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06 September 2014 @ 11:45 am
Broken Books  
I started reading Brandon Sanderson last year when i picked up Steelheart.* After that i read the Mistborn series and Elantris and Warbringer.

Then last week i finally decided to start reading "The Way of Kings".

I am about 2/3rds or 3/4ths of my way through the book. It's a new copy and this is my first time reading it. And already the spine is completely cracked in one place and starting to peek through the pages in the middle of the book.

I think Sanderson may have picked up some kind of metaphysical book binding disease from working with Jordan/Wheel of Time =P

*Actually, technically i started in 2012 when i read Legion, but although it was good for some reason that one didn't spark me to immediately go out and read more of his books.
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Khedronkhedron on September 8th, 2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
I think Sanderson may have picked up some kind of metaphysical book binding disease from working with Jordan/Wheel of Time =P

Along with the "giant 10-book series" disease? ;-)
DonAithnendonaithnen on September 9th, 2014 07:28 pm (UTC)
That's certainly also possibly true!

Has he actually announced anything about how long he plans the series to be? Or are we all presuming it's going to be huge just based on the nature of the story?
Khedronkhedron on September 9th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
I can't see where I posted about it (neither LJ nor G+?), but I had this terrible moment where I'd just finished _The Way of Kings_ and really enjoyed it, and went to read more about it and discovered the Amazon page:
From Publishers Weekly
This massive tome is the first of a 10-part epic fantasy series from relative newcomer Sanderson (Mistborn), best known for his efforts to complete the late Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. In a storm-swept world where history has dwindled into myth, self-serving aristocrats squabble over mystical weapons that render their bearers immune to mundane attacks. The ambitious scholar Shallan learns unexpected truths about the present, the virtuous aristocrat Dalinar reclaims the lost past, and the bitter and broken slave Kaladin gains unwanted power. Race-related plot themes may raise some eyebrows, and there's no hope for anything resembling a conclusion in this introductory volume, but Sanderson's fondness for misleading the reader and his talent for feeding out revelations and action scenes at just the right pace will keep epic fantasy fans intrigued and hoping for redemptive future installments.


Edited at 2014-09-09 07:36 pm (UTC)
Khedronkhedron on September 9th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
(Oh, I miss being able to make real links on G+/FB! Stupid web 2.0.)
DonAithnendonaithnen on September 10th, 2014 05:53 am (UTC)
Yes! This!
DonAithnen: blankdonaithnen on September 10th, 2014 05:52 am (UTC)
Oh my. I had been considering buying the ebook of Words of Radiance now rather than waiting until it came out in paperback, but perhaps it would be better to pace myself instead.

Of course i _could_ always finish up the Wheel of Time in the meantime :)
Khedronkhedron on September 10th, 2014 01:12 pm (UTC)
Heh. If you haven't finished WoT already, then perhaps the pacing is about right.

Sanderson, however, appears to have an amazing... I don't know if "work ethic" is right, but the man seems amazingly productive. I might actually be able to read the last book in the series before I have grandkids! (Kids now ages 2, 4.)

I read _Words of Radiance_ via the library, and really enjoyed it. But it was definitely one of those cases of recollection slowly coming back to me while I read.