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.
Next month is going to be crazy. 7 new releases, and most of those are from some pretty big authors. So many books to read so little time……thus the Thursday post.
Have you seen/played this before? You’ve got nerdy friends. One of them is bound to have this sitting in a closet somewhere.
Title: The Eleventh Metal Series: Mistborn, Cosmere Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Fantasy Audience: Adult ROTS Setting: UU, Medieval, Higher Magic (of sorts) Synopsis:This story was written specifically for the Mistborn Adventure Game, a tabletop RPG. Please keep in mind that the story was intended to help a GM bring his players up to speed on the world if they haven’t read the books. There are a few goodies for those who want to know more about Kelsier, but this story is not meant to stand wholly on its own. Recommendation: Adult or late teen. Servers as a good intro to the Mistborn setting and then followed up with the main books.
I’m reading this out of Arcanum Unbound, the Cosmere collection of shorts, but this is actually available on Mr. Sanderson’s website for free. But you really shouldn’t read it until you’ve read Elantris first. Normally I don’t read, let alone review, short stories. In this case it’s Sanderson and Cosmere to boot.
Title: The Hope of Elantris Series: Elantris/Cosmere; Short Story Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Fantasy Audience: Adult ROTS Setting: UU, Medieval, Higher Magic Synopsis: New Elantris, the faded imitation of a once great city. But for once the inhabitants don’t care. They have a purpose. When outside forces have designs of their own for this forgotten place, they’ll do what they can to keep hold of their humanity. Recommendation: Adult or late teen. The events take place during the final events of Elantris, so there are some major spoilers.