I didn't think I would like this book as much as his previous work which I had read, but thanks to a another Goodreads "enabler" I stuck it out and waI didn't think I would like this book as much as his previous work which I had read, but thanks to a another Goodreads "enabler" I stuck it out and was pleasantly surprised. I thought this book was more whimsical than the others of his I have read. Once again Brandon Sanderson creates an unique world and magical system unlike anyone else. It is a little slow getting started but that its mostly due to his need to set up the back story and characters. Once that is out of the way the book is quite entertaining . I particularly like how there are three plot lines going at once and he switches between them all keeping your interest peaked throughout the book. The character development is quite good and I found myself rooting for the "good" characters to triumph from the get go. If you want a good story with likeable as well as despicable characters, a classic good triumphing over evil tale this one should do nicely....more
Only gave this three stars because while I enjoyed the book overall it took me over a month to read this instalment. I just didn't get sucked into theOnly gave this three stars because while I enjoyed the book overall it took me over a month to read this instalment. I just didn't get sucked into the story as with the previous two. It seems to me that the third book was a rehashing of the first two, albeit with different characters introduced and some newer plot lines and some questions answered from the first two.
This series really reminds me of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. While I have enjoyed what I have read of the series there were books and long passages that made me want to give up on the series. I hope that this is the case for The Sword of Truth series. With such a long voluminous work it is inevitable that not all the writing will be stellar and not all the books will be edge of your seat page turners. That being the case (I hope) I will continue with the series due to the fact that I bought a bunch used at a really good price and chose to ignore the fact that most of the reviews I read say the series really degrades as it goes on.