It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper Reply post. I suppose I’ll should get used to it especial when it comes to Sanderson. (I know you’ve been working on Way of Kings, the tome that it is.)
Title: The Bands of Mourning Series: Wax and Wayne Series; Book 3 Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Fantasy Audience: Adult ROTS Setting: Cosmere, Magic, Industrial Tech Synopsis:The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metal minds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as writings in a language that no one can read. Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate. Along the way he discovers hints that point to the true goals of his uncle Edwarn and the shadowy organization known as The Set. Recommendation: This book (& series) is highly recommended!
Things have been crazy, and I’d taken a step back from reading these past couple of weeks assuming that I’d scheduled everything as I should and I discover now that I hadn’t. And we all know what happens when you assume.
Title: Warbreaker Series: Warbreaker (Cosmere Universe) Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Fantasy Audience: Adult ROTS Setting: Unique Universe, Cosmere, Magic, Medieval, Synopsis: Sisters Vivenna and Siri are princesses of Idris. Susebron is the God King one must marry. Lightsong is the reluctant minor god of bravery. Vasher is an immortal still trying to undo mistakes of centuries before. Magic from individual breath from everyday objects can perform all manner of miracles and mischief. Recommendation: Highly recommended.
So I have read all the books prior to this in the series but I didn’t have the time to re-read all of them before this one called to me from the audiobook library and made me listen.
Title: Bands of Mourning Series: Wax and Wayne Series; Book 3 Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Fantasy Audience: Adult ROTS Setting: Cosmere, Magic Synopsis: It’s six months after the end of Shadows of Self and Wax is getting married. Recommendation: Good book for adults or late teens. Not my favorite Mistborn novel but talked more about the Cosmere which is slowly fascinating me more and more while also driving me insane.
I was wondering if I’d be posting a review of this before you and it appears that I am. Now to get Bands of Mourning done and then on to the Stormlight Archive. It’s my goal to read the first two books before the third is published this Fall.
Title: Shadows of Self Series: Mistborn; Wax and Wayne Series; Book 2 Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Fantasy Audience: Adult ROTS Setting: UU/Cosmere, Early Industrial, Unique Magic, Steampunk/Western Synopsis: This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict. Wax and Wayne, assisted by the lovely, brilliant Marasi, must unravel the conspiracy before civil strife stops Scadrial’s progress in its tracks. Recommendation: Adult or late teen. This book is highly recommended. However I do suggest reading the Mistborn Trilogy first, but that technically isn’t required.
Just a heads up for everybody. Tor.com is giving away free copies of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson right now until tomorrow. Just put in your email address and they’ll send you an email with the link. Since I haven’t read this massive book yet I’m very happy about this and can’t wait to get started.
It’s finally happened. I read the first book of the Mistborn trilogy! If you’re newly joining us and haven’t enjoyed this delectable delight, head on over here to get caught up, because there will be spoilers!
Title: The Final Empire Series: Mistborn Trilogy; Book 1 Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Fantasy Audience: Adult ROTS Setting: UU, Unique Magic Synopsis: The Final Empire controls the known world and rules with a tyrannical iron fist. A group of professional thieves turn revolutionaries have the best chance in the last thousand years to fracture the Empires hold. Their job is near-impossible. How do you bring down a government that has stood for a thousand years? More importantly, how do you kill a god? Recommendation: Mature content with a similar reading level. Late teens would be our suggestion.
I’m slowly getting though all of Sanderson’s smaller works and I’m starting to really enjoy novella length. Short enough to read in a couple of hours, but long enough to have many of the aspects of longer novels. But I’m still struggling with short stories.
Title: Shadows for Silence in the Forest of Hell Series: Cosmere Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Fantasy Audience: Adult ROTS Setting: UU, Medieval, Magic Synopsis:When the familiar and seemingly safe turns lethal, therein danger lies. Amid a forest where the shades of the dead linger all around, every homesteader knows to follow the Simple Rules: “Don’t kindle flame, don’t shed the blood of another, don’t run at night. These things draw shades.” Silence Montane has broken all three rules on more than one occasion. And to protect her family from a murderous gang with high bounties on their heads, Silence will break every rule again, at the risk of becoming a shade herself. Recommendation: Adult or late teen.