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)
...occasionally broadens her horizons, but generally just wants to be entertained...
Interesting story with some really good plot twists and some threads that are a bit predictable. For Sanderson readers: there are elements of some of his later works in here as well and it's interesting to see what he has done with them since writing this book. Unfortunately the narrator's reading style is a constant thorn, there was no point where I forgot that I did not like the narration.
The only negative I can draw is that the performer seems to not even take a breath between chapters. Ending a startling revelation with the number of the next chapter. This took a little away from the engagement for me, but not enough to completely distort the story.
After reading mistborn series, the way of Kings and Words of Radiance I fell in love with his writing but this novel is so amateurish predictable and actually pathetic and so poorly written that I am amazed it made it to print let alone audio book. Do yourself a huge favour and avoid this like the plague.. Like I said earlier Rea's the way of kings.,words of radiance and the mistborn series they are great stories well written Elantris is just claptrap
It's interesting to see how the author has grown in voice, plot, and concept. It's easy to see parallels between this and other works. It passed the time but definitely not the authors best work.
It's a good thing that this was not the first book I read by this author otherwise it would've been the last. I tended to fast forward because I just couldn't find that interesting
The narrator of this book did a decent job I think, but the way clips were joined together hurt it. Particularly at the end of a section or chapter, the last word of one was followed immediately by the first word of the next, making for a rather jarring transition that was hard to follow.
This made it hard for me to get into the book at first, and I nearly gave up a couple of times in the first quarter or so. I am glad I stuck with it, as the story was good and worth the long listen.
I'm a fan of Sandersons work, but this one was slow from the beginning, and just kind of drug along. When it did pick up, the book was 90% finished. It is a part of his overall universe and may be referenced in future books. My rating, it was alright, but i probably wont relisten to this title.
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