A likeable, diverse cast heads this first novel in the Rain Wilds Chronicles.
Spin isn’t necessarily bad, but it isn’t necessarily good, either. It's somewhere inbetween, which isn't good enough for me to want to continue with the series.
An ambitious story, plenty of twists and turns, and a unique magic system all come together to make Mistborn one of Sanderson's best.
Honor Harrington, newly appointed commander in the Royal Manticoran Navy, sees her bright future turn dull almost immediately as she is reassigned to the most distant outpost imaginable. Through her own resourcefulness and wit, though, Honor discovers a plot to destabilize the region that may have consequences far beyond just Basilisk Station.
Shadow's Son is akin to a blockbuster summer movie that almost works. It's good entertainment, but won't leave you hungry for more.
The Eyes of the Overworld's matter-of-fact narration is easy to follow and the adventures of our "hero" are engaging. Cugel may look out for himself first and foremost, but his knack for getting himself into one ridiculous predicament after another is both endearing, laughable, and, most importantly, kept me turning the pages.
It's never a good sign when a book starts with an infodump. Wit'ch Fire was a DNF for me.
Step into the wayback machine; this tale takes place long before The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, when the First Dark Lord, Morgoth, sought dominion over all of Middle-Earth. It's an easier read than some of the other scholarly works of Tolkien and a much more enjoyable read as a result.
Seeds of Change attempts to confront many of the pivotal issues facing our society, such as racism, global warming, peak oil, technological advancement, and political revolution. How well it does this I will leave up to the reader to decide. What the anthology does deliver on for sure is a thought-provoking array of fiction that I enjoyed reading.