Sixth of the Dusk by Brandon Sanderson
(Four Stars out of Five)
A novella set in Sanderson’s Cosmere universe, Sixth starts as a Stone Age adventure which morphs into futuristic science fiction.
Others might splash words over hundreds of pages, thinking they have a Jackson Pollack when all they have is a mess. Not Sanderson. With decisive wording Sanderson tells his story and gets out. The reader is left breathless: wanting more but afraid to ask what’s in store for Dusk and his people.
Excellent story telling.
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson
(4 out of 5 stars)
“Expectation is not just about what people expected of you. It was about what you expected of yourself.”
Much better than The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1), but still not quite a five. This is a coherent story, for one thing. Still a large, rambling cast–many with a full array of foibles and strengths. Everyone is flawed; some fatally so. Way too much back story on Shallan. (All the better to hide a plot reversal in.)
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