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posted by [personal profile] cathyr19355 at 03:47pm on 03/01/2009 under ,
If you read no other fantasy fiction this year, consider reading Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy:

The Final Empire.

The Well of Ascension.

The Hero of Ages.

I just finished reading The Hero of Ages, the conclusion to the trilogy, a few hours ago. I have not been this impressed by a novel, let alone an entire trilogy, in a long time. There are no weak books, and few weak sections, in the entire three-volume work, which was clearly planned from the beginning as a cohesive and powerful whole. The trilogy marries an interesting world, a unique system of magic, believable, likable characters, a compelling mystery, a convincing solution to that mystery, and genuine thought on fundamental philosophical and ethical questions such as the reason why trust is critical to human life and the function of religion.

Two of the books are available in mass market paperback, and the last, though only out in hardcover, likely will be out in paperback by the end of the year. Go and read them. Even if you disagree with part of my assessment, I'm confident that you will be moved, at least by some parts of the story.

Wow.
Mood:: 'impressed' impressed

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