Title: The Way of Kings Series: The Stormlight Archive; Book 1 Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Fantasy Audience: Adult ROTS Setting: Cosmere, Magic, Big Swords Synopsis:Roshar is a world of stone swept by tempests that shape ecology and civilization. Animals and plants retract; cities are built in shelter. In centuries since ten orders of Knights fell, their Shardblade swords and Shardplate armor still transform men into near-invincible warriors. Wars are fought for them, and won by them. Recommendation: This book (& everything Sanderson) is highly recommended!
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.