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The Emperor's Soul
Interestingly, while Sanderson loved this piece, I actually didn't think it was nearly as strong as his other short fiction. The structure was interes ...more
Nov 05, 2012
Nov 06, 2012
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
This is easily Sanderson's best work to date. The last 150 pages were absolutely brilliant, and getting there was pretty excellent, too. His character ...more
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 15, 2014
The Lost Gate (Mither Mages, #1)
Quite enjoyable – indeed, a good bit better than much of what I've read of Card's in the last few years. The magic system is interesting, the characte ...more
Jun 22, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
Warbreaker (Warbreaker, #1)
The first of Sanderson's books I read, and I read it for free (as he makes it available for free on his website). I was skeptical of the man chosen to ...more
Aug 2009
May 17, 2012
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Star Wars)
The best kind of popcorn: good writing, a fun adventure, and the sort of narrative that keeps you on the edge of your seat even though you know it tur ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
Eric (Discworld, #9; Rincewind #4)
Funny and very good fun. I expect to read and enjoy more Pratchett in the future.
Jun 22, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
Like the first in the trilogy, this is splendidly written but missing a climax.
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
The Mongoliad: Book One (Foreworld, #1)
Decent. Nothing particularly amazing, but the writing was tight and the characters relatively interesting. Not sure I'm hooked enough to continue.
Mar 25, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time, #10)
Jordan himself acknowledged that the way he tackled this book was a mistake. It was an interesting idea—to watch the events of book 9 from everyone el ...more
Jan 02, 2013
Aug 01, 2011
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)
This might just be my favorite of Sanderson's Mistborn novels to date. Shorter and punchier than those of the original trilogy, this book takes on a m ...more
Apr 10, 2014
Nov 13, 2011
A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time, #14)
It wasn't perfect, there's a set of chapters a quarter of the way through that were pretty tough, and at least two major scenes that just feel missing ...more
Jan 12, 2013
Nov 13, 2011
Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time, #6)
Fascinating: a slow build to a crazy ending. Very little "happens" in terms of plot advancement, but this is still one of the most interesting books i ...more
Dec 02, 2012
Aug 01, 2011
Star Wars: Darth Plagueis
When I say, "It was okay," I mean just that. This wasn't a gem in any sense, but I was entertained and it sated my curiosity about Plagueis, as well a ...more
May 10, 2013
May 07, 2013
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
Solid writing, interesting characters, and a generally smash-up job on the plot. A really rousing conclusion would have made this a four-star book; as ...more
Feb 09, 2013
Apr 03, 2012
The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)
Sanderson's first entry is good, but his portrayal of Mat is lacking—to say the least—and his characterization much less deft than Jordan's. On the ot ...more
Jan 06, 2013
Aug 01, 2011
Overdraft: The Orion Offensive
Great fun. Nothing ground-breaking, of course, but quite enjoyable space opera in an original setting.
Jul 13, 2013
Jun 03, 2013
Elantris (Elantris, #1)
A solid first novel, but nowhere near as good as Sanderson's later stuff. Shows the potential of everything to come, and hints at his broader universe ...more
Jul 11, 2010
May 17, 2012
Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time, #11)
Love the end of this book. Lots of good stuff throughout. Not one of the very best in the series, but a good book.
Jan 03, 2013
Aug 01, 2011
Wedge's Gamble (Star Wars: X-Wing, #2)
A fun read. Not enough piloting and shooting things down out of the sky, though—even if book 3 is even worse in that regard.
May 17, 2013
Apr 03, 2012
Kenobi (Star Wars)
Excellent fun! I could do with a great many more reads like this; as far as popcorn goes, this is the best kind.
Sep 02, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time #13)
Still excellent. Better than The Gathering Storm, and a worthy setup for the final book.
Jan 07, 2013
Aug 01, 2011
The Krytos Trap (Star Wars: X-Wing, #3)
A fun bit of popcorn. It's been a few years since I read these, so I enjoyed the re-read.
May 18, 2013
Apr 03, 2012
Rogue Squadron (Star Wars: X-Wing, #1)
Stackpole's writing isn't the best, but the plotting is fun and the characters are great.
May 12, 2013
Apr 03, 2012
The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1)
Good, but dark. I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't recommend it to just anyone.
Jan 26, 2013
Apr 04, 2012
The Bacta War (Star Wars: X-Wing, #4)
I still enjoy this one, even if it's a bit silly.
May 21, 2013
Apr 03, 2012
Winter's Heart (Wheel of Time, #9)
Still love this book. Really, really excellent.
Dec 27, 2012
Aug 01, 2011
Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, #1)
Great narration work on the audiobook.
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 03, 2012
Clear and Present Danger (Jack Ryan, #5)
not set
Apr 04, 2012
Recovery (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, #6.5)
not set
Apr 03, 2012
Balance Point (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, #6)
not set
Apr 03, 2012
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