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War  ·  1420 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: August 24th: What are you reading this week?

He by far has the widest reaching epic I've encounter. His creation of the cosmere is something that I couldn't even imagine doing with fiction. The Elantris series, the Stormlight Archives, the Mistborn Series, The Warbreaker series. The idea that in some way all of these worlds are connected, and somehow share elements is unbelievable. When Sanderson finishes his work the Cosmere is going to be the largest epic collection of all time.

rinx  ·  1420 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I love his books. His magic systems aren't too interesting or complicated by themselves in my opinion. What I love is the way he writes about them, slowly revealing more and tying off each loose end perfectly. His attention to detail is insane!

War  ·  1420 days ago  ·  link  ·  

See, but that is part of the system. His three laws encompass what magical systems have to be about. The magic itself, the limitations of that magic on people, and how that magic links with the world around it. It is because he builds magic systems like these that they work so well.