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)
This is the first book of Mr. Sandersons that I've listened to. Aside from his wrapping up of the Wheel of Time series. I didn't think it was horrible, but at times felt it was predictable and clichè. I know he has many fans though, so I'll likely try one more book.
Extremely well done. Fantasy at its finest. Sanderson is a master storyteller. Narration was on point and well done. Highly recommended for anyone who is a fan of fantasy.
Can't recommend this book enough. Bought it on sale but was worth full price. Excellent story, powerful characters and satisfaction at having all wrapped up on one book.
There was a heaping amount of deus ex machina (which I won't go in to because spoilers), awkward pacing, little character development in some characters and a lead who was too perfect to feel entirely like a real human being but somehow despite all those flaws this book was thoroughly engaging and enjoyable. The story is simplistic, but somehow quite thought provoking at the same time. While some of his later works are more polished the story was all in all a great early novel for Brandon Sanderson. In this novel, it is clear he certainly is a fantasy/scifi great in the making.
Avid reader and audible listener. Usually the person recommending rather than following the yellow brick road to the fad of the moment
the narrator was all that kept me listening to what I assume was the first draft of a first attempt
fantastic storyline and storytelling. I wish there was another story about elantris. I was really impressed
I listened to this entire book, and mainly because I kept thinking something is going to happen. About 18 hours in, I realized nothing that happened would redeem the very very long wait, but I already had listened so long - so I finished it. Mind numbing is my assessment. I do not recommend.
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