub is reputable, so I'm completely perplexed. If you're going to read books by Peter Straub, I recommend avoiding this one.
The dialogue between characters is very smart and realistic, given that they're super heroes. There's nothing corny about this novel at all, which was my greatest fear when I purchased it. However, to enjoy this book, you must suspend all belief in well-grounded universal physics, even for a fictitious world. There isn't an author-designed ecosystem that explains these supernatural occurrences; the book is simply too brief for that. The focus is on the character interactions and action, so it's a quick, easy, entertaining listen.
If you like the Mistborn series, don't be put off by the steampunk theme. Sanderson does a great job crafting a very smart novel. Some of the action scenes required a little more suspension of belief than normal, even for science fiction. Regardless, the attention to detail and the physics of the world are continually built upon, keeping it eternally intriguing. The ending, in particular, has me anxious for the next novel to be published.
Good character development is needed. Rather, we get a lot of military-insider acronyms and quip dialogue that isn't funny. Also, something needs to actually
Get a good voice and actor behind it. It was smarmy.
Scrap them all and start over.
Sorry to be so harsh, but this was horrible.
Just get it.
New take on old material, well worth it.
Great job, Del Toro.
This guys was ahead of his time.
This is a man's man book and more in touch with how men really are than any of the media outlets today.
Good stuff that has lasted the test of time.
I liked the part that was inspired to some degree by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but beyond that, not the best Terry has done.
If you like Goodkind, you'll probably be ok with this.
Intriguing and engaging.
Will keep you entertained for days on end, because this thing is like 48 hours long.
Nice job, King...
I have no concerns with Brandon taking over. I'm saddend greatly by Jordan's departure from this world but I feel Brandon can finshed what he was unable to.
If you're into this series, please stay true until the bitter end.
This series started when I was a teenager just getting out of high school and is set to complete when I'm in full blown middle age.
As a side, it kinds of depressing - I was Rand, Perrin and Matt's age when I started. By the time I finished, I'll be Tam's age.
Heh - life is stange, but this series is awesome.
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