Legendary science fiction author Orson Scott Card calls Brandon Sanderson a writer to watch.
Once the godlike rulers of the capital of Arelon, the inhabitans of Elantris have been imprisoned within themselves, unable to die after the city's magic failed years ago. But when a new prince falls victim to the curse, he refuses to accept his fate.
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"...readers won't want to put it down." (Publishers Weekly)
"Outstanding." (Publisher's Weekly)
I didn't get to listen to this until a couple months after I bought it, so I couldn't return it, but I have not ever purchased an audible book I disliked more. It seemed to be a grab of the young adult story City of Ember which was much better.
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A interesting story. Long, but in the end enjoyable. The cliff hangers were a bit much and probably not needed
This is his first published novel. That being said it is good. I always appreciate Brandon's inventiveness in the methods of magic. It is worth a listen but do not expect the quality of the Mistborn or Stormlight Archives series. The production quality is so so. The audible chapter splits and actual chapter splits are not in sync. The narration is passable.
Many things. The dialog and character interaction is downright painful in its simplicity, as well as completely unbelievable. Only the main characters seem to have any sense of intelligence whatsoever, which makes it pretty easy for them to maneuver the story in whatever way suits them best. Also, it is very slow developing and boring.
Something better! I'm thinking maybe I'll give The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington a try.
I can't blame Jack Garrett for the terrible dialog. However, his female voices could use some more effort.
Where to start...? Most of them, as this work is trash. How about the two main characters who are consistently phony. Couldn't hurt.
Don't waste time or money on this title. I'm a big fan of all the other Sanderson works I've read (Mistborn series, Wheel of Time wrap-up, Stormlight Archive books 1-2, and Reckoners books 1-2) for the record. This title should be labeled as juvenile fiction so that it doesn't ruin Sanderson's reputation.
The story was pretty good. Some characters really well defined but others seem to lack depth. Definitely held my attention though. I listened to the end. The narration was a bit underwhelming, but I don't know if I could've done any better. Definitely worth the random stray credit.
too much info on the religion background I never got into the story. Maybe Ill try again, but I doubt it.
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