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Merlin  ·  257 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Gosh darned bookthread time.


A book series that has been making me forget adulthood and crawl under the covers with a flashlight in defiance of the coming morning! Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive has me sucked into a beautifully and meticulously crafted world that I can't get enough of. I am currently on the third book Oathbringer after finished the first two. I haven't been able to find a good epic-scale fantasy in a long time. Honestly, it seems to be difficult to find new books and authors in the fantasy genre that I still find myself engrossed so wholly in. The last being The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks.

I'm really hopeful for the future of the series as well! It seems Sanderson is a powerhouse of a writer, pushing out about a book a year is quite impressive when working on the scale he does. The fact that he has plans for TEN books in the Stormlight series blows my mind. So much happens in the narrative even between the first three that I can only imagine what the final chapters could include. The characters are so varied and have enticing and believable goals with great room for growth. The world of Roshar, however, seems to be the real star of the series. The environments, landscapes, history, and magic of it has been fascinating and I sometimes find myself flipping through the pages thinking "Can I please just get a geography chapter next?! This planet has 3 different colored moons? What? tell me more!"

Anyways, I highly recommend the series. I am excited to see the other stories Sanderson has told, including the Mistborn series!