Sanderson is truly weaving an epic tale with this continuation of his Mistborn series. This second in the series will continually toss you about on a road without straightaways. My account cannot update fast enough to get to this conclusion.
The place where this book leads has me diving straight into the next. Not that this book isn't great in it's own right, but it is truly leading up to something much more. There are characters that are completely left out of this piece in the series that I wished had some sort of part in the whole of things, which was a bit disappointing. Yet, is a testament to the fact that I've grown to love most all of these creations of Jordan's.
This tells more of the story of who has become my one of my favorite character's in this series then I could have asked for. This book brought this series back around for me, actually, and made me realize why I must have every one of these.
Now on the pretense that I've not seen Omega Man, but I have seen I Am Legend the movie and enjoyed it; this book made me wish they'd have actually followed it in the most recent iteration. I was amazed, yet pleased, at the differences. The ending I still wasn't satisfied with, only because I wanted More!, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't make sense and complete this story in a nice little package.
If you have any interest, and definitely if you like I Am Legend the movie, I believe you will enjoy this deeper descent into Robert Neville's madness and enjoy the true story of why He Is Legend.
Simply put, a must series for any Sci-Fi fan. I read this, and still have, all of these in hardback from picking them up at a used book shop ten or twelve years ago. I loved this audio iteration and it truly took me back to why this story is so great.
I found myself wanting in this third book of Jordan's Wheel of Time series. I wish we could have spent more time with certain characters rather then others, which is just taste on my part. As well as, spend less time focusing on what women think of men and how men don't understand, or vice-versa. This concept is mentioned previously in the series, but truly ground into you in this tale.
Otherwise, I found the story-telling like no other as always. Robert Jordan truly had a gift.
In this third book of the series Sanderson takes us on the most enjoyable ride yet of the trilogy. It is a fitting conclusion to an epic tale I truly wish we could come back to. I hope his new book, "Warbreaker," comes to Audible soon.
Other then delve into what has already been said, there's a reason this series is as acclaimed as I've heard about. With the conclusion of this book and the epic scope of where you'll be taken you'll be left wondering, "Now what could follow that up?" I'm about to find out as I download the third in the series with a high recommendation for this book, as well.
I've heard wonderful things about this series. I was always stand offish when first hearing about it because of the untimely demise of Robert Jordan and that the series never concluded. Yet, this book includes an interview with the man at the end of story which I thought truly wonderful.
Then, even more so great is the fact that Brandon Sanderson (Elantris, and the Mistborn series) is going to continue the Wheel of Time. He is well qualified having read Sanderson's other novels.
In short, this story, so far, has lived up to the regard and praise I've heard of it. You can tell of so many authors who've obviously been inspired by this series since.
Any sci-fi/fantasy fan owes it to themselves to experience this epic scope of storytelling.
Amazing work! You have got to get this! ...oh but yes, you all already have. ;)
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