Book Review: Tress of the Emerald Sea (The Cosmere) by Brandon Sanderson (four stars)
In the land where everyone screams, everyone is also slightly deaf.
Most enjoyable Sanderson tale to date. Sanderson is a master world creator. This standalone fantasy novel showcases his world-building mastery, even though it occurs in his already-developed universe, the Cosmere. Hints of science fiction. Apart from a notable exception, this story’s association to others is undetectable to average readers.
It is the sharpness of the wielder, and not the sharpness of the sword, that foreshadows mishap.
If anything better than some of his expansive epics. He still shares insights to the foibles of humanity, leavened here with humor. Do read his afterword on the origin of the tale.
“You have everything you need.”