Excellent fantasy novel. Just what good epic fantasy is about.
It lost the 5th star cause of some repetitious events and dialogue but i think that would be my only complaint about the book.
I'm excited to start on the next book and i've no doubt after finishing the Mistborn books i'll try out some of Sanderson's other works.
- Quality storyline
- Well rounded and intricate characters
- Deep plot and unexpected twists.
It tugs at the emotions just enough and involves you in the story so you understand and empathise with the character's suffering. One of the best books i've read so far this year.
I particularly liked that Sanderson switched POV's to allow us varied perspectives of events.
One thing i often criticise about writers is that they use excessive physical violence, torture or rape scenes to evoke emotions from readers easily, but Sanderson shows in this book that you don't need to do this to make a reader feel for a character.
Tempted to rate it 5 stars, if it weren't for the few issues i mentioned earlier. But i may yet go back and do so depending on my outcome of the next 2 books.
On rereading, i can't believe i didn't give it the 5th star. It is so deserving. 5 Stars