This is one of the best fantasy books I've ever read. And I've read a lot. And it has the thing that is most important to me in reading any book: deep...moreThis is one of the best fantasy books I've ever read. And I've read a lot. And it has the thing that is most important to me in reading any book: deep admiration for the characters. I can't wait for the next one to come out. But I will be reading Brandon's other books during the wait.
If you like dark fantasy, with morally-ambiguous antiheroes, you will not like this book. But if you like big stories about good and evil, with heroes you'd charge into battle with, buy and read this book now.
And Mr. Sanderson. You damn well better stay healthy and alive to finish this series.(less)
**spoiler alert** Knowing I would be soon finished with Factotum, and this series as a whole, I've been thinking about all the things I want to say ab...more**spoiler alert** Knowing I would be soon finished with Factotum, and this series as a whole, I've been thinking about all the things I want to say about this story. Well, I just finished the book minutes ago. I am not going to attempt to write the whole review now. But I do want to jot down a few thoughts.
The stories I cherish the most are those which introduce me to beloved characters that become as real as those who draw breath. The kind you dread finishing because you will be saying goodbye to those you have grown so fond of. Remember when you first read Lord of the Rings and your heart wrenched when Sam returned to his wife and child? Or when the grownup Harry, Ron and Hermione saw their children off to Hogwarts? Such stories are few and far between. And thanks to a recommendation by a worker at Half-Price books, I discovered one more.
Most of me wishes the author will continue this story. I do realize that if he does, as one reviewer has said, it may spoil the mood of these three books. This may be so. But as sad as it is to part from Rossamünd and Europe, it seems downright criminal that they should be eternally apart from each other.